2004 Hylas 54

2004 Hylas 54

Model Length:
54 ft
CAD $849,000
Boat Name:
Hull Material:
Carbon Fibre & Fibreglass
7 ft 2 in
Number of Engines:
Fuel Type:
YW Number:

Listing Broker

Neil Fitter

Calibre Yacht Sales - Nanaimo




Beautifully maintained, and never chartered, Hyperlas is a lovely example of the Hylas 54, designed for blue water sailing in comfort and safety while still giving you goose bumps from the sheer exhilaration of sailing a masterpiece.

Comfort comes in the huge aft master cabin with the centre-line king sized bed. She boasts a light and spacious salon which invites you to sit down, relax and soak in the quality of the surrounding workmanship. You also must see her galley with space to be creative. Finally, two sleeping cabins forward giving guests space and privacy.

Safety comes with the strength of build which incorporates Twaron, a carbon fibre, which is layered into the solid fibreglass hull, watertight crash bulkheads fore and aft, wide side decks with solid hand holds for safety going forward and standing rigging as fat as your finger!

Joy of sailing comes from a German Frers designed hull, a mast reaching 73 feet above the water which enables roughly 1800 sq foot of sail to be flown which is easily handled using powered winches, no need to leave the safety of the well designed cockpit while on passage. Solid, safe and forgiving is not uncommon in offshore designs, but combine that with the feeling of elation you will get when under sail and you begin to realize why this 54 is so special.

Down below is light and spacious with enough sleeping accommodation for a soccer team (five doubles and a single) if needed. The quality of the joinery is notable, but many owners say it is the little things that make them really appreciate the thought and understanding that German Frers and the builders at the Queen Long yard poured into this yacht. Things such as the ball bearing runners that make the drawers move so smoothly, the deep twin sinks located near the centreline so they drain on either tack, access to filters, pumps and so on.

Hyperlas is finally up for sale by the original owners who have proudly cruised her from California to Alaska over thirteen wonderful years.

Now it is your turn. Enjoy!


54 ft 1 in
54 ft
Beam Measure:
15 ft 9 in
Bridge Clearance Measure:
48,200 lbs
Number of Heads:
Number of Cabins:
Number of single berths:
Number of double berths:
Fuel Tanks#:
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
300 Gallons
Fuel Tank Material:
High grade steel (316L)
Fresh Water Tanks#:
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
200 Gallons
Fresh Water Tank Material:
High grade steel (316L)
Holding Tanks#:
Holding Tanks Capacity:
64 gallons (27 and 37 gallons)


Engine #1

125 hp
Fuel Type:



  • Nearly seven feet of headroom
  • Windows and skylights provide a bright airy environment.
  • Custom made companionway steps.
  • Solid teak inlaid dining table is located to port with ample seating. A seat stores underneath the table and can be slid out to provide extra seating.
  • The table drops down to provide a queen size bed.
  • Opposite to starboard is another settee which can also pull out to make a double
  • Lots of storage is to be found under and behind the seating.
  • Hydronic heating vents with two speed fan control

Navigation Station

  • Located on the port side behind the companionway
  • The Hylas 54 incorporates a computer desk into the L-shaped navigation station to create a home office feeling.
  • Behind is a chart storage locker and a large area shared with the galley to spread out charts if needed.
  • Raymarine wind, multi-display and autopilot
  • Raymarine RL80C  chart-plotter with 11 inch screen.
  • Garmin 2006C chart plotter. Uses less power than the Raymarine system and as such is ideal for anchor-watch.
  • ICOM IC M802 high frequency radio with distress function and steering station mike.
  • ICOM  IC M602 very high frequency radio
  • Two Mastervolt inverter charger monitors. One for the house batteries and another for the rest.
  • ICOM AT 140 High frequency long range radio, (antennae in the SS lazarette.)
  • Charging station for two hand held VHFs (Lowrance LHR 80 and ICOM IC MBB)
  • Spare ICOM HM 157B/SW remote mic
  • Plug for cell phone signal enhancer. Make calls up to 200km away!
  • Skymate, USB connector for laptop. This is a subscription service giving email and satellite weather updates.
  • Espar hydronic themostat control
  • Genset monitor and control panel
  • Fireboy fire extinguisher system control panel
  • Tanker Tender monitor has eight settings to show levels on each of the fuel and water tanks.
  • Each tank has a dip stick for back up.
  • Weems and Plath clock and barometer
  • Quick pin release allows fast access to wiring boards
  • Very clean and clearly labelled wiring boards.
  • 12 volt outlet
  • 2 shore power plug sockets
  • Red night light.
  • Under the navigation table are the battery switches
  • And the oil exchange control panel for the engine, transmission and generator


  • The galley is located along the starboard side behind the salon.
  • Headroom is excellent and there is plenty of support to brace oneself with on either tack when at sea.
  • There is an abundance of worktop space.
  • Hylas are very amenable to semi customising their boats. The owners of Hyperlas asked for the area behind the companionway steps to be enlarged. This gave more work space for the galley and a more usable area for charts on the navigation station side. Moreover it enhances the feeling of spaciousness in the salon.
  • Lighter corian counter tops installed instead of standard stone tops.
  • Upgraded  Glacier Bay fridge and freezer with top and front loading. So reliable these units have been put in submarines! (The unit also runs the air conditioner in the Master cabin.)
  • The two sinks are near the centre line so they can drain on either tack. In case of electrical failure there are salt and fresh water back up foot pumps.
  • Force 10 four burner cooker and broiler
  • There is a thoughtfully placed spotlight opposite the oven to illuminate the interior.
  • G.E. Microwave / convection oven (900w)
  • Custom spice rack built into cupboard door for the owner
  • Three water tanks holding a total of 200 gallons.
  • A watermaker  producing fresh water at 20gph means you always have enough.
  • Icemaker can back up freezer if needed and works on dual voltage.
  • 10 gallon hot water tank. (Stainless steel Isotemp with thermostat valve)
  • Water from the sinks drains down to a sump box with a float switch. However there is a manual over ride to ensure the box is empty. This prevents the pump switching on unexpectedly should someones wash disturb the boat in the middle of the night for example. (Very thoughtful)
  • Next to this switch is a pump for the fridge and freezer unit, making defrosting very simple.
  • Ribbon lighting along the galley work top provides soft lighting
  • Propane sniffer alarm

Master Cabin

  • King size bed with seating either side.
  • Split matress and fixtures above allow lee cloths to be fitted if needed.
  • Espar hydronic heating controls in the cabin and the ensuite.
  • Air conditioning for relief on warmer nights
  • Raymarine multi-display unit at hand to starboard of the Master king bed.
  • Two portholes aft. Owners had larger than standard ones installed  during construction.
  • Large overhead hatch which opens forwards facilitating communication with the cockpit if desired and acts as an air-scoop fro fresh air below.
  • Mosquito nets and screens pull across for privacy.
  • One hanging locker at the foot of the bed. (An interior light turns on when opened)
  • Three large shelving lockers (all can easily convert to hanging)
  • An interior light which turns on when opened is fitted to two of these.
  • Multiple other lockers including draws at the foot of the bed.
  • All lockers are cedar lined.
  • The ensuite is located on the port side and is accessible via the master.
  • There is a separate shower area
  • Washer dryer in ensuite shower cabinet
  • Vacuflush heads with fresh water flush.
  • Mascerator
  • 27 gallon holding tank

Forward Guest Cabin

  • A king size bed which is set back a little further from the bow than in most sail boats. This makes the bed wider up forward and vast at the foot. (6’9″ long)
  • Hanging lockers on both sides
  • Plenty of storage
  • Large hatch lets light flood in, unless the build in screen is used.
  • Espar hydronic heating control
  • Private entry to bathroom

Third Cabin

  • Two bunks, the bottom of which can pull out to make a queen.
  • Hatch above and portholes keep the cabin light.
  • Espar hydronic heating control

Day Head

  • Separate shower area
  • Vacuflush head with fresh water flush.
  • Mascerator
  • 37 gallon holding tank
  • Espar hydronic heating control

Hydronic heating throughout the boat. (Steuergerat 12V Hydronic 10, unit and tank in SS lazarette.)

Fans throughout

Floor boards are teak and holly

Floor panels are pinned and lockable so they are secure.

All cupboards and doors secure tightly.

All cupboard doors were upgraded to have Louvre venting installed to improve air flow.

Door were also upgraded to solid teak raised panels with lower portion louvered for ventilation.




  • Nicely proportioned so all controls are in easy reach
  • A full canopy (2015)with large clear windows allows crew to operate the boat out of the weather, even offshore.
  • The frame (made of high end 316L stainless steel) was built so it can be folded back to leave just the dodger (2015) in place.
  • All lines lead aft
  • Primary winch 2 speed power control panel port and starboard side
  • Primary winches are Antal W66
  • Secondary winches Antal W52
  • Carbon fibre winch handles
  • Mainsail in and outhaul power control on starboard side
  • Engine control panel to starboard
  • Mamba steering system using drive shafts was installed during construction at the owners request. Commercial grade and very reliable with no cables or hydraulics to worry about. The Lewmar steering station was also upgraded to accommodate this. The manual recommends servicing every 5 to 7 years, the owner does it annually.
  • Bow thruster controls
  • Forward looking depthsounder Interphase Probe.
  • Raymarine RL70c is fitted with MARPA so multiple targets can be tracked on the radar.
  • ST60 multi screen
  • ST6001 autopilot control with Whitlock autopilot drive to interface with the Mamba steering system.
  • Ritchie compass (7 inch)
  • Above the companionway can be found a power plug for laptops etc,  Raymarine depth wind and log monitors and a plug for the Autohelm remote.
  • Solid stainless steel companionway handrails come nicely to hand when moving in or out of the salon
  • Storage for the weatherboard is under the computer desk at the navigation station.
  • Panels with engine room fire extinguisher control, windlass control, bilge pump, bilge alarm and light switches
  • Folding cockpit table. A new one was recently purchased by the owner as a spare.
  • Royal blue cockpit cushions and back rests with white trim
  • A back rest folds up either side of the companion way so guests can relax in comfort under the spray dodger.
  • Teak flooring and seats.
  • Teak steps out onto the deck.
  • All lockers have gas struts for safety.
  • Two large drains at the back of the cockpit


  • Lower profile topsides of the original 54 design.
  • The deck is cored except in high load areas.
  • Large lazarettes port and starboard
  • Propane lockers forward of the lazarettes
  • Wide side decks – safe going forward
  • A total of ten mooring cleats , ( four more than standard) are fitted. Four forward, four midships and two astern.
  • Two inch aluminium toe rail fitted instead of teak. Less maintenance and more useful. Through bolted and glassed in firmly.
  • Large stern deck makes an pleasant alternate sitting or dining area while at anchor
  • Hot and cold  freshwater wash down by the stern transom for swimmers.
  • Handy stainless steel grab rails to aid boarding from either the water or from a dinghy.
  • Large garage under the transom traps ideal for crab traps or other recreational equipment
  • Four dorades, two aft and two forward.
  • High quality stainless steel grab-rails and stanchions.
  • Push pit rails were extended forward for safety.
  • Pushpit gate has screw lock to close it firmly.
  • All stanchions are lifted up on moldings so the bases do not sit in water.
  • Engine davit is demountable from the pushpit for storage.
  • Same 316L high grade stainless steel used for all port and hatch frames.
  • Triple spreader mast with three spreader lights for safety at night.
  • LED masthead light.
  • Standing rigging was upgraded to STA-lok swageless terminal fittings, which means the rigging can be replaced at sea. (Again safety).
  • Foghorn/loud hailer controlled via the VHF system is fitted under radar dome on the mast.
  • Seldon in mast furling (powered)
  • Two lewmar 54 winches on the mast.
  • Seldon vang
  • Doyle Mainsail.
  • Doyle storm trisail fits into a secondary full length mainsail track on the mast. This track would also enable a slab reefing mainsail to be used for racing or personal preference.
  • Doyle 130% genoa with Furlex 400 roller reefing
  • Forestay has a twin track for downwind sailing or perhaps racing.
  • Doyle staysail hanks on to removable inner stay.
  • Running rigging for staysail.
  • Doyle spinnaker, (never used)
  • Spinnaker pole stores on the mast.
  • Sail locker just forward of the crash bulhead. This is five foot deep and continues on under the chain locker. There are built in steps to get up and down. Teak grating on the floor. An access panel below probably gives access to the bow thruster.
  • The anchor locker just forward is neatly organised to separate the chain of the two anchors. There is a separate hawespipe for the spare anchor.Behind is storage for docking lines.
  • Fresh and saltwater wash-down up forward.
  • Boarding ladder fits to port or starboard, (not kept on board)
  • All deck fittings are accessible in one way or another via access panels.


  • Flag blue Awlgrip hull
  • Solid and seaworthy construction
  • Hull and deck are glassed together so there are no joins to leak.
  • 20,000 lbs of lead ballast
  • Twaron, carbon fibre is incorporated into the solid fibreglass hull. Strong and rigid.
  • Original rudder was replaced with the new design in 2011.
  • (The yard attempted to cut up the old rudder and found it too strong!)
  • Water tight collision bulkheads forward and aft.
  • Bronze seacocks and through hulls. All bonded.
  • Antifouling and new zincs fitted June 2017.



  • 50 amp shore power (with 30 amp adapter)
  • 120 and 240 v
  • 4 Kw pure sine wave inverter  (upgraded to be hair dryer friendly)
  • Chargers  220 amp (with remote Backmar step charge regulator) and new Sterling 60 amp
  • House battery monitor
  • 5 AGM 210 amp hour house batteries 2015.  All located under master bed.
  • Second battery monitor for starter, bow thruster and windlass batteries.
  • 3 Lifeline 255 amp hour batteries 2017
  • Windlass and bowthruster batteries under forward berth
  • Engine starter battery located by the mast foot.
  • All batteries are properly contained and secured.
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Copper bonding system


  • Yanmar 125hp main engine
  • 1525 hours at time of writing.
  • The owner estimates that at 2400 rpm he is making 8 knots and burning about 1.25 gph
  • Mastervolt Whisper 8Kw generator (317 hours)
  • Fuel polishing system for each tank
  • Five fuel tanks holding a total of 300 gallons
  • Engine, transmission and generator were professionally serviced June 2017.

Safety and other

  • 11 foot AB with Aluminium hard-bottom.
  • 25hp outboard


  • Winslow offshore 6 man liferaft


  • 100lb stainless steel Ultra with 400 foot of 3/8 inch chain. (That should do it!)
  • 55lb Fortress with 100 foot of chain and 300 foot of rode (kept in lazarette.)
  • Twin stainless steel bow rollers
  • Maxwell 2200 windlass with up and down foot controls in the bow and controls from the cockpit.
  • Life harness attachment points in cockpit


  • Three water tanks with 200 gallons of storage. There are three on deck fill stations however the owner always fills up via the water maker as the water is then filtered and potable. Two 66 gallon tanks are located under the floor at the forward end of the salon, the other,  smaller tank, is under the floor in the third cabin.
  • The five fuel tanks hold 300 gallons giving comfortably over 1200 miles cruising range. Two tanks are behind the water tanks in the salon. One under the navigation station, one under the galley and a final one under the Master bed.
  • Multiple tanks
    • give redundancy incase of contamination
    • Reduce kinetic energy produced by sloshing. This is further reduced by baffles.
    • Reduces noise and increases lifespan of tankage system


  • The on board music system, an Alpine MP3/WMA/CD,  has two speakers in the cockpit, two in the salon and two in the master. Each area has its own volume control.
  • Ceiling panels are designed to be removable to allow upgrades etc to be fitted without impacting the living space.
  • Both showers have sump filters that are easily accessible to remove hair etc. (very practical)
  • Complete set of manuals
  • Admirable spare parts inventory.
  • Excellent plans for wiring, fuel and water systems.

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Review by happy 54 owners


Original Brochure




The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

2004 Hylas 54

2004 Hylas 54
2004 Hylas 54
2004 Hylas 54
2004 Hylas 54
2004 Hylas 54
2004 Hylas 54

Listing Broker

Neil Fitter

Calibre Yacht Sales - Nanaimo



2004 Hylas 54

Listing Broker

Neil Fitter

Calibre Yacht Sales - Nanaimo



2004 Hylas 54

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