Mazu | Hylas 46' 2008

En Route to Turkey

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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: Mazu
Builder: Hylas
Model: 46
Year: 2008
Location: En Route to Turkey
Asking Price: $379,000
Designer: German Frers
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Late-model German Frers designed shoal-draft Hylas 46 launched in 2008. Absolutely huge cruising spec with in-boom furling cutter rig, genset, watermaker, air-con and so on.


Loaded to the gunwhales with absolutely everything you could wish for or need for a circumnavigation, MAZU is the last word in 'turn-key' bluewater cruisers.

Configured with the hugely desirable shoal-draft keel along with maintenance-free white topsides and non-slip decks, MAZI boasts an encylopedic inventory including:-

  • 5’5” shoal draft keel
  • Non-slip decks and white gelcoat topsides
  • Epoxy system to underwater sections
  • Lewmar Mamba steering system
  • Leisurefurl inboom furling
  • Cutter rig with furling genoa and staysail
  • Asymmetric spinnaker
  • Electric primary winches
  • Hydrovane self-steering
  • 3-bladed Flexofold propeller
  • 6kw Northern Lights generator
  • AGM batteries
  • Twin alternators
  • Charger/Inverter
  • Isolation Transformer
  • 110vAC and 220vAC shore power connections
  • Spectra Newport 400 watermaker
  • Washer-dryer
  • Solar panels
  • Cruiseair reverse-cycle air-conditioning
  • SSB with Pactor modem
  • Fully updated Raymarine navigation suite including AIS and radar
  • Large separated fridge and freezer compartments
  • Tender and outboard

Delivered in 2008 (hull No.61), she was sailed around the Caribbean by her first owners who used her excellent power-management systems to live ‘off grid’ for several months at a time. Sold to her current owners in Annapolis in 2017, she was renamed MAZU and replaced her owner’s much-loved and well-travelled Tayana 47. Sailed across the Altantic during 2018, MAZU is now in Europe and is offered for sale as her owners now wish to buy a larger Hylas.

Please Note – MAZU is a US-registered and US-supplied Hylas 46 and as such is not compliant with the European Union's Recreational Craft Directive (CE-marking). Accordingly, the yacht is not for sale to EU nationals within EU waters. Post-compliancy for RCD may be possible at additional cost. Please contact us for further information.


Length: 46'
Beam: 13' 7
Draft: 5' 4
Water Tank Capacity: 100 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH4-TE
Power: 75 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2075 Hours

Owner's Comments

We bought the Hylas 46 because we were looking for a safe, reliable, sound blue-water, reasonably fast vessel, which could be comfortably sailed by two people. Having previously sailed over 10,000 thousand miles in an older Tayana and a modern ‘mass produced’ boat, the Hylas fitted our bill for a transatlantic crossing plus extended coastal cruising.

We are looking to sell her because our previous plans and aspirations have changed somewhat. She will be missed as she has the ‘off-the-grid’ gear one needs for both long- and short-term passages.


Manufacturer's Description

Form and function combine with the keen eye and steady hand of renowned designer German Frers to produce this "must-see" cruising yacht. A true watertight collision bulkhead forward and another aft define the 46 as a serious offshore yacht.

But it gets even better. Step below into a world of refined elegance, beautifully hand-finished teak furniture, splendid totally private comfort for two couples, plus room for up to three additional guests. Abundant storage, unsurpassed electrical and mechanical systems. Top-shelf hardware in every application. A fantastic seagoing galley worthy of a much larger yacht.

In addition to a commanding specification that has been refined by thousands of miles at sea and the invaluable input of our many yacht owners, the Hylas 46 sparkles with a confident profile, a robust and modern sail plan, and a generous beam that carries well aft to provide both excellent stability and more interior volume than other yachts, all in just 46 feet.


Yachting Press Reviews

Cruising World Review:

"The Hylas 46 comes with extensive standard equipment and an abundance of top quality name brand gear. I deem her a 'must see' for any serious cruiser." "Certainly worth noting, the Hylas 46 gets "electrical panel award of the year" both for access to wiring and superb quality of its installation." "The Hylas 46 is also notable for an interior comfortable enough to border on plush and systems hard to beat for their meticulous installations." "There is excellent (engine) access at the front with further access through panels on three sides... the plumbing and thru hulls are meticulously labelled and easy to reach" "This is classic German Frers..."

Perry Design Review:

“The people at Hylas have brought us a series of cruising yachts drawn by German Frers and built at the Queen Long yard in Taiwan. I always liked the clean and modern styling of this yard's detailing. They've never built one of my designs, but I always wished they would.

Frers has one of the best eyes in the business, and his track record - from Maxis to Grand Prix racers - speaks for itself. This new Hylas is an effort to update the line and build on the center-cockpit concept.

At first glance at the profile you can see the effect of today's emphasis on sailing length. Overhangs forward and aft have been eroded away to a DWL of 39 feet and a D/L of 196. This 46-footer has an L/B ratio of 3.36. It's a very attractive hull shape with a pronounced forefoot knuckle at the cutwater and an even distribution of rocker fore and aft.

The rudder is a partially balanced spade with a small fractional skeg, which allows for a lower bearing for strength. The Hylas 46 has staterooms for two couples, with additional sleeping space available on the main cabin settees… The Hylas also has two heads and each has an adjoining shower stall.

Note also that the Hylas has moved the head forward of the berth in what we usually call a Pullman-style double forward. The shape of the bow severely limits how far forward you can push the head, with the result being that, in this model, you get a big forepeak.

On deck there are unusually wide side decks: a feature that I like. Excessively wide cabin trunks can and do create the feeling of airiness and space below; but they inhibit side deck width and put undue pressure on sheet leads and deck arrangements in general.

You can trust that German Frers would not give you a slug. This boat has the numbers and the pedigree to give it good performance. Aesthetically, center-cockpit boats under 50 feet are a challenge, but this one is okay… I do like the sexy hull shape; and it is for this reason alone I think the new Hylas 46 will make some of its competition look dated.”



RCD Status:

PLEASE NOTE:- This yacht is a US-registered and US-supplied Hylas 46 and as such is not compliant with the European Union's Recreational Craft Directive (CE-marking). Accordingly, the yacht is not for sale to EU nationals within EU waters. Post-compliancy may be possible. Please contact us for further information.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

Solid hand-laid fibreglass layup with no core and using vinylester resins and Isophthalic gelcoats
The hull is laid up with two epoxy barrier coats below the waterline for optimal protection against osmosis
White gelcoat hull finish with pale blue boot top and strake lines
White gelcoat deck finishes with grey moulded non-slip coverings
Teak laid cockpit sole and seating
Balsa-cored GRP deck structure
Solid GRP fibreglass in all areas of deck for deck fittings and stress area
Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin with independent overboard drainage
Watertight stern sections across aft lazarettes and stern locker
Teak-laid bathing platform steps inset to transom
Teak rubbing strake with stainless steel striker shield
Aluminium toe rail
All thru hull fittings are solid bronze and all bonded, serviced 2019
Red antifouling – last applied 2019

Keel & Rudder:

Solid lead shoal draft fin keel with bulbed profile
1 ½ " stainless steel keel bolts cast-in
Semi-skegged GRP rudder for optimal performance, strength and protection
The bottom of rudder plane is above the keel plane for grounding safety, although the tip of the rudder is designed to safely 'break off' in the event of a serious grounding



Engine & gearbox:

Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine
Cockpit controls and complete alarm system
Freshwater cooling system via raw water intake and heat exchanger
Yanmar KM4A reduction gearbox with 2.65/1 reduction
Morse single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting
Dual Racor 120gph fuel filtration system allowing independent filter and bypass system
Electric oil change pump for engine, gearbox and generator
12vDC engine room blowers with control at helm

Maintenance and Performance:

Approx engine hours: approx 2,075 hours as of winter 2018/19
Date of last major engine service: 2018
Cruising speed: 6.5 knots (for maximum range) - 7.5 knots (standard cruising revs)
Max speed 8 knots
Range under power – approx 700-800Nm @ 7knots (2,200rpm)

Propulsion & Steering:

Flexofold 3-bladed feathering propeller
Spur rope cutter
38mm stainless steel propeller shaft
PSS non-drip shaft seal (replaced 2018)
Lewmar Mamba rack and pinion steering system with Lewmar pedestal
Lewmar folding large diameter hide-covered stainless steel helm wheel
Emergency steering gear
Hydrovane wind-vane self-steering


Electrical Systems

Voltage systems:

12vDC domestic system with 110vAC and 220vAC via shore power, generator or inverter

Battery Banks:

1x 12v 120Ah Platinum AGM engine start battery - 2016
1x 12v 460CCA Deka 24M4 generator start battery
2x 12v 255Ah Lifeline AGM house batteries 2016
Battery parallel switch for engine and service battery banks
Xantrex LinkPro battery monitoring system


Magnum Energy Pure sine 110v/12v charger with integral inverter and monitoring system at chart table - 2018


Yanmar 80Amp engine-mounted alternator for charging start battery
Balmar 160Amp secondary high-output alternator for charging service battery banks
Bamar smart charge alternator regulator


Northern Lights 6kw 110vAC generator - 2018
Generator hours: approx 160 hours as of winter 2018/19
Dedicated Racor filter for generator

Other Electrical:

Solar Stick with two 50w solar panels
Blue Sky Energy 2000E 25Amp solar charge controller
Galvanic isolator
ISO 220vAC transformer to covert EU shorepower to 110vAC
Shore power connectors for 50 amp 110v and 50amp 220v services
Shore power cords for US and EU applications
Main AC/DC control panel with volt and amp meters
110vAC ring main sockets
12vDC sockets and USB sockets at chart table


Plumbing & Gas Systems

Fresh Water:

Two independent 12vDC freshwater pump systems with visual indication lights at AC/DC panel
Manual freshwater and saltwater pumps, foot activated – 2018/19
Hot water supply via engine calorifier or 110vAC immersion heater element in 10 US gallon powered by shorepower or via generator
Accumulator tank - 2019
Pressurised hot & cold water supplied to galley and heads
Seagull filtered water supply to galley sink
Hot & cold pressurised water supply to transom and cockpit shower
Manifold system for cold water tanks and foot pump


Spectra Newport 400 MkII 110vAC reverse-osmosis watermaker with 16 gal/h output – serviced 2019

Bilge Pumps:

12vDC automatic bilge pumps in aft lazarette with manual override at helm and two in main bilge with manual override at chart table
Manual bilge pump in cockpit and in saloon

Grey & Black Water:

Heads discharge outboard or to black water tanks via diverter valves
Tankwatch 4 holding tank level monitors and discharge controls
Blackwater holding tanks can discharge to sea or to land via s/s deck fillers
All showers and sinks discharge directly outboard


Two aluminium propane tanks in starboard deck locker, with US and EU connections (propane and butane)




3x stainless steel fuel tanks with combined capacity of 757 litres (200 US gallons)
Manifold system for fuel tank control

Fresh Water:

2x stainless steel water tanks with combined capacity of 378 litres (100 US gallons)
Inspection ports for tanks

Holding Tanks:

2x blackwater holding tanks with individual capacities of 113 litres (30 US gallons)


Navigation & Communication

In Cockpit:

Raymarine Axiom 12 touchscreen chartplotter on binnacle Navpod – new 2018
Raymarine Quantum Q24C radar on mast – new 2018
Raymarine ST60 wind, speed, and depth repeaters above companion way
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot
Steering compass

At chart table:

Raymarine E80 chartplotter at nav station
Raymarine Class B AIS transceiver (new 2018)
Raymarine Smart controller remote control for autopilot
Barometer (new 2017)

Communications Equipment:

Icom M504 VHF with binnacle attached microphone repeater
Icom M802 SSB (US-certificate)
Pactor modem
Icom AT140 auto tuner
Shore connector for phone


Domestic Equipment


Force 10 stainless steel propane gimballed cooker with 3-burners, oven & grill
220vAC microwave combination oven/toaster
Frigoboat top and front opening fridge & freezers with keel and/or air-cooled compressors
Double stainless steel deep bowl sink
Seagull water purification system
Fridge and freezer drain pump


Sealand 12vDC Vacuflush electric marine heads fore and aft – serviced 2017 and 2018
Basins & showers with hot & cold water supply
12vDC pump out for showers
Splendide 2100 110vAC washer/dryer in aft heads

Heating & Ventilation:

Cruisair reverse-cycle air-conditioning/heating with 16,000BTU unit in saloon and 12,000BTU unit in aft cabin with 110vAC pump
Caframo Sirroco 12vDC ventilation fans throughout interior – most updated 2018
Manship stainless steel opening deckhead hatches with insect screens
Stainless steel dorade cowls on forward coachroof and aft deck coachroof with crash-bars for forward dorade cowls; blanking plates for dorades.
Stainless steel-framed windows and opening side-ports throughout with insect and sun screens


Cabin lighting (LED 2018), with dimmers, red foot lights, reading lights, and an oil lamp


Amplified FM/TV aerial on mast
Insiginia LCD TV in saloon – 2019
Sony Radio/CD player with speakers in saloon, aft cabin and cockpit 2018
Shore connector for TV aerial



Summary of Accommodation:

Up to eight berths in two double cabins (guest forward & master aft) with additional pipecot berth in forward cabin, settee berth in saloon and converting saloon table providing a further occasional double berth.
** Note – Forward heads layout differs slightly from as shown on diagram **

Accommodation Finish:

All berths fitted with lee cloths
Interior joinery in Taiwanese teak with satin varnish
Teak doors & trim
Neutral ‘Doe leather’ upholstery in saloon, with accent cushions
Custom mattress for owner’s cabin aft
Custom height-adjustable saloon table with inlaid compass rose
Bamboo and teak-accented cabin sole, with latches on removable floor panels
Cream vinyl headlinings throughout and on exposed hull sides where there is no teak trim
Solid teak handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore
Epoxy sealed endgrains and subflooring
All cabin sole pieces are positive locking for offshore
Wahlee stone countertops in galley
Mosquito screens for all opening hatches and ports

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Head:

In forepeak area.
Corian counter with sink.
Four mirrored storage lockers on starboard and two large storage lockers on port.
Electric vacuflush marine head to port.
Shower with fitted shower curtain.
Door lockable from inside ensuite.

Forward Guest Cabin:

Aft of ensuite head to port.
Full double berth 6'9" in length with housed pipecot berth above.
Large drawers underneath berth and lockers above berth.
Starboard side hanging lockers and drawers in between plus vanity table with pull-out seat
Full-length mirror on back of door to ensuite.
Door to saloon

Main Saloon:

Solid Teak dinette to port with height-adjustable custom table, droppable to create a double berth
Full length starboard settee, with lee cloths
All tankage in main saloon is located below the sole allowing extensive storage under all seating areas and behind the dinette and settee.
Double walk through passageway offering optimal ventilation and movement throughout the interior.
Slide out locker/seat on locking floor tracks with storage for added seating which locks below table when underway.
Maximum headroom just under 7'.
Lockers to each corner of the saloon and bookshelves and a bar unit.
Large hull ports affording excellent outward visibility when seated, whilst the deck-saloon superstructure with side and forward windows, create a spacious and light saloon.

Navigation Station:

Aft of saloon to port.
Forward facing Nav Station with full size table to hold folded Admiralty charts or full-size Chart Kits.
Fast pin access to complete wiring harness and breakers.
All instruments and systems well labeled inside and out and traced numerically.
Major electrical breakers sited below nav station seat.
Two drawers located in side of chart table.


Aft of saloon to starboard, the galley is over 7' in length with a through to aft cabin offering total safety with room to brace on either tack while offshore.
Ample cabinets, storage lockers and drawers including full length pantry for cutlery, cookware, and food storage.
Slide out trash container with positive locking door.
Force 10 range with 3 burners, oven and grill.
Moveable worktop cover over stove, can be held in place behind stove or lowered to cover stove top when not in use.
Above is a combination microwave/toaster.
Frigoboat12v Freezer/Refrigeration with separate thermostatic controls and temperature gauges. Freezer/refrigeration boxes are both top and front loading.
Manual foot pumps for fresh and salt water.
Seagull filtered fresh water supply

Aft Head:

Located in walk-through from saloon to master cabin on port side.
Corian counter with sink.
Three large mirrored storage lockers over sink top and one large locker behind shower housing washer/dryer.
Electric Vacuflush marine heads.
Large mirror opposite heads.
Shower with fitted shower curtain.
Both doors lockable from inside ensuite.

Master Cabin:

Queen size aft berth set near centerline with split mattress and accompanying starboard side settee.
Port side  drawers and shoe locker with large storage lockers under bedside top.
Starboard side double hanging locker.
Port vanity with fold up lid with mirror and storage tray on centreline.
Further stowage available under foot of owners berth.
Hanging locker opposite foot of bed
Door to galley


Deck Equipment


Cutter rig with furling genoa, staysail and inboom furling mainsail
Selden aluminium alloys spars – inspected 2018
Keel-stepped masthead-rigged spar with two sets of inline spreaders
Stainless steel wire 1x19 rigging with fore & aft lowers, cap shrouds and split fixed-backstay – inspected and replaced where necessary 2018
Adjustable checkstays – 2018
Leisurefurl in-boom mainsail furling
Forespar vang adjustable from cockpit
Running rigging mostly replaced 2018/19
Furlex 400 manual genoa furler
Furlex 300 manual staysail furler
Boom-end mainsail sheeting with traveller at aft end of cockpit
White carbon fibre spinnaker/genoa pole with on-mast fittings
Gybe preventer
Towable genoa cars


2x Antal W60 2-speed self-tailing electric genoa winches in cockpit – serviced 2018
2x Antal W48 2-speed self-tailing manual staysail winches in cockpit – serviced 2018
4x Antal W44 2-speed self-tailing manual mainsheet/halyard/control line winches at mast, companionway and aft end of cockpit – serviced 2018


Dacron fully-battened in-boom furling mainsail – 2018
Laminate fully-battened in-boom furling mainsail
Dacron 125% 8oz furling genoa with UV strip
Dacron 9.5oz offshore staysail with UV strip
Asymmetric spinnaker


Stainless steel guardrail stanchions with twin stainless steel wire guardwires
Side boarding gates with detachable side-boarding ladder
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
Stainless steel grabrails on main superstructure coachroof
Stainless steel folding ladder at bathing platform
Folding teak cockpit table with additional drinks holders
Teak fold-down seats attached to pushpit to port & starboard
Teak doors for companionway access with additional Lexan wash-board
Stainless steel outboard engine davit
Large Sovereign BBQ on aft rail
Passarelle with custom stainless steel fitting on bow roller

Anchoring & Mooring:

Stainless steel foredeck fitting incorporating twin anchor rollers and deck plate
Maxwell 2200 2.2kw 12vDC reversing anchor windlass with deck buttons
Primary 60lb Manson anchor with 250’ 3/8” HT chain
Secondary Plough anchor with 50’ chain and 200’ rode
Saltwater pressurised anchor/deck wash
Stainless steel mooring cleats - single set aft, twin sets midships and fore

Tender & Outboard:

Highfield aluminum RIB (new 2018) with 5HP outboard engine

Covers & Canvas:

Dodger, bimini, and connector pieces
Full enclosures (winter and summer materials)
Custom Bottom Sider cushions with cup holders
Custom canvas hatch, binnacle, BBQ, winch, and windlass covers


Safety Equipment

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

Masthead tricolor, bow bicolor, anchor, and stern lights (LED)
Steaming light


Viking 6 person liferaft (first 3-year service 2018) with stainless steel cradle in pushpit
4x lifejackets
Jackstays for cockpit and side decks
Radar deflector
Propane detector
Bilge alarm

Fire control:

Firebuoy engine-room auto-fire extinguisher control/alarm at helm
Automatic fire-extinguisher in engine bay
Manual fire extinguishers
Smoke detector in cabin
Carbon monoxide detector in cabin