In the early 1980s, Stevens Yachts built 56 Stevens Custom 47s at Queen Long Shipyard in Taiwan before selling the molds to the yard, which continued to build it as the Hylas 47 and even through today as the Hylas 49.
The Sparkman & Stephens-designed Stevens 47 has a powerful cutter rig, low-deadrise hull, and elongated fin keel put it among the faster cruisers of its era. The hull's sharp entry eliminates pounding in all but the heaviest weather, and its easy motion in a seaway is attributable in part to the fact that the weights of such major components as the engine, which is well forward under the cockpit, are centered well away from the ends.The tall cutter rig provides both great light-air performance and flexibility for heavy weather. She is a true blue water cruising vessel and many Stevens 47s have circumnavigated. John Kretchmer wrote of the Stevens 47 that she is a "proven offshore thoroughbred" and "an ideal world-voyaging boat"
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Hurrah's 3 cabin layout makes her the perfect fit for the cruising couple or family. Lots of room, well thought out storage and tankage will provide security and comfort for extended cruising.
Solid teak interior, teak veneer, and teak and holly sole. Roomy headroom Walk- through port and starboard of companionway. Port walk through has the linear galley, starboard side walk through holds the full size nav station and onto the master stateroom and aft head compartment.
Four to six can dine comfortably at the saloon's table and curved settee, straight settee to starboard. Above the starboard settee is a pilot berth, currently used for additional cruising storage.
Forward of the salon, the layout has a stateroom with over/under bunks to port, workroom and forward stateroom with large V Berth.
Six Lewmar Ocean Series hatches (New 2013), 14 opening portlights including two Bowmar stainless portlights opening into the cockpit (New 2013). 5 closeable dorade vents for light and ventilation. Alpen Glow LED red/white lighting throughout. Air conditioning and heating plus 12v Caframo fans throughout the boat for year round comfort as a liveaboard.
Primary water tanks occupy the space under the port saloon settee, but ample storage is provided outboard of the seat backs and under the pilot berth. Each stateroom has a hanging locker, and enough space is available that some can be used for adding equipment. The keel stepped mast is at the forward part of the salon and does not intrude into the space
Aft Cabin- Access is from both the port and starboard walk-through allowing free flowing airflow when anchored in the trade winds. This spacious aft cabin with split berth includes two large hanging lockers, a large cabinet separating the berths, a drawer and shelving along each berth. With the leecloths, these berths are the ideal accommodations for ocean passages.There is a large opening hatch overhead and two opening portlights providing ventilation and natural light.
Aft Head Compartment- walk through head compartment.The floor is grated with a sump under to be used as a stand-up shower space.The sink is oval and stainless with a white laminate counter. Above is a vanity mirror that lifts for deep storage behind. Ample shelving is on either side of the mirror. Under the sink is a sliding cabinet door with deep storage behind that includes a 28 gallon holding tank. All head cabinet doors are custom made sliding doors with white laminate and custom teak-framing trim.
Main Salon. Five steps lead down to the main salon. The teak dinette table is offset a little to port with an L-shape settee. To starboard is a straight settee. Behind the settee seat backs is deep storage, deep lockers/shelves. Pilot berth (currently as storage) can be easily converted back to a crew berth. Under the teak and holly floor can be found one of the two stainless steel fuel tanks and a large deep bilge. New hard laminate headliner replacing vinyl 2013.
Engine room is located on centerline under the cockpit just aft of the salon area. Large removable panels on the port and starboard sides, forward section is hinged for access. On top of the engine space is a counter along with a large and deep double stainless sink.
Forward Cabin is a V-berth style cabin. 6’5” long and comfortably sleeps two, with an LED reading light. There is a large storage space under the berth. Port and starboard shelves. Large opening hatch for light and ventilation (New 2013). Aft of the bunk and to starboard is hanging locker and small bench seat. On the port side is a set of two drawers and a small cabinet.
Mid cabin bunks. The over and under bunks run to 6’7” long and make for two comfortable single berths. The cabin has two storage lockers locker with shelf on top of the aft locker along with vanity mirror. The secondary water tank is located under the lower berth. An opening port light and smaller overhead hatch provide natural illumination and ventilation. The mid cabin has custom laminate headliner in place of the original vinyl ceiling.
Forward head compartment has been converted to a workshop but can easily be changed back to a head if so desired. Significant portions of vinyl headliner have been replaced with laminate.