Galana River II 

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 DS  - Specifications  

The name "Galana River"
The name of the boat was given by the first owner, who kept her only one season. He tells me the origin of the name comes from a safari adventure he had along the banks of a river called Galana in Africa.
I have since found out that in Sardinia where the boat is kept, there is an excellent and expensive wine called "Galana" (often stocked on the boat), so I tell my Italian friends that the translation of the boat's name is "Rivers of Galana". 

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The Galana River coat of arms, with the Sardinian-Australian logos of the owners.
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Technical specifications

Overall length              13.21 m                      43'4'' 

Hull length                   12.84 m                       42'1'' 

Length on waterline      11,43 m                      37'5'' 

Overall Beam               4.19 m                        13'8'' 

Keel draft                      2,10 m                        6'6'' 

Weight                          9300 kg                    20503 lbs 

Keel weight                  2955 Kg                   6515 lbs

Cabins                               3

Berths                                6

Heads                                 2 

Fuel capacity                   200 litres                 53 US gal 

Water capacity                500 litres                 140 US gal

20 Kg Bruce anchor with 63 metre chain and counter, plus spare Bruce anchor

Category                            A - no limits, with all safety equipment including EPIRB.

Italian flag 

Construction 2000, Architect  Daniel ANDRIEU  

Engine Yanmar                75HP  (Hours 1192)

Furling main sail and genoa, a new storm jib on inner fore-stay, plus spare storm sail and a gennaker.

The genoa had the UV strip replaced with a matching blue one. The gennaker has been used only once.

Total sail area of main and genoa  88 mē  - 947 sq ft.     


Raymarine Tri-data, two Raymarine GPS plotters with one in cockpit, Raymarine Radar, VHF plus hand-held, Foruno NavtexRaymarine autopilot, bow-thruster, Maxprop folding propeller and protector, electric winch, Eberspacher heating, two deck solar panels, holding tank for main head and shower, cd radio, 12 volt Philips flatscreen TV, eight 12 volt batteries, inverter for 220 volt use on board, meteo station.
GSM burglar and water alarm.
Glass-bottom Arimar r.i.b. and new 3.3 hp Johnson outboard motor.


Blue hull, teak deck, spray hood, bimini, gangway, teak cockpit folding table, mast steps up to first spreaders, wheel cover, full range of cockpit and deck cushions with covers, bed linen, curtains, sunshades, mosquito nets.

Set of 8 plates and cutlery of "Sailing round the world" series.
Complete set of tools.
10 Galana River T-shirts and 4 caps
Fully updated Owners Manual and reference/instruction documentation on all equipment on board.

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