1983 Cheoy Lee Pilothouse Motor Sailor
|Propulsion Type||Twin Inboard|
|Location||Sturgeon Bay, WI|
Cheoy Lee has had a tradition of excellence since their humble beginnings in 1870. Originally a commercial boat builder and repair of steam powercraft vessels, the original Lo Family moved from their Shanghai location to the British colony of Hong Kong in 1936. They eventually evolved from power cargo craft into the production of teak sailing and motor yachts in the 1950s. As exports increased to the USA market they pioneered in the development, testing, and use of fiberglass construction. By the mid 60s 90% of Cheoy Lee's production was pleasure craft. Eventually Cheoy Lee became a forerunner in the use of GRP/foam sandwich construction. In the mid 70s they produced the largest GRP motorsailor of its time at 130'. Now the fourth and fifth generations of the Lo Family are still producing sophisticated vessels of steel, aluminum, and fiberglass.
Following the success of the 43' and 52' trawler long range motorsailor, Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd. created the ultimate long range motorsailor, the Cheoy Lee 63'. As her name implies, she is truly a world class cruising vessel and there was no other vessel produced like her. The naval architects Seaton-Neville were commissioned to create this exceptional motorsailor. The parameters around which the architects designed the 63' were an impressive performer with speed and agility under both sail and power, luxurious accommodations for long range passage-making and graceful styling.
Beleza has benefited from the last three incredibly knowledgeable owners who treated the vessel with an open checkbook policy. This vessel has had three major refits allowing her to present herself today as if she just rolled out of the production shop.
In 2011 the vessel went into the Hunter service yard for a total makeover. The interior was gutted and rebuilt in Brazilian mahogany and red cedar. The exterior was painted and all the sails were replaced. All salon and pilothouse window frames were replaced.
After several years sailing the Carribbean and South Florida, the vessel was sold in January 2015. The vessel went back into the yard in South Florida. All the electronics were replaced, all rigging was inspected and replaced or upgraded. A second new Northern Lights 9 kw generator was installed. The single combo washer was replaced with a separate washer and dryer. A second freezer was installed in the laundry room. Additional 2015 upgrades included two new Garmin chart plotter/radar/sounder units, new Garmin autopilot, Garmin speed/distance log, engine room camera, and a new 8 person Revere life raft was installed.
The same owner made a passage with the vessel up to the Chicago area where the vessel has enjoyed fresh water for the last 5 years and annual haul out for winter storage. Each year the vessel was hauled the mast and booms were removed for storage and a fresh coat of bottom paint was applied.
In 2018 during winter storage a new Side Power bow thruster was installed with a dedicated battery and charging system. The hull bottom was blasted and received 2 coats of epoxy, 7 coats of Interlux primer, and finished with semi ablated interlux micron paint. The generator and engine batteries were replaced. The mast and boom were also painted. All head hoses were inspected along with replacing the Master Stateroom and Forward Stateroom heads. There is also a new complete head in a box. All interior and exterior lights were upgraded to LEDs. Other upgrades included a new KVH Sat TV system, new portable ice maker, and toaster oven.
During the 2019 haul out and winter storage, the vessel benefited from another major retrofit.
The entire hull was stripped and painted with Awl Grip and new boot stripe. The finish was professionally sprayed by members of the Burger Yard. As alwa
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|Sales Persons Remarks|
Only a handful of these rare, unique, passage makers were ever built and fewer have had such a high degree of maintenance and continual upgrades. This outstanding example won't last long and can be bought at a fraction of what a new build would cost today. You won't be disappointed.
|The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.|
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|Engine Type||Twin Inboard|
Only nine of these rare, unique, passage makers were ever built and fewer have had such a high degree of maintenance and continual upgrades. This outstanding example won't last long and can be bought at a fraction of what a new build would cost today. You won't be disappointed.