Here’s a great way to get introduced to the yachting lifestyle. We found this updated 1999 78′ Cheoy Lee Sport MY in Ft. Lauderdale. She offers a spacious five stateroom layout to include three staterooms amidship plus two forward. The vessel was designed to operate with minimal crew, so the fifth stateroom serves as either a captains cabin or additional guest suite.
The current owner has spent over $150k in upgrades in the last year giving the interior a modern and contemporary feel. The interior woodwork throughout is maple and anigre complimented by the large salon window allowing for a light and airy room. The main deck features a day head, full size galley, and formal and informal dining areas. The diesel engines have a cruising speed of 16 knots and 24 knots at max.
The maker Cheoy Lee’s origins began in a Shanghai shipyard that opened in 1870 to build and repair steam-powered vessels. In 1936, the founding family moved the shipyard to Hong Kong, which was still a British colony, to build power cargo vessels designed to outrun the Japanese blockade. By the mid-1950s, the shipyard branched out into the construction of teak sailing and motor yachts, designed by notable naval architects. Ultimately, luxury yachts grew to become 90 percent of its output and is still family owned at present day.
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