Caris is one of the best maintained and equipped Hylas 54's to be available on the brokerage market. The original owners spent approximately one year planning, researching, designing, talking with vendors and previous owners, reading asking a lot of questions and ultimately making good choices. The result is an exceptional offshore sailing yacht and very special Hylas 54.
The Hylas 54 is one of the world renowned designer German Frers most successful design quality built buy Queen Long. The equipment includes all of the luxury builder options, including electric winches and in mast furling, generator, reverse cycle A/C and 12 volt refrigeration and freezer.
Caris' current and second owner has invested in many upgrades and continue to keep her in Bristol condition ready for new offshore adventures.
This version of the Hylas 54 features a slightly lower profile at the deck salon. The resulting spacious main salon is a bright comfortable living area with excellent visibility through six fixed picture windows (four side and two forward. Privacy and sun protection is offered by custom teak blinds at each window without sacrificing visibility. Handholds throughout the main salon are within easy reach.
CUSTOM OPTIONS INCLUDE
EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
The spacious main salon is a bright comfortable living area with 6 fixed picture window (4 side and 2 forward). There are custom teak blinds for each of the windows and removable storm shutters. To port is a large L shaped settee with inboard sliding bench seat with removable backrest and storage. The enlarged table is fixed and supported by 2 polished stainless steel pedestals mounted onto a large stainless steel plate to stabilize the table. To starboard is a straight settee that slides out to make a 1 ½ berth with lee cloth for a sea berth. The settees are covered with Ultra Suede (new 2014). There are multiple, very large storage areas under and outboard of all settees and 4 large upper lockers, including a liquor locker with custom built wine glass racks. Two opening deck hatches, 2 Hella fans and excellent lighting including a built-in dual unit Canalupi Picture light, 5 reading lights, 3 variable overhead lights, 2 overhead alcove lights and Red LED night lights.
Additional Main Salon Features & Equipment
The large forward cabin contains a walk-around, centerline, queen-size berth with foam mattress, hanging locker, large shelf locker, locker under berth, 2 bookshelves and 2 night tables with storage and 10 upper lockers (5 on each side), additional storage under berth. Full length mirror.
Aft and to starboard of the forward cabin is the forward head with separate shower stall, automatic shower drain pump in both the shower stall and head and custom grating in both the shower stall and the head, 3 mirrored upper and 1 lower lockers, linen closet, holding tank sentry, and two opening ports and one hatch. Entry to the forward cabin for privacy with second door to the passageway.
Second guest cabin - forward
The second guest cabin is a custom designed third stateroom with a 1 1/2 berth, located across the passageway from the forward head. The washer and dryer unit and with tremendous amount of storage under berth. The features are a mirror, custom shelf, multiple storage lockers and drawers, 3 outboard side cabinets over berth, custom storage rack, two opening ports and one deck hatch.
The passageway houses the mast, multiple shelf storage for hand held radios, etc., charging units and miscellaneous storage (with AC and DC power outlets, fishing rod locker.
Aft Master Cabin
The owner's cabin is located aft of the galley with a walk-around queen-size centerline berth and proper custom fabricated mattress. Includes double bookshelves at the head of the berth and 2 bookshelves by port and starboard view ports, a comfortable ultra suede covered lounge.
Ensuite Master Head
Within the master stateroom is the head with separate shower stall, automatic shower drain pump in both the shower stall and head, and custom grating in both the shower stall and the head, electric head, 3 mirrored upper and 1 lower lockers, linen closet, holding tank sentry, and two opening ports.
Aft of the salon to starboard is the 12 foot passageway galley. Provides an excellent secure working area at sea. The extended galley (1 foot longer than the standard Hylas 54) is maximized for storage and the only Hylas 54 with indented toe space under the counter. The Corian counter tops are trimmed with varnished teak. Galley counter space is over 10 ft and on the outboard side it includes: a built-in knife rack, a pan locker under the stove, 4 drawers (1 silverware drawer with dividers), 1 (double door) deep pantry (huge), pull out waste basket, cabinet storage underneath waste basket, 6 over the counter cabinets, sliding door storage behind the stove, 1 deep locker behind the stove and access locker for reefer system controls outboard the stove. All cabinet doors louvered to match the rest of the vessel.
Navigation & Electronics
Aft and to port of the salon is a large sit-down navigation station with extensive flush mounted instrumentation and room for navigation and office work. This station is 2 feet larger than the standard Hylas 54 arrangement and features a very comfortable upholstered swivel chair. It also features a pull-out desk extension for a lap top at comfortable typing height, file drawers, cabinets, under-desk storage, AC DC outlets and excellent lighting.
Navigation Instruments (11)
At Navigation Station:
Single Sideband Radio
ICOM M71(Rebuilt 2012). ICOM Tuner (New 2012), Pactor III Modem (Software upgrade) (Rebuilt 2012), SWR Meter to evaluate signal strength. Connected to a standard laptop computer (not included) with free “RMS Express” software, the modem uses the SSB to send and receive any emails, download grib files, weatherfaxes, all coast guard weather printouts, navtex bulletins etc.
Excellent counterpoise copper grounding system is built into the hull. Independent “Dynaplate” grounds for the tuner and the radio. Insulated backstay antenna.
Island Time PC HD high-gain antenna is on the aft arch. This will pull in WiFi signals from some distance. It offers a scan of all available stations in the location, This is hard wired into a Roswell WLAN wireless router at the Navigation Station. Secured Wireless WiFi is available to multiple devices around the boat using the router’s password.
Standard Horizon Matrix 2000 VHF Radio with Digital Select Calling, Distress Alarm, connected to GPS data. Loudhailer on Mast. (New 2012)
Cobra submersible hand-held VHF with charging bracket.
Furuno Fax 207 at Navigation Station with dedicated HF external antenna
(Not used, not warranted- SSB and Airmail are much easier)
Furuno NX 500 at Navigation Station with dedicated HF external antenna and redundant access to all USCG text weather reports.
Fiberglass sandwich deck with molded contrasting grey non-skid
Solid stainless stemhead with double anchor platforms with rollers
Windlass & Anchoring
Lighthouse 1501 dual gypsy and dual rope wildcat. Operated from deck switches at Windlass or from cockpit panel. Motor rebuilt 2013. Primary Anchor-Delta 88, new 2009, with 270 ft. 3/8 chain, Both anchor and chain regalvinized in 2014. Secondary Anchor - Bruce Plow type Heavy weight carried on the bow with custom SS dual bow rollers with 50' 3/8 chain and 300' nylon rode. Locking and self-draining anchor locker is split to contain each rode with a large back section for other lines. Extra lines include 300’ premium 1” nylon rode, 150’ of 3/4” braided nylon rode, mooring pennant with 25’ 1” nylon and attached large galvanized shackle, 25’ snubber line with 3/8 chain hook, block and tackle for raising dingy on side of boat, and 8 1” braided dock lines. At the bow just above the waterline is a very heavy SS attachment for a snubber line or mooring pennant.
Cockpit features full instrumentation, leather covered stainless steel wheel, teak benches, a teak floor grate and removable back & seat cushions (2014). Strong attachments for jacklines in cockpit.
The cockpit was built with removable louvered companionway doors that include removable ventilation slides. Additionally, there is a stainless steel security grate that fits into the companionway to provide additionally security. The cockpit, with the inclusion of the all round dodger/ bimini combination with side curtains has proven to be quite dry and comfortable in severe and/or inclement conditions offshore. We have found it unnecessary to put on our foul weather gear offshore and so our weather gear has been relegated to being used when we step ashore. All instrumentation displays and sheets & lines are terminated in the cockpit, so there is little need to go on deck when offshore. We normally go on deck to either reel in a fish or fly our spinnaker.
Engine & Mechanical
Yanmar 125 HP Model 4JH3-DTE Turbo Charged. 4900 Hours. Hurth hydraulic transmission Model KMH4A. Stainless steel shaft 1.75” with PYI dripless shaft seal. Max Prop variable pitch 3 blade folding propeller. Engine has been carefully maintained. Electric pump for oil changes for main engine and generator. Full maintenance logs and oil sample reports are available. Fuel Injection Pump was replaced in 2015. Numerous spare parts are aboard including starter motor, and water pump, In addition to instrumentation and alarms in the cockpit, separate oil pressure, temperature, Fireboy automatic fire extinguisher alarm and fuel filter water alarms are at the Navigation Station.
5 Stainless steel 316 fuel tanks, total capacity 291 gallons. Dual Racor primary filters. Fuel transfer pump for fuel polishing. Algae X magnetic fuel cleaner. All tanks are easily accessible and have 6” inspection and cleaning ports. Tanks were manually cleaned and fuel polished in 2016. Tank Tender monitoring system for all fuel and water tanks. Tanks can be filled at the deck or inside the boat. All tanks vent to the stern.
Two Cruisair Air Reverse Cycle air conditioning units: 24,000 BTU unit serves main salon and forward cabins with two separate blowers. 16,000 BTU unit serves Master Stateroom. Digital control panels for each unit. Reverse cycle feature affords A/C or heat throughout the boat.
Vetus 24 Volt, 9.6 HP Bow Thruster with pedestal control
Splendide Model 2000 front loading unit features regular, perma press and delicate wash cycles and low or high heat drying. Dryer vents through the dorade vent to the deck. An ingenious baffle at the vent permits hot air to escape when closed and permits normal dorade air passage when opened.
Spectre 380 C 12 Volt makes about 13 gph. Features easy fresh water flush. Unit has been carefully maintained and makes all our water when cruising. Clark Pump was rebuilt in 2011 and membrane was replaced in 2013. Numerous spare parts are aboard including filters. Auxiliary product water outlet is in forward head to allow independent quality monitoring. System is self monitoring and automatically rejects product water that has more than 500 ppm. dissolved solids. This is a very quiet, energy-efficient unit and produces excellent soft water.
Main Bilge-Rule 2000 with float switch
Manual bilge pump at companionway
Secondary Bilge- Jabsco with float switch
Main bilge has visual and audible alarm at the Navigation station for high water
Both watertight bulkhead areas at front and back of vessel have separate bilge pumps with float switches.
Caris has a very sophisticated and well designed AC & DC electrical systems. At the Navigation Station are split- hinged instrument panels with easy pin removal for access to all wiring, Wiring is well bundled and laid out. All instruments and systems are labeled inside and out and wiring can be traced by the numbers attached to the wiring. *Where ever possible LED bulbs have been installed. Multiple GFI protected AC outlets.
Electrical Distribution Panel
The 220 Volt input from the dock or the generator is divided into two 110 Volt “legs” at the panel. Most of the boat appliances and outlets are 110 Volt. However the large power users, the AC, and the water heater use both legs equally. The Outback chargers each use one of the legs equally, This is important because when you are away from the dock and using the generator, the power output is balanced between the legs. This balances the load on the generator and prevents considerable wear.
The distribution panel provides digital readouts for house and engine battery voltage, alternator output, house loads, AC voltage and amperage for each AC leg. All DC breakers are located here as well. The electrical system also features a galvanic isolator, zinc corrosion controller, lightning protection dissipator at mast top, and special ground protection plate fabricated to dissipate AC component of lightning
50 Amp, 240 Volt shore power input. 80’ power cord is controlled by electric “Glendinning” reel in aft lazarette for automatic deploying and retrieving. Separate secondary power input near cockpit. Dock telephone and cable attachments near cockpit with cable and telephone outlets throughout the boat.
A Kohler 10KW 220Volt 60 Hz Generator (Rebuilt 2009) continues to provide excellent dependable power. She had a more recent overhaul in 2016 with replacement of all hoses, heat exchanger and electrical connections. The generator is surrounded by soft noise insulation inside a well insulated engine room. A remote start/stop switch and instruments are at the Navigation Station. She has 4550 Hrs and has been regularly serviced.All service records and oil analyses are available.for inspection.
An “Acme 15KV” Isolation Transformer isolates the boat from the shore power to prevent stray current galvanic corrosion. This transformer also has a “Boost” switch to boost low dock voltage to a higher voltage
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