2002 HYLAS 54 FOR SALE – SERENITY

Serenity has sailed in some of the most beautiful waters of the Western Hemisphere and she handles seas with the grace one would expect from a boat with her pedigree. Serenity is an excellent example of the lower profile deck Hylas 54’s, which German Frers originally drew for this hull. Her lines are bolder than her raised salon sisters and she is undoubtedly one of the prettiest boats of her generation.

Serenity benefits from having only one owner since being built and her owners continue to care for her as they have since new. Her tidy interior and high-gloss varnish are fine examples of how well she has been maintained. This Hylas 54 is rare because she has also benefited from the daily care of a full-time captain and crew. Many vessels in this class have attentive owners, but few enjoy the care and attention that can be given by a professional team working and living aboard. Serenity is a testament to how gracefully a quality-built yacht can age.

The opportunity to acquire a single-owner Hylas 54 will be considered by all serious sailors looking for a quality yacht that can take them on their next great adventure. Serenity is a testament not only to her owners and crew but also to the Hylas brand. Her owners love their Hylas so much that they have decided to build another new Hylas and many of the same great features that Serenity has will be evident on their next yacht.

LOA: 54 ft
LWL: 46 ft
Beam: 15 ft 9 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 74 ft
Min. Draft: 7 ft 8 in
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Ballast: 20,020 lbs
Displacement: 48200 lbs
Displacement Type: Dry Load

TANKS
Fuel Tanks Capacity: 291 gal
Fuel Tanks Material: Stainless Steel
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 164 gal
Fresh Water Tanks Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tanks #: 2
Holding Tanks Material: GRP

BERTHS
Number of Single Berths: 2
Number of Double Berths: 2

54ft 1in
LOA

15ft 9in
BEAM

7ft 6in
DRAFT

48,200 lbs
DISPLACEMENT

3
CABINS

2
HEADS

EXTERIOR SPACES

The Hylas 54 was a tremendously successful design due in no small part to her deck and sail plan. Her wide side decks sweep aft, around the center cockpit to the aft deck, and lead to wide transom steps. This layout helps make her the perfect boat whether offshore or on the hook. Owners have remarked on how easily they can walk forward in a sea and how safe they feel in the deep cockpit while passage making. These same traits are what also make the Hylas 54 a perfect platform for relaxing in a hidden bay.

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Serenity has a Selden rig with in-mast furling. This reliable rig, coupled with a lightly used Ullman mainsail, can power her elegant hull through all types of seas. Because the Hylas 54 has a fine, nearly plumb bow and carries her beam well aft, she likes to sail “on her feet.”

Breaking from traditional designs of the time, the Hylas 54 was drawn to gain speed by easing sail, instead of trimming to gain waterline length. Owners will find that they can shorten sail early with this powerful rig.

INTERIOR SPACES

Below deck, it is evident that Serenity’s owners knew exactly the boat they wanted prior to building her. A high-gloss interior that is in near-perfect condition, coupled with light beige upholstery, give Serenity the feeling of comfort and elegance. Her salon is inviting, while her galley and navigation station are easily accessible. She is a spacious three-cabin boat with two heads. Nearly spotless, Serenity looks like a boat many years younger because of the level of care that she has received.

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Spending long summer days or perfect Caribbean nights aboard Serenity is easy and comfortable. Each cabin is well-ventilated with opening ports or hatches. She is also comfortable offshore with her brightly finished cabins inviting sleep after a long watch. The versatility and usefulness that is evident on deck is carried into the interior, making Serenity a pleasure for both novice and expert sailors alike.

CLASSIC HYLAS 54


Serenity is one of the best Hylas 54’s of her generation currently available. This yacht was enjoyed by her owners for 15 years and is well-prepared to adventure for the next decade. There are very few boats of this age that are as well-founded as Serenity. Her new owners will be able to enjoy sailing with family and friends from the first day of purchase and for many years thereafter.

Center Cockpit

Center cockpit yachts have become prevalent for a variety of reasons. Great visibility, safety, and a more useful interior space are among the reasons today’s sailors enjoy these designs. Serenity’s owners have enjoyed this design so much they have decided to purchase a new center cockpit Hylas 56.

Hull Design

Yacht designers have explored all different hull shapes to varying degrees of success and each generation works to make hulls faster and more comfortable. German Frers experienced great success with the Hylas 54 because of his foresight and willingness to push modern hull shapes.

Passageway Galley

A sailboat galley must be safe to use while underway and ideally an enjoyable space to work. Passageway galleys, when designed properly, accomplish these vital roles but also provide more advantages. Two people can work side by side and multiple opening ports make the space as nice as many fine homes.

SAILING


HULL & DECK

Hull & Deck Details

HULL
– Awl Grip Hull in Dark Green with Gold Cove Stripe and White Boot Stripe (New Paint 2012)
– Twaron Hull, Carbon Aramid Fiber with Alternating FRP Glass Lay Up, Handlaid with No Core & Vinylester Resins & Isophthlic Gel Coat
– Watertight Collision Forward Bulkhead
– Watertight Stern Sections Across Aft Lazarettes & Stern Locker
– Two Epoxy Barrier Coats below the Waterline
– Bottom Paint, Island (New 2016)
– Solid Lead Keel with Solid 35mm Stainless Steel Keel Bolts with Transverse Mounted 8mm Backing Plates
– Partially Skegged Rudder
– Side Power Bow Thruster SP155TC
– Teak Rubrail with Solid Stainless Striker Plate
– Stainless Steel Transom Edge Protection to Deck Level

DECK
– Whisper Grey Molded Contrasting Non Skid
– Solid GRP Fiberglass in all areas of Deck for Deck Fittings and Stress Areas
– 32” High Stanchions 1.25” in Dameter with Double Lifelines
– Manship 316 Stainless Hatches and Ports
– Varnished Teak Cap Rail (New 2017)
– Closed Chocks at Bow, Midship, Stern
– Additional open Chocks at Bow and Midship
– Varnished Teak Cabin Top Handrails (New 2016)
– Step Down Sail Locker
– Anderson Electric Primary Winches
– Anderson Secondary Winches
– Anderson Electric Mainsheet Winch
– Anderson Cockpit Winch
– Schaffer Stand Up Blocks for Asymmetrical Spinnaker
– Extended Pushpit
– Folding Stern Pushpit Seats
– Stainless Steel Antenna Pole with Outboard Motor Lift, LED Flood Light & Wind Generator
– Teak Outboard Motor Storage Bracket
– Stern Pushpit with Single Open Gate
– Simpson Electric Davits (300 KG)
– Freshwater Connector & Stop Cock in Starboard Lazarette
– Stern Garage with Dedicated Jabsco Bilge Pump with Manual Over Ride in Cockpit
– Freshwater Hot & Cold Shower on Stern Platform
– Fold Down Stainless Steel Transom Swim Ladder with Custom Grab Handles

COCKPIT

Cockpit Details

– White Dodger, Bimini Top & Connector
– Dodger & Bimini Frame Upgrade to 1-1/4″ Stainless Steel Tubing
– Teak Planking in Cockpit
– Padeye in Cockpit
– Lewmar Low Profile Pedestal
– Whitlock Cable Steering System
– Lewmar Mini Max Wheel – 35″
– Bose Speakers in Cockpit
– Cockpit Cushions
– Raymarine E127 12″ Chart Plotter at Companionway (New 2016)
– ICOM VHF Remote Mic at Helm
– Bow Thruster Control at Helm
– Danforth 5″ Compass

– Simrad AP20 Auto Pilot Control Head (New 2014)
– Maxwell Windlass Control with Chain Counter at Companionway (2)
– Raymarine i60 Depth Sounder Display at Companionway (New 2016)
– Raymarine i60 Speed Log Display at Companionway (New 2016)
– Raymarine i60 Wind Speed & Direction Display at Companionway (New 2016)
– Raymarine i70 Multi Display at Companionway (New 2016)
– Solid Teak Varnished Cockpit Table with Teak Drink Holder
– Yanmar Engine Control Panel in Starboard Combing
– Lighting Control Panel with Bilge Indicators in Port Combing
– Companion Way Hatch Board with Screen
– Cockpit Opening Ports (3)

RIGGING

Rigging Details

– Selden Aluminum Mast with Double Spreader Rig Painted White
– Selden Hydraulic In-Mast Sail Furling with Controls in Cockpit
– Selden Aluminum Boom Painted White
– Continuous Line Main Sheet Traveler with Ratcheting Winch
– Walder Boom-Brake with Cockpit Anderson Winch
– Selden Furlex Hydraulic Roller Furling Forestay with Controls in Cockpit
– Selden Furlex Hydraulic Roller Furling Inner Forestay with Controls in Cockpit
– Selden Compression Vang/Kicker (New Gas Spring 2016)
– Custom Mast Bracket for Main Outhaul Turning Block
– Hasselford Standing Rigging
– Forward and Aft Lowers
– Discontinuous Rigging

– Forespar Shroud Covers
– Mast Head Tricolor, Anchor Light & Steaming Light
– Fore Deck Light on Mast
– LED Spreader Lights
– Insulated Backstay for SSB
– Spinnaker Halyard with Swivel Block
– Staysail Cars
– Running Back Stays
– Anderson Electric Primary Winches
– Anderson Secondary Winches
– Anderson Electric Mainsheet Winch
– Anderson Cockpit Winch
– Anderson Halyard Winches on Mast (2)
– Schaffer Stand-Up Blocks for Asymmetrical Spinnaker

ADDITIONAL EXTERIOR DETAILS

Sails & Canvas Details

SAILS
– Ullman Dacron Mainsail (New 2014)
– Dacron 135% Genoa with UV Cover (New 2011)
– Dacron Starsail with UV Cover

CANVAS
– White Vinyl Dodger (New 2014)
– White Vinyl Bimini (New 2014)
– Dodger/Bimini Connector Panel
– Bimini Side Shades (2)
– Cockpit Cushions
– Dark Green Pillows

Ground Tackle Details

– Windlass – Maxwell 3500 with Bow Controls (2)
– Handheld Windlass Wireless Remote for Primary Windlass
– Maxwell Windlass Control w/ Chain Counter at Companionway (2)
– Chain Stoppers (2)
– Primary Anchor – Manson Supreme 80 lbs (New 2015)
– Primary Anchor Rode – 300′ of Pearless Acco 3/8″ BBB Galvanized Chain (New 2016)
– Stainless Steel Bow Anchor Protection Plate

– Salt Water Washdown Connections in Anchor Locker
– Anchor Locker with Separate Storage Area for Lines & Fenders
– Extra Bow Cleats (2)
– Extra Mid Ship Cleats & Chocks (2)
– Extra Aft Corner Folding Cleats (2)
– Dock Lines
– Fenders with Covers

SALON

Salon Details

– Custom Cabin Design
– Teak Interior in High Gloss Varnish
– Panel Cabin Doors with Louvers
– Louvered Locker Doors
– Teak Facing on Cabin Top Vertical Surfaces
– Salon Window Frames trimmed in Teak
– Euro Headliner in Oyster Ultra Leather
– Heat Shield Insulation between Deck & Headliner
– Teak & Holly Cabin Sole with Gloss Varnish
– Stainless Steel Hand Rails Adjacent to Companionway Steps
– Handholds on Port & Starboard Sides and Overhead
– Salon Dinette Table with Wrap Around Seating for 6

– Custom Burl Teak Dinette Table
– Storage in Dinette Table Base
– Full-Length Starboard Settee pulls out an additional 9″ for a Wide Sea Berth
– Liquor Cabinet
– Opening Hatches (2)
– TV
– Speakers
– Custom Settee Cushions with Cream Leather
– Techni Cold Air Conditioning with Reverse Cycle
– LED Lighting Fixtures in Headliner with Dimmers
– LED Bulkhead Lighting with Dimmers
– Rope Lighting under Settees

Nav Station Details

– Forward Facing Nav Station
– Nav Seat in Cream Leather
– Nav Station Desk Double Opening Top
– Chart Storage Area

– 110v Outlets
– 12v Outlet
– Opening Port to Cockpit
– Walk Thru to Aft Head

GALLEY

Galley Details

– Custom Cabinet Design
– Teak Interior in High Gloss Varnish
– Louvered Locker Doors
– Teak Facing on Cabin Top Vertical Surfaces
– Euro Headliner in Oyster Ultra Leather
– Teak & Holly Cabin Sole with Gloss Varnish
– Panasonic Microwave Oven
– Two Refrigerator Boxes & One Freezer Box with 2 – 110 Volt Compressors

– Broadwater 4-Burner Propane Stove with Oven & Broiler
– Corian Counter Tops – Sand
– Stainless Steel Divided Galley Sink with Grohe Faucet
– Trash Drawer
– Backup Freshwater Foot Pump at Sink
– Storage Cabinet with Split Cabinet Doors above Engine Room Door
– Opening Ports (4)
– Hella Fan

FORWARD CABINS

Forward Cabins Details

FORWARD CABIN
– Custom Cabin Design
– Forward Cabin Island Berth with Custom Mattress with Memory Foam
– Custom Bedding
– Lockers under Berth
– Panel Cabin Doors with Louvers
– Louvered Locker Doors
– Lockers Cedar Lined
– Teak & Holy Cabin Sole with Gloss Varnish
– Techni Cold Air Conditioning with Reverse Cycle
– Large Opening Hatch
– LED Lighting Fixtures in Headliner with Dimmers
– LED Bulkhead Lighting with Dimmers
– Rope Lighting under Berth
– USB Outlets
– Two Hella Fans

PORT FORWARD CABIN
– Custom Cabin Design
– Fixed Upper & Lower Berths
– Two Opening Ports
– Large Hatch
– Panel Cabin Doors with Louvers
– Louvered Locker Doors
– Lockers Cedar Lined
– Teak & Holy Cabin Sole with Gloss Varnish
– Techni Cold Air Conditioning with Reverse Cycle
– LED Lighting Fixtures in Headliner with Dimmers
– LED Bulkhead Lighting wit Dimmers
– Hella Fans

AFT CABIN

Aft Cabin Details

– Custom Cabin Design
– Queen Size Aft Berth Centerline
– Custom Mattress
– Custom Bedding
– Port & Starboard Settee in Cream Leather
– Teak Facing on Cabin Top Vertical Surfaces
– Euro Headliner in Oyster Ultra Leather
– Panel Cabin Doors with Louvers
– Louvered Locker Doors
– Lockers Cedar Lined
– Teak & Holly Cabin Sole with Gloss Varnish
– Starboard & Port Side Hanging Lockers
– Full-Length Deep Hanging Locker Centerline

– Large Double Door Cabinet with Shelves below Berth
– Locker behind Head Board
– Techni Cold Air Conditioning with Reverse Cycle
– LED Lighting Fixtures in Headliner with Dimmers
– LED Bulkhead Lighting with Dimmers
– Rope Lighting under Berth
– Two Hella Fans
– Large Opening Hatch
– Large Transom Opening Ports
– Speakers
– Stereo Speaker Volume Control
– USB Outlets

HEADS

Heads Details

FORWARD HEAD
– Custom Design
– Hella Fan (White)
– Corian Counter Tops in Sand
– Grohe Faucet
– Vacuflush Fresh Water Head
– 27 gallon Dedicated Holding Tank with Dual “Y” Valve System
– Opening Ports (2)
– Opening Hatch in Shower
– Separate Enclosed Shower Stall
– Shower Door (Clear Lexan Door)
– Fold Down Teak Shower Seat

AFT HEAD
– Custom Design
– Hella Fan (White)
– Corian Counter Tops in Sand
– Grohe Faucet
– Vacuflush Fresh Water Heads
– 27 gallon Dedicated Holding Tank with Dual “Y” Valve System
– Opening Ports (2)
– Separate Enclosed Shower Stall
– Shower Door (Clear Lexan Door)
– Fold Down Teak Shower Seat

ELECTRONICS

Electronics Details

HELM
– Raymarine E127 12″ Chart Plotter at Companionway (New 2016)
– ICOM VHF Remote Mic at Helm (New 2017)
– Simrad AP20 Auto Pilot Control Head (New 2014)
– Raymarine i60 Depth Sounder Display at Companionway (New 2016)
– Raymarine i60 Speed Log Display at Companionway (New 2016)
– Raymarine i60 Wind Speed & Direction Display at Companionway (New 2016)
– Raymarine i70 Multi Display at Companionway (New 2016)

NAV STATION
– Raymarine A67 Series Chart Plotter (New 2016)
– ICOM M502 VHF Radio with Remote MIC at Helm
– Raytheon ST60 Multi Display

NAVIGATION ELECTRONICS
– Simrad AP20 Auto Pilot (New 2014)
– Raytheon RN300 GPS
– Ultrasonic Speed Log
– Raymarine AIS 650 Transceiver (New 2016)
– Raymarine 24” 4KW Scanner with Mast Mount

COMMUNICATIONS
– ICOM M502 VHF Radio with Remote MIC at Hem
– SSB Connection for SSB Radio at Nav Station
– ICOM IC-M710 SSB Radio
– ICOM AT130 SSB Auto Tuner with Insulated Backstay Antenna
– ICOM IC-M34 Handheld VHF Radio

ENTERTAINMENT
– 24″ Flat Screen TV in Salon
– Fusion 750 Marine Stereo with DVD Player
– Stereo with Speakers in Salon, Aft Cabin & Cockpit

ELECTRICAL

Electrical Details

– Norpro 12kw Generator – 2,543 Hours (New 2010)
– Magnum Energy ME Series 3100 Watt Inverter/Charger (New 2013)
– BEP Battery Monitors (2)
– Engine Start/House Battery Charger
– Amptech 200 amp Alternator with Smart Regulator
– Eclectic Energy D400 Wind Generator (New 2014)
– 4D AGM 6 volt Lifeline Batteries – 8 – 880 Amp Hrs (New 2017)
– 8D AGM 12 volt Thruster/Windlass Batteries – 2 (New 2016)
– AGM 4D Engine Start Battery (New 2011)
– AGM 4 D Generator Start Battery (New 2017)
– Tie Switch for House & Engine Start Batteries

– All Batteries are Isolated with a Built-in Reverse Isolation Switch
– All Batteries Self Contained, Strapped and Secured
– All Wire is Tinned
– Two 3″ Copper Strips Running Bow to Stern, Port & Starboard for Grounding
– Shore Power Configuration 220V/50A with Connections Forward & Aft
– Telephone & TV Shore Connection
– 50′ Shore Power Cord
– LED Interior Lighting
– VIMAR Light Switches
– LED Lights in Engine Room (3)
– 12 Volt Outlets in Cockpit & Nav Station
– USB Outlets in Cabins & Nav Station

ADDITIONAL SYSTEMS DETAILS

Engine & Gen Set Details

ENGINE
– Yanmar 140 HP 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Engine (4LH-HTE) with Cockpit Controls and Alarm System (4,331 Hours)
– Engine Start Switch in Engine Room
– Morse Single Lever Control System
– Bruntons Varifold 4 Blade Folding Prop (New 2014)
– PSS Shaft Seal
– Dual Racor Fuel Filters
– AGM Start Battery
– Fuel Transfer Pump & Fuel Polishing System
– Electric Oil Change Pump & Selector Manifold
– Firebouy Automatic Fire Suppression System
– Fire Retardant Engine Room Sound Insulation

GEN SET
– Norpro 12kw Generator – 2,543 Hours (New 2010)
– Remote Panel at Nav Station
– Racor Fuel Filter
– AGM Start Battery

Mechanical Details

– Air Conditioning with Reverse Cycle (4 Zones)
– Side Power SP155TC Bow Thruster with Joystick
– Two Refrigerator Boxes & One Freezer Box with 2 – 110 Volt Compressors
– Broadwater 4-Burner Propane Stove with Oven & Broiler
– Microwave Oven
– 30 GPH Watermaker (110 Volt Feed Pump)
– Montour Water & Fuel Tank Gauges at Nav Station
– 291 Gallons of Total Fuel Tankage
– 164 Gallons of Total Water Tankage
– All Tanks with Dipsticks & Large Inspection Ports

– All Tankage for Water & Fuel is Stainless Steel
– Two Independent Freshwater Pump
– Vacuflush Fresh Water Heads (2)
– Head Waste Hoses (New 2015)
– Two Independent Holding Tanks, One Dedicated to Each Head
– 20 Gallon Hot Water Heater, Heated via Engine or AC Power
– All Through Hull Fittings are Bronze with Seacocks and Bonded
– Two Independent Bilge Pump Systems
– Manual Bilge Pump at Nav Station