2018 Hylas 56

A$  1,575,017
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
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New Build Available Now!

Year:
2018
Length:
17m
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Hull Material:
Fibreglass/GRP
YW#:
80212-3111407
Current Price:
US$ 1,191,500 Tax Not Paid (A$  1,575,017) 

Brand Hylas 56 ready at the factory for shipping to the UK or Europe. Plenty of opportunity to further customise final spec details to your requirements. Large discount from current list price. The price even includes shipping and commissioning to UK or USA.

 

COMMENTS:

 

Extremely rare opportunity to jump the queue on a part-completed brand new Hylas 56. Presently located at the shipyard with hull, deck and bulkheads in place, but still plenty of scope to choose optional extras. This Hylas 56 offered for sale at a discount on retail price, the proposed specification is extensive and includes:-

 

  • Bowthruster
  • 4-bladed max-prop
  • 6kw Generator
  • AGM batteries
  • Air-conditioning
  • Electric winches
  • Choice of electric inmast furling or Leisurefurl boom
  • Comprehensive Raymarine instrument package
  • Iridium satellite phone system
  • KVH TrackVision satellite TV antenna
  • Fridges and freezers
  • US-orientated safety package (can be exchanged for European package)

 

For further information about this fantastic opportunity, please contact us. Grabau International is the sole appointed sales agent for Hylas Yachts outside of the USA.

 

BUILDER’S COMMENTS:

 

Formidable sailing performance, unique offshore ability, and a yacht that can be easily handled by a couple without crew are the ideals of yacht designers in the 55ft market. German Frers has excelled with the Hylas Yachts 56 which embodies these elusive criteria in every respect. The Hylas Yachts 56 boasts ample space both on deck and below, and whether you are seeking easy sailing as a couple, extended periods aboard with family and friends, or a dinner party with guests, the Hylas Yachts 56 is a sailing yacht that was designed to suit.

 

With many Hylas Yachts owners embarking on serious blue water adventures, the Hylas Yachts 56 defines the versatility so many strive for. Her safe decks, the ability to sail short-handed when necessary, her large comfortable cabins, a practical working passageway galley, and the ability for owners to personalise their boat during build are all attributes that make this design a clear choice.

 

While a multitude of build and layout options exist, a vast majority of the Hylas Yachts 56’s afloat today are configured with a tried & tested 3-cabin, 2-heads layout. Most also have Twaron impact reinforcement added to their immensely strong & solidly-built GRP hulls. Hylas Yachts listens carefully to what owners want and then strives to create a yacht that lives up to the highest of expectations in all respects.

 

From a distance, the Hylas Yachts 56 remains unmistakably a Hylas. From her clean, ample deck spaces to her sleek and modern raised saloon profile and her strong German Frers hull lines, the Hylas Yachts 56 is a seriously elegant yacht that invites sailors who dream of pushing their yacht faster, sailing to the next island, or exploring what lies around a distant point. These same distinguishing features that make her a joy for the more adventurous sailor, and makes her a comfortable boat to enjoy whether in port or a secluded anchorage. Her large raised-saloon windows brighten the saloon below, and her decks provide ample space for spending lazy, sun-filled days. Each Hylas Yachts 56 owner is sure to enjoy this powerful sailing yacht and the comforts given by her smart and practical design.

 

From the expansive saloon, the large and easily-worked passageway galley to the roomy forward guest cabins and the exceptional aft owner’s stateroom, the Hylas Yachts 56 is a Hylas through and through. As you look more closely, you will start to notice a myriad of bright and practical design features such as the companionway steps that open wide to allow easy engine access, the starboard settee that can be configured to pull out to make a broad, comfortable sea berth and the vast storage areas positioned throughout the interior. It is this combination of elegance, smart design and functionality that is sure to impress even the most detail-orientated owner and helps to make the Hylas Yachts 56 the ultimate family or couples cruising yacht in her market sector.

 

YACHTING PRESS REVIERWS:

 

The Hylas 56 is the logical successor to the popular passagemaker, the Hylas 54. Introduced in 1999, the 54 proved that big, powerful cruisers could be efficiently handled by shorthanded crews, and several 54s have since logged circumnavigations. Why add two feet? For several reasons. The 56’s cockpit is longer and more refined, the aft cabin has more headroom, the rudder is farther aft for better steering downwind, and there’s even more space below.

 

Taiwan-based Queen Long Marine has been building Hylas yachts for many years and is today one of the world’s premier yards. The new 56’s hull is composed of a super-tough solid fiberglass laminate alternating with Twaron. The deck is cored, except in high-load areas where it is solid laminate. There is a watertight collision bulkhead forward with an independent overboard drainage system, and another watertight bulkhead aft, incorporating the lazarette and stern locker bulkheads. The lead ballast is fastened to a robust keel stub with massive 35mm stainless bolts.

 

You feel secure the moment you step aboard the Hylas 56. There is a solid stainless steel stern rail from the lifeline gate just forward of the cockpit all the way aft. Meanwhile, the raised saloon deck has impressive stainless steel handrails at just the right height for easy grabbing. Another long rail on top of the lower house continues well forward. The side decks are wide and easy to navigate, even in heavy going.

 

The first thing you notice when you drop below is the light. Natural light floods in through the wrap-around saloon windows, and a bamboo cabin sole with teak inlays contrasts brilliantly with the extraordinary teak joinery that is a Hylas trademark. The nearly 7ft of headroom in the main saloon certainly provides a profound sense of spaciousness, although it does make the overhead grabrails difficult to reach. In fairness, there are plenty of handrails throughout the boat.

 

The master stateroom aft, which can be reached via both port and starboard walk-throughs, is stunning. This is where the extra two feet of hull length seems to find its way into the interior. The centerline king berth is nearly 6 feet wide and comes with a split mattress, so you can transform it into a sea berth when necessary by rigging a centerline leecloth. The ensuite head, with a stall shower, also houses a washer/dryer.

 

We had great conditions for putting the Hylas 56 through its paces. A cold front was in full force as we cleared Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The wind was steady at 25 knots, gusting to 30. We unrolled the full Doyle main and 120 percent genoa and cracked off on a close reach. We were a bit over-canvassed, but watching the GPS/plotter ratchet up over 9 knots and flirt with 10 was impressive. The helm was remarkably balanced considering the load, a testament to the new hull shape and the boat’s Mamba steering system.

 

The boatyard was well up the New River, which gave us an opportunity to see how the 56 handled under power. Six bridges later I was impressed with how well the boat maneuvers, and we only used the bow thruster a couple of times. The engine can be accessed from both sides and from behind the companionway steps.

 

The Hylas 56 is a worthy successor to the 54. It is powerful, spacious and robustly constructed. The systems are well designed for access and reliability, a key feature on a serious cruising boat. And like all Hylas boats, the 56 represents an outstanding value. I suspect this will become the new standard, the go-to boat for serious world cruisers.

Sail Magazine review of Hylas 56

 

CONSTRUCTION

 

RCD Status:

  • CE Certification Directive 94/25/CE (Category "A" Ocean)

 

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Twaron hull, a carbon aramid fiber with alternating FRP glass lay up handlaid with no core and using vinylester resins and Isophthlic gel coat.
  • White gelcoat hull finish – Awlgrip painted options available at additional cost
  • Two epoxy barrier coats below the waterline for optimal protection
  • Two coats of Micron CSC Bottom Paint
  • Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin with independent overboard drainage
  • Watertight Stern sections across aft lazarettes and stern locker
  • Divided Anchor Locker with separate locker for fenders and docklines
  • Large Aft Stern lazarettes, port and starboard with dual Bailey latches for watertight seal
  • Stern Garage with dedicated Rule Auto bilge pump with manual over ride in cockpit
  • Very large step down sail locker with deck hatch access. 5’ deep and 4’ long
  • Hull is laid up with two layers of epoxy barrier coats below the waterline for optimal protection
  • Two coats of micron CSC antifoul paint
  • Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin with independent overboard drainage
  • Watertight stern sections across aft lazarettos and stern locker
  • Divided anchor locker with separate locker for fenders and shore lines
  • Large aft stern lazarettes port and starboard with dual Bailey latches for watertight seal
  • Stern locker with dedicated Rule auto bilge pump plus manual override in cockpit
  • Solid GRP fibreglass in all areas for deck fittings and high-stress areas
  • Moulded contrasting non-skid in light cream/grey
  • Teak toe rail
  • Teak laid cockpit seating and sole – grey caulking
  • Teak rubrail on hull with solid stainless steel striker plate

 

Keel & Rudder:

  • Solid Lead Keel with solid 35mm stainless steel keel bolts with transverse mounted 8mm backing plates
  • Partially skegged rudder for optimal performance, strength and protection
  • Bottom of rudder plane in each model above the keel plane for grounding safety

 

MACHINERY

 

Engine & gearbox:

  • Yanmar 4JH4-THE 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine producing 110hp at 3,200rpm
  • Cockpit controls and alarm system
  • Freshwater cooling system via raw water intake and heat exchanger
  • Yanmar KM4A2 reduction gearbox with 2.63:1 ratio
  • Morse single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting
  • Dual Racal fuel filtration system allowing independent filter and bypass system
  • Walborough in-line fuel system allowing engine bypass for filtration and eliminating the need for future engine bleeding in the case of a dry fuel tank
  • Oil change pump built in as standard for engine, generator and tranmission
  • Engine room sound insulation, fire retardant

 

Propulsion & Steering:

  • Sleipner Sidepower SE150 150kgs bowthruster
  • 4-bladed MaxProp propeller
  • 1 ¾” stainless steel propeller shaft
  • Flexible shaft coupling
  • PSS shaft seal
  • Jefa rack & pinion steering system with autopilot drive unit
  • Jefa helm pedestal with hide covered stainless steel wheel and Holywood instrument binnacle
  • Emergency steering gear

 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

 

Voltage systems:

  • 24vDC domestic system with 110vAC via shorepower or generator

 

Battery Banks:

  • 1x 150Ah 12vDC AGM engine start battery
  • 1x 12vDC AGM generator start battery
  • 2x Mastervolt AGM batteries located forward for windlass and bowthruster
  • 4x Trojan 8D-AGM 12v  service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 24vDC
  • All batteries are isolated with a built in reverse isolation switch
  • All batteries self-contained and strapped in place

 

Charging:

  • Protech 50 amp built-in battery charger

 

Alternators:

  • Mastervolt 130A 24vDC alternator with charge regulator
  • 12vDC Alternator for start banks

 

Generator:

  • Northern Lights 6kw 110vAC 60Hz generator (option to upgrade to 9kw)

 

Other Electrical:

  • 50Amp 60Hz 125/250vAC shore power system with ring-main and  sockets throughout yacht.
  • 110vAC ring main with sockets throughout
  • Dual USB sockets at nav station
  • Main AC/DC control panel with V, A & Hz meters
  • Wiring "tinned" to reduce corrosion
  • Two 3" copper strips running bow to stern both port and starboard for grounding
  • DEI Max galvanic isolator

 

PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS

 

Fresh Water:

  • Two independent 24vDC freshwater pump systems with visual indication lights at AC/DC panel
  • Manual freshwater & salt pump, foot activated for freshwater accessed in the galley
  • Hot water supply via engine calorifier and 220vAC 1,500w immersion heater element in 10 US gallon hot water tank powered by shorepower or generator
  • Fresh hot & cold pressurised shower at bathing platform

 

Watermaker:

  • Option to fit Spectra 1000 12vDC watermaker with Z Ion unit at additional cost

 

Bilge Pumps:

  • Two independent bilge pump systems: one Rule system, one Par system

 

Grey Water:

  • Grey water sump with macerator

 

Black Water:

  • Electric macerator pumps in both heads for overboard discharge
  • Discharge to holding tanks

 

Other Plumbing:

  • Washdown in forward sail locker with y-valve for fresh or salt water
  • All through hull fittings are solid bronze and all are bonded

 

TANKAGE

 

Fuel:

  • 775 litres fuel capacity in two independent stainless steel tanks
  • Sensotex water tank gauge
  • Options available to increase and/or change the fuel/water ratio
  • All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick, threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port

 

Fresh Water:

  • 1,040 litres fresh water capacity in three independent stainless steel tanks
  • Sensotex water tank gauge
  • Options available to increase and/or change the fuel/water ratio
  • All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick, threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port

 

Holding Tanks:

  • Two independent holding tanks, one dedicated to each head with dual Y valve system for deck pump out, and direct pump out overboard

 

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

  • Raymarine eS127 12” colour touch-screen GPS radar chart plotter with repeater at helm
  • Raymarine P79S Smart transducer
  • Raymarine Raystar 130 external GPS receiver
  • Raymarine Evolution 400 Autopilot connected to Jefa autpilot drive unit
  • Raymarine RS418HD digital radar scanner
  • Raymarine AIS650 Class-B AIS transponder
  • Raymarine Sirius SR150 weather and radio receiver connected to eS127 displays
  • Ritchie steering compass on pedestal

 

Communications Equipment:

  • Icom M604A VHF with DSC
  • Icom Commandmic at helm pedestal
  • Iridium Extreme 9575 satellite phone system with mounting cradle at nav station

 

DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT

 

Galley:

  • Force 10 three burner stove
  • GE convection microwave oven
  • Isotherm Inox CR36 stainless steel drawer refrigerator
  • Top and front opening freezer with Vitrifrigo units
  • U-Line stainless steel icemaker
  • Broan SS15 stainless steel trash compactor
  • Twin inboard-mounted sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply
  • Manual fresh and salt water supplies

 

Heads:

  • Deluxe flush electric fresh water head
  • Hot & cold pressurised water supplied with sinks and showers
  • Splendide 2100 washer/dryer in aft heads (outboard of owner’s shower cubicle).

 

Heating & Ventilation:

  • Dometic Contained Unit Reverse Cycle Reverse Cycle AC/Heat with 3x compressor units and digital controls.

 

Lighting:

  • Internal lighting: LED

 

Entertainment:

  • KVH 24” TracVision HD7 satellite TV antenna
  • Fusion MS-RA70N NMEA sound system with speakers in saloon, aft cabin and cockpit
  • Niles volume controls for cockpit and aft cabin

 

ACCOMMODATION

Summary of Accommodation:

  • Up to 9 berths in two large double cabins, a bunk cabin with pull-out double bottom berth, occasional settee berths in saloon and height-adjustable saloon table to create double berth. Two heads compartments.

 

Accommodation Finish:

  • Hylas Yachts offers its owners a unique opportunity to customise their interiors to a level that few builders allow. In addition, many of these changes cost very little or nothing and increase the value of the yacht considerably
  • Customised teak interior
  • Abundant overhead hatches and ports for excellent ventilation
  • Epoxy sealed endgrains and subflooring
  • All cabin sole pieces are positive locking for offshore passage making
  • All cabinets are finished throughout including complete interiors
  • All overhead headliner is easily removed
  • European style flush cabinets and hanging lockers (options for raised panel finish or louvered locker fronts)
  • Teak and Holly, Bamboo, or Solid Teak Cabin Soles. High Gloss or Matte Finish
  • Chrome push button latches
  • All lockers have cedar lining
  • Options for door surround finishes
  • Interior fabric options in Ultra leather or Ultra suede
  • Microfibre upholstery for cabin bunks
  • Lee cloths in owner’s cabin and starboard saloon settee
  • Corian or Granite galley and heads counter options
  • Continuous handrails for interior in lieu of standard handrails

 

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

 

Forward Cabin

  • Centreline berth with lifting top.
  • Berth to have split cabinet doors below
  • Hanging locker to starboard
  • Portside to have upper cabinet with shelf and three drawers below.
  • Oceanair skyscreen for deckhead hatch
  • Cabinets outboard of berth. Forward cabins port and starboard to be open with single shelf.

 

Forward Heads:

  • Ensuite access to Forward double cabin or to main corridor
  • Flush mirrored cabinets
  • Electric heads
  • Locker outboard below cabinets
  • Towel bars
  • GRP toilet base
  • Dedicated shower cubicle

 

Mid cabin:

  • Open design cabin area
  • Berth to pull out to create double bunk
  • Bunk lifting for access to storage.
  • Split cabinet doors beneath berth.
  • Forward end of cabinet to have three drawers
  • Outboard cabinets above berth
  • Shallow cabinet inboard
  • Oceanair Skyscreen for deckhead hatch
  • Mirror on aft bulkhead
  • Padeyes for adding lee cloth when berth is used in single configuration

 

Main Saloon:

  • White interior around deckhead
  • Choice of seating designs and arrangements on request
  • 27” depth to all seating
  • Door to forward corridor
  • Saloon table can be configured as a drop-down to create double berth
  • Removable leaf for saloon table
  • Starboard settee pulls out to create wider single berth
  • Mounting package for TV on bulkhead (TV available at addition cost)

 

Galley:

  • Galley cabinets to be Open above counter with elevated drawers below cabinet
  • Forward cabinet above counter to be full length with two removable shelves
  • Aft  cabinets above counter to be full length to counter with split cabinet doors.  Aft cabinets to be built 4" deeper than standard.
  • 3-burner stove and microwave oven
  • Top and front opening fridge/freezers
  • Twin inboard mounted sinks
  • Shallow Cabinet next to sink area aft.
  • Cabinet above Engine Room to have split cabinet doors.
  • Narrow drawer below the counter
  • Cockpit Opening ports, two total on starboard side of cockpit
  • Overhead lighting outboard in galley to have Red and White lighting.

 

Navigation Station:

  • Nav Station Desk design outboard as standard with Swing Out Chair
  • Instrument panel to be hinged at bottom for fold down access to electronics
  • Nav station desk to have bi-fold top.
  • Electrical panel at aft end to have cut away underneath to allow charts to slide underneath.
  • 110vAC outlets & Dual USB sockets
  • Computer Desk aft as standard with Two Drawers and Filing cabinet below.
  • Chart Storage Port side of Galley Island as standard
  • Nav Chart Light to have Red and White lighting as standard

 

Aft Cabin

  • Owners berth to be king sized Berth, 72" wide and 80" in length
  • Settee portside as standard
  • Port and Starboard side Hanging Lockers to have split locker doors
  • Portside Hanging Locker to have fold down cabinet below hanging locker
  • Starboard side Hanging Locker as standard with Propane locker outboard. 
  • Four drawers below owners berth
  • Mounting package for TV on bulkhead (TV available at addition cost)
  • Oceanair Skyscreen for deckhead hatch

 

Aft Head

  • Owner’s ensuite heads also accessible from saloon area.
  • Larger shower cubicle than standard
  • Extraction fan
  • Flush mirrored cabinets
  • Electric heads
  • Locker outboard below cabinets
  • Towel bars
  • GRP toilet base

 

DECK EQUIPMENT

 

Rig:

  • Selden anodised aluminium mast with double spreader rig
  • Hasselford standing rigging
  • Forward and aft lowers for rig stability
  • Discontinous rigging for optimal strength and increased durability
  • Furlex 400 series roller furling forestay
  • Harken stand-up genoa sheet blocks
  • Primary and secondary genoa halyards
  • Primary and secondary main halyard
  • Inner forestay chainplate for optional inner stay

 

  • Selden aluminium anodised spars
  • 15/16th fractional sloop cutter with three sets of swept-back spreaders
  • Choice of Selden electric inmast furling or Leisurefurl inboom furling
  • Selden Codex single line manual furler for staysail
  • Option of furler for asymmetric spinnaker or code zero at additional cost
  • Furlex genoa furler – option for electric furler at additional cost
  • Selden inboom preventer
  • Dyneema checkstays
  • Sta-Lok terminals for Hasselford stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Hydraulic vang
  • Primary and secondary main and genoa halyards
  • Harken stand up blocks for asymmetrical spinnaker aft

 

Winches:

  • Primary winches Antal 66ST electric self-tailing
  • Electric genoa furling winch
  • Secondary winches Antal 54ST
  • Mainsheet winch Antal 48ST
  • Cockpit winch Antal 48ST
  • Halyard winches Antal 48ST

 

Sails:

  • Dacron mainsail and 135% genoa. Further sail options available at additional cost

 

General:

  • 32" high 1” diameter stanchions with double lifelines
  • Side boarding ladder with port and starboard mounting brackets
  • Pushpits extended forward to boarding gates
  • Stainless steel handrails on deck
  • Aft facing opening ports
  • Mainship low profile deckhead hatches
  • LED lights in bathing platform steps
  • Folding padeyes in cockpit
  • Stainless base for fitment of Cooney Marine S300 davits (available at additional cost)
  • Kato 230 outboard lift – 230lbs capacity with 3:1 purchase
  • Solid teak cockpit table with teak drinks holder, varnished
  • Solid stainless cowl vents : 4 in total – one pair forward, one pair aft
  • Stainless protective stern plate
  • Fresh water hot and cold shower on stern steps
  • Fold-down stainless steel stern ladder
  • Magma Newport BBQ Grill and mounting kit

 

Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Solid stainless stem head fitting with split bow roller with stowage for twin anchors
  • Solid Stainless striker plates for bow protection
  • WC2200 Maxwell Nilsson windlass with chain feed and stainless steel plate for chain protection with bow controls and remoter cockpit windlass controls
  • Primary Anchor - 88lb galvanized Rocna 40
  • 300ft 3/8" G4 galvanized chain
  • 2nd Anchor-55lb galvanized Delta
  • 50 ft 3/8G4 galvanized chain spliced with 250ft 3/4" 8 plait nylon line
  • Additional mooring cleats fore and aft plus mid cleats

 

Covers and Canvas:

  • Sunbrella cockpit cushions
  • Hatch, windlass, winch, table and wheel covers available at additional cost

 

Tender & Outboard:

  • AB Aluminum Hull ALX 12 Center Console with 30HP Yamaha and tender cover can be supplied at retail cost

 

Navigation Lights:

  • Runnning lights, masthead, anchor, tricolour, steaming and foredeck lights

 

Safety Equipment:

  • Winslow SLO 8 Man Liferaft.  Vacuum packed with all optional equipment added.  Double Floor, Canopy with Arch Offshore Raft
  • MOM8-A Safety Canister
  • Safety Coast Guard Package
  • Lighting Dissipator
  • Lifesling 2 Overboard Rescue sling
  • Fire suppression system in engine room with actuators at helm and nav station




Lying – NEW BUILD OPTION

 

Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715 Email: hylasyachts@grabauinternational.com

 

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Saturday by prior appointment

                                                         

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

 

Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715 Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com



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