MAGNETIC SKY is a great example of the respected Frers-designed Hylas 70, largest of the popular and highly respected Hylas Yacht Series, built on a semi-custom basis to the highest standards. Fully automated push-button sail handling systems allow for easy shorthanded sailing, and her long list of additional options includes air, generator, bow thruster, water maker and an extensive package of navigation and entertainment electronics. Since her launch in 2010, MAGNETIC SKY has proven to be a fast, safe and extremely comfortable world cruiser featuring a versatile four-cabin layout that is ideal for both private use and charter.
MAGNETIC SKY features the standard four-cabin layout with three en-suite owner/guest cabins, plus an additional en-suite crew/guest cabin.
Finely crafted solid teak Euro-styled joinerwork and veneer surfaces are finished in satin varnish throughout, with custom burled table tops in salon. Cabin soles are satin finished teak with custom locking mechanisms. Head and shower areas are all painted white Awlgrip and feature Corian vanity tops, solid Corian sinks and molded floors. Hanging lockers are lined with cedar and feature automatic lights. White Ultraleather headliner with Oceanair hatch screens/blinds throughout. All interior fabrics, décor and bedding were upgraded in 2017, including faux leather seating, accent pillows, cool gel memory foam mattresses, and two sets of fitted sheets.
FORWARD GUEST STATEROOM:
Beginning forward is a private VIP stateroom with a king-sized berth, settee and significant storage space, including a large hanging locker, drawers and several cabinets. An en-suite head is forward, along with a shower stall shared with the port guest cabin.
PORT GUEST STATEROOM:
Forward of the main salon and to port is the second guest cabin, featuring a generous double berth, hanging locker and multiple drawers and lockers. There are (3) opening portholes and a large deck hatch. A head and shower stall is across the passageway.
MAGNETIC SKY’S main salon seems quite large for a vessel of this size, due in part to her generous 18’ beam. A large L-settee is to port, with a beautiful burled table that expands as needed to accommodate six comfortably, and can be lowered to a coffee table position. Two folding seats are inboard and can be stored away while underway. To starboard is a full-length settee with burled table that can be expanded or lowered to coffee table height, and an Avanti built-in wine cooler. Light, ventilation and visibility are provided by two large deck hatches and teak-trimmed tinted deck house windows along the front and sides.
Aft and to starboard is an L-shaped navigation station with easy access to the cockpit. There is a comfortable pedestal chair along with built-in backlit switch panels, navigation instruments and remote control panels for the water maker and tank monitors. The workspace also includes a chart table with custom storage for computer and (in adjacent cabin) a printer.
Further aft and to port is a long galley that is fully equipped for comfortable living at sea or on anchor. There are several well-thought-out storage lockers for glass, dinnerware and appliances. Some of the many features include:
CREW QUARTERS/GUEST CABIN:
A passageway leads aft along the starboard side to the owner’s cabin with a roomy fourth cabin outboard – quite suitable for crew or guests -- with over/under berths, plus a private head with shower. There are (2) opening portholes, plus one each in the head and shower.
The full-beam owner's private stateroom is located aft and features a large 66” berth on centerline with a vanity to port. There are (2) large hanging lockers, (14) drawers and numerous cabinets. Light and ventilation provided by a deck hatch and (4) opening portholes. A private head with separate shower stall and (2) opening portholes is found along the port side.
Solid hand-laid Twaron reinforced fiberglass hull using Vinylester resins and Isophthalic Gelcoat with epoxy barrier coating. Balanced spade rudder with partial skeg for optimal performance, strength and protection. There are watertight collision bulkheads aft of forepeak locker and forward of aft lazarette. Topsides are Dark Blue Awlgrip with gold cove stripe, double red boot stripes and blue bottom (painted June, 2019). There is also a teak rubrail with stainless striker.
Fiberglass with balsa core and solid laminate in areas of deck hardware, laid teak decks and cabin top, white gelcoat and molded-in beige non-skid around cockpit coamings. Modern transom with molded-in steps, swim platform and built-in swim ladder. There is a transom garage door that opens hydraulically for easy access to extensive storage space with custom shelving, along with large corner lazarette lockers each side, accessible on the aft deck. On the foredeck there is a deep forepeak locker with line hangers and a separate split chain locker forward.
Teak toe rails and all stainless deck hardware, including (7) low-profile stainless hatches, (22) opening portholes, double anchor rollers, Antal genoa tracks and cars, Harken turning blocks, mooring cleats etc.
One of the many highlights of MAGNETIC SKY’S design is the spacious cockpit with twin helm stations for easy access from the aft deck and great visibility while steering. The cockpit space was designed to maximize seating for ten comfortably around a beautiful varnished 6’ teak table with drop-leaves and built-in drink cooler. The twin helms greatly benefit short-handed sailing, with all sail controls within easy reach. Cockpit and helm cushions with backrests all new, 2017.