1985 Cheoy Lee 35 Trawler
This boat lives in Belize. Its powered by twin Volvo Cummings 350s!!! Less than 1000 hours!!! Full head two galleys. Just serviced!!!
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By Andy Adams
Like all Lloyd's l00 Al spec yachts you can be sure the Cheoy Lee Trawler 35 is properly built, of the best materials, and will hold its value well. Jim Murray has reason to be proud.
Jack MacKenzie Yachts is the eastern Canadian distributor for Cheoy Lee and, in Toronto, the man you deal with is Jim Murray.
With his luxurious red beard and weather-etched twinkle in his eye, this man could be crawling across the Sahara Desert and you'd stop him to ask where he left his boat. He's about the saltiest guy ever to live near fresh water.
Although he'll sell you a Cheoy Lee, you'll never quite get it away from him. Jim expects to see "his" boat every so often to inspect it and, if necessary, to clean it or work on it. There's seldom a price attached to this, except that you'd better like Jim. Luckily, everybody seems to.
When I arrived to run the test on "his" Cheoy Lee Trawler 35, he was busy working on another Cheoy Lee, readying it for a trip to Florida for the winter, and it was obvious that when Jim was finished, the boat would be ready for months of trouble-free sailing.
He took a short break to familiarize me with the Trawler 35. It didn't take much; the boat is straightforward and everything I could think of was how and where it should have been.
Cheoy Lee builds to Lloyd 's 100 Al specifications, like the Fisher Fairways Northeaster 30 tested in the August issue of Canadian Yachting. I commented then that the Lloyd's 100 Al specs were about the best guarantee that a yacht is built properly, from the best materials and will hold its value well. Those comments apply equally to the Cheoy Lee Trawler 35.
While Cheoy Lee 's boats are built to Lloyd's specs, some buyers want more and go all the way for a certificate. That means that a Lloyd's representative actually oversees the yacht 's construction through the various stages and later presents the buyers with a Lloyds certificate. The cost is in the thousands of dollars because of the time involved, but for many buyers the process is worth the price.
Our test 35 didn't have the certificate, but the quality was there anyway. All you have to do is look.
The 35 is a conventional sedan model with flying bridge and at first glance you'd almost dismiss the boat as being rather plain. There's no aft cabin, no bathtub, no shag carpet, nothing that isn't functional and seaworthy - but there isn't quite the price tag those things add either.
Unlike boats from Taiwan and other countries, the Hong Kong-built Cheoy Lee slips into this country witho