1989 Hylas Center Cockpit

  • 44 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Lower, NY, US

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Designed by German Frers and built by Queen Long Marine, the Hylas 44 has become one of the most sought after center cockpit cruisers. Her stunning full teak interior is warm and inviting while providing loads of storage for long distance cruising. Two staterooms, each with private head, make her comfortable for cruising with two couples.  There are  two additional berths in the main salon.

She has been extensively cruised by her knowledgeable owners, with passages to Greenland, the Arctic Circle, Labrador and Europe. She has been fully outfitted to safely and reliably complete these journeys. The boat has spent four summers in Europe and is equipped for European cruising with electricity, water, and propane/gas adaptations for US and EU systems. The boat is ICW and EU 1.80 meter deep (approx.) and 19 meter (approx.) air draft canal system capable.

Highlights from her extensive list of equipment: Raymarine 6000 auto pilot with controls above and below, Furuno radar with dome on backstay pole & LCD display below (removable for use in cockpit), ICOM 710 SSB with antenna tuner also includes communication system and weather report capability, 3 Garmin GPS, all new polished stainless hatches and port lights, Village Marine 8 gallon per hour 12-volt watermaker with associated filters and plumbing, new Seafrost refrigeration, Avon 10-man offshore life raft, Avon 5-man inflatable dinghy with 2 HP four-stroke Honda outboard motor.

She is in outstanding cosmetic and mechanical condition and truly prepared and equipped for extensive offshore cruising.


Basic Information

Center Cockpit
Lower, NY, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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S&S/German Frers
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Dimensions & Weight

44 ft - 13.41 meter
13 ft 2 in - 4.01 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 9 in - 1.75 meter
Bridge Clearance:
63 ft 6 in - 19.35 meter
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Fuel Type:
55 (Individual), 55 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
100 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
100 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
20 gallons - 2 tank(s)


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Sleeps 6 in 3 cabins:


Forward guest stateroom has double berth w/lockers outboard, ample sail & inflatable dinghy storage under, sitting area, hanging locker, under-seat storage; ensuite head w/shower.

Main salon has U-shaped convertible dinette w/filler cushion to port, wide extendable settee to starboard w/removable sea berth over, ample storage behind both berths, lockers; fully equipped nav station forward to port; large walk-through galley aft to starboard.

Master stateroom aft (can be accessed via galley or shower/wet locker room) has queen-size center island berth (3 lee cloths make this into 2 excellent offshore berths), counter space/lockers/shelves on either side, 4 drawers, 2 large lockers, shelf locker; ensuite head w/separate shower stall to port aft of  nav station

Teak & holly cabin sole, varnished teak interior finish; 2007 6” foam interior cushions upholstered in beige with red & green accents; 5 fans


Double 10” deep s/s sink, extendable single-head adjustable hot/cold faucet

Fresh/salt water foot pumps (back-up)

Force Ten 3-burner propane stove w/oven & broiler

Top-opening refrigerator

Top-opening freezer

2004 Sea Frost top-loading engine/110V refrigerator/freezer

5 Lockers


3 S/S water tanks w/2 fill openings & inspection ports for each

Hot & cold pressure water with s/s surge tank, manual back-up foot pump

2010 9 gal. engine/110V water heater

Village Marine 8 GPH 12V watermaker w/associated filters & plumbing

Hull & Deck

Fiberglass hull & decks; white hull, blue boot & cove stripes, 2-tone accent gel coat deck (not teak); varnished teak seats & decking in center cockpit; varnished exterior teak grab rails


Excellent light & ventilation provided by 5 new electro polished s/s screened hatches, 10 new electro polished screened ports, 2 removable drop hatches & 1 screened hatch for cockpit main hatch, 2 s/s cowl vents with storm deck plates


3 Large lazarette hatches (1 for 2-20 lb. aluminum propane tanks w/adaptors for European gas tankage)

Removable floors in aft lazarettes

5’9” Shoal draft sheel-type lead keel

Mostly Shaffer Marine deck hardware

European-type step-off bow pulpit w/stowable step-off bow ladder

Permanently mounted split stern pulpit ladder

Offshore lifelines & stanchions

Mechanical & Engine

Edson pedestal wheel steering w/single lever engine control on pedestal, Edson leather-covered wheel

Emergency tiller

Dual Racor pre-fuel filters w/switch-over valves

Xintex automatic fire control system in engine room

Martec 22” 3-blade feathering prop

22” Solid prop w/line cutters

Engine start/stop & monitor panel w/gauges & alarms in cockpit

2 Engine room blowers (in & out)

Sump pump for shower/head

Forward & aft Groco KH  manual heads (2007, 2010), each w/mascerator, 20 gal holding tank, Y- valve

3 Aluminum fuel tanks w/2 fill openings & inspection ports for each, fuel tank control manifold w/feed & return valves for each tank

Rule 2000 electric bilge pump w/bilge level switch & alarms

Manual bilge pump

2 Perco ¾” strainers  (1 for AC/refrigeration, 1 for watermaker)

4 Portable fire extinguishers

2 Heaters (1 off engine, 1 Waals 9000 BTU diesel w/non-cabin combustion air intake)

Kato crane w/6:1 purchase for outboard engine & load hoisting

Electronic & Navigation

2 ICOM VHF radios, antenna on mast & stern pulpit

Ritchie electronic Compass

Suunto 6” compass on pedestal

Datamarine AWI, speed, depth, odometer

Raymarine 6000 auto pilot w/controls above and below

Furuno 15243 radar w/dome on backstay pole & LCD display below (removable for use in cockpit)

Nav pod containing auto pilot & on-deck duplicate switches for nav & deck lights in cockpit

Computer enabled navigation station for GPS/radar hook ups

3 Garmin GPS

ICOM 710 SSB w/antenna tuner includes communication system & weather report capability, backstay insulators for SSB

Wired for Sat Phone (no antenna, no phone)

AM/FM/cassette stereo w/6 speakers (cockpit, salon, aft cabin)

2 EPIRB (406.2, 123)


4 Batteries include 2 4D gel cell house, Group 28 gel cell engine start battery (optionally yoked to house batteries for enhanced or emergency starting), Group 28 maintenance-free windlass battery in fiberglass battery box forward

110V to 220V transformer w/fail safe switchover

115 amp alternator w/fail safe non-zero circuit to batteries

2 30 amp shore power inlets (220V, 110V)

3 50’ Shore power cords (220V, 2 110V)

Power cord adapters for different European power outlets

3-Position battery selector switch for selective charging

42 Circuit breaker panel @ nav station

110V/120V battery charger

Inverter for computer usage

Link 2000 battery monitor

Bow and stern lights

Tricolor & anchor light on masthead

Steaming light

Deck lights

2 Spreader lights

Engine room lights

DC outlet in cockpit for light & search light

Rheostat for instrument lights

Sail & Rigging

2008 Kappa Sails 8.5 oz. dacron full-batten main w/3 reefs

Spare undersized North main

130% Genoa w/furling luff

Quantum storm trysail w/track slides

.75 oz. Spinnaker w/snuffer

Quantum cruising gennaker (no pole required)

130% High clew yankee w/furling luff rope

Spare #2 Genoa w/furling luff rope

Sunbrella full length aqua main sail cover

8 Halyards include 2 spinnaker, 2 jib, 2 main, staysail, storm trysail

Flag halyard

Heavy-duty, tapered, double spreader mast w/storm trysail track

Oversized Dynaform wire rigging w/Norseman-type wire terminal fittings

Optional running backstays (1 set Kevlar, 1 set Dynaform wire w/tackles & line on deck)

Pro-Furl roller furling genoa

Innner forestay (1 w/quick-release lever, 1w/Pro-Furl roller furler for staysail)

Telescoping whisker pole

Reaching strut

Spinnaker gear (pole, running gear & topping lift)

Boom w/3 reef lines, outhaul & bale for preventer

Solid heavy-duty vang

Lightening dissipater on mast

Harken mechanical crank backstay adjuster

On boom stowable lazy jack

Stainless steel genoa & staysail tracks

12 Winches include 2 Barient #36 2-speed self-tailing primaries, 2 Barient #27 2-speed self-tailing spinnaker sheet/guys, 2 Barient #24 2-speed self-tailing for reefing lines & staysail halyard w/line stoppers on mast, Barient #24 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet, 2 Barient #24 2-speed & 1 Barient #22 2-speed on mast, 2 Andersen #28 2-speed self-tailing for jib furling drum lines

5 Winch handles


Aqua Marine Sunbrella bimini w/sail window, dodger w/leather-covered s/s aft & side grab rails, non-absorbent foam cockpit cushions, hatch & winch covers, pedestal/cockpit table cover, 3-piece canvas Fairclough winter cover w/pipe frame; foldable varnished cockpit table, cold water deck shower, Maxwell electric windlass with 5/16” chain gypsy & deck controls, 2 44# Bruce anchors, 25# Fortress anchor, 2 5/16” chain/250’ nylon rode, double anchor bow roller with ½” capture bolts for anchor storage on bow rollers, 2 Nicro solar cell day & night anchor locker ventilators, 6 dock lines, 6 fenders, 2 man overboard poles w/strobe lights, life ring w/drag device, sea sling in hard container, bosun’s chair, extensive spare parts, outboard motor mount

Reason For Selling

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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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(3316548)