The Galeon 300 Fly is a 34-foot motor yacht with a flybridge that was launched by Polish yacht-building firm Galeon in 2014. While this compact, entry-level yacht may be the smallest boat in Galeon’s current fleet, it more than makes up for its limited size by displaying masses of personality and heaps of style. Bearing the sort of design features you would normally only see on a much larger yacht, such as knife-insert windows, dramatic contemporary curves, a jagged, geometric profile and hyper-modern living spaces, it is no surprise to discover that the Galeon 300 fly was nominated for “European Powerboat of the Year” in 2015. This revolutionary, third-generation model proves once and for all that super-yacht features can come at entry-level prices on a vessel with day-boat dimensions.
There are not too many yachts of this size on the market offering luxury flybridges of the sort you will find aboard the Galeon 300 Fly. A wrap-around, curved Venturi windscreen protects the upper helm station from spray, while a centrally positioned double-seat provides a great place to command your vessel. At the rear of the teak-lined bridge there is even room for a sunpad, where up to two guests can lie down flat and soak up the summer sun. One level down and you will find a couple more sunpads out on the foredeck, while in the aft cockpit there is a transom sofa and side steps down to a hydraulic swimming platform with an outdoor shower and an upholstered bench.
The first thing you will notice when stepping into the internal cockpit is the generous amount of headspace in here, which, along with the cinema-screen side windows, delivers a light-filled and open atmosphere. Surfaces in oak or walnut are complemented by a U-shaped leather sofa surrounding a breakfast table as well as an open galley with marble-effect Corian counters, an induction oven, a two-zone hob, an 85-liter fridge and a sink. At the front of the cockpit there is a starboard side helm station with Raymarine electronics, an integrated VHF radio, trim tab and thruster controls, an optional joystick and power-assisted steering.
On the lower deck there is room for up to four overnight guests, across a snug amidship double cabin and a double stateroom to the bow with not only a skylight but, a true rarity on the boat this size, dramatic knife-insert glazing. You will also find the yacht’s main head on this level, a surprisingly ample facility lined in Corian with its own hull windows. Accommodations on Galeon Yachts are always a pleasant experience for you and your guests on board.
The Galeon 300 Fly’s lightweight, resin-infused hull was designed by industry legend Roberto Curto, and provides plenty of stability on the turn. The hull also performs well when you fire up the twin Volvo Penta D4-225 diesel or Mercury gasoline stern-drive engines to top speeds in excess of 20 knots, with comfortable cruising in the mid-teens. A fuel tank holding 158 US Gallons of juice, meanwhile, provides more than enough for expansive weekend cruising with plenty left in reserve.