Hylas Introduces the H60 Sailing Yacht

A couple can easily handle Hylas Yachts’ new oceangoing H60.

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Hylas CEO Andy Huang notes the uncluttered decks on the new H60.Hylas Yachts

Taiwan-based Hylas Yachts has introduced its newest build, the H60 sailing yacht. Hylas says this 59-foot-2-inch vessel is designed for comfortable bluewater sailing and can be easily managed by a couple.

Naval architect German Frers, a longtime partner with Hylas, penned a hydrodynamic plumb bow with wide transom hull design for seakeeping capabilities, plus it’s constructed of closed-cell core FRP infused with vinylester resin so that it’s lightweight and strong. Finally, she has a lead, bulbed fin keel for side slip reduction and to steady her so she can handle a tall rig and large sail.

The cockpit's helm station is aft a social zone where there is room for a settee and a table. And the yacht’s stern area comes with a few bells and whistles as well, including a hydraulic swim platform, an optional automated transom passarelle and a self-deploying anchor. Her tender garage is also here for those jaunts ashore.

As for sailing conveniences, the H60’s winch controls are installed in the coaming near the helm station, Hylas says, and all lines lead to trim stations. She has an in-mast furling system, a standard 105 precent jib and there’s an optional self-tacking staysail. Her mainsail and jib are Doyle SXI sails.

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Hylas boasts that it has improved interior volume on this yacht. Note the paler color scheme in her starboard-side walk-through galley (center). The H60 includes an interior navigation station in its salon (right).Hylas Yachts

The H60’s one-deck interior is designed by Milan’s Hot Lab Yacht & Design. Amidships is the salon, which has a portside L-shaped settee, a table with removable leaf and two stools, making this a prime spot to dine. Opposite of it is another settee as well. A navigation station is also to port, and opposite of it is the walk-through galley with refrigerator, freezer and 3-burner stove. As for the stern and bow configuration, owners can choose between a 3- or 4-stateroom layout.

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The full-beam master suite should her owner choose the 3-stateroom layout (top). The forepeak VIP’s includes a berth with a lifting top, hanging lockers and cabinets.Hylas Yachts

With 3 staterooms, her master is aft and full-beam, with a centerline queen berth, an en suite head, his-and-hers hanging lockers and a settee to port and starboard. The forepeak VIP shares a head with the guest stateroom abaft it and to port, which has a double berth with an optional work bench or additional upper bunk. The yacht’s 4-stateroom layout moves the master to the bow and splits the stern space into two twin staterooms that share a head.

Hylas certainly is contributing to the power and sail market, having recently introduced its M44 as well.

Quick Specs:
LOA: 59’2”
Beam: 17’3”
Shoal Draft: 6’6”
Deep Draft: 8’2”
Displacement: 65,256 lbs
Water capacity: 391 gal
Fuel capacity: 370 gal
Sail area: 1827 sq. feet
Engine: 150 hp Volvo Penta D3
Naval architect: German Frers
Interior Design: Hot Lab