2008 HYLAS 54 FOR SALE – DRAGONWING
Dragonwing is a nearly flawless example of the world renowned Hylas 54. She was built with the original Frers designed cabin trunk and will remain a timeless example of sailing beauty. Her slight bow overhang and scoop transom add a certain feeling of strength to her graceful lines.
She may be the most well considered Hylas 54 ever built. Her owners relied on the experience they gained from building and sailing their Hylas 46 and applied that invaluable knowledge to their 54. The benefit of purchasing a boat from experienced and detailed owners cannot be overstated. This Hylas 54 is ideal for the couple who would like to sail immediately after purchasing their new boat. She is well equipped, lightly used and in a condition that would make even the most particular owner proud.
This three cabin Hylas 54 was the last 54 produced to German Frers original drawings. Her owners preferred the more sleek lines of the lower deck profile and this choice sets Dragonwing apart from many of her sisters. She was built with a cutter rig, shoal keel and a centerboard make Dragonwing the most versatile Hylas 54 created. Serious sailors will recognize the advantages Dragonwing offers immediately. Those considering the highest quality sailing vessels are encouraged to view this exceptional vessel.
54 ft 1 in
15 ft 9 in
5 ft 6 in
Dragonwing is easily recognized as a Hylas 54 but her optimized sail plan, well thought out canvas arrangement and the features installed during build are what put Dragonwing at the head of her class. She is cutter rigged and has a LiesureFurl boom. This sail plan gives her excellent performance at all points of sail and allows for sails to be shortened with ease. The powerful rig allows this hull form with ease in all conditions.
Each Hylas 54 built is a well regarded sailing yacht. However, the best yachtsmen and women in the world know that the best boats start with a good hull and sail plan but finish with the details. Every aspect of Dragonwing was considered during her build. Her liferaft being placed in her extended stern pulpit, the folding aft seats with canvas covers, her Simpson davits, the placement of antennas and her canvas enclosure were among the customizations her owners specified while creating this yacht.
Dragonwing’s interior showcases the quality craftsmanship expected in a Hylas. The elegance of raised paneling is perfectly contrasted with the bright bamboo and teak sole. Her owners built their second Hylas in large part because they appreciate the attention paid to each detail during build. The balance of old world ship building elegance with the clean modern interior is subtle yet striking once realized.
The interior arrangement of Dragonwing lends itself to sailing with a couple or entertaining guests. Each of her three cabins has ample storage for belongings and both the master and VIP forward have private access to their heads. The salon on Dragonwing was designed for dining or as a casual place to relax. Her long passageway galley, a trademark of Hylas yachts, allows the chef to enjoy company while creating the next meal. Being able to move safely throughout an interior while underway was also an important consideration during build. Well-placed handholds and fiddles keep her owners and guests safe while on long passages.