2007 Hylas 46 - Bad Captain

Well Equipped and Maintained for Bluewater Cruising


The BAD CAPTAIN, designed by the renowned German Frers and built in the Queen Long Shipyard, features a generous beam carried well aft, providing excellent stability and more interior volume than comparable yachts. Safety features include a Center Cockpit, Waterproof Bulkheads forward and aft, and a hull constructed with Twaron, a heat-resistant, high-performance para-aramid fiber offering ballistic and cut protection. (https://www.teijin-frontier-usa.com/aramid/#twaron)

Below decks, the BAD CAPTAIN is a testament to luxury, boasting a stunning teak interior with a high-gloss finish. It offers two staterooms with ensuite heads, including an aft cabin with a centerline queen-sized berth. The yacht is cutter-rigged with a generous mainsail, 135% genoa, and staysail. Recent upgrades include a new sail pack, bimini, dodger, connecting panels and enclosures, a rigid bimini frame made from 1-1/2" stainless steel tubing, Predictwind’s Data Hub, an Iridium Go Exec with Remote Antenna, and a Starlink high-performance dish, mounted aft. (If you haven’t enjoyed cruising with Starlink, you are in for an absolute treat.

The H46 hull, designed by Frers, features a fine modern entry and a wide beam that carries well aft, allowing the yacht to surf above hull speed and providing a spacious aft master cabin. The wide sugar-scoop stern offers excellent deck storage for dive gear and easy water access for swimming and boarding the dinghy. The BAD CAPTAIN has a deep lead fin keel with a 6’ 3” draft and a well-balanced deep spade rudder supported by a partial skeg, creating a fun, sporty feel under sail.  The BAD CAPTAIN is one of the fastest 46s ever produced.

For additional information or to arrange a showing, contact Paul Tuennerman at 504-402-0208 or via email at Capt@BadCaptainSailing.com


The interior of the BAD CAPTAIN is a showcase of luxury, craftsmanship, and intelligent design, creating a welcoming and comfortable living space for extended voyages. The two berths are designed with the utmost attention to detail, ensuring restful sleep and private retreats for guests and owners alike. The aft owner’s stateroom, located at the stern, features a centerline queen berth, providing ample space and ease of access from both sides. Rich teak cabinetry surrounds the berth, offering abundant storage through hanging lockers, drawers, and shelves. The stateroom also includes an ensuite head with a separate shower and elegantly finished stainless steel fixtures, ensuring comfort and convenience in a private setting.

The forward guest stateroom, situated to port, is equally well-appointed and can comfortably accommodate two adults. This berth also boasts ample storage solutions, including hanging lockers, overhead cabinets, and under-berth drawers, maximizing the use of space while maintaining an uncluttered feel. The forward berth has direct access to the second head. This head is equipped with high-quality fittings and finishes, providing a touch of luxury for guests. Both staterooms are well-ventilated with multiple opening hatches and portholes, ensuring a flow of fresh air and natural light, enhancing the overall ambiance and comfort.  All bunks come equipped with lee clothes for added security when underway. 

The salon of the BAD CAPTAIN is the heart of the yacht's interior, offering a spacious and inviting area for relaxation, dining, and socializing. It features a large L-shaped settee to port, surrounding a beautifully crafted teak dining table that can comfortably seat six. Opposite to starboard is a long settee that can double as an additional berth if needed. The salon is bathed in natural light thanks to multiple overhead hatches, opening ports, and large windows, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. The finely finished teak joinery, plush upholstery, and attention to detail in the fittings and fixtures reflect the yacht’s high-quality construction and timeless elegance. With ample storage throughout, including bookshelves, cabinets, and under-seat compartments, the salon is a functional and stylish space, ideal for entertaining guests or enjoying quiet moments at sea.

The galley on the BAD CAPTAIN is a well-crafted space that blends luxurious design with practical functionality, ideal for extended cruising or living aboard. Located conveniently amidships, this alley-style galley offers stability and ease of use in various sea conditions. The cabinetry is made from high-quality, beautifully varnished teak, giving the galley a warm and inviting feel. Countertops provide ample preparation space and are easy to clean, enhancing the overall practicality of the area. The galley has a gimbaled three-burner stove and oven, a top-loading refrigerator, and a separate deep freezer, ensuring you have all the appliances needed for gourmet cooking on the open water.

Storage is a standout feature for the BAD CAPTAIN galley, with numerous deep drawers, custom-fitted cabinets, and intelligently designed spaces for all your cooking needs. Dedicated spice racks, pull-out pantry shelves, and additional overhead lockers make organizing provisions and cookware straightforward. The large single stainless steel sink, equipped with fresh, filtered, and seawater taps, facilitates easy dishwashing. Ventilation is efficiently managed with multiple overhead hatches and a porthole, ensuring the space remains airy and comfortable. The galley onboard the BAD CAPTAIN exemplifies thoughtful design and top-tier craftsmanship, providing seafaring chefs with a harmonious blend of style, convenience, and durability.


The cockpit and deck of the BAD CAPTAIN are designed to focus on safety, security, comfort, and ease of handling, making it an ideal choice for long-distance cruising. The cockpit is spacious and well-protected, featuring high coamings and a sturdy dodger that provides excellent protection from the elements. The ergonomic layout ensures that all essential controls and instruments are within easy reach of the helmsman, promoting efficient and safe handling of the yacht. The large, teak-topped seating area is comfortable and inviting, perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests. Safety features include solid stainless steel and teak handrails, ample non-slip surfaces, and strategically placed lifelines and grab rails, ensuring secure movement around the cockpit and deck.

Comfort is paramount in the cockpit of the BAD CAPTAIN, with deep, contoured seating that offers both support and relaxation during long passages. The cockpit has a large, fold-out teak table, providing an excellent space for alfresco dining or social gatherings. The single helm station enhances visibility and maneuverability, making managing sail adjustments and navigation easier. Additionally, the aft and forward decks boast ample storage, including large lockers for stowing lines, fenders, and other essential gear. The integrated swim platform and ladder at the stern provide easy access to the water, further enhancing the comfort and versatility of the yacht.

The BAD CAPTAIN's deck layout is designed for safety and ease of handling with secure footing and easy movement from bow to stern. Teak decking provides an excellent non-slip surface, and strategically placed handrails provide additional safety, especially in rough seas. The yacht is equipped with a traditional mainsail and a roller-furling genoa and staysail, allowing for straightforward sail management from the cockpit. All lines are led aft, minimizing the need to venture forward under sail and enhancing overall safety. The BAD CAPTAIN’s sail plan includes a Quantum Sails Main Sail (2022) Channon 135% Genoa, Channon Stay Sail, Code Zero, and Storm Tri-Sail (All in good condition and well-tested.)  Robust deck fittings, including well-positioned cleats and fairleads, ensure secure mooring and anchoring. The BAD CAPTAIN also features a sturdy bowsprit and an electric windlass, making anchoring easy and efficient. Overall, the deck and cockpit of the BAD CAPTAIN combine to create a secure, comfortable, and user-friendly environment, perfect for any sailing adventure.


Length Overall, 46.23 FT

Waterline Length, 40.02 FT

Beam, 13.75 FT

Draft Standard Bulb Keel, 6.23 FT

Displacement, 29,974 LBS

Ballast, 12,589 LBS

Ballast Ration, 42%

Total Sail Area, 139.4 SQ M

Mainsail Area, 49.9 SQ M

Genoa Sail Area, 68.0 SQ M

Staysail Area, 21.5 SQ M

Mast Height, 64.5 FT

Standing Rigging, Stainless 1 X 19 MM Wire with Swages Terminals and Stainless Steel Rigging Screws and Toggles (Inspected 2024)

Running Rigging (Replaced as Needed)

Seldon Spinnaker Pool, 12 FT

(2) Antal Electric Self-Tailing Primary Winches

(2) Antal Self-Tailing Secondary Winches

Antal Self-Tailing Mainsheet Winch

(2) Antal Self-Tailing Winches (Under the Sprayhood, Port and Starboard)

(2) Antal Self-Tailing Halyard Winches

Rigid Bimini Frame, 1-1/2” Stainless Steel (New 2024)

Bimini Canvas with Enclosures (New 2024)

Dodger Canvas (New 2024)

Connector Panel (New 2024)


(2) Raymarine C120 Chart Plotters

Raymarine Rd424hd 4kw 24" HD Digital Radome (New 2022)

Raymarine i60 Wind Repeater Display (New 2024)

Raymarine i50 Speed and Depth Repeater Displays (New 2024)

Raymarine Auto Pilot Control

(2) Raymarine Type 2 Hydraulic Autopilot Drives with S3G Computer (Spare Autopilot) 

Raymarine GPS

Garmin VHF

Maxwell VWC2200 Electric Windlass

Rocna MKII 25 55 LBS Anchor

Divided Anchor Chain Locker

4-Blade Max Propeller

Semi-Skegged Rudder

Yanmar 4JH4 TE 75 HP Engine, Serviced (3,391 Hours), Serviced May 2024

Fischer Panda, 4000 Hybrid Power (542 Hours), Serviced May 2024

Catalina 300 MKII Spectra Watermaker (569 Hours), Serviced May 2024

Fuel Capacity, 130 US GAL

Water Capacity, 173 US GAL

(5) AGM Batteries (New 2024)

Lightening Protection (All Large Metallic Objects Such As Chain Plates, Skin Fittings, And Mast Are Grounded)

Fireboy Automatic Fire Extinguishing System 

Fusion Stereo System with (6) Speakers (New 2024)

Frigoboat Refrigerator with Carel IR-V Thermostat (New 2024)

Frigoboat Freezer with Carel IR-V Thermostat (New 2024)

Hot Water Heater, 10 US GAL

Starlink High-Performance Dish for Satellite Communications (New 2024)

Iridium Go Exec with External Antenna (New 2024)

AB 8 UL Aluminum Hull Inflatable (RIB) 8' 5"

Kato Marine Heavy-Duty Davits

5 HP Honda Outboard Engine

Outboard Engine Lift

Wind Generator D400



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