Fastnet Design : Published 1928 


Galatea, a Fastnet class Harrison Butler yacht

Show Boat
Galatea had a four year rebuild in the early 1980s by Steve Philips. Steve went on to cruise Galatea extensively, a highlight being a voyage to the Galapagos Islands in 1988. He also exhibited her annually for several years at the Victoria Classic Boat Festival. This is held on Labor Day each August at the south end of Vancouver Island. In recent years the Association has lost touch with this grand boat. The photograph above is from 1999 and the advertisement below (found October 2016) from 2005.

Advert for Galatea, 2005
An advert from August 2005 in the American magazine Wooden Boat
$68,000 is around £41,000

Galatea Statistics
Built : 1931 by Hugh Rodd at Canoe Cove, Sidney, British Colombia
LOA : 40' 0"
Beam : 10' 0"
Draught : 6' 0"
Displacement : --

Galatea Custodians and Home Ports
Steve Philips (?-1984-1999-?) Fulford harbour, Vancover Island, Canada

Galetea Links
° None found (October 2016)

Page last updated : October 2016


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