Galeon launches 450 HTC cruiser
The Polish builder extends its hard top coupe line with the 450 HTC, which features a full-beam hydraulic platform, drop-down sides, two retractable roofs and two or three cabins.
Galeon, whose dealers in Asia include Asiamarine, has launched the 450 HTC sports cruiser, which is set to premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 25-29 through MarineMax, the Polish builder’s US distributor. The yacht has an overall length of 45ft 9in (14m), a beam of 13ft 8in (4.2m) and a draft of 4ft 3in (1.3m).
Bob Burke, Galeon’s Brand Manager for the Americas, said: “We’re ecstatic for the highly anticipated launch of the Galeon 450 HTC. Working in collaboration with designer Tony Castro, we’ve once again shattered conventions with this exhilarating and innovative new model.
“Building upon the success of the 410 HTC, the 450 HTC represents the pinnacle of our design expertise, a true testament to the fusion of customer feedback and our commitment to continuous innovation.”
Transformer features include a hydraulic full-beam aft platform that can be lowered into the water while remaining accessible by integrated starboard steps, while the platform can also be used for sunbathing or for the chef to cook at the flip-up, stern-facing grill aft of the cockpit.
The cockpit is covered by a retractable sunroof and features an L-shaped sofa to starboard and fold-down bulwarks on both sides, which expand the yacht’s beam by 7ft to 20ft 8in (6.35m). Accessed by two side decks, the foredeck offers an integrated sun pad with a fold-up backrest and small convertible sofa forward.
Inside, the saloon includes storage and a fixed sofa to port and a C-shaped dinette to starboard, where the aft backrest can fold forward to allow guests to face the cockpit when the sliding doors are open.
Forward and up two steps are the galley to port and bench-seat helm station with a door to the starboard side deck, while the sunroof can slide aft to create an open-air atmosphere. Below is an en-suite cabin in the bow with scissor berths, while midships is either a full-beam master suite or two guest cabins sharing a day head to port. A third option is a full-beam master, VIP in the bow and a bunk cabin to port.
“This remarkable vessel can be configured as a two or three cabin version, boasting our ever-popular Beach Mode innovation, a summer kitchen, retractable cockpit shade, sunroof over the lower helm, and a helm door, all while carrying the sporty yacht profile of a much larger cruiser,” Burke said.
“At Galeon, we continue to set new benchmarks in our size category with fresh and exciting models each year, and the 450 HTC is no exception.”
In February this year, Galeon staged the global debuts of the 440 Fly and 560 Fly at the Miami International Boat Show, while new models launched last year included the 375 GTO and flagship 800 Fly. Galeon’s ranges comprise GTO (grand touring outboards), HTS (hard top sedan), HTC (hard top coupe), Sky (skydeck) and Fly (flybridge).