Galeon Yachts’ new 440 Fly is aimed at cruising families. It joins nine other flybridge models ranging from 41 to 83 feet length overall. This near-46-footer made its North America debut at the Miami International Boat Show earlier this year.
In addition to having room for the family, the 440 Fly is a capable entertaining vessel. Fold-down side decks to port and starboard transform this yacht’s cockpit into a beach club, increasing the 13-foot-8-inch beam by 7 feet. Alfresco activities are further encouraged by a wet bar with a grill, a sink and stowage. An L-shaped settee with a wooden dinette is forward and under the flybridge overhang, protected from the elements.
Sun soakers can gather at the foredeck sun pad that’s sized for at least three people. Or, they can congregate on the flybridge, where there is more seating than in the cockpit and salon combined. An L-shaped settee corrals an elongated wooden dinette for outdoor snacks and meals. The helm station is forward with seating for the skipper and a mate, and there is additional companion seating to port. Between that companion seating and the stairs aft, owners can opt to place a wet bar with a sink, a fridge and a grill.
Inside on the main deck, the salon has a C-shaped settee with a wooden dinette to starboard, across from a two-seat sofa. Abaft the sofa is a hidden 32-inch TV. One step up from this gathering space are the helm station to starboard with side-deck access, and the galley to port with Corian countertops, a two-burner cooktop, a stainless-steel sink, a microwave and a fridge.
Belowdecks accommodations are flexible. Galeon offers a two-stateroom option and a pair of three-stateroom setups. In the two-stateroom configuration, there is a forepeak VIP with a step-up berth and an en suite head to port. The master stateroom is full-beam and amidships. The 440 Fly’s “traditional” three-stateroom layout reduces the size of the full-beam master to make room for a guest stateroom to starboard, and adds a twin-berth guest stateroom to port. In the “standard” three-stateroom setup, a guest stateroom with bunks is located to port, and the head is moved to starboard. This change consumes more of the forepeak VIP space, shifting its berth into an offset position to starboard.
Power for the 440 Fly is twin 440 hp Volvo Penta D6 engines. Galeon says the top speed is 30 knots, and cruising speed is 25 knots—which should be plenty fast to get the whole family feeling the wind in their hair.
- The 440 Fly’s full-beam, amidships master has a queen-size berth.
- Cabinetry throughout the 440 Fly can be ordered in Dark Walnut Matte or Beachwood Matte.
- The 440 Fly’s cockpit’s L-shaped settee can convert to a sun pad.
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