35' Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus Hardtop

  • Year: 1971/72
  • Current Price: $54,900 (reduced)
  • Located in Portland, ME
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel



Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Builder / Designer

Builder: Hallberg-Rassy                  Designer: O. Enderlein


LOA: 34' 6"
Displacement: 13,600 lbs.
Ballast: 5,500 lbs.

LWL: 27' 7"
Draft: 4' 4"
Beam: 10' 2"
Bridge Clearance: 44' 6"

Engine: Volvo
Hours: 350 (est.)

Engine HP: 75
Cruising Speed: 7.0 knots @ 2200 rpm
Engine Model: rebuilt 1997
Max Speed: 8.0 knots @ 2600 rpm

Fuel: 60 gallons

Water: 70 gallons Holding: 9 gallons

Chantey was featured in a Cruising World article, and lives up to Hallberg-Rassy's reputation for building sturdy Swedish cruisers for the rigors of the North Atlantic. Its overbuilt '70s solid fiberglass hull provides the foundation for a thoroughly refitted and comfortable boat that will outshine boats 25 years younger in any harbor. Her shoal draft is especially well-suited for the Chesapeake, the Keys, and the Bahamas. She's a terrific sailor in a breeze, and a powerhouse motor-sailor, when you need to get home in any weather in safety. Upgraded by a previous owner of three Rasmus 35s, and finished by the current owner, who has added radar, chartplotter, and other upgrades, the boat is ready to cruise anywhere. A hard dodger and full canvas center cockpit enclosure make this boat a three-season sailor's dream. Chantey is as well-equipped as any Hallberg-Rassy 35 currently on the market, and looks as good as most boats a fraction of her age. The current owner must sell due to reasons of health after only a few months of ownership. Don't pass up this opportunity to own one of the great "classic plastic" boats of our era.

NOTE: Some photos were taken before 2005 updates (radar pole, JRC 1800 radar/chartplotter display at helm, boarding ladder, cockpit table, teak refinishing, etc.) Click on any photo for enlarged version.


Chantey sleeps four in two separate cabins, plus two in a convertible, for six berths.

From forward to aft--a queen-size vee-berth, then a head compartment with lavatory and shower to port with Lewmar opening port. Across from the head to starboard is a large hanging locker. The main salon area has a full 6' 2" headroom and features a full-length galley to starboard, ending with a navigation station. A large table with U-shaped settee is to port and makes into a double berth with leecloths.

Access to the aft cabin is walkover through the cockpit and down companionway, for total privacy. The aft cabin has two berths with leecloths and stowage outboard with Lewmar opening ports.

Additional features - new headliner in the main salon (new Ultrasuede cushions), and new headliner in the aft cabin and under the hard dodger with mahogany accent strips. Brass oil lamp in the main cabin, teak binocular box, VHF radio box, and teak cabin sole in the aft cabin. New teak and holly sole in the main salon.


The galley is equipped with a SeaFrost 12-volt refrigerator (2001), and has both top loading and side loading access. Pressure hot and cold water systems. Origo non-pressurized alcohol stove with oven (2002), fume detector, stainless steel sink, and Swan stone countertops (2001) Additional cabinet spaces have been added above the navigation area. Plumbing is still in place for restoration of propane system, if preferred. New solid birch drop-leaf table for dining in cockpit.


  • Raytheon 5000 hydraulic autopilot
  • Datamarine wind machine
  • JRC 1800 radar / chartplotter, with chip for northeast US (2005)
  • Garmin 120 GPS (2000)
  • Raytheon tri-data: depth, speed, and temperature (2000)
  • Ritchie 5" compass (2001)
  • JVC CD player with cockpit and salon speakers (2000)


  • 12v. panel with gauges
  • Shore power and 50' cord, AC outlets throughout
  • 100 amp Balmar alternator (dual output) with 3-stage voltage regulator
  • 4 deep-cycle marine batteries with switch (2005)
  • 15 amp battery charger
  • GPE 1000 watt inverter(2005)

Deck & Hull

  • Bottom stripped and epoxy barrier-coated (1999)--four coats with copper additive
  • Pearl gray Awlgrip (1999) hull with custom stainless rub strake
  • New light gray cockpit enclosure with windows, zippered in four parts for diverse configurations
  • New light gray cockpit cusions
  • Bow pulpit with rails
  • Stainless transom boarding ladder (2005)
  • Yacht Specialties Northwest stainless radar pole (2005)
  • All external teak refinished (2005)
  • Windshield with wiper and cockpit hardtop
  • Cockpit locker to port with cockpit insulated icebox
  • Very deep cockpit lazarette to starboard
  • Pedestal helm (hydraulic) with binnacle and compass
  • Second wheel under hardtop to port with instrument array

Sails & Rigging

Chantey is equipped for cruising. Aluminum spar stepped on deck, stainless wire standing rigging, Schaeffer roller furling (2000) Strong sail track (2004) - mast height is 44'6", 140% roller furling genoa, main with jiffy reefing system, North sails gennaker with snuffer. All sails in very good condition. 2 Lewmar # 40 self tailing winches (2001), 1 Lewmar # 30 CST main halyard winch (2001), 1 Enkes deck winch, internal main and genoa halyards with mast mounted winches, spinnaker halyard, spare internal genoa halyard, boomvang, telescoping whisker pole.


Mechanical Equipment & Engine Details

Dual hydraulic wheel steering, with hydraulic auto-pilot integration. Fresh water cooling system on engine, fuel filters, raw water sea strainer, electric auxillary fuel pump, engine and mounts replaced in 2000, some engine spare parts. 1979 Volvo diesel (model MD21A) 75 horsepower engine rebuilt in 1997 with approximately 350 hours. New engine compartment sound insulation, new hoses and wires. Immediate access to entire engine room through cockpit sole "barn doors", as well as from starboard locker. Propeller shaft and cutlass bearing replaced (1997).


Miscellaneous Equipment

Coast Guard safety package, fenders, fender covers, and lines, jackets/life rings, navigation lights. Ground tackle includes one 35 lb CQR with 150' chain and Danforth with 250' 1/2" nylon rode (marked). Lewmar electric windlass for chain or rode with controls at bow or from under hard dodger. Flag halyards, 1 automatic and 1 manual bilge pumps, manual head with holding tank and electric macerator pump, deck pump out, or pump directly overboard (2005). Hot & cold water cockpit and aft deck shower (2001) and emergency tiller. Brass ship's clock, brass barometer. Equipment included but not yet installed: shower sump-pump system for head shower, and Flojet saltwater washdown pump.

NOTE: Framed wood-print in salon does not convey with sale.



Chantey was surveyed in Spring, 2005. A separate engine survey was completed by McDonnell Diesel in CT. Both surveys can be made available to purchaser. The engine was found to be in excellent condition.

This is a wonderful shoal-draft boat, currently hauled out in Portland, Maine, and she is ready to cruise immediately to your chosen destinations. 

Direct your inquiry to:

Darrell Taylor           
TEL: (207) 879-0950