The Galeon 530 Fly is a 53-foot sports cruiser yacht with a flybridge that was produced by the Polish yacht-building company Galeon Boats between the years of 2007 and 2014. Sharing the same, Tony Castro-designed hull and layout as its sister vessel the 530 HT, this family-sized cruiser exchanges the glazed hard-top for an extended flybridge ideal for warm weather voyages. A super-sharp profile with finely angled glazing contrasts with the interior’s softer, curved lounge spaces, while powerful Penta engines and modern instrumentation continue to make this a popular option on the used and charter markets to this day.
Bound to be the social heart of this yacht, the flybridge impresses with a U-shaped sofa and a breakfast table to the rear, a wet-bar station with a drinks fridge, a sink and a barbecue grill, and a full-beam sunpad at the front for up to half a dozen sunbathers. Owner-operators do not need to miss out on the fun, with a starboard side helm station up here boasting two piloting chairs and Raymarine electronics and benefiting from a wrap-around Venturi windscreen to protect from spray. One level down and you will discover another sunpad out on the foredeck, a teak-lined bathing platform to the stern and a sheltered aft-cockpit with an L-shaped transom sofa lined in durable Ultra-leather.
There is barely a right angle in sight when you enter into this yacht’s main-deck salon, where veneered walnut or glossy mahogany contrast with plush leather or suede furnishings and accents. A loveseat and a U-shaped sofa to aft surround an extending cocktail table to create the ideal space for aperitifs and late-night cocktails, while ahead of this there is a J-shaped galley. The galley features granite-effect work surfaces, a four-zone Miele hob, Vitrifrigo fridge-freezer units, a combination oven and a stainless-steel sink. At the front of the cockpit there is a forward lounge with a dining sofa, as well as a main deck helm station with Raymarine monitors, Side power bow and stern thruster controls, VHF radio, compasses galore and power-assisted steering. Though lacking the glazed roof of its sister vessel, the 530 Fly never feels cramped or dark thanks to shark-fin side windows and a dramatic sloping windscreen window with gin-clear visibility.
There is room for up to six overnight guests on the lower deck, across a port-side twin bunk berth, an en-suite double stateroom with a skylight, a side chair, a double bed and hanging locker to the bow, and a master stateroom to aft. The full-beam master suite boasts a queen-sized island bed, a work desk, an armchair, a timber-lined closet and a bathroom clad in Corian with a circular shower cubicle. To the rear of the boat, meanwhile, you will find a crew quarters for two with its own head, accessed via a transom door.
A pair of powerful Volvo Penta D12-800 inboard engines offer top speeds of around 33 knots with consistent cruising speeds clocking in at approximately 28 knots at half-load. A fuel capacity of 2,200 liters of diesel will last you long enough for extended cruising breaks to the high-class marinas of your choice with plenty left in reserve.