2005 HYLAS 54 FOR SALE – BLUE DOG II
When sailors imagine a boat built for a couple to cruise in comfort and style they dream for her to be like Blu Dog II. This yacht is exceptional in every way and will be appreciated by experienced and novice sailors alike. She is one of only two Hylas 54’s built with two staterooms and was built to a higher specification than any other 54 ever built. Blu Dog II was built 2005 and underwent a major re-fit and upgrade in 2010. The fastidious first owners set out to create the best boat possible for the world cruising couple.
Her current owners have continued to upgrade her systems and have worked to keep in top condition. Upon purchasing Blu Dog II her second owners installed all new electronics, cameras and additional lighting. This work, coupled with continued scheduled maintenance make this Hylas 54 the best offering on the market today.
54 ft 1 in
15 ft 9 in
7 ft 8 in
The Hylas 54 is unique; the design is meant to be incredibly strong yet eye catching every harbor in the world. She does not sacrifice functionality and will always be known for strength. Like all Hylas 54’s Blu Dog has a solid hull that is incredibly strong due to the layup process that includes both fiberglass and Twaron. The fiberglass Twaron layers make these hulls superior in strength and rigidity to other builds in their class. Blu Dog has an Awl Gripped hull and recent bottom paint. She is also features beautiful teak decks that accentuate her graceful lines.
All Hylas 54’s are built as center cockpit vessels. This arrangement serves many purposes. The large master cabin with full headroom aft is possible because of the cockpit placement. Hylas 54’s are known for their large aft decks, which can be used as a secondary dining or lounging area. The side decks are also wide and make moving on deck easy even while underway.The cockpit itself has high seat backs giving owners and guest the feeling of safety. An ideal place to stretch out and sleep the cockpit is long and has enough width to be comfortable but not so much that passengers cannot brace themselves while healing. However, this cockpit truly shines for those who love to sail. Trimming is done easily with all the winches easily accessed and visibility from the helm is exceptional.
The interior of Blu Dog II is unlike any Hylas 54 ever built. She has some of the same characteristics as her sisters, like beautiful woodworking, well-placed hand holds, bright cabins, a long passageway galley and two private heads. However, it is the arrangement of Blu Dog II’s interior that truly make her shine. She has two staterooms and both are fit to be called master cabins. Her Euro styled headliner and complimentary color salon settees made from different fabrics, speak to the detail of this superior Hylas 54. It is plain to see upon going below that during the build and subsequent ownership of this Hylas 54 every detail was carefully considered.
Blu Dog II has the same salon dimensions and brightness as all other raised salon Hylas 54’s. She features the same large windows that these yachts are famous for. Her bright teak salon sole, soft lighting and matte finished bulkheads make this space inviting on any type of day. Beyond these traditional Hylas features Blu Dog has a soft textured fabric headliner, two large settees with tasteful covers and dimmable overhead lighting. The salon of this Hylas 54 is truly like no other and sets her apart from many of her proud sisters.