Saturday, February 4

New Cheoy Lee 72 Heading for U.S.

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Cheoy Lee just finished sea trials on its latest CLB 72 family cruiser in Hong Kong. It’s  now on a ship heading for the U.S.

The 72 is one of CL’s most successful yachts. A spinoff of the historic Cheoy Lee Shipyards, CL Yachts introduced its first boats at the Miami show in 2019. The new CLB 72 is hull #49. It’s a four-stateroom, four-head cruiser with a two-berth crew cabin and head aft. Hull #49 heading this way has new sliding windows in the galley, up/down windows in the salon, and opening portlights in the four staterooms on the lower deck.

Designed by Howard Apollonio, the CLB 72 is powered by twin 1,000-hp Volvo IPS1350 pod drives, delivering a top speed of 31 knots. It also has Volvo’s joystick controls to make low-speed maneuvering sure and easy; a pantograph door next to the helm opens to the starboard side deck.

The salon offers 360-degree visibility; the seating is raised to everyone can have a clear view outside. It’s laid out in an open plan, with modular furniture for maximum flexibility, and it’s all on one level with no steps between the salon and the galley. The galley is home-like with a country kitchen, an island, and natural stone countertops. A day head on the main deck is a family-friendly feature.

The aft deck is made for relaxing and entertaining, with a large settee and teak table, a wet bar, fridge, up/down TV, and extendable sun shades overhead. The generous teak swim platform aft, or “beach platform” as the company calls it, is large enough to hold some folding chairs and lots of water toys.

Cheoy Lee says the flybridge is one of the largest in its class. Along with the upper helm, it has more seating, tables, fridge, ice-maker and a hard top.

Below, the master stateroom is full beam amidships, with a vanity/desk, walk-in closet, and a luxurious head with two sinks. The VIP cabin is forward, also with an en suite head, while the port and starboard guest cabins share a head.

Specs.: LOA: 76’11’; Beam: 19’10”; Draft: 5’0”; Disp.: 105,000 lbs.; Fuel: 1,200 gals.; Water: 294 gals.; Power: 2×1,000-hp Volvo diesels with IPS1350 pod drives. Read more:



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