2005 Garlington 78 Skybridge

  • 78 ft
  • Sport Fishing
  • Anna Maria, FL, US

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This 2005/2012 Garlington 78 is a one of a kind Custom boat!

Garlington built only three of these classic 78 foot Sportfish boats. Kelsey Lee is the only one built with a sky bridge for ultimate comfort and fish ability. Meticulously maintained by its one and only owner this 78 Garlington has had no expense has been spared. Though her hull was originally commissioned in 2005, she underwent a Major Refit done at Merritts Boatyard in 2011. The Kelsey Lee 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 refrigerated fish holds, giant bait tank, tons of storage space and an ultra spacious and comfortable interior.

Notable Features:

  • Novurania DL400 hard bottom inflatable w/Yamaha 50 HP 4 stroke
  • Seaquipt davit with custom made carbon fiber boom

  • Three Fuel Tanks for a total of 3580 Gallons

  • Teak deck Mezzanine with AC

  • 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

  • SAT TV

  • Cameras CCTV

  • Enclosed Cruisair air conditioned pilot house

  • Three high back Stidd helm chairs - Admiral blue

  • Large volume, allowing extended cruising in complete comfort


     And many more!



Basic Information

78 Skybridge
Anna Maria, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Kelsey Lee
Boat Type:
Sport Fishing
Hull Material:
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Dimensions & Weight

78 ft - 23.77 meter
78 ft - 23.77 meter
21 ft 6 in - 6.55 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft - 1.83 meter
Bridge Clearance:
40 ft - 12.19 meter
Dry Weight:
170000 lbs


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
2000 (Individual), 4000 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
3580 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
550 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
165 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
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  • Satin teak finish throughout
  • Center door entry slightly offset to Starboard
  • Spiral staircase to pilothouse 
  • Small cabinet to port side with Icom M602 VHF radio
  • 3 small drawers to port aft of couch
  • AVX Entertainment System
  • Pop up system for 42 inch Sharp Aquos flat screen TV
  • Louvered door in front of pop up TV for down position viewing 
  • 2 single chairs to starboard
  • L shaped couch to port with storage underneath
  • Teak salon coffee table with 2 teak stools 
  • Cabinet locker forward of couch for glass and plate storage
  • Liquor cabinet under galley counter facing salon
  • 2 stainless steel bar stools facing Galley
  • Custom Rod storage recessed into salon headliner with drop down hatches
  • New carpet in 2011
  • Carpet runner
  • Salon/Dinette Ice Maker by Viking



  • Foruno Navnet 3D new in 2011
  • 3 17 inch KEP monitors new in 2011 Pilot house
  • 1 14 inch KEP monitor new in 2011 Pilot house
  • 2 15 inch KEP monitors new in 2011 Sky Bridge
  • TV KVH M7
  • Fleet FB 250 Satellite phone and Internet 
  • V-SAT V7
  • Autopilot (Simrad AP50)
  • Wind System (Simrad IS15)
  • Transceiver (Simrad IS15)
  • Multidisplay (Furuno RD30)
  • Weatherfax (Furuno FAX207)
  • Navnet GPS Antenna (Furuno GP320B)
  • Navnet Sounder Module (Furuno ETR30N)
  • VHF radio (Icom IC-M88)
  • Sonar (Furuno CH250 BB)
  • Navtex receiver (Furuno NX30-H)
  • Radar (Furuno FAR2127B-6)
  • Cameras CCTV (Elbex EXC9/4H)
  • Matrix switcher for cameras
  • Telephone System (Panasonic KX-T7730)
  • Liferaft (Switlick CLR-10H-HFL-USCG-MKII)
  • Outdoor speakers (GME SPKW602)
  • Ships Computer
  • Navigational computer with Nobletec
  • VHF Radio for tender (Icom IC-M402)
  • Compass for tender (Offshore Horizon 75)
  • Remote controlled search light (ACR RCL-100D)
  • PC Printer Hewlett Packard
  • AVX Entertainment System

  • L shaped dinette to starboard
  • Teak dinette with moppa burl insert
  • Drawers under dinette seating
  • Custom rod storage behind dinette seat backrest
  • Sony 23 inch flat screen tv
  • Crestron Entertainment system behind teak cabinet in dinette
  • Storage cabinet above dinette 

  • Peninsula galley to port
  • Stainless steel lined countertops throughout galley
  • Stainless steel grab rail around whole galley countertop
  • 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
  • Viking Electric 4 burner cooktop with Stainless steel safety rail
  • 3 110 volt GFI outlets

VIP Stateroom
  • 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 
  • Sony 23 inch flat screen tv
  • Sony NS999ES CD/DVD player
  • Hull covering new in 2011
  • Wall covering new in 2011
  • LED lighting
  • Carpet new in 2011

VIP Stateroom Head
  • Correan 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

Master Stateroom Head
  • Headhunter Neoclassic toilet
  • Vortice Axial K extraction system
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Correan 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

Guest Stateroom Head
  • Headhunter Neoclassic toilet
  • Vortice Axial K extraction system
  • Dorn Bracht chromed faucet
  • Correan countertop
  • Mirrored back splash
  • Mirrored vanity
  • New wallpaper in 2011
  • Dorn Bracht shower handle
  • LED lighting
  • GFI outlet
  • Cabinet storage underneath wash basin
  • Painted shower stall
  • Dorn Bracht shower handle

Master Stateroom
  • Queen bed with drawers below
  • LED lighting
  • Sharp 32 inch flat screen tv
  • Sony NS999ES CD/DVD player
  • Double door hanging closet 
  • Reading lights
  • 110 volt outlets
  • Custom Wallpaper new in 2011
  • Hull covering new in 2011
  • New carpet in 2011
  • Waeco Coolmatic refrigerator
  • Panasonic KX-T7730 telephone 
  • Teak night stands with cabinets
  • Headboard recovered in 2011
  • Bookshelf below tv

  • 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
  • Waeco coolmatic refrigerator
  • Samsung 37 inch flat screen TV
  • Hewlett Packard color printer
  • 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

Guest Stateroom
  • Over under bunks
  • Reading lights for each bunk
  • Hull covering new in 2011
  • Wall covering new in 2011
  • 110 volt outlet
  • Hanging closet 
  • Access to day head
  • Bomar hatch

Sky Bridge
  • 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 Custom made stainless steel refrigerated fish holds in deck 
  • Teak Deck
  • Teak Covering Boards
  • 9 rod holders in covering boards
  • Padded combing with white vinyl
  • Transom livewell 20 gallons with teak lids 
  • Cutting board fixed underneath live well lids
  • Large transom door with flip up 
  • Large side lockers under combing with 50 amp shore cord Glendenning
  • AC and DC plugs in side lockers
  • Starboard side step with teak lid and freshwater washdown hose underneath
  • Port side step with teak lid and saltwater washdown underneath
  • Stingray saltwater washdown pump
  • Head hunter Mach 5 freshwater washdown pump
  • Release Marine fighting chair white mounted over live bait tank
  • Huge live bait tank center mounted in cockpit with 2 180 gallon tanks and 3 tuna tubes built in between both tanks
  • Stainless steel rocket launcher affixed forwad of live bait tank
  • Center lazarette acces in aft deck
  • Starboard side forward facing tackle drawers under mezzanine deck
  • Port side forward facing freezer and and refrigerator under mezzanine deck

Crew Stateroom
  • Starboard side positioned low in the boat
  • Overunder bunks with storage under lower bunk
  • 23 inch Sony 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
  • Simrad IS 15 wind and depth repeater

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
  • Onan / Cummins, model MDKBU 32 KW 3300 hours 10/16
  • 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
  • Central vacuum system with 2 outlets
  • Hot water heaters (2x20 US gal.)
  • Watermaker: Village Marine Pure Water Series  1440 GPD
  • Control box for heated door seals

  • American Bow Thruster TRAC 12''
  • 3 Fuel tanks for a total of 3850 US Gal.
  • - Forward tank: 860 US Gal.
  • - Midship tank: 1765 US Gal.
  • - Aft tank: 955 US 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
  • Novurania DL400 hard bottom inflatable
  • Yamaha 50 HP 4 stroke


Three 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

  • Teak deck mezzanine
  • Center hinged lift up engine room access
  • 2 Gaggenau grills 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

Crew Stateroom Head
  • 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

  • Center companionway features a very wide and comfortable walk way
  • LED lighting
  • Day/Guest stateroom head to starboard
  • Bosch Axxis washer 
  • Bosch Axxis dryer


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.

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.


MCA Yachts Adv Co-Brokerage 6 is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Galati Yacht Sales.

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