Serenity 2 | Hylas Yachts 56' 2018

Dania Beach, FL
$1,250,000


Print Yacht Specs



Tell Us About Your Ideal Boat

Basic Info

Yacht Name: Serenity 2
Builder: Hylas Yachts
Model: 56
Year: 2018
Location: Dania Beach, FL
Asking Price: $1,250,000
Designer: German Frers
Hull Material: Fiberglass
 

Of the Hylas 56 series, SERENITY 2 unmistakenly stands apart from her sisterships. Commissioned by a knowledgeable sailor and experienced Hylas owner, SERENITY 2 incorporates a wide array of unique features, design options, and aesthetic elements. Among which are her Frers' designed custom hardtop, cutting edge lithium-ion 24V electrical system, proportional thrust bow and stern thrusters, and exquisite interior arrangement.

The Hylas 56 is the result of decades worth of experience and careful consideration of the elements which make for a proper offshore yacht and the artful eye of one of the most iconic naval architects of modern times; German Frers. Built by one of the world's most revered semi-custom yacht builders, Queen Long Marine, the Hylas 56 is among the most popular models ever introduced by Hylas Yachts.

For the discerning buyer with an appreciation for thoughtful design, SERENITY 2 will be sure to impress. In addition to her extensive equipment inventory, she is among the few Hylas 56 that has been under the diligent care of a full-time crew since new. They have been under the employ of the owner for years and were intimately involved in her construction. Such attention is evident upon inspection of the yacht.

Highlights of SERENITY 2 Include:

  • Maintained by a full-time crew since new!
  • Volvo Penta D3-150 150 hp engine with Bruntons 4-blade Varifold propeller.
  • Polar Power 8kW DC Generator with a soft sound enclosure.
  • German Frers designed custom hardtop with a full enclosure.
  • Solbian Solar Panels – Total output of 1000W mounted to the hardtop.
  • Lithium-ion electrical architecture for nearly completed 24V DC operation of systems!
  • Simpson Series 10 S300 24V electric stainless steel davits.
  • Spectra Newport MK II-Z 1000 24V water maker.
  • EPD 24V DC air conditioning system – Run the A/C for up to 10 hours on the batteries!
  • (4) Vitrifrigo stainless steel pullout drawer refrigerator/freezers.
  • Isotherm Cruise 36 24V stainless steel pullout beverage cooler.
  • Dark Green Alex Seal hull paint and Seattle Gray molded non-skid deck.
  • Pushpit extended to midship gates with stern seats.
  • Selden triple spreader mast with 24V in-mast mainsail furling. Painted white with Awlgrip.
  • Furlex E400 24V electric genoa furler.
  • Doyal main, Genoa, and Code 0 sails in excellent condition.
  • All winches upgraded to high-quality Anderson winches.
  • Glendenning 24V CableMasters located at the bow and stern.
  • Charles 12KW isolation transformer – allows the yacht to utilize virtually any shore power.
  • World-class teak joinery with top-choice materials finished with high-gloss interior varnish. 
  • Cambria granite Wentwood countertops and backsplash with teak fiddles.
  • Genuine Volo leather upholstery on the settees.
  • Quite Flush Deluxe 24V electric freshwater heads.
  • ULTiMate 80 blue LED underwater lights at the transom.

Dimensions

Length: 56'
Beam: 15' 10
Draft: 7' 3
Water Tank Capacity: 180 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 325 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 27+37 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Volvo Penta
Engine Model: D3-150
Power: 150 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 770

Interior Accommodations and Layout

Interior Styling & Additional Features:

  • Solid teak and holly positive locking cabin sole for offshore sailing, laid on solid, epoxy sealed subflooring, and finished with an epoxy urethane coating with 7 layers of high gloss varnish for exceptional durability and beauty. 
  • World-class teak joinery with top-choice materials finished with high-gloss interior varnish. 
  • Passageways and doors styled with discontinuous architectural arches and custom millwork.
  • Finely finished louvered cabinetry styled with rounded corners and complete with furniture grade fixtures and chromed pushbutton latches. 
  • Teak façade along the interior coach roof throughout the salon, navigation station, galley, and master stateroom instead of the standard headliner material found on most Hylas 56.
  • Cedar-lined hanging lockers and cabinets with numerous removable shelves and automatic LED lighting.
  • Continuous teak handrails to port and starboard, as well as overhead in the main salon.
  • Valance lighting in the main salon, galley, and navigation station.
  • Trim pieces incorporate fiddled handholds throughout the boat, making traversing the interior while underway safe and secure. 
  • Attractive Cameo White headliners with easy to remove Velcro attachments.
  • High-quality granite countertop surfaces throughout the galley and heads. 
  • Teak trimmed Manship stainless steel low-profile opening deck hatches.
  • Manship stainless steel opening portlights.
  • Genuine Volo leather upholstery on the settees, protected with scotch guard treatment.
  • Upgraded custom mattresses on the berths.
  • Caframo 24V 3-speed fans located throughout the yacht.

 

MAIN SALON

One of the best features of the Hylas 56 is the large, raised salon windows surrounding the main salon. These provide an abundance of light and exceptional views throughout the main salon. One unique aesthetic element of SERENITY 2 is the high gloss teak façade window surrounds which adds a distinct element of elegance to the interior.

The main salon of SERENITY 2 features a large wrap-around settee to port as opposed to the standard L-shaped seating typical on most Hylas 56, a fantastic arrangement as it maximizes the seating at the dinette without encroaching upon the entry to the forward passageway. This configuration also provides excellent handholds while underway. The salon table is exquisite. The tabletop incorporates a burled wood surface with ebony inlay and gorgeous teak millwork around the edges; all finished with a high gloss varnish.

To port, there is a full-length settee with lee cloths installed to make this a proper sea berth. Behind the settee is a flatscreen TV on an electric lift wired with both HDMI and Cat5 inputs.

Outboard of the settees is fixed portholes flanked by large louvered cabinets. In the aft starboard cabinet, there is a custom liquor locker with bottle and barware storage. Natural ventilation is excellent with two Manship stainless steel deck hatches overhead. There is an 18K BTU 24V DC air conditioning system that can operate for up to 10 hours off the lithium-ion batteries alone. No more running the generator to power the A/C!

  • Louvered cabinetry with concealed hinges, nickel-plated latches, and furniture grade joinery attractively finished with high gloss varnish.
  • Solid teak and holly cabin sole with seven coats of high gloss varnish.
  • Burled wood salon table with ebony inlay and custom solid teak base with storage.
  • Warp around settee to starboard and full-length settee to port upholstered with genuine leather. The starboard settee pulls out an additional 9" to convert to a large single berth with padeyes installed and a lee cloth.
  • EPD 24V DC air conditioning system – Self-contained 18,000 BTU unit. This unit allows you to run the A/C for up to 10 hours without shore power or the generator!
  • Masthead locker with shelves integrated into the teak mast warp.
  • Teak continuous handrails port and starboard, as well as overhead the main salon.
  • Two opening Manship deck hatches with teak trim.
  • Two fixed stainless steel portholes provide Oceanscape views when seated.
  • Fusion True Marine 6" 200W stereo speakers.
  • 24V DC Caframo 3-speed fans.
  • LED overhead lighting
  • LED reading lamps.
  • 110V and 12V, and USB outlets.

 

MASTER STATEROOM

The Hylas 56 design carries the beam of the yacht well aft, a significant improvement over the previous design of the 54. The master stateroom of SERENITY 2 incorporates a large centerline queen island-style berth that measures 64" in width and 80" in length.

Overhead is a large opening Manship hatch with teak trim. Behind the berth, overlooking the water, are two fixed portholes, providing spectacular seascape views. Outboard is opening portlights, and as well as the two dorade vents offer ample light and ventilation by the sea breezes.

The storage space is fantastic. There is an extra deep split door hanging lockers port and starboard, a cabinet with double doors at the foot of the berth, a huge hanging locker in the forward bulkhead, and numerous drawers and lockers throughout. All hanging lockers are cedar-lined with automatic LED lights.

  • Centerline queen island-style berth (64" x 80") with custom Zeno Pure Luxury mattress.
  • Solid teak and holly cabin sole with high gloss varnish finish.
  • Genuine leather upholstered settee to port.
  • Mirrored vanity desktop with storage to starboard.
  • Recessed cabinet in the forward bulkhead designed for artwork or future installation of a TV.
  • Opening Manship deck hatch with teak trim.
  • Opening Manship portlights outboard, fixed portlights aft.
  • 24V Caframo 3-speed fans.
  • LED overhead lighting
  • LED reading lamps on the aft bulkhead.
  • 110V and USB outlets.

Aft Head

  • Cambria granite Wentwood countertops and backsplash with teak fiddles.
  • Mirrored vanity with medicine cabinet lockers.
  • Single basin molded sink, Moet faucet, and Shurflo soap dispenser.
  • Three LED makeup lights on either side of the vanity.
  • Quite Flush Deluxe 24V electric freshwater head with tank tender and macerator system for electric overboard discharge. The base of the head is finished with teak.
  • 27-gallon holding tank with tank monitor, electric macerator pump, and dual "Y-Valve". Head and holding tank plumbed with Sealand odor shield hoses.
  • Full-size dressing mirror mounted to the inside of the head door.
  • Head soles finished with a white gelcoat non-skid floor.
  • Separate stall shower with teak trimmed Lexan door, folding teak seat, and dedicated sump with a teak grate and an automatic shower drain.
  • Three teak towel bars.
  • Two opening Manship stainless steel portlights.
  • Large linen closet outboard.
  • White Caframo 3-speed 24V fan.

 

FORWARD VIP CABIN

The forward VIP cabin aboard SERENITY 2 rivals the accommodations of most yachts master stateroom. With a large queen-size island-style berth customized with a Zeno Pure Luxury mattress and foam topper, they'll enjoy their time aboard in comfort and luxury. Storage space is superb with cabinets located outboard above the berth, a tall louvered hanging locker to starboard, specifically designed to maximize depth, upper and lower hanging lockers to port, and a large double door cabinet at the foot of the berth. On either side of the berth are end tables with fiddled edges and topside storage compartments.

  • Large queen-size island-style berth with custom Zeno Pure Luxury mattress and foam topper.
  • Louvered cabinetry with concealed hinges, nickel-plated latches, and furniture grade joinery attractively finished with high gloss varnish.
  • Opening deck hatch with teak trim.
  • Opening portlights.
  • Solid teak and holly cabin sole with high gloss varnish finish.
  • Dressing mirror on the inside of the cabin door.
  • 24V DC Caframo 3-speed fans at the foot of the berth.
  • LED overhead and courtesy lighting.
  • LED reading lamps on the forward bulkhead.
  • 110V and USB outlets.

Forward Head with VIP Cabin Ensuite Access

  • Cambria granite Wentwood countertops and backsplash with teak fiddles.
  • Mirrored vanity with medicine cabinet lockers.
  • Single basin molded sink, Moet faucet, and Shurflo soap dispenser.
  • Three LED makeup lights on either side of the vanity.
  • Quite Flush Deluxe 24V electric freshwater head with tank tender and macerator system for electric overboard discharge. The base of the head is finished with teak.
  • 37-gallon holding tank with tank monitor, electric macerator pump, and dual "Y-Valve". Head and holding tank plumbed with Sealand odor shield hoses.
  • Full-size dressing mirror mounted to the inside of the head door.
  • Head soles finished with a white gelcoat non-skid floor.
  • Separate stall shower with teak trimmed Lexan door, folding teak seat, and dedicated sump with a teak grate and an automatic shower drain.
  • Three teak towel bars.
  • Two opening Manship stainless steel portlights.
  • Large linen closet outboard.
  • White Caframo 3-speed 24V fan.
  • Dual 110V GFI outlets.

 

GUEST CABIN

The port guest cabin features upper and lower single berths. The owner specified the lower berth to be raised slightly higher than standard to enable more generous storage beneath. The upper berth 28" wide, the lower is 34". The lower berth has hinged topside access to the storage lockers beneath.

  • Louvered cabinetry with concealed hinges, nickel-plated latches, and furniture grade joinery attractively finished with high gloss varnish.
  • Cabinets outboard above the upper berth.
  • Tall hanging locker and bank of drawers forward.
  • Solid teak and holly cabin sole with high gloss varnish finish.
  • Opening deck hatch with teak trim.
  • Two opening portlights.
  • Dressing mirror mounted to the aft bulkhead.
  • 24V DC Caframo 3-speed fan.
  • LED overhead lighting
  • LED reading lamps.
  • 110VAC and USB outlets.

 

GALLEY

The passageway galley of SERENITY 2 provides an exceptional amount of countertop surface and full amenities designed for comfort while cruising. The upgraded Cambria granite countertops are a tasteful upgrade over the standard Corian. Four large pullout Vitrifrigo units, two configured for refrigeration and two for freezers, provide an immense amount of space for cold storage. And the Isothrerm beverage chiller ensures provisions stay chilled while the crew frequently dives in for cold drinks.

  • Cambria granite Wentwood countertops with teak fiddles
  • (4) Vitrifrigo stainless steel pullout drawer refrigerator/freezers. Two configured for refrigeration, two as freezers. Dual voltage inputs enable both 24V and 110V operation.
  • Isotherm Cruise 36 24V stainless steel pullout beverage cooler.
  • 3-Burner LPG Force 10 stove with oven and broiler.
  • Samsung microwave installed within a custom teak cabinet with an internal 110V outlet.
  • Knife rack
  • Pullout rubbish bin
  • A substantial amount of storage with deep cabinets outboard, a vast pantry inboard, and a bank of drawers for cutlery and galleyware. Large pullout spice rack.
  • Dior single basin stainless steel sink with Moet faucet.

 

Navigation and Electronics

Navigation Station

  • Forward-facing navigation station with a genuine leather upholstered bench seat and custom bi-fold chart table with desktop storage.
  • Outboard and aft electrical distribution panels with hinged access to the highly organized wiring.
  • Flush-mounted electronics with bottom hinged access to the instrumentation wiring.
  • Large, full-size filing cabinet and drawer below the navigation desk and a split cabinet above.
  • Custom chart locker.
  • Raymarine E-127 chartplotter.
  • Raymarine i70 multifunction display.
  • ICOM VHF radio with command mic.
  • Spectra Newport water maker control panel.
  • Victron Quattro inverter control panel.
  • Maretron NEMA2000 networked display for the tank monitoring system.
  • Fusion AV750 marine stereo system with zoned audio controls.
  • Raymarine AIS350-650 AIS transceiver.
  • Raymarine Raystar 150 GPS.
  • 110V GFI and 12V outlets.

Helm

  • Raymarine E-127 chartplotter integrated with the helm pedestal.
  • Raymarine p70 autopilot control head.
  • Maxwell AA560 chain counter and pushbutton windlass controls.
  • Volvo Penta electronic engine start panel and monitoring system.
  • 5" Ritche binnacle with stainless steel cover.
  • 12V USB outlet.

Cockpit

  • Raymarine E-127 chartplotter flush-mounted with NavPod adjacent to the portside companionway.
  • Raymarine i70 instruments overhead the companionway to display wind direction and speed, hull speed, depth, and apparent wind. Easy to view from the helm.
  • External lighting and bilge control panel with backlit pushbuttons and protective Lexan cover.
  • Fusion cockpit stereo speakers with zoned controls. Additional Bose speakers are located under the stern seats.
  • Niles waterproof volume controls for the cockpit speakers.
  • 12V USB outlet is adjacent to the companionway.

 

Construction and Key Features of the Hull and Deck

HULL

The hull of SERENITY 2 features solid, hand-laid, Twaron carbon aramid fiber, reinforced GRP utilizing Vinylester resins, and Isophthalic gelcoat.  Epoxy Interprotect and an additional three coats of bottom paint ensure superior protection against osmosis.  The hull design incorporates two watertight bulkheads: a collision bulkhead forward at the bow and a watertight stern section across the aft lazarettes.  The hull is finished with Dark Green Alex Seal hull paint with a Cordovan Gold Awlgrip cove stripe and two white boot stripes at the waterline.

  • Dark Green Alex Seal hull paint with a Cordovan Gold Awlgrip cove stripe and two white boot stripes at the waterline.
  • 5 Epoxy barrier coats below the waterline with Micron Extra 2 bottom paint.
  • Teak rub rail with stainless steel capping below the sheerline.
  • Solid hand-laid Twaron carbon aramid fiber reinforced GRP hull with vinyl ester resins and isophthalic gelcoat for superb strength and stiffness and a hull well protected against osmosis and blistering.
  • Watertight collision bulkhead forward with independent overboard drainage and watertight stern sections across aft lazarettes and stern locker. 
  • Partially skegged rudder for optimal strength and protection – The bottom of the rudder plane is above the keel for grounding safety.
  • Solid lead keel with 316L stainless steel 35 mm keel bolts and transverse-mounted 8 mm backing plates
  • Two copper bonding strips integrated into the hull, running the length of each side of the yacht.

 

DECK

The deck of SERENITY 2 is constructed of hand-laid laminates with a ¾ inch end-grain balsa core.  In high-stress areas, such as where deck fittings are taking compressive or tensile loads, the deck is solid fiberglass.  The hull to deck joint is both chemically bonded with 3M 5200 and mechanically fastened with stainless steel through bolts.  The bow is well protected with a sturdy 316 stainless steel stem fitting with a striker plate and double bow roller, a signature feature of every Hylas Yacht.

  • Seattle Gray molded non-skid deck – Gentile on the feet yet excellent grip when wet.
  • High gloss varnished teak toe rail with integrated fairleads.
  • Sugar scoop transom with solid boarding gate and three wide steps finished with teak planking. Stainless steel grab rails and a flush fit folding ladder, allowing unrestricted and easy access to and from the water.
  • Simpson Series 10 S300 24V electric stainless steel davits with reinforced bases and Dyneema lifting ropes. 48" Ensign flagstaff on the starboard davit.
  • Stainless steel protective trim along the edge of the transom. The stern trim was specified to be extended to deck level for additional hull protection.
  • Stainless steel deck mast on the port quarter for the antenna array and future expansion of satellite equipment.
  • Pushpit extended to midship gates – A solid stainless-steel railing running from the transom to mid-ship gates for extra safety and security, a highly desired option requested by many offshore sailors. 
  • Stern seats with high gloss varnished teak slats incorporated into the stern rail.
  • High gloss varnished teak outboard motor bracket with a stainless steel mounting plate on the stern rail.
  • BBQ grill on the stern rail plumbed in with the yachts LPG system eliminating the need to carry additional Coleman-style tanks prone to rust. Illuminating the BBQ grill at night is an LED light mounted to the deck mast.
  • Side boarding ladder with port and starboard side mounting brackets. 
  • Winslow 4 man life raft mounted to the starboard stern rail inside a hardened pelican case. 
  • Dorade vents on the aft coach roof provide natural ventilation to the master stateroom. The stainless steel cowlings are removable and can be sealed for heavy-weather sailing.
  • Varnished teak grab rails on the foredeck and aft coach roof and a stainless steel grab rail on the coach roof – well-positioned for safety about the boat while underway.
  • 31" High stanchions with double, uncoated stainless steel lifelines – Much higher than most boats adding a welcomed level of security and safety when moving about the deck. 
  • Stainless steel stem fitting and striker plate for bow and hull protection. The owner specifically designed the bow striker plate to fit flush with the deck, providing more excellent protection than the standard configuration H56.
  • Stainless steel pulpit.

 Topside Storage

  • Aluminum Stand Up Paddleboard racks on the starboard and portside rails.
  • Large stern garage with a dedicated bilge pump and manual override in the cockpit. 
  • Large aft lazarettes with dual Bailey latches, enabling the lockers to be sealed watertight.
  • Massive, full beam, bilge depth sail locker forward of the collision bulkhead.
  • Propane locker starboard midship sizeable enough for two standard size propane tanks.
  • All deck compartments and lazarettes have integral gutters with direct overboard drains and can be sealed watertight with dual Baily latches.

 Hatches & Portholes

  • Six low-profile Manship stainless steel deck hatches with smoked acrylic lenses. 
  • Twelve, Manship stainless steel opening portlights.
  • Six, Manship stainless steel fixed portholes.
  • Modern deck salon design with six wrap-around windows, including a pair port and starboard and two forward – delivers an incredible amount of natural light and beautiful views from the main salon.

 

Ground Tackle and Mooring

  • Maxwell RC12/12 24V vertical windlass with chain feeder and stopper. Windlass foot pedal buttons at the bow, as well as pushbutton controls at the helm and cockpit control panel.
  • Maxwell AA560 chain counter at the helm. The upgraded 24V windlass provides a total of 3,500 lbs. of lift, 1,000 lbs. more than the standard H56 windlass.
  • 120 lb. Rocna stainless steel primary anchor with 300-feet of galvanized HT Pearless ACCO chain. 
  • Fortress FX37 secondary.
  • Forward self-draining chain locker with stowage for the primary and secondary anchor rode.
  • Stainless steel dual bow roller for primary and secondary anchors. 
  • Stainless steel striker plate on deck and stainless-steel stem fitting to protect the bow and hull from the unruly ground tackle. 
  • 12" Stainless steel mooring cleats with backing plates - Two pairs at the bow, two pair midship, and a pair at the stern.
  • Two pairs of fold-down FT-600 Flat Top cleats. One pair integrated into the transom at deck level. The second integrated into the last step of the swim platform steps – Ideal for securing the dinghy or additional stern lines when necessary.
  • Fairleads integrated into the teak toe rail. The chocks at the bow were ordered to be open, enabling a quick setting of the bowlines.
  • An assortment of dock lines, spring lines, and fenders.

 

Spars, Sails, and Rigging

MAST AND RIGGING

  • Selden alloy triple spreader tall fractional keel-stepped mast with upgraded 24V in-mast mainsail furling. Painted white with Awlgrip.
  • 1x19 oversized stainless steel rigging with Sta-Lok terminals.
  • Furlex E400 24V electric genoa furler.
  • Pre-wired for electric staysail furler.
  • Removeable PBO staysail stay.
  • Antal mast tracks for the mainsail and Genoa. Allows for precise trim and tension of the halyards while reducing the need for so much excess line on deck.
  • Selden hydraulic cockpit control panel for the adjustable vang.
  • Spinlock line clutches on the mast.
  • Antal V-CAM 814 clutches in the cockpit.
  • Selden fairleads, blocks, and tackle. 
  • Harken stand-up blocks for the asymmetrical spinnaker.
  • Selden mainsheet and traveler athwartship aft of the cockpit. 
  • Mainsheet and traveler athwartship aft of the cockpit with Lewmar track, Selden blocks, and Antal continuous drive traveler winch.
  • Adjustable genoa track and cars on inboard of the mid-ship side deck. Keeps the track clear of foot traffic and allows for tighter sheeting angles.
  • Masthead Windex.

 Running Rigging

  • Main, Genoa, and spinnaker halyards.
  • In-boom preventer, outhaul, and spinnaker halyard led to the cockpit.
  • Dyneema running backs.
  • Boom topping lift with soft shackles.

Winches

  • Anderson 68 self-tailing 24V 2-Speed electric primary winches.
  • Anderson 58 self-tailing 24V secondary winches – Portside electric.
  • Anderson 50 self-tailing 24V electric mainsheet winch.
  • Anderson 50 self-tailing 24V electric halyard winch.
  • Anderson 50 self-tailing mast winches.
  • All the electric winch pushbutton controls have been upgraded to high-quality Anderson milled stainless steel controls. A far superior design to the standard equipment.

 

SAILS

  • Doyle Zenith vertical battened mainsail constructed of SXi Spectra polyester 12/18 fabric. Includes UV clew cover, clew block, four vertical leech battens, and 3-step seaming. The head and tack patch have been extended for reefing and the head constructed of Dyneema for durability.
  • Doyle 135% roller furling genoa constructed of SXi Spectra polyester 12/18 fabric. Includes UV leech and foot cover, 3-step seaming, and extended head and tack patches for reefing. The head, tack, and clew webbing are Dyneema. Overhead leech line and foil lashings to prevent tearing at the feeder.
  • Doyle Code 0 with green, yellow, and white fabric. Includes all the hardware, lines, and removable stainless steel bow spirit.

 

Center Cockpit

  • German Frers custom-designed hardtop with 316 stainless steel struts. Configured to provide full enclosure of the cockpit environment.
  • Exit carbon fiber wheel (90 cm).
  • Hollywood-style pedestal with flush-mounted chartplotter and instrumentation.
  • The seating and cockpit floor finished with bonded teak planking with black caulking.
  • Custom stainless steel grab bars integrated into the hardtop struts.
  • (3) Wichard padeyes for safety harness hardpoints – Two on either side of the companionway and one at the helm.
  • (3) Manship stainless steel cockpit portlights (7" x 14") open toward the interior. Specified to have flush-mounted flanges. Provides excellent ventilation inside the yacht and ensures easy communication with the helmsman.
  • High gloss varnished teak cockpit table – custom designed with two configurations, a smaller cocktail style arrangement or full-size 50 ½" x 28" alfresco dining table.
  • Stainless steel footrests beneath the cockpit table.
  • Two-piece companionway washboard.

Canvas and Softgoods

  • Sunbrella soft dodger with 1 ¼" stainless steel frame. The stitching of the canvas was specified to be made of Teflon for added durability.
  • Sunbrella roll down zip-on panels to fully enclose the cockpit.
  • Sunbrella awnings integrate with the hardtop and connect to the stanchions to provide added protection from the elements. An especially nice feature in the tropics!
  • Sunbrella cockpit cushions with 3" EZ DRI closed-cell foam. Includes eight custom-made cockpit cushions to coordinate with the fabric.
  • Sunbrella Fern colored cover for the helm and pedestal.

 

Ship Systems

ENGINE AND MECHANICAL

As the best outfitted and equipped Hylas 56 ever constructed and one of only a few to have seen the benefit of a full-time crew, she is without question the best Hylas 56 ever offered for sale. Numerous improvements incorporated into her construction include the larger Volvo Penta D3-150 150 HP engine, a desirable lithium-ion electrical system with a Polar Power DC generator, nearly all 24V systems. One essential upgrade to SERENITY 2 is that she is equipped with variable thrust bow and stern thrusters, enabling "dock-assist" mode, which uses the thrusters to keep the yacht in place against the dock. Making it an easy job to secure or release the lines or for a quick touch-and-go to pick up guests.

  • Volvo Penta D3-150 150 hp engine. A highly desired upgrade from the standard 110 hp engine typical on most Hylas 56. 770 Hours.
  • Side-Power 24V SE170 bow thruster and SRVP130 retractable stern thruster. These units have a proportional thrust feature with joystick controls at the helm enabling "dock assist" mode. A very desirable feature!
  • PYI Jefa steering system – A solid linkage between the helm and the steering quadrant for a strong, reliable, and responsive helm.
  • PYI Jefa direct drive autopilot motor – Upgraded to 24V.
  • Polar Power 8kW DC generator with a Volvo Penta D1-30 engine fully integrated with the yachts lithium-ion electrical system and battery management system.
  • EPD 24V DC air conditioning system – Self-contained 18,000 BTU unit ducted to the main salon. Additional ducting installed on the rest of the yacht for future expansion of the A/C system if desired. This unit allows you to run the A/C for up to 10 hours without shore power or the generator!
  • Spectra Newport MK II-Z 1000 24V water maker can produce 42 GPH and features autorun and self-maintaining cycles. Upgraded with a Z-Ion membrane protection system. Control panel at the navigation station.
  • Bruntons 24" x 17" 4-blade Varifold propeller with Spurs line cutter on a 1 ½" shaft. 
  • 24V Electric oil change pump for easy, mess-free service of the engine, transmission, and generator fluids.
  • PSS high-speed dripless shaft seal. 
  • Volvo Penta single-lever throttle/gear control system at the helm.
  • Volvo Penta electronic engine monitoring and start panel at the helm.
  • Main engine dual Racor 500 fuel filters with switchover valve allowing independent filter, bypass, and fuel polishing. 
  • Main engine dual Racor 500 fuel-filtration system with vacuum gauge and water contamination alarm. Allows for independent fuel filtration, polishing, and bypass. Flame guards are installed below the fuel filters.
  • Walborough inline electric fuel pump allowing engine bypass for polishing of the fuel and eliminating the need for engine bleeding in case of a dry fuel tank. 
  • Fire-resistant engine room insulation and soundproofing – Substantial noise dampening makes for a noticeably quiet and pleasant ride while under power. 
  • Thru-hull fittings are solid bronze Groco style and bonded to the hull. 
  • Primary and secondary bilge pumps with automatic float switches and high-water alarms. 
  • Manual Whale Gusher 10 emergency bilge pump.

 

PLUMBING & TANKAGE

  • Fuel – 325 Gallon capacity among five stainless steel tanks.
  • Fresh Water – 180 Gallon capacity among two stainless steel tanks.
  • Holding – 27 Gallon tank aft. 37 Gallon tank forward. GRP construction.
  • All tanks incorporate threaded inspection ports with dipsticks for servicing and a larger inspection plate for interior inspection and cleaning. 
  • Gray water tank with an automatic float switch and inline 24V macerator and pump.
  • Electric freshwater flush toilets in both heads, each with a dedicated holding tank, macerator, and electric discharge pump.
  • Two standard size 20 lb. aluminum propane tanks with remotely operated solenoid valves housed in an ABYC approved ventilated deck locker. Pre-plumbing installed for a BBQ grill. 
  • Fresh and saltwater anchor washdown on the bow. 
  • Transom hot and cold freshwater shower.
  • Shore water connection at the transom.
  • Torrid water heater. 
  • Two independent Shurflow freshwaters pumps. 
  • Maretron fuel and water tank sensors with NEMA2000 networked display located at the navigation station. Far more accurate and reliable than the secondary Sensotex units.
  • Sealand odor shield waste lines plumbed to all heads and holding tanks.

 

Electrical System

Adjacent to the navigation desk is the custom electrical distribution panel. This backlit panel is extraordinarily well organized and meticulously labeled. All wiring and electrical diagrams are well documented within the yachts service manuals. The wiring itself is tinned as opposed to more corrosive copper. The bonding system consists of two copper strips embedded in the hull and running the length of the yacht on either side, which is then grounded to the vessel's bronze thru-hull fittings.

  • Configured for 12/24VDC and 120/240VAC electrical power. Most of the systems aboard SERENITY 2 have been upgraded to 24V as opposed to the standard 12V, a significant improvement over the base model 56.
  • Glendenning 24V CableMasters located at the bow and stern. These units handle the big heavy 50A shore power cables effortlessly and eliminate the need for cables across the deck when bow-in at the marina.
  • Charles 12KW isolation transformer – allows the yacht to accept a variety of voltages, enabling the utilization of virtually any shore power connection worldwide.
  • DEI Max galvanic isolator.
  • 24V Engine room blower.
  • AC/DC electrical panel with digital voltmeter and ammeter with easy, fast pin hinged access. 
  • 110VAC, USB, and 12VDC outlets are logically placed throughout the boat. 

Lighting

  • All lighting has been upgraded to 24V throughout the yacht.
  • Dimmable LED interior overhead lighting.
  • (4) LED Red/White Hella Euro lights with white bezels integrated into the cockpit hardtop.
  • LED foredeck, navigation, running, and masthead anchor, tricolor, and steaming lights. 
  • LED uplights on each spreader and deck lights on the lower.
  • LED courtesy lights on the swim platform steps.
  • LED white light on the end of the boom.
  • Hatteras Power LED makeup lights on either side of the vanity mirrors in both heads.
  • Imtra Captiva PowerLED art light installed on the salon forward bulkhead.
  • Imtra F-28 LED engine room lights.
  • ULTiMate 80 blue LED underwater lights at the transom.

Lithium-Ion Electrical Architecture

The owner of SERENITY 2 had the foresight to incorporate the latest Lithium-Ion technology into the electrical architecture of the yacht, making the boat one of the most electrically efficient vessels in her class. SERENITY 2 is a generation ahead of other comparable vessels.

The systems on SERENITY 2 are relatively straightforward in that it is a pure DC system, so there is no need to convert onboard generated Alternating Current (AC) to DC to store in the vessel's battery banks. This approach is significantly more efficient than the typical method of generating AC and converting it to DC.

Also, the vessel's electrical system is designed to be exclusively 24-volt. A significant upgrade to the standard 12-volt systems found on most yachts. Only a minimal number of 12-volt and 120-volt systems exist that could not be obtained in 24-volt. Also, the Lithium-Ion banks are supplemented by a 1000W array of semi-flexible solar panels integrated into the hardtop. Out of sight to maintain the aesthetics of the yacht.

Lithionics Lithium-Ion Batteries: The vessel uses several Lithionics Battery lithium-ion battery systems to provide various duties to both DC and AC electrical systems. All the batteries are equipped with the Lithionics NeverDie Battery Management System (BMS). Two of the batteries are 12 Volt batteries and have built-in BMS, which means that the electronics of the BMS are contained within the two 12 Volt batteries. The other eight large-format "8D" batteries each have 220 Amp-hours capacity.

Bank A: (2) 220A Lithionics Lithium-ion 24V batteries wired in parallel to give a 24 Volt bank with 440 total Amp-hours capacity. This battery bank is primarily dedicated to powering the Bow Thruster and Maxwell Windlass.

Bank B: (2) 220A Lithionics Lithium-ion 24V batteries wired in parallel to give a 24 Volt bank with 440 total Amp-hours capacity. This battery bank is primarily for starting the Polar Power DC Generator, powers the "Bank B" 24 Volt DC panel, and offers power to the Victron Energy Quattro 5kW inverter when there is no Shore Power.

Bank C: (4) 220A Lithionics Lithium-ion 24V batteries wired in parallel to give a 24 Volt bank with 880 total Amp-hours capacity. This battery bank powers the Stern Thruster powers the "Bank C" 24 Volt DC panel and offers power to the Victron Energy Quattro 5kW inverter when there is no Shore Power.

Bank D: 195A Lithionics Lithium-ion 12V battery dedicated as an engine starting battery for the Volvo-Penta D3 propulsion engine (connects to the engine starter and engine 180 Amp alternator).

Bank E: 195A Lithionics Lithium-ion 12V battery also connects to the engine 180 Amp alternator. It is dedicated to running 12 Volt Accessories on the vessel, such as navigation instruments and radios.

Solbian Solar Panels: (Total of 1000W) On the hardtop, there are two separate solar panel arrays–one on the Port side and one on the Starboard side. Eight Solbian SP100 100 Watt solar panels, 4 on each side. Four Solbian SP50 50 Watt solar panels, 2 on each side. On the Port side, four SP100 and two SP50 panels are wired in series to a solar charge controller, the same for the Starboard side. The solar panel system has 1,000 Watts of solar power that runs through the 24 Volt output of the Victron BlueSolar 150/35 MPPT solar charge controllers.

This output is directed through three 100 Amp rated Perfect Switch single rectifier isolators. The solar output recharges 24 Volt Battery Banks A, B, and C. At the maximum solar output, we can expect up to a total of about 40 Amps or charging current per hour. Also, the solar panel system indirectly recharges the 12 Volt battery banks D and E. This is accomplished with two Victron Orion 24 Volt to 12 Volt DC Converters that can output up to 20 Amps of current each.

Polar Power 8kW DC Generator: The generator has 2 Alternators: the sizeable main alternator is programmed to recharge the 24 Volt battery banks B and C with up to276 Amps of battery charging current. The smaller alternator is also a 24Volt alternator, and it can produce up to 80 Amps of battery charging current to battery bank A. The Polar generator uses a 24 Volt starter that is powered by battery bank B.

Major Components of the Lithium-Ion Electrical System:

  • Polar Power 8kW DC Generator with a soft sound enclosure.
  • Solbian Solar Panels – Total output of 1000W mounted to the hardtop.
  • (2) Victron Energy BlueSolar 150/35 MPPT solar chargers.
  • Victron Quattro 5000W inverter and 150A 24V battery charger.
  • (8) 220A Lithionics Lithium-ion 24V batteries separated into Banks A, B, and C.
  • Lithionic battery management systems control all battery banks. External Lithionics NeverDie Battery Management System for the 24V banks and internally managed for the 12V banks.
  • 24V 150A Primary alternator.
  • 12V 180A Secondary alternator.
  • Elcon PFC 1500 24V battery charger.
  • Lithionics 12V 20A battery charger.
  • (14) Perfect Switch Power-Gate rectifier isolators.
  • Victron Orion DC Converters for the 12V battery banks (Banks D&E)
  • Professionally produced electrical architecture manual and operation guide to convey with the yacht.

 

Safety Equipment

  • Winslow 4 man life raft with pelican case mounted to the stern rail. 
  • 406 MHz EPIRB.
  • Iridium Go Global Satellite smartphone (Requires Data Plan).
  • ICOM Handheld VHF radio.
  • Firebox automatic engine room fire suppression system with manual override at the navigation station and cockpit.
  • Stainless steel emergency tiller. 
  • (2) Horseshow lifebuoy. 
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Visual and audible high-water alarm.
  • Fireboy Xintex propane detector.

 

Tender

  • AB 12 foot RIB with an aluminum hull.
  • Yamaha 4-stroke 20 HP electric start outboard engine.

 

BROCHURES

Serenity 2 Specification Sheet (pdf)

 

Video