Galapagos Sea Star Journey yacht will be overhauled in August 2015

Galapagos Sea Star Journey yacht will be overhauled in August 2015

Galapagos Sea Star Journey

Galapagos Sea Star Journey yacht will be overhauled in August 2015

The Galapagos M/V GALAPAGOS SEA STAR JOURNEY will undergo a complete 2 month overhaul from August 20 – October 20, 2015. 


QUITO, ECUADOR – June 16th, 2015 – Latin Trails, Ecuador based Galapagos cruise operator, announced the overhaul of its yacht “M/V GALAPAGOS SEA STAR JOURNEY”. The most exclusive yacht in the archipelago will be undergoing a full 2 month overhaul in the sea port of Guayaquil – Ecuador. This scheduled maintenance will take place between August 20th – October 20th


The M/Y GALAPAGOS SEA STAR JOURNEY is the most comfortable yacht for 16 passengers offering live aboard cruises in the Galapagos Islands,


Galapagos Sea Star JourneyOne of the most important features of this maintenance is the replacement of the yachts 2 motors, the new motors will offer less noise, a smoother navigation and better fuel efficiency. In summary the work that will take place at the shipyard will be:


- Installation of new motors (this will improve speed in 2 knots as well).
- Overhaul of generators and all mechanical equipment
- Sandblasting and repainting of the entire hull
- New fabrics and upholstery in all cabins and social areas
- Refreshed interior decoration, giving the yacht a much more tranquil, soft and relaxing ambience 
- Replacement of all exterior wood work.
- Replenished library with an extended collection of books


The Sea Star Journey will emerge with a fresh look, actually in a better condition than it was even during its maiden voyage from a few years back, but it’s not all about luxury, as the new efficient engines prove. Preserving the Galapagos Islands and wider environment is a very important part of the Sea Star’s mission. So, much of the work is being carried out using only local products and the yacht will be stocked with organic products that support sustainable rainforest communities in Ecuador, with all products tested to ensure they are up to the high standards expected by Latin Trails clients. 


Latin Trails Galapagos CruiseTo ensure this is the case, during this dry dock period the crew of the yacht will be participating in training courses, brushing up on their culinary, bakery, bartending, cabin work and safety procedures. All of which means the Sea Star Journey will still be setting the standards for Galapagos cruises for the next few years.


“We are excited with the refurbishment of our boutique yacht the M/Y Sea Star Journey, it is the evolution of expedition services in Galapagos. We have hired an on board hotel manager and will also be working on satellite connectivity during this maintenance. We aim to continue to be the standard bearers in high standard Galapagos cruise experiences.” Said Marcel Perkins, Managing Director at Latin Trails.


About Latin Trails

Latin Trails is a B2B boutique cruise and tour operator based in Ecuador and Peru, it operates the most exclusive fleet of oceangoing yachts in the Galapagos Islands (Galapagos Sea Star Journey and Galapagos Seaman Journey) and riverboats in the Amazon basin (The 8 passenger M/V Cattleya). The expedition Company is also known for it’s handcrafted itineraries around Ecuador and Peru offering highly personalized trips backed up by a 24/7 “adventure concierge” service. The Company also offers family friendly exploration of the Amazon at the Hakuna Matata Amazon lodge in Ecuador. All bookings for Latin Trails services are done on a business to business basis and can be done by the travel agent or tour operator of choice.


To learn more about Latin Trails, visit or call 1-800-747-0567. Find them on Facebook at of follow on Twitter at


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