Stephen Reverand came aboard David Walters Yachts with a lifelong love of boats and more than three decades of offshore and inland sailing experience. As a teenager, he restored a cedar-planked Barnegat Bay sneakbox and sailed local lakes in the New York area. As a young professional, he upgraded to a classic 35-foot yawl and sailed from New York Harbor, east on Long Island Sound to Block Island, R.I., still one of his favorite ports of call. Later he raised his family on the Chesapeake Bay catching bushels of blue crabs from his 22-foot center-console runabout. Most recently, Reverand cruised his 42-foot Tartan staysail sloop Zephyr over 10,000 nautical miles from the Chesapeake to New England to the Bahamas and back following the fair winds for more than four years.
Before transitioning to cruising sailor and yacht broker, Reverand enjoyed a colorful career in the media. He served as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, spending six years in Asia. When he returned stateside, he joined the Discovery Channel where he oversaw the hit adventure series Deadliest Catch and received a Peabody Award for his work as executive producer on the documentary Black Sky: The Race for Space. Later, Reverand joined National Geographic as the head of nature films and specials production filming in many of the most exotic destinations around the globe.
In keeping with his love of boats, Reverand also created, produced and directed the PBS television series Boatworks and wrote the long-running boating humor column Deviant Readings for BoatUS Magazine.
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A Perfect Combination of Comfort & Performance
Eirene, a fine example of the widely popular Hylas 46 Center Cockpit, is now ready to show in Charleston, SC and seriously for sale. Over the past 10 years, Eirene's present owners sailed her across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean where they cruised seasonally. (Their sailing adventures on the Med are artfully documented in the book, Over the Bar, by Steve Anderson, available on Kindle and Amazon.)
UPGRADES COMPLETED IN 2018 INCLUDE:
|Water Tank Capacity:||200 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||6000 Hours|
Since 2002, Eirene has comfortably and safely carried her present owners from Maine to Trinidad, across the Atlantic Ocean, throughout the Mediterranean and into the Black Sea. Over 40,000 nautical miles, she has been constantly maintained and upgraded, always ready to take her owners wherever they wish to go. She is now in Charleston, SC, ready to begin a new and exotic adventure. When she does, with her immaculate flag blue Awlgrip topsides and double red boot stripe, she will turn heads in every port.
Built to the highest Hylas standards by Queen Long Marine in Taiwan, Eirene's hull is laid up with solid glass while the deck is cored with end grain balsa for strength and weight savings. With flag blue awlgrip and a double red boot stripe new in 2016 she glistens like brand new. Four fixed hull side ports increase interior light while a generous teak and stainless rub rail protects the topsides while docking.
The keel is cast in lead and externally hung with at least 15 one-inch keel bolts. The engine is located beneath the main companionway under the galley island where there is excellent access forward with additional access through port and starboard panels. Plumbing and thru-hulls are meticulously labeled and easy to reach. The Hylas 46 is also well known for easy access to wiring and for the superb quality of its installation.
Another popular Hylas 46 feature is its molded stepped transom that allows easy and comfortable access to the tender and/or the water.
Eirene is a classic German Frers designed Hylas 46 that features a roomy main salon with a generous teak salon table and seating for six. She has lovely teak joinery throughout and a teak and holly sole. The master stateroom is aft featuring a centerline queen berth, plenty of light and ventilation, a vanity and a private ensuite head with a large and separate shower stall. This head can also be accessed through a second door aft of the forward-facing nav station which makes it available to guests without passing through a stateroom. The generous forward-facing nav station houses the meticulously wired main electrical panels and communications array. Primary access to the aft main cabin is through the well-equipped linear galley to starboard. The guest cabin is forward with a double pullman berth to port, ample hanging locker storage to starboard and a second private head forward in the Vee. Both heads are operated electrically.
True to the much-admired German Frers design, Eirene's galley is linear to starboard and efficiently also serves as a roomy passageway to the main cabin. Fully equipped with separate refrigerator and freezer, 3-burner range with large oven, microwave and double stainless steel sinks inboard below the companionway. Beautifully crafted teak lockers provide plenty of storage for cookware, dishes and cutlery.
The side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, with both top and front access, is cooled by a single Grunert water-cooled compressor.