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CUSTOM Kennedy 47

1972 Kennedy 47

1972 • 47' (14.33 m) • Performance Sailboat
United States

$49,900 USD

"Galatea" is a comfortable, well built world cruising yacht. She is extensively equipped to sail anywhere in the world. Veteran of a circumnavigation.

She is a fast, powerful, world cruising vessel who's design is well ahead of her time!

Excellent and practical 2 cabin/2 head layout. Great space for living aboard and/or long term cruising.


Vessel Information

Builder: CUSTOM
Model: Kennedy 47
Model Year: 1972
Type: Sailboat
Category: Performance Sailboat
Sub Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 47' (14.33 m)
Beam Feet: 15' (4.57 m)
Draft Feet: 7' (2.18 m)
Engine Info: 55 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Leyland
Staterooms: 2

Location: Boston, Maine United States
City: Boston
Country: United States


On Deck

Galatea's design was decades ahead of her time for a capable world cruising yacht.

Her aft cockpit with low opening to the sea for easy boarding and swimming access mirrors contemporary designs. This aft cockpit allows access to the rest of the vessel, or direct access to the aft cabin via a private companionway.

Her deep, secure center cockpit allows for excellent visibility, and ample space for all crew.

Continuing forward on deck her simple, masthead rig with removable inner forestay is rigged with a full set of Doyle sails in very good condition.

Mainsail, Genoa, and Staysail were all new in 2014.

Mainsail features lazy jacks, while Genoa is controlled by a Harken furler.

At the bow is a Lofrans electric windlass pulling 200' of 1/4" chain holding a 60lb CQR anchor.

Secondary Danforth anchor and additional rode are stored in the spacious locker aft of the windlass.


Opening the Port cockpit locker reveals a "walk-in" engine room!

down a ladder from the cockpit there is excellent access to all sides of the main engine.

an 8kw Westerbeke Diesel genset is mounted in this locker with excellent access to all sides of both engine and genset.

Rows of shelves and a work bench finish off this space, unusual on a boat of this length, but very practical for long range cruising.


Going below from the cockpit to the main salon, there is a large galley to port.

Galley features a 4 burner propane stove with broiler and oven.

Deep double sink

Top loading refrigerator with cold plate (AC powered) - runs off of Genset once per day, does not use ships batteries!

Separate front loading DC refrigerator

To port and forward of the galley is the large dinette that comfortably seats six, and folds down to a double berth.

Opposite the dinette is a large settee.

Forward is a cabin featuring double bed, ample drawers and hanging storage, and a private head with shower.

Moving aft from the salon, there is a large navigation station with seat outboard to starboard of the companionway.

Moving further aft is stowage in the hallway between the salon and aft cabin.

Aft cabin is accessed via this hallway, and features a double bed, private head, and shower.

Aft cabin also has a private companionway hatch that exits directly to the aft cockpit/swim area.


Seller has moved on to other endeavors after many years of ownership, and has priced vessel for immediate sale. Please bring offers.

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