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1986 Hylas 44 - 44'  Sold

Year 1986
Length 44ft.
Price USD $142,500
Type: Pre-owned
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Builder: Hylas
Designer: German Frers
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Displacement: 22320 lbs
Engine(s): Westerbeke
Engine Model: W70
Hours: 2500
Engine(s) HP: 70 HP
Fuel: (80 Gallons)
Water: (80 Gallons)
Holding Tank: (70 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Hylas
Designer: German Frers
LOA: 44 ft 2 in
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
LWL: 34 ft 10 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 22320 lbs
Ballast: 11020 lbs
Total Power: 70 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Engine Model: W70
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2500
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 70 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (80 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (80 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (70 Gallons)

Interior Accommodations

AERIAL’s interior arrangement features a clever double passageway arrangement which makes great use of the interior space and feels far larger than her 44 feet. Two comfortable staterooms, a spacious main salon and large galley with excellent counter space make AERIAL an ideal candidate for a liveaboard or blue water cruiser. Hylas is well known for high quality teak joinery, and AERIAL’s interior shines with semi-gloss varnished solid teak. Louvered locker fronts with solid teak frames and dovetailed drawers exemplify the yard’s skill in woodworking. Ventilation is excellent, Dorade vents on deck, hatches and opening ports in the cabin trunk provide ample ventilation both athwartships and fore and aft.

The guest stateroom is forward with the berth offset to port. There is a small dressing settee to starboard. Lockers and shelves run the length of the cabin along the hull side above the berth. There is an additional handing locker aft and drawers beneath the berth. Three reading lamps, an overhead light and two hatching provide light and ventilation.

The forward head is aft and to port of the master stateroom and may be accessed via the stateroom or the salon. The compartment is finished in laminate with teak trim and a varnished teak grate that allows the space to be used as a shower. There is a counter outboard with a stainless sink at the forward end. Above and outboard are three mirrored cabinet doors. There are two lockers beneath the counter. The manual head is located at the aft end of the compartment, facing inboard. There in an opening port and Dorade vent to provide ventilation.

The salon is the central space of the boat. A teak table is located at the center and offset to port, with a large top loading dry storage space in the center. Leaves on each side allow the table to expand to seating port and starboard. A straight settee runs along the starboard side and a C-shaped settee to port. Storage space is available in lockers behind the settee seatbacks. Outboard above the seatbacks are identical port and starboard banks of two louvered lockers separated by bookshelves which may be customized by height. There is a flat screen TV located to starboard between these lockers. Forward and to starboard there is a liquor cabinet with storage for sixteen bottles and hanging storage for wine glasses. Below is a drawer and locker. Fans are located on the forward bulkhead and aft on the port side and there are numerous opening ports in addition to two athwartships oriented opening hatches.

The navigation station is aft and to port of the salon. There is a comfortable forward facing seat with large chart table. The table top lifts to reveal storage below. There is a red/white lamp above and chart spotlight. B&G instrument repeaters, VHF radio, electrical breaker panel and the Furuno radar/chartplotter are close by. There is a large bookshelf aft of the seat. Three drawers are located beneath the forward end of the table.

The galley is located in the starboard aft passageway. A wide counter with teak fiddles runs along the starboard side. Inboard is a large stainless counter with built-in two bin stainless sink that is larger than those found on much bigger boats! There is a single lever faucet, wand, and fresh and raw water foot pumps. The three burner stove/oven is located to starboard with a stainless crash bar across the front. There is a bank of drawers forward of the stove, a shallow locker beneath and a top loading dry storage locker outboard. Along the hull side is a series of lockers with shelves and a built-in microwave. Aft of the stove, there are two very large top loading refrigerator/freezer compartments. Outboard is varied sized open storage for plates, bowls, cups and mugs. There is a fan at the aft end of the space and three opening ports.

The aft stateroom in the stern is a true owner’s stateroom with generously sized berth offset slightly to starboard and a dressing settee to port. Lockers and bookshelves run along the hull sides to port and starboard above the berth. To port outboard of the settee is a large top loading compartment. To starboard and forward is a hanging locker, a bank of three drawers and another smaller locker with shelf. At the forward end of the cabin there is generous floor space with a floor to ceiling mirror on the forward bulkhead. A large hatch, smaller hatch, three opening ports and a fan provide air flow.

The master head and separate shower stall are accessed to port through the master stateroom or via the passageway aft on the port side. The space is finished in laminate with teak trim and varnished teak grates on the sole for drainage. The head compartment is aft, with a counter and stainless sink at the aft end. A mirror is mounted on the aft bulkhead and there are three mirrored cabinets located outboard of the head. A locker for cleaning supplies and other items is located beneath the counter. The shower is forward, with a teak seat outboard. Two ports and a deck vent provide ventilation.


GE microwave built-in

Shipmate propane three burner stove/oven

(2) 20lb propane tanks, solenoid and control switch at galley

Fresh and raw water foot pumps

Single lever faucet and wand at sink

Huge top loading fridge and freezer compartments with holding plates, thermostat

110v AC and engine driven Grunert refrigeration (AC side is non functional)

Magnetic knife rack

Fan in galley

Electronics & Navigation

At nav station:

Furuno Navnet RDP-139 radar/chartplotter

Furuno mast mounted radar antenna

Icom IC-M80 VHF radio

B&G Hornet 4 Sailing Monitor

B&G Hecta Hornet Depth Monitor

Autohelm 6000 autopilot control head

Autohelm electric linear drive quadrant mounted autopilot

Chart spotlight

JVC AM/FM/cassette stereo

At cockpit:

B&G Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Depth and Boatspeed instruments above companionway

Danforth compass

Autohelm 6000 autopilot control head

Furuno radar/chartplotter visible through companionway

Electrical Systems

AC/DC panel with AC voltmeter/hertz/ammeter and DC voltmeter/ammeter

Xantrex battery monitor/inverter control panel

Balmar DC System Monitor

(3) 8D Lifeline house batteries

(1) 8D bow thruster battery

Xantrex Freedom 20 2000 watt inverter/100 amp charger

Blue Seas BatteryLink ACR

30 amp shore power inlet and 50’ cord

Mechanical Systems

AERIAL’s mechanical access is excellent. The double walk around layout allows very good access to the engine and mechanical space beneath the cockpit from nearly every side.

Westerbeke W70 70hp diesel engine (2500 hours)

Substantial recent maintenance including renewed exhaust system, fuel lines, hoses, re-paint and rebuilt alternators

Racor 500FG primary fuel filter

Dual Balmar 140amp alternators (recently rebuilt by Ballard Electric)

Dripless shaft seal

Miscellanous oil and fluids

Automatic Halon fire extinguisher in engine room (out of date)

Espar D3L-C forced air diesel heater

Grunert refrigeration with holding plates– engine driven and 110v AC (AC side is non functional)

Allcraft 9 gallon stainless water heater

All thru-hulls and thru hull valves replaced (2014)

Emergency manual bilge pump

(2) electric bilge pumps

Paragon fresh water pump with expansion tank

Wesmar bow thruster

(5) interior fans

Deck & Hull

The German Frers designed hull of the Hylas 44 features a sweet sheerline and low profile uncommon to many center cockpit boats. Wide side decks are surrounded by a slotted aluminum toe rail and tall stainless stanchions and double lifelines. At the bow, there is a substantial dual stainless anchor roller and vertical capstan electric anchor windlass. A spinnaker pole is mounted vertically on the mast. Handrails run along the cabintop to port and starboard. There are boarding gates with ladders amidships on both sides and a swim ladder at the transom. Stainless dinghy davits support a RIB dinghy. It’s engine is lifted onto the deck via a small crane and mounted on a chock on the rail. There are three deck lockers at the stern – one houses two 20lb propane bottles. The other two provide storage space and house the 110v refrigeration system. Her center cockpit is protected by a dodger forward. A teak cockpit table and cupholder are mounted on the binnacle. The primary winches at the cockpit are electric, with foot pedal buttons at the helm. A bow thruster was installed in 2007 and aids in maneuvering.

AERIAL’s hull is constructed of sturdy solid fiberglass with a lead ballast keel bolted to a deep stub. Her rudder is hung on a skeg. The hull is white gelcoat with a blue molded cove stripe and double blue boot stripe. Her decks are cored fiberglass laminate with teak overlay.  The hull and deck are fastened via an inward turning flange, bolts through the aluminum toe rail on 6 inch centers and flexible sealant. Interior furniture and bulkheads are bonded to the hull helping to provide a stiff and strong structure.

Nilsson vertical capstan electric windlass with up foot switch

Dual stainless anchor roller

44lb Bruce anchor with 250’ 5/16 chain (recently re-galvanized)

Danforth type stern anchor

(6) stainless mooring cleats with line guards to prevent catching sheets (2) stainless Dorade vents

Teak cockpit table and cupholders mounted on binnacle

Tall stainless stanchions with double lifelines

Stainless swim ladder at transom and boarding ladders and port and starboard gates

Hot/cold stern shower

Sails & Rigging

Two spreader aluminum mast painted white

Aluminum boom painted white

Stainless steel rod rigging with insulated backstay

Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster Harken headsail furler

Quikvang rigid boom vang

(2) folding mast steps

Mast mounted aluminum spinnaker/whisker pole

Navtac hydraulic backstay adjuster

Mainsail with Dutchman flaking system

150% genoa

130% genoa



(2) Barient 27 self tailing secondary winches

Barient 24 self tailing mainsheet winch

(2) Barient 32 self tailing electric primary winches

(2) Barient 24 self tailing halyard winches at mast

Barient 17 self tailing reefing/outhaul winch on mast

Stainless genoa tracks

Fico mainsheet traveller

Miscellaneous & Safety

AB 320VS fiberglass RIB dinghy

15hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboard

Stainless dinghy davits at transom

Forespar outboard motor lift, outboard motor mount on pushpit

Blue canvas dodger on stainless frame

Blue canvas mainsail cover, winch covers, hatch cover, handrail covers, binnacle cover

Flares kit

Sea Plug collision plug

Thru hull plugs



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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