About the Boat

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Getting to Know Second Wind

Our boat is a Hallberg-Rassy 54, but it closely resembles Swept Away, our Hallberg-Rassy 46, and the rest of the Hallberg-Rassy line of sailing vessels.

We took delivery of the new Hallberg-Rassy 54 at the boatyard in Sweden in mid-April 2007.

You can learn more about the 54 at the builder's web site.

Sail plan

HR54 Sail Plan

Here's a virtual tour showing the aft cabin of an HR54. It isn't our boat, but our layout is exactly the same.

Here's another virtual tour of the engine room for the boat geeks out there. You know who you are.

Specifications

The Hallberg-Rassy 54 was designed by Germán Frers, who had also designed our previous boat, the Hallberg-Rassy 46. For those of you who like numbers:

Hull length 16.74 m / 54' 11"
Waterline 14.30 m / 46' 11"
Beam 4.70 m / 15' 5"
Draft 2.30 m / 7: 6 1/2"
Displacement 26,300 kg / 58,000 lbs.
Lead keel 9,750 kg / 21, 500 lbs.
Sail area (100% jib) 156.9 m2 / 1,690 sq. ft.
Sail area with genoa 181.3 m2 / 1,950 sq. ft.
Engine Volvo Penta D4-180
kW / HP at crank shaft 132 / 180
Engine displacement 3.7 liters
Max. torque 500 Nm
Diesel tank 900 liters / 238 gallons
Water tank 1, 030 liters /
 273 US gallons
Mast height 24.50 m / 80' 5"