The Galeon 400 Fly is a 40-foot motor yacht with a flybridge that was launched by Polish boat-building firm Galeon in 2020. Galeon Yachts have made a name for themselves in recent years by providing entry-level boats equipped with the sort of innovative features and luxurious amenities normally only seen on much larger vessels, and their 400 Fly demonstrates exactly why. This is one of the smallest yachts around to feature an aft beach-club with extending side balconies, while a spacious flybridge, jagged glazing, a sleek ergonomic profile and ultra-modern finishes give this boat a stylish, contemporary feel.
The teak-lined, open-air flybridge comes with an optional Bimini for all-weather cruising, while there is enough space up here for an L-shaped sofa for up to six surrounding a timber-lined extending table, a mini-bar with a sink and a fridge, a forward loveseat and the upper helm station. One level down and you will find a large sunpad out on the foredeck for up to four guests with marina-facing views, but it is towards the stern where the Galeon 400 Fly really stands out from the crowd. The aft-cockpit is large enough on its own to host an L-shaped transom sofa and a breakfast table but becomes even bigger when combined with a folding bulwark to port that turns into a capacious cocktail terrace. What’s more, only a single step separates the cockpit from the full-beam swimming platform, which has been equipped with a transom barbecue grill, a chopping board, a wet-bar and a sink to transform the rear half of this yacht into an extravagant beach club.
Interiors are no less impressive, with a pair of leather sofas in the salon framed by full-height, curved windows, oak or walnut surfaces and plenty of cabinet space. A few paces forward and you will discover an open galley with white Corian work surfaces, a two-zone induction hob, a Samsung combination oven, under-counter fridge-freezer units and masses of storage. The main deck helm boasts sofa-style seating, a glazed door to the side-deck and a dashboard with Raymarine electronics, thruster and trim tab controls, an optional Penta joystick, VHF radio, power-steering and a digital Volvo engine display panel.
There is sleeping space for up to four overnight guests on the lower-deck, with an en-suite twin scissor berth with side glazing and a skylight to the bow that can be quickly turned into a double room. Located amidship there is a double master stateroom benefiting from knife-insert windows, a loveseat, hanging lockers, space for a desk and an en-suite with a generously proportioned shower cubicle.
A range of propulsion options power the Galeon 400 Fly, with buyers able to choose between IPS pod-drives, shaft-drives or stern-drives, attached to a pair of 440MHP Volvo D6 engines with top speeds of around 32 knots. A Tony Castro-designed resin-infused hull offers plenty of bounce at higher speeds and helps to deliver excellent fuel-efficiency at cruising speeds of around 22 knots.