The Galeon 680 Fly is a 72-foot luxury motor yacht with a flybridge that was launched by Polish yacht-building company Galeon in 2019. One of the largest vessels in the Galeon fleet, the 680 Fly is a fourth-generation yacht with striking modern interiors, masses of outdoor entertaining space, a lightweight carbon-fiber body and more glazing than the Crystal Palace. This Galeon won the prize for “Best Exterior Design” at the 2019 World Yacht Trophies held in Cannes, and its shimmering, Tony Castro-designed looks are more than matched by immense seaworthiness and the ability for high-performance cruising.
A sculpted hard top with a retractable sunroof sitting above the flybridge offers a superb blend of shade and sunshine for those entertaining up here. Guests can choose to relax on the full-beam, four-panel forward sunbed, read a book while propped up by cushions on the port-side leather sofa, or enjoy drinks and nibbles at the huge rear C-shaped sofa, where up to 10 guests can socialise around an extending timber table. Thankfully, no-one has to head back downstairs to keep the party fully stocked, as a walk-in wet-bar with Corian surfaces, a Kenyon grill, an ice-chipper, chilled storage and a sink can also be found up here. Nor do enthusiastic owner-operators need to miss out on the fun, as a comprehensive set of upper helm controls with excellent visibility occupies an elevated starboard position on the bridge.
The party continues one level down, where an adaptable foredeck lounge hosts a Portuguese Bridge-style sofa and a modular sunpad space that can be turned into a set of power sofas. Towards the stern, meanwhile, you will discover a full-beam, double-length, teak-lined swimming platform capable of hosting modern water toys, and side steps up to a spacious transom sofa hugging a breakfast table.
The oak or walnut-lined internal salon has to be one of the breeziest and most open spaces ever seen on a yacht of this class. Not only does it feature the ubiquitous sliding glass doors to the rear, it also boasts four retractable glass windows, panoramic glazing, an electronic above-helm sunroof and a skipper’s door, to give this space the elemental feel of a dayboat, albeit at much bigger dimensions. An aft-galley upon entry boasts marbled Corian work surfaces, an induction hob and combination oven, under-counter fridge-freezer units and more, and is paired with a bar-style lounge to starboard. Moving further inside you will discover a vast U-shaped partying sofa across from a smaller U-shaped dining sofa, while at the front of the cockpit there is the main helm station. This impressively modern helm features bow and stern thruster controls, Humphree trim tabs, twin Raymarine touch-screen panels, Boening engine monitors, CCTV camera displays, Ray91 VHF radio and power-assisted steering.
There is room for up to eight overnight guests on the lower-deck, and rooms down here feature some of the largest hull windows ever brought to market. To the bow there is an en-suite VIP double stateroom that is joined by a pair of twin cabins, one with an en-suite bathroom, while located amidship you will find the full-beam owner’s suite. This cabin hosts a king-sized island bed, a side sofa, a work desk, a dressing room, full-height closets, private staircase access and a stunning waterfall shower cubicle lined in marble or granite.
Top speeds of 30 knots come thanks to twin 1200MHP Volvo Penta D13 diesel engines, with cruising speeds expected to hit the mid-20 knot range. Should you wish to take things a little slower and cruise at 20 knots then you will enjoy a range of 271 nautical miles, more than enough for extended cruising across the Caribbean.