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Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35


Afloat in full commission in East Sussex


Hallberg-Rassy Varv AB, Ellos, Sweden






34' 6"

Sail area

500 sq ft

Brief details


27' 7"



The Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35 is a long-keeled centre-cockpit yacht with a fixed windscreen. Although a genuine sailing yacht she also has a powerful diesel. This is one of the last built, and is in remarkably good condition for her age. She is well equipped for cruising with bow thruster, wind generator, davits for dinghy and has had synthetic teak decks fitted.


10' 0"


2 plus saloon


4' 3"




12,100 lbs


Yanmar 4JH4E diesel


5,500 lbs



Keel type

Long keel with encapsulated cast iron ballast


The Rasmus 35 was designed by Olle Enderlein, whose other designs included many Hallberg-Rassy, plus yachts for Swan, Najad and Shipman. The first two Rasmus 35s were built by Christophe Rassy in mahogany in around 1967, but from hull no 3 the yachts were entirely GRP, with solid laminated hulls, and decks with vinyl core material. These were probably the first sailing yachts to have fixed glass windscreens, a design feature that has since become a feature of many Scandinavian yachts. The earlier Rasmus 35s were thus Rassys, not Hallberg-Rassys.


In 1972 Christophe Rassy bought out Harry Hallberg’s competing boatyard in Ellös. As the Hallberg brand was by far the most well-known with its four designs and the Rassy yard only had the Rasmus, the new company was named Hallberg-Rassy.

760 Rasmus 35s were made during twelve years between 1967 and 1978. The name "Rasmus" is the God of Winds in Germany. The boats were offered with sloop or ketch rigs, and a choice of a full fixed wheelhouse top with a wheel under the wheelhouse, or just windscreen and sprayhood with a wheel aft in the cockpit. Hulls were also sent to the UK to Freeman Yachts, who fitted them out and sold them as Nab 35s, all with fixed wheelhouse.


The Rasmus 35 stayed in production until around 1979/80, by which time the Hallberg-Rassy 352 had appeared, another long-running model which was beamier, and thus managed to fit in an internal access to the aft cabin. The 352 was also a fin and skeg hull instead of a long keel.

This yacht is a Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35, hull no 709, with sloop rig and windscreen plus a full "camper" canvas cockpit canopy. She has been re-engined with a Yanmar, and fitted with a Vetus bowthruster. She has a good inventory and the decks, which were probably originally teak, have been refinished with synthetic teak.

  Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35 for sale

Yachtsnet photographs August and September 2019
(photos under way as yacht left marina berth for passage)

  Bowthruster running

Above: the bowthruster is clearly an advantage leaving a fairly tight marina berth

  Motoring - quarter
  Moored - about to leave berth
  Go to selected larger photos
  HR Rasmus 35 for sale - saloon
Accommodation plan
Motoring -- owners photo
Forecabin as vee-berth

The forecabin has two vee-berths each 84" long "on the vee" with an infill making the berth a double 78" fore and aft and also 78" at it's widest aft.

Saloon table

Saloon headroom is just over 72" aft, dropping to 69" forward by the heads.
The saloon table can drop to make another double 80" by 40".
Eberspacher blown hot air heating is installed.

The item wrapped in plastic on a bracket on the bulkhead
is a TV set, unused by the present owner.

Saloon aft - Rasmus 35 for sale
Chart table

There are no instruments at the chart table: all are in the cockpit.

The grey box is an AIS transponder

Aft cabin
Aft cabin looking forward
Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35 for sale

The decks were fitted with 'Permateek' synthetic teak in winter 2010//11

Bow detail
Deck aft



Photographs August and September 2019


Cockpit forward
Cockpit aft

This yacht was built in Sweden in 1979 and originally owned in Norway. She was brought to the UK in 1992 at which
time she had her original 55 hp Volvo Penta MD21A engine. This has since been replaced by a 55 hp Yanmar 4JH4E,
which must have been after 2004 to 2006, which was when this model Yanmar engine was produced.
The yacht has also subsequently been fitted with a Vetus 3 hp bowthruster.

Owners photo under sail
Aft deck and davits
Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35 for sale
rochure photo
Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35 for sale
Beam view
Rasmus 35 for sale

This is a really well looked after example of these near-classic cruising yachts.
She is at present (winter 2019/20 still regularly being sailed from her home port in Sussex.


Engine details

Yanmar 4JH4E 4-cylinder 2.19 litre diesel, freshwater cooled. Engine hours probably under 1,000, as reportedly 560 hours in early 2018. Hour counter display not working - as is almost universal with these Yanmar and Volvo units after a few years. Last serviced July 2019

Bow thruster

Vetus 3 hp bow thruster with control at binnacle

Fuel tank capacity

75 gallons in keel tank (capacity as quoted in HR owners manual)


three bladed fixed on shaft drive with PSS shaft seal


5 x batteries

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator, shorepower charger and Rutland wind generator (fitted 2019). Smartgauge battery management system.

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, Selden alloy spars and rod kicker: age of spars not known but are relatively modern and not original from 1979. S/S standing rigging from February 2009


Fully battened main, 3 slab reefing points, good condition with stackpack type cover and lazyjacks


Roller genoa, good condition

Genoa furling

Furlex 200S

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 40 two speed self-tailing

Halliard/reefing winches

2 x Lewmar halliard winches on mast and Lewma7 7 reefing winch also on mast

Bower anchor

15 Kg Rocna with approx 50 metres 3/8" chain

Kedge anchors

CQR and Bruce

Anchor windlass

Simpson-Lawrence vertical axis electric windlass with remote control




Simrad AP20 with hydraulic ram

Steering compass

Sestrel on binnacle

Warps & fenders

4 warps and 6 fenders


Full cockpit "camper" cover with windows, dodgers. Full set of tailored winter covers.

Navigation Equipment and instruments




Garmin 5008 8" colour plotter


Garmin AIS600 transponder


Simrad Isis

Depth sounder

Simrad Isis



Simrad Isis - NB: not showing windspeed

VHF radio

Standard Horizon Eclipse with DSC

Radio receiver

Pioneer radio/CD player

Safety/emergency equipment


Horseshoe with danbuoy and light

Radar reflector

Mast mounted

Bilge pump

Manual and electric pumps


Fire extinguishers


Cabin layout

Forecabin, heads, saloon and aft cabin

Cabin heating

Eberspacher blown hot air diesel cabin heating and water heating



Water tank capacity

75 gallons in keel tank (capacity as quoted in HR owners manual)


Two-burner, grill and oven, gas


Refrigerated coolbox


Jabsco. Currently plumbed straight to sea, but a S/S holding tank probably about 40-50 litres capacity is fitted though not connected.





Tinker inflatable on davits


Mercury 3.5 four stroke - new 2019

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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