July 26, 2011

New Model: Galeon 780 Crystal

In a nine part series PowerYacht took you into the construction journey of the Tony Castro designed 780 Crystal and now finally after a two years plus wait, the new Galeon flagship is in the water.  Just shy of a Super Yacht in its model designation the 780 Crystal is in actual fact on over all length just above eighty feet.  The new Galeon flagship offers hard to find features in this size; like the day head located on the entrance of the main deck, an astern bar overlooking the aft cockpit, glass sun roof which opens over the lower helm, and larger to the usual jacuzzi spa on the flybridge.  Down below the surprise continues with the 780 Crystal offering larger to usual spaces in a four double cabins arrangement, with all of the rooms having en-suite shower heads.  The owners stateroom located to midships surprises for its space and offers a walk in wardrobe, lounge settee, and a desk.  Surprising an office desk is also featured in the fore VIP suite, and one of the guest cabins, this again being a hard to find feature in a four room boat measuring eighty feet.  The crew cabin of the 780 Crystal located to aft with a separate entrance will have two cabins, a small galley, dinette, and a shower head.  Power for the Tony Castro designed modified Vee planning hull of the 780 Crystal is from twin MAN engines from 1500 up 1900hp.  Hull one was powered by twin MAN 1800hp reaching speeds over 33 knots.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.5 m (80.3ft)
Hull Length - 22.8 m
Beam - 5.80 m
Draft - 1.30 m
Displacement - 52000 kg light, 61000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 2750 l
Water Capacity - 1800 l
Max Persons - 18
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 to 4 crew berths in 2 cabins 
Engines - 2 x MAN 1550hp, MAN 1650hp, MAN 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft in semi tunnels
Speed - 33 knots max with MAN 1800hp
Project - Tony Castro design
Certification - CE A