Palmer Johnson sailing yacht Galileo sold
by Malcolm MacLean
The 37.5 metre ketch-rigged sailing yacht Galileo, listed for sale by Michael Nethersole and Joost Goverts at Northrop & Johnson, has been sold in an in-house deal with Jochen Brill acting for the buyer.
Built in aluminium by US yard Palmer Johnson to a design by Sparkman & Stephens, Galileo was delivered in 1989 with several refits and upgrades since. She features an elegant, understated teak interior by John Munford accommodating up to six guests in three cabins comprising a master suite, double and twin, all with en suite shower facilities.
The spacious main saloon has large windows on the sides allowing in ample daylight, while the dining table is forward to port and seats eight guests in custom chairs. In a whimsical touch, images of the astronomer Galileo Galilei are carved in the backs of the chairs. To starboard is a comfortable seating area with two club chairs and a sofa grouped around a low table.
Aft of the pilothouse is a large, comfortable cockpit. At the forward end is a 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 six guests, while opposite to starboard is an L-shaped settee with a table, all creating the perfect ambience for relaxed al fresco entertaining and dining.
A single 523hp MTU diesel engine powers her to a maximum speed of 12 knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of ten knots.
Galileo was asking $3,250,000.