September 14, 2013

Project: Galeon 820 Skydeck

Polish builder Galeon manages to cross over the eighty feet barrier with its latest third generation line project, the 820 Skydeck.  This is for sure Galeon's and its stable British architect Tony Castro most important project to date which continues the Strazyn company direction into larger sizes.  The Galeon 820 bases itself on the hull shape of the 780 Crystal, but above the waterline we see a reinvented model with a sports profile and featuring the invisible flybridge up top, or as Galeon likes to call it Skydeck.  Rest assured though that underwater shape is the only similarity with the current Galeon flagship, as the 820 Skydeck offers a completely new looks and layout.  Some striking details in the layout are the large aft cockpit deck which uses about 25% of the length, a separate galley with independent staircase located to port side, and three large cabins lower deck plan.  A nice detail in all the cabins is the feature of a beauty chair desk in all rooms, not only in the master stateroom as it is usually found in most yachts this size.  A single crew cabin is located to aft. The 820 Skydeck is to be powered by engine power from twin 1500 up to 1900hp, with hull number one apparently being ordered with two MAN 1800.