Custom built by a boating enthusiast the current owner has only improved on the original concept and updated this one of a kind boat. No expense was spared at the build and the current owner has had an open check book policy, keeping this Hallett 540 Custom in perfect condition. It is now time for a new owner to own a legacy and one of a kind Performance yacht.
For more information contact Michael Selter at 619-265-6906.
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 and chrome 700 HP 60 Series Detroit Diesels with seven bladed Rolla ss props, pushing her into the 50 MPH 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 enhances complements the red exterior There is no mistaking this red beast, turning heads with a one kind style the 540 features custom C-Fab ss arch with matching red 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. New faux teak sole and complete new 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.
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2515 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106