Quick Look: Hallberg-Rassy 54

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

Hallberg-Rassy

As a purveyor of robust, earnest-looking, mile-eating bluewater cruising yachts, Hallberg-Rassy has few peers, and the HR 54 simply underscores its builder's reputation. Lines by German Frers and styling in consultation with the big blue ocean give the boat its unmistakable, no-nonsense appearance while the accomodations are partitioned into practical spaces with easy and secure access from one to another.

The standard arrangement has three cabins and a choice of locations for the galley. A walk-in engine room is one benefit of the center cockpit design, another being total privacy in the aft cabin, which has a double berth and a single or day berth. Hallberg Rassy, naturally, offers several alternatives to the standard interior components.

Reflecting the power of the rig needed to drive such a comprehensively fitted out yacht, both genoa-sheet winches and one of two mainsheet winches are electric as standard.

HR 54 Specs

LOA: 54' 11"
LWL: 46' 11"
Beam: 15' 5"
Draft: 7' 7"
Sail Area: 1628'
Displacement: 58,000 lbs
Water: 273 gal
Fuel: 238 gal
Engines: Volvo D3-110 110 hp
Designer: German Frers
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