MarineMax announced Tuesday that they are partnering with Galeon Yachts to introduce the brand to the U.S. market and become the exclusive Galeon Yachts representative throughout the Americas.
Galeon has been manufacturing yachts for more than 30-years and is recognized throughout Europe and around the world for their commitment to innovative designs and exceptional craftsmanship.
“We were determined to find a brand that could successfully compete with the more affordable pleasure yachts that recently began being imported in the market. After extensive research and the recommendation of our friends at Volvo Penta, we discovered Galeon Yachts and their many satisfied customers,” said Chuck Cashman, MarineMax executive vice president of sales, marketing and manufacturer relations. “After visiting the factory and seeing the models first hand, we were also very impressed by the innovative designs from top naval architects such as the UK’s Tony Castro and the exceptional quality of the build.”
MarineMax will carry 10 Galeon models from 38 to 66 feet including the Galeon 500 Fly which won the 2015 IBI Boat Builders “Innovative On-Board Solution” category. The 500 Fly won the award for its significant feat of designing and producing unique fold-down sides that create a large open aft deck. In addition, the aft bench revolves around 180-degrees to allow for the option of forward facing or stern facing seating.
“Galeon combines old-world craftsmanship with the latest boat building technologies. The results are, that every detail on a Galeon Yacht is painstakingly built to the highest standards by experts in their respective fields,” said Cashman. “With exceptional exterior and interior options, customers can have their boat tailored specifically to where and how they boat, making each Galeon Yacht as individual as its owner.”