2003 54' Hylas 54

Annapolis, MD



2003 Hylas 54 Raised Saloon


Wings, a 2003 Hylas 54 Raised Saloon, designed by German Frers and constructed at Queen Long, is a proven passage maker. . “Wings” is a special yacht and has been lucky to be part of one family since launching. She has enjoyed the benefits of their knowledgeable ownership and their passion for sailing combined with their capability and willingness to properly keep a yacht of this stature. Her long list of creature comforts will keep you in the lap of luxury in the cold Northern or Southern latitudes or in the tropics where the days are long and hot. Her elegant lines and generous modern underbody make for quick passages and easy cruising to those secluded "locals only" places.


Recent Refits and Services:

2021 - Refit - refinish cabin sole

Refit - repaint transom, replaced struts and hinges

Refit - Repaint around saloon windows

Service - Engine and Engine Turbo

Service - Engine exhaust

Refit - battery for Thruster

New Bottom Paint

Hull and Deck washed, waxed and stainless shined

2019 - Service - Prop and shaft, covered with Prospeed

Service/Refit - Bow Thruster prop

Service Engine

Service Generator

Service Life Raft

2018 - Service - Engine

Service - Generator

Service - Air Conditioning

Service - Water Maker

Service - Outboard

Service - Reinforced Vang Tang (mast) and Gooseneck

Service - EPIRB and MOM 8A

Refit - New VHF Antenna w/ connector

Refit - New VHF Icom Radio

Refit - New bilge pumps

Refit - New air conditioning controls/thermostats

Refit - New Fuel Filter System

Refit - New Cockpit Canvas (Bimini and dodger)

Refit - New Cockpit cushions

Refit - New Winch Covers

Refit - New Mainsheet

Refit - New gangway

2016 - Service - All Sail inspected and reworded as necessary

Service/Refit - New Hy Pro Marine Autopilot Electro Hydraulic Linear Actuator

Refit - New B&G Electronics

Refit - New Water Maker 15L

Service/Refit - Rigging

Refit - Asymmetrical North Spinnaker (Big Blue)

Refit - Aft Rails added

Service/Refit - House Batteries and Generator Starting battery


  • BuilderQueen Long
  • Model54
  • Model Year2003
  • DesignerGerman Frers
  • LOA54.08 ft
  • Beam15.75 ft
  • Engines Total Power125 hp
  • Number of Engines2
  • Engine BrandYanmar
  • Engine Model4JH3-DTE
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Engine Power125 horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Fresh Water Tanks230 gallon
  • Fuel Tanks314 gallon

The cabin is flooded with light through large ports, including two to port and starboard and three facing forward. The headroom is more than 7 feet, creating a sense of spaciousness, although it also makes overhead handrails inaccessible to short sailors.
Queen Long's teak joiner work is superb and nicely balanced with the use of practical white laminated headliners, which can be removed without major surgery. Teak veneered bulkheads and solid trim pieces and doors are well crafted and beautifully varnished.
The cabin sole shimmers (which means it will be slippery when wet) and all pieces can be secured keeping them in place in the unlikely event of knockdown. Most owners put down carpet runners when under way. All cabinets and lockers are finished on the inside and have secure latches. Numerous stainless steel rimmed Mainship deck hatches and opening portlights combine to create excellent ventilation throughout the interior.

Excellent insulation that dampens the outside noise making for a comfortable getaway form the outside (ocean, sometimes loud) world.

Large forward stateroom with walk around double berth. Two drawers beneath the bed. Upper storage area and two cedar lined closet.

Electric Forward Head with separate shower stall.

Additional stateroom aft of forward stateroom. Double berth with overhead cabinets and six drawers beneath the bed and a hanging closet.

Dinette in Saloon converts into a double berth. In addition, the saloon has fittings for starboard bunk bed (port tack for high seas).

Master Stateroom with a queen sized berth (handcrafted deluxe mattress with fitted sheets and lee-cloth). A large cedar lined hanging closet with multiple storage areas and in-suite head with separate shower stall.

The cabin temperature is well regulated with a three zone reverse cycle air conditioning system. Three zones mean three units all rated at 16,000 BTU with touch screen thermostats, operating on 50 or 60 Hz cycles (good for European and US electrical power) at 230V. An industrial grade sea water pump and manifold shutoff system for each unit.


The galley is to starboard and consumes the outboard section of the walkthrough to the aft cabin. This arrangement works well at sea as the cook can find a secure position on either tack. More than 7 feet long, the galley has more counter space than most home
kitchens, and the Wahlee Stone counter tops are very attractive. Two double stainless sinks are located to port beneath the cockpit well on the centerline for good drainage on either tack. Top-and-side loading 12-volt Grunert refrigerator and freezer are standard, as is a Force 10 stove and oven.  Wings has been upgraded with the Frigoboat ac/dc refrigeration unit. There is a slide-out trash compactor, dedicated microwave locker and saltwater and freshwater foot pumps, just in case the pressure water system fails.

Equipment included:

AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer - Frigoboat

Large Refrigerator (top and side entry) 12V, air cooled

Small Refrigerator 12V or 110-240V.

Large Freezer (top and side entry) 12V, air cooled

Refrigerator drain pump

3 Burner Propane, Gimbaled, with oven

Appliance Garages (2)

Knife Rack

Double Sink

Multiple storage options

Large Refrigerator (top and side entry) 12V, air cooled

Small Refrigerator 12V or 110-240V.

Large Freezer (top and side entry) 12V, air cooled

Refrigerator drain pump

3 Burner Propane, Gimbaled, with oven



Hull and Deck

The Hylas 54 is built by Queen Long, a 25-year-old Taiwan boatbuilding company and one of the island nation's best-run yards. Queen
Long was the original builder of the Peterson 44 and has turned out the Hylas 44 and 47 among others.
The 54's hull is built with Twaron, a carbon aramid fiber incorporated into the solid fiberglass hull. According to Jachney, the hull is
literally bulletproof and is in some ways nearly as strong as a metal hull. Vinylester resin is used throughout the molding process.
Isophthalic gelcoat and two epoxy barrier coats provide even more protection against osmosis.
The deck is cored except in high-load areas, where it is solid fiberglass. A step-down sail locker is part of a watertight collision
forward bulkhead. The hull and deck are joined on a wide flange, bonded with 3M 5200 and through-bolted on 4-inch centers. Interior
bulkheads are tabbed on all sides. Massive floors create a rigid hull with plenty of athwartship support. The fin keel is solid lead and
bolted to the hull with 35mm stainless steel bolts, which in turn are supported by an 8mm stainless steel backing plate. 

Equipment Included:

Delta 88 Anchor with 350' chain

Delta 88 Anchor with 25' chain and 250' rode

Para Tech Sea Anchor

Maxwell 3500 Electric Windlass

Maxwell Remote Windlass with chain counter

Stainless Steel Stern Post

Stainless Steel Radar Arch with mounts for Satellite Domes and other electronics

Dual Voltage Inflator Pump, manual pump, anchor and rode

15hp Yamaha Two Stroke Outboard with lock and sling

Swim Platform

Fresh Water Hot/Cold Shower on Swim Platform

Flare Kit

Bosun Chair (2)

Aluminum Toe Rail

Extended Stainless Steel Pulpits (Bow and Stern)

Rail Seats (2) Stern

8X36 Fenders with Covers (4)

Bimini/Dodger/Awning with Full Enclosure New (2018)

Fresh/Salt Water Deck Washdown Systems

Viking Six Person Life raft certified through 2022


Life Jackets with strobe lights and attached safety harness (6)

Horseshoe Throwable

Life Sling

Man Overboard Bags (2)

Storm Shutters (aft of mast) for forward facing saloon windows

Diesel Jury Jugs 5gal (12)

Built in storage area for 10 5gal Jury Jugs.


Sails and Rigging

Standard winches include Lewmar 66 CST primaries, CST 54 secondaries and CST 48s for the mainsheet and halyard winches. This
owner opted for electric winches and the Seldon electric in-mast furling mainsail system. A boat of this size and
weight generates huge loads and powered-up winches make shorthanded sailing a reality, especially for a couple on the other side of
middle aged. Like furling systems and GPS, electric winches have become common, especially on boats longer than 40 feet, and why
not, as long they have manual overrides? The standard spars are by Seldon and the discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging is
Hasselford. Furlex System 400 is the standard roller furling headsail system. A quick-release inner forestay, a staysail and running gear
are also popular options and provide an excellent alternative to the roller-furling headsail in heavy weather.

Equipment Included:

In mast furling (electric) main (2014 UK Sails)

Genoa (2014 UK Sails) on Furlex 400S

Staysail (2014 UK Sails) on Furlex 400S

Asymmetrical Spinnaker with dousing sleeve (2016 North)


Primary Winches - Leemar 66, electric

Secondary Winches - Leemar 54 - electric

Mainsheet Winch - Lewmar 48 - electric

Cabin Top Winch - manual

Mast Halyard Winches - manual


Wing's mast is equipped with fold away mast steps.



The shipboard systems on the Hylas 54 are well engineered, redundant where necessary and contribute to the user-friendly nature of the boat. Tankage, which is located beneath the saloon sole, can be any combination of fuel and water up to 550 gallons. The manifold systems for both fuel and water are excellent.

Equipment included:

12V DC Ship's System

110V Shore Power Service at 50amp

220V Transformer with the European Connection to convert Euro power to US requirements

Dual 110V Outlets

Northern Lights Generator 9kw

Magnum Energy Magnasine MS 2812 pure sine wave inverter/charger

5 House Batteries lead acid

2 Engine Start Batteries lead acid

1 Generator Start Battery lead acid

2 Bow Thruster Batteries lead acid

Link 10 Monitor Meter 1000+amp

Windlass Battery lead acid

Bow Thruster - 24V Sidepower SP 155 TC with two counter rotating four blade propellers. 2 AGM 181 Ah batteries and independent Mastervolt 24V 30A battery charger

Battery Charger (2) Magnum Energy Chargemaster 12V/100A worldwide charger for house and starter batteries and Mastervolt 24V 30A for bow thruster batteries

270 Amp Alternator for house batteries

Galvanic Isolator


The nav station is tucked away to port, the large L-shaped desk has an adjustable swivel chair. There is a dedicated computer desk with a slide-out shelf and plenty of room for electronics and instrument repeaters. The electrical panel, meters and battery switches are located on an aft-facing, hinged panel that can be readily opened. An inspection of the neat and clearly labeled wiring is impressive.

Equipment included:

Ritchie Autoamp Compass

B&G - Zeus 9 MFD, Triton Display (4), Zeus 12 MFD, 508 Wind Sensor, AC42 Autopilot Computer, RC42 Rate Compass, GS25 GPS Antenna and Compass, Broadband Radar

Rudder Angle Indicator

Interphase Sonar (forward and side)


Stereo with volume controls in cockpit and master stateroom

VCR/CD player

DVD Player

Fusion AV700 with remote iPod Dock and speakers in saloon, cockpit and aft cabin with multiple zone control

Icom IC-M506 with helm mounted remote

B&G NAIS - 400 AIS TX/RX with NSPL-400 for single VHF/AIS antenna

Horizon Standard HX4605 Portable VHF (4)

Icom IC-M710RT 150 Watt 1136 channel Ham/SSB Radio

KVH Satellite Antenna with open water tracking

Satellite Phone and TV Dome Antenna

Pactor PTC IIA Modem

SAILOR FleetBroadband by Cobham

Solar Panels (2)


Tank System


5 tanks, stainless steel

Manifold system for feeds and tank switching

Electric fuel pump to transfer fuel or polish through filters

Keenan Filters Premium Dual Filter Fuel Management System, integrated with electric fuel filter switching, alarms and fuel polishing


Fresh Water

3 tanks, stainless steel

Tank Selection Manifold

Primary water pump and secondary water pump

240V 15 gal hot water heater


Black Water

2 tanks

2 VacuFlush electric heads



2007 Novurania 11' six person rigid bottom (fiberglass) inflatable with 15hp 2-stroke Yamaha and a single axle trailer (to title or tags).

Moveable stand for outboard

Fitted cover for tender

Splendide 2000 automatic mashing machine

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.

As an avid sailor and fisherman, I bring to you over 45 years of on the water experience with over 8000 blue water miles.  Through the years I have enjoyed a variety of positions in the marine industry - a former director of the J-World Sailing schools, rigger, professional coach, and yacht racer, delivery crew and captain. I bring to you a vast understanding of boats large and small, monohulls to multihulls and sailing or power.  If you are looking to sell your yacht please give me a call or text to my office number 443 822 0984 or chris@sjyacht.com .

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