June 12, 2013

New Model: Galeon 430 Skydeck

With its 420/430 series Galeon was clever to offer a three different combination model using one hull.  The 430 Skydeck is the latest of this series and stands in the middle of the offer between the 420 Fly and 430 HTC, presenting a flybridge with a sports attitude.  A trend very common in seventy plus feet yachts but less so under this size, and I think the first time that this concept is introduced in a twelve meter cruiser.  The flybridge of the 430 Skydeck also follows its sports form offering an interesting central helm, with seats which can become two sun pads or co-driver thanks to its moving back pad.  Below the 430 Skydeck as its other sisters offers a three double cabins layout, with a galley and living located on the main deck.  Power is seven engine choices from Volvo, Cummins, and Volkswagen starting at 260 and up to 400hp with stern drive, line shaft, and IPS pod propulsion options.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.25 m (43.4ft) with optional extended bathing platform
LOA - 12.20 m without extended bathing platform
Hull Length - 11.79 m
Beam - 4.16 m
Draft - 0.80 m ex props
Displacement - 12000 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 600 l
Water Capacity - 450 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 260hp, D4 300hp, D6 370hp, D6 400hp, Cummins QSD 4.2 350hp, QSB5.9 380hp, Volkswagen TDI 265hp
Propulsion - line shaft, Volvo forward looking IPS 500 pods, Volvo DPH Stern drive
Speed - 31 knots with Cummins 380hp and shafts
Project - Tony Castro
Certification - CE B