2003 | Hylas | Annapolis, US MD |$499,000

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'Wings' is fully found and ready to go Hylas 54 Raised Salon. This Hylas 54 was outfitted for extended duration travel and has completed several such journeys including Atlantic crossings and trips to Bermuda, the Bahamas and Caribbean. The sellers of Wings are accomplished sailors and have taken part in ARC and Caribbean 1500 rallies. Their children, having grown up sailing aboard Wings, are now both accomplished professionals in the marine industry.

'Wings' maybe a 2003 built Hylas but it would be hard to tell that by inspecting 'under the hood'. The equipment aboard has been regularly updated to modern standards, current certifications on safety equipment, and maintained in excellent cosmetic condition.

The Hylas 54 is one of the most successful yachts produced with 60 hulls manufactured from the late 1990's through late 2000's. The brainchild of German Frers she combines offshore comfort with leading edge thinking from offshore racing designs. A plumb bow, long waterline, and wide beam carried aft deliver power and speed in a seaway while her state of the art Twaron aramid fiber construction offers bullet proof strength.

Features that make her a great blue water performer have an equally positive impact on living space. There is ample volume for such amenities as a luxurious owners stateroom, excessive storage and tankage located below the cabin sole, as well as excellent light and ventilation. Her well appointed interior is beautifully finished throughout in hand chosen teak.

Of all the worlds cruising yachts Hylas has the best resale value, quality, performance, and styling. For more than 30 years the same family at Queen Long Marine have produced Hylas Yachts with ever increasing quality and innovation that has been unmatched by any other yacht builder. Come see why these vessels have been sought after and will remain at the top of their league for decades to come.
Highlights Include:
  • B&G electronics including touchscreen displays and instrumentation
  • 24V Bow Thruster instead of usual 12V
  • Equipped with the larger engine option, Yanmar 4JH3-DTE 125 HP Turbo
  • Upgraded fuel management system for the main engine with electronic filter switching and alarms
  • Upgraded Northern Lights generator that replaced the original Fischer Panda
  • Worldwide capable power input thanks to electrical distribution system upgrade
  • Solar panels on custom frame over bimini with room for additional panels
  • Watermaker
  • RIB dinghy with Yamaha 15HP 2 stroke, dinghy trailer included

Details & Dimensions

Builder: Hylas
Category: Sail
Model: 54 Raised Salon
Model Year: 2003
Boat Name: Wings
Location: Annapolis, US MD
Asking Price: 499000.00 USD
Hull Material: Fiberglass
LOA: 54.08 ft
Beam: 15.75 ft
Draft: 7.5 ft
Fuel Capacity: 314|gallon
Holding Tank Capacity: --
Manufacturer: Yanmar
Model: 4JH3-DTE
Engine Count: 1
Fuel Type: diesel
The Hylas 54 was available in either the deck salon or raised salon layout. Wings is fitted with the raised salon. This feature includes larger windows, increased tankage under the salon sole, and more bilge space for pumps and electrical equipment.
The layout is three cabins and two heads, with the full nav station option (no pass-thru to aft head) and passageway galley on starboard that leads to the aft cabin. The interior is finished in teak veneer with a semi-gloss finish, cabinetry is louvered. The cabin sole is traditional Hylas teak and holly with a gloss finish. The headliner is finished in textured foam backed vinyl with teak batten trim that provides an easy to clean surface and increased sound deadening.
  • Dimming overhead lighting option.
  • LED rope accent light option under salon dinette and galley countertop.

Forward Cabin The forward cabin is setup with the optional island queen berth that provides extra movement around the cabin vs the traditional V-berth. Thanks to this arrangement there is more easy to access storage instead of having to remove the bedding. Beneath the berth itself are a few storage compartments/drawers and further forward mechanical access to the air conditioner, bow thruster, and water maker, as well as having space for miscellaneous spare parts.
  • Port and starboard hanging lockers, convertible to shelving.
  • Various storage compartments beside the bed, above, and shelving.
  • Two 12V Hella fans.
  • Overhead hatch with teak trimmed screen (hatch acrylic being replaced due to age crazing)
  • Two reading lamps
  • Two AC outlets, one DC outlet
  • Built in lee cloth attachment points on overhead
  • Touchscreen air conditioning control.
Portside Cabin
Just aft of the forward cabin is the portside guest cabin with single berth. Many cruisers utilize this area as a large storage area. There is a hanging locker, multiple drawers, and a large storage compartment underneath the bed.
  • Air conditioning from front cabin.
  • Two reading lamps
  • 12V Hella fan
  • AC outlet
  • Dorade vent
  • Opening deck hatch and two port lights for ventilation
Forward HeadThe forward head is opposite the portside cabin, has entry from the passageway and a private door from the forward cabin. There is a large, stand up shower stall with teak flip down seat. Ample storage is provided behind the mirrors above the vanity.
  • Vacuflush head
  • AC outlet
  • Dorade vent
  • Opening deck hatch and two port lights for ventilation
The center of the action is the salon. It is on a raised level a few inches above the forward and aft cabin soles. To port is the dinette with a wrap around settee plus sliding seat that hides under the table when not in use. The dinette table can be lowered and additional cushions added to turn the dinette into a double berth. Beneath the dinette seating is storage and mechanical access. There is additional storage behind the settee and above in cabinets and shelving.
To starboard is the optional twin captains chairs, that recline, swivel, and have pop out foot rests. In between them is small table with built in storage. Behind the chairs are two large storage compartments in additional to the storage cabinets and shelving above.
  • Pre-wired for 12V fan
  • Picture with lighting
  • AC and DC outlets
Nav Station
Just behind the salon to the port of the companionway is the nav station. It is setup to allow for complete systems monitoring of the fuel, water, electrical, and navigation systems. There is an adjustable chair with drop down arm rests. Incorporated is a desk area next to the nav station table with space for a laptop to hideaway under the desk.
Galley Behind the salon on the starboard side is the galley, which doubles as the passageway to the aft cabin. This provides a generous amount of counter top space to prepare meals or work on mechanic equipment.
  • Hidden trash can and cutting board
  • Various storage cabinets and drawers, pantry.
  • Force10 LPG stove and oven
  • Convection microwave oven
  • Dual top and side loading refrigerator/freezers with lighting
  • Third refrigerator for beverages
Aft Cabin
The aft cabin is a private area for the owners to relax in comfort and includes an ensuite head with shower stall.
  • Two opening ports and a large overhead hatch.
  • Two dorade vents.
  • AC and DC outlets.
  • 12V Hella fans

Aft Head
  • Ample storage behind mirrors
  • Vacuflush head
  • Washing machine behind shower stall
  • AC outlet
Auxilary Propulsion Wings was fitted with the optional higher powered engine, a Yanmar 4JH3-DTE producing 125 HP at  RPM. This is a traditional, and preferred for offshore cruising, shaft driven unit spinning a three blade MaxProp. The MaxProp allows for stunning performance in all RPM ranges, no propeller 'walk' while reversing, and extra speed while sailing thanks to it's little amount of drag.
  • Optional fire suppression system installed with engine shutdown system.
  • Engine space blower.

Water Maker The water maker is located under the berth in the forward cabin and is a Blue Water Desalination Express EXS 800, which produces 33 gallons per hour/800 gallons per day. There is a remote control panel for operation located at the nav station. Multiple filters are included to provide the best tasting water. A custom valve system is fitted to enable purified water to be sent to any of the three freshwater tanks aboard. Note that this is a 220V unit so it draws less amperage than it's 110V equivalent and can operate dock side in international waters or under generator power.
  • 1/2 HP feed pump at thru-hull, 3 HP pressure pump at membrane

Fuel and water tankage is built from 304 stainless steel by the best craftsmen in Taiwan utilizing proper welding techniques. All stainless tanks are pressure tested to 3 PSI before installation. The two black water tanks are GRP. Fuel #1 - 94 Gallons Fuel #2 - 94 Gallons Fuel #3 - 38 Gallons Fuel #4 - 38 Gallons Fuel #5 - 50 Gallons Water #1 - 48 Gallons Water #2 - 91 Gallons Water #3 - 91 Gallons Black Water #1 -27 Gallons Black Water #2 - 27 Gallons
Freshwater System The freshwater system consists of a tank selection manifold to allow for drawing independently from each of the three water tanks and two freshwater pumps. There is a primary pump, and an independent backup pump, this is so that if one pump fails there is always a way to get water out of the tanks. 
  • Hot water provided by 15 gallon 240V water heater with connection to the engine coolant loop
  • Hot/cold taps in galley, forward head, aft head, and transom shower
  • Extra large pressure tank provides for constant pressure at the taps and showers, and cuts down on pump cycling
  • Gray water tank with overboard pump plus spare pump, pumps upgraded from original.
  • Shower sump pumps, pumps upgraded from original.
  • Independent valves for faucets to allow system to be isolated in the event of a leak.
Fuel System
  • Manifold system to allow for tank switching of feeds and returns
  • Electric fuel pump for transfer and/or polishing through filters
  • Keenan Filters Premium Dual Filter Fuel Management System that replaced the original Racor system. This system in integrated with electric fuel filter switching, alarms, and fuel polishing that can be accomplished without the engine running. An integrated fuel pump allows for pressurized fuel to be sent to the offline filter for servicing and cleaning, this also allows for bleeding and can supply emergency fuel pressure to the engine if needed. A remote control panel is installed just inside the engine hatch for on the fly filter switching and power control.

Black Water System Black water system consists of two heads, each independently operated with VacuFlush systems and separate holding tanks. The forward holding tank maybe evacuated via gravity, while the aft holding tank features a 12V pump for overboard dump.
Bow Thruster The bow thruster is an upgraded unit above standard. This is a 24V Sidepower SP 155 TC putting out 8 kW/ 10.7 Hp. It is fitted with two counter rotating four-bladed propellers and is mechanically built. This provides for increased reliability and a powerful unit. The thruster is powered independently from the house battery bank thanks to a pair of 12V Meridian AGM 181 Ah batteries with it's own Mastervolt 24V 30A battery charger. The thruster master breaker is remotely controlled from the nav station as well as having a manual backup at the breaker itself.
Air Conditioning Wings is fitted with a three zone, split compressor/fan unit system. Zone 1 forward, Zone 2 in the salon, and Zone 3 aft. The units are 230V powered and operate on 50 or 60 Hz cycles to allow for worldwide usage. Each unit has a 16,000 BTU rating making for a total of 48,000 BTU's. They cool as well as produce heat via reverse cycle, they utilize R22 refrigerant. The control heads have been updated to the latest touch screen interfaces.
  • Industrial grade sea water pump and manifold shutoff system for each unit, cuts down on maintenance and replacement

Refrigeration The original sea-water cooled Grunert system has been removed and replaced by a modern 12V air cooled Frigoboat system. This allows for full time usage while underway with low power draw. The two top/front loading units each have their own compressor.
There is also a third refrigerator that is 12V/110-240V that replaced the original ice maker. The ice maker plumbing is still in place should you desire to use that functionality in the future.
  • Refrigerator drain pump, upgraded from original.
  • Splendide 2000 automatic washing machine, vented, located behind aft head shower
One of the most critical parts of any yacht is it's electrical system. Regular maintenance is key, however the updates that Wings has been provided with go well beyond that scope. You will find modern charging systems, upgraded distribution including wiring and remote breakers. The monitoring systems were upgraded as well to allow for immeadiate voltage checking of all battery banks aboard plus the solar panel output. 
You will find no better equipped electrical system aboard any Hylas 54, regardless of age.
  • US and International shore power connection input with custom AC selector to allow seamless power connection anywhere in the world
  • Magnum Energy Magnasine pure sine wave inverter/charger model MS2812 allowing for US 120V/60Hz appliances to operate off the dock or while plugged into an international power source. Note that the outlets, galley, microwave, and an outlet in the aft cabin operate through the inverter.
  • Magnum Energy Chargemaster 12V/100A worldwide charger for the house and engine batteries
  • Solar panels mounted on custom frame over bimini, controlled by Blue Sky Solarboost 3024i
  • 270A high output alternator to charge house bank
  • alternator to charge engine battery
  • Generator is powered by it's own independent system consisting of a remote battery switch with control at the nav station, 12V group 24 lead acid battery
The generator is a Northern Lights 9 kW 60 Hz unit which operates at 1800 RPM. The genset is enclosed within a sound shield. The low running RPM and enclosure allow for quiet running operation. Deck
Anchoring and Ground Tackle
  • Delta anchor with 350' of chain
  • CQR anchor with 25' chain and 300' rode
  • Maxwell 3500 windlass with capstan and foot controls
  • Maxwell remote windlass control with chain counter mounted at companionway
  • Sea-water wash down with independent 12V pump
CanvasAll deck canvas is recent and in excellent or new condition.
  • Dodger and bimini with complete enclosure plus three side sunscreens. Storage cover for dodger.
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Winch covers
  • Transom pulpit teak seat covers
  • Teak grab rail covers
The tender is a 2007 Novurania 11' 6-person fiberglass rigid inflatable accompanied by a Yamaha 15HP 2-stroke outboard. Also included is a single axle road trailer (not titled or tagged) with the tender and a movable stand for the outboard. An outboard lock and lifting sling are included too. The tender comes with a fitted cover.
The tender is carried on the boat by a custom installed stern arch that also doubles as a mounting point for various electronics.
  • Viking 6 person liferaft in transom cradle built into stern pulpit. Current certification expires July 2022
  • Head duty plexiglass crash boards for forward facing salon windows
  • Stainless steel opening port lights with bug screens (in excellent condition).
Sails and Rigging
Wings is properly equipped for virtually any wind range to allow for comfort at sea and ease of use. The mast is fitted with the optional fold away-steps to the top.
  • 2014 - UK Sails Mainsail - Preferred in-mast furling with electric motor.
  • Genoa - Furlex 400S furler
  • 2014 - UK Sails Staysail - Furlex 400S furler
  • North Sails Spinnaker - Runner with dousing sleeve.
  • Lewmar 66 Primary Winches Qty 2 - Electric
  • Lewmar 54 Seconadary Winches Qty 2 - Electric
  • Lewmar 48 Mainsheet Winch - Electric
  • Lewmar 48 Cabin Top Winch - Manual
  • Lewmar 48 Mast Halyard Winches - Manual
  • Winch handles

Along with the other upgrades afforded to Wings the electronics were as well upgraded. This is a modern and fully networked system, bringing with it all the advantages of todays technology.
Navigation 2016 complete electronics upgrade with the best available for a sailing yacht by B&G
  • Helm
  • B&G Zeus 9 MFD
  • B&G Triton Display
  • B&G Triton Autopilot Keypad
  • Interphase TwinScope forward looking sonar
  • Qty 3 B&G Triton Displays above companionway
  • Nav Station
  • B&G Zeus 12 MFD
  • Misc
  • Airmar DST800 Smart Triducer providing depth, speed, and water temperature
  • B&G 508 Wind Sensor
  • B&G AC42 Autopilot Computer
  • B&G RC42 Rate Compass
  • B&G GS25 GPS Antenna & Compass
  • B&G Broadband Radar
  • SAILOR FleetBroadband by Cobham providing internet and voice communications globally
  • ICOM M710 Single Side Band paired with PACTOR PTC-IIpro modem
  • ICOM IC-M506 VHF paired with helm mounted remote mic
  • B&G NAIS-400 AIS TX/RX paired with NSPL-400 splitter to allow for single VHF/AIS antenna usage
  • Full boat WiFi with signal booster to grab public wifi while moored
  • KVH M7 HDTV satellite antenna with open water tracking
  • Fusion AV700 stereo with remote iPod dock, speakers in salon, cockpit, and aft cabin with independent zones
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Additional Units Included
  • EZ Loader
  • 2007 Novurania

David Walters Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by David Walters Yachts.