“Lizzie” is a HYLAS RS Sailing Vessel designed by German Frers, fabricated by Queen Long Marine as Hull #8 and launched in 1999.
Hull #8 was exhibited by Hylas in the 2000 season boat shows on the East Coast. Lizzie was purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Norman Bryan the summer of 2001 and move to their home port in Charlevoix, Michigan. During 2002-2016, Lizzie was sailed exclusively in The Great Lakes from her berth in Charlevoix and stored in heated winter storage for 15 years beginning winter 2001.
Lizzie was refit Winter 2015/Spring 2016 by Torresen’s Marine Services in Muskegon, Michigan. The refit included all new electronics, new galley layout, roller reefing and winches, stern davits for dinghy transport, Diesel engine rebuild with a new transmission. A 6 man Winslow off shore life raft was added to the stern railing.
Lizzie is prepared for short handed, live aboard cruising in style, comfort and safety Recently she has sailed in the Bahamas, coastal waters of the eastern U.S. including Cape Cod and the Vineyard Sound Islands.
She is a special Hylas 54 with New standing rigging, Simpson davits, New Raymarine Electronics, New batteries, New offshore life raft, New sails, lifelines, cockpit cushions, convection microwave, Splendid Washer/dryer combo, ice maker and all new Entertainment equipment including 46’ and 24’ TV’s and blue ray disc players all within the last two years. She’s truly turn key ready for her next adventure.
LIZZIE is a traditional Raised Deck Salon featuring a beautiful spacious salon, great natural light and comfortable accommodations. To port is the oval dinning table with wrap around seating, to starboard a settee. Several opening ports and overhead hatches provide good light and ventilation. The new 46’ flat screen is mounted against the forward bulkhead. The large Nav. Station is aft and to port with forward facing desk, armed swivel seat, access to the main AC panel, all electronics, radios and excellent storage. The passageway galley to starboard includes a new Induction cook top and Convection microwave. The under counter Splendid Washer/Dryer is also located in the galley, keeping all work duties in one location. Continuing aft the Master suite is bright and well light with natural light. Six opening port lights and an overhead hatch provide plenty of ventilation. The master suite has good storage everywhere you look.
Moving forward from the main salon the third cabin is to port with over/under bunks and a reasonable amount of storage. Across from the third cabin is the second head with stand alone shower. Access to this head is via two entry doors. The one adjacent to the third cabin and the one from the forward VIP cabin. The VIP cabin all the way forward has great storage, large hanging lockers, good ventilation and a centerline queen berth. This layout provides perfect separation for additional cruising partners or weekend guests.
The overall condition of the interior is well above average due in part to her history of mainly fresh water sailing.