The Eric, Flamingo and Letty are first class yachts operating natural history tours in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The Eric, Letty, and Flamingo are signature yachts with identical characteristics. Refurbished annually, these superior first-class sister yachts accommodate no more than 16 guests and feature three decks of spacious staterooms. Interiors feature polished teak wood decor, fully air-conditioned cabins, dining room, a well-stocked bar, conference area with media equipment, and a book and DVD library.
The Eric has become the first hybrid energy tour boat in the Galapagos following a $100,000 installation of 40 solar panels and two wind turbines on the upper deck to provide enough power to initially support approximately 17 percent of the energy formerly produced by two carbon fuel-based generators.
- L.O.A.: 83 feet
- Beam: 24 feet
- Draft: 6 feet
- Cruising Speed: 10-12 knots.
- Engines: (2) 402 HP Caterpillar, 8-cylinder turbo diesel.
- Generators: (2) Perkins 90 KW generators.
- Water Capacity: 5,000 gallons.
- Water Maker Capacity: 2,530 gallons per day.
- Fuel Capacity: 5,400 gallons.
- Navigational Equipment: 24 miles Furuno radar, Furuno Satellite Navigator, electric compass, magnetic compass, clock, barometer.
- Communication Equipment: VHF and 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).