Hylas Yachts introduces new concepts for both flybridge and sedan power yacht configurations. The world-class sailboat builder teamed up with Zurn Yacht Design to accommodate the needs of discerning clientele looking to transition from sailing to power cruising. The M58 blends traditional elements from classic commuter yachts with the modern amenities cruisers expect today.
Our clients know what they’re after, and they’ve given a lot of thought to how they will use a boat like this,” says Andy Huang of Hylas Yachts. “The M58 comes in at a size that gives them what they need to make their cruising dreams a reality.” The announcement of the M58 design comes on the heels of the Hylas Power Yachts introduction of the M44.
The M58 design started with a focus on smooth hydrodynamics. Zurn Yacht Design placed the Volvo engines aft, near a moderate 16.5-degree transom deadrise. “It’s more of a planing hull, rather than a semi-displacement hull,” Doug Zurn said. “With a fine entry forward warping into that medium deadrise aft, we expect her to be a leader in fuel economy in the class.” Strakes and wide chines compliment lift for efficient planing. With optional twin Volvo Penta IPS 1350’s, the M58 will cruise at 30-knots, with a top speed of 35 knots, and a range of 750 nautical miles.CLASSIC LOOK, MODERN EXPERIENCE
The M58’s elegant lines and the thoughtful engineering preserve a classic look while creating luxurious space. The reverse sheer, for example, feels like an old friend while it charmingly masks the large volume forward produced by an 18-foot 9-inch beam. The deckhouse top extends aft to shelter the substantial cockpit while skylights control the amount of shade. On the sedan version, there’s a sundeck atop the house with sun pads and speakers for streaming connectivity, or perhaps SUP stowage. The flybridge model has a venturi windscreen and a substantial surround protecting a low-profile helm station for bridge clearance.
A galley-aft option opens the salon and enhances sight lines all around. Glass doors fold out of the way to create a seamless space between the salon, galley, and cockpit. The aft galley window retracts down into the counter converting the galley into a cockpit bar. Forward in the salon, the bridge-deck has a helm station, opposite a large settee with table. “Hylas will build to customer specification,” Zurn says. “And there’s already been some talk of a galley-forward layout as well.”
Below deck the companionway opens up to a three-stateroom layout centered on a lower-deck foyer with a stacked washer-dryer in a locker to port. The forepeak en suite stateroom offers an island queen berth, his-and-her’s hanging lockers, and private head and shower. The starboard midship stateroom offers another island queen athwartships with it’s own generous storage and private head and shower. Between these two large staterooms is a guest double with bunk twin berths and drawer stowage which could also serve as office space. Across the foyer, another head to port serves the third stateroom and doubles as a day head.
“We are excited to hear from our existing clients about the Hylas M58,” says Huang. “And once the design gets out there, we’re looking forward to hearing from new clients about this new Hylas Power Yacht model.
SPEED, RANGE AND OTHER PARTICULARS
Standard Twin 725-hp Volvo Penta IPS 950s offer a cruising speed of 23 knots, top speed of 27 knots, and a range of 800 nautical miles. The Volvo Penta IPS 1350 option raises those specs to 30 knots cruising, and a top speed of 35 knots.
Three twin Volvo Penta IPS engine options, including the IPS 1350s mentioned previously, round out the power choices. Hull draft ranges from 4 feet 3 inches to 4 feet 9 inches, depending on power choices.
The hull will be constructed of vinylester resin and cored throughout with Corecell.
Expected Launch – Fall, 2019
Estimated Retail – US $2.0M (standard base boat)