SuperyachtNews.com has just received new images from Palmer Johnson of the launch of the company's second 52.4m 170 Sportyacht, still known as Project Apollo, from its shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

The second-largest of the yard’s sleek Sportyacht series, the 495GT Project Apollo is only the second 170 Sportyacht to be delivered after the auspicious delivery of the PJ-170 DB9, in 2010. Easily identified by the model’s extreme raked silhouette, unique bow design and signature portholes, the 170 Sportyacht is designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, who were also responsible for the interior.

Like her sister, Project Apollo has an aluminium hull and superstructure and uses Seakeeper gyrostabilisers, with propulsion from twin MTU 16V4000 M93L marine diesels, rated 3440kW (4615bhp) at 2,100 rpm, giving her a top speed of 31kts. She features the model’s standard 8-metre pool on the foredeck and accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms.

Project Apollo was managed under the technical expertise of Moran Yacht and Ship, the same new construction team that delivered the 65m Palmer Johnson LADY M last year.








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