Gallion 22

Ian Hannay designed and built two boats in GRP
under the Galion name at the end of the 19605
and beginning of the 19705 of which this is the
smaller and the most successful. The other
was the Galion 28. A sharp racer in her day
(1968), particularly in the JOG classes, she
also managed a reasonable cruising
accommodation. The high, Van de Stadt styled coach roof creates 5ft 9inch (1.7)
headroom under which are four berths
two of which are claimed to be 7ft (2.1 m)long. A good number
survive and make reliable and
economical small family
cruisers. Most are outboard
powered but a few had Vire
petrol inboards.

LOA 22ft (6.70m) LWL 18ft
(5.5m) beam 7ft 3in (2.2m)
draught 3ft 3in (1 m)
displacement 3,400 Ib (1 ,545kg).
Price guide: £3,000 to £5,000.
YM Report December 1968.