Since the early 1980's Queen Long Marine has been producing some of the world's most renowned sailing yachts. The Hylas 46 started life as the Hylas 44, introduced in 1985, and was so revered that the model was twice updated with the addition of a swim step transom in 1993 to become the Hylas 45.5, and finally a fresh redesign to form the Hylas 46 in 1996. For 24 years the Hylas 46 has been in constant production with 70 hulls delivered and is arguably one of the longest-running blue waters hulls produced. As the model was updated and improved each new hull off the line in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, became even more luxurious, fitted with the best gear available, and second-to-none build quality that rivals every competitor.
Being a semi-custom yacht builder gives owners much latitude in creating their special Hylas. As such no two are the same and you will find differences in every Hylas you see. There is a reason why a Hylas turns every head when it sails by. The lines are timeless, it is not a clumsy, high-freeboard cruising boat that has become all too common, boats where sailing ability and sea-keeping have taken a back seat to floating hotel rooms with sub-par equipment and build quality.
The Hylas 46 has a low-slung deck line and subtle sheer, a destroyer like bow that pierces through the waves and a deep, rounded bottom that cuts through ocean waves with ease. The foils are designed for stability and performance, not only does the H46 have a SA/D of 18.4 but she has almost half of her displacement as ballast. With a generous sail-plan and her Frer's designed hull, the Hylas 46 will take you safely and quickly to your destination. Many Hylas' participate in the Caribbean 1500 and ARC rallies and routinely take top position.
The object of the topic in question is presented before you. 'Solstice' is a 2009 Hylas 46, hull # 66. She is a late model Hylas that was delivered in a time where many yacht builders were found at a financial crossroads. Whereas many comparable listings would just list the specifications and equipment list allow me to tell you the story of 'Solstice' and why this Hylas 46 should be your yacht of choice.
'Solstice' started life being delivered to the Hylas commissioning facility in Riviera Beach, FL. The first owner named her 'Elise' and shortly after taking delivery began a journey of exploration that eventually found them in San Diego CA after cruising the west coast of Mexico and Baja. The boat was been lightly used and impeccably maintained, with the only major work being a repaint of the original Flag Blue gelcoat with the same color in Dupont Imron paint. Imron is a durable 2-part paint that is also repairable and can be buffed that lasts much longer than traditional Awlgrip.
In 2018 the current owners and sellers were looking for a return to the sailing world. They had previously owned a Hylas 54 and after a trip into the world of powerboats decided that they missed the days of sailing. They discovered 'Elise' and had the boat moved to Annapolis to become 'Solstice'. Upon taking ownership they completed a regime of upgrades to ensure that their days on the water were not tarnished. Since 2018 'Solstice' has been lightly cruised on the Chesapeake Bay and spent only the summer of 2019 in the waters of New England. She has always been professionally maintained. The sellers have decided that they wish to start another movement into the powerboat world and such the time has come to pass 'Solstice' onto the next lucky owner.
Take it from the listing agent who has sailed and sold many Hylas', this is not one to miss. 'Solstice' has been cared for lovingly since the beginning. This is not a yacht where the owners have stopped using her and forgotten their responsibilities of yacht ownership. Many items have been recently updated or serviced, the boat is literally in turn-key go sailing tomorrow condition. All systems are fully working as they should and having been surveyed only two years ago we expect no surprises. Compare to the other Hylas 46's on the market and you will find none in better condition.
This is your opportunity to enter the world of Hylas with a yacht that is capable of extended bluewater journeys but has only been lightly cruised while being maintained in bristol condition. Come see why Hylas is one of the world's most revered yacht builders.
|Water Tank Capacity:||205 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||100 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||45 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||1465 Hours|
Note regarding engine hours, original engine tachometer replaced at 1201 hours. Hours since replacement 264 as noted by new tachometer. Maintenance history available. Current engine hours 1465, generator hours 505.
German Frer's designed the H46 hull with a fine modern entry. The wide beam carries well aft allowing the yacht to surf above her hull speed. This also creates a spacious aft master cabin. The wide sugar-scoop stern offers great deck storage for dive gear as well as easy access to the water for swimming and boarding the dinghy. Well balanced and supported by a partial skeg, the deep spade rudder creates a fun sporty feel under sail.
The hull of the Hylas 46 is completely hand laid solid fiberglass with 8 longitudinal stringers tied to each frame and bulkhead providing an unusually strong seamless monolithic structure in excess of A.B.S. standards. Watertight bulkheads fore and aft. The keel is externally bolted lead using 12 solid stainless steel 1 3/8" bolts with backing plates. The distance between the rudder and keel is measured by design to provide excellent directional stability and balance. The semi-skegged rudder provides for a solid combination of strength, protection, and performance. The bottom of the rudder is 6" higher than the low point of the keel providing protection for the rudder in the event of a grounding.
The deck is fiberglass sandwich construction with balsa core. Solid GRP fiberglass in all areas of the deck for deck fittings and stress areas. The deck is bonded to the hull with 3M 5200 epoxy and thru bolted every 5" with backing plates.
The rig is a two spreader Selden spar with alloy boom and semi-rigid boom vang is stepped through the deck. The mast is supported by 1 x 19 stainless steel wire and attached to stainless steel chain plates. Mainsail furling is in-mast. The mast and deck are pre-set for the installation of a staysail furler or removable staysail for use as a cutter rig.