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Hylas 46

Brief details

Builder

Hylas Yachts, London/Queen Long Yard, Taiwan

The Hylas 46 is one of a series of high quality fast cruising yachts built in Taiwan for the London-based Hylas Yachts. Designed by German Frers (designer of Swans, Hallberg-Rassy's etc.), she is conceived as a fairly luxurious long-distance passage-maker for a small crew, and is set up for short-handed sailing with electric winches. The Hylas design includes two watertight collision bulkheads, and the build quality and interior finish are equally impressive.

LOA

46' 3"

Sail area

1,170 sq ft with 135% genoa

LWL

39' 5"

Rig

sloop

Beam

13' 9"

Cabins

Forecabin, saloon and aft cabin

Draught

6' 10"

Berths

4/7

Displacement

29,980 lbs

Engine

Yanmar turbodiesel

Ballast

12,590 lbs

BHP

75

Keel type

Deep lead fin keel with half-skeg-hung rudder

Designed by German Frers, the Hylas 46 is built in small numbers by Hylas Yachts at the Queen Long Yard in Taiwan, from around 1996 onwards.

The hull is in solid uncored GRP, with vinylester resins, isopthalic gelcoats, and was epoxy coated below the waterline from new. Decks are partly cored, but solid GRP in stress areas. There is a watertight collision bulkhead forward, with independent overboard drainage, and another watertight stern section across the aft lazarettes and stern locker. The keel is lead, with two draught options, this yacht having the 6' 6" deep keel. The rudder is on a half skeg for strength, whilst retaining performance.

Interior joinery is in teak, to an exceptionally high standard of finish, with two double sleeping cabins. The forward cabin has a 'Pullman' style double berth, and the aft cabin a large 'island' berth. Three more berths are available if required in the saloon, but this yacht is clearly conceived as a two to four-person boat.

Hylas 46

Above: With a centre cockpit pushing the companionway forward, and a full-sized double cabin and heads forward, the saloon is not large for a 46-footer, but is still spacious for the intended crew numbers. With a bean of 13' 6" there is space for full-sized walk-throughs both sides of the cockpit to the huge aft cabin, the starboard side forming a long and very well equipped linear galley, and the port side the aft heads and shower compartment. The plan at left shows a slightly different layout in the forward heads.

Forward there is another smaller (but still spacious) double cabin with en-suite heads and shower. The design is aimed squarely at owners who want to invite other couples to join them, rather than a charter business. To this end the interior is beautifully fitted out, with a great deal of expensive but practical detailing

Hylas 46

The aft cabin has a 6' 6" by 5' 0" double berth, with seating and masses of locker and wardrobe space. Two mirrored doors give access to the aft heads compartment, and the galley walk-through

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Right: Aft heads in the walk-through to the aft cabin.

 

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Below: The chart table and navigators seat is to port of the companionway.

Hylas 46

The saloon table does drop to create another double if required, and the central seat slides on runners with locks to tuck under the table if required

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Hylas 46
Hylas 46

By using the space under the companionway as the sink area, with a full-sized microwave above the engine compartment, the galley is expanded considerably. There are two very large fridge and freezer boxes in the worktop

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Engine front access via a hinge-out section of the companionway steps

In the central area under the cockpit sole is installed the main engine (front and side pics above). You will often also find a silenced genset (right), which powers the heating and air-conditioning, and provides additional battery charging, and a watermaker in this 'engine room'.

 

The forward cabin with 'Pullman' style berths, and enough drawrer and locker space for long-term living. The mirrored door at the forward end leads to the en-suite heads and shower (photo below)

The foredeck has stainless steel plating protecting the deck around the anchor windlass, and two very large hatches into a self-draining forward sail and fender stowage locker. The comparatively narrow coachroof allows close sheeting angles for performance, and wide side decks for easy movement

Hylas 46
Hylas 46

.... nice detailing, including the fold-down S/S cushion rests seen at left at the forward end of the cockpit seating

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