2004 Hallberg-Rassy 53

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2004 Hallberg-Rassy 53

Edgewater MD, US




Designed by Germán Frers, the HR53 combines modern styling and a performance hull but still retains that timeless elegance that is the hallmark of the range. The interior layout provides the space and comfort of a luxury floating home. Beautiful mahogany, satin finished, smooth, rounded, warm 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 engine room is a generous, walk-in compartment, with ample room to work around the six-cylinder engine.  The engine room holds the Westerbeke generator, 2 Webasto heaters, Climma Air Conditioning (50hz) and pumps for the Enwa Watermaker with easy access to all systems.

With her powerful rig set up for true push button sailing for utmost ease and safety, the HR53 is one of the most comfortable and capable long range voyager where distance is no object and miles just ticking away!

Balena has been carefully outfitted and equipped for extended voyaging in comfort and safety. She is and has always been very well maintained and updated.

Some of her highlights include:  Hydraulic Furlers…Electric Winches…Standing rigging replaced in 2011…SAILOR 250 Fleet Broadband…Raymarine AIS…LED Navlights… Watermaker…Bow Thruster…Climma Air Conditioning 50hz…2 Webasto heaters…Hatches replaced 2012…Dive Compressor…Very extensive parts inventory including Emergency kit against water intake, tools for underwater work. 

Preliminary Listing – more photos soon


Full Specs


Beautiful mahogany interior, teak and inlaid holly sole with carpeting (2012), beige curtains with UV protection on portlights, Alcantara upholstery in the salon and at the Nav station. 

  • Forward cabin  has a 2 person berth with stowage below and lockers above berth, custom bookshelf. There are reading lamps, fans, and two overhead hatches. Access to the windlass motor is inside the locker forward and above the berth. New hatches 2012
  • Guest cabin to starboard with upper and lower berths, lockers and bookshelf above, and a locker beside lower berth with mirror above. Both berths have fans and reading lamps. The upper berth is hinged and swings up to provide additional headroom should only the lower berth be in use. There is an overhead hatch for plenty of light and ventilation plus two opening portlights. Custom work bench below the upper berth. Custom screen for portlights. New hatches 2012 
  • Forward Head Compartment to port with white laminate bulkheads, a Corian wash basin and countertop, a large mirror, good lighting and ventilation, and teak shower grating. Manual toilet. There is a large separate shower stall and a shower sump pump. Large storage area beneath the cabin sole.
  • Salon Starboard side has U shaped galley with large stowage lockers behind and under. Mahogany dining table with seating for 6-8 people. Comfortable settees on port and starboard side. Two extra folding chairs with Alcantara seats. Indirect accent lighting with adjustable shades provide lighting around the perimeter of the salon and below the ports giving the cabin a warm and appealing glow for that perfect evening ambiance. Headroom is 6' 7". Custom screens for portlights, new hatches 2012
  • Wempe Instruments- Clock, Barometer, Hygrometer
  • Tresor Minisafe SV160
  • Aft Stateroom  Aft cabin features a large centerline berth with a small settee to port. There is a desktop/vanity with mirror above. On the portside there are two hanging lockers and ample further storage including chart locker. Reading lamps are at the vanity and 2 for the berth. Extra bookcase. Custom screens for port lights, new hatches 2012
  • Aft Head Compartment: Ensuite head has Corian washbasin, white Formica laminate bulkheads with large mirror with cupboard below, and teak grating. Kenny 230v washing machine. Manual toilet. Stall shower and shower sump pump. Headroom is 6' 3".
  • Heating, Cooling and Ventilation: There is good natural ventilation through five opening hatches all with curtains, 16 ports (15 opening) all with curtains, six Dorades. Forward cabin with 1 air-only Dorade (new 2013). There are two Webasto diesel fired forced hot air heaters with outlets in each cabin. 5-24V Hella fans strategically placed throughout interior to help ensure good ventilation. Two Climma Air Conditioners (50hz) with outlets in each cabin for maximum comfort in all compartments and salon. Lockers are equipped with louvers or vents for air circulation
  • Additional storage under aft cabin sole, galley, and main salon


Well fitted U-shaped seagoing galley with good ventilation and lighting for all workspaces. Custom ordered additional port light over the stove

  • Force 10 gimballed gas stove with oven, for propane or butane- 2012
  • Vetus gas detector and Truma solenoid
  • Three composite gas bottles (new 2012)
  • U.S. propane gas conversion (plus conversion kits for other country gas bottles)
  • White Corian counter tops with fiddle rails
  • Two separate well insulated refrigerator box with Frigomatic electric water cooled compressors - one box used as freezer (new compressor, better insulation 2012)
  • Extra deep stainless steel double sinks
  • Pressure hot & cold water system
  • Crockery locker, cutlery drawer, cutting board
  • 60 liter domestic water heater via heating from engine and shore power or generator (new 2017 with additional mixing valve)
  • Enwa MT3200 watermaker (new membrane elements, new high pressure pump, fittings and tubing 2016)

Nav Station/Engine Room

Navigation Station

The navigation station is aft of the saloon to port. It has a comfortable forward facing chart table with drawers, stowage slots, shelf, and space for instruments. Additional storage under the navigation seat and in cabinets behind.

Walk In Engine Room

The engine compartment is accessible from a door in the portside walk-through. All pumps, heaters, water heater, generator and filters are easily accessible and easy to clean. Special care was taken for good sound insulation.

  • Volvo TAMD41 145 HP, 6cyl diesel
  • Engine hours 7819 as of  06/2018
  • New fresh water pump (2018)
  • New Turbo Charger (2018)
  • New Exhaust elbow (2018)
  • New Sea water pump (2017)
  • New Diesel cooler (2017)
  • New Balmar alternator 24V-140amp with Balmar regulator (2012)
  • New 12V Alternator (2018)
  • High pressure injection pump (2007)
  • Two SEPAR diesel filters (2007)
  • Westebeke 7.5kw Generator 220V/50hz with sound shield (6158 hours 1/2018)
  • Webasto Heaters - Airtop 3500 for Salon and Aft Cabin, Airtop 3500 for salon and forward cabins
  • Sidepower Bow thruster 10 hp with efficient new propeller (2008)
  • Gori 3 blade propeller, with a fixed prop as spare
  • Spurs Line cutter
  • Rudder Skeg bearing (refurbished 2012)
  • 45mm stainless steel shaft
  • Aquadrive shaft seal
  • 3 bilge pumps (one automatic)
  • 50 lpm deck wash pump for fresh or salt water
  • Electric oil change pump- serviced new impeller 2018
  • Diesel transfer pump from spare to main tank
  • Diesel transfer pump with hoses to fill diesel from barrels ashore to tank
  • Diesel hand pump to sample fuel and remove debris or water from tank
  • Gas and smoke detectors throughout
  • CO2 Fire Extinguisher for engine room, located in cockpit locker
  • Custom made Radial ventilator for cooling the 24V Balmar alternator
  • Custom made efficient Radial ventilator for better aeration of the engine room including additional air inlet
  • Custom made ventilation for batteries below berths with exhaust in stern locker

Navigation/Electronics/Entertainment Equipment
  • Navigation computer with chart monitor at Nav station. Seabook M15 monitor as repeater in the cockpit
  • Nobeltec Navigation software with Transas charts Worldwide
  • Raytheon Radar and Chartplotter RL-70 RC Plus with MARPA feature
  • Raytheon 4kW Radar Radome on radar post
  • Two GPS Antenna on radar post (with auto switch)
  • Raytheon ST60 Speed/Depth/Wind/Multi instruments with cockpit repeaters
  • Raytheon ST7001G+ Autopilot with double linear drive (serviced 2014)
  • Raytheon ST7001G+ Autopilot as second independent system with Whitlock Mamba Drive (new Mamba drive (2018)
  • Raytheon 600R, Autopilot remote control in the cockpit
  • 2 additional GPS antenna for radios and AIS
  • DSC Pacific antenna
  • ST60 Raytheon Multi at Nav Station
  • SDT 60 Raytheon instruments in the cockpit: Speed, Depth, Wind, Wind magnifier, MAXVIEW
  • ST60 Multi close to the wheel
  • ST60 Multi in aft cabin as repeater
  • Alarm horn switch in aft cabin
  • Safeguard Alarm- Break in, Fire, Water (with Gypsy forwarding to mobile (out of service))
  • Furuno NX 300 Navtex
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Class B Transciever, networked to nav computer - send and receive (2012)
  • EchoPilot forward looking sonar
  • Raeber Barograph - linear recording
  • Handheld GPS Garmin Map 78S (2014)
  • Steiner binoculars with case
  • Iridium 9555 telephone with data port for laptop with SkyFile email (+ docking station BEAM PotsDock - including battery charger-in repair)
  • Sailor FBB 250 Fleet Broadband (Thrane&Thrane) with internet access (2008- not operational)
  • Raymarine Ray 230E- VHF with DSC at Nav Station plus VHF in the cockpit
  • Simrad HT50 waterproof VHF handheld with docking station
  • Simrad HT50 in emergency grab box
  • External Long Range Wifi Antenna on radar mast. WLAN -4- All 2.4 Ghz 54MB Ethernet (2011)
  • SSB Communication with Sailor HT 4610 with MF/HF Control Unit HC 4500B at Nav station and ATU (antenna tuning unit)
  • PACTOR Modem for email SCS PTC-IIe with SSB Transceiver (not operational)
  • Bonito Meteo Com6 Weather Forecast with SSB Tranceiver
  • TEAC DR-L 700 Stereo Radio/CD/DVD/USB with 5 speakers Dolby Surround in salon and 2 speakers in cockpit
  • Sharp LCD-TV connected with TEAC Audio system


12/24/220v electrical system

Westerbeke 7.5 Kw generator 220V/50hz with sound shield (6158 hours Jan 2018)

  • Generator has custom spring mounts to be super silent when in use 
  • New freshwater pump (2018)
  • Alternator and starter motor refurbished 2018
  • SEPAR diesel filter (2007)

4 closed lead-acid batteries 24V- 480 ah total (new 2018)

DCC 6000 Battery monitor Unit for 24V batteries (2008)

Two Vixtron Battery Charger SKYLLA TG 24/50 (2012/2017)

Balmar Battery Charger 24V Alternator, 140 ah for battery bank with Balmar regulator (new 2012

Service battery closed cell lead-acid 12V new 2018

Starter battery closed cell lead-acid 12V new 2018

Emergency switch for 24V to 12V battery (for Volvo and Westerbeke start)

DCC4000 Battery Monitor Unit for 12V Service Battery

Mastervolt 12V Charger for Service battery

DC-DC Converter 24V to 12V for service battery

24V LED lighting (Halogen light and Dimmer in salon)

Shore 1: Power connection with cable and isolation transformer Mastervolt IVET-D 16A MT

  • Input 110-240V, 50-60hz
  • Output 110-240V, 50-60hz

Shore 2: Power connection with cable for Air Conditioning Trenn and zinc saver earth circuit breaker 220V, 50hz

Mastervolt Mass Sine 24/2500 KVA inverter

Cable for internet connection (enable cable internet when in marina)

Climma Air Conditioning 220V/50hz

Sails and Rigging
  • Standing Rigging replaced in 2011 in Whangarei-New Zealand
  • Mainsail - Elvstrom (2007) needs new UV protection
  • Mainsail - Elvstrom (2004) in storage
  • Elvstrom Genoa - fair condition
  • Genoa- Elvstrom, Yankee, good condition (2008)
  • Cutter staysail- Elvstrom, good condition (UV Strip new 2018)
  • Gennaker (red/white/blue) with Gennaker sock
  • Anchor sail Elvstrom (2008)
  • Sloop rig
  • Selden deck stepped mast with two spreaders
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • Fitting for spinnaker pole and halyard
  • Selden hydraulic furling mast (serviced 2011)
  • Selden Furlex hydraulic furling for genoa and cutter staysail (serviced 2011)
  • Jammers for main sheet
  • Diamond jumpers with rod
  • Double hydraulic backstay tensioner (serviced 2018) and boom vang with Navtec panel
  • 2 Lewmar 66CEST electric Genoa winches (serviced and with new base 2018)
  • Lewmar 48CEST electric main sheet winch (serviced 2018)
  • Lewmar 48 manual winch (serviced 2018)
  • All clutches-  new Spinlock Powerclutches (2012)

Deck and Cockpit

White GRP-sandwich construction, 35 mm thick for strength and insulation. Blue decorative stripe around the cockpit. Hull and deck completely joined by overlapping GRP-laminate. Deck, coachroof, handrails and seats are all solid Bangkok teak. 16 windows, 15 of them opening, 5 skylights and 6 Dorade vents.The deck is provided with scuppers which drain under the waterline, keeping the hull clean.

  • Bimini  (New 2012), with clear plastic window, stainless frames
  • Spray hood (new 2012)
  • Outboard Motor bracket on pushpit
  • Outboard crane on transom pole 
  • Lofrans X3.5 electric anchor windlass with remote control (refurbished 2018)
  • CQR 50kg anchor with 100m of 13mm chain (bench tested 2012)
  • Bruce 50kg anchor with Y shape rope to connect to the chain
  • Stainless steel polished Bruce anchor on the stern with 50m leaded rope
  • Fortress FX 125 anchor 31kg, for emergency, stored in bag
  • 4 shore lines (flat belt design) 100m long, stored on spools on aft deck
  • AB Dinghy 9VS (2009) with Mariner Outboard 15hp (refurbished 2016)
  • Hot and Cold shower at bathing platform
  • Folding teak cockpit table
  • Anitfouling Micron 66 (February 2018)
  • Custom mosquito netting over bimini to protect entire cockpit
  • Fire/wash down pump, fresh or seawater

  • Viking Liferaft - 6 person ISO9650 (2014 - needs service)
  • ACR Globalfix Pro Cat 1 EPIRB with Auto GPS and Hammar auto release (2006/ serviced 2011)
  • SART Transponder McMurdo S4
  • 8 Secumatic 4001S Self inflating life jackets 175N with hoods (serviced 2009)
  • Maritec MOB Pole, telescopic with strobe light
  • Lifesling MOB Recovery (new 2018)
  • Fire Extinguishers for engine room (serviced 2016) located in cockpit locker
  • 3 Additional Fire Extinguishers (serviced 2016)
  • Fire Extinguisher blanket in galley
  • Radar Reflector
  • Mini Safe SV160
  • Para Anchor, Austrailia, Sea Anchor (parachute) 2007
  • Para Anchor, Austrailia, Drogue 2007
  • 2 URSUIT Seahorse Survival suits 2007  
  • Honda Generator 2Kva
  • High Volume Emergency pump -17,000 liter/minute
  • Leak Sail
  • Emergency kit against water intake - stainless metal sheets, self tapping screws, pneumatic drill for underwater work
  • Battery operated tool to cut rig in case of emergency

  • Diving equipment for 2 including tanks, regulators, wet suits (all serviced 2016)
  • Bauer Junior II Diving compressor with 230V electric motor
  • Pneumatic spear gun
  • Galleyware and small appliances
  • Penn Senator fishing rod with gear lures and gaff hook, transom mount
  • Oceaen Kajak, Mysto, carbon paddle
  • Linens, bedding and towels for 6
  • Very complete sets of tools (US value >3000)
  • Extensive inventory of spare parts to be self-sufficient in remote parts of the world- Including:
  • Spare parts for Volvo- Diesel injectors, Diesel high pressure pump, water pump, starter motor, hoses, throttle cables, steering cables
  • Spare parts for Westerbeke- water pump, Diesel injector, thermostats, 3 sensor
  • Spare parts for Webasto- one complete heater
  • Spare for autopilot- one complete course computer + rudder position sensor + Fluxgate sensor
  • Spare- Selden stainless steel fitting for boom to mast

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.