Sunday, May 9

Apollonian 52: A Totally New Raised Pilothouse Yacht

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Meet the new Apollonian 52, a three-stateroom, solidly built, affordable raised pilothouse motoryacht that’s built for the owner-operator.

Apollonian Yachts, a totally new brand, is the result of a collaboration between storied naval architect Howard Apollonio and veteran broker Vic Parcells. Built in Shanghai, China, hull number one has already been sold in Seattle, and hull number two is ready for viewing there.

Apollonio has been designing yachts for more than 50 years; his credits include Diaship/Heesen, Hampton/Regency, Cheoy Lee, Christensen, Westport, West Bay/SonShip and many others. For his part, Parcells is a partner at Crow’s Nest Yacht Sales in Seattle.

Parcells said the time was right for the boat “because so many customers want raised pilothouse motoryachts. Apollonian Yachts deliver the right combination of quality, comfort and affordability that these buyers are looking for.”

Apollonio said he had planned to build a modern raised pilothouse motoryacht, updating a proven hull, and “we both agreed the layout concept would work well for both couples and families.”

With the raised pilothouse and a generous salon, the Apollonian 52 provides large comfortable living spaces with an easy traffic flow for entertaining and enjoying the boat while cruising or on the hook. It has household-sized appliances in the galley, two heads below, with separate showers, and a day head in the pilothouse.

Power comes from twin 425-hp Cummins diesels working with straight shafts, giving the Apollonian 52 a top speed of 21 knots. It cruises efficiently from 12 to 18 knots, and has a range of 447 nm at about 15 knots. The hull and deck are cored with closed cell foam and vacuum-infused for strength, insulation, weight saving and sound dampening.

The salon has a large lounge facing a coffee table and American cherry cabinetry with burled tops. A 42-inch TV on a lift and Bose Surround Sound provide some entertainment.

The well-equipped galley has a fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, deep double sink, four-burner electric cooktop (the boat has a 13.5kW Onan genset), a full-size oven, and Corian countertops. It offers immediate access to both the salon and the pilothouse dinette.

A major gathering spot, the pilothouse has a single helm seat that can pivot to face the dinette table or the helm, a standard Garmin electronics package, and access to the day head. A watertight door opens to the starboard side, and interior stairs lead up to the flybridge and down to the accommodations deck.

Both the full-beam master stateroom and the VIP stateroom forward come with a queen-sized bed; the third cabin has two single berths as bunkbeds.

Base price for the Apollonian 52 is $1,295,000 in the U.S. Future models include 48-, 58- and 62-foot yachts.

Specs.: LOA: 52’0”; Beam: 16’8”; Draft: 4’5”; Disp.: 48,000 lbs.; Fuel: 500 gals.; Water: 240 gals.; Power: 2×425-hp Cummins QSB 6.7 diesels. Read more at  and see the video below:





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