Brand new sailing yacht Hylas H48 hits the road and water

Hylas 48 rendering

Ready for her US debut in Newport and Annapolis

The new Hylas H48 is on her way. The latest build from Hylas Yachts has departed Queen Long Marine in Taiwan and will make her world premiere at the Newport International Boat Show and the United States Sailboat Show Annapolis in September and October respectively.

Hylas Yachts is introducing the H48 to American sailors as well as those around the world, and to enhance and continue its reputation for building offshore performance cruising yachts that appeal to blue water sailors. Hylas worked with designer Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design to achieve this mix of comfort, style, and utility in a blue water cruising yacht under 50 feet.


Designed to appeal to couples and families who wish to answer the siren call of true offshore sailing or to give accomplished yachtsmen a way to upgrade their experience, the new 14.6m H48 offers a spacious and comfortable alternative to Hylas’s legacy models while taking sailing simplicity to a new level.


Constructed of solid hand-laid fiberglass isophthalic gelcoat, the H48 has solid lead fin keel, and a semi-skegged rudder. Additionally Hylas has incorporated a saildrive, which improve the positioning of the engine within the hull, reduces the amount of space required and also helps to further reduce vibration under power.


The H48 uses large windows to create an open and airy- feeling semi-raised saloon, building on the ambience created by Bill Dixon’s design.


Below decks, there are two- or three-stateroom layouts available, both with two large heads/ shower compartments. The owner’s stateroom has excellent headroom in its aft position, fully benefiting from the center cockpit design. The berth is accessible all around, with a settee to starboard and a combination desk and dressing table is to port. Portlights aft and to either side open for ventilation and natural light. A private head has locker space and a separate shower.