Looking for a durable high quality well constructed small coastal cruiser that provides has an economical cruising speed of 7 knots and range of nearly 1000 miles?
This Cheoy Lee 32' semi displacement Trawler is constructed of solid fibreglass including the decks that have a teak overlay [weathered as chosen by the owner].
An ABYC surveyor completed an out of water insurance marine survey February 14th 2020 and the overall condition of the trawler was found to be good with a few recommendations and surveyor's notes.
The present owner of the trawler has made numerous upgrades including the following;
Zealand Vacuflush head with 20 gallon holding tank with macerator and deck cap for shore waste removal
Fuel injectors refurbished
Installation of a stern thruster
Installation of an engineered stabilizer system for added stability in rough and heavy sea conditions
Rigged and wired for Scotty down riggers
New anchor with 150' 5/16" chain and 150' rode.
New Raycor 3 filter system
Batteries - 4x G27 12v House batteries and 1x G24 12v starter
Xantrex True Charge 2 - 40amp AC charger
3 x 80 watt solar panels connected to an Enervate EWC-30 controller
Bottom paint was renewed February 2020
Cheoy Lee boats are still being built today although the smallest you could have made would be in the 90' range.
Reading up on the early history of the Cheoy Lee 32' trawler boats built in the 70's, it's noted that the decks were fibreglass over plywood. This particular vessel is solid fibreglass with weathered teak overlay.
Starting forward the ground tackle package is deployed by a NBF hydraulic drum windlass. The anchor locker has drainage.
Teak grab rails ensuring safe movement along spacious port and starboard teak decks from the bow aft to the cockpit.
A well built and engineered arch has stabilizers fastened port and starboard and solar panel array on top as well as radar and navigation lights.
The command station on the fly bridge has engine controls including shutdown and a boom is affixed to the deck on the port side.
The spacious cockpit has lockers port and starboard that are used as steps and is set up for fishing. There is a gate opening thru the transom to the swim grid and boarding ladder.
Access to the cabin is forward of the cockpit.
The interior of the Cheoy Lee is laid out as manufactured with a settee port and starboard and galley package forward on the port side.
Headroom in the cabin salon is 6'4"
There are lots of windows and the cabin is bright.
The helm is starboard and there is a deck access sliding door.
Opposite the helm on the port side is a diesel stove. [Filter rebuilt]
Going forward from the salon, are steps down to the head and v berth.
A spacious head with a new Vacuflush head shower and sink/shower are on the starboard side with storage to port.
The berth sleeps two comfortably and there is a deck hatch for egress and light.
Access to the chain locker is forward of the berths.
The cabin is dry
Access to a spacious engine room compartment is by hatches in the cabin sole.
Fuel tanks 2 x 200 gallons are built of fibreglass and constructed in the hull structure.
Navigation equipment includes;
Sestrsa 6" magnetic compass
Lowrance X15 depth sounder
Lowrance LMS 330 GPS/Plotter
ICOM M-29 VHF radio
Furuno Navenet-2 Radar
Star & Co - Sea Pilot auto helm
Panasonic H07 stereo
Hydraulic steering [2 command stations]
Galley equipment includes;
Dickinson Pacific diesel cookstove and oven [Provides cabin heat]
Domestic 12v refrigeration unit retrofitted into existing front load icebox
Cabin heat is provided by a Heater Craft Bus Heated while underway
Fresh hot/cold pressure water comes from 2 x 250 gallon GRP tanks moulded into the hull structure and found below the aft cockpit
A Torrid MY-6 six gallon hot water heater provides hot water by 110v and engine coolant water
Waste water [sewage] is compliant and the vessel has a 20 gallon holding tank.
Shower drain has a dedicated sump with Rule bilge pump on a float switch
Sink and shower water is egressed overboard
The Ford Lehman 2715E was rebuilt in 1980 and the hour meter shows approximately 6900 hours
Fuel is stored in 2 x 200 gallon GRP tanks moulded into the hull structure and located port and starboard of the engine compartment located below the main cabin sole
The drive/reduction gear is a Borg Warner
The drive shaft is 1 3/4" stainless and the prop is a bronze 3 bladed 24x16
A Sideshift stern thruster is mounted aft.
Engine room blowers are operational
The engine room in general, it's systems and hoses appear to be in good condition, clean and well organized
All house DC circuits are marine service, fused and installed to current ABYC standard
Batteries and associated wiring have been recently upgrade to a high standard.
Charging is from the engine alternator, a Xantrex 2-40 amp AC charger and 3 x 80 watt solar panels connected to an Enervate EWC-30 charge controller
Tank secured in the cockpit and used for the BBQ