On 3 May at The Boat Works, Alexander Marine Australia hosted the official premiere of the Galeon Yachts brand in Australia and New Zealand.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate joined leaders of the business and boating communities, owners, industry colleagues and media to toast the unveiling of the first models of the acclaimed Polish-built motor yachts, which were lit up on the hardstand and provided the perfect backdrop for the evening’s revelry.
The event, themed ‘Shaken Not Stirred’, involved a covetable line-up of prestige Aston Martin and McLaren automobiles, diamond jewellery from Calleija and sensational entertainment – complete with pyrotechnics and stunt bikes leaping across the bow of the Galeon.
Guests were able to step aboard the two Galeon models: the 460 Fly and 510 Skydeck, both packed with award-winning innovations of design and engineering.
These motor yachts are the product of a design partnership with UK-based Tony Castro Design Studio.
They both have the ingenious Galeon ‘Beach Mode’ – sure to turn heads everywhere they moor. These cantilevered fold-out balconies, to port and starboard, extend the usable cockpit space to six metres wide.
At 14.35 metres, the Galeon 460 Fly comprises a spacious flybridge ideal for guests to enjoy the alfresco lifestyle in complete comfort, with generous-sized table and seating, wet bar and sun pads adjacent to the helm, plus a retractable bimini for protection from the elements.
The second, larger model is the Galeon 510 Skydeck, with a length overall of 16.2 metres. This model takes innovation a step further with its combination of a bridge deck with the distinct, sporty look of a hardtop.
Within a few short minutes a spacious open air flybridge area and helm station can be configured, simply and conveniently, without removing and stowing away multiple covers.
Alexander Marine Australia Dealer Principal, Todd Holzapfel introduced guests to Galeon’s 35 year-pedigree and range. “Galeon is known worldwide as a game-changer. In the US, in just three years since its launch in 2016, Galeon is the top selling brand in the competitive 30- to 78-foot segment – which is phenomenal,” he said.
“Galeon motor yachts are totally unique thanks to the design input of internationally-regarded naval architects and a talented design team. You will be amazed by the innovative design features such as aft side fold out balconies and the versatile window systems featured on board each vessel. We’re sure Australian and NZ boaties and newcomers to boating will be just as impressed with the Galeon range as we are!”
Alongside on the hardstand was the new, 40thanniversary, limited edition Ocean Alexander 88 Skylounge, a superyacht with all the hallmarks of the brand in one package.
This model’s four-stateroom and two crew cabin layout suits large families and groups who will enjoy the versatility of multiple interior and exterior leisure zones.
Ideal for the Aussie climate, whether in the winter squalls or the balmy tropics, the large climate-controlled skylounge allows for all-weather entertaining, as it doubles as an extra lounge and dining space with a bird’s eye view.
The OA88 Skylounge has convenient joystick docking and position hold, courtesy of the Glendinning Stationkeeper Position and Heading Hold System technology. It is zero speed stabilised using award-winning Side Power curved fins.
“We are thrilled to be able to show the Ocean Alexander 88 Skylounge to a receptive audience at the upcoming Australian Superyacht Rendezvous at Gold Coast City Marina, 18 and 19 May, followed by their public debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 23 to 26 May,” said Holzapfel.