GALILEO - Sailing Yachts



Sailing Yacht Charter brief:
GALILEO sailing yacht (37.5m / 123’), is a Palmer Johnson built 123’ luxury crewed sailing yacht built in 1989. At the time of hear launch, she was the largest aluminium sailing yacht to be built in the States since the 1930s. The yacht has extensively cruised around the world, including the Atlantic ocean, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Pacific ocean, as well as the coast of California. Nowadays, she is regularly moving between NEW England and East Caribbean where she spends most winters (Newport, BVI’s, St Martin etc.) and the Mediterranean where she mainly spends the summers (Greece, Turkey, Malta). 
Her John Munford, classically styled interior includes warm rosewood joinery with luxurious furnishings and details.  GALILEO’s original design was based upon a Sparkman & Stephens 123ft design, the FREEDOM. The design firm took FREEDOM’s concept or an oceangoing pilothouse yacht, but modernized the under-body with a wing keel (as opposed to FREEDOM’s centre board). The design work included a series of tank tests at Arctec Offshore Corp in San Diego.  Additional modifications to ‘traditional’ design include an active trim flap on the rudder to provide improved feel on the helm and a compressed air system for power back up for the hydraulic furling systems. 

Tip:  Galileo sailing yacht had a recent refit in 2008 and is offering very flexible charter arrangements between the North American continent during the winter months, and the Mediterranean in summer.

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About Sailing Yacht GALILEO:
Sailing Yacht GALILEO, (37.5m / 123’), is a luxury crewed charter yacht built as ketch motor sailor, by Palmer Johnson in 1989, and designed by Sparkman & Stephens. She has three fabulously designed guest staterooms located aft of the salon and as a result this sailing yacht is offering luxury accommodation for six adults, or a family of 7 with an additional child. Her classic interior designed by John Munford, and finished in quarter-sawn golden teak panelled bulkheads and beautiful teak & holly flooring is always kept in perfect condition. All interior soft furnishings and artwork have been updated in 2008 and in keeping with GALILEO’s traditional style. A welcoming salon is a gathering area of choice for all guests, with formal dining offered for up to eight guests. Lovely flush teak decks lead to unobstructed lounging areas while a large, protected cockpit offers comfortable alfresco dining & shelter from the elements while enjoying the panoramic views.

East Mediterranean and Caribbean based sailing yacht GALILEO can accommodate up to 6+1 guests in three spacious cabins.

Master cabin:
A full-width Master Stateroom aft has walk-around king size bed, with rounded corners at the foot and beautiful teak detailing plus large storage drawers below. The bed is framed by matching bedside tables, brass lamps and easily accessible lighting controls; state of the art television /entertainment system.

The spacious master bath is to starboard with tile and contrasting elegant Corian countertop & sink, ample storage and beautiful teak detailing throughout. The master bath offers a fully enclosed shower plus a full sized bathtub. Just aft of the bath is a vanity / writing table just below a port light to provide natural light.

Adjoining the owners cabin described above, is an office / library to port, which offers generous bookshelves and storage surrounding a beautiful custom roll-top desk. A settee provides a comfortable area for reading under the natural light from port above.

Guest Cabin 1:
The Port Guest Cabin has lower twin berths either side of a beautiful custom hand-crafted teak chest of drawers. Each berth is surrounded by upholstered head & sideboard, with large storage drawers beneath; television / entertainment system. An en suite guest bath has large shower stall, Corian countertop & sink, ample storage and beautiful teak detailing.

Guest Cabin 2:
The Starboard Guest Cabin has an outboard double berth with upholstered head & sideboard, a custom teak desk, and an inboard Pullman berth that opens to accommodate an additional guest; television / entertainment system. The en suite guest bath has a full shower stall, Corian countertop & sink, ample storage and beautiful teak detailing.

Crew of 5 or 6 including the captain are accommodated forward with crew lounge / dinette

Luxury crewed charter yacht GALILEO is fully air conditioned throughout.
This is a non-smoking vessel.
GALILEO´s experienced yacht charter crew has a separate head and shower.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets on-board.

Super yacht itineraries:
Some of the yacht charter grounds East Mediterranean and the Caribbean sailing yacht GALILEO, a Palmer Johnson 123’ superyacht visits regularly, are listed below:
NEW ENGLAND, Bahamas, Florida, BVI’s, St Martin, East Mediterranean, West Mediterranean, Greece, Saronic Gulf, Italy, Sicily, Amalfi coast, Montenegro and Croatia. She can also accept transatlantic voyages or charters around Canaries under circumstances.

Apart from the sailing yacht GALILEO, a Palmer Johnson 123’ yacht charter boat, SuperSailYachts can offer a great selection of other superyachts available for yacht charter and these include sailing yachts, motor yachts, crewed charter yachts, catamarans or mega and giga yachts. For more information, please feel out the CHARTER REQUEST FORMS or contact our experienced and friendly yacht charter broker team.

For more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 121 285 8010

Technical data

Type: Sailing Yachts
Shipyard: Palmer Johnson
Year built: 1989
Length: 123 feet
Beam: 26
Draft: 11.6
Cabins: 3
Guests sleeping: 6
Guests cruising: N/A
Crew: 5
Cruising speed: 10
Max. speed: 12
Weekly Price from: 51,752.00 USD
Location: Mediterranean East
Fleet: n/n


GALILEO sailing yacht (37.5m / 123’), is a 1989 Palmer Johnson built yacht charter boat accommodating up to 6+1 guests in 1 master and one guest double and one guest twin cabins. She is ideal yacht for East Mediterranean or East Caribbean and NEW England luxury crewed yacht charters. Sailing yacht Galileo normally cruises at speeds of around 10kn and thanks to her 523hp MUT super yacht engine, she could reach full speed of around 13kn. Her best features are stylish design, great crew of up to 6 and always pristine condition of her interior as well as exterior.


Sailing yacht GALILEO can accommodate 6+1 guests in 3 cabins.

Cabin configuration

  • The Master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet.
  • A Double guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
  • A Twin guest cabin has 2 single beds, shower and toilet. 

The crew have a separate showers and toilet facilities.

Water sports

Sailing yacht GALILEO has a good selection of water sport toys on board.

These include:

  • A tender with 150hp outboard,
  • Towable toys,
  • Kneeboard,
  • Wakeboard,
  • Basic fishing gear,
  • Snorkeling gear,
  • Assorted beach toys,
  • Diving by rendez vous arrangement only.


  • Hammock,
  • BBQ,
  • Ipod docks.
  • Cell phone,
  • Wifi-Internet.

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