Semi-custom Hylas H48 is ready to kick-off the new year at the 2019 Miami Int’l Boat Show

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  • After her world premiere at the Newport International Boat Show and the US Sailboat Show, Hylas H48 is ready for next Miami Int’l Boat Show

The new Hylas H48 has arrived in Florida. The latest build from Hylas Yachts was delivered from Queen Long Marine in Taiwan and now everything is set for her presentation in Florida at Miami Int’l Boat Show 2019 (14 – 18 February).

Hylas worked with esteemed designer Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design to achieve this mix of comfort, style, and utility in a semi-custom bluee water cruising yacht under 50 feet LOA.

Designed to appeal to couples and families who wish to answer the siren call of true offshore sailing or to give accomplished yachtsmen a way to upgrade their experience, the new H48 offers a spacious and comfortable evolution from Hylas’s legacy models while taking sailing simplicity to a new level.

Dixon’s design stays true to the builder’s mission to create semi-custom ocean-ready cruising boats with a focus on simple sailing and interior comfort. “The H48 uses some elements from the proven quiver of Hylas attributes, including true oceangoing capability, the center cockpit, the large windows, and the swim platform,” Dixon says.

Hylas H48
Photo Billy Black

“But this model changes the flow on board, whether the owners and guests are moving about the spacious decks or relaxing together in the bright saloon, making the most of the onboard volume while factoring in the need for human-size spaces.” Hylas Yachts and Dixon also worked together on the recently introduced design for the new H57 of which a number have already been sold off-plan.

Hylas H48, a true semi-custom yacht

Uniquely for yachting in this class, every Hylas is a true semi-custom built yacht, offering endless possibilities for customization to fulfill the exacting requirements of their owners. The H48 offers the choice of two- or three-stateroom layouts, both with two large head/shower compartments.

The owner’s stateroom has excellent headroom in its aft position, fully benefiting from the center cockpit design. The berth is accessible all around, with a settee to starboard and a combination desk and dressing table is to port. Portlights aft and to either side open for ventilation and natural light. A private head has locker space and a separate shower.

hylas h48
Photo Billy Black

The bow guest stateroom has the same high level of finish and shares the second head compartment with the saloon and the optional third stateroom. All accommodations feature ample hanging lockers.

The spacious saloon of the H48 is the center of the action in the lower-deck accommodations, with a large settee wrapping around a dining table to port, with a luxurious upholstered lounge to starboard, all arrayed beneath the large semi-raised saloon windows.

Moveable upholstered stools create flexible seating around the table. A full nav station has a forward-facing seat and is equipped with a large chart table, owner’s choice of repeater electronics, and, true to the H48’s blue water heritage, unhindered access to the wiring harness and breakers.

The experienced craftsman at Hylas Yachts are world-renowned for creating finely finished interiors, and the beauty is more than skin deep: the mechanical spaces no one sees are finished to the same level. The teak-and-holly sole has seven coats of varnish and is affixed to a subdeck with an epoxy urethane coating.

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