The all-new Hylas H60 will make her official world debut at the Miami International Boat Show 2020 (February 13-17, 2020). 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.
Now the company is staking out new territory with the H60. Still ocean capable, still with an exquisite interior but also embracing 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. A plumb bow and broad transom make the most of her waterline length underway, providing speed with optimal comfort.
The builder 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.”
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 and good maneuvering 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 passerrelle. A dinghy garage aft eliminates the need for davits and maintains the clean, uncluttered look on deck.
TheH60 hull number 1 is available with a base price of $1.7 million.