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2005 HYLAS 54

€525,000 tax paid

Very high-spec, CE-certified Hylas 54

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelHylas 54
DesignerGerman Frers
Boat NameEn-Deilig
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingDublin, Ireland


LOA16.5m (54'0")
LWL14.02m (45'0")
Beam4.8m (15'0")
Draft2.15m (7'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 4JH-series 125hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Highly-specified and recently updated example of the German Frers-designed Hylas H54 raised saloon centre cockpit. Extremely rare to the market and one of just two originally supplied into the EU market with CE-approval.


    Winner of the prestigious Cruising World Magazine ‘Boat of the Year’, the German Frers designed Hylas 54 has proven herself as a hugely successful and desirable blue water cruising yacht both in the US and in Europe with 59 built.

    EN-DEILIG (hull number 47) is one of just two Hylas 54’s supplied new into the European market by Hylas Yachts UK Ltd. Kept in their continued ownership and used lightly as a demonstrator, she was sold by Grabau International to her current owners in 2019 who were looking specifically for a yacht capable of becoming a safe and reliable passage-maker for their young family. Following a short period of upgrade and refit with all works carried out professionally on the UK’s South Coast, EN-DEILIG sailed to the Mediterranean before readying herself for taking part in the inaugural January ARC, where she finished first in her class and third overall out of an original entry list of 47 boats.

    Fully fitted out for shorthanded bluewater cruising, EN-DEILIG’s specification highlights are many and include:-
    • Twaron (Carbon/Kevlar) reinforced hull and superstructure
    • Aft watertight bulkhead and watertight collision bulkhead forward
    • Recently completed preventative epoxy treatment
    • Overhauled teak decks
    • Semi-skegged rudder
    • Yanmar 125hp engine with low hours run and Varifold 4-bladed prop
    • Fuel cleaning and polishing system
    • Bowthruster
    • 24vDC electrics with AGM batteries
    • Fischer Panda DC Variable speed generator with 3x 24vDC chargers with 3kw inverters for providing stable 220vAC regardless of location
    • Victron solar panel array on custom stainless steel bimini frame
    • Seafari Mini 350 modular watermaker fitted 2019
    • Large (1,246 litre) fuel and water (895 litre) water capacities
    • Upgraded B&G instrument package with Zeus plotters, 4G radar, AIS and autopilot
    • Icom SSB with Pactor modem
    • Simrad Nera 33 Inmarsat Fleet satellite coms system
    • Iridium Go satellite coms system
    • Large capacity twin fridge/freezer system with keel coolers
    • Electric freshwater heads
    • Washing machine
    • Cruisair reverse-cycle air-conditioning system
    • DC fans
    • LCD TV on motorised bracket and Fusion Bluetooth stereo system
    • Three cabin, two heads interior layout with teak interior joinery throughout
    • Synthetic suede (Santos) upholstery
    • Oceanair blinds
    • Selden in-mast furling rig with standing rigging replaced 2020
    • Running Rigging with cruising and racing Dynema - 2021
    • Electric genoa and mainsail furlers
    • Removable inner forestay for staysail
    • Antal electric primary and mainsheet winches
    • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
    • Cruising chute with snuffer
    • Highfield tender and 15hp outboard - 2021



    RCD Status:
    • CE Certification Directive 94/25/CE (Category "A" Ocean)

    Hull Construction:
    • The hull is hand laid up using three layers of TWARON; a carbon aramid (Kevlar) fibre with alternating FRP (fibre reinforced plastic) glass lay up.
    • A solid laminate (ie. no core) is used for maximum strength and longevity.
    • Modern vinylester resins and isophthalic gelcoats are used for increased resistance to the effects of osmosis.
    • The gelcoat finish is white with blue style lines.
    • Original Coppercoat removed, hull sanded back and 4x new epoxy coatings applied – 2020
    • International Micron 350 antifoul – Spring 2023
    • The hull sides feature a teak rubbing strake with stainless steel capping. This rubbing strake runs the length of the hull sides.
    • The bow area is further protected by a stainless-steel strike plate in the general anchor area. A protective stainless-steel plate can also be found at the transom.
    • Internally, a watertight collision bulkhead is found ahead of the forward cabin with independent overboard drainage.
    • Aft are watertight stern sections protecting the owner’s cabin from water ingress to the aft lazarettes and stern lockers.

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Balsa-cored GRP deck & with solid GRP laminate used beneath deck fittings and in high-stress areas.
    • Additional layer of TWARON built into coachroof
    • The deck and forward coachroof are overlaid with hand-picked teak planking. The decks were fully renovated including full recaulking - 2021
    • Areas not covered in teak are finished in a high quality grey non-slip GRP finish.
    • The cockpit seating and bathing platform are also teak laid with teak grating above the cockpit sole
    • Raised solid teak bulwark is fitted along the lengths of the deck with stainless steel fairleads in way of mooring cleats.
    • The superstructure and forward coachroof also feature stainless steel or teak grab rails
    • Ventilation to below decks is via a number of opening alloy deckhead hatches, stainless steel cowl vents and stainless steel opening side ports.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • The keel is a fin section with a slight bulb to the base.
    • The keel material is solid lead, attached to the GRP bilge with 8x 35mm acid resistant stainless-steel bolt with transverse mounted 8mm backing plates.
    • The rudder is a semi-skegged GRP blade for optimal performance, strength and protection.
    • Replacement of rudder packing - 2022
    • The draft of the rudder is less than the keel, to ensure full protection in case of accidental grounding.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH-series 125hp 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with cockpit controls and alarm system
    • Approximately 1,522 hrs run as of Spring 2023
    • Engine service – Spring 2023
    • Freshwater cooling system via raw water intake and heat exchanger
    • Yanmar reduction gearbox
    • Morse single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting
    • Dual Racal fuel filtration system allowing independent filter and bypass system
    • Walborough in-line fuel system allowing engine bypass for filtration and eliminating the need for future engine bleeding in the case of a dry fuel tank
    • Oil change pump built in as standard
    • Engine room sound insulation, fire retardant
    • Fuel cleaning and polishing system - 2021

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Brunton Varifold 4-bladed folding propeller
    • Propspeed prop treatment - 2020
    • 1 ½” stainless steel propeller shaft
    • Flexible shaft coupling
    • Shaft brake
    • Non-drip shaft seal
    • Whitlock Lewmar pedestal with offset pedestal for instrument mounting and binnacle compass
    • Whitlock large diameter hide-covered stainless steel helm wheel with cable linkage to quadrant
    • 24v Sleipner Sidepower bowthruster with control at helm pedestal
    • Emergency steering gear


    Voltage systems:
    • 12 & 24vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shorepower or inverters

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC 125Ah AGM engine start battery
    • 12vDC Victron AGM service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 660Ah @ 24vDC - 2023
    • 2x 12vDC 200Ah AGM batteries for bowthruster, genoa furling and anchor windlass
    • Victron BMV-501 battery monitoring system
    • All batteries are isolated with a built-in reverse isolation switch
    • All batteries self-contained and strapped in place

    • 3x Victron Multi Pheonix 24vDC chargers with 3kw inverters linked in parallel
    • 1x Protech 12vDC 50Amp automatic battery charger for engine/generator start
    • Victron Pheonix Multi-Control for primary battery charger/inverters - 2020

    • Yanmar engine-mounted alternator (12v)
    • Balmar high output 24vDC alternator
    • Balmar MaxCharge voltage regulator for high output alternator

    • Fischer Panda DC variable speed 8kva generator
    • Generator removed and overhauled by Fischer Panda – Winter 2018/19
    • Approx 640 hrs run as of Spring 2023
    • Date of last generator service – Spring 2023

    • 740 W Victron Solar Power panel array mounted to custom fabricated stainless steel frame over cockpit with Victron Monitoring Display - 2021/23

    Other Electrical:
    • Marinco 32Amp 50Hz 230vAC shore power system with ring-main and 220vAC sockets throughout yacht.
    • 220vAC ring main with sockets throughout
    • Main AC/DC control panel with V, A & Hz meters
    • Wiring "tinned" to reduce corrosion
    • Two 3" copper strips running bow to stern both port and starboard for grounding
    • Galvanic isolator with status monitor


    Fresh Water:
    • Two independent DC freshwater pump systems with visual indication lights at AC/DC panel
    • Manual freshwater pump, foot activated for freshwater accessed in the galley
    • Hot water supply via engine calorifier and 220vAC 1,500w immersion heater element in 10 US gallon hot water tank powered by shorepower
    • Calorifier tank replaced Spring 2019

    • Seafari Mini 350 modular watermaker – 220vAC
    • Supplied and fitted by Fischer Panda – Spring 2019

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Two independent DC bilge pump systems
    • Total of 2000 gallons/hour with Bilge Bug conductive switches
    • Third DC bilge pump system for lazarette
    • Manual bilge pump in cockpit

    Other Plumbing:
    • All through hull fittings are solid bronze and all are bonded
    • Saltwater deck wash
    • Pressurised cockpit shower


    • 1,246 litres of total fuel tankage in four independent stainless-steel tanks
    • All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick, threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port
    • Tank Tender system for monitoring tank levels
    • Fuel manifold system with electric fuel transfer pump

    Fresh Water:
    • 895 litres of total water tankage four independent stainless steel tanks
    • All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick, threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port
    • Tank Tender system for monitoring tank levels

    Holding Tanks:
    • 140 litres independent holding tank for forward heads
    • 102 litres independent holding tank for aft heads
    • Dual Y valve system for deck pump out, and direct pump out overboard with independent hand pump
    • Tankwatch 4 level monitoring systems at both heads


    At Helm:
    • 2x B&G Triton multi-displays – 2014
    • B&G Zeus3 in aft cabin with separate battery and switch for lightning - 2020
    • B&G Triton autopilot control (2021) attached to Simrad AC-42 autopilot computer – 2014/23
    • Ritchie Powerdamp binnacle compass
    • Scanstrut pod mounting system

    At Companionway:
    • B&G Z12 12” colour radar/chart plotter display with Scanstrut pod – 2014
    • Simrad Navico NAIS-300 Class B AIS transceiver connected to plotter displays – 2014
    • Simrad closed-array 4G radar scanner on mast (2019)
    • 3x B&G Triton multi-displays -2014

    At Chart Table:
    • B&G Z12 12” colour radar/chart plotter display – 2014
    • 2x B&G Triton multi-displays – 2014
    • B&G Triton autopilot control – 2021
    • Furuno NX300 navtex display
    • Extensive selection of Charts UK to Med, Caribbean and Atlantic
    • Cruising Guides

    Communications Equipment:
    • B&G VHF H90 - 2020
    • Simrad VHF speaker with secondary speaker at companionway
    • Icom IC-M802 SSB with external speaker
    • Pactor modem for SSB
    • Simrad Nera 33 Inmarsat Fleet satellite phone with MS33 Satcom control system
    • Iridium GO! system with antenna kit - 2019


    • Force 10 three burner stove with oven and grill
    • Sharp 800w Dual-Grill microwave
    • Large twin FrigoBoat DC Freezer/Refrigeration system with keel coolers, thermostatic controls and temperature gauges

    • 2x Vacuflush DC electric freshwater heads
    • Zanussi FC1200w washing machine in locker outboard of aft shower cubicle
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with dedicated shower cubicles

    Air Conditioning & Ventilation:
    • Cruisair 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system with 16,000BTU unit in saloon, 11,000BTU in aft cabin and 11,000BTU in forward cabin (can run from DC generator via Victron inverters) – serviced 2020
    • DC fans throughout interior

    • Internal lighting: Halogen & LED DC

    • Phillips 24” LCD TV on motorised bracket in saloon
    • Glomex amplified TV aerial
    • Fusion Bluetooth radio/stereo system with Fusion waterproof cockpit speakers - 2020


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Two double cabins with ensuite heads plus further converting double and sea-berths in saloon

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Customised teak interior
    • Solid teak and holly soles laid on subflooring with epoxy urethane coating and seven layers of varnish
    • Solid teak doors and trim
    • Finely finished cabinetry with a choice of solid or louvered finish
    • Solid teak handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore
    • Abundant overhead hatches and ports for excellent ventilation
    • Epoxy sealed endgrains and subflooring
    • All cabin sole pieces are positive locking for offshore passage making
    • All cabinets are finished throughout including complete interiors
    • All overhead headliner are easily removed
    • Santos (similar to Alcantara) upholstery throughout – pale green in saloon and blue in accommodation cabins
    • Textured off-white headlinings
    • Oceanair blinds throughout including deck saloon
    • Split bunks in forward and aft cabins with lee cloths where necessary

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Forward Cabin
    • Full double berth 6′ 9" in length
    • Three rows of two drawers underneath berth
    • Cabinets above the berth for added storage

    Forward Heads:
    • Laminated counters with Moen faucet
    • Heads with holding tank
    • Dedicated shower cubicle
    • Access from forward cabin or main corridor

    Midships Cabin:
    • Aft of the forward cabin to port.
    • Upper and lower berth.

    Main Saloon:
    • Burr wood dinette.
    • Full length starboard settee extends a further 9" for wide sea berth
    • All tankage in main saloon is located below the sole allowing extensive storage under all seating areas and behind the dinette and settee
    • Double walk through passageway offering optimal ventilation and movement throughout the interior
    • Slide out seat with storage for added seating which slides in while underway
    • Custom TV cabinet area
    • Built in cocktail cabinet
    • Maximum headroom just under 7′

    • Galley is over 7' in length to aft cabin offering total safety with roam to brace on either tack while offshore
    • Ample cabinets, storage lockers and drawers including full length pantry for cutlery, cookware and food storage
    • Slide out trash container with positive locking door
    • Force 10 three burner stove with Xintex propane monitor and two sensors
    • Large Frigo-0-Boat Freezer/Refrigeration system with thermostatic controls and temperature gauges
    • Freezer/Refrigeration boxes have electric pumps for keeping drained, and are both top and front loading
    • Counter top recesses over stove allowing for stainless steel backsplash and increased counter space when in place
    • Manual foot pump for fresh water
    • Wahlee stone counters

    Navigation Station:
    • Customised nav station with adjustable swivel chair
    • Split instrument panel for instant access to wiring harness and connections
    • Fast pin access to complete wiring harness and breakers
    • All instruments and systems well labelled inside and out and traced numerically

    Aft Cabin
    • Queen size aft berth set on centreline with split mattress and accompanying starboard side settee
    • Port and starboard side hanging lockers with optional removable shelves
    • Full length deep hanging locker on centreline
    • Portside vanity unit with fold up mirror and drawer with three separate cupboards
    • Cupboards or drawers available under owner’s berth

    Aft Head
    • Laminated counters with Moen faucet
    • Storage lockers in head
    • Heads with holding tank
    • Dedicated shower cubicle
    • Large dedicated linen closet used for washer/dryer location


    • Selden white-painted aluminium mast keel-stepped mast
    • Schaefer mast turning blocks
    • Selden electric inmast furling system with buttons in cockpit
    • White painted Selden boom
    • White painted Selden rod vang with control line led aft to cockpit
    • Triple in-line spreaders
    • Discontinous stainless steel rigging with Sta-Lok rigging screws – Standing rigging replaced 2020
    • Mast unstepped during winter 2023/23 and inspected.
    • Running rigging replaced with cruising and racing Dyneema - 2021
    • Forward and aft lowers for rig stability
    • Insulated split backstay
    • Lewmar adjustable mainsheet track
    • Bamar MEJ 1-02 electric genoa furler
    • Harken stand-up genoa sheet blocks
    • Removable inner forestay for staysail
    • Inner forestay deck and mast fittings for future fitment of staysail foil and furler
    • Lewmar genoa tracks with cars for genoa and staysail
    • Further jib tracks on coachroof
    • White carbon fibre spinnaker pole – mast-mounted
    • Removable stainless steel bowsprit for furling cruising chute
    • Spinlock clutches
    • Checkstays
    • Gybe preventer
    • Spinnaker halyard
    • Staysail halyard

    • 2x Antal W66 2-speed electric self-tailing primary winches
    • 2x Antal W52 2-speed manual self-tailing secondary winches
    • 1x Antal W48 2-speed manual self-tailing outhaul and vang winch at companionway
    • 1x Antal W48 2-speed electric self-tailing mainsheet winch aft of cockpit
    • 2x Lewmar 54ST manual 2-speed self-tailing mast-mounted halyard winches
    • All winches professionally serviced 2020

    • Jeckells Dacron inmast furling mainsail – 2018
    • Furling Dacron genoa – 2008 (Serviced 2022)
    • Hanked Dacron staysail – 2008
    • Stormsail - 2020
    • Channon Sails cruising chute with snuffer – 2006/7 (lightly used)

    • 32" high stanchions with double lifelines
    • Side boarding ladder with port and starboard mounting brackets
    • Manship 316 stainless overhead hatches and ports throughout
    • Stainless steel handrails on foredeck coachroof and aft coachroof
    • Stainless steel companionway handrails
    • Solid teak cockpit table with teak drinks holder, varnished
    • Solid stainless cowl vents : 4 in total – one pair forward, one pair aft
    • Stainless protective stern plate
    • Fresh water hot and cold shower on stern steps
    • Fold-down stainless-steel stern ladder
    • Removable chocks for tender (can be mounted on foredeck or across aft deck)
    • Stainless steel antennae pole at transom with satellite phone and Navtex aerial
    • Stainless steel pushpit cradle for liferaft
    • Outboard bracket

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Solid stainless stem head fitting with split bow roller with stowage for two anchors
    • Solid stainless steel striker plates for bow protection
    • Maxwell Nilsson 3500 3.5kw windlass with chain feed stainless plate for chain protection plus bow controls and remote cockpit windlass control
    • Maxwell Autoanchor 500C chain counter and cockpit windlass control
    • 32kgs Delta anchor with 90mm of 3/8” galvanised chain
    • Saltwater washdown at bow
    • Two pairs of stainless steel bow cleats : one pair of 12" midship cleats and one pair of 12" stern cleats
    • Fore and aft mooring lines
    • Fenders
    • Inflatable fenders - 2021

    Dinghy & Outboard:
    • Highfield inflatable dinghy – 2021
    • Mercury 15hp 4-stroke outboard – 2022
    • 8hp Yamaha outboard

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • CJ Marine canvas sprayhood with stainless steel grabrail
    • CJ Marine canvas bimini
    • CJ Marine canvas helm pedestal and wheel cover
    • Blue vinyl cockpit cushions

    Spares Inventory:
    EN-DEILIG is offered for sale with an extensive spares inventory suited for offshore bluewater cruising, including:-
    • Spare engine starter motor
    • Spare alternator
    • Spare fuel pump
    • Spare bilge pump
    • Filters, belts, impellers, servicing tools/ kit, oil amongst others
    • Spare running rigging
    • Tools


    Navigation Lights:
    • Runnning lights, masthead, anchor, tricolour, steaming and foredeck lights (mostly LED)

    Life saving:
    • Active -XS-Dual Band Echomax Radar Reflector - 2020
    • Ocean Signal Epirb1 406Mhz - 2019
    • Ocean Signal AIS beacon - 2019
    • Forties ISAF 6-man canister liferaft (serviced 2021)
    • Ocean Safety 8-man canister liferaft (2022)
    • 2x Oceansafety horseshoe buoys
    • Stainless steel outboard crane with lift capacity for MOB recovery
    • Danbuoy – 2019
    • Drogue - 2019
    • Gasoline redundancy bilge pump 2021
    • Webbing jackstays
    • Loud hailer/fog horn system

    Fire & gas control:
    • Fireboy engine shutdown controls in cockpit and at chart table (updated Spring 2023)
    • Xintex propane monitor and two sensors
    • Fire extinguishers throughout

    Viewing arrangements

    Currently lying – Dublin, Ireland

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

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