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2008 70 (ft.) HYLAS 70

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General Information

Listing# 92567

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
70 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

70’ Hylas Raised Salon “SPIRIT”

  • Year: 2008
  • Major refit 4 months ending January 2013. All systems renewed. Electronics are new and state of the art as well as a keel retrofit that has opened Spirit up for extensive Bahamas shoal draft cruising. The refit took Spirit to brand new condition and looks like its fresh out of the builder’s yard, except better with many improvements to detail. All systems have been upgraded, replaced and renewed. Spirit is a must see and without question the nicest 70 Cruising sailboat on the market.
  • Current Asking Price: $2,100,000 USD
  • Located in Fort Lauderdale
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • All New Furuno Touch Electronics package including radar, instruments AIS, Sirius weather, Sonar. Fish finder. Wind and depth instruments.
  • All new LED Smart TV's in main salon and cabins
  • New Stereo system with BMW Sound system
  • New Sea Recovery Ultra Whisper Watermaker 400 GPD
  • New AwlGrip paint hull and structure,
  • All new Exterior and Interior upholstery
  • All new bimini dodger with 4 side enclosure
  • All new Lines and AERE Inflatable fenders
  • Refurbished Decks


  • All new running rigging
  • All new polished stainless Delta Fast set anchors
  • Installed shoal draft keel. Draft is now 6’10”. Designed by German Frers. Built at Marskeel in Ontario. Installed by Evolution Marine at Broward Shipyard.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder: Hylas-Queen Long
Designer: German Frers
LOA: 69 ft 7 in
Beam: 18 ft 0 in
LWL: 61 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 6'10"

Displacement:               Light 75,190 lbs Full 84,175

Ballast:                           31080 lbs

Sail Area:                        2419 w/ 135% Genoa

Water:                             400

Fuel:                                700

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine(s) Total Power: 240 HP
Engine Model: 4LH-STE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 1500








Spirit incorporates a four cabin layout with four heads. Starting forward, there is divided chain/rope storage, followed by a large step down sail locker. There are two VIP guest cabins forward, both with large double berths, and heads. There is a large master cabin aft with centerline king and en suite head. There are two ways to access the impressive aft master suite, either through a starboard passageway or through a door at the aft end of the galley. The starboard passageway serves two other important functions, access to the full length of the starboard side of the engine room through multiple doors, and access to a third cabin that can be used for crew or additional guest quarters, with ensuite head. All the heads have access to separate stall showers.

  • Finely finished teak cabinetry
  • Custom high gloss varnish on all interior woodwork
  • Raised panel passageway doors and galley cabinetry
  • Ultrasuede European headliner with recessed edges overhead
  • Custom bamboo cabin sole with teak inlay
  • Custom granite counters for heads and galley
  • New Ultrasuede headboards in main salon.
  • Teak handrails throughout the interior for safety movement offshore
  • Continuous handrails (waterways) below main saloon fixed ports
  • Epoxy seal end grains and sub-flooring
  • All cabin sole uplifts are positive locking for offshore passage making
  • All heads have custom beige Formica.
  • All hanging lockers in forward, port and aft cabin are cedar lined
  • All hanging lockers have automatic lights when opened
  • Ocean air hatches with screen/shade combination on all deck hatches


Main Salon
Large L shaped settee on port side. Custom fixed oval dining table with teak perimeter and light burled maple center section with built-in cabinet base. Two portable folding inboard seats. Straight settee to starboard with storage outboard of backrests and locker below. Outboard of the settee are two double door lockers with lattice work port and starboard. The forward cabinet is customized as a liquor cabinet with bottle and glass holders to starboard. There is a wide shelf with fixed hull portlight between the starboard upper lockers.

  • New 50” LED Smart TV on forward bulkhead
  • Brand New Nespresso Gourmet Coffee maker with milk frothing attachment
  • Directly below the counter is a drawer and ice machine locker
  • U-Line icemaker
  • 12 volt and 110 volt plugs




Owner's Cabin
Impressive full beam master suite cabin. Because of the generous beam, the aft cabin is especially bright and airy with extra floor space around the king centerline berth with custom mattress with Tempurpedic comfort. To starboard of the berth is a settee and double hanging locker, and to port a dressing table and hanging locker. Multiple drawers under the berth and adjacent to the forward bulkhead.

  • Vanity to port with lifting top and mirror, with wide drawer above split cabinet doors
  • 40” LED smart TV mounted on forward bulkhead
  • Storage locker under the TV
  • Drawers under the king berth
  • Shelves either side at the head of the berth
  • Multiple deck hatches with Oceanair screen/shade
  • Multiple opening ports


Owner's Head
Spacious en suite head with adjoining shower stall.

  • Granite counters
  • Mirrored medicine lockers over sink counter
  • Vacu-flush electric freshwater head with tank tender and electric discharge
  • Washer dryer combo in closet


Forward VIP Guest Cabin
Full beam VIP guest cabin with king size V berth with removable filler. Aft of the berth to port is a bench seat inboard of a tall hanging locker. To starboard is a bureau with 3 drawers and granite counter. Outboard of the counter is a second hanging locker. Under the berth are additional drawers. Above the berth are two shelf lockers and open shelves inboard of fixed ports.

  • Pair of large diameter speakers flush mounted on port and starboard bulkheads
  • Two fans at aft end of berth
  • Large deck hatch with Ocean-air screen/hatch


Second Forward Guest Cabin
On the port side of the forward passageway is the second guest cabin with queen berth Hanging locker, night stand, and a bank of four drawers under the berth. There are three opening trunk cabin ports and a deck hatch with Oceanair screens.

  • Night stand cabinet next to berth
  • Hanging locker forward of berth
  • Additional 110v outlet (2 standard)
  • Mirror on aft end bulkhead next to berth above cabinet
  • Oceanair concealed screen/shade



Second Forward Guest Head
Across the passageway, to starboard, is the second guest head with stall shower. The granite counters, mirror vanity and varnished teak grating are enhanced by the custom beige formica bulkheads and trunks. The head is a Vacu-flush using fresh water that is directed to a holding tank. The shower drains to a separate sump.

  • Adjoining stall shower with fold down teak seat
  • Vacuflush electric fresh water head with tank tender and electric discharge
  • GFI 110AC outlets in each forward head
  • Teak grating for shower


Starboard Crew Quarters
Accessed from starboard passageway, the fourth cabin has upper and lower berths with storage under the lower berth, and hanging locker. Includes opening ports and en suite head with separate shower.

  • Vanity with granite sink counter
  • Vacuflush electric freshwater head with tank tender and electric discharge



  • 50” LED Smart screen TV
  • 40” flat screen TV wall mounted in master suite
  • 2 flat screen TV's in forward guest cabins
  • All guest cabins have their own DVD's and satellite radios and large speakers
  • Surround Sound stereo and TV with sub special base speaker in salon
  • 4 large custom B&W Speakers in Cockpit


The galley on Spirit is a passageway design to port with maximum counter and storage space. There are inboard and outboard custom granite counters with double routed fiddles and high quality appliances. The arrangement is very safe for offshore sailing and  will please the most demanding gourmet chef at anchor or at sea. There is also a door at the aft end of the galley that can be opened for additional natural air ventilation and is a secondary access the owner's master cabin (primary is starboard passageway).

  • All galley cabinets have raised panel doors
  • Frigoboat refrigeration system, stainless boxes with 24 volt compressor units. Upper and lower front opening boxes
  • Separate freezer box with countertop opening and front opening door below counter
  • Frigoboat digital temperature gauges and Smart controls
  • Force 10 stove with oven and broiler
  • Xintex propane monitor
  • Fisher & Paykel drawer style dishwasher
  • Custom single extra deep and wide stainless sink on inboard counter
  • GE Profile Avantium 120 convection and microwave oven
  • Trash compactor
  • U Line icemaker between forward end of galley and aft end of port salon seating
  • Manual fresh water pump
  • 4 large opening ports, two over the inboard sink counter and two over outboard counter
  • Additional daylight into galley from large fixed ports in salon


Galley, Outboard Side

  • Double tall locker, counter to under deck and two single upper lockers with convection/microwave oven between
  • Four countertop storage areas with tamper doors
  • Stove top cover with matching granite top & stainless backing slide, storage outboard
  • 4 drawers below counter
  • 1 pan locker under stove
  • Double locker under dishwasher (pullout style)
  • 2 double 110v outlets at each end of counter


Galley, Inboard Side

  • 2 single lockers above counter
  • Double and 1 single locker below counter
  • 1 double 110 volt outlet


Nav Station and Electronics

Navigation center is to starboard adjacent to the companionway entrance. Flush mounted instruments, radios and gauges. The wide table top lifts to access deep storage area. Electric breaker panels and switches can all be operated from the custom helm chair that has arms and adjustable height and lateral feature. Bank of two drawers under navigation table. There is a new high quality leather chair at the navigation table.

  • New Furuno TZ Touch 15” Screen
  • New Furuno multi display. Includes depth sounder, speed log and wind indicator information
  • ICOM M802 SSB
  • ICOM M604 VHF
  • Raymarine autopilot control
  • Worldwide KVH satellite phone
  • KVH Satellite TV
  • GPS selector switches
  • Tank gauges
  • Two battery charge controls
  • Cockpit electronics include 2 additional Furuno 9” TZ touch screens at each helm station
  • NOTE: Furuno screens display TV, radar, chart plotter, camera and navigation information
  • Console over the companionway with three Furuno displays for speed, depth and wind.


Electrical System

  • 12 volt and 24 volt DC systems with breaker panel
  • 110 volt AC system with breaker panel
  • Fischer Panda 12KW generator
  • AGM batteries for all banks  House banks have all been replaced with new.
  • Battery boxes relocated to a better location around mast
  • Isolation Transformer 15KVA 120/240V 50/60HZ
  • Two 50V 220/125A shore power connections
  • Two Cable masters (automatically roll shore cables in and out)
  • Mastervolt 80A battery charger for forward cabin 24V
  • Mastervolt 80A 24V battery charger for aft cabin 24V
  • 110AC outlets with watertight connection in stern garage
  • Two (2) 3" copper strips bow to stern, port and starboard for grounding
  • Bonding strap for SSB ground plane
  • Rope lighting installed along edge of owner's berth, forward and port cabin berths and main saloon
  • Dimmers for saloon and owner's cabin
  • Night LED lights installed along corridor to aft cabin
  • Backlighting on main panel breakers
  • All fans 2 speed
  • Blue underwater stern lights



  • Yanmar 4LH-STE 240 hp turbo diesel
  • Engine room blower
  • Shaft size: Aqualoy 22, 2" shaft diameter with MOD III shaft brake
  • Walborough in-line fuel pump with engine bypass for filtration
  • Dual Racor fuel filtration system allowing independent filter and bypass
  • Electric oil change pump for engine, generator and transmission
  • Raw water intake strainer to engine: ARG-1250 Groco water strainer 1-1/4"
  • Morse single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting
  • Three engine room lights
  • Sundown insulation in engine room, 2" vinyl/foam composite
  • Fireboy MA2-450 engine room fire extinguisher with remote activation in both cockpit and Nav area
  • Gori variable pitch feathering propeller



  • Cruisair reverse cycle AC (cools and heats) with four compressor units and digital controls. 65,000 BTU total with four separate compressor systems with digital controls
  • PSS shaft seal
  • Lewmar Mamba rack/pinion steering system and 1/2 HP, 24V, autopilot drive unit
  • Bosche washer/dryer unit
  • Frigoboat refrigeration system: Two (2) MS 130R refrigerators (upper and lower boxes)
  • Freezer system, keel cooled
  • Vacuflush heads with electric fresh water flush and tank tenders
  • Bilge pumps: 2 16A Rule Bilge pumps 24V/3700 GPH
  • Jabsco bilge blower 4" 12V X 2 each
  • One (1) Jabsco Par-Max 4, 24V for stern lazarette
  • Emergency steering with rudder post squared off for emergency tiller
  • Eighteen (18) gallon hot water heater
  • All through hull fittings are bronze with seacocks or valves and bonded
  • Fresh water pumps (2)
  • New 400 Gallon Per day 24Volt Ultra Whisper Watermaker
  • Commodore 400 hydraulics system power pack for winches, furling and bow thruster
  • Brake on shaft engaged control on side of helm pod
  • Two extra vent fans to engine room
  • Extra engine blower



  • Water capacity: 390 gallons in four vented stainless steel tanks
  • Fuel capacity: 700 gallons in four vented stainless steel tanks
  • Extra tankage for fuel and water
  • Three (3) independent 45 gallon holding tanks
  • All tanks have easy access for inspection /cleaning and are baffled
  • WEMA gauges for fuel and water tanks


American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Standards for Hull & Deck design. Solid hand laid up FRP using vinylester resins and isophthalic white gel coat, with Twaron carbon aramid fiber reinforcement. Five (5) years GRP hull warranty. Two epoxy barrier coats below the water line for optimal protection, two coats of Micro CSC bottom paint. 60% Skeg rudder (60% skegged rudder for optimal performance, strength and protection. Custom burgundy hull gel coat.

  • Watertight collision bulkhead forward with independent overboard drainage
  • Watertight stern bulkhead across aft lazarettes
  • Divided anchor locker with aft storage for fenders and dock lines
  • Solid stainless striker plate for bow protection
  • Stainless protective plate on hull's stern



GRP (fiberglass)sandwich deck construction covered with teak decking. Solid GRP fiberglass located where deck, deck fittings and stress areas are located. Teak cockpit floor. Hull to deck joined with 3M 5200 and S/S bolts. Large sail locker forward. Wide transom steps and swim platform. Stern garage with dedicated Rule auto bilge pump. Large aft stern lazarettes, port and starboard with dual Bailey latches for watertight seal.

  • Two Lewmar anchor windlasses
  • 420’ High tensile chain on Port side   220’ High tensile chain stbd side.
  • Brand new polished stainless anchors. Delta fast set.
  • Stern garage, with Bailey latches
  • Lewmar 250kfg electric bow thrusters
  • Mamba steering system
  • Stainless stem head with two anchor platforms with rollers
  • Stainless steel plate between the bow chock and the windlass for deck protection
  • Split bow roller
  • Fresh water deck wash down pump
  • 32" high 316 stanchions, 1-1/4" in diameter with double lifelines
  • Two integrated wheel pedestals each with console and custom switch panels and switches
  • Twin Whitlock pedestal/wheels, with custom leather wraps just renewed.
  • Polish stainless steel compasses.
  • Teak handrails on forward coach roof
  • Extended stern push pits to midship gates
  • Side boarding ladder with port and starboard side mounting brackets
  • Mainship 316 low profile hatches and ports for excellent ventilation
  • Custom varnished double leaf cockpit table with wide, deep drink cooler under center section. Includes custom stainless steel footrest, accommodates 10 guests, seated, and has rope lighting around the base
  • Stainless cowl vents on dorades
  • Fresh water hot/cold shower on stern platform
  • Fold down stainless stern swim ladder
  • Four heavy duty Wichard folding padeyes in cockpit (for lifeline hookup)
  • Two 7" x 14" cockpit opening ports, galley
  • Two additional port lights 7" x 14" helm, stbd/port (master stateroom)
  • Two 12v outlets, one each forward end of cockpit
  • LED lights for stern steps
  • Single quick disconnect deck fitting for salt and freshwater wash down
  • LED LOPO running lights at the bow and stern
  • Navtec panel for hydraulic vang and double backstay operation
  • Custom stainless instrument post mounted on starboard aft corner of deck with platforms for satellite TV and telephone domes, cockpit camera, deck lights, and two arms with multiple aerials. Also includes outboard lift with block and tackle
  • Outboard bracket
  • 3 life raft racks built into stern pulpit
  • 3 seats on bow pulpit (one at the front, and two either side at aft end of pulpit)


Mast and Rigging

  • Powder coated 3 spreader aluminum mast with internal halyards
  • Navtec rod rigging
  • Leisure Furl stow boom with hydraulic furling
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and double backstay cylinder
  • All sheets to the aft cockpit will not interfere with the seating area of the cockpit
  • Reckman hydraulic genoa and staysail furlers
  • Back up for hydraulic system
  • All running rigging and dock lines have been replaced with new line supplied by Rope Inc.


Winches are all Antal Chrome Self Tailing

  • 2 CHST W80's hydraulic primary sheet
  • 2 CHST W66's hydraulic secondary sheet
  • 1 CHST W60 hydraulic mainsheet
  • CHST W66 hydraulic cockpit
  • 2 CHST W44's traveler control
  • 2 CHST W52 mainmast halyards



North 3DL sails in excellent condition:

  • Mainsail
  • 135% Genoa
  • Staysail
  • 2 asymmetric spinnakers (1 light, 1 heavy)


Other Features

  • Blue underwater lights on transom
  • Mast up lighting
  • Stern outboard motor davit  lift with Outboard motor mounting bracket.




  • Winslow 8 man life raft  Recertified Dec 2012
  • Updated New flares and smoke signals
  • Extensive First Aid kit
  • Ditch EPIRB (new 2009)



The Hylas 70, Spirit, is an impressive example of the builder's most recent Frers design, and flagship of the highly regarded Hylas series. Whether you're a coastal cruiser or potential circumnavigator, Spirit is a luxury performance cruising yacht with the integrity, exquisite finish and state of the art systems necessary to go anywhere.

The recent refit has taken a great design and transformed into a work of art. With the superstructure repainted and the hull she is showing beautifully. All interior trim has been recoated with high gloss varnish. All the mirrors in the heads have been replaced with beveled mirror.

Spirit is a first-class world cruiser for about half the cost of a comparable, size, high quality US or European built semi-custom yacht, and more spacious than many 80’ foot sailboats in production in Eastern Europe. She is in brand new condition. German Frers, one of the finest naval architects in the world, has designed the newer Hylas models since 1996. Queen Long, the exclusive builder of Hylases, is an established quality company that perfected its building techniques and systems installation during the past 30 years. They have hundreds of proven yachts sailing worldwide.



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.



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.
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