The Wilson family discovers a cure for the common boat, the Galeon 385 HTS.
When not Journeying with Jeff’s father, the young Wilson family loved exploring the many bays and coves around their home on the Chesapeake in Annapolis, Maryland on their 30-foot Sea Ray Sundeck.
Sally and Jeff had conceived a 10-year plan to purchase a larger yacht that they could travel with their own family. However, an untimely loss of Jeff’s father accelerated their plans. In August, MarineMax Baltimore held a private luxury yacht expo event and Sally and Jeff registered. They did their due-diligence beforehand and had decided they would sea-trial the new Sea Ray 400 Sundancer and the Azimut 42.
“After exchanging our names and several niceties, Ron seemed to know all the right questions,” said Sally. “Ron asked about how we boat now and how we envision our boating life on a larger yacht that we could overnight on. He asked about features we would like to have and those that we would need.”
After learning about the Wilson’s boating lifestyle and what they wanted from a new yacht, Ron introduced Jeff and Sally to the Galeon 385 HTS; explaining that Galeon Yachts are relatively new to the United States, but have a superior reputation for innovation, craftsmanship, and quality building.
He further explained that Galeon was established in 1982 and is one of Europe’s leading boat manufacturers, with more than 30 years of experience and a commitment to quality that has led to spectacular growth and satisfied customers around the world. Galeon designs, conceived by top naval architects such as Tony Castro or Roberto Curtò, assure unparalleled modern styling and convenience. They are committed to implementing the latest marine technology in all of their boats. Highly specialized, on-site personnel perform all lamination, modeling, and engine installation. Leading technology and design make every Galeon yacht exceptional.
The Wilson family are members of the Annapolis Yacht Club but plan on keeping Panacea at their home along the Chesapeake Bay. Jeff works for the Wortech Corporation, a veteran-owned small business in Maryland focused on information technology and engineering services, as a software engineer and Sally is a professional financial planner who stays home to be with her children. Both are in their mid-thirties.
Galeon Goes The DistanceThere is more than meets the eye when it comes to Galeon. Sleek lines, innovation, and impeccable craftsmanship combine to create one of Europe's most notable boat brands. In addition to the 385 HTS, the Galeon lineup features breathtaking models including the 380 Fly, 445 HTS, 500 Fly, 660 Fly, 510 Skydeck, 430 Skydeck, 420 Fly, 550 Fly, 460 Fly and the 560 Skydeck.
Handcrafted ExcellenceEstablished in 1982, Galeon is one of Europe’s leading boat manufacturers. More than 30 years of experience and a commitment to quality has led to spectacular growth and satisfied customers around the world. Galeon designs, conceived by top naval architects such as Tony Castro or Roberto Curtò, assure unparalleled modern styling and convenience. Leading technology and design, makes every Galeon yacht exceptional.Discover Galeon
Design Meets FunctionThe eye catching, Galeon 385 HTS has dynamic features like the low-cut, hull-length windows, which brighten the lower deck interior and provide a futuristic look. A series of skylights dividing the bow sundeck bathe the master bedroom in natural light. Meanwhile, the main deck follows the current to trends of a flush floor. Great functionality and stunning looks are a given and the automatic sliding room gives a sensation of an open sport cruiser while still protecting from the elements.Meet the 385 HTS
Go, Go GaleonThe 385 HTS is based on the incredible excellence that Galeon has built. Explore the history behind this groundbreaking model and what makes it so outstanding in the boating community.Find out more