II" Clipper 33
"Bird of Paradise" Clipper 48
Some Pictures of our
Classic Bluewater Sailing Yachts
Built to Lloyds standards these are classic blue water
yachts. Many have crossed oceans and many are being restored to continue to sail the worlds oceans.
Built in HONG KONG and designed by some of the worlds best known Naval Architects -
Luders, Taylor Newell, John Alden, Maury DeClerck, Dave Pedrick, Philip Rhodes, Robert
Perry, Ray Richards, Arthur Robb, Tord Sunden, Sparkman & Stephens, Laurent Giles,
& Charles Wittholz.
Cheoy Lee built over 4500 yachts from the 1950's
through the 80's. They still build Power boats but this site is dedicated to the models and
the owners of the classic yachts from the past, Clippers, Frisco
Flyers, Bermudas, Offshores, Vertues, etc.
We hope you enjoy the site We have
information on over 60 of the Cheoy Lee models, history of the
company, restoration issues, and much more. On the next
page you will also find links to two other Cheoy Lee
sites. Ben Stavis has a site dedicated to the Cheoy Lee
Rhodes Reliants and Cheoy Lee's own website for their current
Provide information on the Cheoy Lee
sailboats since their inception to the present|
Provide a tool for Cheoy Lee owners
to communicate with other Cheoy Lee owners
A forum for restoration issues and
A site to find and sell Cheoy Lees
Collect information on the history of
the company and the designers of these classic sailboats
Cheoy Lee Association
PO 2073, Candler, NC, 28715
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visits to this website....
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This site last updated on
December 15, 2014
Karen & Jeffrey Siegel have started a
great database for boaters. You can add to the information with
a free membership. Website has interactive map of marinas etc.
We encourage you to participate in this project. Click the logo
below to visit and sign up. james
Become part of the ActiveCaptain
community now. It's simple and it's free. Click the logo below
to visit their site
translation of Chinese graphics
Clipper by Bill
2014 - We have added a nice little history of Cheoy Lee
submitted by David Toombs from Lion Yachts. David was
responsible for many of the Cheoy Lee's coming to the US
market. Read David's comments on our
2014 We had a great article on the Clipper 36 sent to us.
Click here to read
Rupert Reed has a website on the Vertue's
April 13 We have a new 52' Fexas member, got the
following email, james
If you link to
woodiesrestorations.com under "current work" you
will find "83 Midnight Lace" and this has a running timeline
of the full restoration of this rarest of rare Cheoy Lee
projects. Each one of the 11 of this model that were built
was entirely hand-built and each one slightly different as
each was custom-made. All hardware is bronze and all
cabinetry is solid Teak. All joinery including the dovetail
joints on the drawers is hand-cut!
Of the thousands of designs created by Tom Fexas this was
his "first and finest" in his words; designed to reflect the
commuter yachts of the 1920's and utilizing the design
principles of the light, sleek and fast PT boats of WW II.
Here is what I believe is a complete list of all the OS50s
built by Cheoy Lee (and one hull built of steel in Holland)
as created (for the most part) by Neil Helleberg of the
Alden office, just before he closed it down and the plans
were all sent to M.I.T. The printed material is from N.H.,
while the penciled notes are mine. As you can see, there
were variations on the main theme (full keel, aft cockpit)
but there were more than 20 hulls built. Albert
Lingelbach aboard "Lady Ann"
for PDF file submitted by Al
Jan 2013 I have
finally started a page for owners that have either crossed
an ocean or circumnavigated.
Click here for page.
Contact us if you fall into either of these categories.
Thanks for Visiting and smooth
Click Here for current Cheoy Lee's for sale
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