Sapphire Beach, USVI
|Location:||Sapphire Beach, USVI|
|Designer:||Sparkman and Stephens|
A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A LIKE NEW HYLAS 49!
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Queen Long Marine - The Hylas 49 evolved from the brilliant lines of the Stevens 47. The Hylas 49 incorporates numerous design improvements such as a refined interior layout, optimized deck plan, revised sugar scoop transom, and substantial updates to the operating systems. Classic meets modern in this smartly configured 3-cabin cruiser with contemporary styling and a motion at sea met with glowing reviews from nearly every sailing publication and serious offshore sailor.
The Hylas 49 is one of the most sought-after and iconic sailing vessels in its class of high-quality semi-custom blue water cruisers. Tailored for upscale cruising couples with a desire for the finest qualities, the Hylas 49 has rightfully earned a reputation for comfort, safety, and exhilarating performance. This luxurious center cockpit is ideal for short-handed sailing and well configured to be sailed with confidence in a wide range of conditions. The design concept and layout make cruising safe, easy, and enjoyable.
Exceptional quality and built to the highest standards - LizzyLea is constructed of the highest quality materials and resins to provide a stiff and robust hull with proper form to reduce pounding in rough seas. Tall lifelines with a solid stainless steel pushpit extended to the midship gates, watertight bulkheads, and a bone-dry cockpit. The design of the Hylas 49 is revered for its performance in heavy seas, comfort, and security. All the characteristics desired by a cruising couple.
The mechanical systems aboard LizzyLea are, simply put – Superb. The Jefa torque tube steering system with solid linkage from the pedestal to the steering quadrant ensures a responsive helm. High-capacity stainless steel water and fuel tanks offer the capability for long-distance passage making. And a critical feature while cursing, the access to the engine and generator is effortless from all sides, making maintenance hassle-free.
LizzyLea is an exceptional example of the fine artisanship and superior design, which has placed the Hylas 49 among the most widely sought-after blue water cruising boats. It only fits then that she is the last of this iconic series ever to be built – Hull Number 68. Her owner, perhaps the most prolific Hylas 49 owner of all time, has owned three Hylas 49s in his lifetime. Throughout his multi-decade experience of sailing these yachts, he applied every grain of knowledge into the design and construction of this yacht, making LizzyLea the perfect blend of form, function, and beauty. She is an exceptional yacht.
[Updated photos coming soon! Note: The main image is of LizzyLea's sistership. All other photos are of LizzyLea and were taken by the owner.]
|Water Tank Capacity:||250 gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||145 gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||27+27 gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
The spacious and open interior, with contemporary styling, features a modern deck salon with sizeable panoramic front and side windows delivering warm, natural light and spectacular views from the comfort of the main salon.
The fiddled countertops are finished with Sahara-colored Corian in the galley and beige textured Corian marble. Throughout the yacht, off-white textured headliners and tastefully selected Pallas, Fantasy Art, and Ultra Suede fabrics complement the undertones of the beautiful, solid teak and holly cabin sole finished in a high gloss varnish. The superb teak joinery and louvered cabinetry with rounded corners are handcrafted and varnished with a hand-rubbed satin finish.
Six large deck hatches with teak trim, four dorade vents, and numerous opening portlights provide excellent ventilation and a cooling breeze. At the same time, the three-zone climate control delivers welcome relief when desired.
LizzyLea boasts three well-sized staterooms. A full-beam v-berth forward with ensuite access to the day head, a guest cabin forward to port with a single that pulls out to a double, and a roomy master stateroom with a queen centerline berth and a private head with a separate stall shower and a second passageway leading to the main salon. All staterooms feature cedar-lined hanging lockers and finished cabinetry with louvered doors and all the desirable comforts. Passageway galley with over 7 feet of useable Corian countertop complete with an island-style surface under the companionway offers more than ample space for the cuisine-loving crew and generous amounts of storage. Equally well suited for entertaining or intimate dining for a cruising couple.
Interior Styling & Additional Features:
Bright and full of natural light, the spacious main salon with its solid teak and holly cabin sole is warm and welcoming and offers spectacular views through the large panoramic fixed side and forward windows.
To starboard is a full-length settee that slides out an additional 9 inches to expand to a comfortable sea berth complete with lee cloth. To starboard is a custom folding dinette table with an adjustable stainless-steel pedestal; in its most compact configuration, it makes the perfect cocktail table for entertaining. Expand the leaves, and you have a comfortable dining table with seating for six around a large settee and pull-out double bench seat. Settees are upholstered in Adele Periwinkle-colored Ultra Suede which is both attractive and easy to clean.
Outboard cabinetry and shelving, and lockers behind the settees offer an incredible amount of storage space. The headroom is a generous 6' 7". Natural ventilation through two large opening teak trimmed deck hatches, and Manship stainless steel opening portlights are welcomed on those warm tropical evenings. Still, when needed, reverse cycle climate control is a desirable feature.
LizzyLea is unrivaled in both luxury and style. The well-appointed master stateroom is your sanctuary on the water with a rich hand-rubbed, satin varnished louvered cabinetry and joinery. Additional comforts include LED reading and overhead lights, high-speed Hella fans, ensuite head with separate stall shower, numerous opening portlights, and zoned A/C.
Storage is bountiful. To port, there are three substantial hanging lockers with removable shelving. To starboard, a tall hanging locker, and additional cabinets outboard of the settee. At the foot of the berth is a large cupboard with shelving. All lockers have automatic lights and, along with the cabinets, are cedar lined.
The ensuite aft head is beautifully finished with beige marble textured Corian vanity, molded sink, and white fiberglass non-slip flooring to coordinate with the high-gloss Formica laminate wall surfaces. A full-length dressing mirror is located on the doorway, and storage is bountiful with a cabinet below the sink and a sizeable linen closet outboard. The separate stall shower has excellent headroom and a second passageway to the main salon.
This wonderfully inviting cabin with ensuite access to the forward head has a full-beam custom v-berth mattress which is 6' 9" in length, the width of a king-size bed at the aft end, and incredibly comfortable. Teak cabinetry with removable shelving and hanging lockers lined with cedar were customized for added depth and improved volume. A large overhead hatch with teak trim and forward dorades provides excellent ventilation. Zoned climate control with independent digital control is shared with the port guest cabin.
Aft and to port is the second guest cabin with a single berth. Ideal for storage or the occasional guest, this cabin is a desirable and versatile space with plentiful cabinetry, a cedar-lined hanging locker, and additional storage under the berth. Overhead teak trimmed hatch, opening portlight, and dorade vent provides natural ventilation. Climate control is shared with the forward cabin.
LizzyLea features a galley that is smartly laid out and functional with over 7 feet of Corian countertop surface and an inboard island-style countertop aft of the companionway. The galley is designed for practicality at sea, making it functional underway on either tack. The top and front-loading refrigerator and freezer included dual seals and heavy insulation and were designed with a flush surface to ensure easy clean-up and seamless aesthetics. The Frigoboat system operates off 12VDC and incorporates efficient keel coolers. The three-burner LPG Force 10 stove with oven has a Corian insert for added prep surface when in place or converts to a stainless-steel backsplash when stowed. Ample cabinets, storage lockers, and drawers are located outboard and below the countertop.
Aft and to the port of the main salon is the outward-facing navigation station with a custom bi-fold hinged desktop and swing-out seat with Ultra Suede upholstery. The instrument and electrical panels, with lighted displays, have fast-pin hinges, which allow for easy access to the exceptionally well-organized and carefully labeled wiring. All devices and wiring are labeled inside and out and traced numerically at each end. For storage, there is a full-size file cabinet and drawer aft, as well as chart storage inboard.
The Hylas 49 is a well-proven and competent bluewater cruiser. LizzyLea is fast, sea-kind, and strong. Constructed with hand laid up fiberglass laminates set with vinyl ester resins and isophthalic gelcoat for superior protection from osmosis and blistering. Eight longitudinal stringers are tied to each frame and bulkhead. The result is a stiff and seamless monolithic structure above ABS standards. The encapsulated lead keel and low ballast provide a low center of gravity for high stability and are fastened with solid 35mm stainless steel keel bolts with transverse-mounted 8mm backing plates.
The forward hull section is well shaped for rough seas and well-reviewed for its excellent abilities in heavy weather without pounding. The distance between the rudder and keel is measured by design to provide superior directional stability and balance. The rudder post has full structural support running through-hull to the deck. For added safety and protection from hard grounding, the rudder skeg is 2 inches higher than the low point of the keel.
Characterized by expansive side decks, high stanchions and equipped with the desirable option to bring the pushpit stainless steel rail the full length to the mid-ship gates, LizzieLea is a boat aboard which the crew will feel safe and secure. The deck is laid up with a sandwich core construction with an end-grain balsa core. Solid laminate is utilized in all areas of the deck for fittings and the high-stress regions. Chemically and mechanically fastened with 5200 epoxies and through-bolted every 5 inches with backing plates, the Hylas 49 is known for its superior strength and reliable construction. The surface is molded non-skid.
This sail inventory was built with the owner of LizzyLea in mind, a serious blue water sailor who has now owned three Hylas 49's in his lifetime. A man who has navigated his yacht backward farther than most have gone forward. Peter Grimm, Jr., the longtime 25-year official sailmaker of Hylas Yachts, has worked with him on each sail inventory and, as you might imagine, together they learned a few things along the way. Such as the benefits to the Schaefer roller furling boom. A system incorporated for the second time on the owner's Hylas 49's, and for a good reason.
North Sails 9.2 oz NorDac Mainsail: Includes a 3-step seaming, two-ply leech through the reefs and right through to the head of the sail. RBS machined tipped battens, which are specifically designed for the Schaefer boom, significantly improve sail shape. The battens incorporate a Dyneema lashing and recessed covers over the end of the battens. The head of the Mainsail also has a sun cover to prolong the life of the sail and defend it from harmful UV. Also, the Teflon luff tape reduces the friction when deploying or furling the Mainsail and makes it much more resistant to tearing.
North Sails 8.2 oz NorDac 115% Genoa: The design of this 115% Genoa gives you a higher clew which enables better sightlines under the sail, and you also do not have to move the lead much, if at all, when you are reefing—a significant benefit for short-handed sailing. Another noteworthy point is that when the sea state is sobering, and you are making waves over the bow, the foot of the Genoa is not continually getting hit by the waves, which over time can damage the foot of the sail, or in extreme cases, tear the foot.
North Sails 9.2 oz NorDac Staysail: The Staysail is a versatile component of the overall sail plan, enabling three different set-ups; first, with the headsail in what I call a "double headsail rig," which can improve boat speed by as much as ¾ of a knot. Both sails are deployed simultaneously, from AWS of 10 to 16 kts and 80 to 120 degrees AWA. Next, under high wind speeds, sailing under a full Staysail and Mainsail, or partially reefed Mainsail will enable you to significantly decreases the heeling angles of the yacht, helping to maintain good boat speed and comfort. And finally, when winds are howling, and the Hylas 49 shows its true colors as a steadfast blue water yacht, you can use the Staysail as a storm sail, set by itself with the Mainsail fully furled. The cutter rig of the Hylas 49 and North Sails Staysail makes for a versatile yacht capable of comfortable sailing in a wide variety of wind conditions and sea states.
Additional Features of the North Sails Sail Plan:
The center cockpit design of the Hylas 49 is safe, secure, and bone dry in rough seas. Seating eight comfortably, the teak-planked seats coordinating cockpit cushions and seatbacks offer a perfectly balanced cockpit sizeable enough for entertaining yet well suited for offshore sailing. The high gloss varnished cockpit table provides the perfect setting for outdoor dining and enjoyment.
ENGINE AND MECHANICAL
Engine and mechanical access on the Hylas 49 are fantastic! Gone are the days of contorting and twisting to perform essential maintenance. Large panels along the inboard side of the galley and navigation station, hinged access at the companionway stairs, and a door on the forward bulkhead of the master cabin make servicing the engine and generator an effortless endeavor.
LizzyLea, with just 103 hours on the engine and 23 hours on the generator, has seen exceptionally light use since delivered only 18 months ago. And has been well maintained by her knowledgeable and experienced owner. As expected, the bilges are spotless and show prideful ownership and careful attention to detail. This is as close to a new yacht as you will find.
PLUMBING & TANKAGE