Spec Boat | Hylas 44' 2018

Annapolis, MD


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Josh McLean

Josh grew up sailing the shores of the Great Lakes. His experience includes cruising and racing, ownership of mid-size C&C Yachts, and chartering monohulls and catamarans in the Caribbean. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering he became a Captain in the United States Air Force, serving eight years as a special operations navigator with eight combat deployments.

During his later years in the Air Force, he began his maritime career on a part-time basis. This included operating a successful internet based marine supply business. During his early years in yacht brokerage, he built an impressive and diverse group of listings of power and sailing yachts and cultivated a loyal client base.

After completing his time in the Air Force Josh moved to Florida to pursue his true passion; a full-time career in yacht sales. He is currently a licensed and bonded Florida yacht broker at David Walters Yachts. Josh blends his professionalism, sailing experience, and focus on his client's needs to help both buyers and sellers navigate the waters of the boating market. His clients value his dedication and commitment to providing quality brokerage services with results.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Spec Boat
Builder: Hylas
Model: M44
Year: 2018
Location: Annapolis, MD
Hull Material: Fiberglass
 

THE FIRST HYLAS M44 INTRODUCED TO THE US MARKET

Strong, capable and comfortable are synonymous when describing the new Hylas M44 power yacht. Collaborating with globally renowned New Zealand yacht builder Salthouse, this new Hylas design reflects the finest handcrafted quality and tradition that power boat owners have come to revere and expect. The new M44 offers fuel efficiency, functional design and maximum space while providing the power and performance that is unprecedented.

Launched in the Spring of 2018, this is the first Hylas Downeast Sedan introduced to the US market. An ideal platform to create unforgettable memories with family and friends. Relax in the luxurious saloon or enjoy alfresco dining or lounging in the covered spacious cockpit. Rooftop storage for dinghy, paddle boards, or kayaks. Perfect for a couple and occasional guests. Experience proven performance, economical cruising, and quality personalized craftsmanship from the world-class builder of Hylas Yachts.

Highlights Include:

  • Spacious forward master stateroom with centerline queen
  • Offset guest cabin with two twin lower berths with insert to convert to a double and single upper berth
  • Fullsize head with electric Masterflush toilet with both freshwater and saltwater flush, and aseparate stall shower
  • Large windows, providing panoramic visibility while underway or enjoying the surroundings at anchor
  • Aft galley positioning designed to enable easy conversation while preparing food and entertaining
  • Full galley with large pull-out pantry for great storage
  • Saloon and cockpit tables providing options for dining indoors or out
  • Spacious living areas, comparable with those of much larger vessels
  • Generous-sized aft lounge - perfect for alfresco dining, fishing, and relaxing
  • Handcrafted teak interior with matt varnish finish
  • Twin Yanmar 8LV-370 370HP 8-cylinder direct injection common rail turbocharged diesel engines
  • Yamar KMH50A gearboxes, direct drive shafts, with 4-blade CNC propellers
  • Bennett trim tabs with helm controls
  • 2-Zone CruiseAir air conditioning
  • Sidepower SE80/285T bowthruster
  • Seastar electro-hydraulic steering

Dimensions

Length: 44'
Beam: 13' 6
Draft: 3' 2
Water Tank Capacity: 185 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 240 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 8LV
Power: 370hp
Number of Engines: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel

Port Guest Cabin

Further aft to port is a guest cabin with a twin that can convert to a double berth. There is a 3rd upper bunk over a fitted tall chest of drawers. Plenty of storage space under the twins and a deck hatch for light and ventilation.

  • Twin bunks with 6" foam mattresses and infill to create double berth
  • Upper single bunk with 4" mattress
  • Drawer unit with soft-close rollers
  • Under bunk storage
  • Lewmar LP50 deckhead hatch with retractable screen and sunshade
  • Chrome deckhead lighting
  • (2) Reading lights
  • Mirror
  • Upholstered wall and ceiling surfaces

 

Head

With dedicated access from the passageway, the head is nicely finished with Corian counters, stainless sink, teak trim, and a freshwater flush electric toilet with transfer valve to convert to salt water and additional storage outboard. There is a separate shower stall with bench seat.

  • Basin with hot & cold pressurized freshwater supply and single lever tap
  • Basin/vanity cabinet GRP molded
  • Lewmar LP50 opening deckhead hatch
  • Masterflush 8600 freshwater & saltwater electric heads with Y-valve
  • Toilet roll holder & toilet brush
  • Soap dispenser
  • Chrome deckhead lighting
  • Storage locker
  • Towel rail
  • Mirror
  • Separate stall shower with retracting shower door and moulded seat
  • Extractor fan & light in shower stall

 

Galley

Located aft with a fully opening swing up window on gas rams creating an uninterrupted
social space and serving hatch to the cockpit when open. To starboard is a spacious pull out pantry and vitrifrigo refrigerator drawers. Opposite to port is a fully-equipped galley that is open at the same level as the main saloon and helm windshield for a light and airy feel.

  • U-shaped galley counter with 10 self-closing drawers including twin rubbish bins
  • Force 10 three-burner propane stove with oven
  • Frigoboat freezer unit with top access with external temperature display
  • Dual Vitrifrigo stainless steel drawer fridges 
  • Twin stainless steel sinks with single-lever hot & cold pressurized water supply and retractable faucet
  • Water purifier with dedicated faucet
  • Full height pull-out pantry
  • Corian countertops
  • Corner plate locker cabinet with built-in microwave cabinet above
  • Stainless steel Sharp Carousel microwave oven
  • Soap dispenser

 

Helm

The helm station has a “love seat” for helm and passenger – all covered with UltraLeather. A very desirable but rare feature is the sliding oversized helm window with teak step to make docking and access forward very convenient. Black mesh cover for front windows and 3 independent windscreen wipers.

  • 2 person upholstered bench seat with chart and manual storage locker
  • Cocktail drawer under helm seat
  • Front windows in clear toughened glass for improved night vision
  • Windscreen wipers with washers 
  • Electronic engine controls
  • Steering wheel - Black grip, burlwood inserts
  • Console for chart plotters 
  • AC and DC panels 
  • Bennett trim tab controls
  • Engine panels and instruments
  • Fuel and water level gauges
  • Teak step

 

Navigation & Entertainment Equipment

  • Raymarine Autopilot - Smart Pilot (T7162 EV-400 Power)
  • Icom IC-M324 VHF
  • Raymarine 12.1" color screen, chart plotter, radar and digital fishfinder (E70482-00-NAG Axiom Pro12s W/NAG)
  • Camera on bow for anchor viewing and 2 in engine room (Apollo AP-CAM-DW dome camera)
  • Raymarine Ray50 VHF with DSC
  • Raymarine E70310 RS150 GPS receiver
  • Raymarine E92142 RD418HD 4KW Radome
  • Raymarine E32158 AIS 650 Class B transceiver
  • Sony 24” TV in salon
  • Fusion MS AV650 stereo with bluetooth/CD/DVD and 3 zones

 

Electrical

  • 12v DC & 230v AC domestic systems
  • BEP Marine 902-NHM 12-way circuit breaker panel
  • Northern lights M673L3 6KW Genset - sound shield and remote starting
  • Zinc anode protection
  • Anchor windlass overload protection
  • Anchor light
  • AGM house batteries Mastervolt 675 AMP hrs (3x225)
  • 230v AC 50Hz 32Amp shore power connection
  • 12v DC AGM engine start battery
  • 12v DC AGM deep cycle service batteries – 660Ah capacity
  • 2.2kw battery charger / Inverter
  • (6) 230v AC sockets
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Navigation lights
  • Engine room lights

 

Mechanical

  • (4) Bilge pumps
  • Bilge water alarm
  • Bowthruster (Sidepower SE80/285T)
  • Engine room air vents with water separators
  • Flojet freshwater and saltwater pumps 17LPM X2
  • 16 gallon 316L stainless hot water tank heated via engines or AC power O
  • Acoustop insulation
  • Raw water intake grills
  • Lip-seal shaft seals
  • Seastar hydraulic steering
  • Intermediate and strut bearings for shafts
  • Underwater exhausts and water lock mufflers
  • 18000BTU and 16000BTU Cruisair air conditioning

 

Engine & Propulsion

  • (2) Yanmar 8LV-370 370hp (272kw) 8-cylinder 4-stoke direct injection common rail turbocharged diesel engines
  • Freshwater engine cooling via heat exchangers
  • Raw water intake grills
  • Stainless steel raw water strainers
  • Rubber flexible engine mounts
  • Yanmar VC-10 color LVC vessel control system
  • Racor fuel filters / water separators
  • Underwater exhausts with waterlock mufflers
  • Fire-retardant GRP tubing for exhausts
  • Acoustop machinery space insulation
  • Engine room air vents
  • (4) 12v DC engine room lights & (1) 12v DC tank room light
  • Yanmar KMH50A gearboxes with shaft drive
  • 3” Blue Water stern tubes with Vesconite intermediate bearings
  • 2” stainless steel propeller shafts
  • P-brackets with Vesconite strut bearings
  • 4-bladed CNC propellers

 

Hull & Deck

  • Hand laminated GRP hull with end grain pre-sealed balsa core.
  • Vinylester resins are used for added osmosis resistance
  • Isophthalic white Gel-coat topsides
  • 5 coats of International epoxy primer & 1 coat of International epoxy tiecoat
  • 3 coats of International Ultra antifouling
  • Hand laminated GRP deck and superstructure reinforced and insulated with
  • balsa core
  • Teak laid decking adjacent to cockpit
  • Deep “V” planing hull design with skeg keel
  • Molded fiberglass hull with hand laid end-sealed balsa core in both bottom and topsides
  • Stainless rubrail at hull to deck join and stainless swim ladder
  • Molded fiberglass deck with balsa core and molded-in non-skid
  • White gelcoat with black boot stripe and black bottom
  • Decks are white with non-skid
  • Cockpit deck is 15mm teak

 

Deck Equipment

  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Stainless steel rubbing strake / rubbing strips
  • Dinghy tie-down padeyes (4) on cabin top
  • GRP antenna mast for navigation lights and radar
  • Black mesh ‘black out’ protective cover for windscreen
  • Stainless steel framed lockable sliding door from helm station to side decks
  • LED navigation lights, steaming and anchor light
  • Stainless steel model designation logos
  • Saltwater washdown bow and transom
  • Large chain locker forward
  • Custom stainless safety rails, extended aft to cockpit
  • Stainless chocks and cleats
  • Stainless portholes and aluminum hatches

 

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment

  • Maxwell RC-10-8 1,000w vertical electric reversing anchor windlass with
    controls at helm and bow and chain counter at helm
  • Rocna 33lbs galvanised anchor
  • 60m of 8mm galvanized chain (10mm for M49)
  • Stainless steel self-launching stemhead fitting with twin rollers
  • Self-draining chain and rope locker
  • Saltwater washdown in anchor well
  • (6) Chrome mooring cleats
  • Mooring pack (fenders and warps)
  • Stainless steel chafe guards

 

Cockpit Equipment

  • One piece GRP moulding
  • GRP cockpit cappings
  • Deep teak-laid bathing platform
  • Teak laid cockpit sole
  • Twin hatches to access lazarette
  • Gas bottle stowage locker under cockpit seating – stowage for (2) 2kgs gas bottles
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Hot & cold pressurized cockpit shower
  • Seat squabs and back rests
  • Side stowage lockers in cockpit incorporating shore power connection socket
  • Deckhead lighting with switch
  • LED floor level lighting
  • GRP adjustable height cockpit table with upholstered infill to create double sunbed
  • 3 piece cockpit covers in clear pvc with zip openings
  • Fishing rod holders
  • Outboard engine bracket
  • Saltwater washdown in cockpit
  • Stainless steel padeye to secure dinghy in cockpit
  • Stainless steel Portofino rail on stern platform with side gate access, rails and safety wires
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Stainless steel framed slide lockable door from cockpit to interior
  • Stainless steel framed hinged window from cockpit to galley area with gas stays and tinted UV reducing glass
  • Removable cockpit screens

 

Steering & Trim

  • Seastar electro-hydraulic steering system
  • Twin CNC rudders with 2” stainless steel stocks and tillers
  • Chatfield Marine Elite rudder seals with Vesconite support bearings
  • Wheel at helm station
  • Bennett 12vDC trim tabs with controls at helm

 

Tankage

FRESH WATER TANKAGE

  • 185 gal water capacity in 2 stainless steel tanks
  • BEP Marine water tank level gauges
  • Stainless steel deck filler
  • Tank breathers

FUEL TANKAGE

  • 240 gal  capacity in 1 stainless steel tank
  • BEP Marine fuel tank level gauges
  • Stainless steel deck filler
  • Tank breathers

BLACK WATER TANKAGE

  • Sealand 60 gal holding tanks system with 12vDC overboard
    discharge or deck vacuum point
  • BEP Marine digital holding tank monitoring system

 

Safety

  • (8) PFDs
  • Flare kit
  • Bilge water alarm
  • Automatic engine room fire extinguisher
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kit

 

Accommodations

The Hylas M44 sleeps two in a spacious private forward cabin with centerline queen. The convertible guest cabin sleeps one, two or three and two in the main salon. Interior cabinetry is all handcrafted teak, finished with matt varnish and featuring solid trim. Push lock latches on drawers and lockers. Interior ceilings are upholstered white giving bright and spacious feel complimenting the white ultra-leather seating. The cabin sole is matt-varnished teak. Oceanair screen/blinds for all overhead hatches. 

  • Handcrafted teak joinery varnished to a matt finish
  • Fitted carpets through main saloon and accomodations
  • Corian counters in galley andd headds
  • Push locks for doors and drawers with soft-close rollers
  • Roller drawers throughout
  • Hinged access to engine spaces with substantial sound dampening
  • LED interior deckhead lighting
  • LED courtesy floor lighting

 

Main Salon

The main saloon offers a central, high-visibility panoramic viewing area for lounging and operating the boat in any weather condition. To port is a u-shaped settee, covered in white Ultraleather,a beautiful high/low saloon table with holly inlay. To starboard is a settee with pull out cushions creating space as a sea-berth. The aft bulkhead has a 24” flat screen TV. Additional drawers and lockers throughout including custom bar storage under helm station. Side and rear windows are also opening, along with two opening top deck sun hatches, to offer exceptional light and ventilation. This area can also be closed up and cooled/heated efficiently when desired, thanks to the reverse-cycle air conditioning. Valance lighting and numerous lamps create a warm ambiance at night.

  • Saloon seating with bench seat to starboard and U-shaped dinette forward to port, raised by 6" to provide excellent forward viability
  • Hand-crafted teak dinette table with height adjustable leg and upholstered infill to create double berth
  • (2) Large deckhead sliding hatch windows
  • Oceanair deckhead hatch blinds
  • (2) Solar vents
  • Tempered glass saloon side windows
  • LED deckhead lighting

 

Master Stateroom

The owner’s cabin forward features a centerline queen berth, positioned low
for easy access from either side. Generous storage includes a cedar-lined hanging locker, linen locker and numerous soft closing drawers on runners. Space for a flat screen TV is on the starboard bulkhead for easy viewing from the berth.Access to bowthruster and battery is under the queen bunk. A deck hatch and four opening portholes provide plenty of light and air. Bookshelves and reading lights port and starboard. Double USB and AC sockets port and starboard.

  • Queen-sized island double berth with foam mattress
  • Hanging locker with drawer unit
  • Lewmar LP50 deckhead hatch
  • Chrome deckhead lighting
  • Concealed LED lighting
  • (2) Reading lights
  • Mirror
  • (4) Stainless steel portholes