Cheoy Lee 32ft Trawler
Hi, Allan, back before my wife said* "no way", to an aft cabin trawler, and it was out of my price range at the time anyway, I had a brief love affair with exactly one of these, and even had a marine diesel mechanic friend give one the once-over.* He felt it was well-made - at least to the standard of the CHB group or a tad better.* The engine is the same - if looked after at least reasonably well, a legend for reliability and easy self-service.* The water-line length means a economical cruise at 6-6.5 kn, @ ~ 1850 rpm, with good economy, ~ 7 l/hour, I'd say, and the feature that makes then roomier than many of similar length is their pratice of taking the topsides volume right up to the gunwhale height, rather than a recessed walkaround deck, and to compansate they place fairly massive guard rails all round.* Some (eg if young children likely to come along), see this a slight downside, but normally not an issue.* The internal volume therefore compares favourably with a CHB*tri or aft cabin, which I presume is what you mean when you say double cabin.* The tankage sounds good - depending on the state of the tanks - also they had laid teak decks, so that is another area for close attention.* Where is she, by the way?
-- Edited by Peter B on Wednesday 28th of April 2010 11:13:00 PM