The H57 is a Bill Dixon design and one that has been in the works for a couple of years (Here’s a link to a recent webinar we hosted with Bill Dixon).
The result is a yacht that is just as comfortable day sailing on San Francisco Bay as it will be when the owner is ready to undertake a passage across the Pacific.
It was while we were on this windward leg that the prospective new owners took the opportunity to go below to get a sense of the noise and motion of the yacht. We are glad to report that in true Hylas fashion there was only calm and quiet. Hand holds are in all the right places, bracing in the galley is very easy. Although it isn’t very efficient sailing it is great fun to get the occasional peak underwater as the yacht heals to cover the salon topside portlights.
On the yacht we were sailing the owner has chosen to stay very close to the original interior design that Bill Dixon imagined. If anything the interior look and feel has benefited from the keen eye of an owner who has a background in working with many different fabrics, materials and high end fittings. To help others with their decision making Hylas does offer a Hot Labs package. Hot Labs being a Milan based interior design house that specializes in yachting interiors.
We expect to have the second Hylas H57 on the east coast by September of this year. We are of course disappointed that the Newport Boat Show has been canceled and are optimistic that Annapolis will be a success. Boat shows aside and for those that prefer the Hylas H57 and Hylas H60 will be available for private viewing and test sails at Riviera Beach, FL when not being used for promotional purposes. Just let us know and we will be happy to set up a viewing. Full Covid-19 precautionary measures are taken before, during and after each visit.