Wings | Hylas 54' 2003

Annapolis, MD

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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

Hi, I'm Bernie Jakits. After 20 years of owning and running a successful brokerage in Annapolis, my partner Kate Christensen and I have merged our company with David Walters Yachts. We are happy and excited to be a part of something bigger and continue to live our passion that started long ago. When I was an engineer in the aerospace industry I had lots of time to read every sailboat review and follow every development in the industry. I dreamed of one day owning a distinctly different brokerage firm and it all came true when in 1997 I started RogueWave Yacht Sales It came out of a passion for the sea and love for the beautiful vessels that sail on her. My vision was to create a new kind of brokerage dedicated to honesty and integrity and desire to help people be successful and achieve their bluewater sailing vision. Kate Christensen joined me in 2001 to share that vision and bring her talents and expertise in business and marketing as well as her passion for sailing her Bristol Channel Cutter. Over 20 years, we built an incredible brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean going vessels and live aboard cruising sailboats. We have advised and guided over 800 Clients worldwide from as far away as Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Europe and everywhere between, so that they too can also achieve their dream of owning and cruising with a capable bluewater vessel to find and reach their own horizons. We have the experience and expertise required to really help people.

For over 45 years, I have sailed, delivered and worked on hundreds of different types of vessels. Representing many clients, I have sailed in the North Sea to Med, across the Atlantic, and in the South China Sea and the, Pacific, the Caribbean Islands and also both Coasts of the USA. Having owned and maintained over 3 million dollars worth of sailing vessels, I have vast experience with incredible sailing vessels from the Hallberg Rassy 53 or a Valiant 40 & 42, a Norseman 447, a PSC34, and a BCC28. I've sailed to many foreign ports and also lived aboard while raising a family. Kate and I have had the opportunity to have incredible sailing adventures aboard our boats from the amazing Bristol Channel Cutter to the Hallberg Rassy 53 and finally our Valiant 42 that we built new in 2008 when we were Valiant Dealers in Annapolis. We have sailed far and lived aboard; we have led the Caribbean 1500 to the Bahamas. We have raced to Bermuda. We have delivered boats from the North Sea to the Med and from Guatemala to Annapolis and of course from the Caribbean to Annapolis many times. Through that experience we can help cruising couples make the right decisions. I have decommissioned and shipped many vessels and put them back together again, for myself and also for our clients. I have upgraded each vessel we owned installing every system imaginable, and maintaining every boat properly. I have taught and advised clients so that they themselves will have a pleasant and rewarding experience. Being a fellow boat owner and having personally experienced both sides of being a buyer and a seller, I understand your concerns.

With these many years of experience I have come to know and appreciate what a truly high caliber blue water sailing yachts is and should be. As a licensed & bonded professional yacht broker, please give me the pleasure of helping you define your requirements and help choose your next passage making/offshore capable sailing or power yacht. My experience is gained from having had a 100 Ton USCG Master License, being a Captain on several ocean races, having been a Marine Surveyor, and of course my background as an MSME Mechanical Engineer. And most important of all, I have sailed over 100,000 offshore miles, on my own boats and delivering countless boats for client to about everywhere.

Now as the RogueWave Division of David Walters Yachts, Kate and I carry on the RogueWave traditions as Your Choice for Bluewater Boats! We continue to specialize in the bluewater boats we love; the vessels of quality, style, and substance. We are skilled in understanding the unique requirements of each individual to find them the right boat. Our mantra of Honesty, Integrity, Love for our Ocean, and Appreciation for the Beautiful Vessels that Sail on Her, remain the passions that we share with all of you. Sailing isn't a hobby to us, it's a lifestyle. And we remain your choice for bluewater boats.

We are very proud to be part of the unique and talented team of David Walters Yachts as the RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD the sailing capitol of the world. Please feel to reach out to me, anytime, I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Wings
Builder: Hylas
Model: 54
Year: 2003
Location: Annapolis, MD
Asking Price: $499,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Wings is a highly customized, exceptionally well equipped ocean proven 2003 Hylas 54 Raised Salon. She's an excellent example of what a quality contemporary performance blue water cruising sailing yacht should be, offering comfort, safety, speed and exceptional strength and finish.

She was designed by German Frers for world cruising and built by Queen Long, one of the world's premier quality semi-custom builders. The hull is classic Hylas blue hull with a white boot stripe.

Wings is owned by highly regarded ocean sailor, retired physician/surgeon. Wings has crossed the Atlantic, many many trips to Bermuda and south to the Islands and is ready to do it all over again. She comes fully equipped with stowaway electric main, headsail and staysail on furlers, proper ground tackle, new canvas, stainless stern railings to side boarding gates, stainless stern arch, solar, new electronics, generator, AC/Heat, Northern Lights generator, dinghy and outboard and yes, a beautiful three stateroom two bath layout all with proper natural light and ventilation, all serviced by fully AC/Heat, 3 separate units.

Wings will make an incredible floating home capable of taking her Owners around the World or across some big Bay. Wings is a wonderful value in a world filled with more expensive boats that are just as good. Wings asking reflects the seriousness of the Seller's intent to move. She will not disappoint.

Recent Work Completed:

2012 :

New Life Raft
New Mainsail
New Dinghy
Hull Stern recently Awlgripped

2013 :

Replaced Generator to a New Northern Lights


All new electronics- B&G System 23K
New House and Engine/Generator Batteries
Replaced Rudder drive High Pro Cylinder 6K
New BlueWater Watermaker
Replaced lifelines
Added aft stainless rails and fuel tank holders
All sailes reconditioned at North Sails
New Big Blue Asymmetric


Full general service on engine, generator, wiring, outboard, EPRIB, MOM8
Replaced AC Controls
New bilge pumps
Replaced diesel fuel fill systems
New dodger/Bimini/Cockpit cushions
New winch covers
Full rigging inspection and replacements where needed.
New Main Sheet
Gangway Passrell
New matts


Strip and paint bottom
PropSpeed applied to shaft and prop
Rebuild and service Bow Thruster 14K
Service Liferaft 1.5K


Length: 54'
Beam: 15' 9"
Draft: 7' 6"
Water Tank Capacity: 264 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 291 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH3-DTE
Power: 125 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 6488 Hours


Wings offers a spacious three stateroom interior arrangement with large aft master with en suite head and stall shower and two guest cabins forward each sharing a ensuite head with direct access to the shower stall. The full beam VIP forward guest cabin offers a centerline queen. Aft to port is the second guest cabin with a double berth. To starboard is a complete bathroom offering a walk in stall shower. The 11' long passageway style galley and large navigation center leads forward to the spacious, bright, airy amidships raised main salon. The raised salon upgrade provides more natural light and better visibility from 4 side and 3 forward windows. The exquisite satin finished varnished teak cabinetry includes custom inlays and many additional storage drawers and cabinets. The cabinetry is louvered style throughout. The cabin sole is solid teak with holly inlays with gloss varnish finish. There is substantial additional storage under the cabin sole panels with lockdown lifts. All interior cabins are climate controlled (heat and air conditioned) with reverse cycle units, three separate units. All deck hatches have screens and shades.

Amidships is a large, bright, raised open salon with comfortable U shaped settee to port with two very comfortable chairs, think LazyBoys. To starboard is the expandable dining table with circler seating, which will comfortably seat 6. There are multiple storage compartments under and outboard of the port settee and two custom fold up chairs on the inboard side of the table. In addition there are four shelf lockers and a recessed bookshelves outboard, two port and two starboard. Two deck hatches with screen and blinds provide lots of light and fresh air and all fixed ports have custom blinds and valance for additional light on both sides.



Impressive 11' passageway galley with Corian countertops. The galley aft of the salon to starboard, is very secure in a seaway, and provides exceptional storage. Storage includes many lockers and drawers above and under counters. Below the inboard counter there are multiple well insulated doors to access the main engine and generator. There is an additional hinged front opening door and port side doors to access the machinery. The galley provides the new generation only some 4 years old refrigeration and freezer boxes, each with top and front loading, total capacity 7.78 cu ft and 7.41 cu ft respectively. Refrigerator/Freezer are two independent Frigiboat system. There is a three burner gimbaled propane stove.oven/broiler and all a convection oven.


Engine & Mechanical

  • Yanmar 125hp 4 cylinder turbo diesel, Cockpit controls and alarm system
  • Morse single lever throttle and shift control system
  • Cable steering
  • Fireboy fire suppression in engine room with controls at navigation station and also cockpit
  • Northern Lights Generator (969 hours)
  • Cruise Air 3 Units total 48,000BTU reverse cycle AC/Heat
  • Bow thruster Sidepower
  • Racor Fuel Filter systems


Electrical System

12 volt DC and 110 volt AC 60 cycle electric systems. Impressive AC and DC breaker panels with volt, amp and condition monitor gauges. Many switches and breakers were relocated to ensure they could be easily seen and operated. US and European shore power connections to accommodate 220 volt 50 and 60 cycle AC power input. Split breaker instrument panel with fast pin for instant access to wiring harness breakers and connections.

  • Northern Lights 8KW genset (969 hrs)
  • 1 AC main switchboard and an AC supplies control panel
  • 1 DC main switchboard and 1 DC distribution panel
  • House bank upgraded in 2016
  • 80 amp Mastervolt battery charger replaced several years ago.
  • Proline 3.0 Sine Wave inverter 24V DC/230 V AC 3.0kW with battery monitor system
  • Isolation transformer (with cooling fan)
  • Standard shore connection is 125/250VAC 50A Marinco connection
  • European 50 amp AC shore power connection
  • 110 AC outlets (12 dual outlets total)
  • Switches for thrusters and windlass
  • All winches and windlass on separate dedicated circuit breaker
  • Custom SSB copper grounding plane
  • Several reading lights upgraded to LED


Electronics & Navigation

  • Updated B&G Chartplotter, Radar, Depth/Speed/Wind (At Helm and nav Station)
  • B&G Networked Depth, Wind Speed, Speed Digital Gauges
  • Fusion Stereo System
  • ICOM IC-M506 VHF Radio
  • B&G Autopilot
  • Ritchie Autoamp Compass
  • B&G GPS-2016
  • B&G HD Radar 36 mile 4KW – 2016
  • ICOM VHF – 2016
  • Four Horizon Standard Hx4605 Portable VHFs (US & International)
  • ICOM IC-M710 SSB 150 watt 1136 unlocked channels SSB/Ham with auto tuner
  • ST60 Multi
  • Two large solar panels mounted on SS Stern Arch
  • Cordless Rechargeable spotlights 2x
  • Pactor 2/3 Modem
  • Satellite Phone and TV Dome Antennas
  • AIS – 2016
  • B&G Depth Sounder – 2016
  • B&G Rudder Angle Indicator – 2016
  • B&G Wind Speed, Wind Direction and Close Hauled Indicators – 2016
  • B&G Distance Logs – 2016
  • B&G Autotrach – 2016
  • Interphase Sonar (Forward/Side looking)
  • AM/FM/CD Stereo cockpit and aft master
  • VCR/CD Combo
  • DVD Player
  • DSP Multimedial Factor Countdown
  • ICOM Command Cockpit Mike
  • Thrane Satellite Phoner and Dish
  • EPRIB - 2


Mast & Rigging

Wings is a cutter rigged sloop with Selden triple spreader annodized aluminum stoway mast. The modern cutter sail plan provides a wide range of selections to fit all sailing conditions. Ease of operation is provided by electric main, and manual curlers for genoa and staysail furling, running furling lines to electric winches.



  • Complete set of winch covers
  • Dodger with sun protection window covers
  • New Bimini with full side screens-very weather sturdy
  • Side sunscreen attachments to bimini, total 3
  • New cockpit cushions
  • Hatch board covers
  • Seat covers
  • Deck grab rail covers
  • Outdoor flexiable chairs 2X



Solid fiberglass hull construction reinforced hand laid with no core and using vinylester resins and Isophthalic gel coat. Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin with independent overboard drainage. Watertight stern sections across aft lazarettes and stern locker. Molded fiberglass sandwich deck construction. At the bow are double anchors, an electric windlass, a very large sail locker and anchor chain locker.


Additional Equipment

  • Delta 88 anchor with 350 feet of chain
  • Delta 88 anchor with 25 feet chain and 300 feet rode
  • Paratech Sea Anchor
  • Maxwell 3500 Electric Windlass
  • Maxwell Remote Windlass with chain counter
  • Stainless steel stern pole
  • Stainless Steel Radar Arch with Phone and TV Domes
  • Novurania 11’ – 6 person Dinghy
  • Dual Voltage Inflator Pump, Manual Inflator Pump, Anchor and Rode
  • Yamaha 15hp Two Stroke Outboard Engine withlocking device and motor sling
  • Swim Platform
  • Stern Shower
  • Swim Ladder
  • Aluminum Toe Rail
  • Bow and extended stern pulpits
  • Stern rail seats
  • Navigation, masthead strobe, spreader, LED masthead tri-color and deck light
  • Transom lights-2016
  • Bimini/Dodger/Awning (Full Closure) – New 2018
  • Fresh and salt water deck washdown system
  • Winches- Lewmar
  • Winch handles x 6
  • Sails- Inmast Furling main, Asymetric sail, Jib and Staysail
  • Liferaft
  • MOM8
  • Garmin GPS Map Chart plotting at helm
  • Man Overboard bags x3 with varies content
  • Radar Refelector
  • Jacklines, two sets
  • Two 50 amp power cords
  • Extension cords
  • Boat hooks
  • Watermaker-Blue Water
  • Spares, kitchen Galley things, Dishes everything that one will want and need, just bring your clothes.


Closing Remarks

Wings is a proven and customized 2003 Raised Salon Hylas 54'. She includes an extensive list of custom features, magnificent varnished teak woodwork and optional equipment. Like her sisterships, she is strong and beautifully finished with quality systems, rigging and electronics. Her exceptional quality is what you would expect from designer German Frers and one of the worlds premier semi-custom Queen Long, exclusive builder for Hylas. All deck hardware is oversized for additional security at sea.