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Hylas Hylas
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Description: Hylas
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon January 3, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Center Cockpit Sloop Cutter. Loa 47'. Cutaway full fin keel.
32,000 lbs. 40% balast ratio. Very stable offshore .
Teak joinery throughout. Problem: Plywood cabin sole not
marine grade quality. Rots out from under the teak and
holly sole.

Sails well to windward. Average 8 kts. Fast and comfortable.

Crossed the pacific from Galapagos to Marquises in just 17 days. Only caught one fish! really moves along.

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Windhorse
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Registered: January 2006
Location: Louisville
Posts: 1
Review Date: Wed February 1, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Hylas 49, 2002

We purchased our boat new. We were attracted to the boat because of its Sparkman Stephens heritage, three cabin layout, and its stable offshore ability. She
does sail well and we usually outperform most other boats while
island hopping in the Caribbean-
I attribute this to the boat, not
its Captain or crew.

Buying a new Hylas was especially nice because they allow you to customize many components of the boat, far beyond what most builders will permit. Being a family of four, we had some special requirements, we also liked being able to have specify the leisure furl mainsail, some neat custom stainless work, twaron hull, custom woodwork, and the ability to specify other components that we were partial to. If you buy one new, be sure to visit the builder in Taiwan, Queen Long, they are an outstanding organization and extremely dedicated to building a quality product. The 49 has been around for a while and every year, they have been making continuous refinements to this model, so the result is an extremely well engineered boat. They treat their customers royally and we still communicate with them now and then. Their production manager and owners are US educated, fluent in English, and communicated with us reguarly during the build complete with emailed photographs showing progress and to illustrate customized elements we had requested.
The quality of the woodwork, stainless, layup, electrics, and mechanicals has proved to be excellent. The only problem we have experienced associated with the original Queen Long construction was a water heater that died after about 8,000 miles and three years due to corrosion- I don't think it was built with an anode from what I could see.
We intend to keep our boat for many, many more years and believe
she will continue to serve us well.
SV Windhorse




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