Lay Diis a highly customized, exceptionally well equipped, 2009 Hylas 54 Raised Salon, and the newest Hylas 54 on the market.. She's an excellent example of what a quality contemporary performance blue water cruising sailing yacht should be, offering comfort, safety, speed and exceptional strength and finish. She was designed by German Frers for world cruising and built by Queen Long, one of the world's premier quality semi-custom builders. The hull is classic Flag Blue.
LAY DI's was built for a highly regarded architect who was intimately involved with the builder in pre production build specifications that included many custom design upgrades and additional builder options. Examples of extensive customization are a second guest head forward, raised panel woodwork with ebony inlays, bureaus in the master suite, headliners and dining tables. On deck there are 14 custom cleats, redesigned pedestal/console and the aft stanchions have been extended forward to the gates.
DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
Speed / Weight
Hull & Deck
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Guest SR/S: 3/0
- Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
54' 0" (16.46m)
46' 0" (14.02m)
16' 1" (4.90m)
7' 5" (2.26m)
73' 0" (22.25m)
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LAY DIoffers a spacious three stateroom interior arrangement with large aft master with en suite head and stall shower and two guest cabins forward each with ensuite head and direct access to the shower stall. The full beam VIP forward guest cabin can be set up for two and with a filler insert becomes a queen. This cabin has its own private entry door to the forward head. Aft to port is the second guest cabin with upper and lower berths. The 11' long passageway style galley and large navigation center leads forward to the spacious, bright, airy amidships raised main salon. The raised salon upgrade provides more natural light and better visibility from 4 side and 3 forward windows.
The exquisite satin finished varnished teak cabinetry includes custom inlays and many additional storage drawers and cabinets. The cabinetry is louvered style throughout. The cabin sole is solid teak with holly inlays with gloss varnish finish. There is substantial additional storage under the cabin sole panels with lockdown lifts. All interior cabins are climate controlled (heat and air conditioned) with reverse cycle units. All deck hatches have Ocean Air combination screen and shades.
Custom Interior Feautures
Custom dining table with birdseye rosewood and inlay- The table opens to accept a custom leaf thats stored in a dedicated felt lined storage locker
Electric TV lift to starboard in saloon for the flatscreen TV
Cabinets and entry doors feature custom top radius design
Doorways for passageway and cabin doors have raised panels
New (2013) main salon ultra leather upholstery including "L" shaped settee to port and straight settee to starboard.
All hatch fames are custom finished in white Awlgrip in lieu of varnish teak
European headliner with recessed edges and Andari/Ultra Suede/Alcantara fabric with moisture resistant foam
Ocean Air built-in shade/screens (Concealed model with ceiling matching color for owner's stateroom, forward cabin and port stateroom)
Ocean Air, surface mounted shade screens for main saloon hatches
Flush mounted main saloon windows framed with Andari/Ultra Suede
Cedar lined hanging lockers with lights when opened
Lee cloths for upper and lower bunks in guest cabin
Amidships is a large, bright, raised open salon with comfortable U shaped settee to port with straight built in settee to starboard and expandable dining table with burled top. Soft goods include new (2013) ultra leather salon cushions.
There are multiple storage compartments under and outboard of the port settee and two custom fold up chairs on the inboard side of the table. In addition there are four shelf lockers and a recessed bookshelves outboard, two port and two starboard. One locker has been converted to a liquor locker. Two deck hatches with Oceanair acreen blinds provide lots of light and fresh air and all fixed ports have custom blinds and valance for additional light on both sides. A TV lift allows the flat screen to be stored when not in use.
Additional Custom Salon Features
Port and starboard settees are the more comfortable squared off design.
Custom blinds for all raised salon windows
Custom built-in bench seats to starboard with locker below at the forward end
Dining table has wider trim around edges with burled table top
Liquor cabinet outboard of the starboard seat
Custom stainless handrails for companionway steps
Burled tops for both bench seats
Cabinets added forward and aft end of starboard seats
Padeyes for lee cloths
32" flat screen TV with pop up lift
TV 14" Toshiba
Sharp Universal VCR/DVD player
Alpine stereo and 6 disc CD changer
DVD/CD-IPOD player included
Radio 2 x BOSE loudspeakers in the saloon
The VIP forward cabin features a large V berth with adjustable seat filler that is raised to convert berth to a queen. Lockers and cabinets are louvered with an ebony inlay. Storage includes hanging lockers, drawers, custom shelf lockers and storage under the berth and seat.
The second guest cabin has upper and lower berths. The lower berth can be pulled out to form a double berth.
Drawers below lower double berth
Single upper locker outboard of upper berth
Additional cabinets outboard
The space between lower berth and inboard bulkhead was designed wide enough to accommodate stowing the folding main saloon bench seats.
Two guest heads with shower between, one with with access door directly from forward stateroom. The second guest head door opens to the passageway. (This is the only Hylas 54 with two guest heads). Both heads are customized with all white finish, including the floor grating and manual heads.
Only Hylas 54 with (2) two guest heads
Wahlee stone (similar to Corian) fiddles for both forward heads
Custom white Awlgrip finish for head cabinets
Custom Wahlee stone soles
Head soles have grates over the custom fiberglass floors with custom Wahlee stone finish
Custom stainless grab bars on side of each head
The spacious full beam aft master suite with centerline berth is accessed from the passageway galley. Customizing includes two additional drawer banks port and starboard, custom spring mattress in lieu of foam mattress, deeper port and starboard hanging lockers and vacuflush head.
Centerline king size berth (wider and longer than standard)
Starboard settee with access outboard of seat
Four drawers below king berth
Both port and starboard hanging lockers lockers have full width removable shelves
Double door locker at head of berth
Custom built in TV above forward locker
Aft master head with custom Wahlee/Corian Stone counters and sole
Vacuflush head with macerator and separate accumulator tank
Teak floor grate
Mirror on inside of head door
Linen closet outboard
Splendid 2100 vented washer/dryer mounted outboard of the stall shower
Custom stainless railing around counter
Impressive 11' passageway galley with custom Wahlee stone (similar to Corian) countertops. The galley aft of the salon to starboard, is very secure in a seaway, and provides exceptional storage. Storage includes many lockers and drawers above and under counters. Below the inboard counter there are multiple well insulated doors to access the main engine. There is an additional hinged front opening door and port side doors to access the machinery. The galley provides the new generation larger refrigeration and freezer boxes, each with top and front loading, total capacity 7.78 cu ft and 7.41 cu ft respectively.
Additional stainless stand up electric Frigiboat refrigerator
Freezer Boxes outboard have digital thermostat controls
Separate compressor units for each
Four cabinets forward of ice maker with single drawer at counter level
Cabinets aft of stove have split cabinet doors with two removable shelves
Force 10 propane stove with lift up cover
Microwave over stove.
U-Line ice maker
Broan trash compactor
Fold down front door below stove for pot and pan storage
Custom countertop "garage" for coffee maker with bamboo door
Inboard island sink counter with custom stainless twin sinks (large and medium)
Custom Wahlee stone fiddles along inboard counters and around "island" (lower maintenance than standard teak fiddles)
Custom Wahlee covers for sink
Roll away door with slide out tray for coffee maker
Drawer and fold down cabinet below sink counter
Split cabinet storage over engine room door
Aft pantry and built in cabinet are louvered cabinet design with tighter radius
Fresh water foot pump in galley
Additional 12V outlet added to galley area
Electronics, Navigation & Communication Equipment
Preferred L-shaped navigation station with outboard facing full size navigation table with storage under, swing out seat, drawer bank and inboard facing computer desk with additional drawers and storage shelves. All instruments and systems are integrated, well labeled inside and out and traced numerically.
Raymarine Autopilot with pedestal mounted control and remote at navigation table
12 volt DC and 110 volt AC 60 cycle electric systems. Impressive AC and DC breaker panels with volt, amp and condition monitor gauges. Many switches and breakers were relocated to ensure they could be easily seen and operated. US and European shore power connections to accommodate 220 volt 50 and 60 cycle AC power input. Split breaker instrument panel with fast pin for instant access to wiring harness breakers and connections.
Mastervolt 8KW genset (New Fall 2012)
1 AC main switchboard and an AC supplies control panel
1 DC main switchboard and 1 DC distribution panel
House bank upgraded in October 2011 to six Lifeline AGM batteries. Total house bank is 1300AH
Battery upgrade to Lifeline AGM Batteries including starting batteries, windlass and thruster (2014)
80 amp Mastervolt battery charger
Mastervolt 3000 watt Sine Wave inverter 24V DC/230 V AC 3.0kW with battery monitor system (shares cooling fan with transformer)
15 kva Isolation transformer (with cooling fan)
Standard shore connection is 125/250VAC 50A Marinco connection
European 50 amp AC shore power connection
110 AC outlets (12 dual outlets total)
Switches for thrusters and windlass
All winches and windlass on separate dedicated circuit breaker
The mechanical and electrical systems offer maximum redundancy and versatility for sailing in any part of the world, including the US, Caribbean and European waters. The systems also provide ease and flexibility in using and maintaining equipment including communication and entertainment at dockside or at anchor. The engine room can be accessed by multiple sets of double doors on each side and a wide swing out forward door.
4JH4-HTE 125 hp Turbo Yanmar.
Dual Racor filter manifold for engine with Y valve
Separate engine start and cut switch in engine room
Flexifold folding propeller with rope cutter
Total tankage is 550 gallons (fuel and water)
WEMA water/fuel/waste level monitoring system in each tank
Electric oil change pump with capability to change main engine, transmission and generator
Fireboy fire suppression in engine room w/controls at navigation station and cockpit
Fire retardant engine room sound insulation
Two independent alternators, one dedicated to house bank and one dedicated to engine start
Side Power SP155 KFG BOW THRUSTER
Spectra 400 WEATERMAKER (control at navigation table)
3 zone reverse cycle Cruise Air 3 units 48,000 BTU AIR CONDITIONING/ HEATING
Mamba mechanical drive system in lieu of standard chain and cable
Whitlock autopilot motor for Mamba steering
Autopilot mounted in engine room
Two electric bilge pumps with automatic float switches
Two independent holding tanks, one dedicated to each head (27 gal each)
All through hull fittings are bronze with seacocks or valves and bonded interior
Spare 3 blade propeller in starboard aft locker
Spare generator and main engine parts (aft cabin under sole)
Hull & Deck
Solid fiberglass hull construction Twaron (a carbon aramid fiber) reinforced hand laid with no core and using vinylester resins and Isophthalic gel coat. Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin with independent overboard drainage. Watertight stern sections across aft lazarettes and stern locker. Molded fiberglass sandwich deck construction. At the bow are double anchors, an electric windlass, a very large sail locker and anchor chain locker.
The spacious cockpit contains U shaped seating with very comfortable seat and backrest cushions and a solid teak varnished table with two fold down leaves and teak drink holder. Impressive custom pedestal/console designed by the first owner, includes custom switch panel that allows for monitoring engine navigation instruments and on deck equipment and lights.
WVC2200 Maxwell Nilsson electrical windlass with chain feed and stainless steel plate for chain protection, with bow controls and remote cockpit windlass controls. New motor (2012)
Solid stainless stem head fitting with double bow roller for 2 anchors
Divided anchor locker with separate locker for fenders and dock lines
Rocna 40 kg primary anchor with 250' chain
Delta secondary anchor with chain and rode
Fortress 47 (3rd anchor) (in starboard aft deck locker)
Extended stern rail to midship gates
Large aft stern lazarettes, port and starboard with dual Bailey latches for watertight seal
Teak swim platform with stern garage with dedicated Rule Auto bilge pump with manual override in cockpit
Dorade boxes with solid stainless cowl vents, (4 total) One pair forward and one pair aft
Handrails on foredeck coach roof and aft coach roof
Solid teak varnished cockpit table with teak drink holders
Fold down stainless stern ladder
Freshwater hot and cold shower on stern platform
Pushpit teak fitting for outboard engine
6 gallon jerry container for outboard fuel with oil premixed located in transom garage
Teak side decks and top of the trunk cabin
Varnished teak caprail with rounded edges and stainless chocks
Custom Cooney SY 1010 12" cleats, 14 total in lieu of standard cleats including two additional cleats for aft corners
Teak rub rail with solid stainless striker plate
Teak cockpit coaming, varnished
S250 Simpson Lawrence TALL electric dinghy davits
Custom pedestal design built by Lewmar to accommodate 12" Chart plotter-Wind-Speed-Depth and autopilot control
Custom Jefa carbon wheel in lieu of standard stainless wheel
Teak grating removable in cockpit floor made in two pieces for easy lifting
Stainless radar SATCOM GPS stern pole 7 1/2'. Pole has outboard swing out lift.
Two Glendenning 50A Cable Masters with 75' cables for each (Automatically deploys and receives AC shore cords)
Extra aft opening ports installed in owner's stateroom
Two pairs of amidships cleats and two pairs of amidships chocks
Additional 12V outlet added to pedestal in addition to 12V outlet at forward end of cockpit
12V wire run aft to radar pole for lightCooney SY 1010 12" Cleats, 14 total, in lieu of standard cleats including two additional cleats for aft corners
Bose Environmental Speakers for cockpit
Varnished teak seats: Fixed semi-circular on stern pushpit
Bow pulpit teak seat varnished
Caribe hard bottom inflatable dinghy
Mercury 15 hp 2 stroke outboard
Salt water washdown pump for anchor washdown
Very large step down foredeck sail locker with deck hatch access. 5' deep and over 4' long
Mast & Rigging
LAY DI is a cutter rigged sloop with Selden triple spreader annodized aluminum stoway mast. The modern cutter sail plan provides a wide range of selections to fit all sailing conditions. Ease of operation is provided by electric main genoa and staysail furling Thoughtful leads of sheets and halyards hydraulic mainsail, staysail and headsail furling.
Selden Annodized aluminum mast (Inmast furling model) with triple spreaders
All winches Lewmar, including Lewmar electric primary winches,
Lewmar 200 Commander Series hydraulic system designed with three functions added including main furler, Genoa
Selden HYDRAULIC mainsail furling
Selden HYDRAULIC for Genoa furling
Selden HYDRAULIC furling staysail furling
Lopolight LED tricolor and anchor light
Insulated backstay for SSB
Winches are all chrome self tailing with electric primaries, secondaries and mast sheet
Mainsail - Hydranet 383 Stoway with 4 full vertical battens
Staysail 56% - roller furling 9.62 Dacron with UV cover and bag
Genoa 135% - roller furling Hydranet 343, with UV cover, luff flattener, overhead leech line and bag
APC spinnaker - 1.5 oz. nylon, with ATN sleeve, X 3/8 specially designed portraying a flying Canadian Goose the width of the spi.
Canvas & Soft Goods
All deck canvas provided by Andy's Canvas, one of the most experienced companies offering high quality workmanship. Includes new cockpit cushions and larger diameter stainless tubing for companionway and bimini bows
Companionway dodger with zipper window
Sunbrella Bimini with connector to dodger
Cockpit enclosure (zip on glass and screens)
Movable sun shade
Two sets of fitted bed covers
Matching throw pillows
Winslow Ocean Rescue 6 person life raft
Wichard Folding Pad eyes, four total, in cockpit
Life raft cradle built into stern. Cradle fits Winslow 8 man SLO liferaft
Fireboy engine room extinguisher
Emergency tiller (in port aft deck locker)
An Operations Manual, all equipment and instrumentation original documentation is available. All wiring and plumbing diagrams are up to date and available.
Matching valance and Roman blinds (Hunter Douglas)
Custom removable magnetic teak window privacy panels
Designer bed sheets covers and duvet covers
Items in storage: Extra port guest cabin berth cushion (added when lower berth pulled out to form double)
Mastervolt AKW genset (New Fall 2012)
Seller's personal items
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.