September 07 2012
On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, I had the pleasure of my colleagues at Luke Brown Yachts joining me on board my new listing VIAGGIO, the 90’ Cheoy Lee. Their critique was a great example of the value and insight gained from decades of boat building, designing, sailing, driving , fixing, selling yachts.
From an experience like this you realize that there are so many aspects that many go unnoticed, no matter how many times you’ve been on the boat underway or at the dock. This particular boat , I have surveyed the boat and sea trialed her, and as well as I know the boat, I was not aware of several subtitle but unique features. For example:
There are no other boats in her size that have room for a tender and TWO wave runners on deck.
It is unique to have 6’5” doorways on boats of this size (original owner was a tall man, and had the headroom built even higher in the cabins).
The steps that go up to the bridge and down to the master stateroom are nearly three foot wide, which exceed the traditional width by 6”.
The diffused air conditioning vents prevents ‘cold and hot zones on the boat, not common .
The inlay burl wood on the doors is something that Cheoy Lee didn’t do on any other boats and was custom ordered by the original owner.
The non-skid on the exterior bridge walkarounds to assist crew in washing down, along with the ability for the hard top to be easily removed and craned onto the foredeck and where the pad eyes are located and the extra supports on the foredeck.
All small points that were pointed out that I would’ve never noticed if it had not been for the assistance of my colleagues.