The Galeon 445 HTS is a 45-foot express cruiser yacht with a hard-top that was produced by Polish boat-building company Galeon between the years of 2012 and 2017. One of the first Galeon models ever sold in the United States, this yacht made quite an impact with North American customers, and it is not hard to see why. Designed in collaboration with industry icon Tony Castro, this yacht demonstrates Galeon’s flair for fitting out entry-level boats with super-yacht finishes and amenities. A sleek profile with plenty of dramatic glazing and curved angles hides luxurious lounge areas, a pair of en-suite lower-deck cabins and nifty features such as adaptable sunpads, a tender garage and the latest navigational tech.
A pair of sunpads with headrests out on the foredeck provide a secluded space to enjoy summer sunshine and work on your tan, all safely surrounded by stainless steel guardrails. To the rear, meanwhile, you will find a fully hydraulic bathing platform with a swim ladder, and access to a capacious tender garage at the stern. The garage comes in two sizes depending on your choice of aft-cockpit layout. If you opt for a three-seater modular sundeck to the rear then you will find a larger garage capable of hosting a jet-ski, while if you decide to go with a U-shaped aft-sofa with a pedestal dining table then you will find a still-sizeable transom locker for snorkeling gear and sea-bobs.
A free-flowing connection between aft-cockpit and the internal main-deck sunroom comes thanks to sliding glass doors and retractable side-glazing, while an electronic transparent sunroof above-helm guarantees a breezy atmosphere when fully opened. You will discover a U-shaped sofa with a cocktail table in here, along with a wet-bar station and the main-deck helm controls. The modern dashboard boasts Raymarine electronics, a Volvo EVC monitor, trim-tab controls, a Penta joystick and a leather-clad steering wheel.
Ultra-leather or Alcantara suede furnishings on the air-conditioned lower deck are paired with dark walnut or whitened oak surfaces, glazed ceilings and plenty of natural light for a seductively elegant feel. You will find an open galley down here with Corian counter-tops, a two-zone ceramic hob, a combination oven, a double sink and under-counter fridge-freezer units, sitting conveniently across from a U-shaped dining sofa with a breakfast table. Also to be found on this level are a pair of en-suite staterooms, including a double with a skylight to the bow, and a full-beam owner’s stateroom with a queen-sized bed, knife-insert windows, a loveseat or work-desk and timber-lined cabinets to aft.
The Galeon 445 HTS comes with a pair of 435MHP Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines as standard, with top speeds expected to break the 32-knot barrier. At lower cruising speeds of 8.5 knots, meanwhile, this yacht has an enviable range of around 400 nautical miles, more than enough for extended island-hopping.