Hallberg Rassy 53

Redwood City, CA, United States

$340,000 USD

Hallberg Rassy 53 - Sister Ship
General information
Hallberg Rassy 53
Used sail boat for sale (SOLD)
$340,000 USD
German Frers
Length overall
Length waterline
25.30 tons (U.S.)
Bulb Keel
Redwood City, CA, United States

About this Hallberg Rassy 53


"SULA" was designed by German Frers and built in Sweden. Beautiful mahogany satin finished Interior. Generous walk-in engine room, powerful rig set-up for true push button sailing.She has had significant care by the past two owner's, however a change in plans has caused her to be offered for sale. Some of her highlights include:Accommodations: 3 stateroom, 2 head - separate shower layout with large salon- Engine Serviced (see details in listing)- New Lithium batteries- New Spectra water maker- Bottom painted 4/2017 


Built to CE Category A (unlimited ocean voyages), with Germanischer Lloyd certification


  • Hand-laid fiberglass, with Divinycell core in deck and hull sides to just below waterline, solid glass below; plywood as core in way of winches, etc.

  • Deck-stepped mast with massive compression post between deck and hull structure

  • HR fiberglass grid system reinforcement of hull below cabin sole, fully tabbed to hull with limber holes as appropriate

  • Deep fiberglass keel sump with lead bulb keel

  • Deck glassed to hull inside and out, with bulwarks reinforced with resin fill (no thru-bolting of hull-to-deck joint to leak and corrode)

  • All bulkheads fully tabbed to hull

  • Chainplate attachment structures glassed to hull and main bulkhead as applicable

  • All interior construction apart from placement of main bulkheads is completed after deck is mated with hull

    • Rudder supported on partial skeg with bronze heel bearing and roller/ball bearings at hull and at upper cross beam

    • Laid teak decks, with laid teak cockpit seats

Sail Area and Sail Inventory

       *  Working Sail Area : 1410.00 sq ft

          All original sails with examined and repaired/reworked as appropriate by Carol                    Hasse Sails in 2009, which is also when the NEW Hasse asymmetrical and #3 were            made.

  • Selden two-spreader, discontinuous-wire offshore rig, with fore and aft lowers

  • Selden in-mast hydraulic furling

  • Selden hydraulic jib furling

  • Removable inner forestay (stows on mast) with running backstays

  • Insulated backstay

  • Dual spinnaker poles mounted on mast

  • Preventer rig

  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay adjusters with panel in cockpit

  • Two Lewmar 66 CEST electric primary sheet winches

  • Two Lewmar 65 CST winches as secondaries for spinnaker or runners, etc.

  • Two Lewmar 48 CEST electric winches for mainsheet and outhaul (can also serve as powered secondaries, as stoppers are provided for the outhaul and mainsheet lines)

  • Lewmar mainsheet traveler

  • One Lewmar 48 CST and two Lewmar 44 CST halyard winches on mast

  • Two Lewmar #8 winches on mast for pole cars

  • All winches self-tailing except #8’s

  • Halyard stoppers on mast

  • Second jib halyard, spinnaker halyard and staysail halyard

  • Second main halyard rigged as topping lift (although gas-filled vang alone can support boom)

  • Deck light

  • Two furling mainsails: Elvstrom Offshore cruising and Carol Hasse / Pt Townsend Sails cruising main; no battens in either

  • Two furling 130% genoas, Elvstrom Offshore and Hasse

  • 100% reduced-hoist furling jib (Hasse)

  • New Hasse #3 furling jib (reduced hoist) very good condition
  • Elvstrom storm staysail & trysail virtually unused

  • New Hasse asymmetrical cruising spinnaker, gold with boat logo in center (Blue-footed Booby), with ATN sock, excellent condition

  • Symmetrical spinnaker (3 colors) with sock, slightly used good condition

  • Code 0 gennaker on dedicated luff furler (solid blue sail)

  • Hasse riding sail

  • Hood rigid-seat bosuns chair

  • Removable bowsprit for spinnakers/gennaker

  • Genoa tracks, double travelers and foot blocks, genoa cars adjustable from cockpit

  • Blocks on lifeline stanchions for leading control lines aft, clear of deck

  • Double spinnaker guys and sheets, with shackles

  • Numerous assorted sheets, lines, blocks, stoppers, pad eyes, shackles, etc. as spares or for upgrades


Engine and Generator


  • Engine: Volvo Penta - Turbo

  • Engine power: 145 hp - 6 straight cylinders

  • Engine Model: TAMD 41H-B

  • Serial Number 869092/2204156561
  • NEW PYI packless shaft seal - PSS
  • NEW exhaust elbow, muffler, and elbow
  • Silencer: CENTEK fiberglass (eng space)
  • Shaft 45mm stainless steel 
  • Hours: 1975
  • Cruising speed: 8.5 knots

  • Westerbeke 8kW 110VAC/60Hz genset with sound enclosure (about 710 hours; in excellent condition, recently professionally serviced)

Manufacturer Provided Description

The HR 53 is the flag-ship within the Hallberg-Rassy range and was designed with the cruising connoisseur very much in mind. She follows closely the tradition and philosophy behind earlier Hallberg-Rassy designs. Racing, they say, improves the breed. This is certainly the case with the HR 53. The hull shape was developed following the significant lessons learned from the intense research program carried out for the America's Cup. Though not designed with competition in mind, the HR 53 benefits from the testing we carried out on keel and rudder shapes, particularly when sailing upwind. Her moderate displacement is in line with the yacht's strong construction and high level of equipment carried onboard. Sail area, too, is generous and, coupled with the excellent stability gained from the 53's special bulb keel, gives the HR 53 excellent performance, even in light winds. The overhangs are rather generous for her type and contribute to give the yacht an aspect of graceful elegance that will be maintained regardless of the passage of time. Hull and deck are GRP, built under supervision of Lloyd's Register of Shipping. A Lloyd's certificate is supplied with each boat. The hull is constructed according to the hand lay-up method with woven rovings and isophthalic polyester and NGA-gelcoat. The hull is insulated from the water line up. Deck is ivory white GRP-sandwich construction, 35mm thick for strength and insulation. The cockpit is well-protected by a windshield with toughened glass, aluminum frames and a middle panel which opens. There is a soft top sprayhood. A hard top is available as an option . The interior is offered in numerous layouts.


Accommodations: 3 stateroom, 2 head layout with large saloon


  • Interior in satin-varnished mahogany, in superb condition

  • Teak and holly sole, protected by push-snap carpet throughout, which offers an excellent footing in a seaway

  • Alcantara “UltraSuede” fabric (mostly in near-new condition) on upholstery, protected by custom cushion covers in saloon

  • Overhead LED lighting

  • Hidden indirect lighting in saloon

  • Reading lamps throughout

  • Hella fans throughout (removeable)

  • Lockers ventilated with louvered doors

  • Fabric curtains on sliding tracks for all hatches and ports

  • Interior spaces well-insulated by divinycell-cored deck and hull structure (to somewhat below waterline, with solid glass below that), and by having an air gap between the headliner and deck in most areas

  • Ample headroom throughout (6’ 8” in saloon)


(See https://www.hallberg-rassy.com/yachts/previous-models/hallberg-rassy-53/ for more detail on this model boat)



  • Large U-shaped galley with crash bar in front of stove, easily worked offshore

  • 3 burner Force 10 propane stove and oven

  • Microwave oven

  • Propane switch

  • Large top-loading 24V Frigoboat refrigerator, with keel cooler

  • Large top-loading Frigoboat freezer behind nav. Station, with keel cooler

  • Double stainless steel sinks with storage locker below

  • Corian counters

  • Five drawers plus storage locker below counters, extensive cabinets above

  • Additional storage under removeable counter tops and under stove

  • Massive “pantry” storage area under hinged galley floor panel

Master Stateroom

  • Custom queen-size berth to starboard, made wider than standard HR queen, with leecloth

  • Large single berth to port (excellent sea berth), with leecloth

  • Small settee with stowage behind, located between berths

  • Vanity with large mirror, having a shelf and storage lockers containing a small safe below

  • Two hanging lockers with chart locker above; 4 large drawers with a small locker below

  • Extensive additional storage in 9 large upper lockers and 2 book bins around perimeter of cabin


  • En-suite head

  • Separate shower compartment with temperature-controlling mixing valve for shower head and overboard-discharge electric sump pump

  • Porcelain sink in Corian counter

  • Raritan Elegance macerating electric head with fresh water flush and holding tank

  • Exhaust fan above shower with timer

  • Teak floor grating

  • Large locker below sink and mirrored sliding doors for storage behind sink counter; additional large storage locker off shower compartment


  • Large opening hatch above master suite plus 4 large opening ports on cabin sides (one in head) plus 2 dorade vents

  • Dedicated reverse-cycle air conditioning unit for master suite




  • Large, semi-fiddled mahogany dining table offset to starboard, with fold-down leaves and large, compartmentalized 18-bottle wine storage locker in center

  • L-shaped settee around table to starboard; two portable, folding teak directors chairs for seating on inboard side of table

  • Long settee to port, which also serves as a comfortable sea berth (lee cloth provided)

  • Additional large, compartmentalized 12-bottle wine storage locker at forward end of port settee

  • Extensive storage in shelves and lockers above settees, and behind settee back cushions and under bottom cushions

  • Custom installed 48” UHD Samsung TV (4k, 3d-capable) with articulating mount on main bulkhead at forward end of saloon (can face directly aft, or towards either the port or starboard settees)

  • Large opening hatch above saloon, plus 5 large opening ports on cabin sides in saloon/galley/nav. station area; 2 dorade vents

  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning unit in saloon serves saloon area plus forward cabin area

  • Grab rails overhead and grab posts in saloon; high fiddles with hand-holds throughout on surfaces at waist height

  • Removeable companionway ladder with unvarnished teak steps

Navigation Station and Passageway to Aft Cabin

  • Large chart table and seat to port with storage under hinged table top for charts, etc.

  • 5 drawers under chart table

  • Ample room for mounting sailing, navigation and communication equipment

  • HR fold-down electrical panel with all lower-current DC power distribution, and various gauges and controls

  • Main high-current DC fuse panel behind door below chart table

  • Additional storage beside and under seat, and in locker aft of seat

  • 4 large lockers to starboard in walk-thru to aft cabin, plus shelf above and storage bins above that

  • Locker above to starboard at aft end of walk-thru contains AC distribution panel

  • Extra-large locker to port at aft end of walk-thru is configured ready for a future, full-size washer/dryer installation





  • Fuel: One Stainless Steel: 220 gallons

  • Water: Two interconnected Stainless Steel: 270 gallons

  • Holding: Two x 15 gallon Stainless Steel tanks

Safety and Miscellaneous

  • 6 person Winslow Offshore Lite liferaft (expired)

  • Two ditch bags with handheld watermaker and supplies

  • Kidde Fyrewatch automatic fire suppression system in engine room

  • Three Kidde Halotron fire extinguishers in accommodation spaces

  • One large Kidde Halotron fire extinguisher for cockpit locker

  • EPIRB (expired)

  • Radar reflector on mast

  • Central security alarm system with motion detector and remote activation


  • 2005 Yamaha 15hp 4-stroke outboard

  • Red lights installed in galley, at nav. Station, and in cockpit under hardtop

  • Hookah dive rig for bottom cleaning, etc.

  • Barbeque

  • Massive additional amount of storage under various parts of cabin sole and under aft berths, suitable for supplies, equipment, spares, bulky items, etc. not requiring ready access

Electronics and Navigation Equipment



  • Electronics and Navigation Equipment


    • Simrad (Robertson) autopilot at helm, with linear hydraulic drive on rudder post, and Whitlock Mamba drive in steering system as backup

    • Remote control for autopilot

    • Simrad Anritsu 4kW open array radar mounted on stern pole, with displays at helm and in cockpit

    • Raytheon loud hailer

    • Icom IC-M802 SSB HF radio


    (Chartplotter, wind/water instruments and VHF are not fully serviceable and need to be replaced)

    Simrad Anritsu 4kW open array radar mounted on stern pole, with displays at helm and in cockpit

  • Raytheon loud hailer

  • Icom IC-M802 SSB HF radio


(Chartplotter, wind/water instruments and VHF are not fully serviceable and need to be replaced)

Outside Equipment

Electric windlass

Other Equipment


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Engine hours
Fuel capacity
225 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
270 gallons (U.S.)
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Broker/Dealer Information

Richard Boland Yacht Sales

Mr. Richard Boland
1070 Marina Village Parkw
Suite 107 Alameda
United States
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