2018 Hallberg-Rassy 55

Available for ordering and new boat construction for delivery next year.

The Hallberg-Rassy 55 is laid out for great comfort for a small crew, with a very bright and welcoming interior. Sailing magazine, USA, under the section "Perry on Design" says:

"I like  this boat. It satisfies my well-honed aesthetic requirements. No surprise considering the design is by Germán Frers... Hallberg-Rassy is one of the only production builders left who I think build a true offshore cruising boat."  Yachting Monthly it says:"This big new Hallberg-Rassy is a marvelous thing. The centre cockpit has a fridge in the cockpit table so you don't need to traipse down to the galley whenever you're thirsty. There's a ship's bridge at the helm for running everything from the hydraulic main and genoa furlers and thrusters, to nav lights, push-button winches and anchor windlass. These are all options, but they neatly reflect Hallberg-Rassy's love of a gadget. We especially liked the big, gas-strutted teak washboard: push down and it rises gracefully into place, then push again to lower. Down below, there's lovely mood lighting everywhere."

Basic Boat Info

Make: Hallberg-Rassy
Model: 55
Year: 2018
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Length Overall: 54'9 ft / 16.69 m
Waterline Length: 46'11 ft / 14.3 m
Beam: 15'5 ft / 4.7 m
Dry Weight: 26,308.36 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D4-180
  • Engine Power: 180hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 900 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 1,050 L


Boat Class: Cruisers
More Info : Manufacturer Website
Hull and Deck
  • Hand lay-up GRP hull, insulated with Divinycell closed cell PVC-foam against heat and cold, except in the keel area and high load areas which has solid laminate. Integrated rubbing strake with stainless strip.
  • White hull with blue decorative band in gelcoat.
  • Isophtalic gelcoat and a protective vinylester based barrier coat between the gelcoat and the GRP.
  • Strong under floor reinforcements, bonded with composite.
  • Steel beam molded into the hull stiffener under the mast support for additional reinforcement.
  • Reinforced lead keel with bulb bolted on with 17 pieces 30 mm S/S bolts.
  • The rudder is carefully mounted with self aligning spherical bearings for sensitive rudder feel.
  • An emergency tiller is supplied.
  • Strong engine foundations of GRP for effective sound insulation.
  • Deck and coachroof areas and also cockpit are of sandwich construction, solid in parts, laminated to the hull.
  • Four hull portlights.
Deck Fittings
  • Deck, coachroof, toerail, cockpit seats, cockpit floor and side trims in top quality teak.
  • Teak hand rails full length of superstructure.
  • Strong stemhead fitting with integrated double anchor roller.
  • Electric windlass.
  • Original Delta anchor 32 kg. Chain 70 m, 12 mm.
  • Remote control at the steering pedestal.
  • Cockpit locker for fenders and other items.
  • Two strong stainless cleats forward, aft and midships.
  • Double stainless guardrails.
  • Opening gates port and starboard.
  • Two scuppers on each side which drain rain water overboard just under waterline to prevent dirt strips on the hull.
  • Deck inlets for water and diesel tanks are on opposite sides to avoid errors.
  • Genoa and mainsheet tracks with blocks.
  • Genoa car adjustable with lines from the cockpit.
  • Electric selftailing genoa sheet winches, Lewmar 65 Evo chrome electric, two main-sheet winches; one electric Lewmar 45 Evo chrome, and one manual Lewmar 45 Evo chrome.
  • Hatches in foredeck, forward toilet compartment, starboard cabin, saloon and in aft cabin.
  • 14 port holes, 9 of these are opening.
  • A stainless steel swan neck fitting by the mast for problem free threading of existing and additional mast cables.
  • Pulpit and pushpit have opening for easy access on board.
  • Stowage in aft deck lazarette locker, with two lids with gas springs.
  • There is a separate gas locker on sb with stowage for two 6 kg PK6 gas cylinders.
  • Manual fold-out bathing platform in transom with bathing ladder.
  • On starboard side there is a generous sized, dry stowage locker.
  • The lid has a gas spring.
  • The cockpit floor is covered with a teak grating.
  • Wheel steering with single lever engine control.
  • The wheel is leather covered.
  • High gloss varnished folding teak cockpit table.
  • Panel for engine instruments in the steering pedestal within easy reach of helmsman.
  • Alcove in stb side of the cockpit coaming.
  • Two large cockpit drains.
  • Strong windscreen with opening centre section and sprayhood over front part of cockpit.
  • The sprayhood can be rolled away neatly into a protective cover.
  • On either side of sliding hatch there are useful teak covered work surfaces.
  • These work tables and the washboards are high gloss varnished (on request available as natural teak).
  • Above the sliding hatch Raymarine instruments; one i50 Speed, one i50 Depth and i60 Wind.
  • As standard the boat has the galley to starboard, two saloon sofas and two separate aft cabin berths.
  • There are many options for the interior.
  • As an option at additional cost, there are two armchairs available in the saloon and a queen size centre berth in the aft cabin with a sofa on each side and a Ladies Table to starboard.
  • There is a walk through galley to port available.
  • You may also order a Skipper’s Cabin in front.
  • All these options are subject to additional costs.
  • You may combine the different interior versions.
  • All interior woodwork in light mahogany matt silk finish.
  • Flat locker doors, invisible hinges and ventilation above.
  • Floor is varnished teak with inlaid holly strips.
  • Saloon and aft cabin ceiling has paneling with mahogany strips and ceilings in remainder of boat have light lining.
  • Cushions on all berths 12 cm / 5’’ thick and resting on unvarnished, well-ventilated boards to avoid condensation.
  • Handholds are in all the right positions.
  • The boat is carpeted throughout, except directly in front of the galley, press studs avoid movement.
  • Portholes and skylights are fitted with curtains.


  • The settee offers comfortable seating.
  • On the starboard side a 2.35 / 7’ 8 1/2’’ long L-sofa that has backrests with hinges so that the space behind can be utilised as storage.
  • The sofa corner is rounded.
  • On port side 2.15 m 7’ 1’’ long settee.
  • The backrests can be lifted to reveal additional storage.
  • Between the settees a strong table with foldable sides.
  • Bar in the table.
  • As an option at additional cost two easy chairs can be ordered.
  • Headroom in saloon 2.02 m / 6’ 7 1/2’’.


  • U shaped, placed to starboard.
  • Working surface in white composite stone with strong, all round wooden fiddle rail, which is milled so it can be used as a handhold as well.
  • Two carefully insulated boxes with baskets, one top opening box for fridge and one top loaded in the walkthrough for freezer.
  • The latter may be switched over to fridge using the same compressor.
  • Fridge and Freezer compressors are sea water cooled.
  • Extra deep, double sink.
  • 3 burner Force 10 gas cooker with oven, well gimballed and locking device for oven door and also for the cooker when in use in the marina.
  • Safety switch on gas pipe.
  • Crockery locker and cutlery drawer.
  • Bread board.
  • Room for saucepans and other kitchen utensils.
  • There are special places for the waste bin and other items.

Forward Heads

  • Compartment Bulkheads and lockers in white formica.
  • Teak grating, composite stone wash basin and composite stone countertops.
  • There is a large mirror.
  • Separate shower with watertight shower stall, plexi glass doors.
  • Shower water drained by pump directly overboard without going into bilges.
  • Hand switch for shower pump for utmost safety.
  • Strong, reliable pump action toilet.
  • 80 litres holding tank, emptied by gravity or by deck pump out.
  • Cupboard above and below washbasin.
  • Ventilation through opening porthole and hatch.

Forward Cabin

  • The door to the forward cabin has been arranged in such a way to allow free movement for dressing and undressing.
  • Two 2.12 m/7’ long berths with ample stowage above and below and in addition a number of lockers.
  • Large deck hatch for light, ventilation and access for sails.
  • Dorade vent on fore deck.

Starboard side cabin

  • On starboard a sleeping cabin, either with one double berth or two berths on different levels.
  • The upper berth is then foldable to create more elbow space when not in use.
  • There is a mirror and hanging locker.

Aft Cabin

  • Aft cabin has two hanging lockers on portside and two comfortable berths, one 2.07 m / 6’ 10’’ long x 150 cm / 4’ 11’’ wide and the other 2.20 m / 7’ 3’’ long and 100 cm / 3’ 3’’ wide.
  • Stowage room below and above.
  • There is a mirror fitted.
  • Seat between the berths.
  • As an option at additional cost one big double centre bed and a seat on each side, with Ladies Table to starboard, may be ordered.

Aft Heads

  • Bulkheads and lockers in white formica.
  • Teak grating, composite stone wash basin, composite stone countertops and two large mirrors.
  • Separate shower with watertight shower stall, plexi glass doors.
  • Shower water drained by pump directly overboard without going into bilges.
  • Hand switch for shower pump for utmost safety.
  • Strong, reliable pump action toilet. 80 litres/21 US gallon holding tank, emptied by gravity or by deck pump out.
  • Cupboard above and below washbasin.
  • Ventilation through opening porthole.
  • Walk-in engine room.
  • The sound insulation is covered by perforated aluminium linings.
  • Engine: Volvo Penta D4-180, 132 kW/180 HP at crank shaft.
  • Maximum torque 500 Nm. 3.7 litres displacement.
  • The engine has balance shafts, common rail fuel injection, double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder.
  • Mounted with four rubber feet on strong foundations to avoid vibration and noise.
  • Fixed 3 bladed propeller.
  • Water-cooled rubber exhaust pipe.
  • Freshwater cooled engine.
  • Aqua Drive flexible link for a quiet and smooth engine.
  • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a 75 litres well insulated hot water tank.
  • Due to the good insulation water remains hot for many hours after the engine has been run.
  • The engine is served by a separate 12 V battery.
  • There is a large filter for cooling water.
  • The bilge pump has been installed in a position where it can be cleaned even in extremely bad weather conditions.
  • There is a sump pump in the engine room in order to empty water or dirt from the fuel tank. 
  • Three separate circuits; one with 12 Volt and 100 Ah, AGM with CCA value 1250, starter battery for engine start, and one 24 Volt 230 Ah AGM deepcycle for general 24 V use on board, covered by four 6 v 230 Ah AGM deepcycle batteries.
  • One 12 Volt 230 Ah AGM deepcycle for general 12 V use on board, covered by two 6 v 230 Ah AGM deepcycle batteries.
  • Charging of batteries is by one 140 A 12 V and one 55 A 24 V alternator from the engine, as well as from shore connection and a 24 V 50 A charger.
  • Remote panel for the charger, showing battery status.
  • Lighting throughout the boat is located in all the important positions.
  • There are adjustable lights above berths and settee.
  • Electric sockets at inner chart table and in the cockpit.
  • There is a water and diesel meter. International navigation lights, steaming light and anchor light with switch on the panel for extra safety.
  • The electric system has provision for additional outlets.
  • A wiring diagram is supplied with each boat.


  • Approximately 900 Litres / 275 US gallon in two stainless steel tanks, below the floor in saloon with fuel gauge. The tanks are filled through deck inlets.
  • Between tanks and engine there is a further large water and coarse filter in addition to the one on the engine.
  • The cruising range in calm waters is approximately 1 600 nautical miles, provided that a Gori overdrive propeller is ordered and that 1300 RPM (60 % of maximum RPM) and 7.2 knots is used.


  • Water capacity is 1 050 litres / 275 US gallon under the floor in the saloon in stainless tanks.
  • There is a water gauge.
  • The water goes to a pump and then on to a pressure equalising tank, and from there via a manifold is distributed to a 75 litres/20 US gallon hot water calorifier (heated by 230 V and the engine’s cooling water) and the cold water system.
  • As soon as a water tap is turned on the water which is under pressure in the pipes starts to flow.
  • As soon as the pressure reduces the electric pump begins to work and will continue until the pressure is built up again after closing tap.
  • Filling of water tanks is through deck inlet.
  • There is a carbon filter for the fresh water system.
  • There are three bilge pumps; one manual, one electric and one high capacity electric emergency bilge pump that is floodable.
  • The emergency pump is operable from the cockpit.
  • Two Webasto Airtop Evo 3900 Diesel, with outlets in saloon, forward cabin, starboard cabin, heads compartments and aft cabin.
  • As far as possible double heater hoses are used in each other for insulation purpose.
  • Also the hull is well insulated and therefore heating and consequently electric consumption will be minimal.
  • The heating exhaust flue is led outside through the blue decorative stripe.
  • The heating is installed in the engine room and is easily accessible for servicing.
  • Two water cooled Isotherm SP systems with 24 V Danfoss compressor units, one for refrigeration and one for freezer.
  • Both are very economical to run.
  • The freezer has a double thermostat, enabling to use the freezer as fridge if required.
  • 7 hatches, 9 opening port holes, companionway washboards, 7 vents; in forward cabin, forwards heads compartment, in the starboard cabin and two in the saloon and two in the aft cabin.
  • Separate electric engine room ventilation.
  • Lewmar wheel steering.
  • Cardan linked rod steering with progressive purchase combines safety and fine feel in the best possible way.
  • Illuminated compass.
  • Leather covered steering wheel.
Safety and general
  • All outside skin fittings are speedily and securely sealed by using ballvalves with Delrin-sealer.
  • Double hose clips are used under water.
  • For the toilet special non-diffusing hoses are used.
  • All electric cables are, where possible, laid in special channels and where this is not possible, cables are safely loomed away from the hull.
  • There are large limber holes so that any water can easily drain to the bilge.
  • The bilge is accessible by a removable floor panel without having to remove the steps.
  • Inspection hatches for easy access to stop cocks and speed transducer.
  • Four fire extinguishers, one fitted to the saloon table, one in the forward cabin, one in the aft cabin and one in the cockpit locker.
Type of finish
  • The interior is treated with a two component silk finish varnish.
  • The underwater hull has two applications of epoxi primer and two coats of antifouling.
  • The boat is CE certified by Germanischer Lloyd and delivered with a CE certificate and a CE plaquette for category A (unlimited ocean voyages).
Loose equipment
  • Flagstaff Boat hook
  • 6 Fenders 10 x 25
  • 6 Mooring lines 10 m / 33’
  • Emergency tiller
  • One winch handle
  • Spare light bulbs

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