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David Walters Yachts
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New in its class, the Bill Dixon designed Hylas 48 was precisely engineered for strength and reliability to satisfy even the most demanding buyer. This stately yacht is powerful but graceful which includes sleek raised salon windows for easy viewing, the choice of two or three cabins, and a large center cockpit vessel that will impress any guest. The Hylas 48 offers premium quality and handcrafted details that make this luxury yacht stand in a class of its own.
≈ Expansive cockpit for guest to relaxation as the helms person enjoys the balanced wheel
≈ Expansive uncluttered deck space
≈ Large salon with iconic styling and sleek raised windows for easy viewing
≈ Comfortable seating with custom interiors
≈ Plenty of storage providing versatility and function
≈ Interior is bright and well appointed with evident Hylas trademark craftsmanship
≈ Choose from two or three comfortable cabins built to suit owner's personal taste
The hull of the Hylas H48 is constructed of solid hand-laid e-glass fiberglass laminate with vinyl-ester resin for superior strength, stiffness, and protection against osmosis. The Hylas H48 has a watertight bow and stern section with structurally reinforced bulkheads for safety at sea and added protection in a collision. Limber holes are installed throughout the hull to promote proper drainage to the bilge sump. All thru-hulls, sea-cocks, and valves below the waterline are high-quality solid bronze Groco fittings integrated with the yachts bonding system. Four Manship hull portlights, two in the salon and two in the master stateroom, with stainless steel frames provide bright natural lighting and seascape views throughout the interior.
The base model is a white hull with isophthalic gelcoat and vinyl-ester resin for added protection against osmosis. Other hull colors are available with either Alexseal or Awlcraft 2000 by Awlgrip as an additional option. Painted integral cove stripe and boot stripe available in Flag Blue, Whisper Gray, or Snow White. Other color options are available as an additional option.
The hull is protected below the waterline by five coats of Epoxy barrier coating finished with a two-part Epoxy Tie-Coat, ensuring enhanced protection against osmosis and a superior bond between the anticorrosive and antifouling layers. Three coats of Micron Extra 2 bottom paint protect the hull and comes available in Black, Dover White, Blue, Red, Navy, or Dark Gray.
Hylas stands behind the quality of their yachts with a five-year hull and deck warranty against structural issues and osmotic blistering.
Rudder and Steering
The deck of the Hylas H48 consists of hand-laid multiaxial E-glass fiberglass laminates with an end-grain balsa core and vinyl-ester resins. In areas of high-stress loads, such as at the mast base, winches, deck hardware, or anywhere fittings penetrate the deck, the deck is solid laminate. The deck is finished with white isophthalic gelcoat. The hull to deck joint constructed with a substantial inboard recessed flange reinforced with solid multiaxial fiberglass laminate chemically bonded with 5200 structural adhesives and then mechanically fastened with stainless steel thru-bolts.
The base model has a molded fiberglass non-skid deck available in Gray, Linen Beige, or White. Two pairs of stainless steel cowlings, one pair forward, one pair aft, with self-draining dorade boxes and offshore screw-in plugs provide natural ventilation through the yacht, enabling them to seal for offshore passage making. On the bow, is the Hylas Signature 316L grade polished stainless steel stemhead fitting with integrated bowsprit, two self-launching anchor receivers and bow rollers, as well as substantial bow protection, and striker plates. Eight 12" 316L stainless steel deck cleats with substantial backing plates and solid laminate in the deck. Two pairs of bow cleats, one pair mid-ship spring cleats, and one pair stern cleats. Stainless steel fairleads are integrated into the toe rail at each cleat location with stainless steel chafe guards outboard of fairleads for added protection.
The 30" high 1-1/4" diameter 316L stainless steel stern rail, pushpit, and stanchions with double 1/4" stainless steel lifelines, transom gate, and boarding gates to port and starboard offer a sense of security and safety on deck. The removable side-boarding, fold-down stainless steel ladder with teak steps mounts to sockets located at both the port and starboard midship boarding gates. The ladder secures in place, enabling it to remain installed while sailing. For additional safety, a life ring mounting bracket is integrated into the stern rail and there are safety harness hardpoints located at the base of the mast as well as in the cockpit. On the foredeck coach roof and aft coach roof, full-length handrails make transiting the deck safe.
Hatches and Deck Lockers
Ground Tackle and Mooring
Running Rigging & Deck Hardware
Sails by North Sails
Three cabin two head interior featuring an aft master stateroom with centerline queen and a private head with separate stall shower and second passageway, forward VIP cabin with centerline berth, and a forward guest cabin with single over-under bunks to port. The forward head is accessible from both the forward VIP cabin and forward passageway for day head use. There is a passageway galley to port and forward-facing navigation station starboard. Two cabin layout available as an option.
The Hylas H48 base model features a contemporary interior with handcrafted joinery and cabinetry. The standard wood selection is teak with vertical grains. As an option, additional interior wood options are available, including white oak, walnut, and cherry, as is the option for horizontal grain. The interior of the Hylas H48 features modern square-top passageways and doors, cabinets, and lockers with contemporary flat panels. Renowned for the ability to tailor each yacht to the owner's specific requirements, Hylas offers a variety of custom interior options such as the classic Hylas raised panel and louvered interior. Cabinets and passageways are customizable with a selection of styles, such as discontinuous arches, custom inlays, and a wide variety of materials.
The cabin sole in the Hylas H48 is teak with a marine-grade plywood subfloor with end grains sealed with epoxy. For those who prefer a more traditional finish, solid teak and holly with a variety of varnished finishes are available as an option. All sections of the cabin sole are positive locking, cabinets, and lockers incorporate high-quality furniture grade stainless steel push-button latches. All doors include stainless steel locking door stops for offshore passage making.
The Hylas Master Carpenter hand selects each piece of wood incorporated into the joinery of every Hylas yacht. Strict criteria and sourcing of materials result in a precise fit and world-class finish. Concealed hinges incorporated on the doors and cabinets where appropriate and dampening gaskets are located on passageway door frames to minimize noise.
Forward VIP Cabin
Forward Guest Cabin
Black & Gray Water System
Battery Banks & Charging System
Power Distribution & Electrical Panels