Hylas 56’s have been built in different configurations to serve many purposes. The owners of Manuela wanted a fast cruising yacht that was comfortable on longer offshore passages, which are prevalent for West Coast based yachts. She is equipped with a carbon rig built by GMT and Vectran sails by Doyle. This combination along with her powerful hull design gives Manuela abilities that surpass many of her sisters.

The Hylas 56 has built on the reputation that her predecessor the Hylas 54 created. In a few short years sailors are recognizing the Hylas 56 for being a fast sailboat that owners are willing to sail across the planet’s ocean. While each Hylas 56 is customized to her owners Manuela is distinct in her interior and exterior looks and performance choices.

56 ft 4 in

15 ft 10 in

6 ft 4 in

50,200 lbs




Her scoop transom with steps open to reveal storage. This combination makes her an ideal boat for divers or just recreational swimming. Beyond the handsome lines that each Hylas boasts Manuela has attributes that make her stand out. Her teak deck distinguishes Manuela and also offers the best non-skid available. A GMT carbon rig with Powerfurl boom allow her owners to optimize performance and shorten sail easily when need arises.

Manuela, like all Hylas yachts is a center cockpit vessel. She has a white hull helps to make her a great boat for tropical sailing.


Manuela is a three-cabin two head Hylas 56. The interior wood for the teak bulkheads was carefully selected and contrasts beautifully with her dark teak and holly sole. The consideration that went into Manuela’s is evident from the light granite countertops to the teak around the large salon windows. She is a bright boat with features that please even the most critical eye.

This Hylas 56 is powered by a VW TDI engine, which is easily accessed through positive latches doors on all sides. The engine room also houses the preferred Northern Lights generator, a complete fuel manifold, dual Racor filters and her Lewmar Mamba steering system. Manuela is equipped smartly, has all necessary cruising gear and amenities that make living aboard a pleasure.