The Hylas 46, a centre-cockpit cruising yacht, was designed by German Frers and built in the USA by Hylas Yachts Inc.
The Hylas 46 is a modern and sleek sailboat that combines elegance, innovation and precision. It has a fine entry and a wide beam that carries well aft, creating a spacious aft master cabin and a powerful sailing performance.
It has a fin keel with a choice of deep or shoal draft, and a deep spade rudder supported by a partial skeg for a sporty feel under sail.
It has a robust sail plan with double spreaders and split lower shrouds, and a choice of a conventional or in-mast furling mainsail.
It has a high and compact center cockpit with all running rigging led back for convenient sail handling.
It has a wide sugar-scoop stern that offers easy access to the water and ample storage for dive gear.
It has a beautiful hand-finished teak interior with abundant storage, refined elegance and unsurpassed electrical and mechanical systems.
The Hylas 46 has a comfortable and luxurious interior that can accommodate up to six guests in three cabins:
The saloon is spacious and inviting, with a U-shaped settee on the starboard side that can seat six people around a large teak table. The table can be lowered to create an additional double berth if needed. On the port side, there is a long settee that can also serve as a single berth. There are lockers and shelves above both settees for more storage.
The galley is located on the starboard side aft of the saloon, and is well-equipped for cooking at sea or at anchor. It has a double stainless steel sink with hot and cold water, a three-burner propane stove with oven and broiler, a top-loading refrigerator and freezer, a microwave oven, ample counter space and plenty of drawers and cabinets for storing food and utensils.
The navigation station is located on the port side opposite the galley, and has a large chart table with an adjustable seat, an instrument panel with all the necessary electronics and controls, a breaker panel for the electrical system, and more storage for charts and books.
Hull and Deck
The hull of the Hylas 46 is made of solid hand-laid fiberglass with vinylester resin for osmosis protection. It has an external lead keel bolted to the hull with stainless steel bolts. The deck is made of fiberglass sandwich with balsa core for stiffness and insulation. It has molded-in nonskid surfaces for safety and durability.
The deck hardware is top-notch, with stainless steel bow and stern pulpits, stanchions, cleats, chocks, handrails and dorade vents.
The cockpit has a single leather-covered wheel on a pedestal, with a compass, engine controls, and instrument displays.
Mast and Rigging
The mast of the Hylas 46 is made of aluminum by Kemp, and has double spreaders and split lower shrouds. It is keel-stepped for strength and stability and has a choice of conventional or in-mast furling.
Keel and Rudder
The keel of the Hylas 46 is a fin keel with a choice of deep or shoal draft. The deep draft version has a lead bulb that draws 6'6", while the shoal draft version has a lead wing that draws 5'5". Both versions have a ballast/displacement ratio of 0.44, giving the Hylas 46 excellent stability and righting moment.
The rudder of the Hylas 46 is a deep spade rudder made of fiberglass with a stainless steel stock. It is well balanced and supported by a partial skeg that protects it from grounding and provides directional stability. The steering system is cable-driven with a quadrant and chain on the rudder post. The wheel is connected to the quadrant by stainless steel rods.
Options and Features
The Hylas 46 is a semi-custom sailboat that can be tailored to suit the owner's preferences and needs. Some of the options and features that are available include:
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