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Available for SaleSALTY K78' 2005 Garlington 

2005/2011/2021 Garlington 78 Skybridge presented by Galati Yacht Sales - Cabo San Lucas

Incredible Value for an extremely well built and maintained Custom Sport Fish

Approximately 2 Million dollar refit done in 2021

1 Million dollar refit was done at Merritts Boat Yard completed in 2011

This Garlington 78 is a one of a kind Custom boat!

Garlington built only three of this classic 78 foot Sportfish boats. SALTY K is the only one built with a sky bridge for ultimate comfort and fish ability. Meticulously maintained by its only 2 owners this 78 Garlington has had no expense spared. Though her hull was originally commissioned in 2005, she underwent a Major Refit done at Merritts Boatyard in 2011. The Salty K was updated with a complete paint job, New M91 Engines, New Onan Generators, Updated Electronics, and much more. This yacht has everything you need to travel and fish around the world to include huge New refrigerated fish holds, giant bait tank, tons of storage space and an ultra spacious and comfortable ALL NEW interior. Come see. LLC owned SALTY K in Cabo San Lucas!

Notable Features:

  • Furuno OMNI Sonar
  • Novurania DL400 hard bottom inflatable w/Yamaha 50 HP 4 stroke
  • Seaquipt davit with custom made carbon fiber boom
  • Two Fuel Tanks for a total of 2625 Gallons
  • Teak deck Mezzanine
  • Release Marine fighting chair white mounted over live bait tank
  • Huge live bait tank center mounted in cockpit with 218 gallon tanks and 3 tuna tubes built in between both tanks
  • Starlink
  • Cameras CCTV
  • Enclosed Cruisair air conditioned pilot house
  • Three Stidd helm chairs on Skybridge

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Galati Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 78' (24 m)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity: 2,625 gal (9,937 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 500 gal (1,893 L)
Holding Tank: 228 gal (864 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Mexico, San Jose Del Cabo
Build Year: 2005
Refit: 2021
Builder: Garlington
Model: 78 Skybridge
Type: Sport Fishing
Engine Information:
  • Engine Make: MTU
  • Engine Model: M91
  • Engine Year: 2011
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power (HP): 2000.00
  • Power (KW): 0.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 4500.00
  • Engine Location: Port



  • Satin teak finish throughout
  • Center door entry slightly offset to Starboard
  • Spiral staircase to pilothouse
  • Small cabinet to port side with ICOM radio
  • (3) small drawers to port aft of couch
  • Pop up system for flat screen TV
  • (2) single chairs to starboard
  • L-shaped couch to port with storage underneath
  • Cabinet locker forward of couch for glass and plate storage
  • Liquor cabinet under galley counter facing salon
  • Custom Rod storage recessed into salon headliner with drop down hatches
  • New carpet
  • Salon/Dinette Ice Maker


  • Majilite headliners throughout entire vessel
  • Corinthian vinyl carpeting throughout
  • Mattresses and bedding
  • Wine fridge in master berth
  • Updated TVs in every room
  • Heavy sea capable tv lifts in bridge and galley
  • New Audio Visual system with jukebox, satellite radio, direct tv and Dish network capability, UHD 7 satellite antenna, Game port for salon tv, Sonar and MFD displays to Salon TV
  • Fleet One Satellite telephone
  • Ships data network driven by cell, satellite, Marina wifi, or Starlink. Wireless routing extended to all accommodation spaces.
  • USB charging stations at Vimar outlets throughout


  • L shaped dinette to starboard
  • Drawers under dinette seating
  • Custom rod storage behind dinette seat backrest
  • Flat screen TV
  • Crestron Entertainment system behind teak cabinet in dinette
  • Storage cabinet above dinette


  • Peninsula galley to port
  • Three compartment sink and faucet
  • Stainless steel sink to port
  • Custom made refrigerator by Glacier with stainless steel liner and door heater
  • Custom made freezer by Glacier with Stainless steel liner
  • Control box for heated door seals.
  • Electric ship panel at end of peninsula galley
  • Custom made trash pullout with teak face
  • Teak faced drawers under galley counters
  • GE Profile stainless steel convection and microwave oven
  • Miele induction cooktop
  • (3) 110 volt GFI outlets
  • Garbage disposal
  • New Release Marine Barstools (2)
  • New Uline clear ice maker
  • New raw water pump for galley and Mezzanine chillers


  • Center companionway features a very wide and comfortable walk way
  • LED lighting
  • Day/Guest stateroom head to starboard
  • Washer & Dryer


  • Queen bed with drawers below
  • LED lighting
  • Flat screen TV
  • Double door hanging closet
  • Reading lights
  • 110 volt outlets
  • Custom Wallpaper
  • Hull covering
  • New carpet
  • Teak night stands with cabinets
  • Headboard recovered
  • Bookshelf below TV


  • Headhunter Neoclassic toilet
  • Vortice Axial K extraction system
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Corian countertop
  • Dorn Bracht chromed faucet
  • Mirrored back splash
  • Mirrored vanity up
  • LED lighting
  • GFI outlets
  • Painted shower stall with glass door
  • Dorn Bracht shower handle
  • Cabinet storage under sink
  • Bomar hatch


  • V Berth bunks. 1 upper bunk and to lower in V shape. Lower bunks can convert into 1 large bed by using an insert
  • Large storage area under deck
  • Storage under lower bunks
  • 2 hanging closets
  • 4 storage cabinets up to starboard opposite from port side upper bunk
  • Reading lights for all bunks
  • Cruisair AC
  • Flat screen TV
  • Hull covering
  • Wall covering
  • LED lighting
  • New Carpet


  • Corian countertop
  • Mirrored backsplash
  • Mirrored vanity
  • Storage cabinet under wash basin
  • LED lighting
  • Headhunter Neoclassic toilet
  • Vortice Axial K extraction system
  • GFI 110 outlet
  • Dorn Bracht chromed faucet
  • Dorn Bracht chromed shower fixtures
  • Painted shower stall
  • Teak & Holly sole


  • Over under bunks
  • Reading lights for each bunk
  • Hull covering
  • Wall covering
  • 110 volt outlet
  • Hanging closet
  • Access to day head
  • Bomar hatch


  • Headhunter Neoclassic toilet
  • Vortice Axial K extraction system
  • Dorn Bracht chromed faucet
  • Corian countertop
  • Mirrored back splash
  • Mirrored vanity
  • New wallpaper
  • Dorn Bracht shower handle
  • LED lighting
  • GFI outlet
  • Cabinet storage underneath wash basin
  • Painted shower stall
  • Dorn Bracht shower handle


  • Starboard side positioned low in the boat
  • Over/under bunks with storage under lower bunk
  • Flat screen TV
  • (4) drawers
  • 110 volt outlets
  • large hanging closet
  • Engine room access
  • Access panel to central vac and forward fuel tank
  • LED lighting
  • ICOM VHF radio with remote mic


  • Dometic master flush head
  • Correan countertop
  • Dorn Bracht chromed faucet
  • Dorn Bracht chromed shower handle
  • Mirrored backsplash
  • Mirrored vanity up
  • GFI outlet
  • Large shower with glass door
  • Large storage area behind shower access panel
  • Teak and Holly sole


  • Enclosed Cruisair air conditioned pilot house
  • (3) high back Stidd helm chairs Admiral blue
  • L shaped couch with drawers underneath
  • Battery bank for electronics under couch
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat screen TV
  • Book shelf to port with all ships manuals
  • Teak rod racks in head liner port side
  • DC panel for all electronics starboard side
  • Monitoring panel to port
  • Automatic air actuated door to aft deck
  • Docking station starboard side aft pilot house deck
  • Seating area port side in aft deck with storage underneath
  • Stainless Steel rail with 13 rod holder rocket launcher
  • LED lighting
  • Custom trash bin behind tv
  • Chart shelf to starboard
  • (2) access panels to all electronics black boxes
  • Teak step ladder to Sky Bridge
  • New Windshield wipers and control
  • Stidd chairs re-upholstered
  • (2) drawer fridges
  • Updated battery monitors


  • (2) Furuno MU175T Touch Screen Displays for TZT2 BB and Sonars New
  • Garmin 8624 touchscreen displays (2) New
  • Furuno NavPilot Autopilot control New
  • Sturdy low profile shifters New
  • Furuno fishfinder DFF3UHD New
  • (2) Icom M506 VHF radios New
  • Bow Thruster Controller New
  • Watch alarm wired to Bridge and Accommodation hallway New
  • Crestron AV system touch-screen controller

Aft of Bridge Station:

  • Sturdy low profile shifters New
  • Furuno Autopilot
  • Bow Thruster Controller New
  • Custom integrated Jastram Jog Lever


  • (3) Low back Stidd helm chairs white
  • Whatite helm pod
  • Single lever controls
  • Hydraulic lift for electronics
  • Hardtop
  • Rupp riggers
  • Stainless Steel rail with 1 rod holder
  • (2) aft facing spreader lights
  • (1) forward facing spreader lights
  • Chart lights overhead


  • (2) Furuno MU195T Touch Screen Displays for TZT2 BB and Sonars New
  • (2) Garmin 8612 MFD New
  • Omni Sonar control New
  • Furuno NavPilot Autopilot control New
  • (2) Icom M506 VHF radios New
  • CH-250 Remote
  • Bow Thruster Controller New
  • MTU Button Panel New
  • Stidd chairs reupholstered


2021 -Entire cockpit deck replaced with 1.5” Divinycell and Coosa vacuum infused epoxy and post cured under design and supervision from naval architect.

2021 -New ½” quarter-sawn teak mezzanine and cockpit, caulk joints 100%, no fasteners

2021 Fish Holds following design from naval architect. Izerwaren lift shocks and freeman hardware for hatches. Self bailing gutters.

2021 Oversized Starboard Fish-hold

  • Minimum 6” insulation
  • Dometic ice chipper feeding STBD Fish Hold
  • Glacier cold plates and chiller unit
  • Raw water pump

2021 Port In deck freezer/fish hold—minimum 6” insulation

  • Rebuilt Glacier chiller unit
  • Glacier cold plates
  • Raw water pump

Bait Tank:

  • 2021 Reconfigured plumbing—manifold, valving and hoses
  • 2022 Pentair 3hp variable speed bait pump
  • Inside of tank stripped of gelcoat, bottom reinforced with epoxy and cloth, interior coated with surface tolerant epoxy paint, and outside repainted with imron
  • Led lighting


  • Cockpit and mezzanine repainted
  • Transom stripped and re covered (7 layers varnish, clear coat 6 months later)
  • Fighting chair re-varnished and re-uphosltered
  • Stamoid canvas cockpit shade and supports
  • New Miele electric barbeque
  • Mezzanine seating cushions
  • New cockpit bolster cushions


  • SeaKeeper 35 (Warranty to 2026) with aux water feed, networked to Garmin system. Installation following design from naval architect.
  • Freeman 18x24 oval deck hatch to access lazarette, steering, seakeeper and bait manifold.
  • All lazarette hoses replaced


  • Teak deck mezzanine
  • Center hinged lift up engine room access
  • Miele grill with teak life in starboard mezzanine deck
  • Port side mezzanine seat with storage underneath
  • Starboard side mezzanine seat with storage underneath
  • Stainless Steel mezzanine rail with 8 rod rocket launcher



  • Dynema re-strung
  • Davit electrical main control re-built
  • Davit repainted
  • All new hydraulic hoses
  • New non-skid
  • Mask stripped, blocked and repainted
  • Teak toerail stripped and re-coated (7 layers varnish, clear coat 6 months later)
  • Lumitec 12,000 lumen dimmable flood light


  • Omni sonar installed by AME New 2021
  • CH250 Scanning sonar—new 8” 150khz dome New
  • 599 LHW pocket mount 3kw transducer custom fairing and install by AME New
  • B175M 1kw 88khz single channel chirp transducer installed by AME New
  • Furuno FAR 2127 25 kw radar rebuilt by Furuno and networked to TZ system Rebuilt
  • Furuno SC-70 Satellite Compass New
  • Furuno FA 50 AIS with silent mode New
  • FLIR M364 Thermal Camera New
  • Garmin Fantom Radome New
  • ACR RCL-100 Spotlight New
  • Garmin GSD 25 Sounder module New
  • TZT2 Black Boxes (2) New
  • Garmin Wind instrument New
  • Axis network camera for cockpit New
  • Garmin GC200 Marine IP cameras in engine room and lazarette New
  • HT200BV-N2 water temp sensor (replaceable thru-hull unit) New
  • TZT3 19 in cockpit (with video feed from both sonars) New
  • Furuno network available in Captain’s berth (for TimeZero PC) New
  • ICOM M506 VHF radios throughout (including Salon and Captain’s berth) New


All Interior lighting replace with LED Lights, transformers, and dimmers throughout.

  • Two ASEA Boost Transformers/galvanic isolators and 50 amp shore-power breakers
  • All bonding wire and terminals replaced as needed
  • Batteries
  • 2 8D AGM Nav Bank
  • 2 8D AGM House Bank
  • 4 Group 31 AGM Engine Start
  • 2 Group 24 AGM Generator Start
  • Charging system
  • 90 Amp Newmar Nav Charger
  • 2 x 45 Amp Newmar House Bank Chargers
  • 45 Amp Main Engine Battery Charger
  • 25 Amp Generator Battery Charger
  • Bow thruster PLC and Joysticks

Exterior Electrical:

  • 110v Headhunter/StingRay raw water washdown, hoses and clamps
  • Glendenning shorepower bezels and switching
  • Shorepower cords with molded plugs (white)
  • Led courtesy lighting in cockpit and mezzanine
  • 2 Lumitec 12,000 lumen dimmable spreader lights
  • New AC and DC outlets in under gunnel storage
  • 105,000 Lumen side light


Air Conditioning

  • New air handlers (9)
  • New Dometic 4 ton AC chillers
  • All AC Controls
  • New chiller hoses, flush manifold, and expansion tank.
  • New AC saltwater pump and associated hoses
  • 220v Headhunter fresh water pump
  • Headhunter expansion tanks (2)
  • UV water purifying light
  • Salt Water pumps for AC, Refrigeration, Washdown
  • Bilge pumps and float switches (5)


  • New Membranes & New remote and water quality controls

Engine Room

  • Complete repower in 2011
  • 2 MTU's 16 V 2000 M91
  • 2000 HP @ 2300 RPM
  • 24 VDC isolated ground starter motor
  • 24 VDC 100A isolated alternator
  • 24 VDC emergency stop device
  • "Racor" primary fuel filter assembly, duplex, with 24VDC priming pump
  • Cardan shafts: GWB/GKN 687.65 0.02
  • Gearboxes: twin disc MG-6616-00-RV
  • Raw water cooling system for each main engine and gearbox
  • Two new generators replaced on 2011
  • Ona /Cummins, model MDKBU 32kw
  • Wet exhaust system on each generator
  • Vernalift vertical waterlift muffler for each system
  • Muffler directly mounted on the hull aft and outboard of the generator
  • Generator 3'' wet exhaust hose connected to the muffler
  • Raw cooling water system for each generator
  • Brand new fire extinguishers in 2016, upgraded to Halon
  • Total of 8 portable fire extinguishers throughout the boat
  • Raw water pump installed on the starboard side
  • Chiller units mounted above starboard gearbox
  • Hot water heaters (2x20 US gal.)
  • Watermaker: Village Marine Pure Water Series 1440 GPD
  • Control box for heated door seals


  • New starters for main engines
  • Heat exchangers for main engines
  • Entire sturdy engine control system and displays replaced


  • Remote controls replaced in engine room and bridge
  • ECMs replaced
  • Raw water pumps replaced
  • New sea strainers and hoses
  • Sound shield insulation stripped and replaced
  • New fuel supply and return lines


  • Rudder feedback
  • Autopilot pump
  • Rams rebuilt
  • Steering hoses replaced


  • Gearbox heat exchangers serviced
  • All fuel tanks polished
  • Exhaust Clamps at far aft end of surge tube replaced
  • Trim tabs
  • New tabs
  • New pump
  • New controls
  • New indicators wired to Garmin


  • American Bow Thruster TRAC 12''
  • (2) Fuel tanks for a total of 2625 US Gal - Midship tank: 1765 Gal. Forward tank: 860 Gal.
  • Midship tank can be filled on either side of the boat
  • Oberdorfer fuel transfer pump (max. transfer rate 4 USGPM)
  • Fuel tank levels monitored electronically and mechanically
  • Sea Pro duplex fuel filters
  • Racor fuel filters for the generators
  • Stainless steel rudders
  • Hynautic Aqualine 22 power assisted steering system
  • Seaquipt davit with custom made carbon fiber boom
  • 2011 Novurania DL400 hard bottom inflatable
  • Yamaha 50 HP 4 stroke


  • (3) bilge pump systems
  • Rule 24 Volt 3700GPH bilge pump system located in forward bilge, forward engine room, aft engine room and lazarette
  • Emergency bilge pump system (engines)
  • Emergency bilge pump system (electric) Oberdorfer 300BF13
  • Painted with Akzo Nobel marine paint

2022 & 2023


  • New injectors on main engines
  • Generator heat exchangers replaced
  • Trolling valve actuators replaced
  • Both helm pumps rebuilt
  • Starlink


  • Replaced Air Conditioning Circulation Pump
  • Rebuilt grey-water overboard pump
  • Underwater Lights (2)
  • VHF Antennas (3)
  • Rudder bearings and seals
  • Shafts trued
  • New Shaft seals (extras on shafts)
  • Engine and Gearbox alignment
  • Bottom Paint
  • Steering Coolers replaced
  • Main Engine Raw Water Hoses Replaced
  • Full Detail
  • Furuno Repeater display in captain’s quarters
  • SeaKeeper Serviced
  • New ASKO washer and vented dryer, all venting replaced
  • New silent compressor for pneumatic doors
  • Windlass rebuilt


  • Main engine starter
  • Led interior lights, converters, and dimmers
  • Davit controller
  • 2 50 amp shore cords to (extensions to cablemasters) to accommodate any dockside shorepower configuration
  • Veem Propellers
  • Small tvs for berths and dinette
  • ER Blower VFD
  • Furuno FAR remote control
  • WaterMaker Raw Water Pump
  • Misc Bedding

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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