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Serenity Series - Serenity 59

May 13, 2010


In 2008 Cheoy Lee launched the first yacht in the Serenity Series, a 68 footer based on the efficiencies of a true displacement hull, and not a planning hull dressed as a long range yacht. The line’s flagship will be the new Serenity 83, now close to construction.

The Serenity 59, see in the picture above, the third model in the series, is due to cruise before the end of the year and the first two hulls will be delivered to Australia and Florida. Mike Burvenich designed the three stateroom yacht with a large walk in lazarette aft of the engine room. New Zealand’s High Modulus designed the composite structure, subsequently granted Germanischer Lloyd class certification. A solid, hand laid hull with double bottom tanks, resin infused decks, bulkheads and superstructure provides a tough configuration, combined with a low center of gravity and hence stability. Single and twin engine configurations are available, both with full propeller protection. Estimated range on the standard 2,000 gallons of fuel is 2,000 nm at nine knots, and over 4,000 nm at seven knots with the single engine set up. The standard single engine package includes a John Deere 6081AFM developing 330 hp at 2,100 rpm. Twin John Deere 6068SFM50 (236hp at 2,400rpm) engines are the factory option, although other engine models and powers are available.

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   You may also find this article on page 36 of the Yachts International magazine of June 2010 issue.