Hylas Yachts has made a new step in the performance cruisers world with the new H60. She is the most advanced yacht in the storied 40-year history of the shipyard, which has launched over 520 boats so far and collaborated with a number of star designers, such as Sparkman & Stephens, Germán Frers, Bill Dixon, Dean Salthouse, and Doug Zurn and many other.
German Frers and Hot Lab are responsible for the exterior and interior, respectively. The shipyard’s latest cruiser has made its official world debut in February at the Miami Boat Show 2020.
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Technology & enhancement
The Hylas 60 represents the next step forward for Hylas Yachts in the performance cruiser market. Embracing the latest construction techniques with cored hulls that deliver improved performance, more rigorous quality assurance techniques and significant strength advantages.
The hull design and sailplan from Frers has created means today’s voyaging couples can expect to stretch daily cruising distances and find handling the yacht very manageable when short handed. The introduction of CZone digital switching has made interior system controls easy through portable devices and dedicated touch screens.
Stylish and oceangoing
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.
The H60 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 favor 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”Germán Frers
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.
Hylas H60 interiors
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.
Pricing and specs
The H60 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)