Salthouse Next Generation Boats have been enjoying some success over the past 12 months with a new M49E just arrived in Auckland.
Now built in Taiwan by Hylas Yachts, Salthouse Next Generation director Dean Salthouse says that the past year has been very active, with five boats sold. “We did four 44s and a 49 with one of the 44s sold to a US client under the Hylas branding”, said Dean.
The boats are sold in New Zealand and Australia as the Salthouse Corsair and in the US and UK as Hylas.
Driven by the tremendous success of the Salthouse/Hylas M44, the M49 was developed to meet the desires of existing owners for a larger model offering more room in the aft lounge, an increased capacity to carry water toys such as kayaks and paddleboards, and enhanced stowage for the dinghy.
Dean Salthouse has designed the yacht for demanding lifestyle, from the spacious luxurious interior to the practical and secure aft cockpit, delivered with the legendary high-quality Hylas finish throughout.
The original M44 design from Salthouse, on which the M49 is based, has an enthusiastic following. In New Zealand its applications vary from customs patrol, police patrol, commercial fishing to deep-sea game fishing. It has gained a reputation for strength and integrity that is second to none.
The M49 features a lengthened aft cockpit over the M44 on which it is based, adding 1.40 m to the LOA and 0.81 m to the waterline.
In addition to the performance and handling advantages, the new M49 offers many options for customisation, such as larger guest accommodations, a second head, more extensive interior and exterior storage compartments and lockers, and more. One of the best features afforded by the increase in the aft lounge is the additional entertainment area, which extends between the galley and outside seating area.
The M49 features an airy interior layout, which offers two large accommodation cabins and two heads. The forward owner’s cabin can be configured with a conventional island double or with five single bunks. The guest cabin position just aft to port comes as standard with a twin berth with infill and a further bunk berth above and outboard.
The forward end of the pilothouse features the helm station to starboard, with the dinette opposite. Aft of the helm station is a further lounge settee and galley.
Powered by twin Yanmar 8LV-370 8-cylinder diesels, maximum speed is 31 knots.