Currently soaking up the historic atmosphere of southern Italy, the newly delivered explorer Galego has even more history in her sights. The 102 Darwin Class megayacht from Cantiere delle Marche is eventually making her way to Greece and Turkey. Following the summer season, the adventures continue across the Atlantic.
The third 102 Darwin Class delivery, Galego is a true explorer, made for ocean crossings and long-range cruising. Cantiere delle Marche says she’ll see 4,700 nautical miles at 9½ knots, under Caterpillar power. Typical cruising speed should be 11½ knots. As is the shipyard’s practice, she incorporates systems derived from workboats and other hard-charging ships. Nonetheless, Galego remains a pleasure vessel and has a number of tailored touches. Since the owner is quite tall, headroom throughout is just over seven feet (2.18 meters). Naturally, the ports on each deck are larger, too, to avoid him having to stoop over to enjoy the view.
Given her 102-foot (31-meter) length, Galego may seem suited for a small to medium passenger capacity. Actually, she accommodates an owner’s party of 10. The owner has a big family, who all will cruise together regularly. They’ll play together regularly, too. Galego has a garage designed for a good complement of watertoys, plus land “toys.” There’s also a dive center in here. Also noteworthy, the family members are fitness fanatics. Therefore, the sundeck has space for working out, including a pool.
For relaxation inside, the owner wanted a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Walnut is the wood of choice, though leather adorns nearly every wall surface throughout. Together with Pierluigi Floris of PFA Partners, the owner also selected striking artwork (above) and some equally striking stand-alone furnishings.
While Galego gets going on her maiden voyage, Cantiere delle Marche continues work on several more explorers. It has projects slated for delivery through the next two years.