DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
Alexander Marine Australia are pleased to present the 2008 Cheoy Lee Serenity 68ft long range full displacement motor yacht 'Exile' to the market as worldwide central agents.
From the moment you lay eyes on 'Exile', and likewise when you step onboard, you will observe she is a high volume and immensely capable full displacement motor yacht perfectly adapted to long range cruising - around Australia or beyond. She was constructed by the highly regarded Cheoy Lee shipyard for the Australian dealer - her interior finishes are just lovely and likewise the quality of her engineering is assured as a function of Cheoy Lee's almost 150 year history with a focus on commercial vessels.
'Exile' was first owned for a short period of time by a South Australian, and was purchased by her current 2nd owner with very limited use and low hours as her original owner opted to build a larger Cheoy Lee motoryacht. Her current owner has lavished the boat with constant upgrades - as recently as last year it was upgraded electronics - to ensure she is always blue water ready.
Entry up onto the cockpit is via a teak treaded curved staircase from the swim platform, or from side access gates to both port and starboard (to which a set of collapsible removable steps can be attached). If boarding via the swim platform you will observe the S/S safety rails that enclose the entire swim platform. A swim ladder is installed under the teak swim platform. Dual bait boards will assist with bait preparation and cleaning the catch of the day.
Up in the cockpit, which is teak laid, a curved fixed benchseat is installed from the centre out to the portside. A high gloss teak table compliments the bench seat. Additional loose deck chairs are positioned to accommodate further guests. The entire cockpit is protected from the elements by way of the hardtop overhang (combined with a small fixed extended euro awning to add even more shade). Mesh breezeaway covers provide a further element of weather/bug protection or privacy and completely enclose the aft of the cockpit. A granite topped storage cabinet complete with a small sink is installed to port against the saloon bulkhead. To starboard are twin drawer fridges to ensure a cold beverage is always close at hand, above which is the impressive ships bell (who's turn was it for a round of drinks?). Stainless steel framed glazing separates the cockpit from the saloon.
Venturing forward the wide side decks are low maintenance painted non-skid finished (as is the foredeck) complimented by varnished teak capped high bulwarks which provide peace of mind for young and old shipmates as they move around the boat. Cockpit wing doors as installed on each side deck can be closed to stop wind and rain entering the cockpit area. Large frameless glass saloon glazing is apparent as you head toward the bow of 'Exile' providing good natural light into her interior. At rest "flopper stopper" stabilizers are installed/stowed on each cabin side ready for prompt deployment - yet again evidencing her suitability to undertake long range cruising in absolute comfort and safety. Naiad fin stabilizers are installed for use when underway. Further up the side decks you approach 'Exile's' Portuguese bridge which is designed to shed any green water quickly overboard when underway.
Inside the portugese bridge provides valuable rope and deck equipment storage. The foredeck itself includes two forward facing bench seats to port and starboard (with storage under - including housing the ships parachute sea anchor) each with comfortable upholstery and a small table - a perfect spot in which to enjoy sundowners. Her tough "ship like" anchoring equipment dominates the very pointy end of the foredeck - dual vertical windlasses are connected to sizable chain and a pair of kedge pocket anchors nest into the custom made bow stainless steel anchor fascia. The anchoring equipment is all heavy duty stuff!
Entering the saloon is done so via a s/s framed sliding glass door - which can be pinned at various positions to allow controlled natural ventilation. Her gloss teak interior timber finishes are both attractive and timeless. The quality of her joinery - in fact throughout the boat including stunning detailed inlay work in various areas including cabin doors - is to a very high standard. She shows very little wear. Immediately as you enter the saloon to starboard you have a storage and entertainment cabinet. To the portside there is an ultraleather inline three seater couch. To starboard, towards the front of the saloon, additional single seat occasional furniture has been arranged around a coffee table - this area is suitable for the installation of a formal dining table should that be the buyers preference.
The galley serves out over a hightop to where the coffee table is currently positioned. Aft of the occasional seating area is a staircase down to the aft guest accommodation. The saloon sole is a mocha carpet over full teak and holly floors should that be your preference. 'Exile's' galley is spacious and well equipped featuring granite benchtops, and an upright full height fridge/freezer, Garbage compactor, and Bosch appliances. And lots of cupboard storage everywhere you look.
Guest accommodation onboard 'Exile' is segregated into the bow and stern - providing maximum separation and privacy. 'Exile' offers an impressive 4 cabin and 4 head accommodation layout - with each head having a separate shower stall. The aft accommodation comprises two cabins. As you arrive down into the aft foyer landing - which features a lovely inlaid floor feature and an illuminated wall art installation - you have the option of turning to starboard/towards the bow which is the Master cabin or turning to port/towards the stern which is a guest stateroom. Starting with the aft guest stateroom - which is occupying the full volume inside her canoe stern profile - this cabin features a centreline king sized bed with good storage to both port and starboard. The head for the aft guest cabin is located to port and forward. As for the master cabin, as the beam of the boat increases, this is a large space. The master features a centreline king size aft facing bed. To port is a walk in robe, and to starboard a spacious head including a spa bath! Her bathrooms throughout the boat feature marble tiled floors - her bathroom benchtops are all stone - the build quality and high specification are easy to see. Both aft cabins feature portholes for light and ventilation - the master cabin ones being larger and featuring heavy S/S storm covers that can be dogged shut when crossing oceans.
There is emergency access from the master cabin walk-in robe into the engine room via a watertight door too. Back on deck, forward of the saloon and galley, you enter the spacious and well equipped pilothouse which offers excellent visibility. 'Exile' is configured with a closed bulkhead pilothouse - so as the boat can operate 24/7 while the crew can maintain normal use of the galley and saloon without interrupting the safe passage of the boat. Her navigation equipment includes the very latest dual Raymarine Axiom touch screen electronics, latest spec Raymarine radar, FLIR night vision camera, and an Interphase forward facing sonar. Dual pilothouse doors provide ease of access out onto each side deck and lots of natural ventilation if that was your preference (otherwise the boat is completely air conditioned should that be your preference). Docking 'Exile' is assisted by a bow thruster, and a wired docking remote that can be plugged into either the cockpit or on the flybridge. Like most full displacement vessels she is very well mannered when docking - a combination of her substantial weight and full keel. Vision from the flybridge when docking (especially when using the remote) is excellent. She can therefore be managed by a husband and wife team.
Entry up to the spacious flybridge is via a staircase to port from opposite the galley, immediately aft of the pilothouse bulkhead. The flybridge is enclosed with clears to three sides - the aft enclosure being a black shade mesh that can be rolled up and out of the way when not required. The centreline helm station is equipped with a full complement of electronics and features dual helm seats providing a great view for the skipper and navigator. A L-shaped settee and high gloss teak table make this a wonderful area in which to entertain guests - with a great view!
To starboard opposite the settee you will observe a fly bridge granite topped wet bar complete with sink, Miele grill, storage and a drinks fridge. A Weber BBQ is rail mounted just aft of where the hardtop finishes. Aft of the settee large equipment storage cupboards feature oversized top opening doors. The boats very capable and well equipped 3.8m centre console Swift RIB is stowed up aft. The tender is launched and retrieved via a 1250lbs fully hydraulic davit. When the tender is in the water removable stanchions can be installed across the aft of the boat deck to make this area child friendly and a wonderful spot for sun lovers.
The ships life raft is also mounted on the aft boat deck. From the pilothouse, to the portside, access to the lower forward accommodation and engine room is made possible via a wide open treaded staircase. In the bow a spacious VIP cabin features an island queen size bed. This cabin features natural light and ventilation courtesy of an overhead hatch (also an emergency exit point) and portholes in the hullsides. The forward cabin has its own spacious head and spacious separate shower stall. Under the forward bed you will find the bow thruster installation with a dedicated battery bank. Under floor up forward is a plumbing room which houses the ships watermarker. A twin single over and under bunk cabin is positioned to starboard and its ensuite doubles as a day head. The ships laundry is found in this area including Miele Washing and Miele Clothes Drying machines. Access to the engine room is via this area also.
Entry to the full height stand-up engine room is via a substantial watertight door. The engine room is well layed out and features a matching set of Onan Gensets against the forward bulkhead as soon as you enter the space. 'Exile's' ever reliable Cat C-7's are spaced well apart to permit the centreline installation of stacked batteries (the house batteries are as new). Other notable equipment includes access to her Naiad stabilizer heads, a fuel polishing system, air conditioning equipment, hot water service, duplicated battery charging equipment, inverter, solar installation regulator, supersize fire suppression bottle (its clear Cheoy Lee build big boats as you look at the engine room installation onboard 'Exile'!) and lastly her fuel transfer pump and manifold. Outboard of each engine you will note two of her five fuel tanks for a total fuel volume of approx. 8000 litres.
In summary her engineering and systems are to a very high standard, are easily serviceable, and should give her next owner great confidence in steaming off to remote locations. Note 'Exile' is equipped with an extensive range of spares in preparation for her to undertake a remote passage at short notice. Whether it be Sydney Harbour, the Kimberley, or the Fiji Islands 'Exile' will take her new owner to whatever location they desire in comfort, safety and style. She is smooth, quiet and fuel efficient underway.