The 335 HTS is a 32-foot third-generation sports cruiser with a hard-top that was launched by Polish boat-building company Galeon Yachts in 2019. Designed in collaboration with industry icon Tony Castro, the 335 HTS won the title for “Sportscruiser of the Year up to 40 feet” at the 2020 Motor Boat Awards and it is easy to see why. An uncompromisingly modern profile with a curved superstructure and knife-insert windows across the hull-sides is paired with hand-finished interiors and powerful Penta engines for a super-yacht feel at a fraction of the price.
Though compact in size the Galeon 335 HTS is a masterclass in how to get the most out of your limited dimensions. A double sunpad out on the foredeck is matched by a two-seater sunpad with a headrest to the stern, which, along with a starboard-side chaise longue, offers an open, beach-club feel to aft. A single step down leads to the teak-lined, full-beam bathing platform, from where you will enjoy many a warm-water swimming or snorkeling jaunt. Should you wish to arrange the layout back here then all the sunpad panels are easily removable, and can be turned into one single, full-beam sunlounge area should the weather permit it.
The main deck cockpit remains open at the rear for an unbeatable connection to the elements, while cresting-wave side windows and a retractable electronic sunroof allow for masses of sunlight to stream in. The salon features booth-style seating around a dining table, a wet-bar console with a Kenyon grill and fridge storage, as well as a cocoon-style forward daybed alongside the comfortable leather helm seat. The helm on this model features Raymarine electronics, a bow thruster, Bennett trim tab controls, VHF radio, a Penta joystick and plenty of display gauges to promote safe and confident piloting.
Internal spaces on this boat are the work of naval stylist Enrico Gobbi, who has lent his deft hand to a lower-deck salon lined in whitened oak, pale oak or dark walnut. A dinette lounge with an L-shaped sofa and an extending breakfast table sits directly across from a mini-galley with sparkling Corian countertops, a two-zone hob, a microwave oven and a large stainless-steel sink, while glazed ceilings flood this space with plenty of natural light. Located amidship there is a double aft-cabin with knife-insert windows, a loveseat and hanging lockers, while nestled up by the bow there is a snug double cabin with a skylight and tapered side glazing. Also, to be found down here is the yacht’s main head, a Corian-lined space with mirrored lockers, a glass-enclosed shower cubicle, a porcelain sink and a toilet.
The Galeon 335 HTS is the perfect size for showing off your sporty flair at high speeds, and a pair of 260MHP Volvo Penta D4 diesel sterndrive engines provide full-throttle maximum speeds of around 30 knots. Consistent cruising of between 22 and 25 knots should keep you well ahead of the pack as you traverse the seas, while the Tony Castro hull proves both agile and balanced on the turn.