51m Palmer Johnson yacht for sale Helios 2 exterior

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51m Palmer Johnson Helios 2 for sale

23 May 2023 • Written by Nick Jeffery

The 51.1-metre Helios 2 is newly listed for sale with Dirk Johnson and Bruce Brakenhoff of Edmiston.

Built in 2002 in the US by Palmer Johnson, the all-aluminium yacht was refitted in 2023. Her exterior is by Sparkman & Stephens, who also handled the yacht's naval architecture, and interior by Patrick Knowles Designs.

Helios 2 accommodates "ten plus four" guests in five cabins, including a full-beam owner's suite on the main deck. The remaining cabins are located on the lower deck with two queen-sized doubles and two king-sized doubles that can convert to twins, the latter with two additional Pullman berths each. There are additional quarters for 12 crew.

Lying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Helios 2 is asking $15,900,000

Her main saloon, finished in semi-gloss anigré, leads to a formal but relaxed dining area forward, flanked by crystal, china and silver storage cabinets. The sky lounge above also connects seamlessly with the bridge deck outdoor dining table.

Helios 2 sports a Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads on the sundeck, along with a bar, a barbecue and carefully-stored exercise equipment. Brakenhoff pointed out that she combines pedigree build, traditional styling and expert design, and that she has been "remarkably well kept by the fastidious owner and captain under a thorough maintenance program".

Unusual for a yacht of this size, Helios 2 has a side shell door for easy tender access. Her bathing platform leads up to the air-conditioned aft deck which is a popular spot for al fresco dining.

The 555GT yacht for sale offers a cruising speed of 13 knots under twin 1,000hp Caterpillar engines and a maximum range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Her top speed is 14.8 knots.

Lying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Helios 2 is asking $15,900,000.

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Palmer Johnson   51.21 m •  2002

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