21 September, 2018
Hylas M58 flybridge and sedan
Classic look, modern experience
Hylas Yachts presented 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. 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. 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. 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.
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