Cheoy Lees in the News - Past and Present
|This page will be a collection of Cheoy Lees
in the news or that have been written about in a book or magazine etc..
If you have anything to add to this page please let us know and will get it posted. If you have a copy you would like to share with me let me know and I will send you my mailing addresses. james....
Magazine" has a nice article on the Cheoy Lee
Serentity 68 Long Range Motoryacht. Thanks to Cheoy Lee of N. America for
submitting this article.
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Dec/08 "Soundings" magazine did a nice article on the Cheoy Lee Clipper 36 that James & Cilla own. Click Here to view article
May 08 ""Yachts International Magazine" also did an article on the Bravo in their May 08 publication. Click Here for PDF copy
March 08 "Southern Boating" published a nice article on the Cheoy Lee Bravo 78. Thanks to Cheoy Lee of N. America for submitting this article. Click Here for PDF copy
Chris Dail and Kathy O'Neill
Owners of "Kanoa" a 1961 Robb 35
July/04 Andrew and Ginny Skok have sent us a copy of the article that Ginny wrote for the Jan issue of "Soundings" They sail a Perry 44 "Jenny-Beth" out of CT. Click Here for pdf format of article
7/04 - Hi folks! I found your site last year and I don't exactly remember how. When I was in my early teens, I'm 51 now, we had a couple different Cheoy Lee boats. The first was a "Frisco Flyer' and then we graduated up to a "Lion 35' after we had difficulty sleeping on board the Flyer. My feet would get tangled up in the sink plumbing from what I can remember. I believe our Lion had hull # of 1900. We had it moored at Holiday Harbor in San Pedro. My Dad had dreams of sailing into the sunset with my Mom after retirement but was taken from us by prostate cancer at the age of 57 in 1974. I do remember the actor Lee J. Cobb had a Robb 35 there and we would see him on his boat from time to time. Also, James Arness had an Offshore 40 in the area named 'Seasmoke'. I'm looking at a picture right now of my my Dad sailing the Lion in the waters off San Pedro with the American flag flying on the stern and the Lion on the mainsail. Keep up the great work with the website ! Thanks again, Jim Kelly
January 04 issue of "Cruising World" has an interesting
article on two brothers, Andrew and Chris Krajacic and their adventures
from Santa Barbara California to Australia on a 1968 Offshore 31.
Kevin Garthwaite sent email
that the boat used in opening scenes of the new movie "Red Dragon" was a
Cheoy Lee, if anyone has more info please submit
Sail Magazine, August 2002
A quick Cheoy
Lee sighting for you. In the August 2002 issue
of Sailing, the Beauty of Sail Magazine there is
a nice write up about Denis Reuart and his Robb 35,
China Doll. He's owned the boat for 22
years and tells a story about how she stood up
to a big blow off Nassau. Nice
picture of China Doll and skipper too.
05/12/02 Claiborne Young cruising guide book used a Cheoy Lee for the cover art
01/12/02 "Chesapeake Bay Magazine" Jan 2002 featured on their cover a picture of a Cheoy Lee Clipper owned by Captain Ross, U.S.C.G. Here is photo of cover, click for full image and thanks to Glenn Coleman, on "True Lee" an Offshore 33, for submitting the photo
May/June issue of Good Old Boat had a great article on the Offshore 40. Plus the August issue of Cruising World noted that the Clipper 36 was one of the great buys in solid classic used boats. They also mentioned our association's website... Also the June 200 issue of Practical Sailor ran an article on the Richards Offshore 41.
Keaton Movie "Multiplicity"
Owner of this boat has email us. Name of boat is "Pearl"
Cheoy Lee Sighting
(Cheoy Lee Midshipman 52)
Here is one of the articles that Gavan sent us, guess not all Cheoy Lee owners are people we want as members. Gavan is looking for any other information on Maeva people may have. He has purchased her at public tender. james...
International cocaine smuggling operation
investigation involving a combined task force of more than 100 Customs
officers and Federal Police agents has resulted in the arrest of persons
believed to be part of an international cocaine smuggling operation which
has previously imported large quantities of cocaine into Australia.
Andy Laurence aboard "Triton" from Hong Kong sent us the following e-mail with two pics. "Hi, I found this advert for CL in this month's Fragrant Harbour (HK's yacht magazine) - thought you might find it of interest. Also Jon Cannon in action aboard Gecko - CL 45, he lives aboard." Click for full view... Thanks Andy
Elvis Movie - Tim Scearce e-mail us to say that a Cheoy Lee Lion is featured in the 1962 Elvis Presly movie "Girls Girls Girls"
Early Summer 1999 Catalog for Men
Honda Ad in "Time" magazine June28, 1999
Latitudes & Attitudes
"Cruising World", Feb. 99, small article on page 10 about Hugh Callum who sailed a 42' Cheoy Lee Ketch before he was killed in a boating acident.
We just recieved this e-mail...Will be watching for
the article in "Soundings" james...
"Practical Sailor", April 1996 issue, ran a review of the Cheoy Lee Clippers 36 and 42'. The review gives some background of the Cheoy Lee company, a short review of the designer - Bill Luders, and comments of Clipper owners. Overall the review of the Clippers was very positive both for their sailing characteristics as well as their construction. The article also gives the price history of these two Clippers and concludes with the statement - "there's no denying that the "classic" look of the Cheoy Lee Clippers series is enough to make your heart flutter: "That's what a boat is suppose to look like!" Indeed, some well-known personalities such as singer Jimmy Buffet have succumbed to the Clipper's Siren song..." By the way the Clipper 36 used for the cover was "Tenderlies" now named "Jamcill" which is our (james and cillas) boat...
"Sail", June 1998 issue, has a story by Nikki Perryman who with her partner Jamie sail a 1956 Lion Class Cheoy Lee named "Siandra". The article is about their trip from Sydney to Darwin and being caught in a force 12 Cyclone. Great article and "Siandra" took them safely through several days of the storm. submitted by Ben Stavis aboard "Astarte"
"Practical Sailor", July 1, 1998 (current issue) has a short article on a Cheoy Lee 35 with an encapsulated keel that had problems after running aground and had water enter the hollow space around the lead which then leaked through the hull-to-keel seal. Good article on this problem...
"Cruising World", August 1998 issue had article by Kim Des Rochers aboard a 35 Cheoy Lee sloop sailing the South Pacific from Fiji to New Guinea. Article is about making your own awnings..
"Atlantic Circle", - Bill C.. aboard "Northern Light" and Neil Hammari says this book by Katherine Lasky Knight is about crusing on a Bermuda 30, first serialized in SAIL in the 70's and has a lot of pictures.
"Storm Tactics" by Lin & Larry Pardey, - Ron T.. points out that starting on page 120 of this book is a reference to a Cheoy Lee Offshore 40s encounter with a storm off New Zealand. Sigmund and Carol Baardsen analize what they did right and wrong dealing with the storm...