For Sale: 2002 Hylas 46

Built for blue water, Lady Helen has been well maintained and is offered for sale through Wellington Yacht Partners.
2002 Hylas 46
2002 Hylas 46 Lady Helen Wellington Yacht Partners

The Hylas 46 is the continuation of a very successful run of semi-custom, center-cockpit sailboats. While earlier models came off the drawing boards at Sparkman & Stephens, Lady Helen is a German Frers design, notable for its fine entry, wide midship beam brought aft, fin keel and deep semi-elliptical spade rudder balanced off a partial skeg. The interior is plush, and includes meticulously installed systems.

2002 Hylas 46 cockpit
2002 Hylas 46 Lady Helen Wellington Yacht Partners

Lady Helen is outfitted with a fully battened in-boom furling mainsail, Furlex storm jib and a new genoa sail (2021) along with a 75hp Yanmar 4JH-TE supercharged diesel engine, 2,021hrs, to power her through the waters. Guests can comfortably enjoy a cruise from the cockpit which has U-shaped settee around the helm with waterproof cushions and a Sunbrella dodger and bimini enclosing the cockpit area from the sun, or during inclamate weather conditions. Two soles can easily cruise Lady Helen with its leather-wrapped stainless-steel wheel at the helm, Whitlock cable steering with brake, Whitlock pedestal with offset instrument box and grab-rail, single-lever engine control and a 5″ Richie compass with stainless steel cover and switch-controlled illumination. All new Raymarine electronics were installed in 2023 which are listed below along with Lady Helen’s rigging:

  • Axion 9 Chartplotter at steering pedestal with C-Map NT+ cartridges
  • Raymarine ST6000+ autopilot with instrument at helm and at nav station; remote control plugs in at helm; hydraulic ram at steering quadrant 
  • Raymarine ST50 Speed, Depth, Wind and MaxiView mounted above companionway in cockpit
  • Raymarine Axion 9 Display at nav station
  • Raymarine Radar 
  • All Raymarine instruments networked on SeaTalk
  • Icom VHF
2002 Hylas 46 engine
2002 Hylas 46 Lady Helen Wellington Yacht Partners


  • Selden aluminum mast with manual in-boom furling, double spreaders
  • Selden Rod-Kicker vang with 4:1 purchase
  • Selden downwind pole mounted forward on mast 
  • Mast, boom, and rod-kicker powder-coated in white epoxy
  • All standing rigging is s/s 1×19 w/Norseman fittings
  • Complete set of heavy weather standing rigging (not yet installed)
  • Mainsail halyard, 2 jib halyards, 1 staysail halyard, 1 spinnaker halyard, outhaul (2008) , topping lift
  • 5/8″ jib sheets 
  • 2 Lewmar 54 2-speed primary winches
  • 2 Lewmar 48 2-speed secondary winches
  • Lewmar 44 2-speed winch for mainsheet in cockpit
  • 2 Lewmar 44 winches on mast for halyards
  • 3 snatch blocks for spinnaker and running backs
  • 4 deck rope clutches in cockpit
  • Traveler jam cleats
  • Six double braid dock lines 25′ long x 5/8″ dia (2 new 2008)
  • Two double braid dock lines 60′ long x 5/8″ dia
  • Windex and wind-speed at masthead
  • Anchor light
  • Steaming light
  • Spreader lights
  • Electric Winch Handle
2002 Hylas 46 nav station
2002 Hylas 46 Lady Helen Wellington Yacht Partners

The interior of Lady Helen is laid out in teak with a beautiful high gloss finish. Down the hatch and into the “alleyway” style galley, owners can easily prepare any meal on the Force 10 3-burner stove with oven and broiler fueled by two 10-pound propane tanks, or in the microwave mounted above the Force 10 stove. A swing-down cover for the stove increases the counterspace for food preparation along with a slide-out chopping block. The large stainless-steel sink is set centerline with access to 133 gal. of fresh water with a 11 gal. hot water heater. A separate refrigerator and freezer compartment, 11cu ft total, is available for cold stowage in the galley, and owners will have plenty of dry stowage in pot lockers under stove, four louver-front cabinets, two drawers for general stowage, one large louver-front “pantry” cabinet, one large louver-front cabinet to port and one louver-front cabinet above sink.

2002 Hylas 46 salon
2002 Hylas 46 Lady Helen Wellington Yacht Partners

Move forward to the salon area and comfortably seat your family at a solid teak circular dinette to port with a slide-out seat for dinner or relax a full length starboard settee which pulls out an additional nine inches for a wide sea berth. Four individual reading lamps can be found in each corner of the salon with bookshelves on both port and starboard side. Extra stowage space is available under the dinette and settee along with four storage lockers with louvered doors. The captain’s navigation station is located to the rear of the salon on the port side.

2002 Hylas 46 stateroom
2002 Hylas 46 Lady Helen Wellington Yacht Partners

After a long evening on the water, retire to one of Lady Helen’s two staterooms. The Master stateroom is a queen-sized aft berth set centerline with a starboard sette. Hanging lockers with shelves are located both port and starboard side and a full length deep hanging locker centerline. Ladies will love the portside vanity with a fold up mirror and drawer with three separate cabinets and the full length mirror in the stateroom. Bookshelves are located port and starboard side above the berth headboard along with two drawers and a cabinet under the berth. The Master stateroom has an en suite head with shower with a dedicated 27 gal. holding tank. The forward guest stateroom has a full head with shower in the bow and a double berth to port. Plenty of stowage available in three drawers under the berth, two large three shelf cabinets with louvered doors starboard, three drawers starboard under a mirrored cabinet and additional cabinet stowage in head. An additional sole can sleep in the salon settee which pulls out and can be used as a berth.

2002 Hylas 46 galley
2002 Hylas 46 Lady Helen Wellington Yacht Partners

Where is True North located? The yacht is currently lying in Norfolk, VA.

Take the next step: Lady Helen is offered for sale for $345,000. Call or text the listing agent, Bill Haynie, (843) 813-3613, Wellington Yacht Partners

Quick Specifications:

  • Length Overall: 46’
  • Maximum Beam: 13’9”
  • Max Draft: 5’6”
  • Displacement: 27,777 lbs
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Sails: Genoa (New 2021)
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Engine Hours: 2021 hrs
  • Fuel Type: Diesel 
  • Horsepower: 75hp 
  • Fuel Capacity: 169 Gal.
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 133 Gal.