VOO DOO is a fine example of the Frers-designed Hylas 70, current flagship of the popular and highly respected Hylas Yacht Series, built on a semi-custom basis to the highest standards. Fully automated push-button sail handling systems allow for easy shorthanded sailing, and her long list of additional options includes air, generator, bow thruster, water maker and an extensive package of navigation and entertainment electronics. Since her launch in 2012, VOO DOO has proven to be a fast, safe and extremely comfortable world cruiser with an excellent four-cabin layout, ideal for both private use (as done with current owner) or charter. Inspections are highly recommended.
VOO DOO features the standard four-cabin layout with three ensuite owner/guest cabins, plus an additional ensuite crew/guest cabin.
Finely crafted solid teak joinerwork is finished to a high level throughout the interior, including solid teak raised-panel cabin doors, fully louvered or latticed cabinet doors, double grooved fiddles and burled table tops. Cabin soles are satin finished teak with custom locking mechanisms and fitted carpets. Head and shower areas are all painted white Awlgrip and feature Corian vanity tops, solid Corian sinks and molded floors. Hanging lockers are lined with cedar and feature automatic lights. White fabric headliner with Oceanair hatch screens/blinds throughout. Upholstery is custom leather, with tasteful bedding, towels and other décor throughout.
FORWARD GUEST STATEROOM:
Beginning forward is a private VIP stateroom with a king-sized berth, settee and significant storage space, including a large hanging locker, drawers and several cabinets. There are two hull windows and a large deck hatch. An ensuite head is forward, along with a shower stall shared with the port guest cabin.
PORT GUEST STATEROOM:
Forward of the main salon and to port is the second guest cabin, featuring a generous double berth, hanging locker and multiple drawers and lockers. There are three opening portholes and a large deck hatch. A head and shower stall is across the passageway.
VOO DOO’s main salon is quite spacious for a vessel of this size, due in part to her generous 18’ beam. A large L-settee is to port, with a beautiful burled table that expands as needed to accommodate six comfortably, and can be raised or lowered by a manual lift. Two custom seats are inboard with anchors for tie-down while underway. To starboard is a full-length settee with burled table, an Avanti built-in wine cooler and an up/down flat screen TV hidden from view behind. The entire space feels light and open due to (2) large deck hatches, teak-trimmed and custom tinted deck house windows and two hull windows.
Aft and to starboard is an L-shaped navigation station with easy access to the cockpit. There is a comfortable pedestal chair along with built-in backlit switch panels, navigation instruments and remote control panels for the water maker and tank monitors. The workspace also includes a chart table with custom storage for computer and (in adjacent cabin) a printer.
Further aft and to port is a long walk-through galley that is fully equipped for comfortable living at sea or on anchor. There are several well thought out storage lockers for glass, dinnerware and appliances including a full pantry. Some of the many features include:
- Granite countertops
- (2) Custom stainless sinks
- Twin Frigoboat stainless steel front-opening DC refrigerator units (can be used as freezer units)
- Frigoboat top/front opening DC freezer compartment
- U-line icemaker (2015)
- Force 10 3-burner propane stove with oven and stainless cover
- GE Advantium convection/microwave oven (2014)
- Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer
- Broan trash compactor
- Coffee and espresso machines
- Full complement of dishes, glasses, cutlery, galleyware etc.
- (4) Opening portholes for exceptional light and ventilation
CREW QUARTERS/GUEST CABIN:
A passageway leads aft along the starboard side to the owner’s cabin with a roomy fourth cabin outboard – quite suitable for crew or guests -- with over/under berths, plus a private head with shower. There are (2) opening portholes, plus (1) in the head.
The owner's private stateroom is located aft and features a large 66” berth on centerline, and a seat and desk to port and a settee to starboard. There are (2) large hanging lockers, (10) drawers and numerous cabinets. Extended beam is carried well aft to create a spacious, open cabin accentuated by twin hull port lights, a deck hatch and (6) opening portholes. A private head with separate shower stall and (2) opening portholes is found along the port side, with a passageway forward to the galley that can be opened when desired.
Solid hand-laid Twaron reinforced fiberglass hull using Vinylester resins and Isophthalic Gelcoat with epoxy barrier coating. Balanced spade rudder with partial skeg for optimal performance, strength and protection. There are watertight collision bulkheads aft of forepeak locker and forward of aft lazarette. White Gelcoat topsides, blue cove stripe, double blue boot stripes and blue bottom. There are (6) Lexan topside windows.
Fiberglass with balsa core and solid laminate in areas of deck hardware, white Gelcoat and molded-in gray non-skid. Modern transom with molded-in steps, swim platform and built-in swim ladder. There is a transom garage door that opens hydraulically for easy access to extensive storage space with custom shelving, along with large corner lazarette lockers each side, accessible on the aft deck. On the foredeck there is a deep forepeak locker with line hangers and a separate split chain locker forward.
Aluminum toe rails and all stainless deck hardware, including (7) low-profile stainless hatches, (20) opening portholes, double anchor rollers, Antal genoa tracks and cars, Harken turning blocks, mooring cleats etc.
One of the many highlights of VOO DOO’s design is the spacious cockpit with twin helm stations for easy access from the aft deck and great visibility while steering. The cockpit seating was customized by the owner to maximize seating for ten comfortably around a beautiful varnished 6’ teak table with drop-leaves and built-in drink cooler.
The twin helms are designed for short-handed sailing, with all sail controls within easy reach. The helm area was customized by lowering the coaming outboard each helm, for easier access to side decks.