1987 | Hylas | York, VA |$ 159,000

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About Obsession

You are certainly familiar with the Hylas 46, 49 and 54 as they are among the most sought after boats in our times. But, you may not be as familiar with the Hylas 44 that started it all. The Hylas 44 was designed by German Frers and built by Queen Long Marine in Taiwan from 1984 to 1992. This is a center cockpit offshore cruiser was built with the charter trade in mind as a comfortable ocean going cruiser that was easily sailed by a couple. They became very popular as a commodious two stateroom vessel with a beautiful center cockpit and scooped transom for enjoying the Islands. The Hylas 44 was indeed the predecessor of the 46 and 54 with the beam carried well aft to provide that beautiful aft stateroom..

The interior is one of the lovely features of the Hulas 44 because it was really designed as a perfect charter boat for two couples or a family. They have an offset double berth forward that has a small settee and a private head and shower. The main salon has a lovely rounded dinette arrangement to port with a classic straight settee to starboard. The master stateroom aft has its own ensuite head and shower. The dual walk-throughs proved to be a popular feature so one can access the aft stateroom without disturbing the galley slave. The galley is laid out on the starboard side with the master head and shower on the port side. The master stateroom has a centerline queen on all except the first thirteen hulls which had a berth offset starboard side.

The build quality is there with a solid hand laid fiberglass hull and a network of full length fore and aft stringers and transverse flooring. The deck is a fiberglass sandwich cored with balsa in the eighties, fastened to the hull with 5200 and though-bolted with stainless bolts. The chainplates are massive and they tie into glassed over stainless steel I-beams.

It is with pleasure that we offer you our latest offering the Hylas 44 “Obsession”. This 1987 Hylas 44 is very special as she was never in charter. She also had an extended sugar scoop transom added making her more like the popular Hylas 46. Her first owner’s kept her in the Caribbean where she was on the hard during each hurricane season. They enjoyed many winters cruising in the Caribbean. The second owners purchased the boat in 1999.

The first owners had her shipped to Ft Lauderdale and then spent winters in the Caribbean! They stored the boat on the hard in summers. The current owners purchased their Obsession in January of 1999 and sailed to the Chesapeake Bay. At 12 years old, she was due for a refit and Hartge’s Yard in Galesville was the perfect yard for the job. The new owners had the transom extended in 2000. The mold for the transom extension was actually created by Queen Long Marine for the Hylas 46. The popularity of the Hylas 46 made this a sought after feature. The new owners also had the topsides painted a beautiful Flag Blue.

The current owners have enjoyed the Chesapeake Bay and East Coast. They have maintained the boat in good order giving her what she needed to be a beautiful comfortable and safe home. H

Highlights include:

  • Extended sugar scoop transom in 2000

  • Repowered in 2006 with a new Yanmar diesel engine. new transmission

  • Upgraded running gear with engine

  • Flex O Fold three-blade prop

  • Line cutter installed for New England cruising

  • Custom full cockpit enclosure 2015

  • Custom cockpit cushions by CCushions

  • New interior upholstery

  • Recent sails from 2014 to 2016

  • In mast furling mainsail

  • Removable inner forestay for cutter rig

  • New epoxy bottom in 2012

  • Single side band radio!

  • AIS

  • Coach roof repainted (2018)

  • New UK Genoa (2016)

  • Mast, boom, spinnaker pole repainted (2014)

Details & Dimensions

Builder: Hylas
Category: Sail
Model: 44
Model Year: 1987
Length: 44
Draft: 6'
Boat Name: Obsession
Location: York, VA
Asking Price: $159,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine: 2006 Yanmar 4JHAE
Displacement: 22,320 lbs