1985 Cheoy Lee 61 Long Range Motor Yacht

£ 327,458
Bayview, Sydney, stateprovince.NSW, Australia
Interested in this boat? Tel: +61299744096
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin / diesel
Located In:
Bayview, Sydney, stateprovince.NSW, Australia
Hull Material:
Current Price:
A$  535,000 Tax Paid (£ 327,458) 


Presented in immaculate condition and always maintained as such by her fastidious owners, this Cheoy Lee 61 qualifies as a luxury on the water, where accommodation is in true millionaire style, with lavishly varnished solid timber throughout, plush wool carpet (new), 6 X air conditioning, luxury appliances and fit-out, top of the range electrics and electronics. Etc.... Yet the boat was built to satisfy even the most discerning seaman with its immensely strong build, balanced lines, Naiad stabilizers, bowthruster, 2 X Onan generators...and of course an engine room presented and equipped to make any engineer swoon with delight!

This Choey Lee 61 'Resilience' has a proven record. She was sailed from Papua New Guinea in the North to Maatsyker Island in the Southern Ocean, south of Tasmania. 'Resilience' has cruised the East Coast of Australia, through smooth and rough waters. A fine seagoing vessel and an example of Cheoy Lee design, engineering and shipbuilding. (Two years ago a 55 ft model completed it's second world navigation, proving the sea-going capabilities of the design and build. )
 Since 1999,'Resilience' has cruised over 8100 nautical miles. A true live-aboard or excellent charter vessel.

An 18m Seamaster LRMY, designer by the late Charles Wittholz (a US designer renowned for spacious, seaworthy and economical designs)

LOA 18.5 M    Displacement for survey :40.81 t
WLW 17.2m    Hull Fibreglass., built to Lloyds REG Shipping LR Certification
Beam 5.02 m.
Launch date 1985.    Engines :Twin Detroit V671 turbos rated at 319hp each

    Engine Hrs. Approx. 3815
    Tankage : Fuel- centre approx. 5300 li.
Speed ( approx. )     Cruise 9.0 knts @1350 revs at 32-34 lph.
    Maximum 11.9knts

Top rig: fully enclosed Flybridge
And open rear sundeck


Main tank     approx. 5300L

Wing tanks     x2 approx 2000 L each

Water     stern tank approx2000 L
    forward 625 L

Was in survey QLD Class 2B (12 passengers and 2 crew) 1999. Keel has been lengthened and two "shark " fins fitted, all survey equipment current.
Since 2004, The boat has been owned by the same fastidious owner and no expense has been spared in upgrading and replacing any components.

General Information, Accommodation & Layout:

Entry to the vessel is via opening doors, one on Starboard, one on Port, or via the duckboard at the Stern. Lockable doors allow access to the rear enclosed seating area, where a polished table and seating allow casual conversation or provides dining for up to 10 persons. Rear seating comprises a large curved bench seat with storage under. Four (4) dining chairs together with bench seating complete the main dining facilities, comfortable dining for 8 persons.
Proceeding forward is the main saloon area, sofa/bench seating for three plus two comfortable chairs. Music system to the starboard, along with a Panasonic flat screen TV which is fully angle adjustable. Sony DVD and Hi Fi stereo. KVH M7 satellite system is installed.
Adjacent to the dining table (seats 8 persons), is 3 hot food heat containers in a Bain Marie hot food warmer on the Port side.

The galley has recently been upgraded and comprises a huge double refrigerator, stove, microwave, double sink with mixer tap, garbage/waste unit storage, induction Miele electric hot plates(a boon to cooking in rough seas as temperature reduces very quickly in case of spills and virtually eliminates fire from cooking). There is plenty of storage in cupboards and open shelves. Dishwasher is Miele and can cater for 8 person settings. Custom made crockery and glass cupboards are adjacent to the galley entrance.
Proceed forward to main wheelhouse ( see later), or down the stairway to guest accommodation.
Forward is a four berth bunk cabin with storage and hanging space.
Adjacent is a fully equipped bathroom with W/C, separate shower, hand basin and two way entry.
Aft of this is a berth with Queen-size bed, and child's bunk, seat, drawers and hanging space.
Opposite is crew quarters or additional Guest cabin. Two bunks, storage and a private bathroom comprising, W/C, shower and basin.
Also a washing machine in installed in the linen cupboard area.

Owners suite. This is situated in the stern section and is accessed via separate indoor stairway. It has a king size double bed, very generous storage, an office desk, ladies powder facility, complete bathroom with shower and toilet, and a large clothes hanging closet.

All accommodation is fully air conditioned by stations in each room.

A feature of this vessel is the capacity to sleep 10 is absolute comfort, allowing plenty of "private get away " areas when needed.

PILOT HOUSE (Wheelhouse)
From the Galley area, level direct ( no steps) access to the wheelhouse through a teak & glass door. Wheelhouse to deck, both sides, is via sliding doors, both with safety locks to allow the flow of fresh air but to restrain egress in the event of rough weather.
Helmsmen Chair (height adjustable), Chart storage drawer, and full array of teak inset mounted Electronics. Garman nav. System and "c" map charts
Area is air conditioned

Flybridge. Two side by side Helmsmen Chairs.
Duplicate throttle, gears and gauges
Comfortable built in Couches with Storage under, folding table, will seat 8 for dining. Good controls allow the skipper to be included in conversation if need be. Seating for 10 and a fold down table covers drinks and dining. The current owner has catered for a wedding and special birthdays for up to 14.
Area is air conditioned and opens to a large outdoor sun baking cork deck
 and access to Tender and Davit.
Stainless rails with child/pet safety sides. Sun lounges and gas BBQ with hot plate.
2 liferafts, 1x 8 person, 1 x 6 person. Both in current survey.

Access to flybridge via internal stairway. There is a hatch for security purposes.

Onan Generators, one 17.5 kw with approx. 267 hrs since newly installed in December 2014 :auto stop/start with select timing.
 Second generator, 6.5 kw, new December 2011 Approx.. 806 hrs
3200 watt inverter/charger. New September 2012
. Main switchboard / distribution panels in engine room and control panel /selector switches in wheelhouse.
. 8 gel cell batteries for house, engine, generators.. Engine batteries (4) New 2011.( 4 x 150 size Deka saemate AGM, 1 x n 70 Deka ), 4 house.
. Separate bow thruster (sidepower) battery.
. 50 amp shore connection, plugs both Bow & Stern.
. Volt and ammeters.
. Electrical bonding system throughout.
. 240/12 v engine room lights(fluorescent)
. 240 and 12 v outlets throughout.
. KVH Satellite (M7) communication system. (New 2010)
. Electric Toilets ( Tecma Brand, model Silence short, 12v, with 2 button toilet controller ) provides waste flow to holding tanks (3), shore pump out or direct overboard, New 2010.
. Watermaker, Dolphin, 120 lph, rebuilt 2014 Approx 195 hrs
. Tender Davit, new electrics 2011.
. Refrigeration huge 2 door (340 li) Utectic frig in galley, massive deep freeze (256 li. )unit, 2 swing doors, situated under Captains bench in wheelhouse.
. 6 Station "Marine Air" airconditioning, Pumps new 2009,& 2012. And 2 new units 2013 and 2014


. Auto Pilot. TMG AP4-424
. Furuno GPS Navigator,
. Siewa Explorer Mk 2 Plus with separate GPS and C Map Navigation for SE Australia
. Garmin GPS and information system on Flybridge
. Garmin (new Dec. 2015) navigation system with duplicate slave in flybridge covers position, speed depth, water temp, sonar etc. ( This is based on Australian Naval charts and covers full Aus E. . Coastal areas. )
. 1 x 15 inch, 2 x 12 inch Flatscreen monitors.
. JRC colour fishfinder Model FF30, with depth control to 50 m.
. Raymarine ST 40 wind speed, direction indicator.
. Radios - HF Icom N33-IC-m710 Aus
 -HF GME Electrophone CX558A
Floscan equipped for both engines show, engine hours, fuel used, litres per hour and us gallons per nm.

Full head high (6 ft 6in. ) through out this massive walk in engine room which houses the twin engines, two generators, water maker, air conditioner, refrigeration all pumps, 32000w. Inverter, 3 fuel tanks, 60 li hot water system, steering hydraulics and Naiad stabilizer system.
 Work bench with vice, power & tool cupboard.
Fuel Range at 7.5 knts with 10% reserve approx. 2200nm.
 Fluro and New LED lighting throughout.

Engines : Detroit V8 71's Turbo assist rated 318hp each, Engine Numbers P ava 431897082 and S ava 431386702.
 Serviced regularly by Detriot trained mechanics. Port engine top end rebuilt Jan 2012, new injectors, new exhaust risers, new rubber hoses, etc.
Engine bilge centre repainted Jan. 2012.
Sound insulation.
Marine air A/C, 6 Stations
9 Hand held fire extinguishers throughout, all in current survey
Engine room fire protection System with Itim warning system
Full engine instrumentation
Hydaulic Steering. (New air compressor Dec. 2012)
Sidepower Bow Thruster.
Engine driven fire hose & pump out
Emergency engine fuel cut off - to close fuel flow in case of fire.
Naiad Stabilisers, rebuilt Dec. March 2012 including new Gyro.
AEG clothes Washer Unit,
Full compliment of Life jackets
Life rafts, RDF 1X 8; 1X 6 persons ( in current survey) covered
Fenders, 2 large polyball, 4 cylinders
Dock lines 2 x60 ft, 4x 50ft., braided ; many other lines for anything.
Canvas covers for liferafts, BBQ and Zodiac
 Forward bow seating Sun deck cushions
Windshield covers Bow and Stern
Anchoring 80kg Bruce anchor with 100m 3/8 chain and standard ship anchor. Electric winch, internal & external controls.
70 m nylon anchor line

Shore power leads, 15 amp X 2 with various connectors.
Flares (current )
Life rings X 3 with associated lines and lights
Decks drain overboard
Jetty landing platform which caters for tidal movements
Zodiac 3.2m tender with 15hp Mariner Outboard, full boat cover.
Rod holders in cockpit plus roof holder x4.
Sink with hot & cold pressure water and shower head

Fire Extinguishers. ( all in survey)
Flybrigde 1 x 4.5 kg Dry Powder
Wheel house 1x 3.5 co2 port side under console
 Break Glass system for engine room, starboard side under console.
Galley 1 x. 06 kg dry powder
 Saloon 1 x 3.5 kg co2
Owner's cabin 1 x 4.5 kg dry powder
Port Cabin 1 x 4.5 kg dry powder
Starboard 1 x 4.5 kg dry powder
Engine Room, 2 x 4,5 kg dry powder ( Port & Starboard)
 Z mag auto powder system (activate from Wheel house)

For more info or to organize an inspection please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management

Disclaimer 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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