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Hallberg-Rassy 53

DESTINY is a beautiful Hallberg-Rassy 53 from 1995, for sale now in Deltaville, Virginia. These are proven, safe, and comfortable bluewater cruisers that are smartly designed for a cruising couple and guests. The Hallberg-Rassy 53 was built for fifteen years between 1992 and 2006. 88 yachts were built.

Overall the Hallberg-Rassy 53 is a genuine go-anywhere boat which could be lived on for extended periods of time permanently. With these purposes in mind, she is a difficult boat to beat.” 

Yachting World, February 1994

Designed by the great German Frers, the 53 is known for its performance as well as its quality construction – ideal for world cruising. They somehow capture both a timeless classicism, and high-performance in a blend that just works. DESTINY, with her deep blue hull and signature teak decks is a fine example.

“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.”

German Frers

DESTINY’s interior is typical of Hallberg-Rassy quality, with warm mahogany wood and teak throughout, with generous dimensions and plenty of elbow room. She has two single berths, 3 double berths and two heads. Room enough for the whole family if need be. She has a large walkthrough galley that many landlubbing homes would be jealous of, with dishwasher, two top loading refrigerators, filtered drinking water, and tons of storage.

She’s well-equipped to take her new owner far with:

  • Raymarine E120 Chartplotter (Moved Between Nav Station and Cockpit)
  • Autopilot
  • Ritchie Binnacle Compass
  • Navtec Hydraulic Vang and Backstay Adjuster
  • Windlass Control Up/Down
  • Bow Thruster Control Foot Switches
  • B&G Multifunction Display – Boat Speed, Wind Speed and Direction, Apparent Wind Speed. 
  • Raymarine C120 Radar
  • Navtec Antennas
  • Windex.

Nav Station 

  • Raymarine E120 Chartplotter (Moved Between Nav Station and Cockpit)
  • Generator Control Panel
  • Icom 802 Single Side Band
  • Two, Icom 504 VHF
  • Robertson AP3002X Autopilot
  • B&G Hydra Wind, Speed & Depth
  • Barometer & Clock

“Designed by Germán Frers, it combines modern styling and a performance hull but still retains that timeless elegance that is the hallmark of the range, while down below it provides the space and comfort of a luxury floating home. The interior is finished in glowing rich red mahogany, again a Hallberg-Rassy trademark, one of which they are justly proud. Satin finished, smooth, rounded, warm to the touch and soothing to the eye, the interiors of these boats are superb. The layout is designed to allow unimpeded access from bow to stern, in a smooth line with no obstructions. The saloon table has superbly radiussed fiddles that fades away in the corners. The engine room is a full-height, walk-in compartment, with ample room to work around the six-cylinder engine. Also in here is the generator, with room for a water-maker if required, and easy access to all systems. Perforated aluminium linings cover the sound insulation, adding to the high quality feel of the installation.”

Yachting World, 1994

She lies at Regent Point Marina, in Topping Virginia, where she is listed for $365,000.

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