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03-30-2010 11:28 AM
jordanship
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I liked the general layout and the fit out was excellent although the SWMBO felt that it was a bit dark and claustrophobic esp in the aft cabin.
That darkness is one of the features that Hylas tried to improve with the 46 Hylas. This mostly is in respect to the saloon area where they put in larger doghouse windows. The trend has been towards these pilot house type designs. You often hear people disparage "the cave like feeling" of traditional yachts. The 44 has quite a few portholes but does not compare to the larger portholes on some newer designs like the 46. The trade-off is sometimes a less appealing looking profile though German Frers pulls it off well I think.
03-30-2010 10:18 AM
TQA I looked at one one on my boat hunt. I liked the general layout and the fit out was excellent although the SWMBO felt that it was a bit dark and claustrophobic esp in the aft cabin.

It needed more hatches IMHO and if you are Caribbean cruising on the hook 110 galls of water is not enough unless you go down the watermaker route.

The one I looked at had a turbo Yanmar which is not my favourite engine but I gather many/most had normally aspirated units.
03-29-2010 04:41 PM
jordanship Not all are sloops as some of 44's are cutter rigged as probably sailusvi and camaraderie are aware.

Caribbean Yacht Charters (CYC) sold 44's and early model 46's on a purchase and charter basis. This charter history rightly should concern people like tdw. The model itself lead to mixed results. While purchasers saved on a new Hylas, years later she had high engine hours from the hard life of a Caribbean bareboat. These days Hylas does not associate with chartering.

The passageway galley does not give you the security of a U-shaped one as Jeff_h suggests. On the other hand, the passageway galley opens up the interior for a double walkthrough configuration. All 44's have port and starboard walkthrough to the aft stateroom.

As InlandGirl, USCGRET1990, and BlueWaterMD note, Hylas was a Greek mythological figure. He accompanied Hercules on the cruise of the Argonauts. That is interesting to hear about the nymphs. I guess it associates Hylas with water...
09-22-2007 11:37 AM
sailusvi it was just a guess
09-22-2007 10:32 AM
Allanbc
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Originally Posted by sailusvi View Post
looks like someone is gonna snag it.......my guess? AllanBC grabbed it . 44' Hylas 44 1986 139,000
S U S D FG Sale Pending
Out of my price range at the moment!
09-22-2007 08:51 AM
sailusvi looks like someone is gonna snag it.......my guess? AllanBC grabbed it . 44' Hylas 44 1986 139,000
S U S D FG Sale Pending
09-14-2007 10:48 PM
camaraderie My BIL has a Hylas54 up around Newport. Great boat...but they have had some rudder problems.
09-14-2007 09:59 PM
BlueWaterMD As the myth goes, however, the reason the nymphs captured him was because they couldn't resist his amazing looks, and took him underwater to ravage him over and over again. If I were to disappear underwater forever, I would hope that some beautiful water nymphs would have there way with me for all of eternity! Still, I do think it is a weird name for a boat.

In all seriousness, Hylas is the reason I became obsessed with sailing. I had always been a die hard power boater (I know) until I accidentily stumbled onto a 54' Hylas at the Ft Lauderdale boat show back around 2002. WOW! Now that is a boat... and the rest is history.
09-14-2007 09:14 PM
USCGRET1990
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Originally Posted by InlandGirl View Post
Y'all know who Hylas was, right? The mythical boy-lover of Hercules who was kidnapped by water nymphs and whisked away UNDER WATER, never to be seen again.... IMHO, not a very auspicious brand-name for those who intend to stay atop the waves.

And no, I'm not making this up: google it yourself, you'll see.
Who are you...? I may be In Love with you....I could use a water nymph!!
09-14-2007 09:06 PM
InlandGirl
Bad omen...

Y'all know who Hylas was, right? The mythical boy-lover of Hercules who was kidnapped by water nymphs and whisked away UNDER WATER, never to be seen again.... IMHO, not a very auspicious brand-name for those who intend to stay atop the waves.

And no, I'm not making this up: google it yourself, you'll see.
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