The Galeon 325 Open is a 33-foot sports cruiser yacht with an open cockpit that was produced at Galeon’s Gdansk, Poland shipyard between the years of 2008 and 2017. Designed in collaboration with renowned naval architect Tony Castro, the 325 Open was one of the first Galeon models to demonstrate what has now become the firm’s signature style: sleek modern lines and a superyacht standard finish on an entry-level boat. Though limited in size, there is plenty of outdoor deck space on this yacht, while two lower deck cabins allow this speedy and sporty vessel to transcend its dayboat dimensions to become a genuine option for weekend cruising.
Galeon’s ingenious use of space means that just about every square-inch of deck can be used for entertaining and relaxation. Out on the foredeck, for example, you will find a fitted double sunpad with marina-facing views, while to the stern there is a full-beam bathing platform from where you can wet your toes or head off on warm-water swimming. Extending out towards the stern there is a rear sunpad that connects to a U-shaped lounge sofa with an extending cocktail table that can be used as a setting for lavish meals. With just a radar arch overhead you will always be blessed with sunshine while cruising in this vessel, and a cocoon-style daybed located at the front of the cockpit provides a great place to work on your tan while checking on the progress of your captain, who will sit directly across from you at the starboard helm station. The helm features the latest Raymarine electronics, trim tab controls, an optional docking joystick and power-assisted steering, all intuitively placed for high-speed voyaging. Also to be found on the main-deck level is a wet-bar station with an ice-chipper, a Kenyon grill, a sink and chilled drinks storage, ensuring that you do not need to venture downstairs to keep your guests refreshed.
A glazed companionway door leads to the lower level, where your choice of oak, wengewood, walnut or mahogany can be paired with diamond-stitched suede or leather for a sedate feel. An open galley with Corian countertops, a two-zone hob, a microwave and under-counter fridge-freezer units sits across from a U-shaped dining sofa and table, while a starboard door leads to the yacht’s main head with an open shower fixture. There is room for up to four overnight guests to enjoy peaceful slumber aboard the Galeon 325 Open, across an aft double bedroom with plenty of storage and a double cabin by the bow with a skylight and a hanging locker.
A vacuum-infused deep-V hull with a 21-degree deadrise proves both lightweight and nimble as it glides across the waves, while an arrowhead bow ensures plenty of bounce as you accelerate away from the competition. You can choose from a range of motors to power the Galeon 325 Open, including twin Volvo D4 300MHP diesels, a pair of Volvo 5.7 GXI petrol engines, two Volkswagen TDI 265MHP motors or a single Cummins QSD4.2 stern drive. Should you go with the top of the range options then you can expect full-throttle speeds to break the 40-knot barrier, while even standard engines should deliver top speeds of around 38 knots. At cruising speeds of 24 knots, meanwhile, the yacht has a range of around 300 nautical miles, far beyond anything rival boats in this class tend to offer.