Galley is a kitchen on a yacht. It is used to prepare meals or to heat up the ready ones. On smaller vessels, it is often a part of the saloon hall, located next to the companion way. On larger yachts it can be an independent room. The galley resembles home kitchens, but is smaller and usually more modestly equipped, but with full functionality. The most important piece of equipment of the galley is a cooker (usually gas cooker). It is also equipped with a refrigerator for storing food and a sink. On higher class vessels you can find ovens, microwaves, freezers, ice-cubes and even wine coolers. The galley on charter yacht is also equipped with a full set of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans.
What should you keep in mind when staying in the galley?
- When cooking, never leave the fire unattended. The use of the gas cooker should be under the control of a cook.
- After cooking, it is essential to clean the galley, turn off the gas stove and hide the dishes and cutlery.
- When cooking, leave a few extra inches of space in the pot. This reduces the chance of liquid spillage when the yacht swings something.
- Galleys on charter yachts are usually well equipped with everything you need to cook, but if you have any favorite, less popular tools that you can't live without in the kitchen, it's worth taking them with you.