Charisma | Hylas 44' 1989

Annapolis, MD

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Yacht Name: Charisma
Builder: Hylas
Model: 44
Year: 1989
Location: Annapolis, MD
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The Hylas 44 is fast and exceptionally well behaved under sail, as well as stable and comfortable at anchor. A German Frers design, the Hylas 44 offers shallow draft and excellent sailing performance.

Designed by German Frers, the hull of the Hylass 44 boasts a wonderful sheer line with a low profile unique among center cockpit boats. A true eye-pleasing design well suited for the traditionalist looking for the comfort and safety afforded by a center cockpit. The side decks are wide, providing for easy unrestricted access to the foredeck and coach roof while underway. Most are found with an aluminum toe rail and tall stainless-steel stanchions with double lifelines. Handrails along the coach roof and boarding gates to port and starboard add further convenience.

The hull is constructed of solid fiberglass (GRP) with an external lead keel bolted to a very deep keel stub and featured a skeg hung rudder for extra grounding protection. Decks are fiberglass with an endgrain balsa core. Deck material included both the option for contrasting non-skid and teak overlay. Many with original teak decks have since been redone with non-skid. The hull and deck joint is fastened with an inward turning flange and through bolted at the toe rail on 6-inch centers with a flexible sealant. Interior furniture and bulkheads have been bonded to the hull to ensure a strong and stiff structure well noted in the vessels sailing characteristics.

The cabin is finished in elegant teak with a teak & holly sole throughout. To forward is a private stateroom with oversized pullman berth and comfortable sitting area. There is extra storage with drawers, hanging locker and outboard shelving. Next aft is the forward head. The passageway continues aft to the main salon which features a large u-shaped convertible dining settee to port with a folding table on center. Aft to port is the nav station with electronics and electrical panel. Across to starboard is the straight-line galley running aft that includes a stainless-steel sink, refrigeration/freezer compartment, storage spaces, massive countertop space, and a propane stove with oven. Amidships is the engine & systems access that can be opened from both port & starboard hatches. The starboard passageway continues aft to the large master stateroom with sitting area, drawer, locker & shelf storage and a private enclosed head with shower. There are numerous opening hatches & portlights throughout the vessel providing illumination and ventilation for the entire cabin.

The Hylas 44 is a fantastic option for the budget minded cruiser. The majority of these boats have weathered the years well. Much of the original systems have since been improved and these vessels generally come well equipped and ready to cruise. Well built and exceptionally capable, the Hylas 44 is a very choice option for the discerning sailor.
Cruised by knowledgeable owners for the last three years and lived aboard for the last nine years. Upgrades were made throughout their ownership.

Interior Features Include:

  • Custom mattress in aft cabin
  • LED lights and nav lights
  • Bug screens on all ports and hatches; custom bug screen for companion way hatch
  • Television, 12v, located on a fold up mount on cabin top
  • Lee cloth for starboard saloon settee
  • Katadyn PowerSurvivor 160E 6.5 gph 12v (new drive motor installed 2019)
  • Zodiac Cadet 10' dinghy and Yamaha 6hp motor also included.


Length: 44'
Draft: 5' 8
Water Tank Capacity: 150 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: 2013 Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH5E
Power: 55 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1600 Hours


Down and forward is the main salon featuring full headroom, one fixed settee, and one convertible settee with a centerline drop leaf table. The galley is located on the starboard passageway and the navigation station is opposite. The forward stateroom features an offset double berth, hanging lockers and drawers. The guest head has access from either the forward stateroom or the main salon. The master suite has a centerline queen berth fitted with a custom mattress, a private head with a separate shower stall, and ample locker and drawer space throughout. The fourteen opening ports and seven hatches provide ample ventilation throughout the vessel.



  • 2 Frigoboat 12v keel cooled refrigeration compressors with Auto SSC controllers and additional filter/dryers installed; 5.5 cu. ft. refrigerator box and 4.5 cu. ft. freezer box
  • Seaward Princess 2 burner gimbaled propane stove and oven
  • Xintex Propane fume detector and solenoid; 2 sensors (new 2020)
  • 2 20lb aluminium propane tanks located in rear deck vented lazaret
  • Isotemp Spa hot water heater; AC and engine heated (new 2017)



  • 10 Barient Winches, 3 on mast, 2 on forward cabin top, 2 sheet winches in cockpit, 1 main sheet, and 2 rear cabin top
  • Rocna 55lb main anchor w/ 225 ft high test 3/8 chain( new 2019)
  • French Fluke type 55lb secondary with chain and 200 ft rode
  • Large Danforth storm anchor with separate rode and chain
  • Maxwell/Nilsson v1000 windlass; new motor and rebuilt 2015; deck mounted foot switch and cockpit control
  • New Dyneema soft lifelines forward
  • Atlantic Towers stern arch (2016); with dinghy davits and 3 100 amp solar panels mounted
  • Deck jack lines
  • Full enclosure all around bimini/dodger; (new clear glass 2020)
  • Hatch covers for all deck hatches
  • Magma propane BBQ
  • Winslow 6 person offshore liferaft; Valise packed in waterproof Pelican Case for deck storage; (inspected and certified 6/2016)



  • Furuno Radar with mast mounted antenna
  • Icom IC- 502 VHF with command mic in cockpit
  • Icom IC M 710 SSB; backstay antenna, antenna tuner
  • Raytheon ST6000+ autopilot
  • Standard Horizon depth and speed
  • Moor wind speed and direction
  • Garmin 128 at navstation
  • ACR GlobalFix EPIRB with 10 year battery (new 2017)
  • DIgital Yachts AIT 3000 AIS transponder; multiplexer, wifi output for navigation (IPad Capable), USB interface for laptop navigation
  • Pioneer Stereo at Navstaion ; cd, usb charger and connection, 2 speakers in saloon, 2 in cockpit, 2 in real cabin



ZF MARINE, ZF 30 M heavy duty Transmission

  • 2 alternators mounted on engine;
  • 120 amp for house bank with Balmar external regulator
  • Spare 120 amp alternator and Balmar regulator
  • Groco Engine Oil Change System



  • 2 30amp shore power circuits with shore power cords and 50 amp adaptor
  • Cruisair Turbo 16000 BTU reverse cycle AC and heat; with 1500 watt resistance duct heater element and smart start unit; runs off second 30amp power circuit (installed 2013)
  • Xantrex Freedom Marine 25 inverter / battery charger
  • Lifeline AGM house bank batteries ; 4 6v for 440 amp hours at 12v
  • 2 Optima AGM 12v batteries; one for engine start and a second for windless
  • BlueSky 30amp MTTP solar charge/controller
  • 3 100 watt hard solar panels mounted on stern arch; 2 100 watt flexible panels located on life lines


Sails & Rigging

  • Mack Sails 135% Genoa (sunbrella cover replaced 2015)
  • Furlex Roller Furler
  • Doyle Full Batten Offshore Mainsail, (new 2015) 3 reefs and full Doyle Stack Pack, TidesMarine low friction luff track
  • North Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker 3/4 oz with snuffer sock
  • Forespar Line Control adjustable whisker pole, mast mounted (2016)


Additional Units Included

2020 Zodiac Cadet