1985 Stevens 47 Center Cockpit (Hylas 47)



SV DeNovo is a Stevens 47, a fast, three stateroom cruiser designed in 1981 by Rod Stephens of the legendary Sparkman and Stephens firm. The Stevens 47 is arguably the most well-respected blue water, three state room sailboat produced. Her soft motion in a seaway, swift 200 nautical mile per day passages, and luxurious accommodations are unrivaled by yachts of a comparable vintage.

Stevens Yachts built 56 Stevens 47s at Queen Long Shipyard in Taiwan before selling the molds to the yard, which continued to build it as the Hylas 47 and, later, as the Hylas 49.

The Sparkman & Stephens-designed Stevens 47 has a solid-fiberglass hull and a balsa-cored deck. It’s beamy, but the powerful cutter rig, low-deadrise hull, and elongated fin keel put it among the faster cruisers of its era.

Belowdecks, the tone is set with teak: solid teak, teak veneer, and a very solid teak-and-holly sole. Passages to port and starboard of the companionway, each with just over 6 feet of headroom, connect the saloon to the large master stateroom and aft head. The galley occupies the port walkway; to starboard is a full, forward-facing nav station. The engine, beneath an ample “kitchen” counter under the cockpit well, is fully accessible on three sides.

Cruise Ready Highlight Details:

2018 Yanmar 80Hp with 950Hrs
2024 New Main Sail by Zoom Sails
2021 New Electronics
2019 Dinghy Davit Arch with 600W of Solar
Dometic Marine Air Conditioning
Hansboat RIB Dinghy with 15Hp Yamaha 2-Stroke Outboard
Standing Rigging was replaced in 2015


2018 Yanmar 80Hp
Engine Hours 950
Feathering 3-blade Bronze prop
Cruising Speed 6kts at 2500RPMs
140Gals of Diesel

Length Overall 46.83ft
Max Draft 6ft
Beam 14.25ft
Length at Waterline 37.75ft

Sails and Rigging

1×16 SS Standing Rigging replaced in 2015
Spinnaker Pole mast mounted
New Mainsail by Zoom Sails in 2024
UK Genoa and Staysail in Good Condition


Raytheon 6000 Autopilot
Garmin Wind Direction
Garmin Depth
Garmin 942XS Plotter
Garmin GMR18HD Radar
Standard Horizon Explorer VHF
EM Trak-B100 AIS
Icom 710 SSB
Multiple USB Charge ports

Ground Tackle

Primary Anchor: Rocna, 68 lbs. with 300ft of 3/8″ Chain
Secondary Anchor: Plow and Danforth on Stern
Anchor Windlass 12v Maxwell with deck foot switches on bow

Electrical System

Ships system is 12v DC and 120v AC
House Battery Bank of four Northstar Group 31 AGMs
Starting Battery one Interstate Group 31 AGM
Windlass Battery one Renogy Group 31 AGM
Magnum Battery Charger

Galley Equipment

Propane Stove and Range
Stone Cold Refrigerator and Freezer
Pressurized hot and cold water at dual basin Galley Sink

Water System

Hot water heater
Pressurized galley water
140 Gallons of tankage

Ships Dinghy/Tender

2012 Hansboat RIB
Yamaha 15 HP, 2 Stroke outboard
Stern Outboard Davit and Mount


140 gallons of Water in two Stainless Steel tanks
140 gallons of Diesel in three Stainless Steel tanks
10 gallons Holding in poly-plastic tank