After impressing sailors in Europe for a while now, the first Swedish-built Hallberg-Rassy 412 has finally arrived in the United States, where this high-quality boat will undoubtedly attract plenty of attention. Configured with an aft cockpit, the HR 412 is designed to carry a small crew safely and comfortably either across the bay or across an ocean. To this end the standard rig flies a slightly overlapping headsail for easy handling (a self-tacking jib is also available), while a trademark Hallberg-Rassy windscreen helps protect the crew in a blow. Forward, a belowdeck headsail furler and no fewer than seven flush hatches serve to reinforce the boat’s clean lines. A gen set, washing machine, and bow and stern thrusters are all available as options.