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2011 Hylas 56

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


"Andanzas" is set up for extended cruising by it's experienced owners. It's carbon fiber rig with boom and headsail furling, makes for easy short handed sailing. The side power bow thruster aids in handling around the dock. The generator, wind machine and solar panel allow for off the grid living in far off harbors. The three stateroom layout has been customized with an emphasis on maximizing storage. Continually updated and ready for her next voyage.


Essex Boat Works is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by David Walters Yachts.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Andanzas
Make: Hylas
Model: 56
Year: 2011
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HSY56005L011
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 56 ft / 17.07 m
Length Overall: 56'4 ft / 17.17 m
Waterline Length: 50'5 ft / 15.37 m
Beam: 15'10 ft / 4.82 m
Max Draft: 6'4 ft / 1.93 m
Displacement: 50,200 lb
Bridge Clearance: 78 ft / 23.77 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft / 1.93 m
Ballast: 20,000 lb
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 4

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volkswagen Marine
  • Model: TDI 150
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 150hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Folding
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 270 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 270 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 54 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers

  • GMT Carbon mast and GMT Carbon PowerFurl boom with rod rigging
  • Teak decks; teak cockpit and coach roof with stainless handrails
  • Full width stainless steel taffrail pushpit with teak stern seats
  • Fully extended pushpit rails to the mid-ship gates for safety
  • Besesnzoni Davits (retractable)
  • Lewmar-Whitlock Mamba Steering System with 40” leathered wheel and integral autopilot motor
  • Side-Power bow thruster w/ joy stick control 
  • Northern Lights 6Kw generator
  • CruiseAir reverse cycle air conditioning and heating system two zone
  • Spectra Newport 400 MK-II watermaker
  • Wind Generator
  • Washer/dryer
  • Custom Galley/Salon layout
Hull & Deck
  • Hand laid, Twaron hull laminate with alternating FRP layers, using vinyl ester resins
  • Performance designed lead keel with 35mm stainless steel keel bolts and backing plates
  • Partially skeg hung rudder for optimal performance, strength and protection
  • Watertight collision bulkhead forward; watertight sections aft
  • Full length protective  rub rail 
  • Bronze thru hull fittings exclusively and they are bonded with #6 green wire
  • Two epoxy barrier coats for optimal protection and Trinadad Bottom Paint
  • Full teak decks and teak cockpit with stainless handrails and aluminum toe rail
  • Divided Anchor locker with separate space for fenders and dock lines
  • Salt-water wash down pump and fresh water wash down faucet in anchor locker
  • Very large sail locker with molded teak deck hatch.
  • Large aft lazarettes, port and starboard; a “Garage” storage area aft under stern steps with bilge pump
  • Manship 316 stainless steel overhead opening deck hatches and ports
  • Polished stainless steel Dorade style deck vents, with guards: one pair forward and one pair aft
  • Stainless steel stem head fitting with split bow rollers
  • Extra pair of bow chocks
  • Stainless steel striker plates for bow protection
  • Stainless steel protective stern edge plate
  • Two pairs of 12" bow cleats, two pair of 12" mid-ship cleats and two pair of 12" stern cleats
  • 32" high x 1.25” dia. stainless steel forward stanchions with double lifelines
  • Fold down stainless steel stern ladder
  • Cockpit port over galley
  • Bow pulpit seats
  • Stern seats
  • Mamba autopilot drive system
  • Shaft spurs
  • Besenzoni davits (retractable)
  • 12V outlets in sail locker, port and starboard cockpit and stern garage
  • Xenon underwater lights 
  • LED stern step lights
  • Varifold prop, four blade
  • Magna grill w/ fixed propane fill
  • Whitlock cockpit pedestal with integral Garmin display, Raymarine Smart pilot and Anchor counter
  • Ritchie 5" Compass
  • Varnished Teak cockpit table with ice chest and teak drink holders
  • Teak planking for cockpit sole
  • New cockpit dodger & bimini (2020)
  • New cockpit cushions
  • Stainless steel companionway handrails
  • Freshwater hot and cold shower on stern platform
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Wichard padeyes 
Rig & Rigging
  • GMT Carbon mast and rod rigging with forward and aft lowers for stability, extra cleats and stoppers. Mast pulled & inspected (2018)
  • GMT Powerfurl Carbon boom furler with electric cockpit controls - new motor (2018)
  • GMT Carbon spinnaker pole
  • Sail Tec boom vang (2018) and Navtec hydraulic backstay cylinders with cockpit control
  • Individual cap and lower chain plates with enclosed rigging screw adjusters
  • Furlex 400 Series Genoa Furler
  • Single line Selden furler on inner stay
  • On mast pole storage
  • Trysail track
  • Halyards & sheets (2018) 
  • Primary main halyard
  • Primary and secondary Genoa halyard
  • Port and starboard spinnaker halyards
  • Staysail halyard
  • Running backstays

Winch Inventory

  1. Primary winches  Antal CST 66 Electric
  2. Secondary winches: Antal CST 54's
  3. Main sheet winch: Antal CST 48
  4. Coach roof mounted Main halyard winch:  Antal CST 48 Electric
  5. Port and starboard mast halyard winches: Antal CST 48's
Sail Inventory

All sails were custom ordered upgrades from Doyle sail makers:

  1. Doyle roll boom mainsail (spectra/ radial Hydranet) full battens (2021)
  2. 130% Bluewater TRT Genoa (2016)
  3. Para Sailor cruising spinnaker
Navigation, Electronics & Communications


  • Autopilot: Raymarine 30X Core-pack, Raymarine ST-60 Control head, Raymarine wireless control unit; and Lewmar Mamba drive motor
  • Garmin 7212 GPS/Plotter (740) Nav station and cockpit
  • Garmin 4KW radar scanner (2018)
  • Garmin weather module
  • Garmin 200 VHF with remote mic
  • Garmin GMI sailing instruments
  • Depth, speed & temperature instrument, repeater in main cabin
  • Wave WiFi receiver amplifier and router
  • Garmin AIS600
  • Samsung 22" LED TV 
  • Poly planar stereo
  • Garmin depth sounder repeater in master stateroom
Mechanical & Electrical
  • Volkswagen-TDI 150 HP Marine Turbo diesel 
  • Mastervolt 130A alternator
  • Raw water pump (2020)
  • Morse single lever control system to protect against high RPM gear shifting
  • Raycor Max-7500 Dual turbine filtration system, allowing isolated filtering, with bypass and alarm
  • Walbro In-line auxiliary fuel pump allowing engine bypass for “polishing” and dry tank bleeding
  • Permanently plumbed, electric oil change pump for engine, transmission and generator service
  • Northern Lights 6 Kw generator, (901hrs) raw water pump (2018)
  • CruiseAir reverse cycle air conditioning and heating system with two separate compressors
  • Prosine 2.0 inverter/charger
  • Mastervolt house battery charger connected to Masterview system
  • All main electrical system wire is tinned
  •  Four House batteries (2019)
  • Two bow thruster batteries (2017)
  • All batteries boxed and secured
  • Engine starting battery (2019)
  • Fire retardant engine room sound insulation
  • Fireboy automatic engine room fire extinguisher system
  • Shore power connection: 125/250 volt 50/amp and 30 Amp adapter
  • LED Navigation lights: running lights masthead anchor; tricolor steaming light and foredeck light. LOPO (2018) Original stern light. 
  • Two independent bilge pump systems, two Rule system
  • LED overhead cabin lights
  • Maxwell rode counter
  • Wema fuel & water gauges
  • Wind generator (2019) Superwind
Ground Tackle
  • Windlass , Maxwell WC 2200 with chain feed and stainless steel deck plate for chain protection, with bow foot switch and cockpit chain counter and controls - new motor (2018)
  • Primary anchor Rochna with 250' system 40-3/8" Hi tensile chain
  • Secondary Forttress anchor with 50' system 40-3/8" Hi tensile chain and 300' of 5/8" nylon rode

Customized satin finished, teak interior with selected dark tones throughout. Interior teak handrails and positive locking cabin sole panels are provided for safe movement offshore.  The sole is bamboo.  Passage way doors have rounded tops and bottoms with raised panels. Interior cabinets are louvered. Headliners are easily removed for access.

Lockers have cedar lining.  The interior lighting is LED’s and red Cantalupi footlights.  Touch lights in select areas.

Main Salon
  • Headroom is just under 7'
  • L-shaped dinette port side
  • Solid teak dinette with removeable leaf for smaller table size
  • Dinette drops down to create double berth
  • Island with fold down bench between dinette galley
  • Galley on portside of salon
  • Main saloon tankage is located below the sole allowing extensive storage under all seating areas and behind the dinette and settee
  • Dimmer switches in main saloon.
  • Rope accent lights under saloon windows.
  • Lattice cabinet facings
Navigation Station
  • Full wrap around navigation station with two desk areas, side and overhead storage, AC and DC outlets, dual lighting, fan, and adjustable swivel chair
  • Computer desk with slide-out shelf aft and outboard facing bi-fold navigation desk
  • Hinged bottom instrument panel for wiring and connection access
  • ABYC compliant electrical and instrument access with Allen locking screws
  • All instruments and system connections s well labeled and traced numerically
  • Paper chart storage
Galley/ aft passageway
  • Galley is on the starboard side of salon
  • Ample custom designed teak louvered cabinetry and drawers with carefully selected granite counter tops and teak fiddles; including a full-length pantry for storage; and additional 120 VAC outlets in cabinets
  • Foot pumps and faucets for fresh and salt water during offshore passages
  • Vitrifrigo under counter double door reefer
  • Trash compactor
  • Vitrifrigo double drawer freezer (in passageway)
  • Force Ten three burner stove and oven
  • Pur seagull water filter at sink
  • Extensive cabinet storage
  • Pilot berth with lee cloth / stainless top for use as work bench
  • U-line icemaker
  • Vesta dishwasher
  • Dedicated coffee station with Jura espresso machine 
Owner's Stateroom & Aft Head
  • King size berth set centerline with 5” fiddle and lower storage drawers, lifting berth
  • Custom designed port and starboard side hanging lockers and drawers
  • Full length deep hanging locker centerline
  • Corian countertop
  • Varnished teak and holly head/shower sole and head curb
  • Separate owners shower stall 
  • "Y" valve to select direct or holding tank discharge; deck pump out fitting
  • Amseco safe below berth
  • Splendide washer/dryer in shower locker
Forward Cabin & Head
  • Center line queen berth forward with 5” fiddle
  • Spectra Newport 400 MK-ll watermaker mounted under berth, with filter access in starboard cabinets; easy sea strainer access below sole.
  • Aft facing full length mirror on passage way door
  • Starboard and portside hanging lockers with removable shelves
  • Cabinets above the berth for added storage
  • Varnished teak and holly head/shower sole and head curb
  • Separate shower stall 
Portside Cabin

Convertible room with three options:

 1. Sitting room

 2.Two single bunks

 3.Lower double with upper single.

Second passage way door to make larger forward cabin.

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.

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