A bluewater cruising yacht designed to perform
Hylas Yachts has introduced the new H60, a sailing yacht designed for bluewater cruising.
In partnership with German Frers, Hylas Yachts has 40 years of experience building offshore yachts. The H60 is a vessel with striking lines and a focus on comfort both above and belowdecks.
“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.”
The 18m Hylas H60 has a plumb bow and a broad transom. 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 H60 features a self-deploying anchor, a hydraulic transom swim platform and an optional automated passerelle. The garage can hold a small dinghy.
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 cabin. Amidships, a large saloon area with an L-shaped settee with dining table and stools also has a starboard-side settee. Interior styling is by design specialists HotLab.
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