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|03-30-2010 10:28 AM|
|03-30-2010 09:18 AM|
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 03:41 PM|
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 10:37 AM|
|sailusvi||it was just a guess|
|09-22-2007 09:32 AM|
Originally Posted by sailusvi View Post
|09-22-2007 07:51 AM|
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 09:48 PM|
|camaraderie||My BIL has a Hylas54 up around Newport. Great boat...but they have had some rudder problems.|
|09-14-2007 08:59 PM|
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 08:14 PM|
Originally Posted by InlandGirl View Post
|09-14-2007 08:06 PM|
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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