The second Mylius 76‘ Flush Deck sailing yacht was launched in the Marina di Cala de’ Medici, in Rosignano (Italy), last Sunday June 11th. In the new boat of the Podenzano-based shipyard , all the typical values of Mylius Yachts‘ philosophy have found an exciting implementation, which makes this boat completely different from the previous model, launched in 2016.
One among the leading Italian brands in the production of big sailing yachts for about 15 years, Mylius Yachts is true to the guidelines adopted by its founders since 2003: top quality construction technology and hi-tech materials; the concept of performing but never extreme boat; the identification of the target in a passionate owner with little spare time and the consequent need for a “tailor-made” boat able to meet his needs.
“E vai” – that’s the name of the new boat – is part of the Mylius 76′ line which even includes a Deck Saloon version. However, in line with the idea to take shape around the end user’s needs, this boat has very special features. Even though hull waterlines are the same than in the previous model, with thin bow sections and a rather flat development of the hull, the decision to make this 76-footer more performing convinced Mylius engineers to prefer a single deep responsive rudder blade instead of the double one of the previous model. The rudder shaft is made of laminated carbon while the blade consists of carbon fiber sandwich panels.
The keel is made of numerically-controlled machined Weldox 700 steel and supports a lead bulb of about 11,500 kg which submerges with a draft of over 4 metres. In comparison with the overall displacement of about 30 tons – a ton lighter than the previous version – the new 76-footer is actually a “light” high-performance boat, probably more similar to a racer than to a fast cruiser.
The deck of the Mylius 76′ “E Vai” is an amazing flush deck featuring no compromises. After all, the habit to provide boats with more or less considerable superstructures seems to resurrect a past where this type of deck was widely used. The deckhouse is low and streamlined and seems to frame the two long settees in the cockpit (which can be converted into counter-posed sofas) and the area around the mast basis, leaving in the middle full access to the underdeck area. Many of the spotlights serving interiors are implemented in this section in a very delicate manner with flush dark windows, which are part of the charcoal grey structure. The two large rudders are supported by two equipment cases which extend laterally from the vertical wall which outlines the real cockpit. The latter is completely open forward.
The section of the deck positioned before the mast completes a simple unencumbered and extraordinary elegant layout, where walkable surfaces are covered with top quality teak. Extremely unencumbered, bow spaces (including the passages to the stern) are perceptually huge and looks like a boundless expanse of teck interrupted only by some dark hatches which let both air and light enter the bow sections.
The owner of “ E Vai” has deeply changed the original interior layout of the yacht. The aft section, for example, houses a double cabin, a retractable bed ad a bathroom on the starboard side. The cabin can accommodate crew members or, if necessary, guests. The galley is on the left side. The large centrally-located dinette, furnished with two large L-shaped counter-posed sofas, immediately precedes the symmetric guest cabins. Both equipped with en-suite bathrooms, they offer the original solution of two twin beds which can move laterally and be converted into a large double bed. Equally original is the owner’s cabin in the bow, with two double beds and a full-beam bathroom. The rear garage is centrally positioned and can accommodate an almost 4-metre-long tender.
Like the other Mylius yachts, this model, too, has a carbon fiber sandwich hull with an expanded PVC differentiated-density core. Lamination is solid only in some areas subject to a greater load. In any case, epoxy matrix is vacuum infused and then treated at higher temperatures. The in-house production of the boat, its interiors and systems, ensure to E Vai the maximum usability and top efficiency in every detail.
Interiors are largely obtained from the structural elements of the boat and the resulting lighter weight has allowed for the installation of every system desired by the owner in order to make even long-range cruises absolutely comfortable.
The carbon mast is a Hall Spars one while sails were provided by the Italian company Millenium and include an overall surface of 311 square metres for the mainsail and the jib and 667 square metres for the racing set. Deck equipment was provided by Harken and Ubi Maior and includes Harken Racing electric winches. The boat is powered by a Yanmar 220hp inboard engine, supported by a Maxpower VIP 250 propeller. The fuel and fresh tanks, with a capacity of 1,000 and 1,200 liter respectively, along with the installation of an air-conditioner system, a water maker and an auxiliary 13 Kw generator suggest the ocean vocation of this new Mylius 76′.