The Game Changer
Each new idea is born of necessity. Following the spectacular success of Galeon 500 Fly, which was brought into the daylight three years ago, the company is taking a step further. The 2018 Düsseldorf Boat Show saw the premiere of Galeon 640 Fly. The new carbon fiber-based production technology, as well as the revolutionary mechanism of the lifted windscreen, resulted in numerous award nominations and actual awards for the builder. The model offers breakthrough solutions, never before seen in yachts of this range. It opens up new market perspectives.
The yacht is available in three interior layout designs as well as an innovative stair system – two separate entrances to the living space which results in the yacht offering two autonomous bedroom areas, with increased sense of privacy. The first setup, offering the largest living space, is designed with three cabins, the largest of which, the “Supermaster”, is in the rear.
The second layout comes with three “Regular Master” cabins, while the third variant, offering four cabins, has been designed with larger families or charter enthusiasts in mind. The main deck consists of a spacious two-area saloon with a kitchen and bar annex "Beach Mode” as well as a large sofa with a dining table. The salon can also serve as a leisure and TV room. Its helm is equipped with two sport seats.
The Game Changer
The revolutionary solution, trade experts’ proclaimed “Game Changer”, has irreversibly altered the segment of yachts of up to 70 feet in length. Retractable windshield system which opens direct passage from the salon to the bow recreation space is a comfort that ought to become a standard among yachts within this class.
The bow deck is equipped with a system of automatic power sofas and tables that allows to convert it into a sundeck. Additionally, to meet the expectations of the customers, the designers have increased the bow deck space by introducing an altered construction of this section of the yacht.
Yet another of Galeon 640 Fly’s advantages is the ability to customize the cockpit: a large table with an XXL sofa and a two-person crew cabin with hydraulic platform-side entrance or a 360-degree rotatable sofa and a hydraulic garage with a Williams 325 tender.
In both variants, the guests can enjoy TV programs on a 50-inch screen, projecting onto the rear cockpit and raised from the kitchen top. The cockpit is protected by an electric-powered vertical awning. The hydraulic platform can accommodate water accessories of up to 1,764 lbs or be used as a swimming platform.
The upper deck is available both as “Regular” and “Extralong”. It offers large open leisure space as well as a full-sized grill bar, making every family or friend meeting enjoyable. The bar can be fitted with an e.g. wine cellar, icemaker and electric grill. The extended variant offers more design options and extended guest sofas and tables. The superstructure’s construction and hardtop bimini are made of carbon fiber.
Galeon has been analyzing the use of this material for superstructure components in the recent years. The in-house lab, in liaison with research institutes and trade experts, is capable of constructing the whole superstructure and flybridge as one carbon fiber based element. The effect is a more rigid structure of lower overall mass, which in turn allows to lower the center of gravity and improves the yacht’s stability.
Electric-powered raised gunwale is Galeon’s in-house solution which the company labelled “Beach mode”. The system, also present in Galeon’s earlier models, allows for an increase in the yachts’ bar area. The mechanism allows for twenty square feet worth of balcony, with partially glassed floors. The bars, located on starboard and portside, also allow guests to enjoy the open air.
Worldwide Success Story
New technical and design solutions resulted in high interest in the model, both on the European and the American market. Customers and trade experts alike appreciate the model, mainly for its technical innovations, sporty dynamic look, and spacious comfortable interior. Galeon 640 Fly was critically acclaimed during the prestigious Cannes Yachting Festival, where it was awarded with the “World Yacht Trophies – Best Innovations 2018” title. That was already the third year in a row when the company was considered the most innovative yacht builder in the 30 - 70 foot range.
During the 2018 Amsterdam METS TRADE show, the model was awarded with the Professional Boat Builder‘s “Innovation On-Board Design Solution IBI” title, and during the Düsseldorf show, the yacht was nominated in the “Powerboat of the Year 2018” category. Motorboat & Yachting Magazine gave it the description of “The Future of Boating”. Customization, high-end components and equipment, and luxury finish make Galeon 640 Fly truly representative and breath-taking.