The Galeon 420 Fly offers a huge amount of customisation - including the choice between shafts, sterndrives and IPS pods - solid build quality and a keen price, we put it to the test in Southampton
Galeon has an incredibly liberal approach to the amount of personalisation available to the customer even on a boat of this size.
To give you an idea you can have two or three cabins, eight different types of interior wood, a dizzying array of upholstery and fabrics, four different engine options and the choice between shafts, sterndrives or IPS pod drives.
I challenge you to find another production boat in this market with that amount of choice.
Our test boat had quite a traditional set up with a pair of Volvo Penta’s D6 435hp motors on shafts, delivering a top speed of just over 30 knots.
Though not the most exciting drivetrain on offer, the shafts offer a good balance between sweet handling and that familiar solidity that so many people like about this method of propulsion.
And though the one-piece windscreen is great, the large mullions either side needed to provide support obstruct the view either side quite badly.