Cheoy Lee Offshore 50

AU $150,000 Finance
49' 3" - 15.00m
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Scarborough QLD
Launch Year
Hull Material
Timber Philippine Mahogany planking with Australian Jarrah frames then glassed over.

At Yachtdomain, we are sometimes lucky enough to represent sellers that have had a passion for both their vessels and the cruising life. In this case we are delighted to present what is no doubt an historic and iconic yacht, to the wider global market. She represents the pinnacle of build and design for her age and has been cared for by current owners during their stewardship. She is ready to set off again with new owners, and head into the big blue where she will undertake those longer passages with ease and safety. Throughout the 1960's and 70's Bill Lapworth was the preeminent designer on the West Coast USA, most notably for the Cal series racing and cruising designs. Fifty-five years later, all six of the original hulls built to this design, are still racing and winning. She is a fast sailboat that was built to race in the bi-annual Transpac, which runs Los Angeles to Honolulu. As the current owner has proven, this yacht can be handled by a couple and they have taken on an extended passage through the Pacific over the years with a young family aboard in safety and comfort. With a major refit prior to heading west, she has stood the test of time and turned many heads at marinas, anchorages and classic boat shows she has attended.
If you have an inkling of an itch to own a true classic, we would recommend "time is of the essence" with this yacht and our brokers will be delighted to arrange an inspection.

AU $150,000    Finance   
Boat Reference
Launch Year
49' 3" - 15.00m
4 meters.
2.3 meters
15 tons.
Keel / Ballast
Hull design is a medium displacement hull with fin keel and a spade rudder layout. Ballast is of cast iron.
Vessel Location
Scarborough Qld
Bill Lapworth USA.
Choey Lee Shipyard
Hull Material
Timber Philippine Mahogany planking with Australian Jarrah frames then glassed over.
Decks Material
Glass over ply. (fully removed and replaced 2008)
Nanni 4.240.0 Mercedes Diesel OM616 s/n 962001036632 72HP (54KW). Rebuild (complete) at 5,510hrs. Propeller- VariProp DF-140. Shaft Seal- Chatfield Engineering Blue Water 1 1/8" (lip seal type). Blower- Rule 4" 200cfm auto run with ignition. Pump(s)-Johnson LPX 4000 12VDC 2600 GPH. Rule 12VDC 900 GPH. Jabsco Amazon Manual Universal 22GPM. Fuel Filters- 2 x RACOR 500FG Series 9 micron/Water separator. Fuel Polishing/Transfer Pump- Facet 40109. Engine controls mounted to pedestal.
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Cummins Onan MDKC 4.0 marine gen-set 373 approx 120VAC 4.0KW.
Two x 378lts Composite tanks. Selector valves found aft cabin above tanks.
Domestic Water- Four x 94lts composit tanks. Distribution valves found under main cabin sole. Black water- 159lts PVC. USCG Type III tank.
OC Tender 3.0m ridged hull with Beachmaster wheels stored on deck forward of mast.
Tohatsu 9.8HP (7.2Kw).
Hatch covers.
Winch covers.
Dodger cover over clears.
Pedestal/wheel cover.
BBQ cover.
Entering below decks down the forward companionway out of the large cockpit, you find the galley to starboard and the forward and aft facing navigation table seating to port. The nav table opens to reveal storage under. Electronics and nav units are all at hand here. From here you find a storage unit located forward of the nav station and then on to the saloon seating. The lovely teak saloon table is large in size when open but you have the ability to lower either port or starboard sides for easier access forward when needed. Both leaves drop down when not in use. Saloon seating can double as two single berths and behind and above you have single pipe cot berths port and starboard. These have curtains for privacy when in use. They could also double as large storage areas for big items on longer passages.
She has a keel stepped mast toward the forward area of the saloon. Moving forward again, the dedicated head is to port and the large vee berth is forward again. This has a single to starboard and double to port. Throughout the interior of the yacht she presents in great condition and some of her charm is firmly on show. Bulkheads and cabin top are in white and most of the remainder features exposed timber as when she was built. Bronze fittings are used extensively, both below decks and on the topsides. Heading back up and out into the centre cockpit, toward the aft cabin, there is plenty or room to accommodate guests around the timber drop down cockpit table when the need arises. To the rear of the wheel, you have access to the rear cabin and access to quadrant and steering gear.
Twin singles and some storage here.
Shower in cockpit
The vessel is equipped with a vacuum flush, black water containment system. Head- Dometic 700 series manual (lever) flush) Holding tank- Dometic Model 42HTS with level gauge, vacuum generator, discharge and vent filter (total rebuild 15/02/2019). Black water hose- 1 ½" Vetus "Ultra"
Located to starboard of companionway.
Domestic water- pressurised loop Hot and Cold for Galley sink.
Large stainless steel sink.
Ample storage and bench space.
Frigoboat Capri 50 w/ Coastal Climate Control digital thermostat, alarm and smart Danfoss compressor.
Stove/Oven- Regal 2 gimbled four burner, oven and broiler. Magma LPG BBQ Grill w/ remote 3.5L tank located stern.
Spectra Water machines model Ventura 180-200T.
Hot Water
Water Heater- Isotemp 0550 (Engine Loop and 120VAC heating element)
Ground Tackle
Bow roller is heavy bronze plate integrated into the headstay chainplate.
Twin Rollers.
Windless- Simpson Lawrence SPRINT 3000 vertical windless with up and down foot switches at bow.
Primary- Rocna 33Kg connected to 300' G5 3/8" chain and 300' nylon three-braid rode.
Fortress FX23 Stern Anchor.
Fortress FX55 Storm Anchor.
Chain- 300' (100M) G5 galvanised.
Jabsco 12VDC 150 GPH wash down pump.
Safety Gear
Assorted safety gear aboard including:
Liferaft- VIKING 4UKL Resc You (person 4) Type I Group A. Hardcase. Location Mid-Deck, manual release.
Aqualarm Engine room monitor- Fire, Flooding, ME- flow, oil, temperature and exhaust temperature.
CO Detector- XINTEX Fireboy Sentinel CMD-4M.
Smoke Detector- AVIUS 2006-001.
EPIRB- ACR GlobalFix Pro 406MHz GPS model RLB-37.
Extinguisher's)- 5 handheld Type 1 USCG approved. 1 x Auto-release engine room.
LPG tanks Aluminium (2) 18L located port cockpit sealed locker. ½" vent to overboard.
LPG leak detection alarm.
Seward Solenoid gas controller.
Inverter/Charger- Trace Engineering (Xantax) Mariner 120VAC/12VDC with RC7 remote.
Battery Charger- Xantax True Charge2 multi-input 12VDC 10amp.
Panel and distribution- Philippi-Bootselektrik with navigation light fail alarm and reverse current protection. Designed by Bruce Bastian Designs Port Hadlock WA USA.
Ground Detection system- Guest Dynaplate 4008
Batteries- (4) LifeLine AGM GPL-6CT/300 1200Ah total.
Alternator- 140amp Bosch smart internal charger.
4 x Solar panels.
Deck light on lower spreader.
Fans throughout.
Electronics / Navigation
Chartplotter- Raymarine C-95 (2014 Install).
Radar- Raymarine 18" Digital Radome.
AIS- ICOM Class B transponder MA-500TR interlinked with chartplotter.
Remote display- Raymarine i70.
Instrument system- Raymarine iTC-5 (Wind, Depth and speed).
VHF- ICOM IC-M502 interlinked to AIS DSC.
VHF cockpit remote ICOM HM-157.
Single Side Band SSB Radio- ICOM IC-M700PRO with AT-130 Tuner.
Handheld VHF- ICOM.
Satellite (email, voice and internet weather)- Iridium GO.
Auto helm electric- AMS Alpha 3000 autopilot.
Fluxgate gimbled compass located under nav station.
Stand alone control head mounted aft of helm in cabin.
Morse cable linkage located at port helm station.
Tank Watch 4 system.
Sail Inventory
140% 6.5 oz. Dacron BSDS Genoa Pineapple Sails Alameda New 15-01-2014.
100% 10 oz. Dacron BSDS Jib Pineapple Sails Alameda New 15-01-2014.
Main Sail Full Batten 9.5 oz. Dacron BSDS Pineapple Sails Alameda New 15-01-2014.
Storm Jib 10 oz. Dacron BSDS Pineapple Sails Alameda New 15-01-2014.
Storm Tri-Sail 10 oz. Dacron BSDS Pineapple Sails Alameda New 15-10-2014.
Spinnaker Symmetrical Tri Radial - Challenge Nylon 0.75 oz. Pineapple Sails Alameda New 15-01-2014.
Spinnaker Asymmetrical - Hood Nylon 0.75 oz. Hood Sails Seattle New 2008.
Genoa Roller furling- Harken MKII.
Jib Roller Furling- Harken ESP.
Spinnaker Pole- C-Tech Carbon Fiber tapered 100mm x 6.7m. Painted to replicate spruce.
Reaching strut- Forespar.
Boom Vang- Garhauer 1 ¾" mechanical (spring).
Sail bag
Mast / Rigging
She is rigged as a classic sloop with twin headsails in a Solent arrangement. The keel stepped mast is Aluminium with a Sitka spruce boom.
Stainless Steel rigging
Twin spreaders.
Total Engineering, Opua designed, fabricated and installed new Headstay chain-plate. 02-2018.
Owner and NSR NZ replaced Solent shroud with 3/8" wire and turnbuckle. Harken ESP II roller furling installed. 01- 2018.
Spinnaker Pole topping lift sheave replaced with Forespar sheave. 01-2018.
Insulated backstay.
Deck Gear
Hand steering by Whitlock Constillation Steering System- 32" Wheel with stainless steel cable leads to primary quadrant.
Windvane- Cap Horn SPRAY unit. Controls lead through aft cabin to helm station.
The bow and stern pulpits are made of 1" bronze tubing.
Stanchions are 1" custom cast solid silicon bronze through bolted the deck and cap-rails.
Lifelines are spliced Dynema (8mm upper, 6mm lower).
Primary winches- 2 x Anderson 52DS.
Secondary winches- 2 x Anderson 18SS.
Main Sheet winches- 2 x Anderson 40DS.
Halyard winch- Anderson 40DS.
Mast winches- 2 x Anderson 28DS. New 2021.
Main sail Track- Tides Marine 56799.
Backstay adjuster- Harken B501.
Teak Cockpit sole and seating.
Teak Boarding/Swim ladder with bronze fittings.
Bronze Dorades.
Bronze opening Portlights throughout the yacht.
Traditional Bronze and Timber Mooring Cleats on deck.
Teak Washboards on forward and rear companionways.
Large opening port and starboard lockers located under cockpit seating, giving great access to ships mechanical systems.
The vessel went through an extensive restoration completed in 2008. Restoration log mentions at Cape George Marine Works, Port Townsend WA 2008, the decking was removed and renewed. The decks and cockpit are comprised of ¾" marine ply with 800gram bidirectional/CSM fibreglass laid in epoxy. Interior surfaces are epoxy sealed and painted white or varnished. The decks are painted in flat LPU and framed "Kiwigrip" non-skid. The deck is trimmed with varnished and raw teak; cap-rails, dorade boxes, hatches and cockpit coamings. The topsides were recently fared and repainted with Altex 321 LPU in Vuda, Fiji 08-2018. Below waterline was stripped and fared by longboard for a "race bottom" prior to the Pacific crossing at Opequimar Marine Services, Puerto Vallarta 15-02-2015. This "deck off" restoration renewed all internal systems, deck layout and rigging to bring the vessel to "as new" condition. Work continued with the current owners, outfitting her for an around the world cruise. Plans often change and they are now focusing on land based activities for the foreseeable future, so have decided to present their pride and joy to the wider global market. She is ready to go again, be it serious offshore cruising or to some of the classic yachting regattas around the world.

To arrange an inspection with a view to purchasing, please contact either of her listing brokers, John Schultz on Mob: , Email: or Rob Devers on Mob: , Email as we will be delighted to assist.

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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