54' Hallett Express Cruiser
$249,000 | 2002 | Newport Beach, CA
"Live the Legend '' Hallett is a one of a kind custom 540 that was originally built by a boating enthusiast designed by Hallett and Michael Peters. The current owner has only improved the platform with performance and updated exterior soft goods. There was no expense spared at the build and the current owner has an open checkbook policy. This unique west coast build along with the Hallett name makes this 540 Custom a must have to anyone's collection and a new owner to own this legendary build.
With a twin-stepped bottom designed by naval architect Michael Peters along with Hallett and powered by twin custom 700 hp Detroit Diesel 60 series engines mated to Arneson surface drives swinging 23-by-35-inch, seven-bladed Rolla propellers gives this 540 Performance and styling that is always commanding attention.
Disclaimer: West Coast Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. The boat is centrally listed by International Yacht Corporation - California.
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|Number of Engines||2|
|Engine Model||Express Cruiser|
|Engine power (total)||1,500 hp|
|Number of cabins:||1|
|Number of heads:||1|
|Fresh water tanks||80|gallon|
Originally built for the Herbst family in their trademark iconic red paint, Little Terrible had no expense spared when built. The Hallett 540 has two critical design elements.
First is the twin stepped bottom giving a level ride and smooth performance.
Second are the Arneson surface piercing drives with the engines, fuel tanks at the lowest portion of the hull, giving a low center of gravity.
This custom Hallett is a one of kind ride and performance. This unique performance express has the craftmanship of one of the most respected boat builders on the West Coast, with the Hallett name and the late Nick Barron.
The Hallett 540 hull is 2” thick balsa coring and 1” balsa coring in the hull sides. The engines are true to Herbst racing heritage with twin matching red 750 HP 60 Series Detroit Diesels with seven blades Rolla ss props, pushing her into the 47 knots range “comfortable” as the displacement is 27,000 lbs.
The current owner has updated the boat and enhanced some of the original concept, added new faux teak sole and light-colored interior that complements the red exterior.
There is no mistaking this iconic Hallett, turns heads with a one kind style the 540 features custom C-Fab ss arch with black radar and Sat dome, Custom red painted hull, Custom painted out engine bay, Custom built 60 series Detroit’s that are painted, chrome and polished to show condition
Single stateroom forward with island queen with innerspring mattress, cedar lined hanging locker and overhead cabinets, Head is aft with enclosed shower and vacuflush toilet, the salon has a comfortable red leather sofa to starboard, and to port a wet bar/entertainment center with a Avonite countertop, that separates two red leather chairs, the galley is port side aft.
The 540s cockpit lounge holds about 8, with a wet bar to port, sink and slide out trash can, the standup bolsters with manual dropout cushions with a single-person seat to port and double-capacity one at the helm to starboard, U-shaped guest seating to starboard and large sun pads aft. Faux teak sole and updated exterior seating, pads and cushions.
The Helm has DDEC controls/ monitors, select gauges, simulated carbon-fiber dash, Bluewater Performance mechanical trim indicators for tabs and drives. Custom ss Flag mast. Two Bimini tops fore and aft complete this custom Performance express cruiser.
- 12 Volt DC digital electrical panel, 110/220 Volt AC
- 50 amp shore power cored
- Battery chargers (3)
- Battery banks (3) - starting, generator, house
Deck and Hull:
- U-shaped seating helm area
- Companion helm seat to port
- Black and graphite dash
- Stainless steel bow rail forward
- Stainless steel chain and rode
- Stainless steel bow pulpit
- Custom stainless steel radar arch C fab
- Hallett designed stepped hull
- Hot and cold cockpit freshwater shower on transom
- Custom swim/dive ladder (fiberglass and stainless steel)
Electronics and Navigation
- Depth gauge
- Hallett drive position indicator
- Fire boy auto fire system
- Trim tabs
- Electronic controls
- Maxwell bow thruster
- Windlass control at helm
- Navigation lights
- GPS chart plotter/radar
- Icom M-45 VHF radio
- Alpine stereo system
Engine and Mechanical:
- DD series 60 DDEC engines 750 hp each
- Arneson drives and Rolla props
- Water level indicator
- Water heater
- Air conditioning/heating reverse cycle
Crow's Nest Yachts, Inc. offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Disclaimer: West Coast Yachts offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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