Hylas H60 Wins 2021 Boat of the Year 'Best Luxury Cruiser'

Hylas H60
Hylas H60

By Marina Neal

Dec 9, 2020

Hylas H60 Named Best Luxury Cruising Yacht of 2021 

Cruising World Magazine's 2021 Boat of the Year 'Best Luxury Cruiser' Awarded to Hylas Yachts for Frers Designed H60

The Hylas H60 made its first appearance at the 2020 Miami Boat show and since then, it has received an enormous amount of praise from the sailing community.

The award-winning Hylas H60, designed by renowned naval architect Germán Frers, showcases the creativity and innovation that drives the family-owned and operated Hylas brand. Hylas Yachts has upheld a tradition of expert craftsmanship, design excellence, and unparalleled attention to detail for over thirty years. In an exciting announcement yesterday, the H60 was declared the winner of Cruising World's 2021 Boat of the Year 'Best Luxury Cruiser' award.

The following is an excerpt from the original press release:

Let’s play a game of “what if.” So what do you think would happen if you commissioned your new $2 million flagship from a naval architect who’d enjoyed an unparalleled career spanning multiple decades designing some of the most memorable cruising and racing yachts ever conceived, such as a long line of iconic Swans? Who was well-known in both Europe and the Americas—you know, Western civilization—as one of the legendary figures in contemporary boat design? A guy like, oh, say, Argentinian Germán Frers.
And what if you teamed up Frers with one of, if not the, most well-established boatyards in the Far East, a family-run company that’s been in business for just over four decades, an outfit where the torch has been passed down through the generations, and that’s now run on the sales side by a pair of young siblings who not only wish to make their mark, but who are also obsessed with making the product the best it could be? A firm like, we don’t know, maybe Queen Long Marine in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
What you might get—in fact, what we have gotten from this exact collaboration of Frers, the artist, and Queen Long, the artisans—is the new Hylas 60... (Cruising World Mag. Dec 8 2020).

          Read the full article written by Herb McCormick for Cruising World Magazine. 

The cutter-rigged Hylas H60 is easily handled by two sailors. Sail controls are hydraulic and easily operated from either of two helm stations, and the yacht features a self-tacking staysail. The streamlined hull shape boasts an integrated bowsprit for downwind performance.

Like each of its predecessors, the Hylas H60's interior layout is spacious and inviting, making this boat perfect for anyone who enjoys entertaining guests. With an interior designed by HotLab in Milan, the H60 feels particularly luxurious.

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Earlier this year, Cruising World Editor Mark Pillsbury reviewed the Hylas 60 highlighting several features of the unique new design and complimenting the innovative mindsets of brother and sister Andy and Peggy Huang - the dynamic team leading operations both in the United States and at the shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 

Hull number one of the H60 is currently available for sale and located in South Florida. H60-01 has a 3-cabin layout, as well as numerous upgrades, and a full set of high-performance sails by North Sails.

For more information, or to schedule a demo sail, contact Josh McLean.

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