For Sale by


Sandeman Yacht Company Ltd

33 High Street
Poole
BH15 1AB
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1202 330060

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1963 Bill Tripp Bermudan Yawl

US$275,000

Unknown,Grenada

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Description/Condition

A Bill Tripp design, built in 1963 in Germany for the Bremen Yacht Club as WAPPEN VON BREMEN, this yacht exhibits similar sweet lines to those of his Columbia 50. She has had substantial structural work undertaken by Fred Thomas, a professional shipwright, during his ownership. She is an undeniably beautiful and well proven yacht, offered at a realistic price to allow for some further enhancement.




Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Beam 13 ft 6 inMax Draft 8 ft 6 in 
Draft Board/Drive Up 8 ft 6 inLength on Deck 55 ft 10 in 
Length Overall 55 ft 10 inNumber of Engines 1 
For Sale by

Sandeman Yacht Company Ltd

33 High Street
Poole
BH15 1AB
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1202 330060

Brokers Comments

A Bill Tripp design, built in 1963 in Germany for the Bremen Yacht Club as WAPPEN VON BREMEN, this yacht exhibits similar sweet lines to those of his Columbia 50. She has had substantial structural work undertaken by Fred Thomas, a professional shipwright, during his ownership. She is an undeniably beautiful and well proven yacht, offered at a realistic price to allow for some further enhancement.

History

APOLLONIA was originally named WAPPEN VON BREMEN and is one of three sister ships designed by Bill Tripp and built at the Bremen yard of Johann de Dood. These fine yachts were originally commissioned by sailing clubs in Hamburg and Bremen for the use of their members – and for training young sailors. Along with sister ship HAMBURG VIII, she has successfully competed in transatlantic-races, and has sailed in North Polar waters.

APOLLONIA was subsequently damaged in Hurricane Hugo and acquired by a well known boat builder and professional shipwright, Fred Thomas whose yards Shipwrights Ltd in West End Tortola and at Grenada Marine are famed in the Caribbean for high quality work. Over some 15 years he carefully restored and upgraded the vessel under the watchful eye of a Lloyds approved surveyor, with major refurbishment including new decks, engine and sails. Although he has been unable to make full use of the yacht in recent years due to ill health, he has always had her maintained to a good standard A 2006 survey showed no major requirements at the time, but some minor recommendations. Unfortunately Mr. Thomas died before completing the vessel's interior forward of the saloon. Thus, although she has been sailed extensively throughout the Caribbean, some interior joinery remains to be completed.

Construction

- Double planked mahogany over cedar on oak frames
- Silicone bronze fastened
- Lead ballast keel fastened with 1 ¼ in magnesium bolts
- 5/8th in magnesium bronze and oak floors
- Teak deck on marine ply sub deck and fir beams
- Fir bulkheads and stringers

Accommodation and Domestic Equipment

- Accommodation is for up to 6 berths in 2 cabins and the main saloon
- From the main cockpit forward sliding hatch and  companionway to accommodation below
- Navigation area to port, chart table combined with the top load fridge freezer; instruments
- Galley in custom made joinery opposite to starboard
- Work surfaces over cupboards and drawers
- Single stainless steel sink with foot pumped fresh cold water
- 1 x 4 burner Broadwater propane gimbaled hob and oven
- Semi bulkhead to saloon and steps down
- Saloon with seating both sides which can be used as berths
- Large L shaped seating area to port seats 6 adults comfortably
- Mahogany dining table amidships with quarter drop leaf
- Bench seat to starboard
- Attractive custom mahogany joinery and cabinetry for stowage
- Aft of this is the main
- Forward double berth to port with head to starboard 
- Forward are two single berths on each side of the corridor

Rig Spars and Sails

- Aluminium alloy main mast, mizzen and boom painted white
- 1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging with Stalock mechanical fittings
- Mainly synthetic running rigging with a 7 x 19 wire main halyard
- 2 x Parat single speed halyard winches on mizzen
- Main mast halyard winches
- 1 x two speed Lewmar reel
- 2 x Lewmar 45 three speed
- 1 x Barient 22 two speed
- 1 x Barient 20 two speed
- 2 x Parat single speed reefing winches on main boom
- Furlex 400 furling system

- Sail inventory in fair to good condition
- Go Sail fully battened main (2003)
- Go Sail mizzen (2003)
- Go Sail 120 % roller furling genoa (2003)
- North #3 roller furling jib (2003)
- #1 and #2 tri-radial (2003)
- Turbulence genoa (2006)

Deck Equipment and Ground Tackle

- All teak decks
- 2 x Teak and polycarbonate hatches on center line forward of main mast light and ventilate
- Steering cockpit with a large “destroyer” wheel, compass, engine controls and instruments
- Bridge deck
- Cockpit well protected with high coamings and canvas dodger also good for entertainment
- 2 x Lewmar 65 three speed sheet winches
- 2 x Parat B22 two speed sheet winches
- Delta 60 lb anchor with 220 ft 3/8th  inch  chain
- Bruce 100 lb anchor with 30 ft 3/8th inch chain and 280 ft Nylon rode
- Quick 12 V windlass
- 1 1/16th inch stainless steel stanchions with 3/16th   x 19 stainless steel life lines
- Welded bow and stern pulpits
- Tan cockpit dodger
- Inflatable dinghy with 9.8 HP Tohatsu outboard engine
- Mahogany boarding ladder

Mechanical Electrical and Tankage

- Kubota V3300-B 73 HP 4 cyl diesel engine 2003, Cruising 7 knots, Max speed 12 knots
- Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger
- Water cooled exhaust fitted with a Vetus plastic riser / muffler exits hull port side
- Balmar Maxcharge high output alternator and a hydraulic transmission
- ¼  inch stainless steel shaft by a lay bearing and dripless seal stuffing box
- 3 blade Maxprop folding propeller
- Single lever controls and instrumentation (by helm)
- 3 x 4 D 12 V domestic batteries in parallel
- 1 x 30 series 12 V engine start battery
- 1 x Trace 2,500 W inverter / 30 A charger
- 1 x Balmar Maxcharge alternator
- Shore power connection for 30 A 110/120 V AC
- Refrigeration is powered by a 12V air cooled compressor.
- 25 gallons / 114 litres fuel in one aluminium tank
- 26 gallons / 119 litres fresh water

Navigation Communication and Electronics

- Ritchie 6 inch Power damp compass
- Fluxgate gyro autopilot compass
- Running lights and a masthead tricolour / anchor light
- Simrad wind direction and speed
- Simrad boat speed, log and depth indicator
- 2 x Garmin GPS fixed (126 & 176)
- Clock and barometer
- Solara fixed 25 W VHF radio
- Simrad / Robertson linear autopilot

Safety

- 3 x Kidde ABC 3.5 fire extinguishers
- 2 x Amerex ABC fire extinguishers (2.5# & 5#)
- Rule 3500 Submersible bilge pump
- Manual diaphragm type bilge pump
- Flares & daytime signal devices
- 7 x type II offshore adult life vests
- 1 x type I offshore adult life vest
- Manual fog horn
- Horseshoe life ring
- 1 x safety harness with tether
- Emergency tiller system

Refit details

- Work performed since2000 includes
- New keel bolts
- New teak deck over new plywood
- New rigging
- New engine, transmission and shaft bearings
- Upgraded rudder assembly
 
- Major refit 2006

Disclaimer

These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.