YOUR SEARCH FOR A WELL EQUIPPED
CAPABLE BLUE WATER
CRUISER ENDS HERE!
We are pleased to offer one of the most beautiful and well
equipped Hylas 49’s to be offered for resale. Truly special, Slow
Dancing is a one owner boat built to order by a discerning owner
with an eye for attractive styling and knowledge of the proper
equipment desired for distance cruising.
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Queen Long
Marine - The Hylas 49 evolved from the exceptional lines of
the Stevens 47 and incorporates numerous design improvements such as a
refined interior layout, optimized deck plan, revised sugar scoop
transom, and substantial updates to the operating systems. Classic
meets modern in this smartly configured 3-cabin cruiser with
contemporary styling and a motion at sea that’s been met with glowing
reviews from nearly every sailing publication and serious offshore sailor.
The Hylas 49 is one of the most sought-after sailing vessels
in the class of high-quality semi-custom blue water cruisers
- Tailored for upscale cruising couples with a desire for the
finest qualities, the Hylas 49 has rightfully earned a reputation for
comfort, safety, and exhilarating performance. This luxurious center
cockpit is ideal for short-handed sailing and well configured to be
sailed with confidence in a wide range of conditions. The design
concept and layout makes cruising safe, easy, and enjoyable.
Praised for its comfortable interior, enough to border on
plush, and built to a standard that is unrivaled - Slow
Dancing is certainly a head-turning boat which draws the envy of many.
Some of her highlights include Antal electric winches and in-mast
electric mainsail furling for effortless pushbutton sailing, versatile
cutter rig with removable inner forestay, newer Doyle Zenith, and Pro
Radial sails, the latest Raymarine eS series electronics, 3-zone air
conditioning, bow-thruster, and so much more.
Fitted with nearly every available option from the
builder - Slow Dancing boasts stunning interior aesthetics
such as Wahlee Stone surfaces in the galley and head, high-gloss
varnished bamboo flooring, Ultraleather upholstery, louvered cabinetry
with styled round corners, joinery upgrades, and teak trimmed hatches.
Enjoy the freedom and ability to sail unbound - Slow
Dancing is equipped with the capability to accept both US and European
shore power with a 15kVA isolation transformer. Unplug and cruise
unrestricted with the 8kW generator(1460 Hours), fresh banks of new
MasterVolt AGM batteries, D400 wind generator, Spectra Newport MKII DC
watermaker, efficient 12VDC refrigerator and freezer, and upgraded LED lighting.
Exceptional quality and built to the highest of
standards - Slow Dancing is constructed of the highest
quality materials and resins to provide a stiff and strong hull with
proper form to reduce pounding in rough seas. Tall lifelines with a
solid stainless steel pushpit extended to the midship gates,
watertight bulkheads, a bone-dry cockpit with full enclosure, and a
brand new 6-man Winslow life raft with complete safety systems offer a
level of security desired by the cruising couple.
Mechanical systems aboard Slow Dancing are superb
- Lewmar Mamba torque tube steering system with solid linkage
from the pedestal to the steering quadrant ensures a responsive helm,
high capacity stainless steel water and fuel tanks offer the
capability for long distance passage making, and access to the engine
and generator is outstanding from all sides. Upgraded at the factory,
Slow Dancing is equipped with a 100HP 4-cylinder turbo diesel with
only 2,200 hours! A substantial improvement from the standard 75HP.
All mechanicals were installed at the factory to the highest quality
Slow Dancing is an exceptional example of the fine
craftsmanship and superior design which has placed the Hylas 49
among the most widely sought after blue water cruising boats. The
perfect blend of form, function, and beauty, Slow Dancing is sure to
impress and ready to go.
PROVISION - STEP ABOARD - AND GO!
SLOW DANCING IS THE BOAT TO PUT
AT THE TOP OF YOUR SHORT-LIST