Hylas Yachts has introduced the H60, a yacht designed for bluewater cruising and built using the latest construction techniques for optimal performance and onboard comfort. In partnership with German Frers Hylas Yachts has 40 years’ experience building offshore yachts. The H60 is a vessel with striking lines and a focus on comfort both above and below decks.
“Hylas Yachts has made a name for itself by developing yachts that can take cruisers around the world in comfort,” says Andy Huang, CEO of Hylas Yachts. “The H60 continues that tradition of bluewater sailing performance, and improves on it with uncluttered decks and an impressive volume of interior space.”
As with any Hylas Yacht, the H60 begins with the hull shape, designed to perform in a range of conditions with excellent seakeeping ability. With a plumb bow and broad transom, the hull makes the most of her waterline length underway. Her hydrodinamic design slips through the water, providing speed with optimal comfort.
The helm stations are aft to the social cockpit. Winch controls are nearby and all lines are lead to trim stations. With an in-mast furling system, the main is easily set, furled and refeed. A 105% jib is standard for easy tacking and gybing, and an optional self-tacking staysail can reduce time on deck in lively conditions.
“The H60 is a yacht for a performance-oriented sailor with an eye for clean design,” says Kevin Wensley, a sales executive at Hylas Yachts Limited. “She’s easy to manage for a couple and keeps the line handling of sailing her away from the social cockpit.”
The yacht embraces modern cruising conveniences with a self-deploying anchor, a hydraulic transom swim platform and an optional automated passerelle. For any cruiser who enjoys the flexibility of a tender, the dinghy garage aft will surely be a game-changer, eliminating the need for davits or on-deck stowage.
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 upand-down berths.
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 walk-through galley starboard. The four-stateroom layout places the master in the bow, using the aft sections for a pair of mirrored double staterooms.
Italian interior design firm HotLab have created a bright, airy layout with a selection of fashion-forward wood and fabric finishes.
The H60 has a lightweight hull with a closed-cell core and infused with vinylester resin, laid up with clear isophthalic gelcoat to monitor the infusion process. A bulbed fin keel reduces side slip and also provides the stiffness to carry a tall rig with commensurate sail area.