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Jan 24, 2008


New 68-foot series from Cheoy Lee

THE CHINESE COMPANY Cheoy Lee Shipyards developed a strong reputation in the 1970s and '80s for building economical, seaworthy, long-range trawler-style yachts. While the style has seen its popularity grow in recent years, the company is expanding its line with a new series called Serenity that carries a different styling. The first of the line, a 68-footer due to launch in June of this year, was developed by David Bentley Industrial Design Australia. Its hull, decks, superstructure and components are being built in fiberglass using a resin infusion system to reduce weight and increase speed and fuel efficiency. Twin Caterpillar C7 diesels, de-rated to 315 horsepower, will provide a range Of 1,800 nautical miles at 10 knots and more than 2,000 nautical miles at eight knots.


The company is offering two layout options. The standard layout includes three full-beam guest cabins and one crew cabin, each with ensuite heads. A second version features four cabins, plus crew. High Modulus in New Zealand engineered the structural design to Germanischer Lloyd class standards. Sylvia Bolton designed the interior.


Contact Cheoy Lee Shipyards at 954-527-0999.

Read the article on page 34 of the magazine