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UPDATE:  AQUILA IS FOR SALE - Contact David Walters Yachts in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

After years of research, we discovered and fell in love with Hylas Offshore Yachts.  Hylas Yachts is owned and operated by the Jachney family of Marblehead, Massachusetts.  The Hylas is built by the Huang family of Queen Long Marine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  Aquila is hull #49 of the Hylas 49 offshore semi-custom cruising series built in Taiwan by Hylas Yachts and designed by Sparkman & Stephens.  "H49#49".... we consider this a lucky sign.   Click here to see photos.

Following are her specifications:

Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Length Overall 48 feet, 10 inches
Length Waterline 39 feet, 6 inches
Beam 14 feet, 3 inches
Draft 6 feet
Displacement 32,000 lbs.
Ballast 14,500 lbs.
Sail Area 1,251 w/135% Genoa
Auxiliary Engine Yanmar 75 hp
Mast Above Water 63 feet, 6 inches
Water capacity 185 gallons
Fuel Capacity 210 gallons

The hull is made of fiberglass. The center-cockpit sloop is rigged for short-handed sailing, with in mast furling mainsail, electric winches, and bow thruster.  The hull is awl-gripped dark blue with gold cove stripe and red boot stripe, with teak rubrail.  The deck is beige non-skid fiberglass, with varnished teak handholds.   At the stern, teak steps serve as a dive platform, with storage and a fresh-water shower underneath.  A fresh water shower is also installed in the cockpit.

Belowdecks are 3 private staterooms (one queen aft, one double V-berth, one double portside) and 2 heads, one with a separate shower stall.  A washer/dryer is installed below the double berth in the forward port cabin.  In the main saloon is a teak dinette table with a bamboo inlay of the Aquila logo.  The starboard settee pulls out to become a wide pilot berth.  The port-facing navigation station has an adjustable swing-out chair, and office storage.

The interior is primarily teak, with teal ultrasuede upholstery.  The "alley" galley countertops are Wahlee stone, a corian-like material.  The sole is teak and holly, with all portable pieces having stainless steel lock-down devices to prevent dislodging in the event of a roll.

Major Equipment Aboard Aquila

Rig & Sails

bulletSelden electric in mast furling mainsail
bulletSelden Furlex 135% furling jib
bulletQuick Release Inner Forestay with Dyneema running backstays
bulletSelden Compression Vang
bulletDoyle Storm Trysail
bulletDoyle Asymmetrical Spinnaker (damaged)
bulletAntal electric primary winches
bulletAntal manual secondary winches


bulletYanmar 75 hp with 2.14 gear ratio
bulletFischer Panda 8kw generator
bulletBalmar MaxCharge 612H three stage regulator
bulletBalmar 200 alternator with alternator and battery temperature sensors
bulletSide Power bow thruster with controls at the pedestal
bulletSea Recovery SRC UWM 400/17 day/hour Ultra Whisper 12VCD water maker
bulletForce 10 three burner stove
bulletLG Microwave with toaster slot
bulletFrigoboat 12V freezer/refrigeration top and front loading system.
bulletSplendide washer/dryer
bullet10,000 btu Cruiseair air conditioner

Anchoring System

bulletMaxwell VWC 2200 electric windlass
bulletCockpit windlass remote
bullet88-lb Rocna anchor with 250' chain
bullet65-lb Bruce anchor with 50' chain and 300' 5/8" rode
bullet21-lb Fortress stern anchor w/20' chain and 200' rode


bulletRaymarine ST6001+ Autopilot
bulletRaymarine Path Finder Radar Scanner, 4kw Radome mast mounted
bulletRaymarine 10-in color LCD with Cartography RL80CRC+ at nav station
bulletRaymarine 7-in color LCD display - RL70C HB at helm
bulletRaymarine 120 SeaTalk GPS
bulletICOM VHF M602 with DSC at nav station
bulletICOM SSB model 802
bulletInverter, PROsine 2.0 w/hardwire and remote display
bulletSolar Panels