A Look at the Hylas 49


Hylas 49 Albertina Sold by David Walters Yachts


Hylas 49 Albertina Sold by David Walters Yachts

By Josh McLean

August 18, 2018

Hylas 49 Review

Few yachts in the high-quality semi-custom performance cruising class can compare to the Hylas 49 design for those looking for the ultimate in comfort, safety, and ease of handling for cruising and live aboard. When you combine the talents and experience of the world-renowned Sparkman & Stephens design firm with the established quality Hylas building team, special yachts are possible. The Hylas 49 is one of the best examples of proven and highly regarded yachts in their class, and ready to cruise anywhere in the world. Known for superb sailing characteristics and comfortable living arrangements, the Hylas 49 is also constructed for bluewater passagemaking.

Fast, strong, sea-kindly hull design. Solid FRP fiberglass construction with 8 longitudinal stringers to A.B.S. standards. The deck is bonded to the hull with 5200 epoxy and thru bolted every 5". The modified fin keel is solid lead with 35 mm stainless steel keel bolts with transverse mounted 8 mm backing plates and is fully encapsulated. The full skeg protected rudder provide excellent directional stability. The bottom of the rudder skeg is higher than the low point of the keel in cases of accidental grounding. Most feature Selden In-Mast Electric furling main with an aluminum anodized mast with double spreaders and 1x19 Hasselford wire standing rigging with Staylock mechanical fittings, discontinuous rigging design, including forward and aft lowers, for optimal strength.

The spacious three stateroom accommodation plan includes a large private aft master stateroom with ensuite head, two comfortable guest cabins forward with second head, large salon and galley, and a proper navigation center. The Hylas 49 design boasts one of the best galley designs of any similarly sized boat.  The galley is over 8 feet in length and, given its location in the walkthrough, it naturally provides security in rough seas.  There are ample cabinets, lockers, drawers, a full-length pantry, and a slide-out trash bin.

The exquisite varnished teak interior woodwork has many attractive joinery details. Most have a teak and holly cabin sole with late models featuring a lighter option of bamboo with contrasting inlay. The soles are laid on sub-flooring are Epoxy urethane coated with 7 layers of varnish, Epoxy sealed endgrains and feature positive locking pieces for offshore passagemaking.

Few yachts in the high-quality semi-custom performance cruising class can compare to the Hylas 49 design for those looking for the ultimate in comfort, safety and ease of handling for cruising and live aboard. The Hylas 49 is one of the most desired boats in their class. The most well kept of the brokerage Hylas 49’s sell in a very short period and tend to maintain their value better than most. For buyers considering a Hylas 49 time is of the essence when preparing to make an offer as these boats spend little time on the brokerage market – and for a very good reason.


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Having sold over 150 of these world-class yachts and with our partnership with Hylas as their 'Preferred Brokerage,' we are proud to offer our clients personalized service in both the purchase and sale of their Hylas Yachts. Let our team of professional brokers help you in your search. We offer boutique style service based on over 250 years of combined experience, industry-leading knowledge with over 1,800 boats sold, and foremost integrity. Our personalized buyer agent services are tailored to your unique requirements and vision. Our listing agent services help Hylas owners sell their boats for top-value in the shortest period of time possible.  We are your Hylas Yacht experts and look forward to helping you with the purchase or sale of your Hylas!

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