At Sail | Hylas 49' 1992


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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

Hi, I'm Bernie Jakits. After 20 years of owning and running a successful brokerage in Annapolis, my partner Kate Christensen and I have merged our company with David Walters Yachts. We are happy and excited to be a part of something bigger and continue to live our passion that started long ago. When I was an engineer in the aerospace industry I had lots of time to read every sailboat review and follow every development in the industry. I dreamed of one day owning a distinctly different brokerage firm and it all came true when in 1997 I started RogueWave Yacht Sales It came out of a passion for the sea and love for the beautiful vessels that sail on her. My vision was to create a new kind of brokerage dedicated to honesty and integrity and desire to help people be successful and achieve their bluewater sailing vision. Kate Christensen joined me in 2001 to share that vision and bring her talents and expertise in business and marketing as well as her passion for sailing her Bristol Channel Cutter. Over 20 years, we built an incredible brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean going vessels and live aboard cruising sailboats. We have advised and guided over 800 Clients worldwide from as far away as Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Europe and everywhere between, so that they too can also achieve their dream of owning and cruising with a capable bluewater vessel to find and reach their own horizons. We have the experience and expertise required to really help people.

For over 45 years, I have sailed, delivered and worked on hundreds of different types of vessels. Representing many clients, I have sailed in the North Sea to Med, across the Atlantic, and in the South China Sea and the, Pacific, the Caribbean Islands and also both Coasts of the USA. Having owned and maintained over 3 million dollars worth of sailing vessels, I have vast experience with incredible sailing vessels from the Hallberg Rassy 53 or a Valiant 40 & 42, a Norseman 447, a PSC34, and a BCC28. I've sailed to many foreign ports and also lived aboard while raising a family. Kate and I have had the opportunity to have incredible sailing adventures aboard our boats from the amazing Bristol Channel Cutter to the Hallberg Rassy 53 and finally our Valiant 42 that we built new in 2008 when we were Valiant Dealers in Annapolis. We have sailed far and lived aboard; we have led the Caribbean 1500 to the Bahamas. We have raced to Bermuda. We have delivered boats from the North Sea to the Med and from Guatemala to Annapolis and of course from the Caribbean to Annapolis many times. Through that experience we can help cruising couples make the right decisions. I have decommissioned and shipped many vessels and put them back together again, for myself and also for our clients. I have upgraded each vessel we owned installing every system imaginable, and maintaining every boat properly. I have taught and advised clients so that they themselves will have a pleasant and rewarding experience. Being a fellow boat owner and having personally experienced both sides of being a buyer and a seller, I understand your concerns.

With these many years of experience I have come to know and appreciate what a truly high caliber blue water sailing yachts is and should be. As a licensed & bonded professional yacht broker, please give me the pleasure of helping you define your requirements and help choose your next passage making/offshore capable sailing or power yacht. My experience is gained from having had a 100 Ton USCG Master License, being a Captain on several ocean races, having been a Marine Surveyor, and of course my background as an MSME Mechanical Engineer. And most important of all, I have sailed over 100,000 offshore miles, on my own boats and delivering countless boats for client to about everywhere.

Now as the RogueWave Division of David Walters Yachts, Kate and I carry on the RogueWave traditions as Your Choice for Bluewater Boats! We continue to specialize in the bluewater boats we love; the vessels of quality, style, and substance. We are skilled in understanding the unique requirements of each individual to find them the right boat. Our mantra of Honesty, Integrity, Love for our Ocean, and Appreciation for the Beautiful Vessels that Sail on Her, remain the passions that we share with all of you. Sailing isn't a hobby to us, it's a lifestyle. And we remain your choice for bluewater boats.

We are very proud to be part of the unique and talented team of David Walters Yachts as the RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD the sailing capitol of the world. Please feel to reach out to me, anytime, I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.

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Yacht Name: At Sail
Builder: Hylas
Model: Center Cockpit Cutter
Year: 1992
Location: Michigan
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Hull Material: Fiberglass

This Listing Broker has inspected and heard thousands of times from owners; "that my boat is perfect and is turn-key". That statement isn't always true EXCEPT once again THIS TIME IT IS. Our offering "At Sail" is actually as good as good as a used world cruising yacht can ever get. She won't last long on the brokerage market.


This three stateroom S&S designed Hylas 49 is one of the most sought after boats for many good reasons and she is in magnificent condition with new Awlgrip topsides, deck, and cockpit and beautiful new canvas, and all new B&G electronics! Read on!

From the drawing boards of Sparkman and Stevens, the Hylas 49, Center Cockpit, three stateroom layout is a great choice for bluewater voyaging. There is a reason that this is a very sought after center cockpit, three stateroom cruiser. Sparkman & Stevens was the design team to showed every great designer how to do design all the beautiful great sailing boats. In the Hylas 49, they have created a powerful, swift, and comfortable yacht. She's a pretty boat with a sweet sheer and elongated more traditional lines that make her very recognizable. The Hylas is a refined adaptation of the famous Stevens 47 which we loved also and we're happy to see an even better boat available today.

The sailing performance of the Hylas 49 cannot be refuted. She's a great sailing boat due to the powerful hull shape, a long cruising keel and skeg rudder. The sharp entry, long fin keel, and rounded deep v shape makes her a powerful boat that carries sail and romps off the miles making 170 mile days in supreme comfort and style. Under sail, she cruises at 6.5 to 7 knots with her sailing performance maximized by her 525 sq. ft. fully battened in boom furling mainsail, 150% genoa, inboard-mounted shrouds and genoa tracks, and feathering propeller. Sail handling is easy and safe with a Furlboom in-boom mainsail furling/reefing system and Furlex jib furling. When the wind fails you, you can switch to power with the Yanmar 63hp turbo diesel, 18 inch Autoprop, and with the 145 gallons of diesel you’ll have a range of about 1200 miles.

The three stateroom interior is definitely super comfortable with the center cockpit allowing for that gorgeous aft stateroom that is so desirable for all of us baby boomers heading out there. The interior is also elegant with hand rubbed teak joinery and elegant appointments. This layout gives you three double cabins! Another reason people love this boat. The galley kitchen is huge and extends down the passageway to the owner's stateroom aft.

The Hylas Yachts (Queen Long Marine) builds a great boat. The hull is a solid fiberglass laminate and she has a watertight bulkhead forward separating the chain locker from the interior. The deck layout gives you a deep and secure center cockpit. While some prefer aft cockpits, there are just so many advantages to a center cockpit for cruising comforts. You have good visibility from the helm and the boat does not seem intimidating at all from the helm station two-thirds aft. The cockpit is large enough for a family with cockpit seat benches long enough to stretch out on. The very beautiful sugar scoop transom has wide steps and a boarding ladder.

Recent Highlights:

  • All new B&G electronics with display at the helm and at the nav
  • B&G Broadband Radar
  • Sirius weather (you just need subscription)
  • Simrad AIS plus wifi I
  • Three staterooms including the big aft owners stateroom
  • New Awlgrip
  • All deck hardware rebedded
  • New dodger, bimini, and full cockpit enclosure
  • New deck hatches
  • Bow thruster
  • Electric primary sheet winches
  • LED cabin lights
  • New LED masthead light
  • New Frigoboat refrigeration
  • New electric head and new holding tank
  • Full winter cover




Length: 49'
Beam: 14' 3
Draft: 6' 6
Engine Hours: Bernie & Kate