The Galeon 440 Fly is a 44-foot sports cruiser yacht with a flybridge that was produced by Polish boat-building company Galeon between the years of 2006 and 2014. Galeon brought in naval architect and industry icon Tony Castro to design this yacht, and the vessel features his signature sleek profile, curved super-structure, cresting wave windows and sagacious use of internal space. Details are hand-finished by the Galeon team, and the low-slung flybridge and powerful engines round out this yacht’s appeal as the ultimate mid-sized weekend cruiser: no surprise, then, that it continues to be a popular option to this day on the used and charter markets.
Up on the flybridge you will find a curved, J-shaped sofa surrounding a breakfast table, a rear wet-bar station with a sink and a drinks cooler, as well as a forward sunpad-cocoon with an Ibiza-lounge feel. The starboard helm station, protected from spray by a Venturi-style windscreen, comes fitted with everything needed to command your vessel from an elevated position, and benefits from superb visibility across the bow. Down on the foredeck you will find a double sunpad ideal for hours spent soaking up the summer rays, while to the stern there is a full-beam, teak-lined hydraulic bathing platform that is sturdy enough to host a modern jet-rib. The platform connects to the aft cockpit via a transom gate, and this sheltered space hosts a transom sofa where you can enjoy many an afternoon aperitif in the shade.
A symphony of glazed mahogany and plush leather awaits as you enter into the salon through a rear set of tinted, sliding glass doors. A loveseat to port is joined by a large, U-shaped sofa hugging a timber-lined coffee table. Curved cabinets, stainless steel fixtures, recessed lighting and waist-height electric switches highlight the level of thought that has gone into making this space both comfortable and user-friendly, while an on-deck galley with Corian work surfaces, a combination oven, a two-zone hob, a double-sink and hidden fridge-freezer compartments allows for convenient food prep. The main deck helm comes with Raymarine or Garmin electronics, trim tab and bow thruster controls, power-steering and VHF radio.
On the lower deck there are three spacious cabins for up to six overnight guests, including a pair of aft twin rooms, while a lower head with a circular shower cubicle sits to starboard. Towards the bow there is an en-suite master stateroom with a skylight, a double bed, a twin armchair, a timber-lined hanging closet and plenty of hidden storage.
This yacht comes with either twin Volvo D9 575MHP shaft-drives or a pair of Volvo TAMD75P 480MHP 6-cylinder diesels installed for top speeds of around 31 knots and consistent cruising of 24 knots. At the more leisurely pace of 11 knots, meanwhile, you can expect a horizon-busting range of over 350 miles, more than enough for ambitious island-hopping across the Caribbean.