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Hallberg-Rassey 54

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This new 54-foot long-distance cruiser from the board of German Frers has received considerable interest since its introduction in Sweden last fall. An all-inclusive hydraulics package makes sail control easy, and the large engine room makes it easy to walk around and inspect the yacht's systems.

The engine space is made quieter by perforated aluminum linings that cover the soundproofing for the 110-horsepower Volvo Penta turbocharged diesel. The engine is mounted on solid rubber mounts to minimize vibration and noise.

The owner's stateroom is aft and runs the width of the yacht. Two guest cabins are located forward of the spacious main saloon. The hull is hand-laid fiberglass with Divinycell core except in the keel area, which is solid glass. The Seldn triple-spreader rig comes with a Furlex furling system for the genoa. Stainless tanks hold 273 gallons of water and 238 gallons of fuel.

Hallberg-Rassy Varvs AB, Hallberg-Rassyvagen 1 SE-474 31 Ellos, Sweden; tel. 011-460-304-54-800; www.hallberg-rassy.com

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