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GALILEO G Yacht for Sale

123' (37.49m)
Palmer Johnson

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The 123-foot (37.49m) Palmer Johnson sailing yacht GALILEO was built in 1989. This stylish globetrotter is a custom offshore ketch.

GALILEO’s striking interior features a variety of exquisite details, including matte-varnished teak, exquisite cabinetry and images of Galileo, the Astronomer, carved into the backs of the chairs. She is able to host up to seven guests in three extremely spacious staterooms. Her master suite offers a king-size bed; she also has a double stateroom and a twin stateroom.

GALILEO is a cruise-me-anywhere, circumnavigating yacht which offers great comfort while sailing. Her pilothouse offers fantastic visibility. The vast deck spaces on board offer both covered and sun-soaked areas for guests to enjoy. The aft deck is uncovered and carries two tenders during long passages. This makes for an uncluttered foredeck.

GALILEO carries up to three crewmembers. The yacht is perfectly suited for families and friends and is ideal for extended cruising.


Builder Palmer Johnson
Model custom offshore ketch
Length (LOA) 123' (37.49m)
Year 1989
Gross Tonn. 183
Beam 26' 1" (7.95m)
Range 2,500 NM
Location Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Staterooms 3
Sleeps 6
Heads 4
Capt. Quarters No

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 123' (37.49m)
Fuel Tank 5,283 g (20,000 L)
Fresh Water 4,227 g (16,000 L)
Holding Tank 476 g (1,800 L)
Gross Tonn. 183


Hull Material Aluminum
Hull Config custom offshore ketch
Ext. Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Int. Designer John Munford
Max Speed 12 Knots
Cruising Speed 10 Knots
Range 2,500 NM
Stabilizers None


Engine Make MTU
Engine Model 12 V 183TC91
Engine Year 2005
Engine Type Inboard
Power HP 523
Power KW 390
Fuel Type Diesel
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A magnificent ketch with an elegant Munford interior and rugged Palmer Johnson hull, that will turn heads in any harbor in the world and has the cruising range to get you there. Impeccably maintained with a lot of recent electronics, she is ready to circumnavigate the globe again or continue to cruise more locally. Great charter boat.


All interior varnish new 2014.

Entering the pilot house from the cockpit area, there is a staircase to starboard leading down to the main salon with the dining area forward to port, lounge area opposite to starboard and navigation desk area aft to port. A stair case aft leads down past the day head to the guest accommodations with port and starboard staterooms, a private study to port and the master stateroom all the way aft.

Forward from the main salon is the galley and crew quarters and access to the lower storage deck under the galley with access to the engine room.


The enclosed pilot house wall and console are made of raised panel teak with opening windows on either side and along the aft wall on either side of the door to the cockpit. Aft to port is a raised bench seat for two with arm rests and cup holders. To starboard is a locker for wet weather gear and storage. Forward to port is a chart table with monitors for electronic navigation behind. The wheel is on centerline with a helm seat. The engine and ships systems monitors arrayed in front and communications and sailing instruments and radars spaced around the dash and overhead.

Main Salon

The spacious main salon has large windows on the sides and high, raised panel cabinets forward and aft, elegantly designed by John Munford in matte finished teak. The dining table  is forward to port and seats eight in custom caned back chairs with images of the astronomer Galileo carved in the cross brace.

To starboard is a comfortable, indoor seating area with two club chairs and a sofa spaced around a low table. Aft to port is an office area with a large desk and bookshelves that originally served as a second navigations area but now the Trac77 system is housed in the desk where a large radar used to be so it is now a communication center, although with WiFi laptops can be used to access the internet throughout the boat

The floor is teak and holly with a gloss finish and the overhead is off white ultra suede. There is a large amount of storage in the cabinets forward and outboard under the windows.

Master Stateroom

This full width cabin features a king size, centerline berth with carved corner posts.

To port and starboard are his/hers nightstands with drawers underneath and swing out lamp above. The décor is John Munford understated elegance with raised teak drawer fronts and off white fabric panels trimmed in teak. Outboard of the night stands are large his/hers closets.

Forward to starboard is a settee and then the entrance to the spacious, en-suite head with both shower stall and tub. To port is a vanity with stool and fold up mirror. In the middle toward the entrance door is the mizzen mast to remind you that you are actually aboard a sailboat and not in a well appointed club ashore.

Private Study

The study continues the teak with off white fabric panels décor of the other cabins and features a large, teak roll top desk that extends across the forward bulkhead with a low credenza outboard and bookshelves above. Inboard of the desk is a cupboard which conceals a computer and printer. Along the outer side of the cabin is a long, cream colored sofa that can convert to a single berth. The entrance to this cabin is inside the door to the master stateroom, making it an idea cabin for a young child. There is a large closet on the aft wall.

Starboard Guest Stateroom

This cabin has a large double berth outboard of a beautifully carved desk with stool underneath and a mirror so it can also be used for a vanity. Along the inner wall is a chest of drawers with a teak paneled Pullman berth above that can fold out to accommodate another guest. The headboard and sideboard are tufted leather and many of the wall panels are off white fabric. There is a large porthole over the berth and a large hanging locker forward next to the door to the private en-suite head with shower stall.

Port Guest Stateroom

There are twin beds in this cabin with a beautifully crafted teak chest of drawers in between. The headboards and sideboards are tufted leather and many of the wall panels are off white fabric to compliment the teak trim and brighten the cabin. There is a large port hole over the outboard berth. Under the berths are large drawers. At the foot of the outboard berth is a large hanging locker, and forward of that is the private en-suite head with a separate shower stall.


On the port side as you descent forward from the main salon, the well appointed galley is laid out for producing high quality cuisine both at sea and at anchor. There is a lot of jade/white Corian counter space for preparing meals and a minimum of open space for safety at sea. There is a double oven on the aft end, a cook top with bracing for off shore cooking on the forward side, and large amounts of refrigerator and freezer space as well as white, teak trimmed cabinets for cooking utensils, condiments and food storage. Two portholes and an opening hatch above make this a bright area.

Crew Quarters

Opposite the galley on the starboard side is the crew lounge with a table and U shaped settee with video monitor, communications radios and entertainment systems mounted next to it as well a porthole and overhead hatch for light.  Forward on the port side is the captain’s cabin with double berth, desk, ample storage and private head with shower stall as well as ship instrumentation and computer. Opposite to starboard is a double cabin with upper and lower berths stowage and private head with shower stall. All the way forward is a twin berth cabin with a private head.

Lower Deck And Engine Room

The laundry and more refrigerator and freezer storage is located on the lower deck below the galley. This area has full standing headroom and stores can be directly loaded through a deck hatch and a hatch in the galley floor directly underneath. Forward, under the crew quarters, is a large storage area. Access to the engine room is through a watertight door at the aft end of this area.


Aft of the pilot house is a large comfortable, coved cockpit. At the forward end is the wet bar and service area on either side with access to the side decks. Aft to port is a U shaped settee with comfortable seating for 6. Opposite to starboard is an L shaped settee with a table in front and access to the aft deck next to the mizzen mast.

Deck Equipment

The large open aft deck is a terrific area for sunning when underway and entertaining under the awning when at anchor. There is a table and chairs capable of seating 10 people. There is also another area for sunning on top of the salon forward of the pilot house. The windlass is on deck forward. The tenders store on the aft deck at sea and there is room to store kayaks and wind surfers on the pilot house roof.

  • Sanguinetti aluminium boarding ladder with custom stainless steel top deck.
  • (1) Portable vertical swimming ladder.
  • (1) Sanguinetti passerelle (new teak 2011).
  • (2) 300lb anchors in pockets.
  • (2) 420 lengths of 5/8 inch hot galvanized anchor chain.
  • (1) Lofrans 220 volt AC anchor windless (new gypsy’s 2009) (Windlass re-built 2011).
  • (1) Tender is Nautic Rib (re-tubed 2011) with 150 hp Evinrude outboard, white in color, centre console, shower, VHF, etc.
  • (1) Zodiac dinghy for crew with 15 hp Yamaha outboard (2009).
  • (2) 10-man Zodiac life rafts with custom launch system.
  • (2) Marine Technologies man-overboard module, Full BA apparatus, Epirb, SARTx2, line throwers x 2, flares, survival suits, etc.
  • (20) Life preservers, 12 x  inflatable lifejackets and tethers.

Miscellaneous Deck Equipment:
Deck sailing hardware is by Rondal, Harken , Lewmar, or custom designed and built, as appropriate.

All hull port lights and deck ports (replaced 2009) (Perspex replaced by laminated glass).

All deck hatches replaced by Rondal flush units 2008/2009.

Hull & Construction: 
Welded aluminum hull, deck and cabin house. Teak overlay (24 mm) on deck (replaced 2008). Hull is Awlgrip Off White, and Deck is Awlgrip Oyster White (completely repainted in 2016).

Electronics Equipment


  • Bose sound system with CD and IPOD input in Main Salon with speaker also in Master  Stateroom, and Pilot House with individual volume controls.
  • Televisions in Main Salon.
  • Television with DVD in Master cabin and Guest Cabins.

 Sailing instruments:

  • Brookes & Gatehouse 390 in Owner’s Stateroom , 690 in Bridge (with 20/20 repeaters), Hydra 2000 in Captain’s Cabin and Crew Dinette .


  • 2 x New radars by Ratheon viewed through flat screens that can switch to Raytheon Chart plotters, Servo Watch, Cameras.
  • Transas installed 2008
  • 2 x Leica MX 4200 GPS
  • AIS Simrad AI50
  • Furuno Navtex NX 300


  • Sailor RT 5022 DSC VHF Pilot House 
  • ICOM 503 Crew Dinette
  • Full VSAT installation 2008 with 24/7 internet, wireless and WI FI through ships access points, WI FI from shore side also installed
  • Fleet 77 with Packet Data and GMDSS requirements

Electrical System

DC system is 24 volt. AC system is 220 volt single phase 60 Hz with shore power connection through isolation transformers. Two auxiliary diesel generators provide electrical power at sea with the starboard generator also providing hydraulic power to the retractable bow thruster.

  •  (2) Northern Lights diesel generators, 65 Kw at 1500 RPM's - 60Hz (New 2013) (5,000hrs)
  • Separate Mastervolt converters, 24-volt D.C. to 12 -volt D.C. for electronic instruments where 24-volt equipment is not available.
  • Starting batteries - approximately 300 amp hours - 24 volt with appropriate changes to their charging systems.
  • Service batteries - approximately 2500 amp hours - 24 volt.
  • Batteries are charged by: (1) Hydraulically driven 200 amp alternator off main engine for service, (2) electrically, through separate Mastervolt chargers for each of the starting batteries and service batteries.
  • 220v/110v main panel in engine room and Asea Converters fully serviced and upgraded with new software in 2015.
  • New shore power controller box 2009.
  • New Mastervolt Battery Chargers 2008/2009.
  • Major overhaul of wiring/cabling throughout.

Engine/mechanical Equipment

The engine room is beneath the raised salon floor with single V12 MTU diesel engine and twin Northern Light 65 KVA generators.

  • MTU 12V183TC91, 523 hp main engine. In 2004 the main engine was fully removed, totally stripped down and rebuilt to as new condition internally / externally, (to the level of the Chrome being redone).
  • Current hours since rebuild is 6000 hours.
  • Controllable pitch four-blade propeller by Hundestadt UP-7-41.8" diameter with 24 volt-electric pitch control . Serviced annually.
  • Cruisair Air conditioning system fully replaced in 2008.
  • (2) Sea Recovery reverse osmosis watermakers capable of producing approximately 2400 U.S. gallons of fresh water daily.
  • Alpha Lavel fuel purifier has been added for fuel polishing with fuel counter.
  • Richfield retractable 400R hydraulic bowthruster-approximately 65 HP in 15.75 inch tunnel with 4-blade propeller installed for enhanced performance . System fully rebuilt 2008 and serviced annually since.
  • Fire/bilge/anchor wash system.
  • Compressed air system-Dayton Speedair No. 3Z176B for horn, dinghies, tools and
  • windshield wipers.
  • Fire fighting-fixed FM 200 system (2009) for machinery spaces and 25 portable CO2 / Foam extinguishers located throughout the vessel.
  • New Crash Pump 2009. Fire hose pump either electrically driven off either genset or hydraulically off Starboard Genset.
  • (11) local smoke alarms in the staterooms, salon and galley but connected to the ship's monitoring systems
  • (2) 44 gallon lube oil storage tanks, one located under each generator.
  • New fuel over flow tank installed 2009 in aft bilge with alarms. This accepts over flow from all fuel tanks.
  • All fuel and water tanks opened and cleaned 2009.
  • Black and grey water tanks last opened, cleaned and painted 2010.
  • Tank monitoring via original analogue gauges, digital gauges and also via Servowatch. All upgraded 2016.

Sails And Rigging

All working sails are heavy-duty Kevlar laminated with Dacron Tafita.  All serviced annually by Doyle.

  • Rollerfurling mainsail (Doyle D 4 Kevlar with vertical Battens 2009)
  • Rollerfurling mizzen sail (Doyle D 4 Kevlar with vertical battens 2009)
  • Rollerfurling Yankee (Doyle D4 Kevlar / Carbon 2011)
  • Rollerfurling Staysail (D4 Kevlar 2009)
  • MPS in Sock (like new condition)
  • Mizzen staysail in Sock (like new condition)
  • OLD Vectran Mizzen / Main / Staysail in Storage

Spars by Rondal Yacht Systems:

  • Aluminum roller furling masts, with aluminum booms and spreaders.
  • Rondal hydraulic roller furling for head sails, mainsail and mizzen sail.
  • All Hydraulic furler motors either replaced or fully rebuilt 2009.
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vangs and backstay adjuster powered by rotary hydraulic pump with manual back up.
  • Standing ROD rigging replaced 2009. Most running rigging replaced same time.
  • All electrical cables in both masts replaced at same time, antennas included.
  • All spars removed and checked including all standing rigging and all hydraulics serviced 2015.

Winches by Lewmar:

  • 22 winches, 12 of which have hydraulic power powered by two Lewmar Commander power packs.
  • Old PCB Commander Electronics and wiring replaced by custom PLC switching system for all winches / furlers  2007, All deck switches replaced 2011.
  • Primary winches are Lewmar 1200 ST with "backwind" capability with custom designed stainless steel stripper arms.

Repairs And Updates

1.       Replaced Starboard generator alternator { 65 KW single phase unit } as original shorted . { Tahiti 2006 }

2.       Original PCB board system for Lewmar Commanders Hydraulic system replaced by custom PLC based switching unit , all deck switches replaced { St Marten 2007 }

3.       Prop Shaft pulled , all seals replaced including  the  Hunterstat Gearbox . { Palma 2007 }

4.       Bow Thruster fully removed and rebuilt . { Palma 2007 }

5.       Teak deck Replaced throughout { Palma 2008 }

6.       All Gioit Alloy Hatches replaced with custom flush hatches

7.       Deck Paint recoated { Palma 2008 }

8.       All electric motors throughout { Palma 2008 }

9.       Major service Gensets ,12,000 hours / Main engine { Palma 2008 }

10.   Galley hob and micro wave replaced . { Palma 2008 }

11.   Washing Machine / Dryer / Dish Washer replaced { Palma 2008 }

12.   New Yankee Headsail { Palma 2008 }

13.   Full replacement of all air conditioning air handlers , piping , lagging throughout vessel { Palma 2008 }

14.   All batteries throughout vessel replaced . Major upgrade of DC wiring and Battery chargers .{ Palma 2008 }

15.   Original Radars replaced by 2 new Raytheon units complete with new flat screens . { Palma 2008 }

16.   Major overhaul of bridge DC an AC wiring , New electronics including new Raytheon Chart plotter , New stand alone nav computer with Transas chart plotter , New AIS , New Leica GPS , New Navtex , New Camera monitoring System and monitors via flat screen , B&G upgrade throughout the vessel . { Palma 2008 }

17.   VSAT installed proving 24/7 internet , new installation of access points though out vessel , new office computer , new crew computer , new owners computer . Shore side WiFi installed { Palma 2008 }

18.   Vessel re registered in Marshal Island , all safety gear upgraded to the code , including , new BA x 2 , new fire suit , New life jackets , New liferafts , New Epirb , New Sart , New Crash Pump , New Firefighting equipment , FM 200 Engine room upgrade , New Emersion Suits , New Line Throwers , etc { Palma 2008 }

19.   New Main , Staysail and Mizzen { Palma 2009 }

20.   Hull repainted , various deck areas repainted , { Palma 2009 }

21.   Both Masts out for full check , most rods on Main / mizzen mast replaced , turnbuckles re-chromed , All electrical cabling in masts replaced . { Palma 2009 }

22.   Windlass rebuilt plus new gypsies { Palma 2009 }

23.   All port lights in hull and deck that were Perspex replaced with safety glass . { Palma 2009 }

24.   Fuel over flow tank installed , connected to all fuel tanks , with alarms . { Palma 2009 }

25.   Fuel polishing system installed via Alpa Laval , with new fuel counter . { Palma 2009 }

26.   New metering system installed on all fuel / water tanks plus all original gems gauges for fuel / water tanks and servo watch electronic overlay , fully calibrated .  { Palma 2009 }

27.   Cable Steering mechanics overhauled with better gearing , all sheaves received new bearings { Maine 2010}

28.   Deck Paint touched up where needed { Maine 2010}

29.   New 150 Etec outboard for tender { Newport 2010 }

30.   New Headsail { Newport 2011 }

31.   Tender re-tubed { Newport 2011 }

32.  Bottom stripped, primed and repainted with antifouling {Mine 2011}

33.  Interior floor varnished throughout {Maine 2011}


The name GALILEO is reserved.  Owner’s personal effects.  All items not specifically listed on this listing sheet.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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