Hylas 44 Review
The Hylas 44 is fast and exceptionally well behaved under sail, as well as stable and comfortable at anchor. A German Frers design, the Hylas 44 offers shallow draft and excellent sailing performance.
Designed by German Frers, the hull of the Hylass 44 boasts a wonderful sheer line with a low profile unique among center cockpit boats. A true eye-pleasing design well suited for the traditionalist looking for the comfort and safety afforded by a center cockpit. The side decks are wide, providing for easy unrestricted access to the foredeck and coach roof while underway. Most are found with an aluminum toe rail and tall stainless-steel stanchions with double lifelines. Handrails along the coach roof and boarding gates to port and starboard add further convenience.
The hull is constructed of solid fiberglass (GRP) with an external lead keel bolted to a very deep keel stub and featured a skeg hung rudder for extra grounding protection. Decks are fiberglass with an endgrain balsa core. Deck material included both the option for contrasting non-skid and teak overlay. Many with original teak decks have since been redone with non-skid. The hull and deck joint is fastened with an inward turning flange and through bolted at the toe rail on 6-inch centers with a flexible sealant. Interior furniture and bulkheads have been bonded to the hull to ensure a strong and stiff structure well noted in the vessels sailing characteristics.
The cabin is finished in elegant teak with a teak & holly sole throughout. To forward is a private stateroom with oversized pullman berth and comfortable sitting area. There is extra storage with drawers, hanging locker and outboard shelving. Next aft is the forward head. The passageway continues aft to the main salon which features a large u-shaped convertible dining settee to port with a folding table on center. Aft to port is the nav station with electronics and electrical panel. Across to starboard is the straight-line galley running aft that includes a stainless-steel sink, refrigeration/freezer compartment, storage spaces, massive countertop space, and a propane stove with oven. Amidships is the engine & systems access that can be opened from both port & starboard hatches. The starboard passageway continues aft to the large master stateroom with sitting area, drawer, locker & shelf storage and a private enclosed head with shower. There are numerous opening hatches & portlights throughout the vessel providing illumination and ventilation for the entire cabin.
The Hylas 44 is a fantastic option for the budget minded cruiser. The majority of these boats have weathered the years well. Much of the original systems have since been improved and these vessels generally come well equipped and ready to cruise. Well built and exceptionally capable, the Hylas 44 is a very choice option for the discerning sailor.
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