Hallberg Rassy 38

£72,000.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  277171
  • Length  ·  11.64m
  • Year  ·  1985
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 75hp, Volvo Penta MD21A (1985)
  • Lying  ·  Isle of Wight
Boatshed IOW
Boatshed IOW
Corinne Gillard

Extra Details

Designer Olle Enderlein
Builder Hallberg Rassy
Lying Isle of Wight


Engine 1 x diesel 75hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD21A (1985)
Engine Hours engine1= 3750
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Bruntons H5 autoprop (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.3 knots

50 hours use since last full engine service


Length 11.64m
LWL 10.45m
Beam 3.48m
Draft Min 1.75m
Draft Max 1.75m
Airdraft 15.75m
Displacement 8,502kg (18,746.9lbs)
Headroom 1.85m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2012)


Reefing mainsail Penrose - Inmast (2004)
Headsail Kemp Sails - Furling (2019)
Other sails Cruising chute (unknown year)

Bamar inmast furling unit refurbished 2014
Performance woven VEKTRON cruising headsail (140% genoa) new Sept 2019

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

GRP construction with encapsulated long fin iron keel built according to Lloyd´s specifications for “Certificate of Hull Construction”. There has been some evidence of osmosis found on previous inspection. Deck is GRP-sandwich construction, with polyvinylcellular plastic as core material and finished with 13mm hand laid teak.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

Accommodation in 2 cabins plus saloon. Mahogany finish with cloth upholstery and teak and holly laid floor.
Eberspacher D5 heater ducted to both cabins and saloon (new 2016)
Hot water via calorifier and 240v immersion

3 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash

Accommodation in 2 cabins plus saloon. Mahogany finish with cloth upholstery and teak and holly laid floor.
Eberspacher D5 heater ducted to both cabins and saloon (new 2016)
Hot water via calorifier and 240v immersion

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(45lb CQR, 10kg Bruce, 23kg HRG Grapnel, )
50.00m of chain
Furling lines lead aft to 4 Lewmar 46 2-speed electric winches in cockpit
Sprayhood new 2017

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Weather fax
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine suite of instruments at chart table and helm including ST60s, Wind + close-hauled, tri data units, 400 course computer & ST6001 plus controller.
Garmin map 4012 12” chartplotter integrated with Raymarine and AIS system
Furuno 1621 radar (stand alone)
Icom MC421 VHF and IC-M31 handheld VHF radio
Furuno GP-32 GPS connected to VHF
AIT 1000 class B AIS with “send” option
Furuno weatherfax

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

We continue to bring new boat listings to the market. Due to Covid-19 government imposed restrictions regarding essential movement, this listing has been created with photographs provided by the owner. Please do email us and we’ll let you know when this listing has full photography as per usual Boatshed.com standards

Hallberg-Rassy started as an amalgamation of the yards of two rival Swedish boatbuilders, Harry Hallberg and Christoph Rassy in 1972. They have always specialised in comfortable sailing boats suitable for longer voyages and the Hallberg-Rassy 38 is a fantastic example of that ideal.

202 Hallberg-Rassy 38s were produced between 1977 - 1986, making this particular boat one of the last builds before they were replaced by the HR 382. She was designed with high freeboard, low superstructure and a trademark HR fixed windscreen so voluminous below and large deck area make her comfortable for high or low latitude cruising.

She has plenty of space to sail with crew however is eminently suitable for short-handed sailing. Her inmast furling main and electric cockpit winches make sail handling easy and her hybrid keel/rudder design along with a bowthruster mean power handling in the marina is much more of a pleasurable experience than traditionally with a long keeled vessel as she can reliably be turned in her own length.

She is ashore in a good yard and so available for easy inspection as soon as the restrictions allow

The owner may consider a part exchange so please do let us know if this is of interest

These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hallberg Rassy 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 1/2 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of plans

Where have you sailed her?

Solent area

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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