The Frers-designed Hylas 56 has proven to be the ideal size for a couple or family to easily operate and comfortably live aboard for extended periods. HOPE is a rare offering on the brokerage market that features a long list desirable options, including carbon in-mast furling and shoal-draft keel. She has seen limited use and is an ideal candidate for one looking for a quality yacht to enjoy time on the water.
HOPE sleeps six in three private cabins, plus 2-3 in the main salon. The interior joiner work is varnished teak and generous solid teak trim with a satin finish and optional raised-panel door cabinetry style throughout. Cabin soles are varnished teak with contrasting holly inlays. White fabric overhead panels with Oceanair hatch screens and blinds in all cabins. Interior fabric is all chamois Ultraleather in excellent condition. There are flush chrome LED overhead lights and reading lights as well as two-speed fans throughout.
Starting forward, this cabin features a large queen berth with lockers each side and a seat to starboard. Additional storage includes a hanging locker, multiple drawers and a shelf locker. Well-lit and ventilated, with a large hatch and two opening portholes.
The second guest cabin is aft and to port and features a generous berth that extends to a double, allowing for extensive storage space below. There are multiple drawers and lockers, hatch, two portholes and dorade vent for light and ventilation.
Opposite to starboard is the forward guest head, which features a vanity with Corian counter, mirrored lockers and a Jabsco Quiet Flush toilet. There is a separate shower stall and two access doors – one private from the forward cabin and one from the passageway.
Amidships is a large, bright, open main salon, thanks to the raised-deckhouse design with large windows on all sides, (2) deck hatches and (2) hull portlights. To port is a comfortable dinette with L-shaped settee outboard and movable bench seats inboard. The custom drop-leaf dining table features a beautiful compass rose inlay. To starboard is a full-length settee with storage lockers at each end. There are multiple storage compartments under and outboard both of the settees.
Aft and to port is an L-shaped nav station with custom wood seat. There is a full-size chart table and to one side a lift-up laptop table. Here one finds communication/nav equipment, as well as electrical breaker panels and main switches.
One of the impressive design features of the Hylas 56 is the immense galley that runs aft for 11’ between the salon and owner’s cabin. No lack of counter space here, plus there are many lockers and drawers both inboard and outboard, including a full-height pantry. Well ventilated with (4) opening portholes. Additional features:
The spacious full-beam master suite aft is accessed through the galley passageway. This cabin features a king sized berth, with bureau and full-height lockers each side. There are also numerous drawers under the berth and a deep hanging locker forward on centerline. Four opening portholes, two hull portlights and a large deck hatch provide plenty of light and ventilation. There is a full-length mirror and a 32” flat screen TV.
Features a vanity with Corian counter, mirrored lockers and Jabsco Quiet Flush toilet. A private shower stall is attached, with teak grate and linen closet outboard.
The hull incorporates Twaron, a carbon aramid fiber with alternating FRP fibers that was hand laid with no core and using vinylester resins and Isophthalic gel coat. There is a skeg-hung rudder for optimal strength and protection and a teak rubrail with stainless steel striker. Topsides are Flag Blue Awlgrip with single white boot stripe and gold cove stripe, and the bottom is red (new Aug 2019).
The deck is molded fiberglass with balsa core and solid fiberglass in all areas of deck for deck fittings and higher stress areas. White gelcoat with moondust non-skid molded in.