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Major price reduction from $160,000 to $139,000.
This is an estate sale as family wants to sell this family yacht quickly.
SHEARWATER was designed by German Frers for blue water cruising. The design features a sweet sheerline with 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 and 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.
She was built by the Queen Long Marine yard in Kaohsiung Taiwan. The yard is highly respected for its build quality and the quality of SHEARWATER is evident from the moment you step aboard.
The hull is hand laid reinforced with longitudinal stringers. Ballast is a bolted on lead cruising fin keel and the rudder is mounted on a beefy skeg..
The elegant interior of SHEARWATER features rich quality teak joinery throughout that has been professionally maintained. There is much pride shown by the owner over the past 17 years as just recently the upholstery was completely redone. She has been professionally serviced and we have invoices to back up this claim. The bottom was last painted about two years ago, and the zincs are replaced on a regular schedule as the boat is dived and cleaned.
SHEARWATER has low hours on both her Yanmar main engine and her Northern Lights Generator.
Some additional features that stand out are the 6' 4" headroom in the main salon, loads of natural light, and plenty of ventilation. There is much comfort and beauty with the newly upholstered seating throughout the salon. There is a feeling of sophistication with the many bookcases and teak lockers to feature and store your treasures.
The navigation table is not only comfortable and perfect for charting your next destination, but surrounds you with all the controls from main electric panel to back up instruments. Every aspect of this Hylas is functionally designed to to get the best sailing experience in heavy seas.
This boat is outfitted with a full chefs galley designed for passage making with ample counter space and both top and front loading refrigeration to prepare meals on a long voyage.
There are two private cabins that offer comfort and privacy as well as two heads. The aft owners stateroom features a centerline queen size berth, loads of storage and a private head that includes a separate stand up stall shower. The accommodations will not disappoint. This is the reason a Hylas is a most desirable vessel to cruise to the far reaches of the world or simply enjoy cruising on San Francisco Bay.
The sails include a 110% Genoa in roller furling. The mainsail flakes conveniently with a LazyJack system for quick and easy storage. All running rigging is led to the cockpit for ease of control. The Hylas is a sailor's dream to handle.
• Yanmar 4JHTE main engine with 1828 original hours
• Northern Lights Generator with 738 hours
• Fresh bottom paint in in past two years.
"Our design work is backed by our solid racing and cruising tradition at sea and a clear understanding of the enjoyment and peace of mind that life on board yields, which can be taken to a higher degree by the beauty and functionality of the design."
The Hylas 44 features a spacious interior that is extensively finished in warm, rich teak. There are two spacious double cabins. The forward cabin consists of a double V-berth and excellent storage in hanging lockers and cabinets. A private head is aft of the forward cabin to port. The main salon features a U-shaped settee with a beautiful teak dining table to port and a straight settee across to starboard. The straight settee can be converted to a double berth. Bookcases with fiddles and cupboards provide storage for your cruising equipment. A sit down, forward-facing nav station is aft of the U-shaped settee to port. The galley is to starboard in the pass-through to the aft cabin. A head with separate shower stall is in the port pass-through and accessible from the salon or the aft cabin. The aft cabin has a walk-around centerline queen berth with custom mattress and excellent storage in hanging lockers and outboard cabinets.
• New Upholstery throughout the main salon
• Northern Lights Generator with a remote panel and a low 738 hours
The galley is located in the starboard aft passageway. A wide counter with teak fiddles runs along the starboard side. Inboard is a large stainless counter with built-in double stainless steel sinks that are larger than those found on much bigger yachts. There is a single lever faucet, wand, and fresh and raw water foot pumps. The three burner stove/oven is located to starboard with a stainless crash bar across the front. There is a bank of drawers forward of the stove, a shallow locker beneath and a top loading dry storage locker outboard. Along the hull side is a series of lockers with shelves and a built-in microwave. Aft of the stove, there are two very large top and front loading refrigerator/freezer compartments. Outboard is varied sized open storage for plates, bowls, cups and mugs.
• TechNautics Refrigeration System
The aft owners stateroom has an island queen berth with a huge amount of storage space provided by a matching set of two cupboards with louvered doors and a large open locker between the cupboards on both port and starboard sides. There is a small vanity with mirror that folds away on the starboard side along with three drawers and a large hanging locker. Ventilation is provided by a large opening hatch and two opening port lights. There is direct access to the spacious owners head with a separate stall shower.
• Centerline Queen Sized Berth
• En-suite spacious owners head with a separate stall shower
• Excellent ventilation
The owners head and separate shower stall are accessed to port through the owners stateroom or via the passageway aft on the port side. The space is finished in laminate with teak trim and varnished teak grates on the sole for drainage. The head compartment is aft, with a counter and stainless sink at the aft end. A mirror is mounted on the aft bulkhead and there are three mirrored cabinets located outboard of the head. A locker for cleaning supplies and other items is located beneath the counter. The shower is forward, with a teak seat outboard. Two ports and a deck vent provide ventilation.
• Separate Stall Shower
The guest stateroom is forward with the berth offset to port. There is a small dressing settee to starboard. Lockers and shelves run the length of the cabin along the hull side above the berth. There is an additional handing locker aft and drawers beneath the berth. Three reading lamps, an overhead light and two hatching provide light and ventilation.
The forward head is aft and to port of the master stateroom and may be accessed via the stateroom or the salon. The compartment is finished in laminate with teak trim and a varnished teak grate that allows the space to be used as a shower. There is a counter outboard with a stainless sink at the forward end. Above and outboard are three mirrored cabinet doors. There are two lockers beneath the counter. The manual head is located at the aft end of the compartment, facing inboard. There in an opening port and Dorade vent to provide ventilation.
The current owner purchased the yacht in 2006. He has not upgraded the standing rigging in the time that he has owned the yacht. The age of the existing standing rigging is unknown.
Sails have not been replaced since owner purchased this boat. While all are functional anyone planning to circumnavigate the globe should consider some replacements.
Sail covers and dodger are old and ready for an upgrade. One might consider adding a Bimini cover to aft cockpit.
All these are just suggestions for the avid sailor to consider. The Hylas would be well worth investing some love to upgrade to the world class sailing vessel she was designed to be..
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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.