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Hylas Yachts and Italian Firm Hot Lab Collaborate on Interior for new Hylas H60

Story Highlights

  • -Hylas partnered with Hot Lab, a dynamic design studio in Milan (Italy), to add a superyacht-level interior to the new H60
  • -Designed to make the most of substantial onboard volume and natural light, the interior delivers a level of comfort befitting a world-class cruiser
  • -A selection of wood finishes and fabric choices let a cruising couple select the interior look

Hylas Yachts has announced that its new H60 cruising yacht will be offered with interiors designed by Hot Lab, a design studio in Milan perhaps best known for its award-winning interior and exterior designs for superyachts. It’s a fitting evolution for Hylas Yachts, which has long been a leader in creating world-class cruising yachts, to collaborate with Hot Lab. The design firm that has grown, since 2004, to become the go-to for directional, stylish, and comfortable yacht interiors.

The H60 is a yacht designed by Germán Frers for blue-water cruising and is built using the latest construction techniques for optimal performance and onboard comfort.

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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.

A new level of interior design

Frers has given the Hylas 60 a very spacious and bright interior with a number of cabin configurations. This space has then been fully utilized by Hot Lab to create a contemporary interior that could be described as a masterpiece of icing on a perfectly baked cake.

Hot Lab embraced the intent of the design and took the interior volume in hand to create a special feel throughout the yacht. The clean lines have been created using the yacht builder’s substantial capabilities for interior joinery, while the accommodations spaces exhibit a stylish and modern sensibility, but with a subtle nod to classic woodwork.

Of course, the H60 has large hull-side windows, a trunk cabin surrounded with windows, and skylights and overhead hatches that bathe the interior in natural light.

We worked in close contact with the yard’s team, and the development of a soft and gauzy moodboard 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. Small touches of contrast, given by the wenge veneer and minor elements in marble create the final touch, which brings everything to life, like using a perfect filter on an already beautiful picture.”

Three- and four-stateroom layouts

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.

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Master cabin Light Version

Amidships, a large saloon area with an L-shaped settee with dining table and stools also has a starboard-side settee. A nav station is to port and a galley starboard. The four-stateroom layout places the master in the bow, using the aft sections for a pair of mirrored double staterooms.

For many years teak has been a staple of the yachting interior due to its rare beauty, its rich golden-brown luster, decorative grain, and unique properties of strength, stability, resistance to wear and humidity.

Having built more than 500 semi-custom yachts Hylas understands that the interior look can be a very personal taste and they encourage clients, that feel so inclined, to really explore different colors, textures, fixtures, fittings, woods and other fabrics.

There are so many other possibilities and the new Hylas 60 demonstrates just a few. For example the owner can choose polished nickel, cream and white leather, oiled white oak wood, wenge wood and walnut wood. The inspiration coming from colors and textures of the shore line with beautiful beaches, exotic shells, surrounding forest and sun-bleached driftwood. 

Hylas will continue to build all of their established models and fully expect to be using plenty of hand-selected and sustainable Burmese teak. 

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