The deck locker space is enormous on the Hallberg-Rassy 57. There is a huge deck locker cabin in front of the v cabin, an anchor locker with further space in front of that, a cockpit locker, a big aft deck locker and two further side aft deck lockers. All in all there is a huge 10 000 liters deck storage available.
The deck is clean and uncluttered. Forward of the mast the deck is flush. All deck hatches are flush mounted. There is a sun deck integrated into the aft cabin roof. The anchor winch is hidden below deck level. The jib furler is located under deck. Because of a design trick, there is no need for any garage for the sliding hatch. Instead, the curvature of the outer coach roof and the inner ceiling are different, allowing enough space for the sliding hatch to disappear. There are in total eight sturdy mooring cleats on the top of the teak toe rail, of which the spring cleats are double on each side. There is an option for a retractable gangway that folds into the big aft locker.
There is a large door and a walk-in engine room. It is carefully sound insulated and perforated aluminium plates cover the insulation. In here the technical equipment is found: low RPM Volvo Penta D4-180, 180 HP main engine, and a 17.5 kW low RPM generator with soundshield, heater, pumps, filters, pressure equalizer for the fresh water system, AquaDrive flexible coupling for the engine shaft, high pressure pump for the watermaker, just to mention a few. Everything easy to maintain, all well sound insulated. The engine room lighting is 24 v, and there is also an optional 230 v fluorescent light, with power supply from either the shore connection or the inverter.
As tradition says, the cockpit of a Hallberg-Rassy is very well sheltered. The cockpit length is a generous 2.90 m. For the first time on a center cockpit Hallberg-Rassy, the boat is built with twin wheels. The design gives an easy passage through the cockpit and the possibility for a big and sturdy fixed cockpit table. The width and the volume of the boat makes it possible. The pedestal heads each have enough space for a good size modern chart plotter. The deep cockpit gives excellent protection. The helmsman position is slightly elevated, to offer both excellent view for the helmsman and good headroom below in the aft cabin and aft head.
The rudder arrangement, like the successful Hallberg-Rassy 44 and 340, has twin rudder blades. This provides an easily controlled boat during all sailing conditions, especially in rough weather. Each rudder has dual self-adjusting rudder bearings that provide an easy to steer rudder construction in all conditions. Because of the reduced rudder surface, compared to a single rudder solution, the rudder loads will also decrease which will increase the safety factor.
The huge bathing platform folds out at the push of a button. When closed, this gives a clean and good looking transom. This arrangement also allows for more deck locker space than with a traditional built in bathing platform.
There is an integral bowsprit that is laminated as part of the hull and deck, not put on afterwards. The design is so beautiful that it could almost be called art. The bowsprit also serves several practical purposes:
The sail plan is modern. No runners are needed, not even with an inner heavy weather jib. The head sail furler is an push button operated under-deck fitted Furlex TD. Cap shrouds and lowers are divided with separated chainplates. That gives easy passage on deck, a good set up for sheeting the head sail and to create a wide steady support for the mast. A powerful hydraulic backstay tensioner comes as standard. The head sail has a small overlap which makes it easy to tack. There is even a possibility to get a self-tacking arrangement. She is a real mile eater. According to Frers speed diagram, a loaded Hallberg-Rassy 57 will log 8.75 knots in a 90 degree true wind angle with only 10 knots true wind.
The whole yacht is set up for effortless sailing. We call it push button sailing. There are means to handle this big yacht with minimum crew, such as hydraulic in-mast furling, optional hydraulic main outhaul, powered jib furler, powered winches, hydraulic backstay tensioner, optional hydraulic push button adjustment of the main and jib halyards, bow thruster, optional stern thruster with docking function, push button operated bathing platform and an optional retractable gangway.
The all-lead keel has a heavy bulb with low centre of gravity and weighs 9.9 tons. The keel is bolted onto a deep bilge, for strength and comfort. The hull has an integral rubrail.
The interior offers a spacious accommodation. The forward cabin and the starboard cabin are very big for the yacht size with lots of storage, elbow space and big generous bed sizes. The v cabin is so comfortable that it is big enough as a second owner’s cabin. It goes without saying that the whole interior is bright and inviting. The whole interior has a one level sole area, comfortable and safe both out at sea and in a marina. There is a dedicated wet locker directly in the entrance area. The aft cabin is wide, airy and with a comfort worthy a king. The seagoing galley has huge work top areas and allows for a Miele induction stove, a dishwasher, a micro wave oven and a second deep freezer. The interior joineries are offered in traditional mahogany, in bright European oak, or in teak. All in finished in clear varnish with horizontal grain.
|Designer||Germán Frers Naval Architecture|
|CE category||A - Unlimited ocean voyages|
|Hull length||17.44 m / 57’ 4”|
|Maximum length||18.44 m / 60’ 6’’|
|Waterline at rest||16.77 m / 55’ 0’’|
|Beam without rubrail||5.11 m / 16’ 9”|
|Beam with rubrail||5.15 m / 16’ 11”|
|Draft, empty standard boat||2.43 m* / 8’ 0” *|
|Displacement, empty standard boat||28 t / 61 730 lbs|
|*= Also available as a shallow draft version|
|Keel weight||9.9 t / 21 830 lbs|
|Keel type||lead on deep bilge|
|Sail area with genoajib||163 m² / 1 755 ft²|
|Sail area, optimized main and genoajib||181 m² / 1 948 ft²|
|Air draft, ex Windex||26.9 m / 88’ 4’’|
|Engine||Volvo Penta D4-175|
|Power at crank shaft||129 kW / 175 HP|
|Transmission||Hydraulic with shaft|
|Diesel||1050 l / 277 US gallon|
|Fresh water||1030 l /271 US gallon|