July 6, 2010

INBUILD ~ Galeon 385 HT Part 2 of 7

Part two of Galeon 385 HT construction journey. For this second series we are seeing the tooling being ready for the super structure of the 385 model. As it is expected this super structure can easily accommodate the Open version. Not shown in the plans but discovered with the tooling picture above is that a garage will be located under the aft C-shaped settee. This is very unusual in a boat this size especially when this is a two cabin sport cruiser, with Galeon opting for a garage versus the more used extended bathing platform usually featured. I can also see a place for a fully retractable telescopic passarelle to starboard another unusual accessory for a 38 footer. An aggressive dropping curved shear line is also shown in this photo, remarking Tony Castro sports nature design for the 385 HT.