the Hallberg-Rassy 55
The Hallberg-Rassy 55 is the new Hallberg-Rassy model for 2013. The 55 connects closely to the successful 64, with lots of natural light through large tempered glass portlights in the saloon, as well as four hull portlights and seven flush mounted skylight hatches, of which three are in the saloon alone. White painted wooden panels in the saloon alcoves further contribute to the spacious and inviting feel.
Rig for Blue Water Cruising
The rig has triple spreaders, which are only swept back three degrees resulting in extra stability and are not in the way when sailing downwind. Furthermore, there is an option for jumpstay that gives additional stability when using a permanent hydraulic cutterstay. The permanent cutterstay gives freedom and comfort for ocean crossings.
Large and well protected cockpit
Compared to the 54, the new 55 has as much as 30 cm longer cockpit. The helmsman's position is slightly elevated like on the 64. The superstructure of the 55 is lower in the forward end compared to the 54 and more elegant. As on the 64, there is no garage necessary for the sliding hatch. The top part of the side panel of the windscreen is slightly curved, as on the new 412. The steering pedestal allows space for an integrated 14 inch plotter.
Developed push button sailing
Apart from all the comfortable push-button operation you are already used to on a Hallberg-Rassy, the 55 is offered with both bow- and stern thrusters as well as backwinding genoa sheet winches.
From Sailing magazine, USA, under the section "Perry on Design":
"I like this boat. It satisfies my well-honed aesthetic requirements. No surprise considering the design is by Germán Frers... Hallberg-Rassy is one of the only production builders left who I think build a true offshore cruising boat."
See her in production
The whole boat is laid out for great comfort for a small crew, with a very bright and inviting interior. The interior is in one level throughout the boat.
A series of 55s are under construction. Please appoint a time for viewing at the yard in Ellös, Sweden. The yard is always worth a visit.
Walk-in engine room
The engine room is really worth a chapter of its own. There is a large door and a walk-in engine room. It is carefully sound insulated and perforated aluminium plates also cover the insulation. In here all the technical equipment is found: low RPM main engine, low RPM generator with soundshield, double heaters, all pumps, filters, pressure equalizer for the fresh water system, AquaDrive flexible coupling for the engine shaft, high pressure pump for the watermaker, just to mention a few. All easy to maintain, all well sound insulated. The engine room lighting is 24 v, but there is also an optional 230 v fluorescent light, with power supply from either the shore connection or the inverter. The Mastervolt inverter automatically and quickly changes between shore power and inverter, depending on what is available.
The D4-180 engine hums pleasantly and it is evident that there is a very good torque even at 1100 RPMs. You can achieve 8 knots at 1400 RPM. Strongly contributing is the efficient optional three bladed, overdrive, Gori folding propeller.
In the May 2013 issue of Yachting Monthly it says: "This big new Hallberg-Rassy is a marvelous thing. The centre cockpit has a fridge in the cockpit table so you don't need to traipse down to the galley whenever you're thirsty. There's a ship's bridge at the helm for running everything from the hydraulic main and genoa furlers and thrusters, to nav lights, push-button tacking winches and anchor windlass. These are all options, but they neatly reflect Hallberg-Rassy's love of a gadget. We especially liked the big, gas-strutted teak washboard: push down and it rises gracefully into place, then push again to lower. Down below, there's lovely mood lighting everywhere. She's designed for a couple and occasional guests, with a vast en suite owner's cabin aft, a pullman double to starboard with heads to port forward of the saloon, and a twin cabin in the bow. The saloon table is to starboard and there's a drawing room with two armchairs to port to watch TV. The chart table has a veritable library in the aft bulkhead, so no shortage of almanac space."
360 degrees virtual reality view
To see a 360 degrees virtual reality view of the Hallberg-Rassy 55 saloon, aft cabin, aft heads, supercabin, engine room and cockpit, please follow this link.
Nominated for European Yacht of the Year
The Hallberg-Rassy 55 has been nominated to the honourable title European Yacht of the Year 2013/2014 in the category "Luxury cruiser". That means that the Hallberg-Rassy 55 has been ranked as one of the most interesting and promising newcomers of its class. The nominees for European Yacht of the Year award are selected by journalists from eleven European yachting magazines.
Hallberg-Rassy 55 Data Sheet
|Designer ||Germán Frers |
|CE category ||A - Unlimited ocean voyages |
|Hull length ||16.68 m / 54' 9" |
|Waterline at rest ||14.30 m / 46' 11" |
|Beam, measured without rubbing strake ||4.69 m / 15' 5" |
Beam, measured with rubbing strake
|4.73 m / 15' 6'' |
Draft, empty standard boat
|2.30 m * / 7' 6 1/2 '' * |
|Displacement, empty standard boat ||26.3 T / 58 000 lbs |
|Keel weight ||9.75 T / 21 500 lbs |
|Keel type ||lead on deep bilge |
* = Also available as a shallow draft version
|Sail area with jib ||156.9 m² / 1 690 sq ft |
|Sail area with genoa ||181.3 m² / 1 950 sq ft |
|Air draft, ex Windex ||24.50 m / 80' 5'' |
|Engine ||Volvo Penta D4-180 |
|Power at crank shaft ||132 kW / 180 HP |
|Engine displacement ||3.7 l |
|Max torque ||500 Nm |
|Diesel tank ||900 litres / 238 US gallon |
|Fresh water tanks ||1 050 litres / 278 US gallon |
Hallberg-Rassy 55 Files & Documents