August 27, 2015

New Model: Galeon 500 Fly

Impressive is how Galeon turned around its stakes in recent years, and became one of the innovators, and this is not an accident since the Polish builder keeps on bringing important design first in each new model it launches.  The introduction summary on Galeon website say the 500 Fly has no equal in yachting today, and on this we have all to agree. Transformation of exterior spaces have been coming since some years, and if my memory is serving right the first in this regard was the 2006 launched Mediterraneo 50 Continental from Italy and its side opening bulkheads becoming bathing platforms.  Obviously Galeon takes much further steps to that, also thanks to the opening of  flybridge side doors on what usually are windows, creates an unseen single level of entertainment from mid to the aft deck.  But Galeon does not stop there and also reinvents the fore deck of its new sixteen meter motor yacht.  I am sure some questions will be asked to Galeon about the structural integrity of all this, and how the bonding of the large windows copes in couple of years of usage.  But till this moment we can just admire the Galeon 500 Fly and the innovation it brings to the World of motor yachting. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.2 m (53.1ft)
Hull Length - 14.4 m
Beam - 4.46 m
Draft - 1.00 m exluding props
Displacement - 22750 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 900 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo D9 575hp, D11 725hp
Project - Tony Castro
Certification - CE B