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Old 07-05-2017, 18:57   #1
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Boat: Hylas 49
Posts: 10
Hylas 49 "Seychelles"

Seychelles is a 1998 Hylas 49, extensively equipped and modified for extended passage making and living on the hook. She has been lovingly maintained by her previous two owners and shows near Bristol. Here's your chance to own a fast and comfortable offshore sailing vessel with all systems proven and vetted so you can immediately enjoy your cruising dreams. In short, you could take Seychelles on the Pacific Puddle Jump in good conscience without having to do anything other than loading provisions.

The boat is currently located in San Carlos, Mexico, five hours south of Tucson, Arizona. Come visit us in Pacific Mexico and we will give you a tour of Seychelles and a taste of cruising in the Tropics. Current owner will consider delivery of Seychelles to the United States if desired. The current owner is available to help educate the new owner with vessel systems. Asking Price is $390,000.

Interior Notes

Seychelles has a typical Hylas 49 interior layout, with saloon amidships, forward and aft staterooms and heads,except the guest stateroom on the port side is instead fitted as a work shop with stainless work bench and numerous storage lockers for tools and spares. The forward head has a dedicated shower stall with light and exhaust fan.

All interior cushion fabrics and foam were replaced in 2016. A 6 thick custom very comfortable, latex mattress for the aft stateroom was also fitted in 2016. The entire cabin sole was refinished in 2014. There are numerous Caframo interior cabin fans in strategic locations. Numerous interior lights are LED.


Seychelles is well outfitted for comfort in warm and cold climates. Seychelles is unique in that she is insulated from the waterline up with rubatex closed cell foam to provide more efficient cooling and heating and to eliminate condensation in cold climates.

Heat is provided by a Webasto DBW 2010 hydronic system with four comfort zones and an Everhot on-demand domestic water heater. System is also set-up so the engine can provide hot water from the Everhot or the Torrid 10 gallon 120 volt water heater.

Seychelles has a reverse cycle 16,000 BTU CruiseAir Vector Turbo AC unit which provides cooling in the saloon, tool room and forward stateroom. This unit is fitted with a Smart Start to reduce start-up current. A 6,000 BTU MarineAire reverse cycle AC unit cools the aft stateroom and head which can also be run off the inverter and house battery bank to cool down the cabin for quiet, comfortable sleeping.

A Splendide washer/dryer unit is fitted in the aft head.

A Soleus Air Dehumdifier is plumbed to the bilge and keeps the cabin comfortable in wet climates.

Water capacity is 175 gallons in two stainless tanks, both equipped with electric gauges and dip sticks. A Spectra Ventura 150 watermaker (6.5 gallons per hour)fitted with MPC-5000 controller provides water underway and at anchor. The watermaker runs easily off the solar panels.


The galley is well-outfitted for gourmet meals including a Broadwater gimballed 4 burner stove with oven and broiler, Emerson microwave, and Magma Catalina Barbecue on a custom swivel stern rail mount with dedicated aluminum LPG tank. Two large aluminum LPG tanks are fitted in a sealed deck compartment for the stove/oven.

Galley includes large sized refer and freezer boxes with top and front openings, cooled by a Glacier Bay Mark II refrigeration system. Extra insulation is installed on the inside of both boxes. Current owner uses about 60 amp hours per day on average in the tropics to cool both boxes.

Whale fresh and salt water foot pumps, double sink with dish soap dispenser and Seagull IV water filter spigot are also fitted in the galley.

There are numerous cabinets and storage lockers in the galley and saloon area for galley equipment and extended provisioning.


Navigation electronics replaced in 2015 include a full compliment of B&G Zeus 2 MFDs, Triton displays, sensors, 4G radar, autopilot, AIS, forward looking sonar, and sonar hub. Cockpit electronics includes 12 Zeus 2 MFD, 4 Triton displays, Triton Pilot Controller, and Triton Wireless Pilot Controller. Cockpit VHF is a Standard Horizon GX2150 Matrix with AIS and a docking station for a B&G H50 wireless handheldVHF. Navigation station electronics include a 9 Zeus 2 MFD, 1 Triton display, a B&G V50 VHF, B&G H50 handheld with docking station, and a B&G Class B AIS unit. Long range radio is an Icom IC-M802 with Pactor Pro Modem enabled with a Pactor III license. Autopilot is a B&G Triton AC42 with a new B&G ram in 2016 (spare new autopilot motor is onboard for a quick swap).

Entertainment electronics include a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X599 stereo with 2 speakers in saloon, 2 speakers in aft cabin, and 2 speakers in cockpit, independently controlled. A 24 LED TV in saloon on a swivel mount is connected to the stereo and a WD Live TV player, all run off 12 volt. Digital Sirius XM antenna on arch connected to stereo for good radio reception in lower latitudes.


Seychelles is fitted with a 75 HP Yanmar 4JH2-HTE motor. Engine hours 4300. Both cutlass bearings replaced 2016. Propellor shaft and coupling serviced by machine shop and engine professionally aligned in 2016. Seychelles is fitted with 3 blade Max Prop that was serviced in 2013. The freshwater and raw water cooling systems were cleaned and serviced in 2017. Exhaust elbow was also replaced in 2017. Motor mounts were replaced in 2012. Turbocharger was rebuilt in 2013. Injectors were serviced in 2016. Complete engine maintenance records onboard. Also, numerous engine spares and full service manuals onboard.

A 4D size battery provides starting power and is charged from a dedicated engine alternator. Battery was replaced in 2013. Fuel capacity is 219 gallons in three stainless tanks with electric gauges and dip sticks. Tanks were professionally cleaned in 2011. Equipped with dual Racor fuel filters and electric fuel transfer pump. Motoring range is 1000 nautical miles at 7 knots when fully loaded for cruising.


Seychelles is equipped with two 275 watt solar panels on a custom stainless stern arch. Panels are regulated by a Morningstar TriStar MMPT controller with TriStar digital meter.

Seychelles also has a 200 amp DC alternator in the stern locker driven by a marinized 2 cylinder Kubota Z-482 engine (11 HP) with 875 hours. Numerous engine spares and full service manuals are onboard. The alternator is controlled by a Balmar MC-614 controller.

Inverter/Charger is a Magnum MS-2800 with remote control panel and battery monitoring kit.

A second 140 amp DC alternator for charging house battery bank controlled by Balmar MS-614 controller is fitted on the propulsion engine.

House battery bank is four size 8D DEKA gelcells, all new in 2014 making a 950 amp hour bank.

Sail and Rig

Seychelles rig was designed by Forespar, in conjunction with Sparkman and Stephens, and installed by Rigworks, Inc of San Diego. The mast was supplied by Forespar. All standing rigging components are NavTec. She has solid wire rigging. The mast was pulled, repainted, and all rigging and hydraulics inspected and serviced by RigWorks, Inc. in 2011.

Seychelles is equipped with a Schaefer 3500 roller furling headstay. A composite staysail stay is removable and tightened with a Wichard ratchet adjuster. Running backstays are Yale Crystalline. A NavTec System 50 hydraulic unit at helm controls the backstay tension through dual cylinders and the hydraulic boom vang. Backstay is insulated and used as an HF antenna.

All running rigging is Sampson Warpspeed in very good condition. Winches are manual Lewmars of various sizes with covers.

Mainsail is dacron made by Frank and Axel Schattauer of Seattle in 2015. Mainsail is fully battened with two slab reefs. Seychelles has two roller furling headsails, a 108% North 3DL jib new in 2010 in good condition with an ATN jib sock cover and a Halsey-Lidgard 128% dacron genoa new in 2004 in very good condition. An Island Planet cruising spinnaker new in 2006 in very good condition with an ATN sock compliments the headsail suite. A custom removable bowsprit fits in the second anchor position from which the spinnaker can be flown or the Forespar carbon downwind pole can be controlled. The pole can be stored on deck on on the mast. The staysail is a Lidgard dacron new in 2006 and in excellent condition.


Seychelles has a custom stainless steel stern arch. The arch was constructed by Sergio Gallinda of La Paz, Mexico and is designed and integrated with the stern rails to preserve the lines of the vessel along with keeping additional weight as far forward as possible. The arch houses the solar panels, radar, cockpit VHF antenna, Sirius Radio Antenna, wireless controlled LED deck lights, custom barbecue mount, fishing pole mount, fish cleaning table, outboard motor lift, outboard storage chock, stern anchor and rode, and lifesling. The arch also has custom fold down davits used for storing, lifting, and launching the AB 9.5 aluminum hull inflatable dingy equipped with Tohatsu 9.8 HP outboard, dingy chaps, and Danard dingy wheels.

Seychelles has a sunbrella dodger and bimini, along with complete strataglass and no-see-um netting enclosure panels. The dodger was redone in 2015 with 60 mil Makralon UV windows. Bottom sider cushions for entire cockpit seating. Custom cockpit table fits to helm.

Seychelles has sun and privacy covers for the dodger and all large ports and hatches. She has custom sunshades front and aft of the mast covering most of the deck and she has a full storage cover that completely encloses the deck.

Seychelles has a hot and cold fresh water shower on the swim step and is also equipped with a saltwater wash down on the swim step for cleaning fish at the fish cleaning table or for cleaning the watermaker filters.

Primary anchor gear is a Genuine 66lb Bruce with 300' of 3/8 High test chain, both regalvanized in 2013. Secondary anchor is a Fortress FX-55 with 250' of 3/4 nylon and 50' of 3/8 high test chain. Custom anchor snubber is permanently attached to bow of boat. Windlass is a Maxwell VWC-2200 with up and down switches at the foredeck and in the cockpit. Windlass was completely serviced in 2014. Both salt and freshwater wash down connections are in the chain locker.

Custom inflatable kayak/stand-up paddleboard storage chocks are on the forward port rails.

General Notes

Additional build information on Hylas 49 at the Hylas Yachts Webpage.

The boat is equipped for extended cruising in areas where parts can not be obtained, so numerous spares are included. There are also several binders of information for each system and component onboard.

For more information contact John Stone, owner, at 781-957-8164.
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