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1993 54 (ft.) Vripack-Spiroships 54

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General Information

Listing# 147633

Ft Lauderdale, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
54 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
6 cylinder
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

Lady Galathea is a timeless Dutch designed and built trawler. The quality of the construction shows in every respect. This boat went through an extensive re-fit in 2013 that included full paint from the keel up. A complete re-fit worklist 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.

A perfect boat for the Great loop, Lake Champlain or many of the rivers and canals in Europe. With the running light mast folded down the boat has a bridge clearance of 18 feet. With the arch hinged down it is less than 16 feet.


Lady Galathea sleeps six in three cabins with ensuite heads. The interior joinerwork 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 2013 Newly upholstered L-shaped settee 2013 Flat screen TV that rises from cabinet 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 insturmentation 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 Ensuite head includes: vacuflush head large shower stall marbel 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 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
Starboard Guest Stateroom
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 hydraulic davit and tender. Additionally: Hinged Radar arch Helm console with engine instruments and electronics New Plexiglass windscreen installed 2013 Bimini top Propane Grill Isotherm Refigerator/freezer- new 4-2013 Large storage space under settee Zodiak 340 RIB hard bottom inflatable with 30hp Honda- New 10-2012 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 Computer based Nobeltec Time Zero navigation system- New 4-2013 Two View Sonic screens- one for each Nobletec system Furuno Navnet chartplotter with Furuno 48 mile Radar- new 2012 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 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 March 2013 2 High Output Engine Alternators for DC system 8- 8D AGM House Bank Batteries- New October 2012 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 (March 2013) 24 volt DC LED lighting throughout boat-interior,exterior and engine room
Twin Iveco 8361M 6 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated engines 145HP 3357 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- inspected,new seals installed March 2013 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 2013 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. System was reconditioned October 2012, flushed and new glycol solution installed, new exhaust system installed March 2013 Air conditionong system with four compressors/zones-all units plumbed to condensate drain pump- new raw water cooling pump installed March 2013 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 serviced 2013 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 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 painted in 2013-completely sandblasted, acid washed, 3 coats epoxy primer and 2 coats bottom paint applied Prop speed applied to props, shafts, bow thruster and stabilizers in 2013 All new sacrifisial anodes installed 2013 Chain locker was sandblasted and painted in 2013 Bow thruster re-built 2013
Automatic Fire Extinguishing system in engine room Four Hand Held Fire Extinguishers Five Automatic Bilge pumps One Manual Bilge Pump 8 Man Life Raft- new 2012 Life jackets Flares
Full sized washer and dryer in accomodations companionway- dryer new in 2013 Linen closet in companionway
Owners personal effects excluded from sale
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Please contact John Dennison, 443-995-8670