FOR SALE BY HER ORIGINAL OWNER
"Strella Encore" is a beautifully maintained, semi-custom Hylas 54. Because her owners had planned to do some long distance offshore cruising and racing, she was built to comply with the Offshore Racing Council (ORC) specifications and safety requirements: "Yachts must be completely self-sufficient for very extended periods of time, capable of withstanding heavy storms and prepared to meet a serious emergency without the expectation of outside assistance." She is fully equipped with everything from a Leisurefurl Boom to a Side Power Bow Thruster.
New Awlgrip on hull in March 2018.
"Strella Encore" has a customized 3 stateroom interior. With a lifetime of offshore sailing experience, her owner made numerous changes to the layout:
Custom changes to the galley on "Strella Encore" provide her with increased storage.
Center cockpit with instruments mounted at companionway - no instruments at eye level at helm to interfere with visibility.
Classic teak deck in excellent condition. Coach roof in nonskid. Teak caprails. Additional open chocks in caprail at bow and stern. Cleats moved inboard as original design had them too close to the caprail.
Other Deck Details:
Strella Encore is cutter rigged. Her double spreader Selden spar is stepped to the keel. She is equipped with Leisureful "In Boom" Furling for the mainsail (allowing for a fully battened mainsail) and Selden roller furling for the headsail. Rigging Inspection in May 2017.
(2) Electric Lewmar 66ST primary winches
(2) Electric Lewmar 43ST winches
(2) Lewmar 54ST secondary winches
Lewmar winches for main sheet and jib halyard
Quick release on Inner Forestay (Staysail)
Custom box surrounding mast boot for water protection and storage
One important element of the custom design aboard Strella Encore is her workshop. This area was carefully thought out by her owner. The work bench is covered with a S/S plate and surrounded by a 1.5 inch high fiddle. Storage above the bench are exactly 5 inches in depth to accommodate dedicated containers. Another area is customized to hold 10 inch high aerosol cans with 3" diameters. Outlets, lighting, other drawers, and a tool rack were also specifically designed for the area. One opening port and a fan provide ventilation. There is also a dedicated holder for the companionway board located here.
Strella Encore was constructed with a Twaron Hull: "an engineered fiber that has several times the strength of normal steel and is 60% lighter and two times stronger than normal fiberglass products. Its principal benefit is to add significant puncture resistance, providing greater peace of mind for the offshore venturer. This also provides a moderately lighter laminate than many boats, with far greater strength. Lighter and stronger structures are really important values in a performance cruising boat. Excessive weight is the enemy of performance and comfort at sea. More weight means bigger rigs, higher stresses, bigger winches... the list goes on and on. Our construction methods provide more usable space for you, your guests and all the gear and provisions you need for long passages, while most importantly, providing you with the strongest hull that modern technology permits."
Side Power Bow Thruster (added in 2002/2003)
3 bladed Max feathering prop (fully serviced and renewed in 2017)
Tankage: Custom specified for long distance cruising with a watermaker:
Watermaker: 110v Spectra watermaker, 10 gallons per hour. Spare parts and pump included.
2 manual Whale bilge pumps (as per OCC and CCA requirements): one inside and one outside
2 automatic bilge pumps
Spares are too numerous to list, but include: 4 spare injectors, all pumps and seals for engine, belts and pulleys, parts for heads, parts for winches, components for the water supply, spare lines, spare sailing gear parts, tools for opening shackles and other sailing hardware.
Numerous tools included
"Strella Encore" is a beautifully maintained, semi-custom Hylas 54 for sale by her original owners. Because her owners planned to do some long distance offshore cruising and racing, she was built to comply with the Offshore Racing Council (ORC) specifications and safety requirements: "Yachts must be completely self-sufficient for very extended periods of time, capable of withstanding heavy storms and prepared to meet a serious emergency without the expectation of outside assistance." Therefore, she was fitted with such extras as positive locking floorboards, storm shutters for windows, additional bilge pumps, additional grabrails, etc.
Her owners visited the factory during construction to insure all changes were implemented and to inspect quality of work.
Her inventory includes:
In the March of 2018, her hull was repainted with Awlgrip and new anti-fouling was applied. She looks stunning!