The Galeon 385 HTS is a 44-foot hardtop express cruiser yacht produced by Polish boat-building company Galeon between the years of 2010 and 2020. One of the smallest yachts in the Galeon fleet upon launch, these entry-level sports boat more than makes up for its limited size through superb handling, incredible power, masses of hand-crafted lounge space and a chic, modern styling. Designed in collaboration with renowned naval architect Tony Castro, the Galeon 385 HTS was nominated for “Boat of the Year” in its class at the 2011 Dusseldorf Boat Show, and became a decade-long best-seller around the world.
There are two outdoor lounge spaces aboard this yacht, with a pair of curved sunpads out on the foredeck offering a comfortable place to enjoy sun-drenched afternoons working on that tan. To the rear, meanwhile, there is an open aft-cockpit with a U-shaped transom sofa and a transom gate with side steps leading down to a teak-lined full-beam, hydraulic swimming platform. Down on the platform level you will also find a capacious tender garage that, amazingly for a yacht of this size, can host a 9-foot water tender.
This yacht’s internal cockpit remains open at the rear for an unbeatable connection to the elements, while tall, shark-fin windows to the sides and a glazed retractable sunroof provide ample natural light, staple characteristics of Galeon Boats. The cockpit features a port-side chaise-longue, a starboard wet-bar console with a Kenyon grill, an optional ice-chipper and chilled storage and helm seating for up to two. The racing-style helm features Raymarine display screens, trim tab controls, a Penta joystick, VHF radio and a roadster-inspired steering wheel for confident piloting even at higher speeds.
Across the lower deck there is room for up to four overnight guests across a double stateroom to the bow with a skylight and an amidship cabin with a pair of twins. There is also room down here for a bathroom with a shower, and an open galley with a dinette lounge. This walnut-lined space boasts stainless steel accents, inlaid maple highlights, plush Alcantara suede furnishings, refined carpeting, smoked plexiglass ceiling panels and precision-molded fiberglass curves for an effortlessly sedate feel. The galley has marble-effect Corian work surfaces, an Isotherm fridge, a two-zone ceramic hob, a combination microwave and everything required to keep you going on extended weekend cruises, while the lounge boasts an L-shaped sofa surrounding a Hi-Lo breakfast or coffee table.
A deep-V hull with a 16-degree transom deadrise helps to deliver a comfortable, balanced and efficient ride even in rougher seas, while a pair of 370MHP Volvo Penta D6 diesel engines offer top speeds of around 36 knots. At optimal cruising speeds of 26 knots, meanwhile, you can expect a range of over 200 nautical miles, more than enough for island-hopping to the premier destinations of your choice.