Used boats, the two models that anticipated the “lighter” trend


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Galeon 780 Crystal

Among the trends at recent boat shows we have seen increasingly windowed broadside, to allow natural light to flood the increasingly large interior spaces of large yachts.

Large, cleverly designed windows on the hull also help lighten the vessel’s aesthetic impact and offer unparalleled panoramic views to guests.

This trend was already anticipated by some forerunners, so even those looking for a half-new used boat, 7-8 years old, can set their eyes on a 16-meter yacht and a superyacht over 24 that we present.


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Used boats: two models as relevant as ever


Meridian 541 Sedan

Meridien 541 Sedan

Enveloping the sixteen meters of the Meridian 541 Sedan is so much glass to give the interior areas the maximum perception of space and airiness. Sixteen meters is in itself a desirable size for a ‘fly boat, on which to take long vacations at sea. Zeus pods, in addition to the advantage of moving the engines all the way to the transom, increasing below-deck habitability, give efficiency and maneuverability when sailing and mooring, via the maneuvering joystick.

The flying bridge offers shaded areas under the hardtop canopy and features a large aft dinette and a forward facing sofa.

The salon, also aided by the lack of an inside wheelhouse, is a huge furnished area with large living area in the bow. In the stern, on the other hand, is the dining area with a table for six and a kitchen comparable to one of the domestic ones. Below deck are three cabins, with the master cabin aft over the entire beam.

Boat specifications: Meridian 541 Sedan

  • Loa: 16.40 m
  • B.max: 4.70 m
  • Beds: 6
  • Motorization: 2 x 600 hp
  • Water tank: 570 l
  • Fuel tank: 2400 l

The current price on the market is c.a 700 thousand euros depending on the year (2013) and condition.


Galeon 780 Crystal

Galeon 780 CrystalThe Polish superyacht impresses with elegance and a completeness of décor, both outside and inside, that is even beyond what can be expected in its class. It has four cabins with extra large private bathrooms.

The 780 Crystal is a 24-and-a-half-footer with a very aggressive profile, not only because of the sleekness of the lines, but also the design of the side windows that give a more dynamic and gritty look to the whole ensemble.

The flying bridge is a true open-air lounge: there is a huge dinette that has similar proportions to an indoor kitchen. A very large sundeck is developed in the bow, which has a kind of peninsula that can be used as a sofa/chaise longue.

Inside, the living room alone is an extra-luxury house. In fact, the aft living area, in addition to the C-shaped sofa fronted by another linear sofa, also features a bar, complete with a counter and stools, which is positioned at the edge of the cockpit. This does not eliminate the galley, which is in fact forward of the dining room that is set up with a table and chairs and not the classic dinette. Below deck are four cabins, all with sizable private bathrooms.

Technical characteristics of the boat: Galeon 780 Crystal

  • Overall length: 24.50 m
  • Width: 5.80 m
  • Beds: 8
  • Motorization: 2×1500 or 1920 hp
  • Water tank: 1,100 l
  • Fuel tank: 2×2750 l

Pricing at this level of boats is generally by confidential negotiation.


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