YPI signs sailing yacht Galaxia for sale and charter
by Malcolm MacLean
Mark Duncan at Yachting Partners International sends in news that the 52m sailing yacht Galaxia has been signed for sale and charter.
Launched to much acclaim in 1997 in Viareggio under the name Liberty by renowned Italian yard Perini Navi, the 52m twin screw Bermudian ketch Galaxia is the yacht that re-wrote the book for large flybridge sailing yachts.
‘Simply put, she raised the standard for all sailing yachts to come,’ says her broker Matt Albert.
With a beam of 11.4m, Galaxia comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests in five staterooms. Fitted with the very latest entertainment and communications systems following her extensive refit in 2006-7, she has a range of over 4,000 nautical miles at an economical cruising speed of 10 knots.
Galaxia is asking $22 million.