HELIOS 2 for sale

Palmer Johnson $15,900,000
51.21 m
14.5 kn
8.4 m

The 51.13m 2002 yacht HELIOS 2 from Palmer Johnson is offered for sale and is in remarkable condition thanks to a continuous program of maintenance and upgrades under her current ownership, with her most recent refit in 2023.

With naval architecture by Sparkman & Stephens and interior design by Patrick Knowles Design, HELIOS 2 yacht was originally built for a very experienced yachtsman looking for a safe family yacht and she still offers exceptional onboard comfort, a flexible layout and looks that belie her age.

Inside, her clean, uncluttered interiors with a semi-gloss Anigre finish create a calm ambience. The main salon comes with an L-shaped lounge, with a smart formal dining area beyond.

She has a second indoor social area in the sky lounge, which connects seamlessly to the delightful bridge deck dining area.

HELIOS 2 yacht can accommodate 10 + 4 guests across five cabins, including a main deck full-beam Owner’s suite with private office and walk-in wardrobes. The rest of the guest accommodation is on the lower deck and includes two king-size doubles that can convert to twins, each with two additional Pullman berths, plus two queen-sized cabins forward.

Out on deck, HELIOS 2 has a spectacular sun deck with a Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads, plus lots of other lounging options – some shaded thanks to a built-in hardtop – a bar, BBQ, and gym equipment to port and starboard.

Meanwhile, the air-conditioned aft deck is a good option for alfresco dining with a large table and sociable seating, while steps from here lead down to the large swim platform for easy access to the water. Unusually for a yacht of this size, HELIOS 2 also has a shell door accessed by an indoor stairway for ease of tender boarding.

Powered by twin 1000hp Caterpillar 3508B engines, HELIOS 2 yacht has a maximum speed of 14.8 knots and cruises at 13 knots, with a range of 4,000nm at an economical speed of 12 knots.

HELIOS 2 yacht offers a rare combination of a pedigree build with traditional styling and expert design in extraordinary condition.

It’s hard to imagine a more comfortable and flexible layout on a vessel of her size or a yacht of her age in better condition. She is offered seriously for sale by a motivated Seller.



  • Name:HELIOS 2
  • Yacht Type:Motor Yacht
  • Builder:Palmer Johnson
  • Refits:2006-01-01


  • Length Overall:51.21 metres
  • Length at Waterline:47.03 metres
  • Beam:8.4 metres
  • Max Draught:2.53 metres
  • Gross Tonnage:555
  • Displacement Tonnage:450


  • Builder:Palmer Johnson
  • Year of Build:2002
  • Hull Number:PJ 226
  • Hull Type:Full Displacement
  • Number of Decks:3
  • Classification:LR

Performance & Capacities

  • Max Speed:14.5 kn
  • Cruising Speed:13 kn
  • Fuel Capacity:79655 litres
  • Water Capacity:20166 litres
  • Range:3175 nm
  • @ 13 kn


  • Engine Make:Caterpillar
  • Total power:2000hp


  • Hull:Aluminium
  • Superstructure:Aluminium
  • Deck:Teak


  • Guests:10
  • Passenger Rooms:5

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