Best of the Best 2012: Custom Megayachts: Perini Navi Galileo G

Galileo G (+39.0187.28371, www.perininavi.it) is the second launch from the Vitruvius line of explorer yachts, which is a collaborative effort between naval architect Philippe Briand and Italian builder Perini Navi. (The first Vitruvius yacht, Exuma, was last year’s Best of the Best award winner in this category.) Delivered last October, the new vessel measures 183 feet in length and sports an ice-class-certified hull. Galileo G also boasts an impressive 9,000-nautical-mile range and an environmentally friendly design that allows it to traverse fragile coasts and berth in marinas with strict emissions policies. The trideck explorer accommodates 12 guests in a main-deck master suite, four belowdecks staterooms, and a main-deck gym that converts into a cabin. Alfresco space is plentiful on the foredeck and aft main deck, the latter of which can be fully enclosed in bad weather. The yacht’s three tender garages house a 31-foot rigid-inflatable boat, a 21-foot Smuggler, and a 14-foot rescue tender, plus two Lasers and four kayaks.

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The mod cruiser sports polished mahogany and teak, leather seats, and a windscreen from a Jaguar…
The 130-foot yacht includes both modern and traditional design touches…
Designed to emulate a grand tourer sports car, the yachts have sleek lines and long ranges…
The new sailboat, christened Watermark, can do double duty as a cruiser or a competitive racing...
The versatile boat can be reconfigured to meet the needs of a variety of owners…
With the largest steel hull of its kind, this expedition yacht yearns for extreme latitudes…
A host of helm controls and creature comforts set on high help elevate this 70-foot cruiser…
A cinema, double-deck gallery, and massage room are just a few of the vessel's myriad...
The boat offers endless options for play at sea, including fishing, diving, kayaking, and...
The 116-day cruise stops in 25 countries including New Zealand, India, and Greece...