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Amazing Superyachts Turn Heads

This protected natural area may not get traffic like the Med, but it is on every yacht owner’s bucket list of beautiful places to visit. The Galapagos continue to attract some of the world’s most identifiable superyachts.

This volcanic island chain off the coast of Ecuador has remained practically untouched by the rest of the world. Thanks to the work by the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve, their natural beauty has been carefully conserved. The small land masses have protected a spectacular variety of endemic plant and wildlife species for centuries.

Find out which superyachts have been spotted around the archipelago.

M/Y Octopus
This 126m (414 ft) custom Lurssen Yachts stunner is currently the largest explorer superyacht ever built. Octopus was designed by Espen Oeino was launched in 2003. She has some great toys to facilitate Galapagos expeditions: two helicopters and a 20m submarine docked inside her transom. Owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, she has some grand extra features including a cinema, recording studio and a glass-bottom pool.

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M/Y Tatoosh
Another yacht owned by Paul Allen has been seen in the area. M/Y Tatoosh was built by the German shipyard Nobiskrug 92m (303 ft) and delivered in 2000. She is considered a relaxed luxury yacht for up to 20 guests. Her special features include two separate helipads, an observation room, a pool with contra-flow jets and a diving room which includes a decompression chamber.

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M/Y Zeus (Katana)
This 74.5 (244 ft) custom superyacht launched by Blohm & Voss in 1991 was recently seen in the Galapagos. She has a strikingly modern exterior design by Martin Francis. She has six luxurious guest cabins and a full basketball court.

M/Y Vava II
Stretching 96m (315ft), this custom build from Devonport Yachts in Plymouth first touched water in 2012. The main living space onboard has retractable floor-to-ceiling windows and she has a large swimming pool.

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S/Y Jasali II (Independence)
Jasali II has sailed gracefully around the eastern Pacific archipelago. She is a custom 53m (173 ft) vessel built by Perini Navi. The luxury sail yacht has award-winning interior design and guest suites for 10.

S/Y Jasali II (Independence)
This 52m (170ft) superyacht from the Dutch builder Oceanco has been seen navigating around the Galapagos Islands. The unique area was appreciated from the master cabin’s dedicated observation lounge and extensive entertaining space on the deck. You can take a cruise on board Lazy Z too; she is currently available for charter.

Superyacht Services in the Galapagos Islands
YACHTGALA is proud to have served these special superyacht clients and many more during their stay in the Galapagos. In offering assistance to vessels of all sizes, our staff has become known as dedicated partner. We can offer technical services, supplies, bunkering, local permits and guided luxury excursions. Contact YACHTGALA to start planning your visit to these wondrous islands.


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