53' Hallberg-Rassy 1995 Destiny

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Previously Asking


  • Length 53’
    Location Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Beam 15' 3''
  • Draft 7' 6''
  • Staterooms
  • Engine(s) Volvo Penta TAMD 41 B HD
  • Price $399,000

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Legendary German Frers designed Hallberg Rassy 53 'Destiny' has served her current owner well and is ready for new adventures. 

She has been continually upgraded and well maintained to a high standard so she is always ready for ocean passage making. 

Highlights include - 

  • 3 Stateroom layout
  • Recent Teak decks
  • Bow Thruster
  • Hydraulic Mainsail and Headsail furling. 
  • Lewmar 66 ECST Electric primary winches
  • Lewmar 48 ECST Electric mainsheet winch
  • CE Rating A, All Ocean


  • Make Volvo Penta TAMD 41 B HD
  • Model Volvo Penta TAMD 41 B HD
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Type Inboard


  • Beam: 15' 3''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 7' 6''
  • Displacement: 50,600 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 342|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 265|gallon
  • Holding: 2 x 20|gallon
  • Single Berths: 8
  • Heads: 2
  • Dry Weight: 50,600 lb

Galley And Plumbing

Galley - 

  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Electrolux dishwasher
  • Two top loading refrigerator compartments
  • One large stainless front loading refigerator
  • Refrigerated vegetable compartment
  • In line drinking water filter
  • Fresh water hand pump
  • Broadwater stainless four burner stove with broiler and oven
  • Exhaust fan
  • Spice rack
  • cutting board
  • Knife rack
  • Custom dish and glass storage
  • 5 drawers
  • 110V, 220V, 12V and 24V outlets

Propane - 

  • Two large tanks 
  • Dedicated vented propane locker

Plumbing - 

  • 265 Gallons of fresh water
  • Two heads, two stall showers
  • Sump pumps for both showers
  • 2 20 Gallon holding tanks
  • Allcraft stainless water heater

Navigation And Communication

At Helm - 

  • Raymarine E120 Chartplotter (moved between nav station and helm)
  • Autopilot
  • Ritchie binnacle compass
  • Navtec Hydraulic vang and backstay adjuster
  • Windlass control up/down
  • Bow thruster control foot switches
  • B&G Sailing instruments - boat speed, wind speed, wind direction, magnified wind speed. 
  • B&G multifunction display

Nav desk - 

  • Raymarine E120 Chartplotter (moved between nav station and helm)
  • SatCom Thrane & Thrane sat phone
  • Generator control panel
  • Icom 802 Single Side band
  • Icom 504 VHF
  • Second Icom 504 VHF
  • Autopilot control
  • B&G Hydra Wind, speed & depth
  • Barometer & Clock

Also at Nav station -

  • Webasto heater control
  • Nav light indicator
  • Fuel gauge and fresh water gauge
  • Electrical distribution and monitoring panels

Hull & Deck


  • Hand laid up Solid Fiberglass hull
  • Hull insulated with divinycell pvc foam
  • Built-in longitudinal and athwartships stringers
  •  Lead keel with 17 stainless keel bolts
  • Fiberglass rudder with 80mm stainless shaft
  • moulded rub rail with bronze striker
  • Dark blue Awlgrip with white boot stripe. 


  • Glued teak deck (replaced)
  • Factory Hallberg Rassy Hard dodger with opening center window
  • Overlapping hull to deck joint
  • Solid teak hand rails and benches
  • 6 Dorade vents
  • 5 Deck Hatches
  • 14 opening ports and 1 fixed port
  • Stainless pulpit and pushpit
  • Double lifelines with gates port and starboard
  • Deck scuppers drain below the waterline to keep hull clean. 


  • HR hard dodger with toughened glass windows set in aluminium frames. 
  • Chart tables port and starboard under dodger
  • Self-draining cockpit
  • Cockpit cushions (2011)
  • Stainless wheel with leather cover
  • Bow thruster foot pedals at the helm
  • Engine instrument panel
  • Varnished teak table on the pedestal


  • Deck hatch covers
  • Large spray hood with window over the dodger
  • Bimini with enclosure panels.

Electrical System

Four independent electrical systems 12V, 24V, 110V 60HZ and 220V 50HZ. 

12V and 24V systems -

  • Hallberg Rassy distribution panel
  • Volt meters
  • 12V and 24V outlets throughout the boat
  • 600AH battery bank
  • 250AH Balmar alternator for battery bank

110V System -

  • 110V distribution panel
  • Trace 3KW 110V Inverter charger
  • 110V outlets
  • 110V shorepower inlet

220V System - 

  • 220V distribution panel
  • Trace 3KW 220V inverter charger
  • 200V outlets
  • 220V Shorepower inlet and cord


  • Fisher Panda 8KW generator
  • Dedicated start battery for generator

Sails Rigging And Winches

Sails - 

  • Doyle Mainsail (2005)
  • 135% Genoa
  • 105% Genoa
  • Spinnaker with pole
  • Storm Jib

Rigging -

  • Sloop rig, Double spreader Selden mast
  • Standing rigging replaced 2011
  • Navtec Hydraulic backstay and van
  • Selden in-mast furling and reefing
  • Selden furlex genoa furler

Winches - 

  • Lewmar 66EST Electric primary winches
  • Lewmar 48 CST cabin top winch
  • Lewmar 48 ECST Electric cabin top winch (for mainsheet and headsail furling)
  • Lewmar 48 CST Halyard winch
  • Lewmar 8C winch for spinnaker


Sail Area

Working Sail Area : 1410.00 sq ft

Other And Safety Equipment

  • Simpson Lawrence stern dinghy davits
  • Lifting crane for dinghy outboard
  • Avon 8 man liferaft in canister
  • MOB-9 canister on starboard stern pulpit
  • ACR MOB floating strobe light on port stern pulpit
  • ACR Epirb
  • Fog horn on mast
  • Tether jack lines on deck and shackle padeyes in cockpit
  • Flood light on stern radar pole
  • Deck lights on spreaders
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Passerelle for med-mooring

Ground Tackle

  • Primary bow anchor 105lb CQR with 225' of chain
  • Lofrans electric windlass
  • Second 60lb CQR anchor in bow locker
  • Stainless double anchor roller
  • Stainless stern anchor roller

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.


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