The Hylas 44' is a high quality cruising yacht with lovely lines drawn with a graceful sheer by renowned German Frers, providing exceptional performance with the ability to take you anywhere in the World. Her fine fit and finish is a result of the exceptional quality of the Queen Long yard, where the Hylas is built, and features a low center cockpit, wide side decks, a comfortable interior and excellent sailing performance. Her solid teak interior features highly detailed louvered locker fronts and dovetailed drawers, beautiful workmanship by her builder. Two spacious staterooms, a large salon with drop leaf table and a walk through galley provide exceptional interior living space - far larger than most of her contemporaries.The Hylas 44 can easily do the Intracoastal Waterway with its 63'5" mast clearance off the water.
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Builder: Queen Long Marine Ltd
Designer: German Frers
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 44 ft 2 in
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
LWL: 34 ft 10 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 22320 lbs
Ballast: 11020 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 5 in
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1994
Engine Model: 4JH2TE Turbo
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 62 HP
Accommodations Entry is into the main salon featuring a U-shaped settee that comfortably seats six around a drop leaf table. Across to starboard is a fore and aft settee designed to convert to a large double berth. Teak lockers and cabinets surround this area. Storage is located behind the sea backs on both sides of the salon. A liquor cabinet with storage below is to starboard and forward of the settee. The head is accessible to port from the salon area. Two opening hatches and large fixed windows make the salon bright and airy. Forward to starboard is a straight settee and to port is a U-shaped settee with folding dining table. Storage is outboard above the settees, and the settee converts into a double berth. Headroom is 6'4".
Aft to port is a navigation station with chart table, seat and storage.
Aft to starboard is a long walk-through galley. The galley is equipped with 3-burner Mariner propane stove with oven, microwave, Seafrost refrigeration and freezer, and double stainless steel galley sinks.
The master stateroom is aft and is accessed to starboard via the galley. There is a centerline queen berth with hanging locker and storage. There is a private aft head to port, and its separate shower stall can also be accessed from the navigation station area.
Forward is the guest stateroom with double berth, hanging locker and storage. There is a head with shower forward.
(3) 4D AGM Batteries, 600 total amp hours
Proline 2000 Inverter
Amptech S125SE alternator
Dockside electrical cable, 30 amp, 50' adaptor 50
(4) 120 watt Astropower solar panels
Electronics & Navigation
Autohelm 6000 autopilot
B&G depth sounder
Garmin 740s GPS
Raytheon R10 Rasterscan at lower helm, 16 mile
Icom M502 VHF radio
Raytheon 220 VHF radio
Icom M710 SSB radio
Wind speed indicator
Sony DVD player with surround sound
6 Sony speakers, salon
Engine Details & Mechanical
1994 Yanmar 62 hp Turbo Diesel
Cockpit engine controls
(3) Aluminum fuel tanks, 90 gallons
(3) Handheld fire extinguishers
Eastern Air 16,000 BTU air conditioning
(4) 12 volt Cabin fans
(1) each Electric & manual heads
Macerator with y-valve
(2) Holding tanks
Engine-driven hot water heat exchanger
Pressure water system
Edson manual wheel steering
Sails & Rigging
Aluminum keel-stepped sloop rig
Stainless steel wire standing rigging
Leisure Furl mainsail roller furling
Furlex jib furling
Hydraulic backstay adjuster
Manual boom vang
Aluminum spinnaker pole
9 Winches: Barient 24s, 32s, Andersen 24s, Harken Electric Main
Sail Area = 864 sq.ft.
Hathaway Reiser mainsail
Hathaway Reiser 130% #1 Genoa
Neil Pryde spinnaker
UK storm jib
Deck & Hull
45 lb. CQR anchor
45 lb. Danforth anchor
300' Anchor BBB line/chain
Maxwell bow roller
Side stanchions with double lifelines, port & starboard gates
Bow & stern pulpit and rails
Fresh water deck shower
Companionway & 5 opening hatches
14 Opening ports
3 cockpit cushions
Folding cockpit table
2006 Magma BBQ
Custom clear-sided full cockpit dodger-bimini enclosure
USCG approved safety package for 4 persons
4 Life jackets
Whistle & horn
2 Boat hooks
MOM man overboard system
Caribe RIB Inflatable w/15hp Yamaha outboard
Docking, navigation & spreader lights
Construction & Finish The hull is crafted of hand laminated fiberglass with sandwich core construction. Fin Keel and skeg mounted rudder. The hull and deck are white.
Comments The Hylas 44 has proven to be one of the best all round cruisers in the mid-40's size range. It is a fast, seaworthy sailor.
The lines drawn by renowned German Frers are lovely with a graceful sheer. The 44s are very strong and rugged, and have logged hundreds of thousands of miles of offshore cruising.
The comfortable two stateroom, two head interior, and large galley and salon result in an efficient offshore layout as well as a superb live-aboard and coastal cruiser. The Hylas 44 can do the Intracoastal Waterway with its 63'5" mast clearance off the water.
This 44 is fantastically equipped with nearly every extra and option that cruisers and offshore cruisers dream of.