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2011 Hallberg-Rassy 54
First impressions of the Hallberg-Rassy 54
The transom is completely closed when the bathing platform is folded up. Folded down, with a wireless remote control, there is an enormous swim platform.
There is an elegant sundeck lowered into the coachroof of the aft cabin. This sundeck is completely free from winches, tracks, clutches or vents, even the deckhatch is flush mounted with the teak.
|A - Unlimited ocean voyages
|16.74 m / 54' 11"
|Waterline at rest:
|14.30 m / 46' 11''
|4.70 m / 15' 5"
|Draft, empty load:
|2.30 m / 7' 6 1/2"
|26 300 kg / 58 000 lbs
|9 750 kg / 21 500 lbs
|Sail area with genoajib:
|156.9 m² / 1 690 sq ft
|Sail area with genoa:
|181.3 m² / 1 950 sq ft
|Mast over water (excl. Windex):
|24.50 m / 80' 5"
|Volvo Penta D4-180
|900 litres / 238 US gallon
|1 050 litres / 278 US gallon
Elegant interior with generous comfort:
The step to climb into the cockpit is a new design allowing easy access into the cockpit. When seated in the cockpit one immediately takes notice of the increased comfort with better angling of the backrest. The teak in the cockpit is flush mounted with the gelcoat. This not only looks good, it is easier to keep clean as well. The cockpit locker lid has a gas spring, making the lid almost weightless. The sliding entrance hatch is in smoked colour plexi glass and the grabrail is of high gloss varnished teak as are the generous exterior chart tables.
The entrance ladder has a completely new, more rounded design with substantial and elegant grab rails. The armchairs to port have a new design with a more stylish colour combination and greater comfort. The saloon is wide, bright and airy. The mast support has a rounder shape. All horizontal linings are wide and milled out on the inside creating good handhold everywhere in the yacht. All locker doors have hidden stainless hinges, which also work as an end stopper. The drawers close automatically and quietly. The doorframes have a new design. The 20 inch flat screen TV concealed between the armchairs is controlled up and down at the push of a button. Even the wooden lid over the TV opens and closes automatically.
As on all Hallberg-Rassys, the floor is in one level throughout the boat. This provides easy movement throughout the boat even in choppy seas.
Most Hallberg-Rassy yachts are sailed by one or two couples. Only occasionally is there a need for a third cabin. With this in mind, Hallberg-Rassy have developed a new alternative layout forward of the mast. That means there are two high priority double cabins and one more two-berth cabin in the front for occasional use. Apart from the comfortable aft cabin there is now also a very generous cabin in front of the mast with a double berth and lots of elbow space. The V-cabin in front is still there and the actual berths are not smaller than they normally are but the hanging locker and the floor area of the V-cabin has been reduced in favour for the super cabin forward of the mast.
In the toilet department to port there is a large separate shower with plexi glass doors. Inside the shower, behind a Corian door, there is a washing machine. This area naturally lends itself to being a wet locker. For added comfort there are also electric towel heaters in the toilet department.
At the chart table there is a 15 inch display that provides on one hand the radar and chartplotter, on the other hand it may also be used as a repeater to the laptop. The display is easy to dim, very important when it is used at night time or in sunshine. The electric system is a bus system that not only reduces the weight and number of cables, it also makes it possible to program one button with several functions, for example navigation lights, steaming light and compass light.
On this boat the well-equipped galley is located on the port side and has a great worktop area in Corian. There is a freezer, a top opening fridge and a front opening fridge. The dishwasher is well hidden by a locker door. The deep double sinks are glued and screwed from the underside making it easy to keep the worktop clean. The microwave has a new and elegant design.
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