New Boats Notebook: Update on the Cheoy Lee 104
Our first look at the Cheoy Lee One Eleven. The Cheoy Lee One Eleven is the flagship in the company’s Alpha series and she doesn’t disappoint. With an aesthetic sensibility that’s sure to please and plenty of luxurious onboard comforts, this is a boat that has it all. See what we mean here.
A look at the electronics on the Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 Sportbridge
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 Sportbridge
The Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 is defined by exceptional fit and finish, a sporty ride, and high-quality design and build processes. Capt. Richard Thiel gave her a real workout recently. See what he had to say about her here.
Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Cheoy Lee Bravo 88
Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike digs into the details to get the inside scoop on how the Cheoy Lee Bravo 88 blurs the line between commercial and recreational boats. For this venerable builder, it’s just good business.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Bravo 88, a yacht very much in line with Cheoy Lee’s tradition of building good-looking, highly cruisable vessels for people who know a thing or two about boats.
Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Cheoy Lee Alpha 76 Flybridge.
Learn all about our test of Cheoy Lee’s latest performance motoryacht, the 76 Alpha Flybridge. The boat has some cool technology onboard, and uses V-drives to open up its accommodation plan. Read about our test here.
A Peaceful Easy Feeling
This Asian import is aimed at cruising your worries away.
With more than 5,000 vessels delivered, to say that Cheoy Lee is an experienced boatbuilder would be a massive understatement. The company has constructed bluewater sailboats, fishing trawlers, tugboats, and of course, yachts. For the last several years,
Man, that’s a long time between fill-ups. But that’s the maximum statute-mile range I computed for Cheoy Lee’s new 68 Serenity, a 116,000-pound full-displacement trawler that dares you to single up all lines and chase that sunset. I computed her range based on the boat’s standard 2,350 gallons of diesel and a 1000-rpm speed of 7.7 mph (2.96 mpg).
Even in this era of globalization, few projects can rival the Serenity Series for geographic diversity. Cheoy Lee Shipyards will build the 68, the first model in the series, at its yard in Doumen, China. Her design comes via an Australian firm, David Bentley Industrial Design, while her high-tech composites were spec’d by the structural gurus at High Modulus in New Zealand. Rounding out the team,
Even though other European explorers had reached China by the time Marco Polo, his father, and his uncle had done so in the late 13th century, the colorful tales the young traveller spun upon his return of foreign lands, strange customs, and riches untold captivated the imagination of the populace like no other. He voyaged farther than his predecessors despite illness, weather, and sea conditions
Sometimes less is more, especially if doing less means doing it better. A case in point is the layout of Cheoy Lee’s 78 Sport Motoryacht. Rather than maximizing the number of guest staterooms, the savvy builder opted for just three. But each one is so generously proportioned that it's like every
Experience often has a direct relationship to success; the more of it you have, the more likely you are to perform well. And nowhere is this truer than in boatbuilding.
If I had any doubt of that, it disappeared the moment I stepped aboard the
As the name suggests, Cheoy Lee Shipyard's Marco Polo series of Transocean Explorer yachts is intended for voyaging to the far reaches of the globe. But unlike the plethora of expedition-style yachts that have come to define the genre, this new offering is more a blend of merchant ship and motoryacht.
I was delighted. The guy who’d been driving the Cheoy Lee 68-foot Sport Motoryacht while I recorded radar-gun and other data during the sea trial pulled the Twin Disc electronic engine controls into neutral, centered the wheel, and hopped down from the Tracy helm chair. As he slid back the hatch over the stairway leading from the flying bridge down to the lower helm station and the rest of the