En Route to Ft. Lauderdale
Stephen Reverand came aboard David Walters Yachts with a lifelong love of boats and more than three decades of offshore and inland sailing experience. As a teenager, he restored a cedar-planked Barnegat Bay sneakbox and sailed local lakes in the New York area. As a young professional, he upgraded to a classic 35-foot yawl and sailed from New York Harbor, east on Long Island Sound to Block Island, R.I., still one of his favorite ports of call. Later he raised his family on the Chesapeake Bay catching bushels of blue crabs from his 22-foot center-console runabout. Most recently, Reverand cruised his 42-foot Tartan staysail sloop Zephyr over 10,000 nautical miles from the Chesapeake to New England to the Bahamas and back following the fair winds for more than four years.
Before transitioning to cruising sailor and yacht broker, Reverand enjoyed a colorful career in the media. He served as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, spending six years in Asia. When he returned stateside, he joined the Discovery Channel where he oversaw the hit adventure series Deadliest Catch and received a Peabody Award for his work as executive producer on the documentary Black Sky: The Race for Space. Later, Reverand joined National Geographic as the head of nature films and specials production filming in many of the most exotic destinations around the globe.
In keeping with his love of boats, Reverand also created, produced and directed the PBS television series Boatworks and wrote the long-running boating humor column Deviant Readings for BoatUS Magazine.
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|Location:||En Route to Ft. Lauderdale|
|Designer:||Sparkman & Stephens|
FLUENSEA is among the newest and best kept examples of the hugely popular Sparkman & Stephens designed Hylas 49. Known for exceptional comfort and safety offshore, the Hylas 49 ranks among the very top choices for serious long-range cruising and passage making.
If you're looking for a world-renowned offshore design in superb condition - look no further.
FLUENSEA is the roomier 2-cabin version of the Hylas 49 with a very comfortable and airy main salon and dining area, a huge master stateroom and en suite head aft, a double pullman berth forward to port, and a guest head in the forepeak. This layout allows a large sail locker forward accessible from for foredeck. The large master stateroom aft is accessed either though the well-equipped linear galley to starboard or through the en suite head and separate shower to port. The nav station with full-access electrical panels is aft of the main salon to port. Forward to port is the double pullman guest suite with ample hanging storage to starboard. The guest head and shower is forward in the forepeak. A Cruiser Air Conditioning/Dehumidifier unit keeps below deck comfortable in all conditions.
Lovely teak joinery creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout - all tied together with an exquisite teak and holly sole.
MASTER STATEROOM FEATURES
PORT DOUBLE STATEROOM FEATURES
MAIN SALON FEATURES
FLUENSEA's galley adhere's to the classic Hylas linear layout efficiently utilizing the starboard passageway to the master stateroom. There are double stainless sinks below the companionway. To starboard there is a 3-burner stove with oven, a microwave, and a refrigerator and freezer both with top and front access.
Electronics and Navigation
FLUENSEA is fully equipped with state-of-the-art Raymarine instruments - all new in 2014. The list includes:
Engines and Mechanical
FLUENSEA is powered by a 2014 75 HP Yanmar 4JH4-TE diesel engine with only 315 original hours of usage.
She also carries a Northern Lights diesel generator with fewer than 300 total hours.
Sails, Rigging and Canvas
Exceptionally simple to handle and sail, Fluensea is equipped with a Schaefer boom furler for the fully battened mainsail, a 135% furling genoa, and a retractable inner forestay for rigging a staysail or storm sail all included.
Running backstays add stability in a seaway.
There is also a like new dodger, bimini, helm cover and mainsail cover and side panel screens for the cockpit.
Hull and Deck Construction
Like all Hylas 49s FLUENSEA's hull is solid handled fiberglass with no core with two epoxy barrier coats below the waterline for added strength and protection. The solid lead keel is fully encapsulated and the rudder is skeg hung for optimal strength and protection.
Dinghy and Outboard
An AV 9.5 foot AL Superlight Aluminum bottom RHIB tender powered by a Tohatsu 9.9 HP outboard is included.
Tankage and Plumbing
All tanks aboard FLUENSEA are stainless steel construction. Fuel capacity is 145 gallons in two separate tanks. Water capacity is 250 gallons in 3 tanks. There are two holding tanks, one for each head both equipped with Y-valves.
"The Hylas 49 is an excellent choice for anyone considering a serious performance cruising boat with comfort to spare...." Sailing Magazine
"The Hylas's interior arrangement is well suited for blue water sailing, we particularly like the easy access engine...." Sailing Magazine
"The Hylas 49 is one of my favorite boats - period. It is amazingly seaworthy... The 49 puts the S in serious. And yet is also very comfortable below... This is a terrific blue water boat..." John Kretschmer Sailing - Bluewater Boats
The Hylas 49 evolved from the Sparkman & Stephens designed Hylas 47. Under the supervision of Tony Seifert, Hylas increased the freeboard by 2 inches which resulted in improved headroom. The additional LOA allowed a more spacious cockpit. The raked bow and rounded bottom provide excellent performance in a seaway recognized by international cruisers worldwide.
Please call now for more details. FLUENSEA is a superb yacht. She won't last long.
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