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Cheoy Lee's new Explorer and Tradition yacht series revealed

22 March 2021By Ria Wolstenholme

Cheoy Lee Yachts has teamed up with Overing Yacht Designs to reveal a new fleet of explorer yachts.

Designed with American owners in mind, the new series of “rugged expedition vessels” is described as the “perfect platform for any oceangoing adventure”.Key features include full-displacement steel hulls, bulbous bows and long-range fuel capacities.

One unique feature is a tank deck that allows the crew to move around the yacht from bow to stern uninterrupted. The yachts balance practicality with spacious and luxurious owner and guest spaces, including a large flybridge lounge and aft beach club.“Fresh and comfortable” interior design comes courtesy of Seattle-based Sylvia Bolton Design.

Overing Yacht Designs owner Jon Overing described the new models as “true world-cruising yachts".

The Cheoy Lee Yachts Explorer line includes four new models:

107 Explorer

107 Explorer

Currently in build with delivery scheduled for summer 2022, the 32 metre 107 Explorer features accommodation for 10 guests and a maximum of eight crew members. Accommodation comprises a master suite on the bridge deck, and VIP on the main deck.

126 Explorer

With contemporary exterior styling, this 38 metre expedition yacht has spacious living quarters thanks to a 7.9 metre beam. Accommodation is for a total of 10 guests and a maximum of eight crew, spread across a bridge-deck master, a VIP and captain’s cabin on the main deck and three further guest suites on the lower deck.


130 Explorer

130 Explorer

Currently in build and due for delivery in summer 2022, the 39 metre 130 Explorer is equipped with a shallow 2.2 metre draft and 10,000-gallon fuel capacity, making it well suited for both long-range adventuring and island hopping. Accommodation is for a total of 10 guests and a maximum of eight crew.

132 Explorer

Spread across four decks, this yacht is designed for experienced owners and provides accommodation for 10 guests and eight crew across a five cabin layout. Toys and tenders can be stored out of the way on the foredeck.

The yard also revealed a new Tradition series, which marries semi-planing hull performance with luxury accommodation. Power will come from twin CAT C32 ACERT 1,600hp engines.

Designed with American yachtsmen in mind, the Cheoy Lee Tradition series aims to bring “luxury and functionality together” Overing said.

118 Tradition

118 Tradition

With a 21-knot cruising speed, the 118 Tradition features plentiful social gathering spaces, including an enclosed skylounge. A country kitchen is found on the main deck alongside a master suite with far-reaching ocean oceans. Further accommodation includes two twin suites and two VIPs for a maximum of 10 guests on board.

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