The M49 was designed in partnership with New Zealand firm Salthouse, which specializes in Down East vessels as well as commercial- and offshore-fishboat hulls.
Hylas says the goal of the M49 is to combine that type of go-anywhere ruggedness with comfortable cruising features. The yacht has a barbecue, multiple heads (as an option), an aft galley, a hydraulic swim platform, multiple dining spaces, two staterooms and a washing machine (also optional).
Power is a pair of 370 hp Yanmars. Performance numbers are not yet available.
Draft on the Hylas M49 will be 3 feet, 2 inches, which makes the design more than capable of cruising in shallow-water regions, such as the Bahamas. Air draft will be 12 feet, 11 inches, which should allow cruisers to clear most fixed bridges.
What other powerboats does Hylas Yachts offer? The M49 will join a smaller sistership, the M44, in the builder’s powerboat lineup.
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