Cheoy Lee Yachts was founded in 1870 and is still owned by the same family 148 years later. Currently yachts are only part of the overall business of Cheoy Lee, building many types of commercial vessels, such as tug boats, patrol boats, fishing and utility boats. The commercial heritage of these work boats is obvious in the engine rooms of all Cheoy Lee yachts built today.
This 72' Cheoy Lee yachtfisherman was built for a boater who wants the cockpit of a sport fish with the amenities of a motor yacht. A big low to the water cockpit with ice chipper and baitwell has a removable sun shade for fishing time but shade for cruising. The deck is synthetic teak and there is no exterior varnish to keep maintenance easier.
Three staterooms with ensuite heads plus two crew cabins give plenty of room for family and guests and the big galley makes feeding them easy. The flybridge has a full recent enclosure.
The main salon is entered from the aft deck through a stainless framed sliding glass door. To starboard is a built-in "U"shaped couch with ample storage below. More storage is available in the custom cubes that fit to together to make a "coffee table" or ottomans. Across from the couch is the entertainment center with the television on a lift to stow away out of sight. Forward of the television is a day head, a wonderful convenience for guests rather than going below decks. The floor of the salon has been updated recently with Amtico engineered wood flooring for a clean look and ease of care. As with most Cheoy Lee yachts, the windows are large to let in natural light, and low enough for a great view out when on the couch. The side decks are covered walk around decks, so that there is a of sun shade from the covered decks and the shades do not need to be drawn all the time to keep the sun and heat out. For privacy or to keep the sun out, the windows have pleated box shades.
The galley is forward a few steps up to keep it separate from the salon. The flooring is the same Amtico synthetic wood for a warm look with ease of care. The counter tops are dark granite, with natural cherry wood cabinets and updated stainless appliances and sink. There is a large window over the sink to brighten the area and give a great view when in the galley. The kitchen is "U" shaped with a forward counter to divide the area from the dining area forward to port. The couch seating has plentiful storage below the cushions. A curving circular stairway, a work of art in curved wood and stainless steel, leads to the flybridge so there is access to the bridge both from the aft deck and from the galley area.
Dinette sofa with Ultra-leather Brisa black Onyx
KitchenAid convection oven (2015)
KitchenAid electric cook top (updated 2015)
KitchenAid trash compactor (2015)
KitchenAid microwave oven (2015)
KitchenAid dishwasher (2015)
Cherry wood dinette table (2015)
Corian counter tops
Hot water tap
Corian counter top and sink
LED ceiling lights
Under cabinet lights
Amtico 3" Plank flooring
A black leather Stidd helm seat gives a great view for operation underway at the lower station. A full complement of electronics allows the skipper to run this yachtfisherman in any weather. There are doors from the pilothouse to both port and starboard side decks for ease of docking and line handling. Stairs lead down to the cabins from the helm.
Garmin 3010C GPS plotter
Rudder angle indicator
Ritchie Powerdamp compass
ACR 100 search light remote control station
Defroster windshield fan
Twin Disc Power Commander electronic engine controls
Twin Disc Wired remote control box with remote Plug-In Station
(2) Caterpillar engine displays
Custom stainless steel steering wheel
Watermaker start stop remote control
Maxwell windlass remote control
Simrad AP 20 Autopilot
Simrad CA 54 radar
ICom M 602 VHF Radio
SEA 235 SSB Single sideband radio
American Bow thruster hydraulic control
American bow thruster cooling pump selector
Ships Alarm system panel
Northern Lights Generator Start & Stop Controls
Access to the staterooms is from a curved carpeted stairway from the pilothouse. Forward is the VIP stateroom in beautiful gloss woods with padded vinyl panels to keep the stateroom lighter, with a large hatch overhead for natural light. Storage cabinets to port and starboard at head level plus under the queen berth gives room for extended cruising. The ensuite head has black granite countertops with white and black tile floor. The stall shower has a bench seat.
This stateroom has three single berths, one to each side as typically seen, plus a third berth over the headboard area to give the most versatility. If there are only two guests the third bunk makes a great catch-all area for fishing gear, dive gear and beach clothes, if the extra room is needed the extra bunk comes in handy. The ensuite head has the same black granite counter top and a stall shower. The flooring is also white tile with black diamond shape tile inserts.
The master stateroom is full beam, midship, for the most comfort underway or on the hook. The center-line walk around berth is king-size with storage below. There are two good size cedar lined closets with a safe in one. To starboard is a high-top dresser and to port is storage with an additional single berth for a child, or a place to stow some cruising gear. It would be a simple conversion to change this to a high-top dresser with a dressing bench. The ensuite master head has a full-size water jet tub plus a separate stall shower. The counter top is black granite and the flooring, like the other cabins, is white tile with diamond shape black tile inserts.
220/110V AC 60 cycle and 24/12V DC electrical panels, main panels in engine room and zone panels throughout vessel
ACR 100 Searchlight with dual station remote control
Halogen overhead light fixtures throughout
(2) Banks of 24V DC 210 amp-hour batteries for engine starting and ship service
Emergency engine start battery parallel system, dual station
12V DC 175 amp-hour battery for generator starting
12V DC 20 amp-hour battery charger
(1) 24V DC 210 amp-hour gel battery bank, with 24V DC 60 amp battery charger and 50 amp Vanner 12V DC power supply, with spare 24/12V DC circuit breakers in sub-panel for electronic use
Glendenning Cablemaster shore power cable retrieval system for 220V AC 50 amp service, with 100 ft. cable
Voltmeters and ammeters for supply circuits
LCD touch screen control/alarm monitoring system with audible and visual signals displayed on Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) located in p
Access to the engine room is from a door in the cockpit so that mechanics and crew do not have to go through the stateroom areas. There is an emergency access hatch from the master stateroom however. Going into the engine room which is clean and bright there is a scuba tank filling dive compressor mounted to starboard, with the water maker aft. Twin 20kW Northern Lights generators in sound shield enclosures are mounted with easy access to both sides. The Caterpillar C-18 engines are forward, and they also have good access to all sides of the engines. There is a watertight bulkhead door leading to the crew quarters with two separate single berth cabins. There is a separate shower stall and separate head. Both cabins have televisions.
Racor fuel filters for the main engines, manifolded to allow filter change underway
Racor filter for generator
Water heater, 30 gallon, dual element, quick recovery type
Automatic bilge pumps, for each separate compartment in the vessel
Grunfos 1hp AC water pump with accumulator tank, for fresh water pressure system
Hart Tank Tender gauges for fuel, fresh water, black water and grey water tanks
Black water tank level indicator and high level alarm
Engineered sound vibration and noise attenuation system for engine room spaces consisting of lead tile sound barriers and mylar faced synthetic lead-foam insulation covered with white painted aluminum perforated sheeting
Drip trays under engines
Stainless steel rudder blades
Nibral propeller shaft struts
Nibral class S, dynamically balanced propellers
PYI packless shaft seals
Watertight transom engine room door
Watertight emergency escape hatch from engine room/utility space to master stateroom
Portable electronic engine control boxes on 25' cords with (2) remote plug in stations
American 12" Trac hydraulic bow thruster with dedicated battery bank
Village Marine Tec STW800 800gpd water maker, with pilothouse control panel