September 10, 2010

New Model: Galeon 385 HTS

Since boat building became a production entity back in the nineteen sixties, the brands we admired at some time or another have since then created a model which sets it out away from the competition and makes it become a legendary status. While in recent years this has become more difficult due to the World becoming smaller and faster thanks to the Internet, these do still exist. I have no doubt on the success of the 385 HTS but I also think that this model can become a legendary one for the Polish Galeon who I add in the last decade with the help of Tony Castro and other people has done an awesome effort to become a prime power cruiser and yacht builder, and the results are for everyone to see. While Galeon has produced some really nice models in recent years I think the 385 HTS diminutive for Hard Top Sport is a step forward which the others will have to follow. After the release of the project in the early part of 2010 huge efforts have gone into preparing the 385 HTS just in time for Cannes and from here with the Inbuild section we showed you some bits and peaces of this. The 385 HTS is a two cabin both with en-suite shower heads sport cruiser. Other lower deck comforts will be a well sized L-shaped galley, and a spacious C-shaped saloon with a huge TV looking to fore on the pictured hull one. Outside the 385 HTS is full of surprises not just for its one level layout offering a single helm seat to starboard, relaxing two person chaise lounge, C-shaped settee to port, and exterior galley but for what it has underneath. In fact the 385 HTS unbelievable to see has also a tender garage under the C-shaped settee, and if this was not enough you can also order an extended bathing platform where you can carry another extra water toy. But as many will tell you the difference is in the details and the 385 HTS has plenty of these, mostly coming from the amount of glassed surfaces used in form of skylight on the foredeck, the side window, the hardtop, but also in the sliding twin berth in the mid ship cabin which transforms it to a double, and in the quality of the fittings over all. Galeon's good looking 385 HTS will have six engine choices from Volvo and Volkswagen starting with a 225hp up to the large option of 370hp, this last giving max speed of 40 knots to the Tony Castro designed hull.
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.26 m (40.2ft)
LOA - 13.46 m including optional extended bathing platform
Hull Length - 11.99 m
Beam - 3.90 m
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 12850 kg full load with large D6 370hp, 9640 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 950 l
Water Capacity - 450 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Max Persons - 10
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 225hp, D4 300hp, D6 330hp, D6 370hp,
Volkswagen TDI 225hp, TDI 265hp
Propulsion - Volvo DPH stern drive
Speed - 40 knots max with 370hp
Project - Tony Castro
Certification - CE B