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2004 Hallberg-Rassy HR53

2004 Hallberg-Rassy HR53
Make: Hallberg-Rassy
Model: HR53
Category / Type: Sail / Cruiser (Sail)
Length: 53'11''
Year / Condition:
2004 / Used
Location: , UK
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All interior joiner work is in light teak with a very hard two-part silk matt finish. Overhead in saloon has light panels with teak strips & light lining in remainder Interior with light cream colored leather upholstery in saloon and cabins with berths in upgraded high grade upholstery. Light beige curtains for all ports and skylights. The cabin sole is teak with inlaid holly strips. 

Forward Cabins and Head: The forward cabin has a v-berth with stowage below and lockers above berth and hanging locker. There are reading lamps, lee clothes, and two overhead hatches. Access to the windlass motor is inside the locker forward and above the berth.  There is good headroom.

Second guest cabin is to starboard with upper and lower berths, lockers above, and hanging locker. Both berths have lee clothes and reading lamps. There is an overhead hatch.

The forward head is to port with bulkheads in white Formica, a Corian wash basin, a large mirror, good lighting and ventilation, and teak grating. There is a large separate shower stall with curtain and shower sump pump. The marine electric toilet empties into with stainless steel holding tank with deck outlet or gravity feed to through the hull. Special non-diffusing discharge hoses are used.  

In the foreward passageway there is a large storage area beneath the cabin sole.

Saloon:  The starboard is L-shaped settee and has large stowage lockers behind and under. There is a folding teak table with center storage that easily seats 6-8 people. Additional seating by two teak director chairs. There are two easy chairs with storage behind and under. There is adjustable indirect valance lighting on the perimeter and below the ports that give the cabin a warm appealing glow in the evenings.  There are dimmers for the overhead lamps.  Headroom is 6' 8".  

Galley:  There is a large galley aft of the main saloon along the port side.  There is additional storage under the galley floor.

  • Force 10 European Std. propane stove (with larger oven)
  • 2 aluminum 6 kg with reduction valve and fittings
  • Corian counter tops
  • Large refrigerator and freezers
  • Extra deep stainless steel double sinks
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Teak spice shelf
  • Lockers for pots and pans, dishers, cutlery, bread board, and waste bin
  • Electrolux EMM 1260 microwave oven 230v
  • 21 gallon domestic water heater and heating from engine
  • Fresh water manifold distribution including carbon filter system

Master cabin with ensuite head and shower  is aft with island queen bed with vanity/desk.  New custom upgraded mattress with inner springs and pillow top (cost $2,500).  The mattress is split to allow easy access to battery boxes under the berth. There is a book shelf.  Hella LED lights. And there is a small sofa to port.  This cabin has Frigoboat 12,000 BTU Frigoboat air conditioning.

Heating Cooling and Ventilation: There is good natural ventilation through five opening hatches all with curtains, 15 ports (14 opening) with curtains, six Dorade and two Electrolux vents in each head. There are two diesel fired forced hot air heaters and rev. cycle air conditioning. Eleven 24v Hella fans strategically placed throughout interior including the engine room to help ensure maximum comfort. Mosquito nets are available for all hatches. All lockers are equipped with louvers or vents.

Entertainment System:  

  • Bose entertainment system Life Style 35 Surround sound (6 speakers)
  • Sony 26" HD wide screen TV in saloon
  • Sony 20" HD TV in master cabin
  • Pioneer DVD player in master cabin
  • Stereo/CD/Radio with an additional 2 speakers in aft cabin
  • Sea and Symphony stereo loudspeakers in cockpit

Other Features:  Minisafe, 3 Ocean Air Skyscreens, Hella Turbo 24v fans in all cabins, lee cloths for all berths and main saloon settee. Nav. station with new Hella LED lights. New 2010 cream leather upholstery throughout.

Navigation and Communications
  • Icom M802 SSB with insulated backstay and MK1 and MK3 grounding plates
  • Icom AT-140 antenna tune
  • Icom M602 VHF radio with command mic in cockpit and external hailer speaker on mast
  • Loudspearker for VHF radio in cockpit
  • Motoral 9505 Iridium telephone with data kit and external antenna on radar pole
  • Furuno 208 Weatherfax (including grounding and excl. of antenna)
  • ICS Nav 6 Plus Navtex (518 and 490 kHz)
  • RR Pacific All-in-One Antenna (DSC/GSM/VHF/TV/SSB/AM/FM) with filters for Navtex and Weather fax
  • Raymarine ST60 speed, depth, wind, and multi in cockpit
  • Raymarine ST60 multi at nav. station and aft cabin
  • Raymarine 4KW open array radar on pole aft
  • Two Raymarine GPS
  • AIS, West Marine (transmit/receive)
  • Raymarine E120 radar/plotter display in cockpit
  • Raymarine E80 radar/plotter display at nav. station
  • Raymarine ST7001 G+ autopilot with two linear hydraulic drives (Pilot #1)
  • Raymarine ST7001 G+ autopilot with Whitlock electric drive in engine compartment (Pilot #2)
  • Blipper radar reflectors on mast
  • Anchor lights and tri-color with LED bulbs

  • Westerbeke 6KW 220v diesel generator with 3,160 hrs.
  • 24v/200 amp/hr alternator for 24v house bank (plus spare alternator)
  • 12v 100 amp/hr alternator
  • Two Mastervolt Battery Charger 24v / 50 amp 230v 50/60 hz
  • Mastervolt Battery Charger 12v / 25 amp 230v 50/60 hz
  • 14 AGM batteries 810 amps 24v total
  • Sterling smart regulator and remote control
  • 120 amp-hr AGM battery for start engine start
  • Emergency cross over switch for engine start
  • 12v and 24v socket outlets throughout the boat
  • DCC4000 Battery Control unit
  • Solar Panels (above bimini and above dinghy davits (550 watts total)
  • Solar Boost 3024DI regulator
  • Electec D400 Wind generator
  • 220v shore power with earth circuit breaker
  • 220 v socket outlets throughout the boat
  • Magnum 4.1 kw Inverter (new fall 2011)
  • Mastervolt Mass Sine 24/2500 230v inverter

Hull Construction

This Hallberg-Rassy yacht was delivered with a CE certificate and a CE plaquette for category A (Unlimited Ocean Voyages). The GRP hull and deck are laminated in an HR owned factory for ultimate quality control using isophtalic polyester and NGA gelcoat using hand lay-up method. The hull is insulated above water line with Divinycell PVC foam against heat and cold and with built-in longitudinal and athwartships stringers. There is a solid external lead keel fastened with 17 stainless steel keel bolts. Rudder in GRP, rudder shaft in 80 mm stainless steel. Heavy cast bronze rudder fittings. 

Deck Equipment
  • Hardtop with laid teak on roof, hard windscreen with opening center window and teak handhold on top and sides
  • Textilene covers for hardtop windows.
  • Sprayhood extention for hardtop (full cockpit enclosure)
  • Bimini (new fabric 2010) on stainless steel frames with removable rear and side curtains
  • Full boat beige colored sun awning in two parts (from forestay to backstay)
  • Varnished washboards and outer chart tables
  • Additional custom stainless steel security washboards
  • Additional stainless security bars on all hatches
  • Wichard safety harness clips in cockpit
  • Drink holder on binnacle
  • Teak cockpit folding table
  • Whitlock wheel steering with Cardan linked rod and leather covered wheel
  • Cockpit length 7' 3"
  • Blue cockpit cushions
  • Large dry cockpit locker to starboard with washboard storage
  • Canvas cover for wheel, binnacle, and teak table
  • Teak grate on cockpit floor
  • Sidesteps on cockpit coaming
  • Main anchor Delta 88 lbs. with 270 ft. of stainless steel chain (new 2007)
  • Flojet 13 litres / min. deck wash pump
  • Folding bow boarding ladder
  • Wichard tie down deck fittings for dinghy
  • Life lines (jacklines) in webbing with deck fittings
  • Opening lifeline gates port and starboard
  • Teak pushpit seats
  • Two life buoys in holders
  • Dan buoy
  • BFA IOR/ORC 8 person liferaft in container (serviced May 2007)
  • Deck scuppers that drain at waterline
  • Aft lazarette lockers with gas struts
  • Shower (hot and cold pressure water) on bathing platform
  • Divided swim ladder on stern
  • Outboard motor bracket on pushpit
  • Teak flag pole 
  • AB 10 VS rib (2009) with Yamaha 15 hp outboard
  • Witthall Impact stainless steel dinghy davits (350 lbs) with frame to hold solar panes
  • Integrated rub rail with stainless steel rubbing strake
  • Stainless steel strakes mooring and spring cleats

Engine and Mechanical Details
  • Walk-in Engine Room with 220 v fluorescent and 24 v lights
  • Gori 24" 3 blade 2 speed folding prop
  • 10 hp bow thruster
  • Spare 24" fixed blade prop
  • Ambassador 3 blade rope cutter on shaft
  • CO2 fire extinguisher in engine room
  • High water alarm
  • Spare starter motor for spare engine
  • ALGAREX - in line fuel cleaning magnets
  • Fuel capacity includes the addtional 225 liter (approx. 60 gal.) about standard HR53.
  • Electric oil change pump
  • Electric fuel transfer pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • High water bilge pump
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • ENWA MT 3200 Watermaker 230v (40 gal./hr.) with cleaning valves
  • Automatic flush system for ENWA watermaker
  • All manuals in English

Sails and Rigging


  •  Heavy duty in mast furling mainsail
  • Roller furling staysail
  • Storm jib
  • Two heavy duty furling genoa 860 sq. ft., UV protection (grey)
  • Gennaker including equipment and removable bowsprit


  • SeldenSpars
  • Furlex hydraulic furling on main and genoa
  • Clutches for main, genoa, staysail, and spinnaker on mast
  • Furlex manual furling staysail
  • Spare inner stay
  • Spinnaker pole on mast
  • Smaller whisker pole on mast and second pole on guard rail to rig both genoas on headstay with Twistle rig (for downwind sailing)
  • Folding steps at 1st spreader and near top of mast
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay and vang with Navtec panel in cockpit
  • Note:  spinnaker halyard in 33 ft. longer than standard.  This permits it to be fed to an electric cockpit winch to use as a mast hoist


  •  Lewmar 48 electric CEST main sheet winch in cockpit
  • Two Lewmar 48 electric CEST spinnaker/staysail sheet winches
  • Two Lewmar 66 electric CEST genoa sheet winches

Comments By 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. 

Owner Comments

"Lalize" is a thoroughbred ocean cruising yacht.  Safe and easy to handle by two.

In fact, I have cruised for two years single handed, covering most of the western Atlantic, Annapolis to Granada, then a single-handed Atlantic crossing, over 5 consecutive days she covered over 1000 miles with daily runs up to 205 miles.

She is a fast and very safe yacht.  When the winds are too light, she will happily motor along at 6.5 kts. engine speed 1500 rpm, with the Gori proppeller in high pitch mode.

With the new high output alternator and larger inverter, it is now possible to use the water maker and at the same time charge the batteries, while motoring at 7 kts. - 1,300 rmps.  The water maker, washing machine, and AC are wired to the inverter side of the AC panel.  

Lalize is set up power wise to run as one would do in a house.  With just a little power management, one can run a 2000 watt kettle, coffee maker, toaster oven and micro wave in the galley with no problems.

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Listing ID: B32188
Company: Passport Yachts
Address: 326 First St., Suite 404
Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
Contact Name: John Albertine
Phone: (443) 837-5075
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