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Galapagos Islands - 8 Day Cruises
Yachts M/Y Eric, Flamingo I & Letty
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Galapagos Yachts M/Y Eric, Flamingo I, and LettyA signature fleet of three, first class, 20-passenger ships was outfitted in 1990. Each of these three identical yachts, the M/Y Eric, Flamingo I and Letty were custom-designed exclusively for Galapagos expeditions. Eighty-three feet long with 24-foot beams, the yachts offer spacious accommodations for small groups. With only twenty passengers and Sea kayaks are provided at no extra charge on the M/Y Eric, Flamingo I and Lettytwo expert natural guides per yacht, each guest is ensured a personalized voyage.

The interiors, designed with polished teak wood, have fully air-conditioned cabins and public areas. Each yacht also features a dining room, well-stocked bar, conference area with television, VCR, stereo cassette/CD equipment, book and video library. Picture windows surround the upper two decks and offer spectacular panoramic views of the sea and islands.

Thanks to the small group size, your expedition to the Galapagos Islands can be at a much more leisurely pace. Snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and sea kayaks are provided at no additional charge.

Technical Specifications
Vessel Name
M/Y Eric
M/Y Flamingo I
M/Y Letty
Galapagos Networks M/Y Eric, Flamingo I & Letty - all three ships are identical
All three ships are identical
Length 83 feet/25.29 meters
24 feet/7.32 meters
Draft 6 feet/1.83 meters
240 tons
Capacity 20 passengers — All outside cabins with private bathrooms, air-conditioning & all-teak interiors
Engines (2) Caterpillar 8-cylinder turbo diesel, 402 HP each
Generators (2) Perkins 90 KW generators
Speed Cruising 10-12 knots
Water Capacity 5000 gallons; Water maker capacity: 2530 gallons/day
Fuel Capacity 5400 gallons
Crew Captain + 8 members + 2 naturalist guides
Navigation Highly sophisticated navigational and mechanical equipment meet the highest safety standards found in Galapagos including: 24-mile Furuno radar, Furuno Satellite Navigator, electric compass, magnetic compass, clock, barometer, depth finder-Raytheon speed and distance log.
Communication VHF & HF-SSB radios
Safety 25-person inflatable capsule lifeboat (SOLAS certified)
(40) life vests with whistles and flourescent makers
(10) circular buoys with emergency lights, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, automatic radio buoy via satellite EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)
All crewmembers are experienced and trained by ISM and in the regulations that local, Navy and National Park authorities require.
Certification SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and ISM (International Safety Management)
Classification ABS (American Bureau of Shipping)
Voluntary Ecological Certification SmartVoyager
All-Teak Dolphin Deck Cabin, M/Y Letty
Classically Beautiful All-Teak Dolphin Deck Cabin
Lounge area, M/Y Flamingo I
M/Y Flamingo I Lounge

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