Yate Eric

These superior first-class, sister yachts — the Eric & Letty — were custom-designed for cruising the Galapagos Islands.
Built in 1991 and refurbished annually, each vessel accommodates no more than 20 passengers and features three decks with spacious staterooms boasting polished teak interiors trimmed with shiny brass fittings.

Each motor yacht has 10 double outside-facing cabins, each with a window or porthole, each furnished with two twin beds or one double bed, a roomy closet, drawers, overhead storage plus climate controls, an intercom system and a private bath.
The Eric & Letty yachts also feature spacious common areas which include a sundeck, dining room, a well-stocked bar, a conference area with flat screen TVs and a VCR (for briefings about the plants, wildlife and natural history during your Galapagos expedition), stereo cassette/CD equipment, and a book- and video library to escape the mid-day heat.
In addition, those who worship the equatorial sun, twinkling stars and wind across the ocean are welcome to relax on the sun decks. The decks are also great for catching ocean breezes as you cruise through Darwin’s biological paradise. For when you might prefer to stay out of the sun, picture windows surround the upper two decks and offer spectacular panoramic views of the landscape of the islands and the deep blue sea.
As a pioneer in sustainable travel, our company is proud to share that the Eric was also the first hybrid boat to cruise the Galapagos Islands with the installation of solar panels.
Low guide-to-passenger ratios aboard the Eric & Letty (each with one expert naturalist bilingual guide for every 10 passengers) ensure highly-personalized service and intimate experiences on your on-shore excursions, snorkeling tours or panga-boat trips through the Galapagos Islands.
An experienced captain, eight dedicated crew members, and two experienced English-speaking naturalist guides will attend to you during your entire Galapagos cruise. Each naturalist guide takes a group of no more than 10 passengers on the shore excursions and shares their extensive knowledge about the island’s diverse wildlife with you. Small wooden boats, locally called pangas, ferry passengers to shore for island visits.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

L.O.A.: 83 feet.
BEAM: 24 feet.
CLASSIFICATION: ABS (American Bureau of Shipping)
CRUISING SPEED: 10-12 knots
GUIDES: 2 English-speaking naturalist guides
NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT: 24 miles Furuno radar, Furuno Satellite Navigator, electric compass, magnetic compass, clock, barometer
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT: VHFand HF-SSB radios
SAFETY EQUIPMENT: VIKING 25-person inflatable capsule lifeboat (SOLAS certified), 40 life vests with whistles and fluorescent marker, 10 circular buoys with emergency lights, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, automatic radio buoy via satellite EPIRB (emergency position indicator radio beacon)
PROVIDED WITH: all 10 cabins have private bath and fresh, hot-and-cold-water shower.

DECK PLANS
CABINS
CRUISE A – 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS – SUNDAY TO SUNDAY
CRUISE B – 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS – SUNDAY TO SATURDAY
RATES 2018