Swiftsure Yachts

Hallberg-Rassy 412


The Hallberg-Rassy 412 is the largest aft cockpit Hallberg-Rassy ever built. She offers the option of twin or single aft cabins, one or two heads and a large cockpit. There are also comfort options such as gen set, washing machine, bow- and stern thrusters. At the same time she performs like a goddess. Hallberg-Rassy 412 combines speed and comfort.

Designer: Germán Frers

Hull Length: 41′ 5″
Beam: 13′ 6″
Draft: 6′ 7″

Displacement: 24,400 lbs

Ballast: 8,830 lbs

Engine:  Volvo Penta D2-75
Fuel Capacity: 91 gallons
Water Capacity: 182 gallons


Although she is a comfortable cruising boat, she wins races in tough competition. In Tjörn Runt, one of the largest inshore races in the world, the 412 not only won her class among 48 boats, she was even first to finish in her class, among racing boats. This means she is the fastest, both on calculated an on actual time. The winning boat had in-mast furling with FatFurl. While others talk the talk, this one walks the walk. This shows that a comfortable cruising boat can win the most demanding race.


Halyards are hidden under the coach roof and are handled by two winches on the cockpit coaming, without interfering with the exterior chart tables. This solution makes it possible to achieve Hallberg-Rassy typical Push Button Sailing with optional electric halyard and control winches, without disturbing the interior, even with a traditional non-furling mainsail. There are two big exterior chart tables in teak. It goes without saying that the cockpit is well protected by a windscreen that blends perfectly into the lines of the yacht.

There are no less than seven large deck hatches, all flush mounted so that the glass is level with the coach roof or the teak deck.

The genoajib furler has an under deck mounted drum to get clean deck lines. The optional electric anchor windlass is also mounted under deck.

The aft cockpit is very generous; 312 cm long with 264 cm long seats. As standard, there is an elegant teak cockpit table on the pedestal. As an option, there is a large fixed cockpit table available. The wide steering pedestal has space for many buttons, instruments and a 12 inch plotter. The leather covered steering wheel is a large 122 cm diameter. The steering is directly linked, for a precise sailing experience. There is an option for a bimini top.


The modern sail plan is made for easy handling, with its greater mainsail and only slightly overlapping genoajib. There is an option of a self tacking jib. A powerful backstay tensioner is fitted as standard. The rig has triple swept-back spreaders, the top shrouds go out to near the toe rail and the lowers are positioned close to the superstructure. That gives an easy passage on deck, good sheeting possibilities for the headsail, as well as ideal support for the mast. An optional code zero or gennaker is flown between the masthead and a removable bowsprit.

Heavy lead keel on deep bilge

The lead keel has a heavy bulb and weighs 4 tons. The keel is bolted onto a deep bilge, for both strength and comfort. The rudder is deep and with good rudder bearings for good feel and control even under tough conditions. The hull has an integral rubbing rail.


There are several interior options available, including classic mahogany or bright European oak, one or two aft cabins, one or two heads, and armchairs or sofas in the saloon

Bright and welcoming interior

Below deck the interior is roomy and bright. The saloon is bathed in natural light. There are double large skylights in the saloon, and the boat has four hull portlights, of which two are in the saloon. Hull portlights give you good contact with the surroundings while seated. All side port lights are opening and the same large size as on the Hallberg-Rassy 54. The galley is big, U shaped and seagoing. Both sofas in the saloon are a full two metres long. There are options of one or two heads. There are options of one or two separate showers with PlexiGlass doors.

Generously sized engine

The engine is a generously sized 75 HP with 340 litres of fuel, which gives a long cruising range.

Popular in the press

The magazine Sailing Today from the UK writes: “The Hallberg-Rassy 412 is one of the yard’s quicker models, but still retains the excellent build quality and craftsmanship of this well-respected marque of bluewater cruisers.”