Sirius | Hylas 54' 2000

Annapolis, MD

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Stephen Reverand

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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Yacht Name: Sirius
Builder: Hylas
Model: 54 Raised Salon
Year: 2000
Location: Annapolis, MD
Asking Price: $449,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Length: 54'
Beam: 15' 9
Draft: 7' 6
Water Tank Capacity: 150 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 405 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4LH-DTE
Power: 176 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 6750 Hours


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.


Interior Accommodations

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.

Forward Cabin

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

Portside Cabin

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.

Guest Head

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.

Aft Head

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

Main Salon

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.

  • Double routed counter fiddle
  • Force 10 three burner stove with Xintex propane monitor and two sensors
  • 3 Frigoboat 12 volt units with thermostatic controls and temperature gauges that allow operation as refrigerators, freezers or any combination
  • Custom storage locker inboard of sink with drain feature for stacking wet dishes
  • Oversized sink
  • Extra inboard opening cockpit port
  • Microwave oven
  • Trash compactor


Hull & Deck

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.

  • Watertight stern sections across large aft lazarettes that drain into bilge
  • Divided anchor locker with separate locker for fenders and docklines
  • Custom stainless steel antenna mast mounted on stern deck
  • Stern garage with dedicated Rule auto bilge pump with manual over ride in cockpit
  • Very large step down sail locker with deck hatch access. 5' deep and over 4' long
  • Improved rudder installed 2008
  • Molded contrasting non skid in linen beige
  • Solid stainless stem head fitting with split bow roller with stowage
  • Overhead hatches and ports throughout
  • Stainless coachroof handrails
  • Ritchie 5" compass
  • Solid teak varnished cockpit table with two leaves and teak drink holders
  • Custom higher teak toerail
  • Custom rubrail - rubber with outer S/S strike plate
  • Teak cockpit floor grating
  • Stern pushpit seats that fold with canvas covers
  • Extended stern rail
  • Stern pushpit with opening gates with lifelines
  • Aft facing opening ports wider 5 x 19" model
  • Custom outboard lift and bracket
  • Stainless side boarding ladder with teak steps
  • Teak transom steps and platform with folding stainless steel swim ladder
  • Extra cleats (transom/side cockpit)
  • Solid teak custom Hylas companionway drop boards in addition to original custom Hylas louvered drop boards
  • New bottom paint - 2019


Rigging & Winches

  • Selden Anodized Aluminum Mast with double spreader rig
  • Mast unstepped, sanded bare and refinished in 2011
  • Leisure furl stowboom led aft to electric winches with full removable cover
  • All standing rigging replaced in 2009
  • Forespar boom vang new 2012 vang 4:1 purchase
  • Complete Harken mainsheet traveller - new 2013
  • Hasselford standing rigging with Stalock terminals
  • Discontinuous rigging for optimal strength and increased hardware Dyneema single line running backstay
  • Furlex 400 Series roller furling cutter rig forestay
  • Staysail stay with permanent Profurl furler
  • Deck whisker pole extendable mounted on mast
  • Running rigging replace with new in 2018 including: topping lift, main halyard with Tylaska shackle, staysail halyard, genoa halyard, genoa and staysail sheets and main boom
  • furler
  • Lewmar winches:
    • 2 primary winches, CST 66 1⁄2s, electric
    • 2 secondary winches, CST 54 1⁄2s, 1 electric, 1 manual
    • 1 mainsheet winch, CST 48, electric
    • 2 cockpit winches, CST 48, electric, either side of companionway with triple stoppers
    • Halyard winch, CST 48 on mast
  • Dutchman boom brake



  • Evolution furling mainsail -
  • Quantum 135% Genoa in new condition
  • Quantum staysail in new condition
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker with Spinex furling system (see video demo)
  • Spare genoa


Navigation & Electronics

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.

  • Backup Furuno NavNet 3 chartplotter
  • Furuno DRS40 Radar
  • Furuno backbone/hub NMEA 2000
  • Furuno AIS FA50 with Shakespeare antenna mounted on stern tower
  • Icom 604 VHF
  • 1 Standard Horizon VHF radio
  • ICOM IC M710 SSB
  • Furuno GPS
  • Rogue Wave WiFi extender system - new 2017
  • Tank tender (fuel and water)
  • Magnum inverter/charger
  • Digital volt meter
  • KVH satellite phone
  • Sirius radio with Fusion stero
  • Northern Lights S-3Cf generator start panel

Cockpit Electronics

  • Furuno NavNet TZ Touch 2 15.3" chart plotter and pod - New 2017
  • Furuno Nav 500 Autopilot
  • Backup autopilot Simrad AP22
  • ICOM VHF Command transceiver at helm
  • ST60 depth sounder, speed log and windspeed indicator over companionway
  • Depth ST40 port side helm
  • Speco 340W horn/hailer


Engine & Mechanical

  • Yanmar 4LH-DTE 176 hp 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine with single-lever cockpit controls and complete alarm system
  • Fuel polishing system
  • Fuel warning whistles for all tanks
  • Vacuum fuel filter pressure gauge
  • Mechanical oil pressure and temperature gauges
  • Northern Lights 9 KW diesel generator with 200 hours - new 2015
  • Vetus bowthruster
  • Starting battery, new 2016
  • Catalina 340Z watermaker - new 2017
  • Morse single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting
  • Oil change pump
  • Fire retardant engine room sound insulation - Fire Buoy system
  • Two independent bilge pump systems, one Rule system, one Par system. Total of 2500 gallon/hour with float switches
  • Cable steering
  • Maxprop - Factory serviced 2018
  • Dual Racor filter system
  • 3 Cruisair air conditioning units with SMX 10 digital controls



  • 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC electrical systems
  • Northern Lights M773LW3 9 KW generator - new 2015
  • 6 AGM house batteries AGM L-16, 6V, 400 AH - new 2017
  • 2 AGM 4D 240 AH for thruster - new 2017
  • 2 Solbian semi-flexible SP137 solar panels with Vic iron regulator/controller mounted on bimini with zippers - new 2018
  • LED lighting throughout - belowdeck and navigation including anchor light
  • Blue LED mast up/down lighting
  • All wire is tinned, no copper wiring except Selden supplied masthead lights
  • Two 3" copper strips running bow to stern both port and starboard for grounding
  • Balmar 60 100amp alternator with external regulator for start battery - new 2019
  • Second alternator mount and pulley installed for house bank. A 2017 Leece Nevile heavy duty 270amp high output alternator is available but not presently installed.
  • Shore power connector; 50 amp/110v
  • Magnum MS2812 inverter/charger
  • Magnum battery monitor kit
  • Two 30 amp shore power cords with adapter to 50 amps
  • SSB grounding plates port and starboard
  • Insulated backstays
  • 42" LED bulkhead-mounted TV with masthead-mounted digital antenna in main salon w/ wiring to display NAV data from NAV computer
  • Bulkhead-mounted LED TV in master stateroom


Plumbing & Tankage

  • 150 gallons water in three 50 gallon tanks
  • 405 gallons of total fuel tankage
  • All tankage for water and fuel is stainless steel
  • Two independent holding tanks, one dedicated to each head
  • 15 gallon hot water heater heated via engine driven system or AC supply
  • All through hull fittings are bronze with seacocks or valves and bonded - new 2012
  • Primary and backup fresh water pressure pumps 50 psi 4 gpm - new 2019



  • Companionway dodger with zipper window and grab bar - new 2017
  • Cockpit Bimini with connector - full enclosure w/ screens - new 2018
  • Removable cover for mainsail and boom
  • Dark green cockpit cushions
  • Full custom transom cover
  • Full custom covers for davits


Ground Tackle

  • Maxwell RC-12 electric windlass - new 2013
  • Rocna 55 kg primary anchor - new 2017
  • 250' 3'8"anchor chain - new 2017
  • System 40 3/8" galvanized chain for secondary anchor
  • AA 560 chain/rode counter with sensor cables and foot/deck switches
  • Solid S/S striker plate for bow protection
  • CQR secondary anchor
  • Barnacle Fortress alloy spare/stern anchor
  • Stern anchor roller
  • Heavy duty Shark drogue with rode and swivel


Tender & Davits

  • 10.5' AB aluminum hard bottom RHIB dinghy, new 2015 with full canvas cover, lifting bridle and magnetic tri-color nav light
  • 9.9 hp Lehr propane short-shaft outboard with 2 propane tanks mounted below center seat - new 2015
  • Kato Voyager davits mounted on transom steps with independent manual Harken winches - painted to match hull - new 2015



  • Zodiac ISAF 6-person liferaft in canister - recertified in 2017 - with custom S/S stern rail mount
  • EPIRB Rapid Fix 406 plus backup spare
  • Echo-Max radar reflector
  • Whale emergency hand pump
  • Lexan storm shutters


Closing Remarks

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.