The new Galeon 500 Fly has been designed by Tony Castro and will be launched later this year, the Polish manufacturer has announced

Polish boat manufacturer Galeon Yachts has revealed the first renderings of its upcoming new arrival, the Galeon 500 Fly.

Designed by renowned naval architect Tony Castro, the new flybridge model will be on the water before the end of the year, the firm added.

Key features include the fold-down side balconies – first seen on the Galeon 510 Skydeck, which we reported on last month.

Engines will come in a choice of Z-drives or pods, thus freeing up more interior space for accommodation.

Galeon will also be offering the 500 Fly with a rotating bench seat in the saloon, which can face inwards or turn 180 degrees to overlook the bathing platform.

Galeon 500 Fly - rotating benchThose looking for the traditional crew quarters in the aft will have forgo without this neat feature, however.

Moving further forward, the bow sunpad can be converted into a spacious seating area.

Meanwhile the flybridge includes a cantilevered backrest, allowing the C-shaped seating area to be converted into a navigator’s bench.

Prices, interior layouts and launch dates are yet to be confirmed, but to take a closer look at this radical cockpit layout of the Galeon 500 Fly, click on the slideshow above.