26 September 19
The Galeon 680 FLY took out the 2019 World Yachts Trophy for exterior design in the 64-80 feet category during the Cannes Yachting Festival, 8 to 13 September.
Against stiff competition from the world’s premium yacht designers, Galeon held aloft the coveted ‘Y’ shaped accolade, adding yet one more to the trophy cabinet at its headquarters in Poland.
“We are extremely pleased and proud to accept this honour for our brilliant new Galeon 680 FLY,” said Managing Director of Galeon Boats, Grzegorz ‘Greg’ Tuszyński.
“Every Galeon yacht is a piece of handcrafted excellence. Over 30 years of experience and a commitment to quality has led to spectacular growth and satisfied customers around the world.”
After just three years in the US, Galeon is ranked number one in imported vessels in the highly competitive 40 to 70ft segment.
Positioned as the largest flybridge in its class, the 680 FLY has joined the fleet of the fourth generation of Galeon models and introduces some exciting new features to the segment. With a lightweight construction taking advantage of carbon technologies, its powerful, yet elegant frame oﬀers exceptional performance and great handling.
The Galeon 680 FLY is a combination of a classic hull with the new “Floating Design” interior and additional innovations added. The interior’s “Floating Design” concept is a direct nod towards waves, with its rounded, wavy combination of mat and glossy woodwork.
On board the 680 FLY, passengers will ﬁnd incredible volume, a bright and welcoming interior and a highly customisable, luxurious ﬁnish. A saloon with four power panoramic windows, wide cockpit doors, a sunroof, and a skipper’s exit all combine in a large social space the invites the outside in and allows guests optimal connection with the water.
The new 680 FLY boasts “Smart Layout” with a bar and recreation space for 12 guests. The bow area is oﬀered in two diﬀerent layouts: with an assortment of multifunctional sofas and tables or a classic sundeck with a large sofa.
“Galeon has enjoyed great success each year in Cannes, winning awards for innovation and design,” said Todd Holzapfel, Director of Alexander Marine Australia, exclusive distributor for Galeon Yachts in Australia and New Zealand.
“We are proud to represent Galeon in Australia and New Zealand and are seeing the companies cutting-edge design is being appreciated downunder.”
Alexander Marine Australia recently sold the first Galeon Yachts 510 Skydeck following the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The owners, who named their boat “Papillon” (French for butterfly) in honour of her fold out aft-side balconies, is now cruising Gold Coast waters.
The highly-acclaimed Galeon 640 FLY is the largest Galeon yacht to arrive in Australia, and will do so in 2020..
In 2018, the Galeon 640 FLY was awarded the World Yacht Trophy for ‘Most Innovative Yacht’ in the 60-80 feet category.
Hailed as a game-changer in its class, the 640 FLY offers unique solutions in layout and space distribution which earn its name “the transformer”.
The aft cockpit dining area has capacity for eight people, with an entertainment system that includes a 40-inch TV concealed in the kitchen top, all while protected from the elements by the electric aft sunshade. The hydraulic swim platform is ideal for water toys and tenders, and provides convenient access to a large cabin below.
“The Galeon 640 FLY is innovation on a big scale and will impress Australian and Kiwi boaties, who are coming to enjoy the Galeon brand” stated Todd. “There’s nothing like it in the 20-metre class. You get so much value with Galeon Yachts and the 640 FLY is testament to that.”