Swedish Luxury Boat

HALLBERG-RASSY 312 – built in 1983 (no. 228)  
by Hallberg-Rassy Yachts, design Olle Enderlein

Hallberg Rassy is known for building some of the highest quality boats around and the HR312 model allows for safe and happy sailing, no matter how rough the weather is. The Swedish boat yard is thriving and you still get spare parts or extensions for the HR312 from their webshop. See here what Hallberg Rassy says themselves about their HR312 model.

Totally overhauled and extraordinary well equipped

Totally overhauled in 2007-2009 with among others new machine, teak deck and sails.
The previous Swedish owners prepared it for a longer trip during that time (see their old blog here.
Therefore many extra on board rarely seen on a HR 312, such as e.g. Very powerful solar panels, radar,  pressurised hot and cold fresh water, indirect comfy LED lights inside, electric heating, autopilot, swimming platform, 800 VA inverter with loads of battery power (300 Ah), isolated hull, gas-powered oven, lazy jacks etc.
In 2018 a new touch-screen 9 inch Garmin plotter was installed alongside new AIS receiver and wireless wind transducer.

The boat has been sold.


L.O.A. - - - 9,42m 

L.W.L. - - - 7,70m 

BEAM - - - 3,08m  

DRAFT - - - 1.62m 

DISPLACEMENT - - -  4,9 tonnes (6 tonnes)

Deck & Hull

The boat received in 2007 a completely new teak deck. Seacocks were exchanged and also the older HR312 often leaky rudder bearings were exchanged.
In addition, the boat received in 2009 a bathing platform with foldable ladder.

  • GRP hull and superstructure,
  • Semi-long integrated iron keel with skeg,
Tiller steering,
  • New 12mm teak deck (incl. cockpit and also on cabin roof) 2007
  • New rudder bearings 2007
  • Hull under waterline, 6 new layers of gel shield (epoxy) 2009
  • All skin fittings (incl. sea cocks) under waterline exchanged 2009
  • New sea cocks for toilet 2017


The boat was equipped in 2009 with a particularly powerful new engine, which is regularly maintained by the local shipyard

  • VETUS 328, 27 hp 3-cylinder diesel engine, NEW 2009

  • Cruising speed 6 knots,
 Maximum speed 7 knots,
Sail drive to propeller Volvo Penta 120S, changed with an overhauled version in 2017.
  • Consumption only approx 1,3 liters per hour
  • New heat exchanger / cooling system 2018
  • 2 new Radial seals 2009
  • Fixed 2-bladed propeller 2017
  • Yearly professionally serviced by local boat yard


The boat has a larger battery capacity than the standard equipment and with 3 solar panels you are also autonomous for several days at the anchorage. If required, the inverter also supplies 220V electricity at the anchorage. The lighting in the cabin is almost completely redesigned to LED and especially the new indirect lighting in the pantry and the exterior windows of the salon exudes cosiness and is also energy efficient.

  • 3x54W solar panels with NAPS NC15 regulator
  • 4 x 75 Ah Acid batteries (Warta) NEW 2018
  • Starter battery NEW 2018,
 Charged from engine alternator

  • All battery cables NEW 2016
  • Most lights exchanged to LED (incl. anchor light)
  • Lots of new 12V wiring and 12 new switches/fuses

  • Victron Phoenix 800 VA invertor/4-stage charger NEW 2016

  • Shore power.


The boat has a very large diesel tank, so you rarely have to think about refueling. It was expanded in 2007 and re-sealed. In 2016, the tank opening on the top was resealed and the tank completely cleaned.

One 100 litre stainless steel fuel tank (cleaned and tightened in 2016)

  • One GRP freshwater tank (new epoxy 2009) + one polyurethane freshwater tank (new 2009): total capacity 240 litres,

  • One stainless steel holding tank.

Warm water

There is hot water on the boat and even an outdoor shower!

  • Water system
: Pressurised hot and cold fresh water + manual sea water,
  • Water heating: from mains and calorifier from engine.
  • One Isotherm calorifier 24 litres NEW 2009


All running and standing rigg was changed in 2009. The Traveler was also bought new and moved in front of the cockpit windows, thus freeing up space in the cockpit. The sails were bought new in 2007 and in 2014 I replaced the old Reckmann furling system with a new Furlex. Main haul and reffing lines are diverted into the cockpit. You can always sail safely in the shelter of the sprayhood and have a good view through the fixed windows, from which the middle can also be opened.


  • Seldén aluminium spars,

  • Furlex 204S furling system NEW 2014
  • One spinnaker pole, 
All standing and running rigging replaced 2009
  • Single-line reefing system new 2008
  • New main sheet traveller 2008 - installeld in a new position that freed up space in the cockpit
  • 3 new turnbuckles 2009 
Covers for all turnbuckles, new 2009


  • New mainsail 2007 with two full battens by Boding Sails
  • 130% genoa by Boding Sails 2007 (UV-protection new 2018)
  • New Boding Lazy Jacks & cover 2014

  • Winches: 
4 Andersen stainless steel self-tailing winches (2x40,2x12), NEW 2007-2009
  • All rope clutches new 2008


Typical of Hallberg-Rassy is the exceptionally good quality wood construction of the cabin. Here it is always cosy - even when weather is not that accomodating. The pantry and bathroom have been redesigned in 2007 - including new gas stove.

  • Sleeps five: 
Double berth in forepeak (with memory foam mattress), two single berths in saloon plus pilot berth behind navigator’s seat
Two-burner stainless steel gas cooker ENO with oven, NEW 2008 with corresponding gas bottle system professionally installed according to Danish regulations NEW 2015

  • New sea water cooled compressor for fridge and ASU-system NEW 2008
Twin sink in galley,
 One electric head (NEW 2009) with original porcelain hand basin,
  • Outside shower with pressurised hot and cold water, NEW 2009

  • Original Thermo 2500 heating system,
  • Hull isolated to keep warmth in the boat NEW 2007
  • Electrical fan heater (built-in) with thermostat NEW 2017

  • Blue corduroy upholstery, original

  • Mahogany interior
Headroom max 1.83m

Navigation & Instruments

Last year, the boat got a new modern 9-inch touch-screen Garmin plotter complete with wireless anemometer and AIS receiver. On the occasion, the tiller pilot was also connected to the plotter so that he can now steer in addition to the compass course for a fixed target route. Radar and depth-sounder are also integrated in the plotter.

Silva K121 Compass,
Garmin GPSMAP 922xs Touchscreen GPS Plotter with Northern Europe chart map mounted in cockpit NEW 2018
  • With following devices connected to:
  • AIS Receiver NEW 2018
  • Garmin gWind wireless 2 transducer NEW 2018
  • Simrad TP20 Autopilot with remote, (since 2018 also able to steer to GPS plotter course)
  • Garmin 18HD Radar – 2009
  • Depth-sounder with fish finder function
  • Navtex (needs new backup battery)
  • Log, not functioning,
  • VHF: M-Tech SX35, DSC (mast cable NEW 2015)

Ground Tackle & Anchorlift

  • DELTA 16kg anchor with 40 metres of 7mm chain – NEW 2010
ANCHORLIFT 900 electric windlass with remote – 2010

Safety Equipment:

The boat has a life raft which is mounted in a bracket at the rear and is therefore easy to deploy. If other HR312 have a liferaft, it is often mounted on the deck in front of the cockpit windows - which not only takes the view but is also impractical in an emergency, since such a part weighs easily 30-40kgs.

  • SEAGO liferaft (last serviced in 2014)
  • SEAGO 270 Airdeck dinghy, 2010
  • One manual fire extinguisher
  • One auto and one manual bilge pump
  • Upper and lower navigation lights
Running light and deck light
Guard wire, pulpit and pushpit,
  • Gas sniffer in galley,
  • Fire alarm

Other interior:

  • Lagun cockpit table,
  • 2 cockpit cushions,

  • Sprayhood with cockpit tent

  • Boarding/swim platform with ladder, NEW 2009

  • Radio/aux,
2 speakers in saloon, 2 cockpit speakers,
  • Samsung LCD screen 20”
  • Boarding ladder
  • warps, fenders,
 extra filters, impellers etc.

Galley equipment:

  • 4 dinner plates
  • 4 dessert plates
  • 4 soup/breakfast bowls
  • 4 water/wine/beer glasses
  • 6 coffee mugs
  • 1 pot (3 litres)
  • 2 grill/frying pans
  • Cutlery