Hylas 47 Review
The Hylas 47 was the precursor to the ever popular Hylas 49 and successor to Stevens 47, well known for their comfortable sea handling capabilities. These are great, all-around racer/cruisers with a PHRF of 110, moderate draft, "intracoastal friendly" rigs and a significant measure of comfort for as many as six.
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Queen Long Marine, the Hylas 47 is the perfect yacht for the planned world cruise. Comfortable and sea-kindly, special features include exceptional sailing performance combined with a wonderful feel and ease of handling in a variety of sea-states. Making 200 nautical miles in a day is an easy day for the Hylas 47, the motion at sea is pleasant and comfortable. The cockpit is logically configured with the sheets, winches, and controls right where you'd want them to be - natural really. It is no wonder why Hylas choose to evolve the original design of the Stephens 47 and further incorporated its key characteristics into the Hylas 49 some years later. The design is stiff and well balanced, key characteristics of a swift boat.
Accommodations include dual passageways, three well-appointed staterooms, two heads with showers, a large sea-going galley, and main saloon beautifully finished in teak to the highest yacht standards. The main saloon offers great headroom, numerous opening ports, a centerline drop-leaf, teak table and settees to each side. The nav station is aft to starboard, with the galley opposite to port. One of the cleverer aspects of this interior arrangement is the dual access to the aft cabin. Aft of the nav station is the "walk-through" head. On the port side, the galley counter extends to the aft cabin doorway. The aft cabin is gracious, well lit, with good ventilation and features a centerline berth with storage to either side. Headroom is good. Space utilization is very clever as one would expect from Sparkman & Stephens. Overall fit and finish is excellent with satin varnished teak bulkheads, solid teak handholds, and teak and holly soles. While older boats, Hylas 47's tend to be well kept and an excellent value.
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