The Galeon 405 HTS is a 44-foot sportscruiser yacht that was launched by Poland-based boat-building firm Galeon in 2018. This vessel bears the same ultra-modern profile and effortlessly contemporary interiors we have come to expect from Galeon’s third-generation of stylish motor boats, with sharp curves, expansive glazing and hand-finished furnishings very much in evidence. Yet this adaptable yacht offers an extra sporty appeal in the form of a huge swimming platform and a 9-foot transom garage, making it the perfect choice for those who enjoy a more active cruising weekend.
A triple sunpad out on the foredeck comes with comfortable headrests, allowing guests to soak up the sun for hours on end out on this secluded, marina-facing space. At the stern, meanwhile, you will discover a full-beam, teak-lined bathing platform almost four-feet in length, a freshwater shower outlet and an elevated rear loveseat that hides a spacious transom garage capable of hosting today’s modern water tenders. The main deck cockpit, lined in durable Permateek, remains open at the rear for an unbeatable connection to the ocean’s briny waters, while dolphin-fin side glazing and a retractable electronic sunroof provide plenty of natural sunshine. To the rear there is a U-shaped dining sofa in Alcantara suede surrounding an extending dining table, across from a Corian-topped wet-bar station with a two-zone induction hob, a fridge and a sink. At the front of the cockpit there is a comfortable chaise-longue and twin helm seats facing the racing-style dashboard. The helm comes with GPS, autopilot, a chart-plotter and radar from Raymarine, along with a joystick, trim-tab and bow thruster controls and a roadster-style steering wheel. Your driving experience is left wanting for nothing on Galeon Yachts.
The lower-deck hosts an oak or walnut-lined dining lounge with a large U-shaped sofa for up to six guests surrounding a breakfast table, across from an open galley with Corian surfaces, a two-zone hob, a combination oven and plenty of chilled storage. Thankfully both the double cabins down here come with en-suite facilities with showers, so that guests are not constantly battling for access to a single-day head. A twin or double cabin located amidship comes with panoramic hull windows, a single-seater chair and a hanging closet, while the master stateroom by the bow features a double island bed, hidden storage, knife-insert windows and a large, timber-lined locker.
You can expect top speeds breaking the 35-knot barrier when pushing the Galeon 405 HTS to its limits, thanks to a pair of Volvo Penta D6 370 SDJ stern-drive diesel engines. At lower cruising speeds of around 22 knots the yacht has a range of around 233 nautical miles, more than enough for active weekend cruising across both inland and offshore bodies of water. The resin-infused fiberglass hull has been designed by industry legend Tony Castro to ensure that this vessel is superbly agile and well-balanced on the turn, not to mention remarkably fuel-efficient.