£ 445,000
Hylas - 54
£ 445,000
Hylas - 54
Grabau International
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£ 445,000
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Hylas - 54

200516.5 m/54 ft

Winner of the prestigious Cruising World Magazine ‘Boat of the Year’, the German Frers designed Hylas 54 has proven herself as a hugely successful and desirable blue water cruising yacht both in the US and in Europe.

This particular example was ordered to a very high custom specification for the European Hylas importer and has been very lightly used since then with low hours on all her systems and the added benefit of a recently fitted comprehensive B&G/Simrad instrument package. With her push-button rig, electric winches, bowthruster, generator, watermaker, air-con and satellite phone, there is very little to add to make DUET OF COWES the perfect world-girdler or simply an extremely comfortable cruising yacht/ liveaboard.

Presently available exclusive of VAT but fully CE-marked (an important consideration over and above her US-based counterparts), DUET OF COWES should appeal to buyers from all markets. Please call for more details.


RCD Status:
CE Certification Directive 94/25/CE (Category "A" Ocean)

Hull Construction:
The hull is hand laid up using TWARON; a carbon aramid (Kevlar) fibre with alternating FRP (fibre reinforced plastic) glass lay up.
Additional layers of TWARON are used in the bow section for increased impact resistance.
A solid laminate (ie. no core) is used for maximum strength and longevity.
Modern vinylester resins and isophthalic gelcoats are used for increased resistance to the effects of osmosis.
The gelcoat finish is white with blue style lines.
Below the waterline, the hull is yet further protected from the effects of osmosis by a two barrier coats of epoxy.
Coppercoat applied to underwater sections
The hull sides feature a teak rubbing strake with stainless steel capping. This rubbing strake runs the length of the hull sides.
The bow area is further protected by a stainless steel strike plate in the general anchor area. A protective stainless steel plate can also be found at the transom.
Internally, a watertight collision bulkhead is found ahead of the forward cabin with independent overboard drainage.
Aft are watertight stern sections protecting the owner’s cabin from water ingress to the aft lazarettes and stern lockers.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Balsa-cored GRP deck & with solid GRP laminate used beneath deck fittings and in high-stress areas.
The deck and forward coachroof are overlaid with hand-picked teak planking.
Areas not covered in teak are finished in a high quality grey non-slip GRP finish.
The cockpit seating and bathing platform are also teak laid with teak grating above the cockpit sole
Raised solid teak bulwark is fitted along the lengths of the deck with stainless steel fairleads in way of mooring cleats.
The superstructure and forward coachroof also feature stainless steel or teak grab rails
Ventilation to below decks is via a number of opening alloy deckhead hatches, stainless steel cowl vents and stainless steel opening side ports.

Keel & Rudder:
The keel is a fin section with a slight bulb to the base.
The keel material is solid lead, attached to the GRP bilge with 35mm acid resistant stainless steel bolt with transverse mounted 8mm backing plates.
The rudder is a semi-skegged GRP blade for optimal performance, strength and protection.
The draft of the rudder is less than the keel, to ensure full protection in case of accidental grounding.


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 4JH-series 125hp 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with cockpit controls and alarm system
Approximately 557hrs run as of September 2015
Freshwater cooling system via raw water intake and heat exchanger
Yanmar reduction gearbox
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
Engine room sound insulation, fire retardant

Propulsion & Steering:
Brunton Varifold 4-bladed folding propeller
Rope cutter
1 ½” stainless steel propeller shaft
Flexible shaft coupling
Shaft brake
Non-drip shaft seal
Whitlock Lewmar pedestal with offset pedestal for instrument mounting and binnacle compass
Whitlock large diameter hide-covered stainless steel helm wheel with cable linkage to quadrant
24v Sleipner Sidepower bowthruster with control at helm pedestal
Emergency steering gear


Voltage systems:
12 & 24vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shorepower or inverters

Battery Banks:
1x 12vDC 125Ah AGM engine start battery
5x 12vDC 200Ah AGM service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 500Ah @ 24vDC
2x 12vDC 200Ah AGM batteries for bowthruster, genoa furling and anchor windlass
Victron BMV-501 battery monitoring system
All batteries are isolated with a built in reverse isolation switch
All batteries self contained and strapped in place

3x Victron Multi Pheonix 24vDC chargers with 3kw inverters linked in parallel
1x Protech 12vDC 50Amp automatic battery charger for engine/generator start
Victron Pheonix Multi-Control for primary battery charger/inverters

Yanmar engine-mounted alternator (12v)
Balmar high output 24vDC alternator
Balmar MaxCharge voltage regulator for high output alternator

Fischer Panda DC variable speed 8kva generator
353 hrs run as of September 2015

Other Electrical:
Marinco 32Amp 50Hz 230vAC shore power system with ring-main and 220vAC sockets throughout yacht.
220vAC ring main with sockets throughout
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
Galvanic isolator with status monitor


Fresh Water:
Two independent DC freshwater pump systems with visual indication lights at AC/DC panel
Manual freshwater 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

High Pressure DC watermaker (unused since new and will require recommissioning/overhaul)

Bilge Pumps:
Two independent DC bilge pump systems
Total of 2000 gallons/hour with Bilge Bug conductive switches
Third DC bilge pump system for lazarette
Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Other Plumbing:
All through hull fittings are solid bronze and all are bonded
Saltwater deck wash
Pressurised cockpit shower


328 (US) gallons (1,246 litres) of total fuel tankage in four independent stainless steel tanks
All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick, threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port
Tank Tender system for monitoring tank levels
Fuel manifold system with electric fuel transfer pump

Fresh Water:
227 (US) gallons (895 litres) of total water tankage four independent stainless steel tanks
All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick, threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port
Tank Tender system for monitoring tank levels

Holding Tanks:
37 (US) gallon (140 litres) independent holding tank for forward heads
27 (US) gallon (102 litres) independent holding tank for aft heads
Dual Y valve system for deck pump out, and direct pump out overboard with independent hand pump
Tankwatch 4 level monitoring systems at both heads


At Helm:
2x B&G Triton multi-displays – 2014
B&G Triton autopilot control attached to Simrad AC-42 autopilot computer – 2014
Ritchie Powerdamp binnacle compass
Scanstrut pod mounting system

At Companionway:
B&G Z12 12” colour radar/chart plotter display with Scanstrut pod – 2014
Simrad Navico NAIS-300 Class B AIS transceiver connected to plotter displays – 2014
Simrad closed-array radar scanner on mast
3x B&G Triton multi-displays -2014

At Chart Table:
B&G Z12 12” colour radar/chart plotter display – 2014
2x B&G Triton multi-displays – 2014
B&G Triton autopilot control – 2014
Furuno NX300 navtex display
Clock & barometer (mounted to main bulkhead)

Communications Equipment:
Simrad RS87 VHF with DSC and secondary station mount at helm
Simrad VHF speaker with secondary speaker at companionway
Icom IC-M802 SSB with external speaker
Pactor modem for SSB
Simrad Nera 33 Inmarsat Fleet satellite phone with MS33 Satcom control system


Force 10 three burner stove with oven and grill
Sharp 800w Dual-Grill microwave
Large twin FrigoBoat DC Freezer/Refrigeration system with keel collers, thermostatic controls and temperature gauges

2x Vacuflush DC electric freshwater heads
Zanussi FC1200w washing machine in locker outboard of aft shower cubicle
Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with dedicated shower cubicles

Air Conditioning & Ventilation:
Cruisair 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system with 16,000BTU unit in saloon, 11,000BTU in aft cabin and 11,000BTU in forward cabin (can run from DC generator via Victron inverters)
DC fans throughout interior

Internal lighting: Halogen & LED DC

Phillips 24” LCD TV on motorised bracket in saloon
Apple TV system
Glomex amplified TV aerial
Simrad SonicHub Bluetooth media streaming system with Ipod dock at chart table and music/phone control interfaced to chartplotters in cockpit and at chart table - 2014
Fusion cockpit speakers


(please DUET OF COWES features a outboard facing navigation station with walkthrough to aft heads unlike the layout shown)

Summary of Accommodation:
Two double cabins with ensuite heads plus further converting double and sea-berths in saloon

Accommodation Finish:
Customised teak interior
Solid teak and holly soles laid on subflooring with epoxy urethane coating and seven layers of varnish
Solid teak doors and trim
Finely finished cabinetry with a choice of solid or louvered finish
Solid teak handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore
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 are easily removed
Santos (similar to Alcantara) upholstery throughout – pale green in saloon and blue in accommodation cabins
Textured off-white headlinings
Oceanair blinds throughout including deck saloon
Split bunks in forward and aft cabins with lee cloths where necessary

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin
Full double berth 6′ 9" in length
Three rows of two drawers underneath berth
Starboard side allows an option of three full length hanging lockers, settee or desk area
Cabinets above the berth for added storage

Forward Heads:
Laminated counters with Moen faucet
Three large storage lockers in head
Heads with holding tank
Dedicated shower cubicle
Access from forward cabin or main corridor

Midships Cabin:
Aft of the forward cabin to port, this cabin offers the versatilty to be private double stateroom, an upper and lower berth for crew's quarters

Main Saloon:
Burr wood dinette.
Full length starboard settee extends a further 9" for wide sea berth
All tankage in main saloon is located below the sole allowing extensive storage under all seating areas and behind the dinette and settee
Double walk through passageway offering optimal ventilation and movement throughout the interior
Slide out seat with storage for added seating which slides in while underway
Custom TV cabinet area
Built in cocktail cabinet
Maximum headroom just under 7′

Galley is over 7' in length to aft cabin offering total safety with roam to brace on either tack while offshore
Ample cabinets, storage lockers and drawers including full length pantry for cutlery, cookware and food storage
Slide out trash container with positive locking door
Force 10 three burner stove with Xintex propane monitor and two sensors
Large Frigo-0-Boat Freezer/Refrigeration system with thermostatic controls and temperature gauges
Freezer/Refrigeration boxes have electric pumps for keeping drained, and are both top and front loading
Counter top recesses over stove allowing for stainless steel backsplash and increased counter space when in place
Manual foot pump for fresh water
Wahlee stone counters

Navigation Station:
Customised nav station with adjustable swivel chair
Split instrument panel for instant access to wiring harness and connections
Fast pin access to complete wiring harness and breakers
All instruments and systems well labelled inside and out and traced numerically

Aft Cabin
Queen size aft berth set on centreline with split mattress and accompanying starboard side settee
Port and starboard side hanging lockers with optional removable shelves
Full length deep hanging locker on centreline
Portside vanity unit with fold up mirror and drawer with three separate cupboards
Cupboards or drawers available under owner’s berth

Aft Head
Laminated counters with Moen faucet
Storage lockers in head
Heads with holding tank
Dedicated shower cubicle
Large dedicated linen closet used for washer/dryer location


Selden white-painted aluminium mast keel-stepped mast
Schaefer mast turning blocks
Selden electric inmast furling system with buttons in cockpit
White painted Selden boom
White painted Selden rod vang with control line led aft to cockpit
Triple in-line spreaders
Discontinous stainless steel rigging with Sta-Lok rigging screws - 2005
Forward and aft lowers for rig stability
Insulated split backstay
Lewmar adjustable mainsheet track
Bamar MEJ 1-02 electric genoa furler
Harken stand-up genoa sheet blocks
Inner forestay deck and mast fittings for future fitment of staysail foil and furler
Lewmar genoa tracks with cars for genoa and staysail
Further jib tracks on coachroof
White carbon fibre spinnaker pole – mast-mounted
Removable stainless steel bowsprit for furling cruising chute
Spinlock clutches
Gybe preventer
Spinnaker halyard
Staysail halyard

2x Antal W66 2-speed electric self-tailing primary winches
2x Antal W52 2-speed manual self-tailing secondary winches
1x Antal W48 2-speed manual self-tailing outhaul and vang winch at companionway
1x Antal W48 2-speed electric self-tailing mainsheet winch aft of cockpit
2x Lewmar 54ST manual 2-speed self-tailing mast-mounted halyard winches

Vertically-battened Dacron inmast furling mainsail – 2008
Furling Dacron genoa – 2008
Furling Dacron staysail – 2008
Sanders Sails furling cruising chute – 2006/7

32" high stanchions with double lifelines
Side boarding ladder with port and starboard mounting brackets
Manship 316 stainless overhead hatches and ports throughout
Stainless steel handrails on foredeck coachroof and aft coachroof
Stainless steel companionway handrails
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
Removable chocks for tender (can be mounted on foredeck or across aft deck)
Stainless steel antennae pole at transom with satellite phone and Navtex aerial
Stainless steel pushpit cradle for liferaft
Outboard bracket

Anchoring & Mooring:
Solid stainless stem head fitting with split bow roller with stowage for two anchors
Solid stainless steel striker plates for bow protection
Maxwell Nilsson 3500 3.5kw windlass with chain feed stainless plate for chain protection plus bow controls and remote cockpit windlass control
Maxwell Autoanchor 500C chain counter and cockpit windlass control
32kgs Delta anchor with 90mm of 3/8” galvanised chain
Saltwater washdown at bow
Two pairs of stainless steel bow cleats : one pair of 12" midship cleats and one pair of 12" stern cleats
Fore and aft mooring lines

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
CJ Marine canvas sprayhood with stainless steel grabrail
CJ Marine canvas bimini with side-panels to create full cockpit enclosure
CJ Marine canvas helm pedestal and wheel cover
Blue vinyl cockpit cushions


Navigation Lights:
Runnning lights, masthead, anchor, tricolour, steaming and foredeck lights (mostly LED)

Life saving:
Forties ISAF 6-man canister liferaft (service now due)
2x Oceansafety horseshoe buoys
Stainless steel outboard crane with lift capacity for MOB recovery
Webbing jackstays
Global Fix 406Mhz EPIRB
Loud hailer/fog horn system

Fire & gas control:
Fireboy engine shutdown controls in cockpit and at chart table
Xintex propane monitor and two sensors
Fire extinguishers throughout

Lying Chichester

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

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

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

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Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
Year built2005
Sales statusavailable
LOA16.5 m/54 ft
Length16.5 m/54 ft
Width4.8 m/16 ft
Draft2.15 m/7 ft
Categoryfin keel
Engine manufactureryanmar 4jh-series 125hp
Engine hours557
No. of cabins3
No. of berths9
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