Regal 42 FXO first look: Outboard-powered flybridge is a sign of the times

Only a handful of years ago if a budding boat designer had suggested committing company capital to a 42ft flybridge cruiser with three 425hp 5.6-litre V8 outboards on the back they would have been laughed out of the design office and asked politely to keep on walking. Triple outboards deliver serious punch and the ability to anchor in shallow water close to the beachIn the current climate, however, where outboards are king, this proposition doesn’t seem quite so silly. How many flybridges are there on the market that you can beach? And how many can you name that are able to crack 40 knots? So maybe Regal is onto something with the 42 FXO. At heart it’s a […] This article Regal 42 FXO first look: Outboard-powered flybridge is a sign of the times appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Regal 42 FXO first look: Outboard-powered flybridge is a sign of the times

Only a handful of years ago if a budding boat designer had suggested committing company capital to a 42ft flybridge cruiser with three 425hp 5.6-litre V8 outboards on the back they would have been laughed out of the design office and asked politely to keep on walking.

Triple outboards deliver serious punch and the ability to anchor in shallow water close to the beach

In the current climate, however, where outboards are king, this proposition doesn’t seem quite so silly. How many flybridges are there on the market that you can beach?

And how many can you name that are able to crack 40 knots? So maybe Regal is onto something with the 42 FXO.

At heart it’s a handsome, well designed 42ft flybridge with a decent pair of cabins, a deep practical cockpit and a comfortable top deck, albeit one that’s on the small side.

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Triple petrol V8 outboards aren’t what you’d call the typical powertrain for a boat of this style but ignore the damage done at the fuel berth for a minute and think about the upsides.

The engines are simple to maintain and easy to get to. The space on board where ordinarily there would be a pair of diesel engines is now a huge dry storage void, large enough to swallow mountains of cruising gear.

And when other flybridges are preoccupied with anchoring in enough depth to protect their stern gear, the Regal 42 FXO can head into the shallows and even stick its bow on the beach.

It’s not a cheap boat but then Regal is usually quite generous with its standard spec and it’s safe to say that you will have exclusivity on your side.

Regal 42 FXO specifications

LOA: 42ft 0in (12.8m)
Beam: 13ft 0in (3.96m)
Engines: Triple Yamaha 425hp outboards
Top speed: 43 knots
Price from: £900,176 (inc. VAT)

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Singapore to Welcome First Galeon 500

Regional dealer Asiamarine expects the first Galeon 500 Fly in Singapore to arrive in October, underlining continuing regional demand for the innovative builder. The post Singapore to Welcome First Galeon 500 appeared first on LUXUO.

Singapore to Welcome First Galeon 500
The aft sides on the Galeon 500 Fly fold down to increase the living area

Asiamarine has sold the first Galeon 500 Fly into Singapore and expects the yacht to arrive in October, introducing the builder’s original ‘transformer’ yacht to a new market in Southeast Asia.

The regional dealer represents the builder in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, and says over 40 Galeon yachts have been delivered to Asia in the past four years.

The portside fold-down wing helps create a waterside bar with stools

The Galeon 500 Fly is known for its beach mode, in which its fold-down sides dramatically expand the yacht’s surface area and create an open bar to port. Another iconic feature is the 360-degree rotating aft sofa.

The drop-down wings and bar have since been included on newer models including the Galeon 400 and 640, while the original ‘transformer’ continues to prove popular across Asia as it sits in the popular 50ft sector.

The Galeon 500 Fly also features a rotating sofa in the aft cockpit

Eric Noyel, founder and CEO of Asiamarine, said: “When the first Galeon 500 in Singapore arrives later this year, it will enable our clients there to experience, feel and try the Galeon quality, and enjoy its innovations. I am excited by the prospect of more lucky Singaporean owners having the chance to join the growing ranks of Galeon owners.

“It makes me proud that Galeon is now one of the most established players in the industry, with over 40 units now in Asia in less than four years and growing at an accelerating speed.”

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