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Hylas M44

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SPECIFICATIONS

LOA: 44 feet, 4 inches • BEAM: 13 feet, 6 inches• DISPLACEMENT: 20,944 pounds • DRAFT: 3 feet, 2 inches • HULL TYPE: semi-displacement • POWER: twin 370-hp Yanmar 8LV diesel inboards • SPEED: 30 knots top, 24 knots cruise • TANKAGE: 240 gallons fuel, 185 gallons water, 25 gallons waste • PRICE: $785,000 • CONTACT: Hylas Yachts, Miami, Florida, (786) 497-1882. hylasyachts.com

Hylas Yachts has launched the M44, the builder’s first foray into the U.S. powerboat market, with construction by Salthouse Boatbuilders in New Zealand.

Hull number one has a two-stateroom layout and an enclosed head/shower. There’s a cherry-trimmed master stateroom in the bow with a queen-size island berth. Four stainless-steel opening ports and an overhead hatch provide ventilation and light. The guest stateroom, which has three single berths, is abaft the master and adjacent to the head.

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Farther aft and up a few steps is the saloon, which has the helm, a C-shaped dinette, a starboard settee and a C-shaped galley aft. Expanses of glass provide an eye-opening view, while white upholstery and wood trim create a soothing place to kick back and relax. The galley has a four-burner stove with oven, double sinks, a microwave, refrigeration and stowage. It’s positioned to allow conversations between the chef and inside and outside guests.

On her exterior, the M44 has a pleasant mix of contemporary and Down East lines. Entertaining spaces include the cockpit with teak decking, which flows through the open transom to the swim platform. There’s a settee to starboard and an L-shaped lounge to port, with a varnished teak table. A sliding glass door and flip-up glass window allow access to the saloon and galley. 

This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue.