BLUE THUNDER | Hylas 56 | 56ft

Annapolis, MD, US


BLUE THUNDER | Hylas 56 | 56ft


Annapolis, MD, US


When looking for an offshore sailing passagemaker in the brokerage world there are few that beat the Hylas line of mid 50-footers. The Hylas 56 in particular was the standard bearer for excellent couple or family cruising through its production run. As brokerage opportunities in this size range, they are tough to beat for performance and value. Thirty years of experience in offshore sailing and charter boat management created a boat with speed, looks, accommodation, and from the charter side, reliability. Built in 2013, BLUE THUNDER is an exquisite example of this model, is fully equipped, and ready to take you and your family and friends wherever you want to go at speed and in comfort.

Designed by German Frers and awarded Cruising World magazine’s “2011 Boat of the Year”, the Hylas 56 features a long waterline with short aft overhang and an aesthetically pleasing bow overhang connected by the gorgeous Frers sheerline. Her surprisingly large cockpit for a center-cockpit design of this size, invites the entire crew for dinner or sundowners, while keeping sail handling controls within easy reach of the helm. The open clear decks invite crew to move fore and aft, and the large afterdeck will become a favorite evening lounging area. 

Designed to be sailed by a couple, the Hylas 56 hull is hand-laid with alternating layers of e-glass and Twaron which ensures the strongest, toughest possible hull available. This extra step in hull construction is rare in the industry and a testament to the 56’s go-anywhere status.

Below deck her three-stateroom, four-cabin interior offers excellent ventilation, loads of natural light, and wonderful outward visibility with staterooms, galley and navigation station that rivals most 65-footers. Solid wood doors, handrails, and corner joinery exude elegance and longevity. The teak and holly sole's floor hatches provide access to important systems and lock down for offshore safety.

On deck the Hylas 56 offers impressive equipment everywhere, but nowhere more important than the Sta-Lok fittings for the shrouds rather than pressed fittings at the turnbuckles, supporting a powerful sail plan that is easily controlled by roller-furling hardware. Thirty-two-inch stanchions built of 1 ¼” diameter stainless steel tubing, string double stainless steel lifelines with opening gates port and starboard exude safety and the over-length stern rail extends forward to near midships for added security. 

For quality, performance, design and strength the Hylas 56 BLUE THUNDER is your solution for the pleasure sought in a long-range cruising yacht at a value that cannot be matched. We look forward to showing her off to you!


  • Length: 56ft
  • Builder: Hylas
  • Beam: 15' 0"
  • Draft: 6' 4"
  • Year: 2013
  • Displacement: 50200.00 lbs
  • Hull: Composite
  • Engine: (1) Yanmar, 150 hp

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  • Builder: Hylas


  • Max Draft: 6' 4"
  • Displacement: 50200.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 15' 0"


  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Engine Model: 4BY3-150
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1150
  • Engine Power: 150 hp




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