Galileo - 1989 123' 4" PALMER JOHNSON Motorsailer

United States
€6,500,000 EUR

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123' 4" (37.58m)

Galileo - 1989 123' 4" PALMER JOHNSON Motorsailer
United States
€6,500,000 EUR

Yacht for sale is a 1989 PALMER JOHNSON 123' 4" "Galileo" Motorsailer Motorsailor in USA.
Completely refitted in 2019-2021 classic motorsailer SY Galileo is the perfect yacht for relaxing at sea with family and friends, capable of long voyages in complete comfort.

LENGTH 37.58m
BUILT (REFIT) 1989 (2020)
BEAM 7.96m
MX SPEED 15 Knots

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SY Galileo

Looking at today's Palmer Johnson motor yachts, it's hard to imagine that this American shipyard with over 100 years of history is famous for building excellent sailing yachts. Her portfolio includes legendary sailboats that have won many regattas; yacht Fortuna, built in 1979 for King Juan Carlos of Spain and… one of the last sailing gems, created shortly before Palmer Johnson completely switched to the construction of high-speed motor yachts - the 37-meter Galileo built in 1989.

Galileo was designed by equally famous people. Established in 1929, Sparkman & Stephens designed a plethora of yachts for America's Cup, including the 130-foot Ranger, which won 12 of the 12 America's Cup races in 1937 and became a sailing legend. In addition, Sparkman & Stephens are the authors of many unique yachts of the most famous and influential people in the world - Rockefeller, Rothschild, Ford, Disney, the Aga Khan and others.

There are not so many classic sailboats in the world. Especially those that have managed over the long decades of their lives not only to maintain the original style of the golden age of sailing, but also to remain in excellent technical condition, allowing them to sail around the world. Galileo is one of those.

Maintaining a classic yacht in perfect condition requires a lot of effort, money and time. But most of all, it requires true love and passion for these beautiful creatures. Galileo owes a lot to her owner, who got her not in the best condition and put a lot of effort to ensure that the yacht was flawless in all aspects. Hull painting, new sailing equipment, teak and deck equipment - this is just things that are visible to the naked eye, apart from the large-scale update of all on-board systems - steering, navigation, hydraulic.

Galileo is the perfect yacht for relaxing at sea with family and friends, capable of long voyages in complete comfort. There are three very spacious cabins accommodating six guests, including a luxurious master suite with a king-size bed. The crew is accommodated in separate cabins with all amenities. The deck space is divided into sun-protected areas and open sunbathing areas. And for water activities, you will have two jet skis on the fore deck and a tender in the stern.

The magnificent yacht interior by John Munford, with an abundance of teak, lacquered wood, carefully selected furnishings and unique details such as the portrait of the great astronomer Galileo engraved on the backs of the seats deserves special attention. Careful restoration of the interior has made it possible to preserve on board the unique atmosphere of the classic sailing ships of the past.

At the same time, Galileo least of all resembles a museum exhibit. This is one of the most actively traveling yachts in the world. And since Galileo is in great shape, she still has many adventures ahead in the seas and oceans of the entire planet.


Year Built



Palmer Johnson, USA

Exterior Design and Naval Architecture

Sparkman & Stephens

Interior Design

John Munford

Complete Refit

2019-2021: complete hull inspection, complete repaint, new teak, complete masts refit, new rigging and sails, new engine and generators, complete systems refit, complete interior restauration, new electronic and navigation equipment, new domestic appliances, new soft cinema transformer furniture in the main salon, complete restauration of the galley and the crew compartment

Main Characteristics

Overall Length (LOA): 37.58 m

Overall Beam: 7.96 m

Depth: 5.99 m

Freeboard: 2.08 m

Maximum Draught: 3.99 m

Maximum height above waterline including tallest mast: 40.15 m

Gross tonnage: 183 t

Fresh water capacity: 16000 L

Grey water capacity: 800 L

Black water capacity: 1000 L

Fuel capacity: 20000 L

Cruising speed: 10 kn

Maximum speed: 15 kn

Range: 2500 nm

Class: INSB Pleasure


Master cabin with king size bed on the lower deck

1 x VIP cabin with double bed on the lower deck

1 x guest cabin with twin beds on the lower deck


Aluminium alloy

Power and drive systems

Engine: 1xVOLVO PENTA D-16C-D MH (478 kW / 650 hp)

Tail-shaft: Stainless still Duplex propeller shaft, outer diam. 108mm, length 4300mm

Stern tube: with bearings, water cooled and sealed

Propeller: Bronze 3 blades


2 x 57kW John Deere

Fuel separator

1 x Alfa Laval MB303

Rudder and steering system

Type of rudder: balanced with flap, hanging, hydraulic 2 x 24 W.

Bow Thruster: Wesmar Vortex V2-16NS


Type of rigging: Bermuda

Maximum sail area: 569 m2

Sails: Doyle - genoa 233.7 m2, staysail 73.1 m2, grot 182.6 m2, bezaan 79.6 m2


2 x 167 kg High Holding Power Anchors with 153 m chain each (16 mm diameter)

1 x hydraulic anchor-mooring windlass

1 х forward mooring capstan

2 x hydraulic aft mooring winches

Side stainless steel protections for anchors

8 x stainless steel bollards


2 x custom hydraulic gangways, one on each side

1 x manual gangway for aft

Air conditioning

3 chillers x 60000 BTU each

Fresh Water system

2 x 200 L water heaters

2 x Gianneschi freshwater pumps

2 x Sea recovery Aqua Whisper water maker 250 L/H each

Dashboard, Radio & Navigation Instruments

2 x big B&G marine integrated monitors for: radar info, navigation. CCTV, weather, etc.

15 x small B&G marine integrated monitors for: radar info, navigation. CCTV, weather

Radio Sailor 6222 VHF DSC Class A DoubleWatch

Custom Pitch control

2 x Rudder angle indicator

Wesmar Bow Thruster controller

Tiller rudder controller

Autopilot Raytheon Anschultz NP60

Gyro compass Anschultz + repeater

SIMRAD MX610 Professional Navigation System

1 x radar NAVICO Broadband 4G


Echosounder, speed, temperature sensor SIMRAD Lowrance DST-8617V

Barometer Chelsea

Magnetic compass Glouster MA01950 (Danforth)

Navtex NX300 Furuno receiver

Samyung SRG-150DN GMDSS Marine MF-HF Radio Transceiver

GSM + SAT internet + WiFi onboard

Electrical system

2 x power transformers 380/220/24

1 x Converter 50/60Hz

Galley Equipment

Induction hobs Siemens

Extractor Miele

Professional oven Miele

Dishwasher Miele

Microwave Miele

Coffee machine JURA

Side by side 3-sections Custom fridge and freezer

Custom made freezer 600L

2 х custom made fridge 200L + 300L

Separate washing and drying machine Miele

Wine cellar 30 bottles

Entertainment system


64" full HD TV

Music system Denon

Guest Cabins:

32" Edge LED full HD TV


Bluetooth Audio System

Water toys:

Tender Zodiac MedLine 580, engine Yamaha F115

Jet ski BRP Seadoo GTi + crane


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