Sunday, February 25

Apollonian 52 To Make East Coast Debut

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Apollonian Yachts, a new brand that’s already making headway in the Pacific Northwest, will make its East Coast debut with a new 52 at the Palm Beach show, starting March 23.

Apollonian is the result of a collaboration between Howard Apollonian, the highly regarded naval architect, and Vic Parcells, a veteran yacht broker. Their yachts are affordable cruisers that are designed for an owner-operator.

The Apollonian 52 is a three-cabin, three-head, raised pilothouse cruiser with comfortable living spaces for cruising (or living aboard) and an easy flow for entertaining or relaxing. It’s powered by twin Cummins QSB 6.7 diesels linked to straight shafts, delivering a top speed of 21 knots and an efficient cruising speed between 12 and 18 knots. Tunnels make for a shallow draft of just 3′ 3″ so the boat can head over to the Bahamas without having to worry.

Apollonians are user-friendly yachts. The 52 is built to fit into most 50-foot slips, an advantage that is often overlooked in the yacht-buying process. It has wide side decks for safety underway.

Based in Seattle, Apollonian has been delivering boats to West Coast owners since 2020; they are built in Shanghai. They are turnkey ready, with a lot of standard equipment, including a Garmin electronics suite with Phantom radar, autopilot, VHF with AIS, twin 16-inch displays with repeaters on the flybridge, a bow thruster, and reverse cycle heat and air throughout the boat. There’s even a full washer and dryer.

The 52 has an American cherry interior. The salon has large windows, a sofa and chairs and  is meant for relaxing; the galley is filled with condo-sized appliances, and the pilothouse (a popular style among experienced cruisers) has a day head.

An interior stairway leads up to the flybridge, with a second helm station, a dining table with seating, a sun pad, a wet bar and an electric grill. You can stow a RIB on the aft deck or devote it to lounging space.

Below, the master is amidships with a queen-sized bed and an en suite head and shower. The VIP is forward, also with a queen bed and en suite head and shower, while the third cabin has twin bunk beds.

Specs.: LOA: 52’’; Beam: 16’10”; Draft: 3’3”; Disp.: 50,000 lbs.; Fuel: 500 gals.; Water: 240 gals.; Power: 2xCummins QSB 6.7 diesels. Read more at and see the video below:


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