Glam Tides

Owners of Hylas Yachts are a loyal group, recognizing the uncompromising comfort, performance and value of each model. The new M49 is a worthy addition to the lineup.
Words by Bill Lindsey | Running Photo by Cameron McGeorge | Interior Photos by Identity Headshots | March 30, 2021 | Luxury

The all new Hylas M49 has all the features that made the M44 an incredible success plus a larger aft lounge, room for more water toys and more secure tender stowage. The result is a cruising yacht that has all the comforts of home with the ability to ensure confidence even in heavy seas. In calm waters, the M49 is a floating palace. The increased length is matched by a wider beam that ensures stability in all sea conditions. Designed and built by veteran yachtbuilder Dean Salthouse and his team of craftsmen, the M49 is one of the most capable yachts on the ocean. It is also one of the most comfortable — whether at anchor or underway. The helm station is adjacent to the galley and dining area and just forward of the salon, allowing guests to keep the owner company while underway. The owner’s stateroom is set forward while the guest stateroom is located far aft for maximum privacy. Twin Yanmar turbodiesel engines provide dependable power and worldwide servicing options. A top speed of 31 knots makes for fast transits between ports;