Bill Trip 56′ Classic Yawl

Apollonia is a very beautiful classic yawl with gracious lines guaranteed to turn heads wherever she is moored

In the 2000’s she competed in a number of Classic regattas with class wins in both Antigua and Grenada.

Built by John De Dood in Germany in 1963 to a design by Bill Tripp the distinguished 1960’s American yacht designer who is remembered for drawing very pretty boats that sailed better than their ratings would suggest.

Originally named Wappen Von Bremen she was built as one of two ‘one-design’ sister ships commissioned by sailing clubs in Hamburg and Bremen and competed in 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 marine plywood, and has an exquisitely fitted mahogany interior.

Her accommodation down below provides five berths in two forward cabins plus the saloon with a single head forward and a spacious saloon and galley.

Following damage sustained during a hurricane in the 90’s,  Apollonia was bought by a professional shipwright and underwent a fifteen year total restoration back to her former glory under the supervision of a Lloyds surveyor.

During the restoration the majority of the hull planking and most of the frames were replaced, together with all the soles and bearers, the cockpit, coamings, the entire deck, bulkheads and interior fittings. The spars have been replaced with painted aluminium, and she has been re-rigged and fitted with a fresh suite of cruising sails.

A timeless and elegant yacht to cruise the Caribbean islands and beyond while also eligible to enter the exclusive Classic Regatta circuit.  She was sailed up to the British Virgin Islands from Grenada last year where she had the benefit of some further maintenance of the hull, coachroof and rigging and has now been repaired since being damaged ashore by hurricane Irma.

Listed for sale at US$ 150,000


Caribbean Brokerage 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.

Please contact Richard Watson to arrange an inspection.



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