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Experienced Hylas Yachts / 2011 HC Explorer For Sale
« Last post by jordanyachts on November 06, 2018, 09:12:09 PM »

Just thought anyone who likes the Hylas 49 model might not know about and be interested in Tony Seibert's redesign of the 49 and build by Hans Christian.  We have a 2011 model for sale in Fort Lauderdale. 

Please view our YouTube video if you are interested.

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Hylas Discussion / Re: About to buy - any advice?
« Last post by Manketti on November 06, 2018, 12:41:36 PM »
Have a look at Manketti She is in top condition and for sale I know she is in Europe but have a look at

Best regards
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 Generators ?
« Last post by Manketti on November 06, 2018, 12:38:24 PM »
Hi Rob
Many thanks for your reply that was just the information I needed but could you please help with a few other questions
What model number did you purchase?
Did you fit it, or have it fitted by a company?
Was your FP a 12v /24v dc model?

many thanks

Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 Generators ?
« Last post by RobS on November 06, 2018, 12:29:41 AM »
Sorry, I am home and do not have any pics of our new Northern Lights gen.  We had the original Fisher Panda for about 10 years, but it became more and more trouble and we replaced it last winter in St. Lucia.  I think we have the 5K unit from Northern Lights and it sits in an enclosure in about the same space as the Fisher Panda at the back end of the engine compartment.  We oriented it so that the key maintenance points are on the port side, accessed through the doors in the master cabin head.  We only have 250 hours or so on the unit, but so far it has worked impeccably and we really love having a gen we can depend on.  It seems quieter that the FP unit.  Northern Lights run at a lower RPM and temp than the FP.  They seem to have a much better reputation than FP for repair frequency and dependability.
Hylas Discussion / Re: About to buy - any advice?
« Last post by RobS on November 06, 2018, 12:21:25 AM »
We have been on our Hylas 49 for 3 years, down the E coast and the last 2 years in the Caribbean.  Wonderful boat, great motion at sea.  What you should know, however, is that H49's really are not ICW boats.  We tried stretches of the ICW, and with the 6 foot draft, we did a LOT of "bottom checking", often right in the middle of the channel.  The fact is that much of the ICW is not well maintained to a dependable depth standard.  We only really got stuck twice, and then only for about an hour each (had to wait for the tide to come in), but we sure hit and slid up on bars with some frequency.  Very nerve wracking, even though generally we could back off with reverse and occasional bow thruster help.  The other issue is bridge clearance.  The 49 is marketed as having a 63.5 foot air draft, but our best estimate is that our boat is above 64.5 feet, with upgrades to antennas, sail instruments and anchor light.  This means that every bridge you approach will create anxiety because often the bridge gauges are hard to read and there is no way to accurately measure clearance by eye from the deck of your boat.  We only "tapped" one bridge, but we had to wait out tide change at a key bridge in FL for multiple hours. Every bridge is an anxious experience, however.  We finally learned to do big chunks of the E coast offshore, where we could set our sails and just GO.  I would recommend that you do the same if you buy the H49.  Good luck!
Hylas Discussion / Re: LiFePO4 batteries
« Last post by joel on November 05, 2018, 09:05:43 PM »
FYI, Trojan is coming out with 'drop in' batteries with built in BMS under the Trillium label.

Hard to plan ahead when the tech is evolving as we speak.
Experienced Hylas Yachts / Re: Looking for Shoal Draft Hylas 46
« Last post by Ambition on November 04, 2018, 06:19:17 PM »
Depending on where you want to sail, we have found our deep draft 46 is really not an issue. We have cruised much of the US East Coast from Fl to NYC, Hudson River to Lake Champlain, the Bahamas and the Caribbean from BVI to Carriacou. The only place where we felt restricted was in the Florida Keys and in the Abacos.
Our prior boat was a 41 foot shoal draft and we sold it due to to poor upwind performance and bought the Hylas 46. The performance of our boat is as good or better than I ever expected and when you really MUST go to windward the boat gives good speed, pointing ability and comfort.

We really do not miss our old shoal draft for even one minute!
Merrill and Maryse
S/V Ambition H46 #40
Hylas Discussion / Re: Looking for a Hylas 54 Deck Salon with a centerboard
« Last post by tulsag on November 04, 2018, 05:38:46 PM »

My name is Mark Powell and my wife and I own TARA a centerboard 2004 Hylas 54 (we are the second owners of hull #33)  I’m not sure why TARA is not on your list of centerboard 54’s but she definitely is one and is a deck salon as well.  I am 6’3” and I can walk throughout her without ducking anywhere.   TARA is currently birthed in Ragussa, Sicily.  She has been in the Med since 2015 and we are planning to bring TARA back to the Caribbean next November and then take her up to Annapolis in 2020 to put her up for sale because we have moved to Phoenix, AZ and plan to get a smaller coastal cruiser for San Diego.

TARA is a special Hylas 54 in that she is designed to work seamlessly at the flip of a switch in either 110v or 220v environments. Just as importantly, her design solves the damaging 50hz/60hz problem by converting AC appliances to inverter mode while hooked up to 50hz shore power.  A transformer alone does not solve this problem. She is the only Hylas that I have ever seen that has that functionality.  That has been an amazing advantage in the Med and in several Caribbean islands.  All we have to do is change the plug-in adapter and flip a switch and we are operating as though we were in a US marina. Most boats waste fuel and generator operating hours to use non-inverted appliances such as the washer/dryer and water heater. TARA is cutter rigged and has all the standard 54 options plus washer/dryer, ice maker, trash compactor (my wife will say this is the single greatest asset on the boat), and central vacuum, water maker, and Iridium satellite dome.  Last year we added 6 flexible solar panels that are sown into the bimini and practically impossible to see.  We went from charging batteries every day, to charging every two to three days.  TARA has an AWL-grip jet black hull with red boot stripes.  When we were looking for our ‘gone sailing’ boat we wanted a navy blue hull and crisscrossed the country looking at Hylas 49’s and 54’s. There was a black hulled Hylas 54 for sale in Tampa that we avoided seeing because we wanted navy blue. Then my wife went to Newport to look at a navy blue 49’ that was for sale and when she walked up to the boat there was an identical Hylas 49 in BLACK sitting in the slip next to it.  She was floored by how gorgeous the BLACK was in comparison.  We flew to TAMPA the next week and bought TARA (she was originally name SECOND WIND by her original owner). Barely a day goes by when someone fails to make a comment about how beautiful TARA is. 

You are smart to desire a centerboard version. When we lower the board, you can literally watch TARA point higher on the chartplotter.  We sailed TARA throughout the shallow Bahamas and had no problems while deeper keeled vessels either couldn’t go to some spots or had to anchor much further off the beach.

I know we are a couple of years out in our plans for putting TARA up for sale but good luck in your search and if I can be of any help you can call me at 918-671-0404 and I will be happy to help you out in any way I can. 

Mark Powell

Mark Powell
TARA (Hull #33)
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 56 being sold as an Outbound 56
« Last post by Amante on November 04, 2018, 03:57:41 PM »
Thanks for posting this. We all want to know what is going on with our brand. Or we should.

Hylas Discussion / Re: About to buy - any advice?
« Last post by erikh on November 04, 2018, 04:38:42 AM »
She’s been ridden a bit hard and put away wet so to speak. Not terrible but to be perfect she needs a good bit of cosmetic work. Been on the market longer than any other 49 in recent years.

Hylas 49 only has one keel option. It’s one of the best riding sea boats out there. Would you rather save 8” to get a bit closer of an anchorage or ride out that sea way better?
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