The Galeon 325 HTS is a 33-foot sports cruiser yacht with a hard-top cockpit that was produced by Polish yacht-building firm Galeon between the years of 2013 and 2017. Sharing the same sharp hull as its sister vessel the 325 Open, and retaining the same basic amenities and layout as that yacht, the 325 HTS differs by providing an all-weather deck experience safely enclosed from adverse at-sea conditions. Designed in collaboration with industry legend Tony Castro, more typically found putting the finishing touches to the world’s most glamorous mega-yachts, the Galeon 325 HTS revolutionized the market by delivering a super-yacht style and finish across a more modestly-sized entry-level boat. The firm’s clever use of space across this yacht also played a part in making this cruiser a best-seller, with two lower-deck rooms transforming what would normally be a day-boat into a bona-fide option for weekend voyages.
Though the ideal craft for cruising at more northerly latitudes, there is still a plethora of sun-kissed outdoor space across this boat’s main deck. Out on the foredeck, for instance, you will find a pair of curved, modular sunpads with marina-facing views, surrounded by cup-holders, chunky and intuitively placed grabrails and tall stainless-steel guardrails. At the stern, meanwhile, you will discover a teak-lined, full-beam bathing platform with a swimming ladder that is sure to delight those who like to get their feet wet. This sits below a stern-facing sunpad with a backrest that can be removed to directly connect to a U-shaped dining sofa in the aft-cockpit. The cockpit remains open at the rear for an unbeatable connection to the elements that is further emphasized by panoramic side glazing and a transparent electronic sunroof above-helm. However, should the weather turn while you are out cruising the yacht can also be fitted with a convenient Bimini cover. Stepping further into the cockpit you will discover a starboard wet-bar station with granite or marble-effect work surfaces, a Kenyon grill, an optional ice-chipper, chilled storage and a sink, from where you can prepare grilled shrimp and decadent cocktails. Ahead of this there is a cocoon-style lounge pad and a comfortable helm chair facing a dashboard with your choice of Raymarine or Garmin equipment, trim tab controls, an optional docking stocking and power-steering.
A water-tight companionway door leads to the lower deck, where plush surfaces lined in authentic wenge, oak, mahogany or walnut are paired with Alcantara suede or leather furnishings for a sedate atmosphere. An open galley with Corian counters, a two-zone hob, under counter fridge-freezer units and a combination oven sits across from a U-shaped dining sofa with an extending table, with a side door leading to the yacht’s sole head with an open shower fixture. To aft there is a full-beam stateroom with a queen-sized bed, a desk and plenty of storage, while to the bow there is a double cabin with a skylight and a hanging locker.
A range of powerful engines matched with the Galeon 325 HTS’s sporty and lightweight deep-V hull makes for a superb ride in a range of conditions, while the yacht’s arrowhead bow cuts through the waves as you accelerate towards the horizon. Motor options include twin Volvo D4 300MHP diesels, a couple of Volkswagen TDI engines, a single Cummins QSD4.2 stern-drive or a pair of Volvo 5.7 GXI petrol engines for top speeds in excess of 40 knots and long-range cruising speeds of 24 knots.