Avalon | Hylas 54 2004

West Palm Beach, FL
$595,000


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George Eberhard

George Eberhard has owned and operated sail and power boats for over 35 years. From club racing in the Midwest, to sailing the Great Lakes, to charter boat captain in the Caribbean, his passion for boating is very evident in the enthusiasm he brings to his brokerage career. Prior to his joining David Walters Yachts, George had a very successful career in Advertising and Marketing where he was responsible for client development and new product design.

As a professional yacht broker, George is especially attentive to client needs and expectations. One of his specialties is the extra time he spends with each client to better understand their needs. His thorough research enables him to suggest options to consider, and point out value where it exists. George's dedication and persistence allow him to help clients find just the right sail or power yacht.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Avalon
Builder: Hylas
Model: 54
Year: 2004
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Asking Price: $595,000
Designer: German Frers
Hull Material: Fiberglass
 

Avalon is a beautiful two owner Hylas 54 with Raised Salon.  She has recently undergone a cosmetic and mechanical upgrade making her one of the premier 54’s on the market today.  Here original owner made all the right choices when she was built.  No teak decks, aluminum toe rail and all exterior trim is aluminum or stainless.  Easy maintenance leaving more time for sailing and enjoying her incredible performance characteristics. 

 

Her beautiful interior is accented by the high varnished bamboo and teak sole that contrasts well with here satin finished teak cabinetry with louvered style doors throughout providing great ventilation.  

 

Avalon is the traditional three cabin two head layout, Raised Salon providing plenty of natural light, good visibility and room for a crowd. The Espar heating and Air conditioning systems have just been serviced for optimum comfort.  $34,000 worth of new canvas has been added making her very comfortable in all kinds of weather. A watermaker, bow thruster and electric sail handling make her the perfect couples “World Cruiser”.

AVALON SHOULD BE ON ANY SHORT LIST AS “A MUST SEE!"

 

 

 
 

Dimensions

Length: 54
Beam: 16'
Draft: 7'
Water Tank Capacity: 264 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 291 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Power: 125 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3000

Nav Station

  • Forward Facing
  • Ultraleather fabric on chair
  • Storage under seat and desktop
  • Chart Storage drawer
  • Storage cabinet above helm seat
  • Hatch door storage cabinet behind helm seat
  • Fan
  • 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC 60 cycles electric systems. Impressive AC and DC breaker panels with volt, amp and condition monitor gauges. Breaker instrument panel with fast pin for instant access to wiring harness breakers and connection.
  • Tank Tender system to monitor fuel and water tank levels

 

Main Salon

Amidships is a large, bright, open salon with comfortable U shaped settee to port and large comfortable settee to starboard. Custom dining table with custom rose inlay. The soft goods include settees covered with Ultrasuede (color:Indigo) and accented with pillows. There are multiple storage compartments under and outboard of the port and starboard settees, recessed bookshelves outboard, a custom liquor cabinet for bottle storage. Seven fixed ports provide lots of daylight and visibility. Two deck hatches provide lots of light and fresh air. A custom manual pop up TV lift allows the flat screen to be stored when not in use.

  • Bamboo sole
  • Mast locker with shelves
  • Two overhead hatches with screens
  • Three cockpit opening ports
  • Bamboo L shaped dinette with removable middle leaf, with center compass rose design
  • Sliding pull out seat
  • Cedar interior lockers
  • Liquor locker with Lexan installed in the aft and starboard cabinet
  • Indigo Ultrasuede cushions with Vinyl backing
  • Four reading lights
  • Flat screen TV behind starboard settee with mechanical lift and pin
  • Two fans
  • Dinette and starboard settees convert to berths
  • Settee pulls out to form double berth

 

Electronics

  • Raymarine Autopilot with ST6001 Control & Remote
  • Raymarine 48m Radar with charting display in cockpit
  • Raymarine ST-60 cockpit instruments
  • Raystar120 WAAS GPS
  • Raymarine Pathfinder RL70C at nav. station
  • Horizon Spectrum VHF with remote microphone
  • Computer Interface to electronics
  • Prosine 2.0 Inverter with Link 10 battery monitor
  • Wire TV antenna
  • Galvonic Isolator
  • ICOM M802 SSB with AT140 autotuner
  • SSB Email (Ham Version)
  • Satellite Telephone
  • Extra RL70c radar and moving map
  • Cell phone antenna
  • AIS Class B transponder
  • Alpine radio with 6 speakers

 

Galley

Impressive 11' passageway galley with custom Corian countertops. The galley is 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 along with two roll top garages.  Below the inboard counter there are multiple well insulated doors to access the main engine. There is an additional hinged front opening door and port side doors to access the machinery. The galley is equipped with large capacity Frigaboat refrigeration and freezer boxes, each top loading with recessed hinges and front loading.

  • Frigoboat 12V refrigeration and freezer (serviced 6/2018)
  • Microwave above the stove (new 2016)
  • Pepper Ivory Corian counters
  • Two opening ports
  • Fan
  • Knife rack
  • Four Halogen lights above the countertop
  • AC vent 
  • Force 10 propane  stove
  • Propane monitor and control panel
  • Oven light
  • Large stainless double sink
  • Corian sink cover with cutting board underneath
  • Two roll top garages -based on counter top
  • Seagull water filter

 

Forward Cabin

The VIP forward cabin features a custom Island berth with good access on both sides. Lockers and cabinets are louvered.  Storage includes hanging lockers, drawers, shelf lockers and storage under the berth.

  • Extended width double berth
  • Locker with shelf and fiddle under berth
  • Lee hooks and custom lee board system
  • Cabinets above berth with louvered doors, shelves and fiddles.
  • Two fans
  • Port and starboard lockers with louvered doors
  • All lockers Cedar lined
  • Large overhead hatch with screen
  • Overhead and reading lights
  • Full legth mirror on back of door

 

Forward Head

Vacflush Sealand head with stand alone shower stall, sink and mirror with varnished grates under sink and shower.

  • Vacuflush head with Sealand OdorSafe hose and Sealand Bellows mascerator pump
  • Varnished grates under the sink and in the shower
  • Shiny white interior
  • Two Halogen lights above sink
  • Towel racks in the head and shower
  • Large Locker with eight stainless steel hooks
  • White Hella fan
  • Standard sink, cabinets and mirror

 

Third Portside Cabin

The second guest cabin has upper and lower berths. The lower berth is fixed and has a back rest that elevates to an upper berth. There are drawers under the lower berth and two cabinets upper and lower forward of the berths. 

  • Additional cabinets outboard
  • Upper and lower berths
  • Backrest that elevates to an upper berth
  • Upper berth folds down making a settee in conjunction with lower berth
  • Upper locker with hanging bar and lower locker with removable shelves.
  • Cabinets next to head of berth
  • Two opening ports with  screens
  • Lee Hooks with Lee Cloth for lower berth
  • AC vent
  • Fan
  • Halogen lights and reading lights
  • Large overhead hatch with screen



 

Aft Cabin

  • Large centerline queen berth
  • Custom lee board system
  • Drawers under berth
  • Aft facing opening ports with screens
  • Side opening ports with screens
  • Three louvered cedar lined hanging lockers
  • Settee to starboard
  • Additional storage throughout cabin
  • Ocean Air overhead hatch screen/shade
  • Two fans
  • Overhead lights and reading lights
  • Custom HMC mattress
  • Full length mirror on back of head door

 

Aft Head

  • Vacuflush head with Sealand OdorSafe hose and Sealand Bellows mascerator pump
  • Varnished grates under the sink and in the shower stall
  • White Hella fan
  • Sink cabinets, mirrors and lighting
  • Shiny white interior
  • Splendide Washer/Dryer in shower stall
  • Towel Racks'
  • Two Halogen lights

 

Hull & Deck

Solid fiberglass hull construction Twaron reinforced, a carbon aramid fiber hand laid with no core, using vinylester resins and Isophthalic gel coat. Molded fiberglass sandwich deck construction. At the bow are double anchors, an electric windlass, a very large sail locker and anchor rode locker. 

The spacious cockpit contains U shaped seating with very comfortable seat and backrest cushions and a solid teak varnished table with teak drink holder. Impressive angled Whitlock instrument pedestal.

A custom Sun Pad was installed 6/2018 with full cover. Sun Pad designed to allow forward hatch opening along with dinghy storage over. 

Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin with independent overboard drainage. Watertight stern sections across aft lazarettes and stern locker.

  • Beige non-skid
  • Hydraulic electric furling 135%  Genoa with Linen sack strip and luff tape
  • Hydraulic electric furling Staysail
  • Hydraulic electric furling in mast Mainsail
  • Vertical battens In-Mast Main sail with linen clew strip
  • Delta primary anchor with chain
  • Bruce secondary anchor
  • Remote anchor windlass control and meter
  • Teak rub rail with solid stainless bumper
  • Aluminum toe rail with open line chocks
  • Staysail track 45"
  • Two fixed padeyes for running backs
  • Bailey deck latches
  • Additional midship cleat, port and starboard side
  • NEW Custom Stamoid bimini with Polycarbonate glass forward replacing dodger. Full set of screen side panels along with flexible set of clear glass side panels. 
  • Electric Antal 2 speed primary winches 
  • Electric Antal main sheet winch
  • Cockpit grates
  • Pushpit center cleat under Stanchion
  • Gennaker eyeplate
  • Liferaft rack for Switlik MD-2 liferaft in fiberglass canister (certified until June 2019)
  • Portside and starboard wire/lifeline  gate
  • Extended pushpit 
  • Two pushpit foldup seats
  • Three opening cockpit ports
  • Two aft cabin opening ports
  • Side boarding ladder deployable on either side
  • Varnished cockpit table
  • Three padeyes on each of the forward dorade guards
  • Whitlock angled pedestal
  • Pedestal guard
  • Stereo speakers and volume control in cockpit
  • NEW ring buoy 
  • Two FRP shelves, 12" deep with Fiddle in the large sail locker on both port and starboard sides and two teak steps on aft bulkhead in lieu of FRP steps
  • Two teak steps into sail locker
  • Fresh or salt water washdown pump 
  • NEW LPG tanks, port and starboard 
  •  Windlass controls on deck with remote control and meter in cockpit Gerhauser outboard motor lift
  • Hot and cold water shower on stern swim platform
  • Rudder serviced, all new bearings (June 2018)
  • 4 coats of Petit Echo bottom paint (June 2018)
  • Prop Coat on shaft and prop (June 2018)
  • NEW Magna Grill with cover (June 2018)
  • All propane lines serviced and replaced where needed (June 2018)

 

Mechanical & Electrical

  • Yanmar 125hp Engine, 3000 hrs.
  • Mastervolt 11KW Whisper Generator (2012), 300 hrs.
  • Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper watermaker, 20 gal/hr, membrane removed not currently in service
  • WhitlockDU120 autopilot drive with stainless steel bracket
  • Balmar 165 AMP alternator with ARS 3 stage regulator (service 6/2018)
  • 220/50 amp shore power connector in forward anchor locker and aft
  • Espar D5 Airtronic diesel heater installed with outlets in every cabin and head (serviced 6/2018)
  • Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning (Serviced 6/2018)
  • NEW separate starting battery (6/2018)
  • NEW windlass battery (tied to the house bank) (6/2018)
  • (4) NEW 8D AGM house battery (6/2018)
  • 12 volt accessory outlet with weather cover near helm
  • PSS shaft seal
  • TankTender fuel and water gauges
  • Dock water connector
  • 3 1/2" copper grounding strips that run the length of the hull on both sides
  • NEW 50 AMP shore power cord (6/2018)
  • NEW 30 AMP shore power cord (6/2018)
  • Side Power bow thruster (150KMG) with toggle switch on portside of pedestal
  • Spurs line cutters
  • MAMBA steering system
  • MAX Prop
  • (2) Prosign 2.0 inverters
  • Central Vacuum cleaner with outlets throughout the interior
  • Stainless steel water and fuel tanks

 

Mast & Rigging

AVALON is a cutter rigged sloop with Selden triple spreader 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 well positioned leads for sheets and halyards along with hydraulic mainsail, staysail and headsail furling.

  • Navtech SSB insulators on starboard backstay
  • Selden hydraulic in-mast furling
  • Selden hydraulic genoa system
  • Selden staysail hydraulic system
  • Two  spreader lights and foredeck light
  • Selden compression vang
  • Boom light
  • Staysail halyard
  • Gennaker halyard
  • Two steps at the top of the mast 
  • Tri-color light
  • Windex
  • Wind indicator
  • Selden RCB outhaul car
  • Running backs with 4:1 high load Lewmar blocks and jammers, replaced with non-stretch line (both available)
  • Wire rigging with triple spreader mast
  • NEW genoa sheets (6/2018)
  • NEW staysail sheets (6/2018)
  • NEW main sheet (6/2018)

 

Safety

  • Firebuoy automatic engine room fire extinguisher
  • Liferaft 6 person, Switlik MD-2 canister
  • Ring buoy (6/2018)
  • Life sling rescue system
  • M.O.M. 8-A
  • 6 dock lines (6/2018)
  • 8 fenders (6/2018)

 

Canvas

  • Full cockpit enclosure new in 2018 ($34,000)
  • Rigid and flexible side panels (2018)
  • Screen side panels (2018)
  • Sunbrella covers for polycarbonate panels
  • Sunbrella hatch covers
  • Outboard engine cover
  • Exterior white mesh salon window covers

 

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