by Dom Wiseman

One of Poland’s largest motor yacht builders, Galeon Motor Yachts, will make their Australian debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) in May this year. The Polish builder will introduce two models from their range, including the Galeon 460 Fly and 510 Skydeck.

Whilst Galeon Motor Yachts might be new to the Australian market, the brand has been successfully building vessels since 1982, with an output of 100 vessels a year. Originally operating from a small facility in Straszyn, outside the city of Gdansk, Poland, Galeon Motor Yachts previously made sailboats for big brands Beneteau and Jeanneau.

While two models will be on display for their Australian debut, the range includes a variety of models from 30 to 78 feet. At the Cannes Yachting Festival last year, the Galeon 640 Fly was announced as the ‘Most Innovative Yacht’ in the 60-80 feet category, while the 640 Fly and 650 Skydeck models also took out the top prize in the ‘Innovative Onboard Design Solution’ category at the Boat Builder Awards during last year’s METSTRADE show, awarded for their “brilliantly social layouts with opening forward doors”.

“We are looking forward to introducing the Galeon 460 Fly and 510 Skydeck models to the Australian and NZ market this season,” said Todd Holzapfel, Alexander Marine Australia dealer principal. “People will be amazed by the Australian-first innovative design features such as aft side fold out balconies and the glazing systems as featured on board each vessel.

GALEON 460

“Galeon motor yachts are totally unique thanks to the design input of internationally-regarded naval architects and a talented design team. Galeon consists of over 1,400 skilled people who pride themselves on impeccable craftsmanship at every stage of production.

“We’re sure the Australian and NZ boating public will be just as impressed with Galeon range as we are when these first new models arrive on our shores.”

Alexander Marine Australia will introduce the brand locally, who are part of the global Alexander Marine group.