• 54.1666'
  • 1993
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • $495,000


54' Vripack Long Range CruiserLADY GALATHEA

The name of 54' Vripack Long Range Cruiser, LADY GALATHEA, was derived from the knowledge and wisdom of an experienced yachtsman who had the vision to build a yacht that  could circumnavigate the Globe, in extreme conditions and be easily fixed when things break and find parts quickly and be able to with somewhat of a mechanical knowledge be able to repair them.
This Listing deserves a Story not just about the technical capabilities but about a Couple who decided to do what every yachts man wants to do.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: VRIPACK
  • Category: Trawler
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1993
  • YearBuilt: 1993
  • Year Refit: 2014
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 54' 2" (16.51m)
  • LWL: 48' 1" (14.66m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 15' 10" (4.83m)
  • Min Draft: 5' 0" (1.52m)
  • Max Draft: 5' 3" (1.60m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 1,850 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: 1,600 Miles
  • Max Speed: 9 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: 2,000 RPM
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: 59 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 260 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 75 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,170 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: Steel
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: VRIPACK
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: Spiroships
  • Interior Designer: Spiroships
  • Manufacturer: Iveco
  • Model: 6 cylinder
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

54' Vripack Long Range Cruiser LADY GALATHEA

54' Vripack Long Range Cruiser LADY GALATHEA is a timeless Dutch designed and built Long Range Cruiser. The quality of the construction shows in every respect. This boat went through an extensive re-fit in 2013/2014 that included full paint from the keel up. A complete re-fit work list and documentation is available. All systems have been thoroughly inspected and are up to date. A recent survey is available for review by prospective buyers. The amazing design includes a three stateroom-three head layout, large salon and fabulous galley. Lady Galathea does not show her age in any respect and deserves serious consideration.

"Lady Galathea" was derived from the knowledge and wisdom of an experienced yachtsman who had the vision to build a yacht that could circumnavigate the globe, in extreme conditions and be easily fixed when things break and find parts quickly and be able to with somewhat of a mechanical knowledge be able to repair them.

This listing deserves a story, not just about the technical capabilities, but about a couple who decided to do what every yachtsman wants to do.

Sail around the world……

Lady Galathea has been to more places than most mega yacht owners have taken their vessel.

The beauty of this Mini Mega yacht is that she is easily handled by 2 people.

Solid Dutch built and Vripack engineered with only the highest quality fixtures and fittings "Lady Galathea" has just been repainted and the original owner has reluctantly decided to embark on another project.

She has cruised to the Black Sea, Turkey, Sweden, Croatia, Romania, United States and the Caribbean, over 20 countries.

The main features that appeal to the LRC buyers are the robust exterior styling with storage everywhere.

Dual Anchor System
Bollard Cleats … Huge lazarette and walk-in engine room with accessibility to all piping and wiring which is all marked and uniformly placed in the cable trays.
Sewer Treatment Plant.
A proper furnace for those Arctic and Alaskan winter cruises, protected rudders and propellers. Serious stability with Koop Nautic stabilizers.
The simplicity but comfort of the teak interior.
Redundant electronics and there is much much more to discover…………..


Lady Galathea sleeps six in three cabins with ensuite heads. The interior joiner work is beautifully crafted teak finished with a satin varnish. Cabin soles are varnished teak and holly throughout, marble tile flooring and Corian countertops in the heads. Lady Galathea is tastefully decorated throughout with newly upholstered salon settee and all new overhead panels throughout the vessel in May 2013. All new wall coverings in staterooms in 2013.


Entering from the aft deck through a large sliding glass door there is an L-shaped settee to port with varnished teak table with two folding leaves creating a dining table that easily seats 6. Opposite is console cabinet with entertainment system and storage. To port aft is a writing desk and book shelves. Additionally there is:
• Window shades that open from the top or bottom
• Two opening side windows
• Air conditioning
• Radiant heat system
• Large storage under settee
• Teak and holly sole
• New ceiling overhead panels 
• Newly upholstered L-shaped settee 
• Flat screen TV that rises from cabinet
• KVH 5 Sat TV receiver
• Stereo system


Up two steps from the main salon is the large U-shaped galley
• Granite counter tops
• Stainless sink and drainboard
• Two undercounter refrigerators
• Miele four burner ceramic stove top with overhead vent fan
• Miele full sized electric oven
• Multiple drawers and cabinets
• Espresso/cappuccino machine
• Micrwave oven
• Large window to port


The pilothouse is just forward of the galley. There are sliding doors port and starboard giving easy access to the side decks. On the starboard side is a bench seat with storage under. The stairs to the flybridge just aft. Additionally:
• Adjustable centerline helm seat with footrest and built-in rudder control
• Full electronics and engine instrumentation-updated
• Magnetic compass
• Windshield wipers with wash
• Windshield defrost system
• Navigation station with seat and storage under to port
• Stairs down to accommodations to starboard forward
• Monitor panel with tank gauges and indicator lights


The master stateroom is located below forward and has an island queen berth and ensuite head
• Two hanging lockers
• Multiple drawers and additional storage
• Two opening overhead hatches with blackout shades
• Two opening port holes with screens and curtains
• Reading lights at berth
• New A/C unit
• Ensuite head includes:
Vacuflush head
Large shower stall
Marble tile floor
Corian countertop
Heated towel bar
Opening porthole with screen and curtain
Exhaust vent


The port guest stateroom has a queen berth outboard and a desk inboard and ensuite head:
• Two hanging lockers
• Desk with drawers
• Multiple drawers and additional storage
• Reading lights at berth
• Opening porthole with screen and curtains
• Stereo
• Hidden safe in closet
• Ensuite head includes:
Large shower stall
Vacuflush head
Heated towel bar
Marble tile floor
Corian countertop
Opening porthole with screen and curtain
Drawer and mirrored vanity storage
Exhaust vent


This stateroom has two single over and under bunks outboard with a cabinet and small desk
inboard. There is an ensuite head.
• Hanging locker
• Two opening portholes with screens and curtains
• Additional storage
• Ensuite head includes:
Vacuflush head
Large shower stall
Heated towel bar
Marble tile floor
Corian countertop
Opening port with screen and curtain
Exhaust fan


Access the flybridge from the stairs to starboard of the galley. The double overhead hatch allows additional light inside when sliding wooden hatch is open. Forward is a centerline helm with two helm chairs. Just aft and to port is a large L-shaped settee with table. To starboard is a cabinet with built in Bar-B-Que and refrigerator. Further aft is the electric davit and tender.
• Hinged Radar arch
• Helm console with engine instruments and electronics
• New Plexiglass windscreen
• Bimini top
• Propane Grill
• New Isotherm Refrigerator/freezer
• Large storage space under settee
• New Zodiak 340 RIB hard bottom inflatable with 30hp Honda 
• Life Raft mounted on starboard side
• Seat cushions


There are redundant chart plotting and radar systems for safety and convenience.
• Computer based Nobeltec Admiral navigation system with integrated radar and worldwide chart catalog
• New Computer based Nobeltec Time Zero navigation system
• Two View Sonic screens- one for each Nobletec system
• New Furuno Navnet chartplotter with Furuno 48 mile Radar
• Geonav chart plotter
• B&G Hydra Pilot Autopilot
• B&G Wind speed and Direction
• B&G Depth and Speed
• B&G Electronic compass
• Rudder Angle Indicator
• Interphase Forward looking Sonar
• Furuno GP37 GPS
• ICOM M-504 VHF with Command Mic
• Raytheon RAY 430 loud hailer
• New KVH 5 Sat TV receiver
• Magnetic Compass
• Guest remote control Spotlight
• Expandable Chart table with chart light
• Clock and Barometer
• Electric Air Horn


• 24VDC system and 220VAC system
• 12KW Westerbeke generator-new 2005, 485 original hours, exhaust hose replaced,full service and inspection performed 
• 2 High Output Engine Alternators for DC system
• 8- 8D AGM House Bank Batteries (3 years old)
• Mastervolt Dakar Sine 24/3000Watt Inverter/charger with remote panel in pilothouse
• Mastervolt Mass 24/100Amp Charger with remote panel in pilothouse
• Shore power inlet at starboard aft deck
• Safety panel in pilothouse with bilge alarms and tank gauges
• All new 24 volt DC LED lighting throughout boat-interior,exterior and engine room


• Twin Iveco 8361M 6 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated engines 145HP 3400 hours- 1000 hour engine inspection completed 5-2013, report available for review
• Micro Commander Electronic engine controls
• Dual Racor fuel filters
• Fuel priming pump
• Custom oil lubricated marine shaft system
• Koop Nautic Sea Rocq Stabilizers
• Koop Nautic hydraulic system
• Hydraulic Bow Thruster
• Hydraulic Steering system with controls at both stations
• Two back-up steering systems, one is wheel in pilothouse, second is emergency tiller
• 24 volt DC freshwater pump-reconditioned 
• Raw water deck wash pump for anchor wash and holding tank flush
• Kubola Diesel Furnace- Dual system supplies hot water for freshwater system and when needed supplies radiant heat throughout boat for year round operation in cold climates. 
• New Air conditioning system with four compressors/zones-all units plumbed to condensate drain pump-new raw water cooling pump
• Five Automatic Bilge Pumps
• One Manual Bilge Pump
• One Automatic condensate sump pump
• Gray water sump tank with auto pump out
• Three SeaLand vacuflush heads-all pumps 
• Holding Tank Pump out-tank gravity drains when offshore
• Automatic Fire Extinguishing System in Engine Room
• Stern Electric mooring winch
• HRO System 10 Watermaker
• Emergency Tiller


The displacement hull design has a full keel with skegs protecting the propellers plus bilge keels for added stabilization and an integral swim platform. The hull and deck are steel with an aluminum house structure creating an extremely strong and seaworthy vessel. The aft and side decks are teak over steel.

The Portugese bridge provides useful protection and storage. The chain locker is accessed from a watertight Freeman hatch on the foredeck. Oversized bollard style cleats are found fore and aft for secure docking. The rubrails and other potential chafe areas are integral stainless to prevent rust.

The aft deck has integrated seating across the transom with a table and storage under. Port and starboard are gates aft lead to the swim platform. There is a large deck hatch giving access to the lazarette room.

• Steel bulwarks with stainless railings above
• Storage under aft deck seating
• Storage in Portugese bridge
• Electric warping winch on aft deck
• Maxwell 3500 Hydraulic Windlass
• 2 Navy type anchors with 300' of 13mm(1/2") chain each, there is a third anchor in the lazarette
• Tender davit
• Multiple freeing ports
• Topsides from waterline up and house were re-painted in 2013/2014 with Dupont Imron paint system, all hardware removed, sandblasted as needed then paint system applied. Further details and records available for prospective buyers to review.
• Bottom was completely sandblasted in 2013, acid washed, 3 coats epoxy primer and 2 coats bottom paint applied
• Prop speed applied to props, shafts, bow thruster and stabilizers in 2013
• Chain locker was sandblasted and painted in 2013
• Bow thruster


• Automatic Fire Extinguishing system in engine room
• Four Hand Held Fire Extinguishers
• Five Automatic Bilge pumps
• One Manual Bilge Pump
• New 8 Man Life Raft
• Life jackets
• Flares


• Full sized washer and new exhaust dryer with transformer and exhaust system in accommodations companionway
• Linen closet in companionway


• Owners personal effects excluded from sale
• All art work and bicycle