1973 Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35

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Class Sails
Category Ketch
Year 1973
Make Hallberg-Rassy
Length 35'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Kemah, TX


The interior is well-designed to be used as a live-aboard or as a long-range cruiser. There is a huge amount of storage throughout the interior. In addition, all areas of the hull are accessible from inside by lifting wood floorboards or opening berths.

The V-berth in the forward cabin sleeps two, followed by the head with sink and shower on the port side and hanging locker to starboard.

The main salon features a U-shaped dinette to port which converts to a double berth. The spacious galley runs along the starboard side of the main salon. The old chart table was removed and replaced with a well-insulated refrigeration compartment.

The private aft stateroom can be accessed from its own companionway hatch in the center cockpit. 

All joinery has been skillfully and beautifully finished by Hallberg Rassy, Scandinavia's premier builder. The interior cabin woodwork and sole is solid mahogany and teak with marine plywood only being used on non-visible surfaces under cushions. The drop slides are louvered, solid teak and the sliding covers have solid teak molding.

Overall, the interior can comfortably accommodate two couples or a family with children.



The galley is located along the starboard side of the main cabin, allowing for plenty of counter and storage space.

  • 2-Burner Origo alcohol stove/oven
  • Stainless sink, pressure hot and cold water
  • Foot pump backup for drinking water
  • Chart desk removed and refrigeration compartment added with 6-10 inches of foam insulation.
  • Adler-Barber compressor 12 volt located in starboard cockpit locker, fan cooled
  • Ample dry storage and counter space


  • Depth Sounder
  • Standard Horizon AIS+ VHF radio
  • Standard Horizon CPN1010i 10 wide screen multimedia chart plotter (New Approx. 2015)
  • Standard Horizons GPS rail mount antenna (New approx. 2015)
  • Si-Tex Radar mounted on mizzen mast to interface with Standard Horizon CPN 1010i
Cockpit, Deck & Hull



  • Extended bowsprit center cockpit ketch
  • Hydraulic wheel steering with deck mount emergency tiller stored in aft compartment
  • Solid teak cockpit seating with full length bench seat on starboard side and helm seat to port
  • Deep cockpit lockers to port and starboard
  • Cockpit drains through bottom of boat through ball valve through-hulls (2015)
  • Cockpit sole has two heavy-duty opening hatches to the engine room, providing near unlimited access to all serviceable sections for the engine
  • Drop boards fore and aft, louvered and screened, sections cut on angle to exclude water
  • Thick Plexiglas spare drop boards for rainy days to allow more light
  • Dodger w/Sunbrella fabric
  • Glass windshield, center portion opens for ventilation
  • Dinghy davits
  • Swim ladder
  • Cockpit ladder access to either rear berth or to salon, no bridge deck forward, easy access


  • Length on deck approximately 40 feet, including bowsprit and davits
  • Newfound Metals stainless opening ports (2-front cabin, 2-rear cabin, 1-head), Replaced around 2015
  • (2) Opening deck hatches, double thickness Plexiglas in salon hatch and (4) other non-opening portlights
  • Salon side windows, one inch thick smoked Plexiglas (New approx. 2015)
  • Bow pulpit (solid teak) completely rebuilt by previous owner, reinforced and refinished with multiple coats of Cetol marine
  • Bob stay under pulpit replaced approx. 2015
  • MOB life sling and recovery system aft rail
  • Safety gear
  • Hull to deck joint is joined by fiberglass in the factory; hull/deck become one, solid and leakproof


  • Hull is solid fiberglass without core and is over ½ inch thick above the waterline, increasing below the waterline to several inches thick at the bottom of the keel
  • Ballast fully encapsulated in keel, no keel bolts
  • All areas of the hull are accessible from inside by lifting wood floorboards or opening berths
  • All bronze/stainless ball valve through-hulls, double clamped Lloyds approved hose (New approx. 2015)

Ground Tackle

  • 12V Lewmar electric windlass, cockpit switch control
  • 75 HT chain, +100 feet nylon rode (New approx. 2015)
  • 20kg Bruce anchor
  • Extra heavy duty anchor roller (New approx. 2015)
  • Chain stopper
  • Danforth anchor as backup, various mixed chain/line rodes
Sails & Rigging


  • Profurl roller furling system for main and mizzen. All lines lead to cockpit. Raise, lower, and reef from the cockpit
  • Schaefer furling system for Jib (New approx. 2015)
  • Spare Genoa
  • Standing rigging (New approx. 2015)
  • Schaefer main sail track
  • In-mast roller furling mainsail
  • In-mast roller furling mizzen sail
  • Spinnaker, pole, dousing sock
  • Color coded running rigging for sheet lines
  • Mast steps on both main and mizzen, folding on mizzen, folding on bottom main, rounded fixed top
  • (2) Lewmar 40 self-tailing winches - Jib sheets
  • (2) Harken 16 self-tailing winches - Cockpit
  • (2) Lewmar non self-tailing winches on main & mizzen mast
  • Various winch handles


  • House bank (6) 12 volt Trojan deep cycle SCS 150 batteries, 600 amp hour total capacity (2012)
  • Independent engine starting battery
  • All battery bank wiring and fuses, approved terminals and adhesive shrink wrap protection to eliminate corrosion was replaced approx. 2015
  • Blue Sea DC panel, approved line fuses and blocks
  • Extra wires run to both ends of boat for future additions
  • Microlog AC panel,
  • Xantrex 20a battery charger
  • Xantrex inverter
  • Xantrex echo charger for starting battery
  • Xantrex Link Pro battery monitor
  • Two Siemens solar panels mounted on cabin top forward of windshield, charge control unit
  • LED running lights (New approx. 2015)
  • LED berth lights, kitchen lights, salon lights (New approx. 2015)
  • Fans in Salon
Mechanical & Plumbing



  • Yanmar 4JH2-THE diesel, gear model KBW21, turbocharged, 75 HP (1723 Hours as of 6/2018)
  • Fresh water cooled, raw water strainer
  • Shaft Drive-saver
  • Dripless shaft seal (2011), accessible through aft cabin floorboards
  • Cutlass bearing (2011)
  • Bronze prop, non-feathering and a spare prop
  • Cruising speed 7+ knots at about .8 gallon/hr.
  • Expected range under power approximately 750 miles
  • Racor fuel filter with in-line backup filter, bypass valve selector, auxiliary fuel pump and all tools needed for engine/filter work mounted in holder in engine space
  • Engine access both via cockpit floor (over two inches thick) where twin locking doors (teak and mahogany) open to expose entire engine compartment and by hatch behind stairs.
  • Shift levers (throttle/transmission) on right side of cockpit
  • Easy change impeller kit installed; can do impeller change in a couple of minutes

Tanks & Plumbing

  • Fuel; 75 gallons (diesel), in keel
  • Fresh water; two tanks, 1-fiberglass in bilge area, (100 gallon), 1-plastic (20 gallon) in bottom of starboard compartment. All water, fill and vent hoses replaced approx. 2015.
  • Port installed in top of main water tank to clean and provide more access
  • Holding (plastic, new in 2015) 20 gallon, port compartment mid-ships
  • All holding tank piping and hoses new approx. 2015
  • Isotemp water heater, 120V or engine heat (New approx. 2015)
  • Pressure water via Shurflow pump (New approx. 2015) with inline filters. All water hoses new approx. 2015
  • Foot pump for fresh water at kitchen sink

Bilge Pumps

  • Located in deep well under salon stairs forward of engine
  • Rule 500 routine pump
  • Rule 3700 emergency pump
  • Whale emergency hand pump located in right cockpit locker
Broker's Disclaimer

The Listing Brokerage Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel regardless of information provided. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat. All the yacht brokerage agents at the listing company are Independent Contractors.

Contact Information

David Jackson CPYB

34 Years Experience in Professional Yacht Sales

Licensed and Bonded Florida Yacht Broker

  • Cell: (713) 806-8953
  • E-mail: David@LittleYachtSales.com
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 4JH2-THE Turbocharged
Engine Year 2010
Total Power 75hp
Engine Hours 1723
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1973 Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35

Classic Center Cockpit Design w/Great Interior Layout for a Live-Aboard or Coastal Cruising!

Clean Yanmar Diesel Engine, 75 HP; Great Engine Access

Solar Panels w/Charge Control Unit

Updated Standing Rigging

Profurl In-Mast Mainsail & Mizzen Roller Furling

Spinnaker, Genoa

Updated Through-Hulls

Updated Plexiglas Salon Side Windows, Opening & Non-Opening Ports, Opening Hatches

Updated Dodger w/Glass Windshield

Electric Lewmar Windlass w/Cockpit Switch Control

Well Insulated Refrigeration Added to Galley

AIS, Multimedia Chartplotter, Radar & More

Dinghy Davits

Carries 120 Gal of Fresh Water

20 Gal Holding Tank, New Approx. 2015

And MUCH More!

These fine vessels are seldom on the market and when they are, it's not for long and all for good reason. The Swedish built Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35 is of legendary quality. The designer, Olle Enderlein, was well-known as the leading designer of elegant yachts in the 1960s. Through the years, these boats have proven to be fully blue water capable. They are solid, sea-

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