Hylas yachts with their sugar scoop sterns can be difficult for davits. The davit arrangement needs to reach past the swim platform and high enough vertically for dinghy stowage and security. The davits can become an obstacle in using the swim platform. The 49 is particularly difficult because of her narrower stern. The four most popular options are Simpson-Lawrence, Wells Marine, Atkins and Hoyle, and Kato davits. All these companies have experience with manufacturing davits which function properly and blend into the lines of Hylas yachts.Simpson-Lawrence, a UK company, makes davits that cost around $20,000, are high quality, and nice looking. They consist of two articulating, telescoping heads that allow you to tightly secure your dinghy. They do not interfere with the railing and attach to the transom and work well on all the 46, 49, 54, and 70. As one fellow I think eloquently said, “They are expensive…but so are large, semi-custom yachts.” See the photo to the left to see how they look on a Hylas 54.