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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|Model:||54 Raised Salon|
|Water Tank Capacity:||150 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||405 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||6750 Hours|
PROVEN AND CAPABLE 3-CABIN HYLAS 54 - ATTRACTIVELY PRICED AND SERIOUSLY FOR SALE
Sirius has just returned from the Caribbean and Bahamas after successfully competing in the Caribbean 1500.
Over the past 10 years, Sirius has been constantly upgraded and maintained by her present owners to the highest possible standards.
Recent upgrades include Solbian semi-flexible 137w solar panels mounted on new bimini, dodger, staysail, genoa, watermaker, alternator, chartplotter and many more improvements.
One of the primary reasons the Hylas 54 has enjoyed such popularity over the past 20 years is the luxurious 3 stateroom accommodations and magnificent varnished teak woodwork. With her long waterline and generous beam carried well aft, there are no compromises made to any of the sleeping, living, galley and navigation areas
When building a new Hylas there are hundreds of choices and therefore differences are sometimes significant. There is one hull mold and two deck molds, (standard deck and raised salon). The owners of Sirius wanted to maximize the light and ventilation and tankage for long passages, therefore chose the raised salon deck. A few examples of the custom additions were: adding a third refrigeration box; redesigning the entry steps, making them wider and deeper with reduced angle; raising the salon sole to improve visibility; adding an extra dish storage and drain locker outboard of the larger custom sink; and adding a dedicated wine locker.
Sirius' owners made good choices for each sleeping cabin to maximize storage and provide maximum comfort for couples or singles. The forward guest cabin has a large V berth with filler that converts it to a double. The second guest cabin has a wide lower berth with vanity and comfortable upper berth. The aft cabin features a centerline queen berth with two single and one double hanging locker plus numerous drawers and small lockers. Both the aft master and the forward guest heads have separate stall showers.
Full width V berth forward with 6'9" in length with filler
Three rows of drawers underneath berth with two separate isolated storage bins portside vanity with drawers under and locker above with shelves
Starboard side full height hanging locker
Multiple cabinets above the berth for added storage
Upper and lower berth with night table adjacent to the head of the wide lower berth. Upper hanging locker with additional storage under lower berth.
Wahlee Stone counters with Moen faucet and separate stall shower
27 gallon holding tank with dual "Y" valve systems for direct overboard, deck pump out and electric macerator direct pump out of holding tank
Aft Master Stateroom
Queen size aft berth set centerline with custom latex mattress
Port and starboard lockers with shelves and drawers below
Full length deep hanging locker centerline
Portside vanity with fold up mirror and drawer with three separate cabinets and drawers under owners berth
Bulkhead-mounted LED TV.
Raritan Elegance toilet and sanitation hoses- new 2019
Vanity with Wahlee Stone counters and Moen faucet
Separate shower stall
27 gallon dedicated holding tank with dual "Y" valve systems for direct overboard, deck pump out and electric macerator direct pump out
Solid teak dinette with removable leaf for smaller table size. Dinette drops down easily to create a full double berth
Full length starboard settee pulls out an additional 9" for a wide sea berth
All tankage in main saloon is located below the sole allowing extensive storage under all seating areas and behind the dinette and settee
Custom insect screens with wooden frames for all main hatches
Slide out inboard seat with storage for added seating at table
Galley is over 7' in length with Corian counters inboard and outboard.
Solid fiberglass hull with Twaron, a carbon aramid fiber with alternating FRB glass lay up handlaid with no core and using vinylester resins and Isophthalic gel coat.
Full L-shaped Nav station with two desk areas and adjustable swivel chair. Dedicated computer desk with slide out computer shelf and split instrument panel for instant access to wiring harness and connections.
Sirius is a Raised Salon 54 Hylas designed, built and equipped for serious blue water adventure. It is often said that the difference is in the details. Sirius is one of the best examples of what can be accomplished with an established semi-custom quality builder using a proven design to make the right choices and improvements.
Anyone who is familiar with German Frers knows he only designs for a select few builders that, in addition to Hylas, include Hallberg Rassy and Nautor Swan. If you love to sail and desire luxurious accommodations, Sirius is a listing to put on the short list. In addition to great design and superior construction, Sirius is equipped to go anywhere in the world and is offered at very competitive price, well below comparable quality European competitors, and one half of current replacement.