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1972 Cheoy Lee Offshore 40

location icon Richmond, California
Year 1972
Length 40 ft


The CHEOY LEE OFFSHORE 40'  - truly a sailor's dream.  Gorgeous Classic Yawl.

Upgrades include - 2010  Ballenger Aluminum Spars and Standing Rigging

2007  Adler Barbor Refrigeration

 Harken Furler

Feathering 4 Blade Variprop - $5,500 Upgrade


Year Built 1972
Category Sail
Length Overall 39'9 ft
Beam 10'9 ft
Max Draft 6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID 2624
Keel Full Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 40 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 45 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 160 gal
Water Tank Mat. GRP
Holding Tanks 1
Ballast 7,900 lb
Displacement 20,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Westerbeke
Model: 4-107
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 40hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
Year: 1972
Engine Hours: 877






3rd owner vessel -  Trucked to California from Wisconsin in 2001.

Dual Companionways

Aft  Companionway 

Navigation Station , Engine compartment , Two quarter berths.

Forward Companionway

Classic Salon, Convertible dining table, Galley, Head and access to forepeak


Proven blue water design.  It is reported that Cheoy Lee Shipyard impressed by the Philip Rhodes designed - Rhodes Reliant -  flipped the deck plan and layout over a mirror image , modified the rudder, cut a foot off the overall length and marketed the Offshore 40 as its own design.  About 160 were built through 1976.  She has an elegant sheer line, tracks well especially under "Jib and Jigger" alone. In our really windy summer conditions she scoots along at 6kts-7.5kts.  Her decks are fiberglass with 3/8" Teak overlay, large cockpit, and pedestal steering. 

Priced to sell -  some varnish needs refreshing, but the full boat cover will help a ton once this is done. 

Additional Gear and Info

CHANTIK (Beautiful Girl)

6' 4" Headroom

Main, Jib, Mizzen, Storm Jib and Spinnaker

Dutchman System for mainsail

Westerbeke 4-107 ( reported to be trustworthy, strong doesn't use oil and sips diesel - 1 gal/hr 

Echo Pilot - forward facing sonar

Aqua Marine Engine Driven Water Maker

Lighthouse 1501 Anchor Windlass

Lasdrop Shaft Seal

Raymarine autopilot - rebuilt to new condition in 2006

DataMarine instruments

CNG cooktop  ( oven  is suspect - needs some trouble shooting)

New Electric head- Vacuflush by Raritan / fresh water ( installed 2014)

Electric heater  (dockside only)

Manuals galore

Clock and Barometer

Galley lantern

Assorted life jackets

Assorted blocks and fenders





HULL DECK & CABIN TRUNK :  Moulded fiberglass to Lloyd's standard 3/4" at sheer to 2" around the keel.

DECKS:  3/8" TEAK, bedded in THEOKOL lifetime compound over moulded fiberglass, screw fastened

CABIN SIDES:  1/4" TEAK overlays structural fiberglass

COCKPIT:  Moulded fiberglass, TEAK gratings, TEAK hatches

HARDWARE:  Chrome plated bronze or Stainless Steel

FORE-HATCH and SKYLIGHT:  Heavy plexiglass in TEAK frame, double hinged

BULWARK & RAILCAP:  All TEAK, reinforced for genoa track and spinnaker blocks

VENTILATION:  Two hatches plus double hinged plexiglass skylight, Four large "Dorade" vents, two cowl vents.  One opening port in head

LIGHTING:  Numerous interior reading and overhead lights.  Mast head light, navigation lights.  Spreader lights.




Jib 2008 Far East (Lam) Sails in Hong Kong - Harken Roller Furling 

Main 2006 - Dutchman Reefing 

Mizzen  2006

Spinnaker -  2006 with Pineapple "sock" - great for single handing. 

Mizzen staysail 

Main staysail

Storm sail ( never been used - year unknown)  


Original Cheoy Lee wiring replaced by Palmer Johnson 


Westerbeke 4-107  

at 2000 RPM fuel consumption is about 0.6 gph


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.