Review of Apollo 30

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Apollo 30 is a motorboat designed by the American maritime architect Walter Heintze in the late seventies. The Apollo 30 is built by the Danish yard Baess Boats.

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The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.


The boat is equipped with 4 - 5 berths, a galley, 260.0 liter fresh water capacity and toilet facility.


The boat is typically equipped with dual Volvo Penta AQ D40/280/B engines at 260.0 hp (193 kW).

The fuel tank has a capacity of 480.0 liters (126 US gallons, 105 imperial gallons).

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Apollo 30 is about 190 kg/cm, alternatively 1064 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 190 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1064 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Apollo 30 is 2.95.

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Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 62% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.



In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is categorized as a Powerboat.


Boat owner's ideas

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