I almost bought a nice Beneteau
34 but after meeting Captain
Alan Stowell from AYS I realized I was not getting the right boat for what I want to do (extensive blue water
cruising plans) I searched and searched on the Internet
and I felt in love with the Cheoy Lee
Stowell helped me looking for this boat, we went Panama
...not what we expected, then Fort Lauderdale
...nice one there but not the mast
configuration I need until finally we landed in Tortola, BVI where we found an incredible well maintained Cheoy Lee
41 Richards. Captain Stowell worked for Cheoy Lee back in the 60´s and he has owned 3 of these boats (I did not know any of this when I made my boat decision) and he did an impecable job evaluating my boat there, I got a good deal and now she is mine and in the process of being renamed to SV SOFTAIR as well as registered and documented in the BVI, I will take her to San Juan
and then to Cartagena
(where I am from) to go thru an extensive aesthetics job that should leave her as beatiful as the pictures posted by INVITATION on this thread.
I totally agree with this statement I read on this threa:
Besides their beauty, that's why a lot of these classic designs are still
sought after. If history
is any example, in 15 years today's "modern"
designs will be on the scrap heap, while these "true blues" will still be
sought after. Even so, there are at least plenty of examples of beautiful
monohulls out there.
I am in my early 30s, retired Airline Transport Pilot and fully ready keep navigating for good at sea.
This is my first boat and if you are looking for an impecabble boat I will be happy to give you references
and contact info for Captain Alan Stowell, he has been a sailor for over 60 years and still going honest and strong. Pictures are recent but still with her former name and flag.
I am sure inspiring myself with Invitation´s pictures, my CL 41 will surely look as beautiful as his