Many view the Hylas line as laid out for charter purposes because of how these boats are marketed, but I consider the Hylas 46 to have a distinct
owner-optimized bias once you venture below. The aft stateroom and head are grand with a 60-inch-wide, larger-than-queen-size island berth, extensive storage, a usable desk, good ventilation and lots of room to walk around in. This differs from the forward stateroom, which has a less regal feel about it given a berth width of 42 inches in the center. Bareboat charterers wedded to separate but equal accommodations might note this, but in truth both quarters are private and it should be noted that each is provided with its own head.In the hands of a private owner the 46 is eminently comfortable. The layout allows passage to the owner's accommodations aft on either side, down the starboard side by way of the galley and the port side by way of the head. The main cabin table is notably versatile — a small cocktail table in its normal mode, a large dining table once raised, expanded and simply converted. The main
settee can become another double berth when needed and the starboard settee converts to twin bunks. General interior construction is what I like to call that of a wood boat built into a glass hull and deck, and it is quite well done. Storage below is extensive, and deck access storage is more vast than that aboard most comparable center-cockpit yachts.