Cheoy Lee launches first yacht in new 32m Global 104 series
by Simon Hardie
The brief from the owner, who had a previous Cheoy Lee built yacht, was for a highly efficient yet liveable tri-deck motor yacht. The Global 104 Pilothouse is a collaboration between naval architect Jon Overing, Cheoy Lee and interior designer Sylvia Bolton.
The semi-custom fiberglass yacht was built at the yard in China, and Cheoy Lee stated that it “focused on performance, reliability and comfortable long range cruising as the design parameters”.
Making the most of her 6.7 metre beam, the Global 104 has spacious walk-around side decks all the way forward.
The Global 104 hosts the owner and guests in a five-stateroom layout. A full-width master stateroom on the main deck offers expansive views from large windows.
Four guest staterooms, each with en suite bathrooms, are set on the lower deck, along with accommodation for five crewmembers in three cabins.
The layout manages to fit a large country kitchen on the main deck. The unique oversized galley has 5.5 metres of countertop workspace as well as a dinette that provides seating for eight for informal meals and morning coffee.
Another more formal dining room, with seating for 10, can be found on the main deck forward of the main saloon.
The yard is ready to build the second hull in the Global 104 series for a new owner. Cheoy Lee also has several projects under development.
The 45 metre Explorer 150 is a progression from the successful yachts Marco Polo (now Dorothea III) and Mazu (now Qing) — the explorer yacht where East meets West.
The Chinese yard is also working on the sleek 34 metre One-Eleven, which is based on the Alpha series. Both projects have also been designed by Overing Yacht Designs.