The new Hallberg-Rassy 412 has been nominated to the new honorable title Sailboat of the Year in Sweden.
Out of 30 new models on the market, both Swedish and foreign, there are nine boats nominated in three different categories. The winners will be presented in February 2013. The Hallberg-Rassy 412 has been nominated in the category ”Luxury”.
All nominated boats will be tested and evaluated by a jury of sailors and experts. The deciding criteria will be sailing performance, design, innovation, interior, build quality, finish and value for money. The overall best boat will win.
The jury says about nominating the Hallberg-Rassy 412:
”This is the largest aft cockpit boat from Hallberg-Rassy and also the fastest and most technically sophisticated. She is stretched to offer a lot. She has sailing characteristics close to a performance racer. This is a completely new level for premium long distance cruisers. Newest is the Docking Assistant System, developed Push Button Sailing and the Multi Function Display in the pedestal that makes this boat impressive when it comes to innovation.”
The award Sailboat of the Year in Sweden is not to be confused with European Yacht of the Year, where the Hallberg-Rassy 412 is also nominated.