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Old 13-10-2008, 00:41   #1
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How do the Cheoy Lee 48 Ketch sail?

I wonder how the sailing compares to say a Amel 48,53, 54 etc?
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Old 14-10-2008, 07:44   #2
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I think Cheoy Lee built a number of different 48 Ft. Ketches, including those designed by:
Bob Perry
Bill Luders (“Clipper”)
Britton Chance (“Golden Wave”)

None of which would compare favourably with a Henri Amel / J. Carteau designed boat, built by Amel.
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Old 14-10-2008, 08:26   #3
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Hey, Gord, I resemble that remark :-))

I have a Golden Wave 42, designed by Bob Perry and built by Golden Wave Shipyards in Hong Kong (AKA Cheoy Lee). In the 80's, Cheoy Lee launched a series of boats under the "Golden Wave" name, designed to compete with Swans.

My GW42 (PHRF 99) will run circles around the Amels (PHRF 115-150). So will the larger Chance-designed Golden Wave 48.

The Amels are wonderful boats for voyaging...innovative designs, well built, very strong, etc. But, they're not very fast.

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Point taken, Bill.

I should not have extrapolated my aversion for numerous Asian boats (including Cheoy Lees) I’ve worked on, to the general.
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Old 16-10-2008, 01:06   #5
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I found a few Golden Waves for sale

They are pretty condition.
Im looking for something big and between $150 to $250,000.
Would like to get up around 48 to 55ft. Maybe not to much
draft around 4.5 to 5.
Ive been looking at some Wellingtons,Morgan 51,Gulfstars, Cheoy Lee,
Vagabonds. I don't need alot of speed. I want lots of room for my dogs,
ham radio equipment, girl friends here and there. Holds lots of frech water
and have a watermaker,washer dryer,air conditiong system thru out.
Big freezer and Refridg. Large generator maybe some solar panels.
Would like it to point pretty good if possible.
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Will you be attempting to single hand a 48 to 55 ft boat when various girlfriends are not about?
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Given your question I just have to ask.

What's your sailing background?

What's your plan for this boat?
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you can fit a lot of girl friends in a 54' boat

I'm going to get flamed for this....look at a Hunter 54. I think it's undervalued in the current market.
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