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The Sailng Vessel Bad Captain at anchor off Boot Key

The Boat

The Sailing Vessel Bad Captain is a 2007 Hylas 46.  Designed by German Frers and built by Queen Long Marine. The S/V Bad Captain is designed to fill the niche of a spacious yacht with the seagoing capabilities of a larger vessel while being a perfect vessel that can easily be sailed single or short-handed. The plumb bow and sharp entry with generous beam aft provide outstanding sailing characteristics, excellent stability, exceptional accommodations, and eliminates that “hobby horse” movement which wears on long distance sailors.


The S/V Bad Captain features a hull design with a long waterline and beam carried further aft, improving sailing performance and interior space. The hull is entirely hand-laid solid fiberglass with eight longitudinal stringers tied to each frame and bulkhead, providing a robust, seamless monolithic structure with watertight bulkheads fore and aft. 


With a sail area/displacement number, 19.3, one might consider the S/V Bad Captain a medium displacement cruiser, not a heavy ocean boat or a coastal cruiser.  However, in cruising trim with a full complement of fuel and water, the S/V Bad Captain displaces with more than 46,000 lbs, which drops the number to 14.4, that of heavy displacement cruisers. In that trim, the S/V Bad Captain comfortably copes with heavy weather.


"A capable and very livable center-cockpit, it (the Hylas 46) hits the target for what most cruisers are looking for today. Like all Hylas models the 46 is built like a rock with first-rate gear. The design is definitely more modern than that of other Hylases … I have plenty of offshore miles on this model and wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere." - John Kretschmer



LOA: 46.25 ft.

LWL: 40.00 ft.

Beam: 13.75 ft.

Draught: 6.50 ft.

Mast Height: 68.50 ft.

The Sailing Vessel Bad Captain is a 2007 Hylas 46 designed by German Frers and built in Queen Long Marine, in Taiwan, owned and operated by Paul Tuennerman.