The brand new Hylas 60 performance bluewater cruising yacht has just arrived in the US and is being readied ahead of her World Premiere at the forthcoming 2020 Miami Boatshow.
Hylas Yachts has collaborated with German Frers for over 40 years and built a reputation for yachts that combine ocean sailing capability, classic lines and exquisitely finished interiors. The new Hylas 60 is a performance cruiser with all the seaworthy attributes Hylas is known for but boldly embraces the clean sweeping lines of a yacht for owners that want Hylas quality and dependability but favour a more modern look.
Longtime Hylas fans will not be disappointed by her performance. Built using the most advanced construction technologies, the H60 has been designed to excel in all conditions with excellent seakeeping ability. A plumb bow and broad transom make the most of her waterline length underway, providing speed with optimal comfort. “Her overall style is timeless and we expect this new model to have a long, successful life in the market,” says Germán Frers.
For the interior, Hylas partnered with Milan-based firm Hot Lab, known for their elegant designs in the superyacht world, to offer interiors that immediately set the new Hylas on a new level. “We worked in close contact with the yard’s team. The development of a soft and gauzy mood-board has been the result of this relationship,” says Enrico Lumini, partner and interior chief designer at Hot Lab. “This is how we ended up with a whitish, oiled wood, warm, polished-nickel elements, and creamy leathers. All materials and details which blend together in an incredibly soft manner, keeping the traditional feeling of a pure sailing yacht interior, yet contemporary and tranquility-inspiring.” Clean lines are emphasized, taking advantage of the yacht builder’s reputation for fine interior joinery while exhibiting a stylish and modern sensibility. Large hull-side windows, a cabin trunk surrounded with windows, skylights and overhead hatches all bathe the interior in natural light. Owners can choose between three- and four-stateroom layouts. The three-stateroom layout places a master suite aft, with a large berth on centerline. A VIP stateroom with queen berth is forward, with private access to a head that is shared with a portside double with up-and-down berths. Amidships, a large salon area with an L-shaped settee with dining table and stools also has a starboard-side settee. The navigation station is to port and a walk-through galley to starboard. The four-stateroom layout places the master in the bow, using the aft sections for a pair of mirrored double staterooms.
Externally, the Hylas 60 cockpit is huge and come in two versions according to the owners’ layout preferences. The deck is flush and clean, with all halyards and control lines run in conduits beneath the deck. There are two keel options, both with twin rudder configuration, for positive control under sail in all weather conditions and good manoeuvring under power in close quarters. A telescopic keel is also an option. The sweptback spreader rig is simple and efficient. Runners will be auxiliary, required only in heavy weather or when the self-tacking staysail is set. The main and working jib set up makes for easy boat handling. The generous sail area performs very well and the A sail can be set from the bowsprit without a spinnaker pole. The yacht has every modern cruising convenience, including a self-deploying anchor, a hydraulic transom swim platform and an optional automated passerelle. A dinghy garage aft eliminates the need for davits and maintains the clean, uncluttered look on deck.
“At Hylas Yachts, we have proven our yachts can take cruisers around the world in comfort,” says Andy Huang, CEO of Hylas Yachts. “As our clients have become increasingly knowledgeable and sophisticated it is imperative we keep up with new looks as well as technologies. We will continue to be very open to customization but with Hot Lab, the H60 will give our clients an optional convenience of a “turnkey package” with enhanced styling.”
Already nominated for a number of prestigeous awards including SAIL magazine’s ‘2020 Best Boats’, the new Hylas 60 is available from US$1.7m+VAT including ‘sailaway’ inventory package, delivery from the shipyard, commissioning, and handover in Europe. For further information, brochures and price lists, please contact us.
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