Hylas Yachts unveiled the new Hylas H60 sailing yacht. The shipyard’s latest cruiser has made its official world debut at the Miami Boat Show 2020. German Frers and Hot Lab signed the boat’s exterior and interior look, respectively.
Hylas Yachts has collaborated with German Frers for over 40 years, realizing yachts that combine ocean sailing capability, classic lines and finished interiors.
With the H60, the shipyard also wants to embrace some of the contemporary demands of today’s cruising sailors. 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.
The builder partnered with Milan-based firm Hot Lab, known for their designs in the superyacht world.
“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.”
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.
Ready to sail
Cockpits are 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. 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 features 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.”
The Hylas 60 employs the latest construction techniques with cored hulls that deliver improved performance, more rigorous quality assurance techniques and significant strength advantages.
The hull design and sail plan by German Frers promise to allow great daily cruising distances, making the yacht very manageable when shorthanded. The introduction of CZone digital switching has made interior system controls easy through portable devices and dedicated touch screens.
Hylas continues to be very busy as a number of new power and sail designs have proven very popular in the last couple of years. “As is the case with most of our models we are keeping a “hull in hand” at the yard to ensure we can deliver the next yacht within a 12-month time frame”, comments Andy Huang.
The H60 hull number 1 is available with a base price of $1.7 million.
L.O.A 18.05 m (59’-3”)
L.W.L 18.8m (55’-0”)
Beam 5.26m (17’-3”)
Draft 2.5m (8’-2”)/ 2.0m 6’-7”)
Disp. Light Ship 29.800kg (66.000 lbs)
Disp. full load 34.130 kg (75.000lbs)
Sail area 188.00M2 (2.022 SQ. FT)
(Hylas Yachts presented H60 sailing yacht at 2020 Miami Boat Show – February 2020)