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Review: Benetti Yachts "Galaxy"

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  1. As deluxe as many yachts’ owners’ staterooms, the VIP suite is located centrally on the upper deck. Spacious, elegant in burl maple, it presents large windows as well as mirrors at the headboard of its queen-size berth.
  2. VIP Vanity...
  3. A marvel of orange-onyx marble, the VIP bath/shower appears to be sculpted from one giant-size stone. Walls are done in maple burl. The tub also provides Jacuzzi nozzles all around.
  4. Following Galaxy’s color/wall décor theme, Guests’ two queen-bed staterooms are resplendent with light beige carpet and maple burl walls. Quite spacious, they are located amidships on the lower deck, forward of the twin cabins; easily accessed via the elevator or main staircase. Just forward, four to six guests can be lodged in two double cabins with twin beds and Pullmans. Each has a 26” plasma TV/DVD and a music center.
  5. Guest Study...
  6. Baths for the twin staterooms feature separate toilets and Jacuzzi bathtubs-showers. The one to port features maple burl wall coverings, a large mirror, plus a dark green, sculpted marble countertop with double sinks and polished brass fixtures.
  7. Down below, twin Caterpillar engines rated 1850 hp @1600 rpm are the driving force behind this singular yacht’s performance. Ample room exists for walk-around inspection and servicing. All data is monitored not only in the engine room, but also on the wheelhouse screens. The garage stores a Novurania 660 (2x 90hp Yamaha) tender, 2 Yamaha Jet skis, a sunfish sailing boat and a herd of water toys.
  8. No question, Galaxy is an exquisite yacht, a product of Benetti’s naval architecture technicians, made even more effective and enjoyable by its owner’s participation and innovation. The Australian owner deserves applause for his formation of the creative team – Benetti’s project manager Walter d’Avanzo; owner’s representative Neil Cheston from Camper & Nicholson; and technical surveyor Greg Morrison. That is definitely a winning team, presenting an outstanding product. <end>

    Review by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy.


    Builder: Benetti Shipyard, Livorno, Italy
    Construction: Steel hull, aluminum superstructure
    LOA: 184’
    Beam: 34’
    Draft: 10’
    Displ.: 805 tons
    Fuel: 34,252 gals.
    Water: 5,285 gals.
    Engines: 2x CAT 3512B, rating C HD, 1,850 hp@ 1600 rpm
    Max Speed: 16 knots
    Cruise Speed: 15 knots
    Long Range Speed: 12 knots
    Range @ 12 knots: 5,000 nm
    Generators: 1x CAT 155kW; 1x CAT 200kW; 1x CAT 30kW
    Bow Thruster: Vosper
    Watermaker: 2x Idromar 3000 gals/day
    Stabilizers: Vosper
    Propellers: 2x Five Blades Benetti design
    Exterior Styling: Stefano Natucci
    Interior Styling: Stefano Natucci / Owners
    Guest Accom: 14 persons
    Crew Accom: 14 – 16 persons
    Classification: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping – MCA compliant

    For further information, contact...

    Benetti Yachts
    Via coppino 104
    55049 Viareggio – Italy
    Tel: + 39 0584 3821
  9. Galaxy's General Arrangements and Deck Plans...
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