Night Flight is a well-maintained example of the Hylas 46 offshore cruiser. Designed by German Frers and built in the Queen Long yard in Taiwan, Night Flight is a perfect combination of comfort and performance. Layout is well suited for a cruising couple with private quarters for guests, her original owners have cruised her on the West Coast and East Coast since new, continually maintaining and upgrading her equipment along the way. With a fully enclosed center cockpit, Night Flight assures comfort and security in all conditions.
Among Night Flight's appealing features is her classic Hylas "sugar scoop" transom and custom Simpson davits that make access to a tender and re-boarding a simple matter.
Belowdecks, Night Flight is light and welcoming, and the beauty of her teak joinery imparts a luxurious sense of quality throughout. Her center cockpit design famously gives her private master stateroom aft plenty of headroom on all sides of the extra-large centerline berth.
Draft: 6 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 13 ft. 9 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 100
Water tank capacity: 140
Holding tank capacity: 27
Standard features: Accommodations
Night Flight’s layout is the popular German Frers 2-cabin 2-head design. The master stateroom aft features a centerline queen berth and an abundance of storage in teak lockers and cabinets. The en suite master head includes an enclosed shower and is totally private.
The mid-ship galley doubles as a passageway connecting the master stateroom and main salon.
The spacious main salon is light, airy and beautifully appointed with solid and laminated teak throughout. A unique Danish-modern cabinetry design was widely imitated in subsequent versions of the boat. A lovely teak and holly sole. The large dinette to port has U-shaped seating for six and an inboard pull-out bench seat. A single sea berth is to starboard. The fully-equipped forward-facing nav station is to port of the companionway.
Forward of the main salon are the guest quarters. There is an oversized pullman berth that transforms to a full wraparound desk to port. The desk assembly includes a fully adjustable executive chair and four full 8 ½ x 11” file drawers on either side of the desk installation. Numerous storage lockers are located above and to starboard
Separate 12 volt top and side opening fridge and freezer cooled by recent compressor refit
Force 10 propane 3 burner stove with oven
Cutlery, dinnerware, pots, pans and utensils.
Pressurized dual, redundant fresh water system
Premium hose clamps below waterline
New Moen faucets in galley. Foot pumps for both fresh and sea water
12 Volt dual fresh water pumps
Safety Propane solenoid shutoff with alarm
Splendide clothes washer/dryer located in aft shower compartment
Water heater and 6-gallon tank under aft berth provides hot water to the galley, heads, plus cockpit and transom swim platform showers
Electric macerating heads
Engine and Mechanical Equipment
A feature of the Hylas 46 is the remarkably easy and convenient access to the main engine and systems. The lower half of the companionway ladder hinges out with a single latch allowing unrestricted access to the front of the engine. Twin/switchable Racor fuel filters are mounted on the inside of the hinged panel for simple access and maintenance. Hinged panels to port and starboard provide equal access from both sides.
Night Flight is powered by a Yanmar 4JH3-TE 76 HP turbocharged diesel.
Dual Engine alarms at nav station and cockpit
Tachometer, oil pressure and temperature gauges at helm
Fresh water cooling
Electric boost fuel pump downstream of dual Racor filter
Electric Oil change pump
Complete maintenance records since new
Two stainless steel fuel tanks – manifold-controlled 50-gallon, 100 gallon total.
bronze fixed 3-blade prop as spare
Autoprop H6 continuously feathering propeller ($5500 new) (no prop walk)
Cruisair (Dometic) 16,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioner located in Salon
Webasto DBW2010 45,000 BTU Hydronic Diesel heater with registers throughout boat
Pumps and Plumbing
40 gph engine driven RO system
(2) Automatic bilge pumps and cockpit-mounted manual pump throughout boat
High-water bilge alarm in cockpit and nav station.
Groco water strainers for all applications (air, fridge, water maker, engine)
(2) Electric manual shower pumps in forward and aft head switched in heads
12-volt VDC and 120 VAC systems in separate breaker panel boxes
200 Amp (true, continuous) Electrodyne Industrial alternator with external regulation and ability to cross-connect 80-amp engine alternator to house bus
(4) Lifeline 8D AGM house batteries and 1 4D Lifeline winch battery. All batteries in approved containers, properly wired
Multiple battery and 120VAC monitoring systems in navigation station
Separate 12 VDC starting and separate radio/emergency batteries with Yardina combiner
Kisae SW1200 2.2 KW Pure Sine Wave inverter under aft bed
Galvanic shore power isolator
125 Volt, 50 amp (shore power cord and various adaptors)
(7) 12 Volt circulating fans
factory-installed in-hull SSB counterpoise
4” flat copper grounding system throughout
Dimmable 12-volt Cantalupi lighting system in salon and forward cabin
Electronics and Navigation
Raymarine chart plotter on cockpit roof
Raymarine ST60+ Wind, Depth, and Speed (three separate units) indicators located in cockpit above companion way
Raymarine Graphic 320 located at nav station.
Backup Depth Sounder in cockpit
Standard Horizon GX 2200 VHF radio with RAM at binnacle
Milltech SR161 AIS
RN-300 Chart Plotter for GPS position finder, backup, and anchor alarm at helm
ICOM M710 SSB radio with Pactor Modem
3 ½” SS Antenna pole on aft deck
Controllable stereo speakers in cockpit, salon, and aft cabin
Ritchie compass at helm
Hi power WIFI extender
Disappearing flat screen TV in main salon
Safety and Ground Tackle
Winslow Canister 4-Person Life raft in quick release SS holder mounted on stern rail - needs recertification
Horseshoe and Jacklines, harnesses and tethers
automatic Inflatable life jackets
Maxwell VWC 2200 vertical windlass
66 lb. Bruce anchor with 50 ft of chain and 250(plus) of nylon rode
FX 37 Danforth secondary normally stored
250 ft (plus) of 3/8" G4 chain for secondary anchor
12 Volt, Maxwell VWC220 anchor windlass with dual deck and cockpit controls
Cutwater Waterline Anchor Snubber system
(2) Stainless bow anchor rollers
Hull and Deck
Queen Long is well known for building extremely sturdy hand-laid solid glass hulls with added Twaron Aramid fiber in potential impact areas. Other notable features include extra-wide decks carried aft of the center cockpit and a stepped transom with teak non-skid for safe and simple access to the water and tender.
Night Flight's additional features include:
Simpson davits and custom outboard lift
(4) SS Cabin dorades with stainless steel guards
SS Side stanchions and lifelines
Large split anchor/chain locker
Fresh/saltwater deck wash down system in anchor/chain locker
Additional overboard-vented 15 Gallon fuel, solvent, and line locker
Stainless steel/teak side entry swim ladder
2 tank Propane locker
Fully enclosed Sunbrella main cockpit with insect and shade inserts
Custom cockpit cushions
(4) 29 x 11 Fenders with dark green covers
(2) 22 x 8 Fenders similarly covered
Sails and Rigging
Night Flight's Hylas 46 rig is a ICW-friendly 63’9”-ft mast with double furling headsails. All working lines are led aft to the center cockpit.
Keel stepped Selden aluminum mast with Furlex in-mast furling
furling mainsail – good condition
Furling genoa good condition (UV cover replaced 2019)
Hank on staysail with removable stay
150% code zero downwind sail with Harken standup blocks
Selden boom and vang
1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging
Inboard staysail track and genoa tracks inboard of shrouds
7 x 19 Stainless steel cable and Dacron running rigging
Harken mainsail traveler
Running back stays with Lewmar blocks
2 Lewmar #58 ST electric primaries in cockpit (headsail)
2 Lewmar #48 ST two speed secondary winches in cockpit
1 Lewmar #44 ST electric utility winch on cockpit
2 Lewmar #44 winch on mast
1 Lewmar #44 winch for outhaul and boom vang
Oversized 2.5” Teak Rub rail
Extra midship Cleats for robust spring line tie-up
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.
Model name: 4JH3-TE
Model year: 2002
Fuel Type: Other