Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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|Location:||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
*** Hylas 46 Offshore Cruiser Fully Commissioned and Ready-to-Go***
Moondancer is a clean and capable example of the widely-renowned Hylas 46 offshore cruiser. Designed by German Frers and built in the famed Queen Long yard in Taiwan, Moondancer is the perfect combination of comfort and performance. Ideally suited for a cruising couple with private quarters for guests, her present owners have recently returned from more than six years of island hopping in the Caribbean, constantly maintaining and upgrading her to the highest standards along the way. Easily sailed from her fully-enclosed center cockpit, Moondancer assures comfort and security in all conditions.
RECENT UPGRADES INCLUDE:
|Water Tank Capacity:||134 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||172 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||27 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||3615 Hours|
Moondancer's layout is the classic German Frers Hylas 46 2-cabin 2-head design. The master stateroom aft features a centerline larger-than-queen berth and an abundance of storage in teak lockers and cabinets. The ensuite master head includes an enclosed shower and is totally private.
The linear galley doubles as a passageway connecting the master stateroom and main salon.
The spacious main salon is light, airy and beautifully appointed with solid and laminated teak throughout, covered locker doors and a lovely teak and holly sole.The large dinette to port has U-shaped seating for six and an inboard pull-out bench seat. A single sea berth is to starboard. The fully-equipped nav station is to port of the companionway.
Forward of the main salon are the guest quarters. There is a large double pullman berth to port with numerous storage lockers to starboard. The guest head with shower is forward in the forepeak which makes efficient use of space and affords complete privacy.
Queen Long is well known for building extremely sturdy hand-laid solid glass hulls - a key factor that sets Hylas apart for seaworthiness and safety. Other notable features include extra-wide decks carried aft of the center cockpit and a stepped transom with teak non-skid for safe and simple access to the water and tender.
Moondancer's additional features include:
Moondancer's Hylas 46 rig is a ICW-friendly 63-ft mast with double furling headsails. All working lines are led aft to the center cockpit.
A key and highly-desirable feature of the Hylas 46 is the remarkably easy and convenient access to the main engine and systems. The lower half of the companionway ladder hinges out with a single latch allowing unrestricted access to the front of the engine. Twin/switchable racer fuel filters are mounted on the inside of the hinged panel for simple access and maintenance. Hinged panels to port and starboard provide equal access from both sides.
Moondancer is powered by a Yanmar 4JH3-TE 76 HP turbocharged diesel.
With so many cruising boats on the market advertised as turn-key and ready-to-go, Moondancer is among the few that could take her new owners on an island cruise immediately. She is fully operational and equipped and, with very low hours on her engine, she has many years of sailing ahead. Among Moondancer's appealing features is her classic Hylas "sugar scoop" transom and custom stainless steel arch that make access to a tender and re-boarding a simple matter.
Belowdecks, Moondancer is light and welcoming and the beauty of her teak joinery imparts a luxurious sense of quality throughout. Her center cockpit design famously gives her private master stateroom aft plenty of headroom on all sides of the extra-large centerline berth.
Simply put, if you appreciate quality, and you are a looking for a truly ready-to-go blue water cruiser, Moondancer is the right boat for you.