GALEON 500 FLY REVIEW
Galeon 500 Fly is a speedy yacht with a terrific equipage for both short sea voyages and trips within several days.
- Length overall – 16,2 m
- Beam – 4,46 m
- Draft – 1 m
- Fuel capacity– 1802 L
- Water capacity – 651 L
- Total weight – 24 320 kg
Galeon 500 Fly will make a day in waters unforgettable as this yacht is created to spring a surprise and fun. Unique innovations introduced in this model are not available for any other yacht of the same class and size. Her design allows using every inch of the space. Folding bulwarks, hydraulic swim platform, and bar create a combined space which is big enough to have a party.
Comfortable sleeping berths for six people allow enjoying not only spontaneous short trips but more prolonged voyages as well. The yacht is equipped with two engines Volvo Penta D11-670 and two fuel tanks with a capacity of 1,800 liters.
There is a comfortable love seat arranged from two ottomans in the salon dining area, they can be moved to the dining table. A foldable telescopic dining table is made of walnut. This area is equipped with a climate control system, meanwhile, the windows can be opened electrically and allow a lot of fresh air inside. With the bulwarks deployed, folded doors, and windows, Galeon 500 Fly is completely open. The salon is also equipped with audiovideo entertainment system.
The salon sofa converts into a great outboard lounge.
The helm is located in the salon and equipped with a doublewide rotated seat. On the console, there are two 12" navigation displays, a Volvo Penta 7" digital Electronic Vessel Control panel, autopilot, and vessel service switches. Indicators of all systems for pressure, temperature, and other parameters are conveniently arranged above the console.
The galley is conveniently placed between the dining area in the salon and cockpit. Both a worktop and a serving shelf are Corian, a built-in twin-basin is made of stainless steel. The two induction hob cooktop is equipped with a lighted overhead extraction fan. Refrigerator with freezer and microwaves are incorporated into the wooden cupboard. With the port bulwark deployed and window retracted the galley counter converts into the bar.
The aft cockpit settee with a telescoping teak table rests upon a rotating swivel, allowing the settee to rotate a full 360-degrees, and keep any face position towards the yacht movement. If the table is lowered, the settee converts into a sun pad.
Near here there is a garage which is good enough for a tender, water toys, fenders, and other belongings.
Hydraulic Bath Platform
On the port side, there is a boarding gangway allowing easy access on the off the yacht when med-moored or docked astern. To go down the water a collapsible three-step stainless steel swim ladder is available.
Master stateroom.The queen-sized bed is positioned on the centerline with storage lockers beneath. In the stateroom, there are several lightings, a wardrobe, and a vanity desk.
The fashionably decorated master's head is equipped at the high-end level and accessed directly from the stateroom. There is a separate shower, electric flush toilet, and a decorative glass bowl sink fitted here.
VIP guest cabin. The VIP cabin lies forward. A double bed with drawer storage beneath and a lighted wardrobe locker appoint the space in the middle. Hull side windows running the length of the bulkheads and overhead horizontal windows leading to the foredeck allow natural light to fill in the cabin. Spot lightings, reading lamps on either side of the headboard and overhead lighting fulfills the cabin illumination.
Guest cabin. Within the guest cabin, there are two twin-sized bunks and storage lockers. Just opposite there is a guest head equipped with shower, electric flush toilet, and decorative bowl sink. The head serves both guest staterooms and is the day head.
Expansive Flying Bridge by itself looks more like an entertainment area rather than just an additional helm station to operate the yacht. Enough seating exists to accommodate a dozen guests. Settees and tables are fully foldable and convert into a sun pad. There is an aft retracted bimini located here for the case of too-bright sun.
Furthering flying bridge entertainment is highly supported by the located here outdoor wet bar featuring a refrigerator, sink and storage cabinet. Additionally, a grill and ice-maker can be installed here. And finally, the installed helm station allows fulfilling the main function.
According to yacht test results, the maximum speed is 30.4 knots which are reached within 11.4 seconds. Deep V-shape hull and sea lines allow easily sliding on the waves and the yacht is excellently managed. Below there are test results done by BOAT TEST.