August 29, 2012

New Model: Galeon 550 Fly

It's been just over a year since Galeon launched a fifty feet plus motor yacht model, which was its new 780 Crystal flagship, but the Polish builder has since then presented so much under 43 feet models that this period looked about double to that in my mind.  The new 550 Fly comes from hands of since 2004 Galeon collaborator and World class British designer Tony Castro, and show the dynamism of the Polish builder to offer a top quality motor yacht which impresses and creates leadership in areas of its layout.  If you want one of the most spacious astern galleys, and among the largest full beam midships owners stateroom the 550 Fly definitely is awaiting your inspection.  The owners room is to admire for the central position of the queen size bed which looks in the better position to aft, beauty desk, and the chaise lounge. Other impressive feature of the 550 Fly is also the third guest cabin which features two single berths, but one is of a french bed size, and the twin crew cabin with dedicated shower head to aft which features nothing less to the usual guest cabin.  So if you really want the 550 Fly can be regarded as a four cabin motor yacht.  The exterior spaces of the 550 Fly have also to be mentioned; with an nice aft deck featuring an L-shaped settee, and the flybridge with C-shape dinette, wet bar, sun pad, and port side helm station.  Standard power is twin Cummins 710hp, and Volvo 600 IPS or 900hp with line shaft propulsion available as options. 
Techical Data:
LOA - 17.15 m (56.2ft)
Hull Length -  15.85 m 
Beam - 4.80 m
Draft - 1.10 m ex props
Displacement - 24,500 kg light, 29,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1200 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 2 crew berths in 1 cabin
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM-11 710hp, Volvo D11 600hp w/IPS, D13 800hp, D13 900hp
Propulsion - line shafts, Volvo IPS 800 forward looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 28 knots with Cummins 710hp, 32 knots with Volvo 900hp
Project - Tony Castro
Certification - CE 94/25 B

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