Cheoy Lee Offshore 40Ref. VP194
Who would say that she is fibreglass built? She seems a wooden classic! And her amazing interior will be yet another surprise.
EUR 90,000 ,-
Hours:667 (Marzo 2016)
Philip Rhodes was a nautical pioneer along all his life. He has been master of great Naval Architects: Olin Stephens and Bill Trip, among many other, worked with him. Rhodes was soon interested in fibreglass construction and one of the first series that can be considered industrial products was his work: the Reliant/Offshore series, built by Cheoy Lee in Hong Kong during the Sixties and Seventies. Between 1964 and 1976 some 160 units were built. This Yard has been always recognised for its high quality craftmanship. Either the teak used on his boats as the fiberglass have always proportioned a fine product. No one would say that the Reliant/Offshore class are fiberglass boats: the deck and the coach-roof are fully covered by high quality wood without any fiberglass glimmer left. The masts too are of high quality Pine wood and keep well the time passing by. Although Reliant's production was officially ceased in 1968 and Seraphim is thus an Offshore, she spots many Reliant's features, but the ballast that is encapsulated in the fiberglass. She has the famous interior lay-out with three separate cabins each one with its own access: the aft cabin, the saloon with a folding table to make a double berth and the f'c's'le. This lay-out so innnovative on such a small boat, marked the success of this model and gave lasting fame to her Architect. The Seraphim is a well navigated vessel: from the USA she went to Thailand and from there, to Europe. Today, she is in very good shape with a recent teak deck and a new engine. We can provide you with 69 pictures of the Seraphim