Review of Apollo 3001 Turbo

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Apollo 3001 Turbo is a motorboat designed by the maritime architect Klaus Baess in the late eighties. The Apollo 3001 Turbo is built by the Norwegian yard Vico.

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The hull is made of hand laid fibreglass while the deck is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of hand laid 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 interior is like most other boats made of teak. Teak has the advantage of being naturally very oily and therefore water-repellent, which is suitable on boats.
The boat is equipped with 2 cabins, 4+2 berths, a galley, 200.0 liter fresh water capacity and toilet facility.


The boat is typically equipped with a Volvo Penta AQ AD41 engine at 200.0 hp (149 kW).

The transmission is a Z-drive.

The fuel tank which is made of stainless steel has a capacity of 400.0 liters (105 US gallons, 87 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 3001 Turbo is about 201 kg/cm, alternatively 1128 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 201 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1128 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 3001 Turbo is 3.13.

Wide Slim 62% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is slimmer than 62% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more speedy 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.


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