The Galeon 425 HTS is a 44-foot express cruiser yacht that was launched by Polish boat-building firm Galeon in 2019. Marketed as an all-weather, family-sized weekend cruiser, the 425 HTS features a curved carbon-fiber hard-top, a sharp bow entry and the sort of luxury finishes, such as knife-insert windows, plush sunpads and hand-crafted interiors, that you would usually only find aboard a much larger vessel. Designed in collaboration with renowned naval architect Tony Castro, the Galeon 425 HTS is the ideal yacht for those looking to upgrade from entry-level day boats to something a little larger.
A pair of curved sunpads out on the foredeck provide a superb place to relax for hours on end in the summer sunshine, while at the stern an extending double sunpad keeps you closer to the action. Back here you will find side steps leading down to a full-beam, teak-lined swimming platform with a bathing ladder, as well as an aft-cockpit with a dining table surrounded by a transom sofa and a diamond-stitched loveseat.
A glazed door and a retractable window directly connect the aft deck to the internal salon, where surfaces in glossy walnut, grey beechwood or marbled oak contrast with beige or white furnishings clad in Alcantara suede or leather for a sedate and sophisticated feel. High, cresting wave windows and a glazed or carbon-fiber-lined retractable sunroof, meanwhile, allow the sun to illuminate the starboard side L-shaped sofa, and highlight the fine finish of the port-side, Corian-topped wet-bar with a Kenyon grill. At the front of the cockpit there is a helm station featuring a next-generation Raymarine electronics package, a Zipwake trim-tab system, single-lever throttles, thruster controls, a Penta joystick, Ray 91 VHF radio and hydraulic steering.
A lower-deck lobby benefits from a central atrium that floods it with natural light, and you will find an open galley with a two-zone hob, a combination oven and Isotherm fridge-freezer units down here. Across from this there is space for a dining sofa and table, though some owners choose to exchange this for a twin cabin, bringing the total overnight occupancy up to six guests. Nestled up by the bow there is an en-suite double stateroom with hanging lockers and a five-foot skylight, while to aft there is a full-beam owner’s stateroom with a queen-sized island bed, trapezoidal windows, a side sofa or a work desk, full-height closets and a bathroom with a Formica-lined shower cubicle.
Engine options on this model include a pair of Volvo Penta IPS 500 pod-drives or Mercury Mercruiser 6.2 MPI DTS stern-drive diesels for top speeds touching the 33-knot mark and cruising speeds in the mid-20 knot range. Should you choose to trundle along at the more leisurely pace of 7 knots you can expect a range of around 690 nautical miles, thanks to a fuel tank holding 251 US gallons of juice.