Spanish boatbuilder Astondoa is a family-owned shipyard that was founded by Jesus Astondoa in 1916. Astonodoa offers its clients a high level of customization and the motor yachts in their GLX line range from 66 to 126 feet. We stopped by the 80 GLX at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to learn more, and shot this First Look Video.


The GLX series are flybridge models that combine generous interior spaces and sporty, sleek and speedy-looking exterior lines. The naval architecture is by Astondoa’s in-house design team, while the interior is by Italian designer, Cristiano Gatto.

Astondoa’s construction process, from hull lamination to interior décor, is executed in-house. That means greater customization at a better price. The configuration of staterooms, including the placement of stairs, stowage, and heads, may be personalized. The model we visited even had a hidden door to separate the helm and galley from the saloon for greater privacy when the yacht is professionally crewed.

Four cabins with en suite heads are suggested by the builder. The full-beam master is amidships with his and hers heads joined by a shared shower. This configuration of the bathroom separates and insulates the master stateroom from the noise of the engine room.

astondoa 80

Thanks to a planing V-shaped hull with 14-degree deadrise and twin 1,550 hp 12V MAN engines, the Astondoa 80 reaches a top speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of about 25 knots where it has a 400 nautical mile range.

For more information visit Astondoa, or take a look at these Astondoa listings.

Written by: Zuzana Prochazka
Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to and, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site,