Designed to be handled easily by a couple
Hylas Yachts has introduced the 17m H57, a bluewater sailing vessel for accomplished sailors seeking a mix of updated technology, and crisp fresh lines.
Hylas has always built ocean-capable cruisers prized by skilled sailors for their seakeeping and globe-trotting spirit. The H57 is designed by Dixon Yacht Design to uphold that sensibility, yet evolve the concept with a host of features that make her easy to sail with automated technology and a layout with more open social spaces to enjoy.
“Our clients are experienced sailors, who know what they want,” says Andy Huang of Hylas Yachts. “As a semi-custom builder, Hylas Yachts can help them achieve their goals for the next phase of their cruising lives. With the technology on board Bill Dixon’s design, the H57 gives them the sailing performance they want, and a layout that lets them do it all with style and in comfort.”
The H57 yacht is designed to be handled by a couple. A Solent rig with a 135% genoa on the forestay is matched to a self-tacking jib for upwind legs to make sail- handling easy, even in heavy air. An asymmetrical spinnaker can supplement the reaching sail.
The Hylas H57 is available with a three- or four-cabin layout, with each designed to create an easy-living space for a cruising couple who will live aboard or cruise extensively with family and friends.
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