First on the water

Hallberg-Rassy’s latest aft cockpit boat addition, the Hallberg-Rassy 400, has officially made its aquatic debut.

21 July 2021


Swedish shipyard Hallberg-Rassy has confirmed that one of its upcoming models, the 12.19-metre Hallberg-Rassy 400, has hit the water.

Most distinctive about this new model is its large cockpit featuring twin helms – an edition that allows for easier access in and out – and ample space on the pedestal for buttons and displays. Hallberg-Rassy has expressed that this increased cockpit size is, alongside the deck locker storage, is larger than that on the discontinued 412.

The coaming of the Hallberg-Rassy 400 is also wide enough to provide flexibility, enabling the owner a choice for seating to be on top of said coaming or at bench level. The tell tails of the headsail are remarkably easy to see from the helmsman’s position while a fixed high gloss varnished teak table is available.

Control lines are lead in a concealed way to the cockpit coamings, allowing for the implementation of electric winches without sacrificing interior space.


Bins for excess ropes, so the cockpit is always clean and tidy, are also present. The main sheet track is conveniently located in front of the windscreen.

The rig is considered both modern and easy-to-handle, while the headsail is only slightly overlapping and easy-to-tack. The option for self-tacking has also been confirmed as included.

The bowsprit has been integrated with the hull and deck as standard, supporting its potential as an excellent tack point for a gennaker, mount for a bow ladder with platform and stowage for an Ultra bow anchor.

The interior of the Hallberg-Rassy 400 follows a motif of flexibility with the choice of either one or two heads and two or three sleeping cabins. The forward cabin is available in three different layouts, including a double bed with, or without, a toilet, shower and space for a washing machine and owner’s cabin – a first a Hallberg-Rassy aft cockpit boat.

The saloon is available with L sofa and settees or L sofa and armchairs. For the first time with an aft cockpit Hallberg-Rassy, the washboard for the entrance is available with gas springs.

The first hull will be presented at Sweden’s Open Yard boat show from 27–30 August 2021.

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