1993 Hallberg-Rassy 53 – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce the sale of the 1993 Hallberg-Rassy 53 ‘WATER MUSIC’.

Launched in 1993, WATER MUSIC is hull no.3 of 88 German Frers designed Hallberg-Rassy 53’s delivered between 1992 and 2006. Original delivered to Italy into the ownership of one of Italy’s most notable families, WATER MUSIC benefitted from a custom interior layout and an extremely high specification focussed towards comfortable bluewater cruising with or without crew.

WATER MUSIC’s specification highlights include:-
• Custom interior layout with separated crew cabin plus heads in forepeak.
• Synthetic teak deck
• Standard 2.29m fin keel with skeg-hung rudder
• Powerful 145hp Volvo Penta diesel engine with low hours run
• Hydraulic operated bowthruster
• Onan 7,5kw generator
• Schenker watermaker
• Frigomar reverse cycle air conditioning
• Inmast hydraulic furling system
• Genoa hydraulic furling system
• Electric winches
• Dinghy
• Gennaker
• Satellite phone
• Sea water cooled compressor for refrigeration and freezer
• Summer bimini and full winter closed bimini
• Upgraded stainless steel pulpit and steps to access the cockpit
• Electro-hydraulic Besenzoni passarelle
• Pole for launch the tender
• Spare propeller
• Led lights
• 220vDC, 12vDC and 12vDC sockets all around
• TV with Raymarine control unit
• Dishwasher


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.


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.”
magazine Yacht Premiere

“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

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:

Hallberg-Rassy 64 – full details here

Mystic 60 – full details here

New Build Hylas 57 – full details here

Beneteau 57 – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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