-Hylas Yachts adds new modern “down-east style” powerboat to successful sailboat brand
-Hylas M44 power yacht, developed by New Zealander Dean Salthouse
-Perfect for cruising and day boating, Salthouse designed this high-end yacht for luxury, seakeeping ability, single-handed docking, easy socializing, 360-degree visibility, and even fishing!

Leading builder of world-class sailboats, Hylas Yachts introduced the M44 power yacht to U.S. boaters at the 2018 Palm Beach International Boat Show earlier this year.

Constructed by Queen Long Marine in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the Hylas M44 continues a 40-year heritage offine boat building.  A 65-year tradition of fine boat building in New Zealand has proven this particular designin both recreational and commercial markets. The Salthouse down-easter style has beentested extensively by family cruising as well as applications ranging from customs and police patrols to commercial and deep-sea game fishing. Salthouse joined forces with Hylas to finetune quality and brand the M44 internationally. His reputation for strength and integrity blend perfectly with Hylas Yacht’s luxury touches and systems expertise.

From the luxurious interior to the spacious cockpit, the Hylas M44 is designed fortoday’s lifestyle. An unassuming bow flare compliments the fine forward entry and easy-planing hull. Built to travel big oceans or explore serene lakes, the M44 slices through chop for a dry steady ride. Twin Yanmar8-cylinder 370 HP diesels amidship offer a top speed of nearly 30 knots while the 3 ft keel protects the running gear and enhances tracking.

The simple yet elegant interior layout is perfect for that day getaway or extended cruise. Large front and side windows, aft door and opening windows enhance airflow, lighting and scenic views. An al fresco dinner in the cockpit and the inside dinette both are served easily fromthe spacious aft galley between them. The fully functional love-seat helm console is compact and houses a 14” multifunction display and dual engine displays as well as all other necessary electronics. Accommodations include a master stateroom forward, guest to port and two additional sleeping locations thanks to the convertible dining tables. Standard features include underwater exhaust, chain counter, teak cockpit sole, teak wood interior, refrigerator drawers, Raymarine electronics package and Sealand head system.

Tankage includes 240 gallons fuel, 195 gallons water and a 15-gallon hot water heater. Worth noting also are the bait well in the swim platform, tie down loops on the roof for paddle boards, singlehanded operation, cameras to monitor anchor deployment/retrieval and engine room. Options include a 6 kw generator,  bow/stern thrusters, Cruisair AC and more.

The new Hylas Power Yachts include owner’s customization choices to reflect personal taste and style.

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