June 24, 2010

New Model: Galeon 700 Raptor Skydeck

Skydeck is the new sport flybridge version for the Galeon 700 Raptor introduced a year ago. A must request accessory which follows what designer Nuvolari Lenard offered first on the Palmer Johnson in 2002. So far the British Tony Castro designed Galeon 700 Raptor Skydeck is one of the smallest Sports Yachts which offer the combination of a second helm and a hard top. Only Sunseeker do in fact offer this option on a smaller model with the 64 Predator introduced in the fall of 2008. Clever in the design thanks to Polish genius the ladder to go for the Skydeck retracts in the extended flybridge aft becoming invisible to the eye and freeing the main deck. The 700 Raptor Skydeck offers a central helm with two J-shaped loungers sunpads to both sides. While in the project of the 700 Raptor Skydeck Castro and Galeon engineers also tweaked the original lower deck plan, now offering also a two person crew cabin with head aft, an option also offered on the standard 700 Raptor version.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.7 m (71.3ft) Length Hull - 19.7 m
Length Waterline - 17.2 m Beam - 5.25 m
Draft - 1.16 m
Displacement - 37 t light
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1750 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Max Persons - 16
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 8 berths in 4 cabins, 2 crew berths opt
Engines - 2 x MAN 1224hp, 1550hp optional
Speed - 34 knots max with 2 x 1224hp MAN
Design - Tony Castro
Certification - CE B