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Does anyone have any comments they can offer on a Hallberg-Rassy 53 (or Hallberg-Rassy in general)? Especially why we shouldn't buy one? I'm familiar with the fact that they are bluewater and tend to be very well constructed, but are there any problems I should be aware of?

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No reason not to buy one.. every owner we have met loves theirs. Great Boats

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Labatt, HR are probably one of the best boats in the World, if not the best...more HR's crossed the Atlantic than any other brand of boats.

One day, when I retire and quit racing (a long time from now), a HR will be my boat.

Many may say that XX or YY are better blue water beter this better, but I don't think they are. HR is really good, easy to sail and considering, relatively fast.

If you can afford buy one. Its like the Mercedes Benz of boats.
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If you can afford buy one. Its like the Mercedes Benz of boats.
The taxi cab of boats??? Not even close portugee. How about the Jaguar, or Aston Martin, or Bentley? Can you tell I don't like Mercedes? Except the Sprinter, thats one cool surf mobile.

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If HR is the Mercedes of boats, than Catalina is the Bentley!!!

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If HR is the Mercedes of boats, than Catalina is the Bentley!!!
Isn't Bentley pronounced Yu-go???

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Isn't Bentley pronounced Yu-go???
Yes, and Catamaran is pronounced No-Go.

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Nope... a near miss... I have a TRImaran... which is pronouced Go-fast...
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