GRACEFUL ELEGANCE

The Hallberg-Rassy 53 was built for fifteen years between 1992 and 2006. 88 yachts were built. This yacht with graceful elegance offers lots of elbow space and room for comfort equipment. At the time she was introduced, in 1992, she was the largest boat ever built by the yard.

Germán Frers, yacht designer

COMMENTS BY HER DESIGNER

Comment by the designer, Germán Frers:"The Hallberg-Rassy 53 is designed with the cruising connoisseur very much in mind. She follows closely the tradition and philosophy behind my earlier Hallberg-Rassy designs. The hull shape was developed following the significant lessons learned from the intense research program carried out by our design office for the America's Cup.

Racing they say improves the breed. This is certainly the case with the 53 which, though not designed with competition in mind, benefits, particularly when sailing upwind from testing we carried out on keel and rudder shapes.

Her moderate displacement is in line with the yacht's strong construction and high level of equipment carried on board. Sail area too is generous, and coupled with the excellent stability gained from the 53´s special bulb keel, performs well, even in light winds.

The overhangs are rather generous for her type and contribute to give the yacht an aspect of graceful elegance which will be maintained regardless of the passage of time."


WELL PERFORMING BLUE WATER CRUISER

The Hallberg-Rassy 53 is not only a comfortable and well built long distance cruiser. She also performs well. Peter Harrison's HR 53 "Russe Noir" won her class in the ARC. Peter Harrison is the man who brought back England to America's Cup.

The American Hallberg-Rassy 53 "Solstice" owned by Bernie Jakits and Kate Christensen won the Bermuda Cup.


FACELIFT IN 2004

In 2004 the Hallberg-Rassy 53 became a face lift. For example she got a new transom with a new bathing platform and a new triple spreader rig.


Hallberg-Rassy 53 Data Sheet

Designer Germán Frers
CE category A - Unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 16.44 m / 53' 11"
Waterline at rest 13.35 m / 43' 10"
Beam 4.64 m / 15' 3"
Draft, empty standard boat 2.29 m * / 7' 6" *
Displacement, empty standard boat 23 tons / 50 706 lbs
Keel weight 9 000 kg / 19 840 lbs
Keel type lBulbed lead keel on deep bilge
Headroom saloon 2.04 m
* = Also available as a 30 cm more shallow draft version
Sail area with jib 131 m² / 1 410 sq ft
Sail area with genoa 148 m² / 1 593 sq ft
Air draft, ex Windex 22.4 m / 73' 6'
Engine Volvo Penta TAMD41 B HD,
later Volvo Penta D3-110
Power at crank shaft TAMD 41: 107 kW/145 HP. D3: 81 kW/ 110 HP
Diesel tank 850 litres / 225 US gallon
Fresh water tanks 1020 litres / 270 US gallon
Sail measures P= 18.4 m E=6.3 m I=20.8 m J=6.1 m
Always verify measurements on the boat directly