A sleek, modern fast cruiser from Italy, with hulls built in Poland. Toby hodges reports

Mylius produces the pin-ups of the production yacht world. Since its acquisition by packaging company Group Twinpack three years ago, the Italian brand has been quietly turning out a range of super-sleek and modern fast cruisers from 50-76ft.

Like the Brenta 80, the carbon hulls are built at the Rega yard in Poland, before being fitted out in Mylius’s new yard in Podenzano, Italy. So although they look as if they might cost the Moon, Mylius yachts are actually comparatively economical – for those in the market for a carbon bullet with an interior that looks as if it’s been designed at NASA.

The Mylius 76 is once more drawn by Alberto Simeone, the designer who helped found Mylius over a decade ago. It is sleek, powerful and sexy, with straight ends and a rig that reaches for the sky. Think outrageous sail area, including a 500m2 gennaker, and it’s no surprise that the polars for this lightweight dart show her hitting the early teens in 20 knots offwind.

The deck saloon version allows a slight graceful rise in superstructure over an otherwise billiard table flat deck. This deck saloon version is the first in build, but Mylius is building two flush deck models this year, also offered in a three or four-cabin layout.

The fact that Mylius can produce carbon cruisers for a lot less than big yards such as Swan goes some way to explaining its current popularity.

Price ex VAT €2,650,000 (£2,068,930). www.mylius.it


LOA 23.25m/76ft 3in

LWL 21.00m/68ft 11in

Beam 5.84m/19ft 2in

Draught 4.15m /13ft 7in

Displacement 30,000kg/66,138lb

This is an extract from a feature in Yachting World March 2015 issue