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Anyone have experience with Hylas yachts? I live in the Great Lakes where my wife and I will do most of our sailing. I like us to have a strong boat. That someday we would take down to Florida and have in the Caribbean.
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Neighbor has one. Very nice, built well. He claims it doesn't back up easily, but I suspect that isn't a solid technical assessment and he would admit that. I was also on the fairly new Hylas 70 this past Fall. You should definitely get one of those.


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I sailed a Hylas 46 from Newport RI to St Barths via Bermuda.

It is a solid boat. Some niggling issues:

- the berths were unsleepable underway - install lee clothes.
- fresh water heads - we had a water leak, so we did not use them, except ...
- in-mast furling main - one of my biases

Aside from that good.

The backing down issue may be related to the keel. The 49 has a longer keel than the others.

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IMHO the Hylas 49 is THE best looking center cockpit boat ever.

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The backing down issue may be related to the keel. The 49 has a longer keel than the others.
Most likely the prop. I bet it has a Flexifold. The motor forward great but don't back worth a damn.


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Re: hylas

Hylas advertises wider stern sections , which usually means bad hull balance, no directional stability and a boat which is difficult to control down wind in rough weather.

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I have been working in the industry for more than 40 years and never heard of this one. ISPA

Not sure that this is place to respond; it really is off topic.

If you re-post in the Learning to Sail thread, I can join in a discussion.

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