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Seller's Description

The owner of PENN STATION is a very experienced professional yachtsman, having prepared this yacht in Seattle in 2014 for his circumnavigation he has constantly upgraded the yacht. Before he set off he replaced all standing rigging, rod rigging shrouds, and replaced all plumbing with all tanks thoroughly inspected.

In 2018 Steve completely rewired the 12 volt system, installed a new Isotherm fridge and freezer, completed a hull blister job and replaced most through hull fittings. Other upgrades that year included a new AIS transponder a new electric head and a new PROFURL furler.

This year the yacht has benefited from all new B&G electronics, radar on back order, brand new mainsail and Strong Track c/w stackpack, brand new genoa, staysail refurbished and custom UV strips for both headsails and colour matched tube covers on dinghy. The hull was Coppercoated plus Propspeed. The engine was serviced and new raw water cooling components installed.

The yacht has been launched and is ready to sail away. There are new Lithium batteries in storage and many extras into this deal… please read on to discover more..

Equipment: Accommodation

The interior is in beautiful condition, the galley having recently had all new stainless steel work tops and all varnishing throughout is up to date. The aft cabin is particularly attractive on this yacht.

Full forward a double cabin with a Pullman type double and a bathroom just aft. The main saloon is very inviting and an excellent linear galley design with the sink behind the companionway.. great design. Galley

3 burner gas hob and oven Double stainless sink c/w salt and fresh water SPX manual pumps and pressurised mixer tap for hot and cold water Water heater 200 litre 12 VDC fridge 210 litre 12 VDC freezer Engine driven 60 lph watermaker

Mast & Rigging

Original alloy mast and boom. Parallel double spreader rig. Deck floods. Radar reflector. Anchor light. Tricolor.

New standing rigging in 2014, shrouds are rod rigging. Two headstays plus baby stay. Sail Inventory

New slab reefed DOYLE mainsail c/w Strong Track (2022) New DOYLE genoa on PROFURL gear (2022) Reconditioned furling staysail Spinnaker c/w sock (needs repair)

Navigation & Electronics

B&G 9’’ plotter c/w pod at binnacle (2022) B&G sailing instruments (2022) B&G autopilot (2022) STANDARD HORIZON VHF radio ICOM HF radio 30nm B&G HALO radar (on order) (2022) C ZONE digital switching pack (not installed) Class B AIS transponder


EDSON chain, cable, quadrant. Linear drive autopilot. Batteries and Electrics

The yacht’s AC system both 110VAC and 240VAC, shore power inlet and cabin outlets. HEART 25 30 amp battery charger c/w remote panel plus HEART 2500 inverter. The yacht’s DC system is 12VDC. Batteries; 12 volt house bank is LITHIUM totaling 800 amps 12 volt engine start is 1 x 110 amp lead acid battery

DC charging from BLUESKY solar panels totaling 640 watts c/w MPPT control, AIREX wind generator and main engine 100 amp alternator (internally regulated). Deck Gear

BARIENT self tailing winches Stern arch c/w davits Rail mounted gas BBQ Boarding ladder Fresh water deck shower Salt water washdown Slotted aluminium toerail Stainless steel Dorade vents Stainless steel ports

Ground Tackle

NILSSON windlass 60 lb CQR 86m of 5/16 chain 60m of 1’’ nylon rode

Safety Gear

WINSLOW life raft 5 auto pfd’s Harnesses Life ring Basic First Aid kit ACR EPIRB (8 yrs) 4 fire extinguishers (ood) WHALE electric bilge pump

Dinghy & Outboard

10’ AB RIB YAMAHA 15 hp



German Frers
Hylas Yachts USA
Queen Long Marine
Hylas Yachts Owners Association
Hylas Yacht Club
# Built


Length Overall
43 11 / 13.4 m
Waterline Length
34 10 / 10.6 m
12 11 / 4 m
5 3 / 1.6 m 6 11 / 2.1 m
22,320 lb / 10,124 kg
11,020 lb / 4,999 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
866′² / 80.5 m²
Total Sail Area
866′² / 80.4 m²
Sail Area
376′² / 34.9 m²
47 0 / 14.3 m
16 0 / 4.9 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
490′² / 45.5 m²
54 11 / 16.8 m
17 9 / 5.4 m
Forestay Length
57 9 / 17.6 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
80 gal / 302 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
80 gal / 302 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.9 kn
Classic: 7.91 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.93 knots
Classic formula: 7.91 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


From BlueWaterBoats.org:

The Hylas 44 from designer German Frers is a center cockpit offshore cruiser known for her good looks and build quality from Queen Long Marine of Taiwan. Introduced in 1984 production spanned eight years before ending in 1992. These days Hylas 44s are particularly popular for their accommodation layout, her idiosyncratic hull shape carries her maximum beam far aft allowing for a wide aft stateroom. You can find them on the market today with variations in the keel configuration (deep or shoal) as well as their rigs with both cutter and sloops being offered.


Queen Long Marine commissioned German Frers to design two cruising sailboats in the early 1980’s. These became the racy Hylas 42 and the more “cruiserly” Hylas 44 in 1984 which now are part of a well known Hylas series of yachts.

The Hylas 44 in particular became popular among charter boat circles in the Caribbean with Bill Stevens of Stevens Charters and then Dick Jachney of Caribbean Yacht Charters (CYC) purchasing most of the boats. Private dealers throughout the world also sold these Hylas yachts. In 1990, CYC became the sole importation agent for new Hylas yachts. By 1992, CYC had Queen Long add a sugar scoop stern to the 44. In 1995, they introduced a wholly new German Frers designed 46 footer with a different cabin trunk, deeper forefoot, and fully integrated swim platform. These 46 Hylas yachts are currently in production as of 2010.


The accommodations are the most attractive feature. All 44’s have a offset berth forward and settee with a private head and shower. The main salon includes a dinette arrangement to port and a starboard settee. Leading to the master stateroom are dual walk-throughs, a tremendously popular feature. Along the port side is the master head and shower while the galley is along the opposite side. The master stateroom has a centerline queen on all except the first thirteen hulls which had a berth offset starboard side.


The hull is solid hand laid up fiberglass by Queen Long Shipyards, the Taiwanese builder. The construction includes an impressive stiffening network of full length fore and aft stringers and transverse floors. The deck is balsa or Airex cored and fastened to the hull via stainless bolts and 5200. Chainplates are massive and tie into glassed over stainless steel I-beams. Queen Long was already well known for their Kelly Petersons and Stevens 47’s before producing the 44.

Under Sail

The Hylas 44 is a wet boat. Offshore, a steady stream of water slides over the fine bow and back to center cockpit because of the low freeboard. You often see complete enclosures. She never pounds but slices through waves. Downwind with her sexy beam at 3.8 ratio, she surfs down waves.

Buyers Notes

Many Hylas 44s underwent the hard life of a Caribbean bareboat charter. Caribbean Yacht Charters ran a purchase and charter operation out of the British Virgin Islands. The owner saved on the purchase of a new Hylas 44 from Queen Long but leased the yacht into charter for four years. It is difficult to tell between non-chartered and chartered 44s. Tell tale signs are high engine hours, eyebrows along the cabintrunk, and a Hylas logo in the cockpit. Late in production in 1992, Queen Long decided to extend the 44 with a swim platform into the 45.5. This 45.5 has a different deck mold. Subsequently, owners retrofitted 44s with swim platforms. These aftermarket 45.5s often have unique issues.

As of 2010 the asking prices are in the approximate range of:
Hylas 44, 1984-1986 $100k-$150k USD (have smaller cockpits and offset aft berths)
Hylas 44, 1986-1992 $150k-$175k USD
Hylas 45.5, 1989-1992 $175k-$200k USD (aftermarket swim platform)
Hylas 45.5, 1992-1994 $200k-$250k USD (new deck mold, factory swim platform)

Links, References and Further Reading

» Sailing Magazine, Hylas 44 by John Kretschmer
» Waves, Hylas 44: Essence of Hylas Yachts
» Hylas Yachts USA, company website

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