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BACK IN ANTIGUA
Apollonia is a very beautiful classic yawl with stunning lines guaranteed to turn heads wherever she is moored.
She has just competed in the 2022 Classic Yacht Regatta without incident and has now been hauled in Antigua for the summer.
Built by John de Dood in Germany in 1963 to a design by Bill Tripp who is remembered for designing very pretty boats that sailed better than their ratings would suggest.
Originally named Wappen Von Bremen she was built as one of two sister ships commissioned by two competing sailing clubs in Hamburg and Bremen and completed a number of Atlantic races.
She is built of double planked mahogany over cedar on oak frames with manganese bronze fastenings, teak soles on oak floors, teak laid decks over laminated and glassed marine plywood, and is fitted with an exquisite mahogany interior.
Her accomodation provides five berths in two forward cabins plus the spacious saloon, with one head and a fitted galley with oven, hob and fridge.
A few years ago Apollonia underwent a total restoration and has been the subject of much tlc since then including some hull repairs after hurricane Irma passed over the BVI, undertaken by a team of experts flown to the BVI under the guidance of a very experienced owner.
During the restoration the majority of the hull planking and many of the frames were replaced, together with the soles and bearers, the cockit, coamings, the entire deck, and many of the interior fittings. The spars were replaced with aluminium and she was re-rigged and equipped with a suite of cruising sails.
NEW YANMAR ENGINE JUST INSTALLED
Currently on the hard in Antigua.