September 27, 2010

Project: Cheoy Lee 59 Serenity

In 2008 Cheoy Lee launched the first yacht in the Serenity Series, a 68 footer based on the efficiencies of a true displacement hull with long range explorer yacht features. The line’s flagship will be the new Serenity 83, currently under construction. The Serenity 59, shown in the picture above, is the third model in the series, and should launch before the end of the year and the first two hulls will be delivered to Australia and Florida. Mike Burvenich designed the three stateroom yacht with a large walk in lazarette aft of the engine room. New Zealand’s High Modulus designed the composite structure, subsequently granted Germanischer Lloyd class certification. A solid, hand laid hull with double bottom tanks, resin infused decks, bulkheads and superstructure provides a tough configuration, combined with a low center of gravity and hence stability. Single and twin engine configurations will be available, both with full propeller protection. Estimated range on the standard 7500 litres fuel tanks is 2000nm at nine knots, and over 4000nm at seven knots with a single engine set up. The standard single engine package is a John Deere 330hp. Twin John Deere 236hp engines are the factory option, although other configuration powers are available.

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