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Hylas Discussion / Polars for H46 Shoal Draft
« Last post by Mazu on March 31, 2021, 02:03:10 PM »
Hi All,

There was a thread a couple years ago on polars and speed charts for the 46. 

I am looking for the information (for the shoal draft version in particular) in a .txt or .pol file that I can import into other programs.

Does this exist out there?

Thanks in advance,
Hylas 46 - #61

I have a 1984 Hylas 44'. It's number 8.
The chain plates are fine but the keel bolts needed tightening.
The fuel tanks down the center line needed to be removed but all is now well.
We love our Hylas. It's a great boat. Solid and beautiful.
Experienced Hylas Yachts / Hylas 46 wanted!
« Last post by YachtShah on March 17, 2021, 03:07:07 AM »
Hey guys,

Don't waste the broker fee, sell it direct!

If you have a recent Hylas 46, preferably 202x with a good cruising specification, I would be very interested to buy it!

I have cruised in a Hylas 44 for 18 years, so I know what I am looking for !

Anywhere in the world is ok for me (provided there is water near by.)


H44 #65 1989, sadly soon to be upgraded!
Experienced Hylas Yachts / Re: Hylas 46 - Feather
« Last post by YachtShah on March 17, 2021, 03:02:52 AM »
Sounds like we are in a similar place, admiring H46 and gathering specifications for our wishlist!

I'd appreciate a copy of this listing also, if the owner ever reads this. 


Experienced Hylas Yachts / Re: 1996 Hylas 46, "Kokopelli"
« Last post by YachtShah on March 17, 2021, 03:00:27 AM »
Hey Brian,

Wow, she is beautifully put together.  A lot of thought and experience there.

She might be a bit old for me, but I would love to receive pictures for ideas to steal !!  At the current rate, it looks like I will have to commission a new one, as there are so few recent models for sale, and even less which are specified for "real sailing."

If you wouldn't mind, do you have any info / specs / pictures that you can easily send through.  If not, don't worry.  Just take my admiring comments as a complement!!



H44 #65 1989, sadly soon to be upgraded. 
(I guess I should be excited to 'upgrade', but there is a piece of me in my old boat!!)
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 46 new build quality
« Last post by erikh on March 11, 2021, 02:38:33 PM »
Hey Andy, you've been had SHAH for a good long time, congratulations on such a tenure aboard.

I can help you with your questions.

+ Are they still building in Taiwan or is it now in China? Yes! The same facility in Kaohsiung that your Hylas 44 came out of is where all Hylas' are made and is owned by the same family. Jane & Joseph are still in the yard and if you send them an email Jane is likely to be the first to respond. Their children, Andy & Peggy, are starting to take over the day to day operations of the yard. Currently in production are the H48, H57, H60, M44, M49, and M58
+ Can any comment on production quality of newer boats versus c. 1990 models? The same high quality build techniques go into every build but as technology advances so does the type of equipment put into the boat. For instance a late 1990's Hylas 46 up next to a early 2010's Hylas 46 will have the same hull construction but all of the gear like davits, sails, electronics, electrical, plumbing and such will be much more modern.
+ would there be any date before / after which one should choose to buy a boat? This is really dependent on your budget. An early Hylas 46 can be had in the upper $200's, a late model Hylas 46 will be around $400k. I would recommend the newest you can afford, this will give you fresher equipment.

I'm not sure where you may have heard about a change to the yard location, staff, or quality control, as none of that has changed.

If you have any other questions I am happy to answer those for you.
Erik Haaland
David Walters Yachts
Hylas Discussion / Re: Whitlock Constellation Steering System
« Last post by Dreikorbn6 on March 09, 2021, 09:29:04 AM »
I think Lewmar bought Whitlock fish macerator.  At least I've been able to source steering parts from Lewmar that fit.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Whitlock Constellation Steering System
« Last post by svelysium on March 04, 2021, 10:50:46 PM »
 Oops!  Got cut off.  Anyway, he did not have the service manual and was not able to identify the parts based on photos and measurements.  As these parts are not made anymore, the only remedy for was to send the parts to the UK to have Lewmar fabricate them.  The shipping was twice as much as the parts.  I really hope this works and that I get the parts back in time for launch in 10 weeks! 

Thank you for the help.

S/V Elysium
2001 H46 H#35
Hylas Discussion / Re: Whitlock Constellation Steering System
« Last post by svelysium on March 04, 2021, 10:45:25 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the help.  I ended up getting ahold of a helpful tech in the Uk at Lewmar.  He walked me through the dis-assembly via email.  Even he didn
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 46 new build quality
« Last post by joel on March 03, 2021, 06:30:36 PM »

We are hull 66!
We've been aboard several of the new boats at the boat show, including the 48.  The newest 46 I've been on is Sparrow Hawk, a beautifully maintained boat.  They are all built in Taiwan.  I got to meet Joseph at the boat show a couple years ago.  His kids are doing a great job running the company, and service is still amazing.
The only change I've noticed is that the bulkheads appear to be covered in laminate rather than wood veneer.  Everything else is still first-rate. 
I understand that some of the early 46's had rudder issues.  I don't know when the rudders were redesigned.
If you want an honest assessment of the 48 I'll give you that too off list!

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