Ray White has been selected by an iconic Australian sailing company to sell its business and award-winning yacht.
Apollo Adventure Sailing, together with its Sydney-to-Hobart award-winning 20-metre Apollo Maxi Yacht, is now on the market and looking for a new owner.
Both the vessel and the business are being marketed and sold together by Ray White Whitsunday sales associate Brett Dwyer.
The sale of this business includes the yacht, along with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) permit and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) permit.
It also includes company website (domain), email addresses and a range of spare parts that includes an extra mainsail, head sail, engine parts, tender and stores, and scuba equipment.
My Dwyer said the price guide for the combined entity is at $650,000.
According to Mr Dwyer, the Apollo was one of the most sought-after maxi sailing boats in the Whitsundays and catered for 27 passengers and three crew.
“After competing in races all over the world and winning the famous Sydney-Hobart race, she was converted into the ultimate Whitsunday sailing adventure (sail and dive),” he said.
“The boat sails passengers around the Whitsunday Islands for three days and two nights… operating since the late 1980s. The current owners had managed the boat for two years prior to being given the opportunity to purchase the vessel outright in 2010.”
Designed by Ben Lexcan, the vessel was originally built as a racing boat and had a proud and extensive racing history.
“This includes the Sydney-to-Hobart where she was placed first, second (three times) and third (two times),” Mr Dwyer said.
She’s also the winner of the South China Sea Series.
“The Apollo has won every major race held on the East Coast of Australia including Sydney-Brisbane and Brisbane-Gladstone,” he said.
“The vessel also set the record for the Sydney-Southport race. She’s the winner of the Kenwood Cup, the Around Hawaii Island race, Cairns-New Guinea race, Hobart-Honiara race and six consecutive Whitsunday Fun Races.
“After retiring from racing, the Apollo was refitted as a charter boat.”
Mr Dwyer added that the business itself is also busy all year round, with backpackers flying into Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne daily, and travelling south or north along the east coast.
“During this time, backpackers take in the sights of Australia’s popular cities, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays and Cape Tribulation, before flying home,” he added.