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.View Broker (Josh McLean)
CRUISING WORLD MAGAZINE 2019 BOAT OF THE YEAR WINNER!
SAIL MAGAZINE 2019 BEST BOATS AWARD WINNER!
ON DISPLAY AND AVAILABLE FOR DEMO SAILS AT THE DAVID WALTERS YACHTS ANNAPOLIS OFFICE
New in its class, the Bill Dixon designed Hylas 48 was precisely engineered for strength and reliability to satisfy even the most demanding buyer. This stately yacht is powerful but graceful which includes sleek raised salon windows for easy viewing, the choice of two or three cabins and a large center cockpit vessel that will impress any guest. The Hylas 48 offers premium quality and handcrafted details that make this luxury yacht stand in a class of its own.
DESIGNED WITH PRECISION
Delivered for unveiling at the 2018 Newport International Boat Show, Hull Number 1 (HIN: HSY48001G819) of the H48 series is available for immediate purchase or demonstration sail!
|Water Tank Capacity:||119 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||290 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
The Hylas 48 incorporates solid hand-laid fiberglass layup with no core and using vinylester resins and Isophthalic Gel-coat. The hull is laid up with two layers of epoxy barrier coats below the waterline for optimal protection followed by three coats of bottom paint. Watertight bulkheads are located forward of the forward cabin with independent overboard drainage as well as at the stern section across aft lazarettes and stern locker.
The deck is constructed of hand laid GRP with end grain balsa core with solid fiberglass in all areas for deck fittings and high-stress areas. A divided anchor locker with separate locker for fenders and warps is located forward with additional deck storage located aft with two, large stern lazarettes to port and starboard with secure locking latches. The stern locker also has a dedicated auto bilge pump plus manual over-ride in cockpit. The deck is finished with contrasting non-skid.
The solid lead keel has a draft of 6’ 6” while the semi-skegged rudder delivers optimal performance, strength and protection. The bottom of rudder plane is above the keel plane for grounding safety.