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The Galeon 430 – A Polished Performer

Published on January 2, 2013 by   ·   No Comments

Polish yacht manufacturer Galeon celebrated its 30th birthday in 2012 having been established in northern Poland back in 1982, just a few kilometres from the coastal town of Gdansk on the Baltic Sea.  Specialising in private motoryachts up to 25 metres, new model the Galeon 430 HTC sits comfortably mid-range and made its debut in Cannes in September of Galeon’s special anniversary year.

A hard-top variant of the already much-loved 420 Fly, also from the drawing board of world-class designer Tony Castro, the 430 HTC is differentiated for its sliding glass “top” or roof and a clever modular settee outside the cockpit.

Sporty but Chic

First, the retractable roof slides smoothly and efficiently back to expose blue skies and bring bright sunshine into the cockpit – integrating a light interior seamlessly with the sporty character exterior.  If the weather changes, a fast closure avoids any mishaps.  Further luminosity comes courtesy of patio doors, which open on to the aft deck.  Here you will find the second unique feature, a curious and ingenious convertible settee that becomes dining table with seating, two side beds or a big lazy sun-lounging pad at the flick of a switch.

Inside, at main deck level, there are dining and seating areas, a helm station built for two and a sleek chocolate and cream C-shaped galley that can be moved below as an option.  Downstairs, the Galeon 430 HTC can be ordered as a two or three bedroom vessel, master suite to the fore, all with sufficient head height for comfort and space.  Two bathrooms with showers complete the picture.  Owners can expect quality fabrics and luxury fittings in dark wood and soft cream or opt to select from a range of custom design lines and materials.


Engine Choices

In a similar vein, Galeon will not restrict you to a defined engine option and instead offers a custom range.  IPS (Inboard Performance System), shaft, stern drive, Aquadrive and joystick Axius systems are there for the choosing, as are eight engine choices from twin Volvo 260s up to twin 435hps.  Go for a high-powered engine for peak performance and precise handling or go lower down the horse-powers for fuel efficiency and cruising comfort.  With Galeon, the decision is yours…

Price from around 400,000 euros – dependent on engine configuration.

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