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Galactic Viking Racing Yacht

Galactic Viking is an Open 60 (Ex-IMOCA), designed by Bernard Nivelt, built and sailed by Thierry Dubois in the Vendee Globe 2000 and in the Around Alone in 2002. She was later campaigned by Rich Wilson who achieved 9 th   in the 2009 Vendee Globe Race. She achieved a 3 rd   place in the Velux 5 Oceans Race in 2011 with Derek Hatfield. Designed for speed and durability, the Open 60 is one of the fastest boats in sailing. When set up for short-handed sailing, sail manoeuvres and navigation are all easily dealt with from the sheltered cockpit and ergonomic compact cabin. They can just as equally be sailed by a full crew or in singlehanded configuration to take part in events like the RORC Fastnet, Middle Sea Race and the Sevenstar Round Britain Race to name but a few.



Galactic Viking is an excellent example of an earlier generation Open 60 that has been consistently improved and will stand the test of time for many years to come. The boat planes easily and can comfortably sail at 25 knots downwind or on a reach. Galactic Viking is in great shape, environmentally friendly with her electric engine and has been maintained for comfort, safety and reliability.  She is suitable for offshore racing, charter, sponsorship opportunities or high-speed thrills and oceanic passage making.   


  • LOA:                 18.28m 
  • Beam:               5.18m 
  • Draft:                4.42m
  • Displacement:  8.5 tonnes
  • Lying:                Norway
  • Built:                 Thierry Dubois
  • Designer:          Bernard Nivelt
  • Launched:        1999 


  • New running rigging 2022
  • New standing rigging 2015
  • Mast had ultrasound inspection 2017
  • Rig inspected annually
  • Sails 2016: 
  • Square top Mainsail
  • Light Jib
  • Furling Jib


  • Lewmar winches
  • 1 x pedestal 


  • Single gas burner
  • Freshwater tank
  • New Toilet 2021


  • All signal cables, antennas and wires replaced 2022
  • Raymarin Axiom 12 « INT and Axion 9» EXT
  • CPU
  • Autopilot 
  • 3 Raymarine Displays at Nav Station and helm EXT
  • 1 Raymarine Display INT
  • New masthead wind sensor
  • New B&G T2 Autopilot drive
  • Raymarine 4G Radar at mast 
  • Raymarine VHF system 
  • Simrad AIS class A, NMEA2000 
  • Fusion Stereo system interfaced with plotters 
  • BOSE speakers in cockpit and NAV station


  • Sleipner bow & stern thruster (retractable) fitted 2017, Joystick at Helm
  • New Optima batteries for thrusters 2022
  • 2 X 400Ah 48Volt Lithium power bank LiFePO4, charges from Shore Power, Water (propeller shaft), Solar Panels, Wind Turbine and generator 
  • Whisper Generator M-GV/2k, max 6Kw effect
  • Whisper PowerCube 
  • Whisper Inverter 48V to 220 Volt
  • Multiple converters from 48 to 12 volt
  • Touch screen for full control over power systems



  • 1 x 10-man Life raft
  • Fire Extinguishers & other safety equipment


  • Bow reinforced with Carbon fibre 2008
  • Keel inspection 2017
  • Canting Keel operated by Lewmar winch
  • Single daggerboard


  • All new deck hatches x 5
  • Bottom paint in 2022


  • 5 Vendee Globe campaigns
  • 2011 Velux 5 Oceans

Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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