The Galeon 640 Fly is a 68-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge that was launched by Polish yacht-building firm Galeon in 2018. Designed as a collaborative effort with renowned naval stylist Tony Castro, the 640 Fly has become one of Galeon’s most successful and iconic vessels, offering the same high-quality build, inventive use of space and sleek, modern style as the firm’s earlier yachts but on a larger scale. The perfect option for families who enjoy extended cruising and partygoers alike, the 640 Fly boasts fold-out cocktail terraces, an adaptable aft-cockpit, masses of geometric glazing, and one of the larger flybridges seen on a boat in this class. This highly-decorated yacht has been garlanded with numerous awards since its much feted launch, winning the title for “Most Innovative Yacht” at the prestigious World Yacht Trophies held in Cannes, bagging the award for “Best Flybridge over 60 ft” at the 2019 Motor Boat Awards held in London, and justly securing the prize for most “Innovative On-Board Design Solution” at the 2018 Boat Builder Awards.
The teak-lined flybridge on the 640 Fly comes with a hard-top offering partial shade, and is large enough to host a rear hook-shaped sofa for up to 12 guests, a dining booth with a pair of loveseats and a walk-in wet-bar with Corian surfaces, chilled storage, an ice-chipper, a Kenyon grill and a pair of bar stools. At the front of the bridge and safely protected from spray thanks to a Venturi-style windscreen there are a pair of forward-facing sofas, one facing the upper helm, along with a full-beam forward sunpad-lounge with a casbah-like feel. Sun worshippers will also love the foredeck bowrider lounge one level down, where four plush sofas can be connected together to turn into one sprawling daybed with room for up to half-a-dozen to work on their tan, a feature often found on Galeon Yachts.
The aft-beach club is one of the most remarkable spaces ever seen on a yacht of this size. Two fold-out bulwarks can be transformed into a pair of cocktail terraces, widening the useable beam back here to an incredible 23-feet. The balconies are paired with sliding windows built into the cockpit superstructure, connecting one side to the galley for a bar-like atmosphere, and another to an extending sofa. Discerning buyers can choose between two aft-cockpit layouts depending on whether you go with a larger or more compact tender garage. Should you choose the larger garage option then you can expect a wrap-around transom sofa surrounding a breakfast table, though if you opt for more limited tender space then you will find a rotating sofa back here that can be turned into a daybed. Side steps lead down to a full-beam, hydraulic bathing platform capable of storing and lifting modern water-toys that has been fitted with a swim ladder and a fresh-water shower outlet.
Of course, one cannot spend an entire voyage outside, and should weather force you inside the main deck cockpit then you will be greeted with a sedate and ultra-modern space with Walnut, Oak, Lati Grey or Glossy Caravaggio-lined surfaces, diamond-stitched suede or leather furnishings, accents in stainless steel and marble and recessed lighting in a variety of ornate patterns. A country-kitchen aft-galley hosts all the latest modern conveniences needed to prepare decadent tasting menus, such as a hob, a combination oven, a wine cooler, under-counter refrigeration and more, while a loveseat or bar directly opposite offers a sophisticated space to enjoy aperitifs. Further forward there is a spacious salon with a U-shaped sofa plucked straight from the penthouse of a Manhattan billionaire, where up to eight guests can socialize in elegant comfort. At the front of the cockpit there is a daybed and the main helm station, where Raymarine electronics with touch-screen panels, Side Power thruster controls, Humphree trim tabs, Volvo Vessel View, SeaStar power-steering, a Penta joystick and VHF radio provide everything needed for confident piloting.
Lower-deck layouts are subject to customization, with sleeping space for up to eight overnight guests at maximum capacity. A more popular scheme, however, has seen some owners go with a three-stateroom layout, each bedroom boasting full-beam dimensions, plenty of storage space, queen-sized beds, full-height closets, desk space and side sofas, not to mention dramatic hull glazing and a skylight by the bow.
You could be forgiven for assuming that the Galeon 640 Fly was nothing more than a mere floating palace, but the engineers at Galeon have ensured that this is a true high-performance vehicle. Top speeds of around 33 knots come courtesy of a pair of 1000MHP Volvo Penta D13 shaft-drive engines or upgraded MAN 1200MHP diesels, while at a slower pace of 9 knots you can expect a range of almost 600 nautical miles.