Ovni 395. 2 cabins version.



Listing Id 5065541 Length 12.77 Meter
Condition Used Type Sail
Make ALUBAT Year 2005
Model OVNI 395 Engine Type Inboard Diesel
Hull Style Single Hull Type Aluminium
Stock Number #ONVIGALA2019



One owner since new

2 cabins version

Stored out of the water 4-6 months a year or more depending on the owner who had to return to work in Switzerland for some time each year.

Fully fresh-water-flushed including engine before each long time storage

Kept in pristine condition

All sailing can be done from cockpit 

Sail locker forward

Running back-stays for staysail

Salt water floor pump at galley sink

Countertops in Corian

Equipped for unlimited offshore cruising with solar power, water-maker, comprehensive, top quality suite of cruising electronics and good suite of sails in excellent condition

New rudder bearings 2018

New hydraulic motor for rudder lift 2018

New Hydraulic tank 2017

New anchor and chain 2014

Echotech 240 DML Watermaker (New 2010)

Full bottom strip to bare metal and re-primed / painted in 2010 / 2011

Survey carried out by independent IMS registered in September 2019

Available now in Fiji

Fully surveyed on September 2nd 2019. Report available.


Ovni yachts, built by Alubat in France, are perhaps one of the most widely known and internationally recognized cruising yachts in the world. There are few yachts as admired and displaying as many qualities in each of their models as an Ovni. From France to Australia, the USA or South Africa, almost anyone, even without much knowledge of yacht builders, will know Ovni, and for those who don't, one look at them is enough to plainly see that this is a yacht far above the rest. These boats have been designed with the ocean in mind, and intended for long distance cruising. All the Ovni owners we have met in 10 years of working with cruising sailors have said that if they ever purchased another boat, it would have to be an Ovni again.

Their first attribute is their strength. As Alubat's moto clearly demonstrate 'In the middle of the ocean, the real luxury, is safety'

All Ovni boats are built from 5083 H 111 aluminum (hulls, decks, roofs and cockpits )and are fully assembled and welded in an Argon / Helium atmosphere. They are welded inside and out for extra security. Interior woodwork is in oak, with white vinyl headlining. Lead ballast is encapsulated in resin.

This 2 cabin 395 is fully insulated above the waterline and has many unique design features, as well as substantial improvements both inside and out.

"Galatea" has a lifting keel which gives her an enviable minimum draft of 58cm with the keel up and an impressive draft of 1.92 with the keel down. The most popular Ovnis for cruisers are the lifting keel version, as the boat is then immensely manageable around atolls and reefs, and can easily be beached for cleaning. With its 58cm minimum draft, you can go virtually anywhere.

The smooth and accurate helm control will say a lot for its nautical qualities: remaining both stiff in a breeze and efficient in performance. It is a Philippe Briand design after all!

With her generous forms and the quality of the installed amenities aboard, this boat will offer you exceptional comfort on board, both at sea and at anchor. The cabins are large, and the main cabin is spacious with enough space around the table to facilitate circulation. Interior wood is light oak, which contributes to a bright, modern feel without losing the traditional feel of a skilfully built yacht, where curved angles, joinery, cabinetry and attention to details are immediately obvious and far above what is often built these days.

This beautiful Ovni 395 ‘Galatea’ was ordered from the Alubat factory for her Swiss owner, a semi-retired surgeon who chose this boat specifically for his plans to sail around the world to some of the most isolated and challenging locations.

The boat was launched in 2005 at the Sables D’Olonne in France, where the owner spent the first two years between having to return home to work further preparing the boat for offshore voyages.  

He and his wife, a qualified shipwright who specialises in aluminium vessels left for Spain and North Africa in 2007, exploring Morocco and Gibraltar before heading across the Atlantic  in 2008 to the French Caribbean and Granada where they spent where they were berthed for two years by a another Swiss friend who had a permanent berth at the Phare Bleu Marina. During this time, the boat was taken out of the water for several month each year, and in 2010 received a full strip of the hull to bare aluminium before being re-primed and antifouled, effectively making her bottom brand new again.

The owner also added at this time a new Echotech 240 DML Watermaker to make the boat more comfortable for long distance and isolated cruising.

They then sailed around the Caribbean and onto Cuba and Guatemala for the following year, again taking the boat out of the water for the several months of the hurricane season to return to work in Europe. When the boat was lifted out of the water at the Ram Marina in Guatemala, a crane scratched the starboard hull and left an ugly mark, although superficial and not affecting the boat in any way than cosmetic, but which greatly distressed the owners who are absolutely pedantic when it comes to taking care of their yacht.

Back from Europe for their Panama crossing in 2014 they purchased new chain and a new anchor before sailing south to Colombia and Ecuador.

In Salinas they once again spent considerable time and expenses preparing the boat for the Pacific crossing and the long leg to the Galapagos and Marquesas, adding a new autopilot, water pumps and renovating the hydraulics with a new cylinder added amongst a hundred other small things. 

They arrived in the Marquesas in July 2016 and spent three years in French Polynesia, once again taking the boat out of the water each year for the cyclone season and to return to work.  Before leaving for Tonga and Fiji in 2019, they replaced all the batteries and the rudder bearing and the hydraulic pump for the rudder.

Having become grand parents recently and with a growing family, the owners are now very intent on selling their lovely Galatea as soon as possible to purchase a larger Ovni or similar aluminium boat with variable depth such as Garcia.

Over their 14 years ownership and the 24 000 miles they have cruised on this lovely vessel, they have not once had a reason to regret their choice of vessel or doubt her sea-keeping qualities. Was it not because they enjoy having their family visit and need more room, they would gladly continue to call Galatea home for another 24,000 miles without needing much at all to keep her going forever.

Galatea is presented in beautiful condition and will appeal to a discerning Ovni buyer. Other than a little bit of flaking paint where the aluminium was painted (very normal to all aluminium boats) there is nothing to worry about. Everything works and has been recently tested by an independent surveyor registered with IMS in the UK who visited Fiji last week (September 1stto the 6th) to inspect several other cruising yachts and which visit was perfect for the owners of Galatea to give her a full bill of health before putting her on the market. The survey report included a full out of water inspection and rig and mechanical check. The report is available on request.

For more information or to organise an inspection please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management. We would be delighted to assist you in every way and to help you make your cruising dream come true. Our agency specialises in cruising yachts and is very involved with the cruising community. We can answer all your questions regarding offshore purchase, import, registration, etc. and help you at every stage of this exciting journey!



Raymarine depth, LOG,wind instruments.

Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot 

Raymarine C120 Chartplotter (Large model. 30.5cm)

Raymarine AIS type B

ICOM AC-M802 HF Radio 


FURUNO Natvtex NX 300 

VETUS LPG Gas detector 

METEOGRAPH Graph line and electronic barometer (Swiss model)


220V and 12V

4 X house batteries (Gel). New 2017

1 X start battery (AGM). New 2012 plus one spare (connected and always kept fully loaded)

All batteries kept fully charged at all time

2 X 60 amp Alternator (total 120amp)

Solar panels (X2) 50 watts each

Maxpower solar regulator 

CRISTEC  CPS 720 battery charger 

Xantrex  Link 20 battery monitor / control

4 220V plugs in salon. 1 in galley, 1 in head area.

USB and 12V plugs 

VDO Charge controller and leak test / electrolysis preventer 

WAECO Sinepwoer SP352 Inverter 300w for computers 


PLASTIMO 6 people liferaft (NEW 2017)

EPIRB 406 with GPS locator 

3 X fire extinguishers

1 electric / automatic bilge pump

1 manual bilge pump in cockpit


MOB horseshoe ring 

Personal AIS on life vest

4 X PFD type one self inflatable life jackets

Grab bag


1 X Kobra 25KG primary anchor 

1X Delta 23KG secondary anchor 

1 X stern anchor (Aluminium) with 5m of chain and many, many roses of various size and in good condition.

2 X chain lengths (one 80m of 10mm chain and 20m 10mm) NEW 2015 in good condition

LOFRANS Caiman Anchor winch 1000W with hand held control with controls at cockpit and at bow.


Yanmar 4JH4E. 55HP.

2700 hours

The boat was kept out of the water several months a year (between 3 and 6 months a year) so very few hours for the age and kept in immaculate condition with thorough fresh water flushing before storage.

Regular service every 100 hours

Numerous spare parts (spare impeller, spare filters, belt.. etc)

New exhaust system 2019

Shaft drive (30mm) NEW Bearing 2019

3 blade Maxprop folding prop

New rudder bearing 2019

New hydraulic pump to lift the rudder 2019


Cutter rig with removable inner forestay

Aluminium mast and spars

Double spreader

Rig checked as part of survey in September 2019

New shroud on port side 2018


Main sail Dacron (New 2015) good condition

Genoa Dacron (New 2014) good condition

Jib Dacron (used twice)

Gennaker (Original but in good condition)


2X Lewmar 48 primary winches 

2 X Lewmar 44 winches 

2 X Lewmar 30 winches

1 X Lewmar 16 at the mast whited to be used for reefing but the system has since been changed to allow solo sailing and reefing from the cockpit

Spinnaker pole mounted on the mast

WINDPILOT Wind vane for self-steering

Strong davits for dinghy with 2 X LED spotlights on arch

Bimini to to cover the whole cockpit with back canvas panels

Dodger in very good condition (Clears replaced 2019)


2 X burners stove with ENO 'Gascoyne' oven and grill on gimbals 

Double stainless steel sinks

Hot and cold pressurised water

Isotherm 100L fridge Isotherm water heater 

Ample storage in dedicated cupboards

ECHOTECH Watermaker 40L / h 12V



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.