Innisfree | Hylas 70' 2015

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Yacht Name: Innisfree
Builder: Hylas
Model: 70
Year: 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Designer: German Frers
Hull Material: Fiberglass

INNISFREE is, without a doubt, the finest and best-equipped example of the H70 Flagship series by Hylas Yachts.  Designed by renowned German Frers and built by one of the world’s most experienced semi-custom yacht builders’ Queen Long Marine exclusively for Hylas Yachts.  This impressive yacht has enjoyed the benefit of a professionally managed maintenance program since her commissioning in April of 2015.

With a luxurious and spacious 4-stateroom interior arrangement featuring exquisite horizontal grain teak joinery with contemporary matched grain cabinetry and a solid teak cabin sole, INNISFREE is a yacht designed to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of her crew. It is uniquely well suited for extended voyaging.  Her equipment and amenities are simply unmatched and, upon inspection, will be noted to be superior to any current offering in her class.

On deck, the teak is finished with light gray caulking for a noticeable gentleness on the feet compared to traditional black caulking in the warm summer sun.  The deck of the H70 is unrestricted, flowing to meet the topsides with a graceful sheer and a beautiful reverse counter stern with an integral swim platform and transom garage.  The lines of the Hylas H70 are both modern and timeless. Absolutely stunning.

Whether you’re a coastal cruiser, potential circumnavigator, or seeking a stately yacht with charter potential, INNISFREE is a luxury performance cruising yacht with the integrity, exquisite finish, and state of the art systems necessary to take you anywhere without compromise.

Highlights Include:

  • Bow thruster and retractable stern thruster
  • Equipped with the larger engine option, the improved Yanmar 6BY 3rd generation 260 HP turbo diesel.
  • (2) Polar Power 6 kW DC generators with Supra Digital Control System
  • Lithium-Ion battery bank and DC electrical system
  • Incredibly well-equipped galley featuring two stainless steel front access refrigerators, a very large top and front access freezer, pull-out beverage chiller, icemaker, pull-out dishwasher, four-burner stovetop with oven and broiler, and a convection microwave oven.  There is also a wine cooler in the main salon.
  • Iridium Yellowbrick satellite tracking and messaging system
  • Garmin navigation and communication equipment for unrestricted global voyaging
  • Two independent ECH2O 24-volt DC watermakers for a total capacity of 64 gallons per hour
  • Marvair Marine 24-volt DC air conditioning system which can be operated without shore power or the need to run the generator
  • Splendide 2100 XC vented combination washer and dryer
  • Custom stainless-steel davits built by YRM of Fort Lauderdale featuring automatic extending arms specially designed to clear the transom and enable easy launch and retrieval of the tender. Each davit arm has a 500 lb capacity.
  • QTLED 80 blue underwater lights at the transom

 Hylas 70 Innisfree:


Length: 70'
Beam: 18'
Draft: 8'
Water Tank Capacity: 360 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 710 gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 66 gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 6BY3-260
Power: 260 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2,400 hours

Interior Accommodations and Layout

INNISFREE has a four-cabin layout with a large VIP stateroom forward, double guest cabin forward to port, a guest/crew cabin with over under bunks off the aft starboard passageway in which the lower bunk pulls out to a full-size double, and an immense full-beam master stateroom aft. The VIP, guest/crew, and master staterooms each feature an ensuite private head with a separate stall shower. The forward guest cabin has a dedicated head across the passageway.

The tasteful modern contemporary styling of the yacht includes a choice selection of materials and design features including tucked tan Ultraleather upholstered settees, custom holy and ebony hardwood inlays on both navigation station desktops as well as the salon and coffee tables, discontinuous arched passageways, flat-panel cabinetry, and teak joinery with matched horizontal grains and hand rubbed satin varnish finish. The interior carpet is constructed of 100% wool and was hand made and custom ordered from Nepal. It is exceptionally durable, easy to clean, and absolutely beautiful.

The main salon features large panoramic raised salon windows and fixed portholes outboard of the settees, providing superb seascape views and warm natural light throughout the yacht, creating an environment that is like an oasis on the water.

Aft and to the port of the salon is a galley that is certain to be the envy of any seafaring chef. Featuring a walk-in layout with top of the line appliances and numerous design features specifically chosen to enhance your enjoyment and comfort.

Interior Styling & Features:

  • Teak cabin sole, except in the heads where they are molded non-skid white fiberglass
  • Solid teak contemporary flat panel cabinetry finished with a hand rubbed satin varnish
  • Passageway and doors with attractive discontinuous arches
  • Tucked tan Ultraleather upholstered settees
  • Witch Hazel Corian countertop with backsplashes in the galley and countertops in the heads
  • Large teak trimmed Manship stainless steel low-profile deck hatches with concealed OceanAir SkyScreen 2 screens and shades
  • Teak handrails and fiddled surfaces for traversing the interior while underway
  • Full set of custom, 100% wool interior carpets custom ordered and hand made in Nepal
  • Custom sub-flooring located under the cabin sole in the VIP stateroom, forward guest cabin, and forward passageway. This well throughout feature significantly increases the storage capacity while keeping items, safe, secure, and well ventilated.

Main Salon

The main salon of INNISFREE is spacious and bright as a result of her 18 ft of beam, large panoramic raised salon windows, two enormous deck hatches, and two seascape windows behind the settees.  To port, the L-shaped settee wraps surround the custom high-gloss teak table with intricate ebony and holy compass rose inlay. Two contemporary upholstered seats with backrests expand the seating capacity, enabling eight guests to comfortably dine. To starboard is a full-length settee with a coffee table.  Outboard, as well as beneath both settees, there is an incredible amount of storage within the lockers, cabinets, and bookshelves.

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Forward VIP Stateroom

Guests will appreciate the comfort and luxury of the large forward VIP stateroom with its island centerline queen berth, an abundance of storage, and ensuite access to the forward head and shower. The stateroom is especially inviting with natural light entering through the forward seascape windows and deck hatch with teak trim and screen.

Above and to either side of the berth are cabinets, cubbies, and fiddled shelves. At the foot of the berth are four drawers. To starboard, is a tall cabinet with three drawers and a fiddled shelf below.  To port, is a tall hanging locker and three drawers. Flatscreen TV mounted to the aft bulkhead.

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VIP Ensuite Head and Day Head with Shared Shower

Both the ensuite head for the VIP stateroom and day head, which is accessible from the forward passageway, feature three mirrored medicine cabinets with fiddled teak shelves inside, countertops with solid teak fiddles, stainless steel sinks with Moen fixtures, teak, and stainless steel towel racks, and Raritan Atlantes freshwater electric flush toilets. Both heads share a separate stall shower with a sizeable linen closet outboard, Moen shower fixture, soap and shampoo dispenser, and a folding teak shower seat. The heads and shower are well ventilated with three opening portlights, a deck hatch, dorade vent, and two 3-speed Bora fans. The wall surfaces are easy to clean, high gloss Formica.

Forward Guest Stateroom

The guest cabin is located forward to port of the main salon. The comfortable double cabin features a large Pullman style berth and convenient access to the forward head across the passageway.  Three cabinets outboard, a large wardrobe hanging locker forward, two very large double door cabinets beneath the berth, and a nightstand with fiddled shelving and drawers offer a generous amount of storage for guests.  This is a very bright and well-ventilated cabin with three opening portlights, a large screened deck hatch, and dorade vent overhead. Flatscreen TV mounted to the hanging locker bulkhead.

Adjacent to the forward guest stateroom is a dedicated head, ideal for private use or convenient for day head access while underway.

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Aft Guest/Crew Cabin

Designed for crew accommodations but perfect for visiting guests or grandchildren, the aft guest/crew cabin is accessible from the aft passageway and features over-under single bunks with two drawers and a cabinet beneath the lower bunk and a tall cedar lined cabinet forward. The underside of the upper bunk is finished with the same material as the interior headliner. The lower bunk pulls out the full width of the cabin, converting to a full-size double berth. Each berth has an LED reading light and a 3-speed Bora fan. There are two opening portlights above the upper bunk.

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Aft Head with Ensuite Access from the Guest/Crew Cabin and Master Stateroom

Aft to starboard, the aft head is accessible from both the guest/crew cabin as well as the master stateroom. This head includes three mirrored medicine cabinets with fiddled shelves, countertop with solid teak fiddles, stainless steel sink with Moen fixtures, stainless-steel and teak towel rack, Raritan Atlantes freshwater electric flush toilet, and a separate stall shower with a folding teak shower seat and soap dispenser. Inside the shower is a cabinet containing a Splendide 2100 XC combination washer and dryer that vents overboard for fast and efficient drying. For ventilation, there is a 3-speed Bora fan and two opening portlights.

Master Stateroom

The wide beam of the Hylas H70 carries well aft resulting in a broad master stateroom that feels proper for a yacht of this caliber. The island-style centerline king is flanked on both sides by fiddled nightstands with bookcases outboard and cabinets below. Four drawers are located at the foot of the bed. Overhead, two large opening deck hatches with teak trim and OceanAir screens with privacy shades provide exceptional ventilation. Two opening portlights and two fixed seascape windows open the stateroom to wonderful views and an abundance of light.

To starboard, is a double settee with tucked tan Ultraleather upholstery with a segmented shelf outboard and drawers below. To port is a bank of three wide drawers beneath a large segmented shelf. To port and starboard are large double door wardrobe hanging lockers with a cabinet below. Forward is a fold-top desk, a bank of narrow drawers, and a beautifully crafted teak seat on a pivoting stainless frame. Above the desk is a Samsung TV recessed into the forward bulkhead. At the desk is a 110V, USB, and 12-volt outlet as well as a wireless microphone for the Garmin VHF radio.

For many couples cruising aboard the Hylas H70, one of the best features of the master stateroom has proven to be his and her style ensuite heads enabling each partner to have their own space.

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Private Head Ensuite to Master Stateroom

To port, is the private owner's head with three mirrored medicine cabinets with teak fiddled shelves, countertops with solid teak fiddles, stainless steel sink with Moen fixtures, teak, and stainless steel towel rack, two small teak shelves for toiletry items, and a Raritan Atlantes electric freshwater flush toilet. The large, separate stall shower has a folding teak shower seat and a linen closet outboard. Two opening portlights and a 3-speed Bora fan provide ventilation.


With an emphasis on enjoyment and functionality, and designed for long-distance voyaging, the galley of INNISFREE was specifically configured to ensure unparalleled comfort at sea, or at anchor. Galley features include two, high-efficiency stainless-steel front-loading refrigerators, pullout beverage chiller, and cavernous top and front access freezer. For convenience, there is a pull-out dishwasher, U-Line icemaker, and a convection microwave oven.  The Force-10 gimbaled cooker has four burners, an oven with broiler, safety bar, and a countertop insert that when stowed, turns into a stainless steel backsplash.

The Witch Hazel Corian countertops with solid teak fiddles and coordinating backsplashes are not just gorgeous, but highly functional and durable.  With nearly 34 sq. ft. of preparation surface, there’s no reason to leave your culinary passion ashore. The cabinets have slats for ventilation and were designed to be deep enough to accommodate full-size galleyware and cookery. There is a total of eight drawers. At the rear of the galley are two rolltop lockers. The locker to starboard is for a coffee maker, to port a deep pantry for dry goods. Above the refrigerators is a spice rack. The custom double basin stainless steel sink has a faucet with pullout sprayer, a separate faucet for filtered drinking water, and a soap dispenser.

  • Witch Hazel Corian countertop and backsplash with teak fiddles
  • (2) Frigoboat MS Series front opening stainless steel refrigerators
  • Large top and front access freezer with substantial insulation and double seals
  • Frigomatic 24-volt DC compressors with Guardian digital temperature monitors and automatic controls. Two compressors for the refrigerators, and two for the freezer.
  • Force-10 four-burner gimbaled propane stove with oven and broiler. Cookery cabinet located beneath the cooker.
  • Fisher & Paykel pullout dishwasher
  • Isotherm pull-out beverage chiller
  • U-Line icemaker
  • GE Advantium 120 convection microwave oven
  • Scandvik double basin stainless-steel sink with chrome pull out faucet, dedicated tap for the two-stage Aquasana filtered drinking water, and soap dispenser
  • Two independent water heaters; Quick&Hot instant hot water system and a 20-gallon Isotherm water heater
  • Cabinet with controls for the ECH2O Watermakers

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Entertainment System

INNISFREE was designed to provide an environment of relaxation and enjoyment for all those welcomed aboard. With that goal in mind, INNISFREE is equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system integrated throughout the yacht with 4-zones of independent audio as well as Smart TVs in the main salon and all cabins.

  • Samsung 40” LED smart TV in the main salon
  • Samsung 36” LED TV in the master stateroom
  • Samsung 26” LED TV in the VIP cabin
  • Samsung 20” LED TV in the forward guest cabin
  • Fusion stereo and entertainment system networked throughout the yacht enabling audio enjoyment throughout 4-Zones independently, each with a dedicated Episode EA-Mini digital amplifier, and Episode stereo remote.
  • Fusion flush mounted interior and cockpit speakers


Navigation and Communication

Equipped for near limitless voyaging, INNISFREE features an extensive navigation and communication suite. Garmin GPSmap 8000 Glass Helm multifunction touchscreen displays are located at each helm as well as the navigator station. Each display is integrated with the Garmin high definition color radar, AIS transceiver, SiriusXM weather, Garmin GMI 20 displays, and various transducers.

The communication suite on INNISFREE enables connectivity anywhere on the globe with an Inmarsat Yellowbrick V3 satellite tracking and messaging system, an ICOM IC-718 high frequency all band transceiver radio, and a Garmin 200 VHF.

Located mid-ship starboard, is a proper navigation station configured for full control and monitoring of the necessary systems, communication and navigation equipment necessary for world voyaging.  The large L-shaped navigator's desk includes an outboard facing chart table well suited for plotting and coursework on full-size Admiralty charts, as well as a forward-facing office desk. Both include an intricate ebony and holly compass rose inlaid surface with folding-top and storage inside.  There is even a recess for an office printer. The navigator's chair is trimmed with tan leather and is supported by an adjustable stainless-steel pedestal.

Outboard of the navigation station is controls and monitors for the various systems aboard INNISFREE. These controls, as well as the navigation and communication equipment, are mounted to a hinged panel allowing for quick and easy service access when necessary.

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At the Navigation Station:

  • Garmin GPSMAP 8212 Glass Helm multifunction 12” touchscreen display
  • Garmin GPSMAP 78cc handheld GPS
  • Garmin GMI 20 multifunction display
  • Garmin 200 DSC capable VHF radio with handheld GHS 20 microphone
  • ICOM IC-718 HF transceiver all band radio with a handheld microphone
  • ICOM IC-M36 handheld VHF radio
  • Iridium Yellowbrick satellite tracking and messaging system
  • (2) Polar Power DC generator controllers for monitoring the status and controlling the lithium-ion battery bank and Polar Power DC generators
  • Battery status monitor and alarm by Battery Failsafe Devices
  • (2) Electto Guard protection panels for monitoring the status of the engine and generator starting cathodes
  • Sensotex fuel and water tank monitors
  • Garmin SD/microSD card reader integrated with the multifunction displays and navigation system
  • Ambient weather monitoring station with a digital thermometer, barometer, and historic and predictive reporting
  • Fireboy engine shutdown system control panel

Additional Equipment:

  • Garmin GPSMAP 8215 Glass Helm multifunction 15” touchscreen displays located at both helms
  • Garmin GMI 20 multifunction displays, three located above the companionway
  • Garmin GHC 20 autopilot control heads at the helms
  • Garmin 4kW high definition digital color radar with a 48NM range
  • Garmin autopilot ECU computer, with fluxgate compass, Lewmar Mamba drive unit, and wireless remote
  • Echo Pilot FLS 3D forward-looking sonar
  • Two Garmin GPS receivers; one GPS19x and one GA30
  • Garmin Depth/Speed/Temp DST800 tri-data transducer
  • Garmin GWS10 wind vane transducer at the masthead
  • Garmin AIS 600 Blackbox transceiver
  • Garmin GXM52 SiriusXM antenna and weather receiver
  • Garmin GRF 10 rudder position sensor
  • Ericson W3x Series mobile broadband router
  • Wave WiFi system with Cisco wireless router


Construction and Key Features of the Hull and Deck

Hull Construction

The hull of INNISFREE features solid, hand-laid, Twaron carbon aramid fiber reinforced GRP utilizing Vinylester resins and Isophthalic gel coat. Five layers of epoxy Interprotect and an additional three coats of bottom paint ensures superior protection against osmosis. The hull design incorporates two watertight bulkheads: a collision bulkhead at the bow, and a watertight stern section across the aft lazarettes. The hull is in near flawless condition, with white gel coat, brown cove, and double boot stripes, a natural teak rub rail with stainless steel striker, and black bottom paint. The rudder incorporates a 60% partial skeg, with the bottom of the rudder plane designed to be above the lowest point of the keel for grounding protection.

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Deck Construction

The deck is constructed of hand-laid laminates with a ¾ inch end-grain balsa core. In areas of high stress, such as where deck fittings are taking compressive or tensile forces, 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 striker plate and double bow roller, a signature feature of every Hylas Yacht. In the forepeak is a near 10 ft deep sail locker with a segmented chain locker forward.

At the transom, an additional stainless-steel plate offers protection for the stern. The swim platform has LED courtesy lights, as well as stainless steel handrails, shower, and a folding swim ladder, perfect for the enjoyment of water activities. A sizeable stern garage provides an impressive amount of storage space, more than ample room for a dive compressor, and scuba equipment. Two large lazarettes located to port and starboard and all deck lockers have secure watertight latches and independent overboard drains.

The bonded teak deck has light-colored caulking that is not only modern and aesthetically pleasing but also ensures the deck is substantially cooler than a traditional teak deck. The toe rail and handrails on deck are natural teak. The foredeck and coachroof are finished with a Linen Beige colored molded non-skid.

Seven Manship stainless steel low-profile hatches and twenty opening portlights with screen inserts, and two dorade boxes with stainless cowlings provide excellent ventilation below. The stern rail extends to midship and, along with the stanchions with uncoated double lifelines, are over 33 inches high and 1 ½ inch in diameter with substantial backing for both safety at sea and comfort while moving about the deck.

  • Bonded teak decking with light gray caulking on the main deck, foredeck, side decks, an aft deck with natural teak handrails and toe rail
  • Custom stainless steel davits with Dyneema lines – 500 lb lift capacity per arm
  • An exceptional amount of storage on deck with two large lazarettes, full beam transom garage accessible from both the swim platform and aft deck, as well as a massive sail locker forward with segmented chain compartment. All lockers have secure latches for a watertight seal and independent overboard drains
  • Stainless steel pulpit with two dolphin seats, custom-designed to accommodate the removable carbon-fiber bowsprit and twin anchor receivers.
  • Stainless steel pushpit with teak transom seats and solid rails that extend to the midship boarding gates
  • Midship boarding gates to port and starboard with removable stainless steel and teak ladder
  • Heavy-duty stanchions and double uncoated lifelines over 33 in. tall for safety at sea
  • Large swim platform with teak steps, stainless steel handrails, hot/cold shower, and LED courtesy lights
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel mooring cleats (2) at the stern, (4) midship, and (4) at the bow
  • Dorade boxes with stainless steel cowlings and rails on the foredeck (2)
  • (7) Manship low-profile deck hatches with 316 stainless steel frames and smoked acrylic lenses, opening portlights with screen inserts (20), and (4) fixed portlights in the hull
  • (2) Stainless steel deck masts on the aft deck for the antenna array and future expansion for satellite equipment.
  • Heavy-duty pad-eyes in the cockpit and on deck for utility purposes, jack lines, and harness hardpoints for offshore sailing
  • Glendinning Cablemaster electric shore power cable spools with automatic retrieval
  • Glendinning electric spool for the wash down hose with automatic retrieval
  • Deck courtesy lights

The Owner's Perspective – "Innisfree" Davits Having watched for years many couples or shorthanded crew struggle and strain to launch and recover their dinghies using the basic davits available to sailors, particularly in choppy seas and on vessels with sugar scoop design transom, I decided it was time to design and have built davits that made the task simple, efficient, and safe.  The result was the "Innisfree" davit.

These davits can extend internal arms out to allow a 12-foot dinghy to be lowered into the water just past the stern of the vessel's sugar scoop.  These internal extension arms are extended and retracted using in davit arm standard 24-volt worm screw motors. While the lower and lift of the dinghy is controlled by a standalone 24-volt hydraulic system that can lift or lower the bow or stern of the dinghy independently, enabling easy draining of the dinghy when necessary.

The "Innisfree" davit system allows for launching and recovering a dinghy quickly with a single crew member. The davit system has been working well now for over 4 years in a wide variety of sea conditions.

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Anchoring and Mooring

  • Lighthouse 1510 double gypsy hydraulic anchor windlass with bow and cockpit controls
  • Capstan outboard of the port gypsy
  • Harken twin pump hydraulic pump for the windlass – Upgraded from the standard Hylas H70 single pump configuration
  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with dual bow rollers and striker plate for hull protection
  • Oversized stainless steel Spade 200 Series primary anchor with 270 ft of 7/16 inch galvanized chain
  • Stainless steel Spade 160 Series secondary anchor with 80 ft of 7/16 inch galvanized chain and 200 ft of rode
  • Line snubber

Helm Stations and Cockpit Lounge

One of the best features of INNISFREE is the large lounge style cockpit with walk-through access from the aft deck. Open and spacious, yet uncompromising toward the qualities which make for a serious offshore sailing yacht such as foot bracing when the yacht heels, tall and comfortable backrests, and a cockpit environment which is dry and well protected in foul weather. In the center of the lounge, a beautiful high gloss varnished cockpit table with dual leaves and built-in ice chest makes for a fantastic, al fresco dining experience for up to twelve.

The full-length fiberglass hardtop was uniquely designed for INNISFREE and constructed by YRM of Fort Lauderdale.  The design concept was to create a cockpit environment that is both well protected from the elements during foul weather, yet able to be open and unrestricted, with excellent ventilation, when the weather is best. In addition, and where most get it wrong, the hardtop had to flow with the lines of the yacht, the owner wanted it to not only work as intended, but it had to look good too.

Integrated into the hardtop are (16) flush-mounted LED lights and two, opening sky-views with Sunbrella shades allowing for excellent visibility of the sails from the cockpit lounge and helms.  Solar panels are mounted on top of the hardtop, with room for future expansion.

Forward are three, acrylic windows with alloy frames. The outer windows are curved, providing protection from the elements in the cockpit, while the center window with two gas struts, can be opened to allow a cool sea breeze to flow through.  A full set of Eisenglass panels insert along channels in the hardtop, a far easier system to install than zippers, creating a well-protected enclosure that is far better than a soft canvas bimini when the weather is foul.

For a seventy-foot yacht, the sightlines to the bow, transom, and sides could not be more clear or less obstructed. With fantastic visibility of the sails, and easy access to the push-button controls, bow and stern thruster joysticks, and a full array of navigation and communication equipment at your fingertips, the Hylas H70 is indeed suitable for short-hand sailing.

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Cockpit features:

  • Walk thru cockpit design with dual helms and lounge seating for twelve
  • Full-length fiberglass hard-top with sky-view windows, laminated safety glass windows forward, and complete enclosure with Sunbrella and Eisenglass panels
  • Varnished cockpit table with double leaves, built-in ice chest, and softcover
  • Retractable smoked Lexan washboard and main companionway hatch with contoured stairs and stainless-steel handrails for safe and secure transition from interior to exterior
  • (6) Coaming compartments with teak fiddles
  • Bonded teak cockpit sole and seating with light gray colored caulking
  • Padeyes for harness hardpoints
  • Sunbrella helm and lounge seat cushions and backrests/bolsters
  • Drink holders
  • 12-volt DC outlets
  • LED courtesy lights

At the Port Helm:

  • Garmin GPSMAP 8215 Glass Helm multifunction 15" touchscreen display
  • Garmin GHC 20 autopilot control head
  • EchoPilot FLS 3D forward-looking sonar controls
  • Teleflex electronic throttle
  • S-Link variable speed bow and stern thruster joystick control
  • Cockpit control panel for exterior lights, navigation lights, bilge system, engine room blower, and Fireboy fire suppression system
  • Carbonautica GRP wheel, white with painted wood grain - an upgrade from the standard stainless steel style
  • Ritchie 5" backlit binnacle

At the Starboard Helm:

  • Garmin GPSMAP 8215 Glass Helm multifunction 15" touchscreen display
  • Garmin GHC 20 autopilot control head
  • Yanmar electronic engine control and start panel
  • Teleflex electronic throttle
  • Garmin VHF wireless microphone port
  • Shaft Lok propeller shaft brake
  • Harken hydraulic control panel
  • Carbonautica GRP wheel, white with painted wood grain - an upgrade from the standard stainless steel style
  • Ritchie 5" backlit binnacle


Rigging and Sails

Mast and Rigging

  • Keel stepped Selden triple spreader aluminum mast with hydraulic in-mast furling
  • Selden boom featuring custom built-in preventor with cockpit controls enabling easing deployment and retrieval
  • Selden Furlex hydraulic furling genoa and staysail
  • Split backstay with SSB insulator and Harken hydraulic tensioner with cockpit controls
  • Harken hydraulic boom bang
  • Navtec rod standing rigging, cold drawn Nitronic-50 stainless steel for superior strength and resistance to corrosion
  • Spare genoa and main halyards
  • Running backstays

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Winches and Sail Control

One of the primary design requirements for INNISFREE was that she needed to be a yacht that, despite her size, could still be sailed comfortably, safely, and confidently with a minimal crew. With her configuration, she can be easily sailed by a couple.

  • Antal W80.3 3-Speed electric self-tailing primary winches
  • Antal W66 2-speed electric self-tailing secondary winches
  • Antal W66 2-speed electric self-tailing mainsheet and outhaul winches
  • Antal W44 2-speed self-tailing traveler winches
  • Antal W52 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches on the mast
  • Spinlock line clutches for the preventer and spare halyard
  • Spinlock line jammers for the two additional spare halyards
  • Antal mast tracks for the mainsail, genoa, and staysail. It allows for precise trim and tension of the halyards while also reducing the need for so much excess line on deck.
  • Selden external mast track for storm sail with Selden bat cars
  • GMT Composite downwind pole
  • Antal cheek blocks and genoa tracks
  • Harken blocks


  • Doyle tri-radial Hydra-Net mainsail with vertical battens and white Sunbrella UV protection
  • Doyle tri-radial Hydra-Net 130% genoa with white Sunbrella UV protection
  • Doyle tri-radial Hydra-Net staysail with white Sunbrella UV protection
  • All sails have been regularly inspected and serviced in 2019



Engine and Mechanical Systems

As one of the newest Hylas H70 constructed, INNISFREE has seen light use by her original owner and the benefit of a professional maintenance program. INNISFREE has the most modern equipment in comparison to any of her sisterships and is without question, the best Hylas H70 ever constructed. Numerous improvements were incorporated into her construction to include the larger 260HP Yanmar engine, a desirable lithium-ion electrical system with twin Polar Power DC generators, redundant watermakers, and variable speed bow and stern thrusters. The variable speed bow and stern thrusters operate in coordination, enabling a "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 lines or for a quick touch-and-go to pick up guests.

  • Yanmar 6BY3 260HP turbo diesel engine with Tides Marine high-speed 3000 dripless shaft seal, Yanmar Teleflex electronic throttles and engine controls, isolation coupler, line cutter, and MaxProp Whisper 5-blade feathering propeller
  • (2) Polar Power 6kW generators integrated and fully automated with the yachts lithium-ion electrical system
  • Variable thrust Sidepower 24VDC PPC800 Bow thruster and SRVP 250 TC retractable stern thruster with S-Link controls at the helms
  • (2) ECH2O 24-volt DC watermakers, with a combined capacity to make 64 gallons per hour with autorun and self-maintaining cycles. Control panels located in the galley.
  • Marvair Marine SMD14ACR 4-Zone 24-volt DC reverse cycle air-conditioning system with custom digital controls – 56,000 BTU total. One great feature of this system is its capability to run solely off the lithium-ion battery system, completely independent of the generators or shore power for nearly 12 hours.
  • Splendide 2100 XC combination washer and dryer with overboard ventilation for fast, efficient drying
  • 24-volt Air compressor for water toys and other inflatables
  • Mamba solid linkage steering system
  • Dual Racor 75/500FGX Max Series main engine fuel filters with bypass for fuel polishing
  • Racor 500FG Turbine Series generator fuel filters
  • Engine and generator water contamination alarms
  • Engine and generator electric oil change pump
  • (2) Engine room blowers
  • Extensive inventory of spare parts, filters, and service items


Plumbing and Tankage

  • Fuel – 710 Gallon total capacity – (4 tanks)
  • Water – 360 Gallon total capacity – (4 tanks)
  • Holding – 66 Gallon total capacity with a 44 Gallon fiberglass tank servicing the forward heads and a second 22-gallon tank servicing the aft heads, each with Dometic SeaLand macerators, discharge controls, tank monitors, and Whale Gulper 320 waste pumps.
  • (4) Greywater Whale polypropylene tanks for galley appliances, sink, and heads, all with Whale Gulper 320 automatic pumps. The forward greywater tank is plumbed to both forward head sink, shower, and floor drains as well as the forward and salon air conditioning condensers. The mid-ship greywater tank is plumbed to the galley sink and dishwasher with a second grey water tank plumbed to the refrigerator and freezer drains. The aft greywater tank is plumbed to both aft head sink, shower, and floor drains as well as the master stateroom air conditioning condenser.
  • Fuel and water tanks are constructed of 316 stainless steel with baffles and vents. Tanks are located under the sole in the main salon and have quick access inspection ports for cleaning and maintenance.
  • Sensotex electronic fuel and water monitoring system with displays at the nav station.
  • Aquasana two-stage filtered drinking water
  • Pressurized hot/cold water with (2) ShurFlo Aqua King II freshwater pumps
  • 20 Gallon Isotherm 110VAC hot water heater, also plumbed to both the main engine and generator 1 heat exchanger for hot water while under either generator or main engine power.
  • Quick&Hot on-demand hot water system
  • Glendinning Hosemaster retractable washdown hose for the fresh and saltwater washdown with independent Jabsco FLO 5.0 pressure pumps
  • Rule 3700 primary & Jabsco Gusher 320 secondary bilge pump with Rule-A-Matic Plus automatic float switches and high-water alarms. Independent lazarette pump with alarm.
  • Hot/cold transom shower
  • (2) Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pumps
  • Groco sea strainers
  • (2) 20 lb. propane tanks and regulator with second-line plumbed to the deck BBQ grill


Electrical System

Aft of the navigator station is the custom electrical distribution panel. This backlit panel is extraordinarily well organized, meticulously labeled, and is as close to perfection as you’ll find. While many yacht manufacturers are moving toward “simplistic” panels, Hylas has chosen the path of keeping every system on its own dedicated breaker enabling straightforward management of each component. The wiring itself is tinned as opposed to more corrosive copper. The bonding system consists of two, 3 in. copper strips integrated into the hull and running the length of the yacht on either side which are then grounded to the vessels bronze thru-hull fittings.

  • Configured for 12/24-volt DC & 120/240-volt AC US electrical power
  • The transformer enables the yacht to accept a variety of voltages while the Outback chargers can be configured to accept either 60 Hz or 50 Hz power. This enables Innisfree to utilize virtually any shore power connection around the world.
    Two separate direct current battery banks, House Service Forward and House Service Aft, each with a 24-volt capacity of 700-amp hours
  • (2) 24-volt DC Polar Power 6kW generators, fully adjustable charge outputs up to 240 amps at 24-volts (equivalent to 480 amps at 12-volts)
  • Solar panels mounted to the hard-top with regulators and monitors at the navigation station
  • (3) Maxwell Technologies 500 Farad supercapacitors for the Yanmar and both Polar Power DC generators, each with a dedicated 24-volt DC/12-volt DC converter and digitally monitored heatsink, eliminating the need for starting batteries
  • 12-volt DC engine starting battery as backup
  • (4) Outback FXR Series 24-volt DC, 55-amp combination inverter/charters with Mate3 display for advanced monitoring and control of the Outback system
  • (4) Victron Energy Orion-TR isolated 20-amp 24-volt DC/12-volt DC converters
  • (2) Furrion F50-ATS 50-amp automatic transfer switch automatically senses the AC source and connects as necessary to the charging system
  • Integrated Battery Management system with Polar Power control panels at the navigation station as well as a PC interface
  • 50 Amp 240VAC shore power inlet and cable with Glendinning Cablemaster electric retracting spools
  • Television and phone inlets
  • (2) 3” Copper grounding strips running the length of both sides of the hull
  • Imtra Ventura high efficiency LED interior lights with PowerLED dimmer controls
  • Accent floor lighting and LED courtesy lights throughout
  • Deck lighting, mast uplights, spreader lights, courtesy lights on the deck, navigation and masthead tricolor lights
  • UL Ti Mate 80 blue underwater LED lights at the transom
  • 3-Speed 12VDC Bora fans in living quarters, main salon, galley, and heads
  • Additional 12VDC and 110VAC outlets throughout the yacht


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The Owner’s Perspective – The Advantages to Innisfree’s DC Electrical System As with the automobile and aviation industries, the boating industry is slowing adopting the unstoppable evolution of using Direct Current (DC) to power all these industries.  For this reason and a desire to lessen the footprint of Innisfree on our ever more fragile global environment, I made the decision to make Innisfree a predominately, and highly efficient DC powered electrical vessel.

The systems on Innisfree are quite straight forward 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 house battery banks.  This approach is significantly more efficient than the normal approach of generating AC and converting to DC.  Also, the vessel's electrical system is designed to be exclusively 24-volt DC with a very small amount of 12-volt to power systems that cannot be obtained in 24-volt.

This 24-volt to 12-volt conversion is simply carried out by using small and efficient down convertors.  The small amount of 120-volt systems, such as in the galley and laundry, are powered by Outback Converters which supplies 120-volt to the relevant appliances and 24-volt charging to the house banks when either 120-volt or 240-volt shore power is attached.  In addition, almost invisible from any part of the vessel, flexible solar panels are located on the hardtop to supply 24-volt charging to the house battery banks to a level that they can keep the batteries topped up when the vessel is resting for an extended period of time on a mooring or at anchor.

In conclusion, the above-described power system, combined with two Lithium Ion house battery banks (total storage 1,400 amp hours) makes Innisfree one of the most electrically efficient vessels in her class.


Additional Equipment

Safety Equipment

  • Winslow 8-man life raft located under the port helm seat
  • Ditch bag with 406 MHz EPIRB
  • Fireboy automatic fire suppression system in the engine compartment
  • Fireboy Xintex SA-2 marine fume detector and smoke detectors
  • Offshore first aid kit
  • Jon Buoy MOB recovery module
  • Sea anchor and floating line
  • Flare kit
  • Life vests, safety harnesses, and jack lines
  • Yanmar emergency engine stop switch


  • 2015 12 ft. AB Aluminum floor dinghy with center console helm with an extra seat port side of the helm
  • Tohatsu 20HP 4-stroke outboard with 20” shaft and power tilt and trim
  • Tan Sunbrella dinghy chaps and cover

Other Items

  • Full set of delivery covers for the cushions
  • Full-size canvas cover protects the yacht from step-to-stern (New 2018)
  • Sea Anchor and floating line

Exclusions include the owner's personal items and art collection



Innisfree Equipment and Specifications (pdf)


Manufacturers Hylas H70 Brochure (pdf)


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