HALLBERG-RASSY 340 – UNDER SAIL
HALLBERG-RASSY 340 – EXTERNAL DETAILS
The Hallberg-Rassy 340 has a vertical bow in step with current design trends, a long waterline and a beautiful marine keel with a rounded immersed hull. The boat has an elegant integrated bowsprit, which ensures:
- an ideal position for connecting the tack angle of a code zero or gennaker
- an ideal position for carrying an anchor, with a safe distance from the hull controlled by an optional electric winch ideal for a bow ladder that will make it easy to get on or off the boat in natural harbors or low docks.
Two rudder wheels
For the first time in a Hallberg-Rassy, two optional twin rudder wheels are offered. The standard version is with one rudder. In either case, the deep cockpit offers the helmsman good side protection. The design offers an easy through of the cockpit. The length of the cockpit is 2.83 m, a full 42 cm longer than the previous 342. The design allows easy access from the transom.
The rudder, as in the successful Hallberg-Rassy 44, has twin blades. This contributes to a boat that is easily controllable in all sailing conditions, especially in rough weather. Because of the smaller surface area of each rudder, compared to a single rudder solution, rudder loads will also decrease, thus increasing the safety factor. Each rudder has dual self-adjusting bearings, making it easy to steer in all conditions.
A clean deck layout
The halyards are hidden under the deckhouse and are operated by two winches on the cockpit rail, without interfering with the external chart tables.
There will be two winches on each coaming for sail handling. This will allow for electric winches without interfering with the height below deck. There is storage space for stopper lines aft. This helps keep the cockpit tidy for lines. The deck layout is also neat and tidy, with an underdeck block for the headsail, deck hatches mounted flush and halyards running in hidden channels to the cockpit. An electric winch can also be mounted below deck.
For the first time on a boat of this size, Hallberg-Rassy offers the option of ordering a large folding swim platform. When the platform is closed, it integrates into an elegant enclosed transom. By default, there is a fixed platform aft of the helm and a step down into the water.
Modern sail plan
The sail plan is modern on the Hallberg-Rassy 340. The furler is a Furlex TD recessed into the deck. The high and low shrouds are attached to the hull with different metal plates, an invention of Hallberg-Rassy. This allows an easy passage to the deck, a good provision for the furler and to create a large stable support for the mast. A powerful 1:32 backstay comes standard. There is also the option to get a self tacking configuration. The waterline is 10.1 m, 1.01 m longer than the precursor 342.
According to Frers’ speed chart, a loaded Hallberg-Rassy 340 will register 7.31 knots in a 90-degree true wind angle with only 10 knots of true wind.
HALLBERG-RASSY 340 – INTERIOR
Lots of natural light
There are four flush mounted hatches, six opening portholes and three windows in the hull. All hatches and portholes have clear glass except for the bathroom hatch, which is milk-colored to let in light but obscure the view. Hallberg-Rassy 340 lets in plenty of natural light and good ventilation throughout the interior.
The interior is unusually airy. The sofas in the are 2.00 m long and deeper than usual. The mast position is out of the way immediately aft of the main bulkhead. Due to the special layout, the galley also contributes to the unusually generous airiness in the saloon.
The galley of the Hallberg-Rassy 340 is seaworthy and does not impede natural flow through the boat. The person in the galley does not hinder those who want to access the aft cabin. There are double deep sinks and a large refrigerator. The worktop in the galley is standard grit. Cabin doors are vented and flush mounted and have invisible hinges with built-in end caps so the door doesn’t hit the furniture.
The forward cabin is very spacious and is considered the owner’s cabin. The length of the double berth is 2.04m, 1.98m wide at the aft end and a generous 62cm at the foot end. The forward cabin of the Hallberg-Rassy 340 has two hanging cabinets of its own, two makeup cabinets, several closets and a deck hatch over the berth.
The bathroom has excellent ventilation with an opening porthole and deck hatch. The sink and surrounding surface are made of grit. The drain can be emptied to the sea or via a deck intake fitting provided as standard. The aft cabin is also spacious, with a very generous double bed, 173 cm at the top and a generous 142 cm at the bottom.
The new Hallberg-Rassy 340 replaces the 342, which was built in 329 units over 13 years. Although the 340 is larger and offers more volume than the 342, the price remains the same. At the same time, the standard specifications are adjusted to match the new expectations.
HALLBERG-RASSY 340 – DATA
|Designer||Germán Frers, Argentina|
|CE category||A – Unlimited ocean|
|Hull length||10,36 m|
|Waterline at rest||10,10 m|
|Draft, empty standard boat||1,90 m
Also available as a shallow draft version
|Displacement, empty standard boat||5,98 tons|
|Keel weight||2,3 tons|
|Keel type||Bulbed lead on deep bilge|
|Standard sail area
|Sail area optimized||66,6 m²|
|Air draft, ex Windex||16,42 m|
|Engine||Volvo Penta D1-30|
|Power at crank shaft||21 kW|
|Diesel tank||188 litres|
|Fresh water tanks||277 litres|
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