Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Comments on Hylas 42 (and Hylas in general)
I have looked at a Hylas 42 and it seemed to be a beautiful boat. Everything was in great condition accept the teak decking in the cockpit which I would either remove or replace (assuming that the deck and core underneath are sound). Wondering what people thought of this boat.
Also, interested in comments about the cruisability of this and similar boats with an aft cockpit and a midship companionway which is reached by going from the lower aft cockpit to a higher, smaller midship cockpit. Bit unusual arrangement but I can see that it was done to keep the aft cabin private and dry. Not sure about having to crawl forward in heavy conditions; also if you had a dodger on the aft cockpit you would have to go onto the side deck to get to the companionway (the boat has a pram hood protecting the companiionway.