Second Chance | Hylas 46' 2010

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Yacht Name: Second Chance
Builder: Hylas
Model: 46
Year: 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hull Material: Fiberglass


SECOND CHANCE is an exceptionally well cared for and desirably equipped Hylas 46 that has just come on the market. She is in excellent condition with low machinery hours, a newer 6kW Northern Lights generator, configured for push-button sailing, and includes a comprehensive list of upgrades. The 46 is one of Frers’ most successful designs built by one of the world’s highest quality semi-custom yards, Queen Long Marine.

SECOND CHANCE is set up to sail shorthanded with Schaefer in-boom electric furling mainsail, Furlex electric furling genoa, four electric winches in the cockpit, and Side Power bow thruster. Her luxury options include 2 zone reverse cycle A/C and heating, state of the art electronics including upgraded touchscreen Simrad chartplotters, a removable Selden bow sprit and Dyneema inner stay, pushpit stainless-steel railings extended to mid-ship, combination washer and dryer, recently installed 12VDC watermaker, Mamba solid linkage steering, and an extensive sail inventory.

As hull number 68, SECOND CHANCE is one of the last 46’s constructed. A one owner boat, she was commissioned by a knowledgeable sailor and designed with the most desirable interior refinements offered by Hylas Yachts. Her exceptional condition is evident in the fact she was used only 4 months out of the year and often kept in a climate-controlled environment with the rig down and annually inspected in the off season. She is available fully commissioned and ready to cruise in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Quote from “Sailing a Serious Ocean” by John Kretschmer:

“A capable and very livable center-cockpit, it hits the target for what most cruisers are looking for today. Like all Hylas models the 46 is built like a rock with first-rate gear. The design is definitely more modern than that of other Hylases on the list, the 44 and 40. I have plenty of offshore miles on this model and wouldn’t hesitate to take it anywhere.”


Length: 46'
Beam: 13' 9
Draft: 6' 2
Water Tank Capacity: 200 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: (2) 27 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH4-TE
Power: 75 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 525 Hours

Interior Accommodations & Layout

Interior Styling & Additional Features:

  • Satin varnished teak interior constructed by hand to the highest quality standards, one of the hallmarks of a Hylas yacht
  • Louvered cabinetry with styled radius corners and flush, nickel-plated push-button latches
  • High gloss solid teak cabinsoles with light holly inlay and eleven coats of varnish. The cabinsole is finished with epoxy sealed endgrains and subflooring with varnished undersides and positive locking latches for offshore passagemaking.
  • Tan Ultrasuede upholstery in excellent condition
  • Abundant overhead Manship stainless-steel deck hatches and ports for excellent ventilation
  • Cedar lined lockers and cabinets
  • Removeable overhead headliner
  • Teak framed fold down hatch screens
  • Overhead lighting upgraded to LED in 2015
  • Screen inserts for all opening portholes


Spacious and remarkably bright with natural light and excellent ventilation. The raised salon windows wrap around to provide impressive visibility and wonderful seascapes while underway. Fixed portlights on either side offer even more light and spectacular views when seated at either the wrap around dinette seating area with table to port, or the long settee to starboard. Storage is abundant with cabinets and shelving above and lockers below the settees. The superior joinery and hand fit craftsmanship by which Hylas earned their reputation is evident in every detail.

  • Cruiseair reverse cycle air conditioning and heat, 16,000 BTU unit located under the port settee
  • Large main companionway hatch with smoked Lexan glass, slides well forward to ensure an easy transition from the interior to the cockpit
  • Main salon table with leaf insert, high gloss varnished teak with holly inlay and rounded edges, beautifully refinished by Rybovich Marina in 2019. Includes a soft Ultrasuede table cover and cushion inserts (New in the packaging), enabling the table with its adjustable height pedestal, to convert to a double berth when needed on occasion for additional overnight guests.
  • Starboard settee with removeable seatbacks and cushions with generous storage both beneath and behind, pulls out 9 inches to convert to a very comfortable sea berth.
  • All tankage in the main salon is located below the sole allowing extensive storage throughout the interior
  • Two fixed portlights behind the port and starboard settees
  • (2) Opening Manship deck hatches with teak trim and screens
  • Teak mast cover with tall locker and door
  • Zoned audio control integrated with the yachts iCom Clarion entertainment and stereo system, SiriusXM, AM/FM, Aux, iPhone/iPad compatible with Lightning and USB cables
  • Teak grate with dustpan insert at the base of the companionway stairs
  • (4) Reading lights
  • (3) 12VDC 2-speed Hella fans


  • Centerline queen berth with custom 8-inch inner spring mattress with fitted duvet
  • Cruiseair reverse cycle air conditioning and heat, 8,000 BTU unit located under the berth
  • Tall hanging locker with automatic light and settee with tan Ultrasuede upholstery to starboard with fiddled shelf
  • Tall hanging locker, bank of three drawers flanked by cabinets, and vanity with folding top desk and mirror to port
  • His & Hers reading lights and bookshelves with teak slats behind the berth
  • Very large louvered storage cabinet at the foot of the berth with removeable shelf
  • Wardrobe locker forward with two louvered doors, cedar lined with an automatic light, and removeable shelves
  • (2) Fixed portlights, (4) opening portholes, Manship stainless-steel opening deck hatch with teak trim and screen
  • (2) Dorade vents for natural ventilation
  • Zoned audio control integrated with the yachts entertainment and stereo system
  • (2) 12VDC 2-speed Hella fans
  • LED overhead lights


  • Second walk-thru passageway, the most popular Hylas 46 layout
  • Jabsco freshwater electric toilet with dedicated 27-gallon polypropylene holding tank
  • Tank Watch 4 holding tank monitoring system
  • Whale manual diaphragm overboard waste discharge pump
  • Corian countertop and sink with teak fiddles
  • Three medicine cabinets mounted above the sink with bevel edged mirrors, teak trim, and easy to clean Formica lining
  • Teak towel rack
  • Teak grabrail
  • Tall dressing mirror mounted to the door; second mirror inboard
  • Custom built teak floor grate with drain in the head and molded fiberglass flooring in the shower with sump
  • Large linen locker outboard in the shower
  • Folding teak shower seat
  • 12VDC 2-speed Hella fan


  • Climate control shared with the main salon
  • Double berth with custom 8-inch inner spring mattress with fitted sheets and duvet
  • Cabinetry with louvered doors and shelving outboard above the berth
  • Two large lockers below the berth, one dedicated for the Splendide 2100 XC washer and dryer, the other houses Spectra water maker components and has room for additional storage
  • Three tall lockers on the starboard side with automatic lights
  • (3) Opening portholes with screens, 2 port and 1 starboard
  • Manship stainless steel deck hatch with teak trim and screen
  • (2) Dorade vents for natural ventilation, can be closed when offshore
  • Teak grab rails outboard
  • Tall dressing mirror mounted to the forward head door
  • (2) Hella 2-speed 12VDC fans
  • (2) Reading lamps


  • Jabsco freshwater electric toilet with dedicated 27-gallon polypropylene holding tank
  • Four mirrored medicine cabinets with beveled mirrors and teak trim with Formica interior for easy cleaning
  • Overhead Manship stainless-steel hatch with teak trim and screen
  • Lots of handholds including fiddled countertop surface, and grabrails above the head and outboard
  • Pull-out dryer ventilation hose, stows away when not in use but can be installed through the deck hatch for faster drying
  • Tank Watch 4 holding tank monitoring system
  • Folding teak shower seat
  • Molded fiberglass floor with shower sump and drain
  • (3) Overhead LED lights
  • Whale manual diaphragm overboard waste discharge pump
  • 12VDC 2-speed Hella fan


With over 7’ of countertop surface, the galley of the Hylas 46 is both functional and practical. Ideal for passagemaking yet comfortable and refined, features such as the high efficiency 12VDC Frigoboat top and front-loading refrigerator and freezer, deep basin sinks, microwave and Force 10 three burner gimbaled propane cooktop and oven, thoughtful positioning of the rubbish bin, cutlery rack, and pullout cutting board just make sense. There’s no shortage of storage with deep drawers and cabinets lining the length of the galley outboard and a dedicated pantry and spice rack inboard.

  • Attractive Corian countertop surfaces with teak fiddles
  • Front and top loading refrigerator and freezer with high efficiency insulation, double seals, Frigoboat K50F 12VDC compressors, Vigo Smart Speed auto/manual temperature controls, and irCARE digital displays.
  • (2) Opening portholes and (2) 12VDC 2-speed Hella fans for excellent ventilation
  • Gimbaled Force-10 stove with three burners, push button ignition, an oven with broiler, and additional pot and pan storage below.
  • Fireboy XINTEX S-2A Propane/CNG control system and fume detector
  • LG microwave oven
  • Two basin stainless-steel sink with hand pump soap dispenser, pull-out faucet for the pressurized hot/cold freshwater as well as dedicated faucets for both Whale Tip-Toe manual fresh and saltwater foot pumps, and the Seagull Filtration filtered drinking water.
  • Overhead LED lighting
  • 110VAC GFI outlets
  • Both freshwater and fuel manifolds are easily accessible under the galley floor and saltwater valve added to the water system


Navigation & Electronics

  • Simrad AC42 autopilot controller and Lewmar drive unit integrated with Mamba steering system, Simrad autopilot helm controls and wireless remote
  • iCom Clarion CDM6 stereo system with SiriusXM radio, integrated with 3-zone audio controls throughout the yacht (Cockpit, Main Salon, and Owners Stateroom)
  • Navigation charts and software for the U.S. East Coast and the Bahamas, loaded on Simrad chartplotters at the helm and navigation station
  • Airmar Smart-Tri multisensor transducer
  • Simrad RF300 rudder feedback unit
  • Redundant Raymarine GPS antennas
  • Spare Simrad IS20 graphic multifunction display (Used)

Navigation Station

Outboard facing navigation desk adjacent to the companionway to port with a tan Ultrasuede chair with an adjustable stainless-steel cantilever base which stows out of the way to enable access through the aft passageway or when requiring access to the engine compartment. Bi-Fold navigation desk well sized for chartwork and plotting. Access to ships systems, controls, and both DC and AC electrical panels.

  • Simrad EVO 12 touchscreen chartplotter (New 2016)
  • AIS TX on/off switch
  • B&G WR10 Autopilot wireless remote
  • iCom IC-M804 single sideband radio with Pactor IIUSB modem and insulated backstay antenna
  • iCom IC-M504 VHF radio
  • iCom Sp-24 remote speaker
  • Spectra Catalina 340Z watermaker control panel
  • Chartlight
  • Bilge pump controls
  • TRENDnet N300 wireless router
  • Main electrical breakers and selector switches
  • Fastpin access to the AC and DC electrical panels, all systems well labeled inside and out and traced numerically
  • Mastervolt charger and monitor
  • Tanktender gages for water and fuel
  • Victron Battery monitor for the forward battery

Cockpit & Helm

  • Simrad EVO 12 touchscreen chartplotter with NavPod (New 2016)
  • B&G Triton IV wind instrument and graphic display (New 2015)
  • Simrad AP24 autopilot control
  • Sidepower bow thruster controls
  • Maxwell auto anchor chain counter
  • iCom VHF Commandmic III
  • Two Simrad IS20 multifunction displays and one IS20 wind instrument and graphic display located above the companionway
  • Zoned audio control and two cockpit speakers integrated with the yachts entertainment and stereo system
  • Compass


Construction & Key Feature of Hull & Deck


  • White awlgrip hull with dark blue cove and boot stripe, the entire hull was repainted in 2012 and looks as good as new!
  • Solid hand laid fiberglass hull layup includes Twaron hull laminates. No core and using vinylester resins and Isophthalic gelcoat
  • Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin with independent overboard drainage
  • Watertight stern sections across aft lazarettes and stern locker
  • Divided anchor locker with separate locker for fenders and dock lines
  • Large aft stern lazarettes, port and starboard with dual Bailey latches for watertight seal
  • Stern garage with dedicated Rule Auto bilge pump with manual override in the cockpit
  • Semi skegged rudder for optimal performance, strength and protection
  • Two epoxy barrier coats below the waterline for optimal protection against osmosis
  • Teak rubrail with stainless steel oval cap
  • SeaHawk bottom paint redone by the Hinckley Yard in Savanah Georgia in February of 2019
  • All thru-hulls fittings are bronze with seacocks or valves and bonded
  • MAMBA steering system with stainless steel torsion bars and gear reduction box
  • Copper grounding imbedded in the hull


  • Fiberglass sandwich construction with solid GRP fiberglass in all areas of the deck and deck fittings in high stress areas
  • Molded contrasting nonskid in linen beige
  • Varnished teak toe rail and grab rails, freshly varnished by the Hinckley Yard in Savanah Georgia in February of 2019
  • All stainless-steel deck hardware is high quality 316 stainless steel and constructed to the highest standards, Hylas is well known for their superior craftsmanship
  • Pushpit stainless-steel railings extended to the mid-ship boarding gates provide a solid handhold all the way from the cockpit entry to the aft deck
  • (4) Dorade boxes with stainless-steel cowlings and guard rails
  • Port and starboard boarding gates with deck mounts for boarding ladder
  • Vented propane locker to starboard with two 20lb propane tanks
  • Marinco 50A/125VAC easy lock shorepower inlet with 30A shore power cord
  • Outboard motor mount
  • Transom, mid-ship, and bow 12” cleats with stainless-steel fairleads integrated with the toe rail
  • 30” high stanchions with double uncoated lifelines
  • Swim platform with wide teak steps, transom hot/cold shower, and stainless-steel handrails, folding swim ladder with teak steps, and full beam transom guard.
  • Large transom garage with dedicated bilge pump
  • Aqua Signal navigation lights


  • Sidestep entries into the cockpit makes moving to and from the deck easy and safe without sacrificing the coaming height necessary for back support in the cockpit seats
  • Lewmar pedestal with destroyer style leather wrapped helm
  • Two well designed, very convenient, and much appreciated folding back rests with cushions are located forward in the cockpit, making for a great lounge while underway with plenty of back support
  • Full set of closed cell foam cockpit cushions with dark blue vinyl upholstery and white piping
  • Two sets of washboards, including the standard Hylas washboard with teak louvered vents built for offshore passagemaking and the other, a custom light weight design that’s easy to handle and ideal for day use
  • Stainless steel grab rails adjacent to the main companionway hatch makes transitioning in and out of the cockpit much easier and safer
  • Six storage pockets with teak fiddles and two lockers are integrated into the cockpit coaming, making for a great place to tuck away winch handles and other items needed when working on deck but needing to be kept neat and orderly
  • Folding teak cockpit table, varnished at the Hinckley yard in Savanah Georgia in 2019
  • (4) Cockpit padeyes for safety harness attachment
  • 12VDC outlet adjacent to the chartplotter
  • Winch handle holder


  • 316 Stainless-steel split bow roller and striker plate
  • Maxwell 2200 vertical electric windlass with footswitches at the bow and push button controls with chain counter at the helm
  • Polished stainless-steel Ultra anchor and swivel with 300’ HT chain
  • Secondary Fortress Anchor with 200’ HT chain and rode


  • Selden anodized aluminum mast with double spreader
  • Hasselford standing rigging, discontinuous for optimal strength, forward and aft lowers for rig stability
  • Schaefer in-boom electric furling mainsail with patented luff attachment
  • Furlex 400E electric furling genoa
  • Removeable Dyneema inner forestay with hank on staysail
  • Selden removeable bow sprit with spinnaker tackle
  • Inboard genoa tracks keep the sheets out of the way when moving forward and allows for tighter trim of the genoa when sailing upwind, the Schaefer cars are adjustable from the cockpit
  • Dyneema running backstays, spinnaker, secondary jib, and main halyards (New 2019)
  • Boom preventer and backstays with removeable leads adjustable from the cockpit
  • Harken 75 blocks on deck and Schaefer M82 blocks at the mast base
  • Schaefer cheek blocks
  • Spare jib sheets with Dyneema ends (not rigged, stored in transom garage)
  • Spare halyard (not rigged, stored in transom garage)


  • Doyle Sails main with 5 horizontal battens
  • Doyle Sails spinnaker with tackle and removeable Selden bow sprit
  • Doyle Sails 130 genoa
  • Doyle 110 genoa (New 2014)
  • Four Antal electric winches for effortless push button sail handling – A highly desirable feature that is uncommon among other Hylas 46Primary Winches: Antal W60 2-speed electric winches
  • Secondary Winches: Antal W48 s-speed winches
  • Mainsheet Winch: Antal W44 2-speed electric
  • Halyard Winch: Antal W44 2-speed electric with line stoppers
  • Mast: Antal W44 2-speed winches with line stoppers
  • Additional chafe guard enabling versatile utilization of the starboard primary winch
  • Line stoppers


  • Tan colored Sunbrella constructed by Andy’s Canvas in excellent condition, stored indoors 8 months out of the year
  • Dodger with wrap around eisenglass windows and removeable center panel for added airflow
  • Full length bimini with eisenglass window overhead for enhanced visibility of the main
  • Sunblock canvas panel can be installed on the bimini for added shade
  • Connector piece installs between bimini and dodger for increased foul weather protection
  • Full set of covers for all winches, deck hatches, and teak grab rails on deck
  • Canvas and protective mesh sunscreens with snaps for the raised salon windows ensure the interior of the yacht is kept cool and the varnish protected from the damaging UV rays
  • Full length canvas mainsail and boom cover


Ships Systems


There is excellent engine access at the front with further access through panels on three sides, the plumbing and thru hulls are meticulously labeled and easy to reach.

  • 75HP Yanmar 4JH4-TE turbo diesel engine with approximately 525 hours, with cockpit controls and complete alarm system, regular service completed April 2019
  • Northern Lights 6kW generator with sound shield, 637 hours. Control and start panel located at the navigation stain. Generator installed new in 2014!
  • Sidepower bow thruster
  • Lewmar single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting
  • Duel Racor 75500 Max fuel/water separators for the main engine allowing independent filter and bypass
  • Dedicated Racor for the generator
  • Walbro in line fuel pump allowing engine bypass for filtration and eliminates the need for future engine bleeding in the case of a dry fuel tank
  • Groco Electric oil change pump for servicing the main engine and generator
  • Spectra 12VDC Catalina 340Z watermaker with the Z-Ion membrane protection system, produces 12 GPH. Custom Star Board enclosure to keep the watermaker components protected and enabling the storage of items in the watermaker cabinet located under the forward berth. Watermaker installed new in 2017.
  • Splendide 2100 XC combination automatic washer and dryer with stowable hose for external ventilation, new water pump installed in May of 2019. Located under the forward berth.
  • MaxProp propeller
  • PSS Dripless shaft seal
  • Large assortment of spare filters, belts, impellers, zincs, and service items


  • Tank Tender display panel at the navigation station with electronic sending units installed for the diesel and freshwater system (New 2016)
  • Two freshwater pumps, plumbed in parallel, one pump replaced earlier in 2019
  • Fresh and saltwater deck washdown system with Jabsco ShurFlo 4901-4202 pump and quick disconnect hose at the bow
  • Jabsco FloJet “Quite Quad” 4105-143 shower drain pumps
  • Jabsco ShurFlo diaphragm bilge pump
  • Rule primary bilge pump
  • 110VAC and engine hot water supply with Torrid MVS10 10-gallon water heater
  • Whale Gusher 10 MK3 manual bilge pump
  • Groco sea strainers
  • All tanks have easy access to the dipsticks, threaded inspection ports, and larger inspection plates for cleaning and service
  • Fuel Tanks: 304 Stainless Steel, 100-gallon capacity
  • Fresh Water Tanks: 304 Stainless Steel, 200-gallon capacity
  • Holding Tanks: Separate 27-gallon polypropylene holding tanks for each head


  • House Battery Bank: (4) 210ah Northstar Slimline AGM batteries for a total of 840 ah. Battery bank located under the aft berth; the fourth battery was added to the bank for increased capacity as a result of the owner’s desire for greater independence. Dedicated Mastervolt Combi 12/2000-100 sine inverter and battery charger, control panel at the navigation station
  • Forward Battery Bank: 210ah Northstar Slimline AGM battery with dedicated Mastervolt 12/50-3 Chargemaster battery charger, servicing the bow thruster, windlass, and electric genoa furler. Located under forward berth.
  • Engine Start: Northstar AGM with dedicated Mastervolt IVO Smart Charge 12/50-2 battery charger. Located under port settee with the generator start battery.
  • Generator Start: Northstar AGM with Blue Sea SI-ACR start isolation and automatic charging relay, enables the generator battery to charge off the engine start charger while isolating the two batteries during discharge
  • Mastervolt 130A/12V primary alternator with dual belts and 3-stage regulator, for house bank
  • 80A/12V secondary alternator for engine starting battery
  • Victron Energy BMV-702 Battery Monitor located at the navigation station.
  • SurePower Multi Battery 1202 Isolator
  • DC & AC Digital Voltage/Ammeter display with House, Engine, and Start battery bank selection
  • Mastervolt battery temperature sensors
  • Engine room overhead light, 12VDC and 110VAC GFI outlets
  • 110VAC & 12VDC outlets throughout the yacht, ground fault intercept outlets installed in the heads, galley, and navigation station
  • Interior overhead lighting upgraded to LED in 2015


Safety Equipment

  • Winslow 6 Person offshore life raft with hard shell mounted on a stainless-steel cradle forward of the mast – certified through March of 2020
  • Fireboy HFC227 automatic fire suppression system in the engine compartment
  • Stainless steel emergency tiller
  • Throwable Type IV PFD
  • Fire extinguishers – Regularly certified
  • Fuel and high bilge alarms
  • Bosuns chair
  • Docklines and fenders



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  • 3.5 HP Evinrude 2-cycle outboard engine with external fuel tank



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