Privately used single-owner Hylas 66 raised saloon from German Frers and H2 Designs. Built regardless of cost and maintained as such. EU VAT paid, and CE Certified. Extremely rare to the market.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Custom built regardless of cost for her demanding owner, KEEP KOOL is one of a pair of German Frers designed Hylas 66’s which in later years developed into the hugely successful Hylas 70. Based in Sardinia, KEEP KOOL has been professionally maintained since new and has seen only private use on the hands of her single ownership.
Her highlights include:-
- Interior custom designed byu H2 Design
- Geniune raised saloon profile with upper and lower saloons
- 4-cabin, 4-heads accommodation plan
- 2.80m draft with bulbed keel and semi-skegged rudder
- Push-button hydraulic furling rig with inmast mainsail, yankee and staysail
- Hydraulic mainsheet system with in-boom rams
- Hood spars
- Asymmetric spinnaker
- White gelcoat hull
- Teak decks
- B&G instruments
- Inmarsat sat coms
- Upgraded Victron electronics system with multiple chargers and inverters and 1,200Ah of service battery capacity
- 10kw generator
- 50 litres per hour watermaker
- Air-conditioning system with three separate compressors
- Washer dryer
- Carbon fibre passarelle
- JetRib plus additional 3.40m tender
- Atlas carbon fibre davit
CE-certified, UK VAT-paid and British Registered, KEEP KOOL is priced attractively for buyers in both Europe and further afield.
“Hylas yachts are built at the Queen Long yard in Taiwan. I like that yard. Years ago on a cold morning I stopped by Queen Long for a visit and they gave me some strange, grayish drink to warm me up. I like the way Queen Long build their boats. They were one of the first Taiwan builders to adopt a more stark, Euro-style of joinerwork.
Hylas yachts are designed by the German Frers office in Buenos Aires. These are handsome boats with lots of freeboard and top hamper, but it's all carried off well by the careful interplay of lines and curves. You really can't judge the looks of this type of boat by comparing it to a low freeboard, aft-cockpit boat. Just the use of a center cockpit is going to force up the height of the cabintrunk so you can walk from one end of the boat to the other with headroom. Now add the vertical pressure of a raised saloon. Compound this by the need to raise the cockpit so you can see over the raised saloon. All this is driven by interior requirements.
The hull form is conventional with shortened ends and a moderately broad stern. The L/B is 3.69 indicating the 66 is on the slightly narrow side of medium, but as LOA increases L/B also typically increases. The D/L from the Hylas "preliminary, light" numbers is 173. Draft is 9 feet, 2 inches…
…At first glance you assume this is a raised-saloon type layout. But it's not. The saloon is down where it would be on a normal, non-raised saloon design. There is a "mezzanine" level to this layout just aft of the saloon. There is 6 feet, 2 and a half inches of headroom on this mezzanine level and 9 feet, 2 inches of headroom in the saloon.
The mezzanine level includes a generously sized forward-facing nav station with a worktop extending aft from the chart table. This worktop provides the headroom for the accommodations directly below the mezzanine level. On the port side there is a settee that is pulled inboard with a pilot berth outboard and up at the top of the seatback level. This pilot berth provides the headroom for the galley, which is on the saloon level. Are you still with me? Raising the mezzanine sole provides room below it for the engine, which can be accessed from the stateroom on the port side. It's not a walk-in engine room but it would certainly be an ample crouch-in engine room.
I like the galley. It's roomy and has plenty of counter space. Headroom in the galley is 6 feet, 3 inches. That means that, depending upon just how high I pile my Roy Orbison pompadour, my hair will hit the overhead. I'd rather stoop than have my hair rub. If you are shorter than 6 feet, 3 inches you'll be fine. I'm not criticizing as much as I am trying to point out the Chinese puzzle aspect of this type of layout.
Sleeping accommodations are aft in a stateroom with an almost centerline queen-sized berth and forward in two staterooms. There is also the smaller upper and lower berth stateroom adjacent to the galley. Each stateroom has its own head. The forward heads share a shower and the aft most forward head is accessed from the passageway. The saloon is very spacious and has a large dinette to port with chairs inboard. I think you will be quite comfy aboard this 66-footer.
I suspect Hylas will be as successful with this model as they have been with the rest of their line.
Sailing Magazine – November 2008
ABOUT HYLAS YACHTS
The Queen Long Marine shipyard, founder and owner of the Hylas Yachts brand since 1985, has produced sailboats for over 40 years. Located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the shipyard is home to a 32,000 sq ft main construction hall, a laminating hall, a large paint facility, extensive design and administration offices, as well as the famous full-sized yacht testing tank complete with a thriving population of ornamental Koi Carp.
With over 520 vessels launched so far, Hylas Yachts pride themselves on a reputation for customized luxury yachts at a competitive price point.
- CE Certification Directive 94/25/CE (Category "A" Ocean)
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- Hull – Twaron and Aramid fibre with alternating FRP glass lay up hand laid with no core and using Vinylester resins and isophthalic gelcoat.
- White gelcoat with blue caveta line, boot top and varnished teak toerail. The underwater profile has 2 coats of epoxy, and is antifouled.
- Deck: ½ inch teak glued and screwed to GRP sub-deck; teak deck completely re-caulked and re-furbished (2017).
- Superstructure: GRP teak laid on superstructure top and in cockpit area.
- External trim: solid teak and stainless, all of which is hand polished to a high standard.
Keel & Rudder:
- The keel is a fin section with a slight bulb to the base.
- The keel material is solid lead, attached to the GRP bilge with acid resistant stainless steel bolts with transverse mounted backing plates.
- The rudder is a semi-skegged GRP blade for optimal performance, strength and protection.
- The draft of the rudder is less than the keel, to ensure full protection in case of accidental grounding.
Engine & gearbox:
- Yanmar 4LH-STE 240hp 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with cockpit controls and alarm system
- Approximately 750hrs run as of Spring 2019
- Engine service – Spring 2019
- Freshwater cooling system via raw water intake and heat exchanger
- Yanmar reduction gearbox
- Morse single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting
- Dual Racal fuel filtration system allowing independent filter and bypass system
- Walborough in-line fuel system allowing engine bypass for filtration and eliminating the need for future engine bleeding in the case of a dry fuel tank
- Oil change pump built in as standard
- Engine room sound insulation, fire retardant
Maintenance & Performance:
- Engine hours – Approx 1,500 as of Summer 2019
- Date of last engine service – Spring 2019 – including overhaul of heat exchanger – carried out by Yanmar service agent
- The engine has been serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Cruising Speed: 8.5 knots.
- Maximum Speed: 10.5 knots.
- Fuel Consumption: approx. 8 litres per hour at cruising speed (8 knots)
- Cruising Range: 1,200 nautical miles.
Propulsion & Steering:
- 3-bladed Maxprop VP26 adjustable propeller – overhauled 2017
- Spurs rope cutter
- Brunton hydraulic shaft lock.
- Rod-linkage direct drive Whitlock Mamba steering and offset pedestal for instruments.
- 24v Sleipner Sidepower bowthruster with control at helm pedestal
- Emergency steering gear
- 12 & 24vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shorepower, generator or inverter
- The electrical system was upgraded in 2008, with Victron assistance, there are two Victron Phoenix Multiplus Inverter/Chargers in the engine room, and one each of the same alongside each battery pack, wired only as chargers.
- They are for the direct supply of power on demand when the yacht is receiving limited shore power and has energy hungry systems running e.g. air conditioning, by inverting to provide the additional power required.
- 6x 12vDC 240Ah AGM aft-bank service batteries joined in parallel and series to provide 600Ah @ 24vDC – 2018
- 4x 12vDC 240Ah AGM forward-bank service batteries joined in parallel and series to provide 400Ah @ 24vDC – 2018
- Total service battery capacity – 1,200Ah @ 24vDC
- 1x 12vDC engine start battery
- 1x 12vDC generator start battery
- 1x 24vDC electronics battery
Charging / Inverters:
- 2x Victron MultiPlus Pheonix 24vDC chargers with inverters located in machinery space configured to supply power on demand when the yacht is receiving limited shore power and has energy hungry systems running e.g. air conditioning, by inverting to provide the additional power required – 2008
- 2x Victron MultiPlus Pheonix 24vDC chargers servicing bow and stern service battery banks - 2008
- Victron Pheonix Multi-Control for primary battery charger/inverters
- Yanmar engine-mounted alternator (12v)
- Balmar 225Amp high output 24vDC alternator
- Fischer Panda 10Kw 220vAC generator
- Generator hours: approx 708hrs as of summer 2019
- Marinco 50Hz 230vAC shore power system with twin 32Amp connections, ring-main and 220vAC sockets throughout yacht.
- 220vAC ring main with sockets throughout
- Main AC/DC control panel with V, A & Hz meters
- Wiring "tinned" to reduce corrosion
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
- Two independent Shurflow 24vDC freshwater pump systems with visual indication lights at AC/DC panel
- Manual freshwater pump, foot activated for freshwater accessed in the galley
- Hot water supply via engine calorifier and 220vAC immersion heater element in hot water tank powered by shorepower
- 220vAC reverse osmosis watermaker producing approx 50 litres per hour
- Watermaker unused in recent seasons, so will require full service and recommissioning
- Main bilge pump under main saloon main sole, automatic.
- Under mast float switch automatic bilge pump.
- Hand bilge pump to main sump, the yacht has a central sump sensor in the lazarette with electric pump, as needed.
- There is an additional bilge pump which works alongside the main bilge pump which is switchable from the control panel.
- All through hull fittings are solid bronze and all are bonded
- Saltwater deck wash
- Pressurised cockpit shower
- 2,125 litres of total fuel tankage in four independent stainless steel tanks
- All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick, threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port
- Floscan gauges for monitoring tank levels
- Fuel manifold system with electric fuel transfer pump
- 1,430 litres of total water tankage four independent stainless steel tanks
- All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick, threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port
- Floscan gauges for monitoring tank levels
- Holding tank: black x 2 polycarbonate.
- Sealand Tankwatch level monitoring system
- Grey water sumps forward and aft and for galley, collects and is pumped overboard.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
- Simrad CR44 Radar/chart plotter – slave to master unit at chart table
- B&G Hydra pilot with hydraulic drive and control at helm, and with remote.
- B&G Hydra sailing instruments with wind, speed and depth transducers.
- B&G Hydra multi-function displays at helm and at companionway
- 3x B&G 20/20 displays at companionway
- B&G analogue wind displays at companionway
- Echopilot FLS echosounder
- Ritchie Pedestal compass
At Chart Table:
- Simrad CR44 Radar/chart plotter with c-map charting
- Furuno Navtex NX300.
- B&G Hydra autopilot control
- B&G Hydra multi-function display
- Shuttle X Processor and on-board computer running Windows and managing internet connection and web through Inmarsat C system.
- Inmarsat C system.
- Furuno 1570/15 SSB.
- Simrad RS86F VHF and AKH8F second station.
- Force 10 gimballed gas stove with 3x burners, oven and grill
- Extractor fan
- Panasonic 220vAC microwave oven
- Frigoboat 24vDC refrigeration system
- Deep freeze – top and front loading
- Trash compactor
- Mixer tap with shower head.
- Fresh water foot pump.
- 4x Sealand fresh water electric WCs; the two forward heads for the bow and forward port cabin share a singular shower between the two heads, with locking doors to avoid confusion.
- 3x showers total.
Air Conditioning & Ventilation:
- Cruisair 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system 3x compressors (can run from DC generator via Victron inverters)
- Sharp LCD TVs in saloon, master cabin and two guest cabins
- DVD player
- 2x Sky digiboxs
- KVH Trackvision G4 unit Inmarset F33/G4 dome
- Linn Classic marine system with sound management system
- Anthony Gallo speakers
Summary of Accommodation:
- Accommodation for 8 outside of saloon in three double cabins plus further twin bunk cabin plus four heads compartments
- The interior of the yacht was custom designed by H2 Design to suite the owner’s requirements giving the yacht an especially light and airy look.
- This is achieved by the clever use of fabrics on some of the bulkheads in warm colours, as well as aluminium laminate on some doors and used as trim in the main saloon with Shoji screening.
- The soleboards are executed in split bamboo with teak, high gloss varnished.
- The rest of the joinery is honeyed teak with trimmed panels in a silk finish.
- The galley and heads are finished in Magna Savana Corian with Cameo White sinks throughout.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
- From forward there is a double cabin with an island double berth and lots of storage and deck space. Each cabin has a flat screen TV with DVD functionality.
- The forward cabin has an en-suite heads with separate shower that is shared by a second heads that is used by the upper and lower berth cabin aft of this and is also a day head.
- The second guest cabin is to port and a corridor gains access from both cabins to the lower saloon.
- The lower saloon has vast headroom and seating area to port with a dining table with marquetry and a flat screen TV that retracts into the joinery.
- There is seating to port, lots of storage and an oilskin locker.
- The deck saloon has panoramic vision, interior helm with autopilot with navigation station and leather helm chair.
- There is a large seating area to port with an extending marquetry teak table and steps down to the lower saloon.
- Aft of the lower saloon to starboard is a generous upper and lower berth crew cabin with separate heads compartment and access to the deck saloon and engine-room.
- To port of the lower saloon is the galley which is very spacious with work tops port and starboard, top and side load fridge and freeze, trash compactor, washer/dryer, 3-burner stove, microwave and ample storage.
- There is a door at the aft end of the galley through the owner’s en-suite heads with a separate shower.
- The owner’s cabin is a large, light and airy cabin with seating area, full-sized flat screen TV and lots of storage.
- Hood spars aluminium alloy mast and boom – finished in AwlGrip white
- Keel-stepped cutter-rigged mast with 3x sets of spreaders plus jumper struts
- Discontinuous stainless steel rod standing rigging 2005 – last inspected visually Spring 2019
- Hydraulic mainsheet system using in-boom hydraulic ram – overhauled 2019
- Hydraulic in-mast furling system – rebuilt 2017
- Dyneema mainsheet – replaced 2018
- Spars by Formula Spars, awl-gripped white, keel stepped.
- Navtec hydraulic boom vang
- 2x Navtec hydraulic backstay adjusters.
- Reckmann hydraulic furling on yankee and staysail.
- Lewmar Commander Power Pack for hydraulic furling systems
- Carbon fibre spinnaker pole stowed on mast.
- Stainless steel prodder for asymmetric.
- Harken deck gear and custom extended genoa track.
- 2 x Antal 80.3 ST primary hydraulic winches.
- 2 x Antal 66ST secondary hydraulic winch.
- 1 x Antal 48ST halyard hydraulic winch.
- 2 x Lewmar 58ST halyard and mast manual winches.
- Quantum Dacron vertically-battened furling mainsail – 2016
- Jeckells Dacron furling yankee – 2018
- MaxiRoach Vectran vertically-battened furling staysail – 2005
- MaxiRoach Vectran vertically-battened spare mainsail – 2005).
- Rollgen asymmetric spinnaker with snuffer - 2005
- Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and 32” guardwire stanchions with double lifelines
- Side boarding gates
- Stainless steel bathing ladder
- Stainless steel coach-roof handrails.
- 4 x Stainless steel cowl vents.
- Manship 316 stainless overhead hatches and ports.
- Carbon fibre passerelle.
- Varnished 2-leaf cockpit table with storage and drain.
- Side boarding gate
- Inset steps in aft coach-roof with teak lining.
- Saltwater deckwash
- Hot and cold deck shower at transom.
Anchoring & Mooring:
- Maxwell 24vDC electric anchor windlass with remote in cockpit.
- Solid stainless steel stem-head fitting with split bow roller for twin anchor stowage.
- 90lb CQR anchor with 91m of 3/8” galvanised chain
- 90lb Bruce anchor with 30m of 3/8” chain and 91m of 5/8” anchor rode.
- Warps and fenders
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
- Sprayhood - off-white panama with grab bar.
- Cockpit cushions in pale blue.
- Custom helm seat.
Tender & Outboard
- Atlas Carbon 1750 davit winch with custom stow-away cradle for jet rib in stainless steel.
- 3.2m Jet Rib - 2005
- Avon R340 3.4m inflatable - 2005
- Yamaha 8hp outboard – 2005
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
- Runnning lights, masthead, anchor, tricolour, steaming and foredeck lights
- Valise Lifegard liferaft, 8 man.
- 2 horseshoe lifebuoys.
Fire & gas control:
- Fire-buoy MA automatic fire extinguishing system in main engine-room and fire retardant engine-room sound insulation.
- Fire-buoy gas detector at galley.