Sharifa is a classic Cheoy Lee Offshore 41 Custom Ketch, built in Hong Kong in 1979 based upon a proven bluewater hull design. Many Cheoy Lees were custom in that they allowed new buyers to make their own improvements to the original spec, and this one ended up with an exceptionally lavish interior with teak throughout and many other detailed refinements.
Her interior offers remarkable accommodations for a boat of this vintage, with an owners double stateroom that you enter at the foot of the companionway to starboard. The suite has two hanging wardrobes, one heated for drying wet weather gear. There is extensive stowage througout, with three drawers, two foot lockers, and massive under bunk stowage. There is also a private door to shower and heads.
To port of the companionway, there are two pilot berths with 3 drawers and a locker. These two berths would suit younger crew members as the upper bunk has a lee cloth. Also to port just forward of the pilot berths is the comprehensive navigation station, with chart table and ample chart stowage under.
Forward of the Navigation station is the galley area and opposite is the heads and shower room. The galley is conveniently designed such that the working area does not obstruct passage for and aft. It is in a “U” shape with full formica work surface and a four burner gas hob, with grill and oven below. The fridge occupies the whole of the after side of the galley, with a large door and a top load hatch to the freezer plate compartment. A stainless steel sink with teak cover/chopping block is on the forward side with hot and cold pressurised water taps, plus a manual hand pump.
She has a Beta Marine 43hp fitted in 2005 and fully serviced in 2018. She has Furuno instrumentation and radar, Garmin touch screen chart plotter, Raymarine autopilot (2015), and Simrad VHS.
SHARIFA is a great example of a proven and well-loved bluewater cruiser. She is listed for £ 59,500 by Red-Ensign and lies in Falmouth, UK, awaiting her new owners.