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Old 12-06-2011, 17:31   #31
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Re: Hylas vs Oyster

I know that Oyster has incredible aftermarket service. I am curious if that service extends past the original owner. I appreciate the way that Oyster is willing to stand beside their boats.
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Old 12-06-2011, 20:52   #32
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Just got delivery of our newly redesigned Hylas 56 by german Freres.... we decided on the Hylas vs the others because for a blue water cruiser it gave us the most flexibility in terms of customization. The interiors are precisely to our specs, so is the rig (all carbon) and all the systems, and we could not be happier. She is sexy and elegant and with carbon sails and rig a very fast yacht....
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The Hylas is a pretty wet boat. This may be ok for sailors who are adventurous & tough but it may get old for you & your wife. It is beautiful but may dampen your feet & your spirits!
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The Hylas is a pretty wet boat.
For sure true about the 44 / 46. You need a dodger +. Tie canvas along the lifelines in line with the cockpit. You can even put the boat's name on the canvas like Gypsy Moth. It's a British thing I think.
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Old 28-06-2011, 09:13   #36
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In the past i have sailed an older Hylas in bad weather without a dodger and it was indeed wet. My experience with our newly re-designed 56 and a dodger has been so far limited to fair weather so I cannot say. Cockpit sits slightly different than older Hylases. It undoubtedly cuts through the waves and has a pretty aggressive stance !
We are used to pacific coast sfo and monterey bay sailing condition so what most sailor consider wet or too windy is normal for us. We love it! if we wnated DRY we would have commissioned a 100ft perini navi and stayed below! LOL
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The Hylas is a pretty wet boat. This may be ok for sailors who are adventurous & tough but it may get old for you & your wife. It is beautiful but may dampen your feet & your spirits!
I have sailed on 46', 49', 54' and 56' Hylas Cutters. Each had a bimini / dodger and a full cockpit enclosure. This is the only way to go. Doing a night watch in your shirt sleeves is great.

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Just got delivery of our newly redesigned Hylas 56 by german Freres.... we decided on the Hylas vs the others because for a blue water cruiser it gave us the most flexibility in terms of customization. The interiors are precisely to our specs, so is the rig (all carbon) and all the systems, and we could not be happier. She is sexy and elegant and with carbon sails and rig a very fast yacht....
I am thinking of buying a new Hylas 56 and would welcome your thoughts. May I contact you directly?

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Dear Relentless,
contact me privately anytime, (I can send you also my phone) I can send you pics of our Hylas and share our experience. We love ours! Where are you located?
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I know that Oyster has incredible aftermarket service. I am curious if that service extends past the original owner. I appreciate the way that Oyster is willing to stand beside their boats.
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Prior to the 2010 ARC, All seven people of the Oyster team came and checked us over. Full inspection covering the rig, engine, electrics, electronics, steering etc, etc. Written report and all for free!

My Oyster is now 22 years old and one of the smallest they built. I'm her 4th owner.

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Just want to add my 2 cents. I have a Taswell 58, built by Ta'Shing who also build the Nordhavn trawlers. It is a lesser known brand but one of the best built and best sailing bluewater boats. We have sailed back and forth to the Caribbean over the past 7 years in the Caribbean 1500 and Atlantic Cup and have been first overall as well as first in class multiple times. All Taswells were semi-custom builds and no two are alike. They were not as expensive as Oysters and much better built than the Hylas. I Have sailed both Oysters and Hylas and would not consider trading my boat for one of them. It is now for sale at about half its original price (David Walters Yachts) as we are moving back ashore.
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Also have a look at the Passport range.
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It is now for sale at about half its original price (David Walters Yachts) as we are moving back ashore.
Is that the one they have listed as 56' and no link to the yacht?
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Is that the one they have listed as 56' and no link to the yacht?
Its the one listed at 59' Here is the link:

2002 Taswell 2003 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Prior to the 2010 ARC, All seven people of the Oyster team came and checked us over. Full inspection covering the rig, engine, electrics, electronics, steering etc, etc. Written report and all for free!

My Oyster is now 22 years old and one of the smallest they built. I'm her 4th owner.

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Those Oyster guys go to every Oyster regatta. Even Swan don't do that.
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