Hylas H57 Now Available with a Hardtop

The hardtop shelters the cockpit, while a retractable Bimini top can shade the helm stations.

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The Hylas H57 is now available with a cockpit-covering hardtop.Hylas Yachts

Hylas Yachts has added an integrated hardtop to its Hylas H57 model. The hardtop, which shelters the cockpit, is in addition to a retractable canvas Bimini top that can be deployed to shade the dual helm stations aft.

The Hylas H57 is by Dixon Yacht Design and is intended to be handled by a cruising couple. Other enhancements now in the works include a windshield with an isinglass enclosure or canvas dodger for the cockpit.

“The sailors that buy Hylas Yachts know what they’re looking for,” Andy Huang of Hylas Yachts stated in a press release. “When they tell us what they want, we listen. And as a semi-custom builder, we can use advanced technology and Bill Dixon’s creative designs to meet their needs for cruising comfort, and with a distinctive style.”

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The H57 was penned by Dixon Yacht Design. Other changes will include a windshield with an isinglass enclosure or canvas dodger for the cockpit.Hylas Yachts

How will the new hardtop be built? With carbon fiber. Stainless stanchions will be at the forward end, serving double duty as grabrails for crew.