83' Cheoy Lee 1987 Midnight Contessa

Marina Del Rey, CA

Previously Asking


  • Length 83’
    Location Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Beam 21' 6''
  • Draft 5' 4''
  • Staterooms 6
  • Engine(s) Detroit Diesel - Rebuilt
  • Price $350,000

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"Midnight Contessa" is a 1987 Cheoy Lee 83' Motoryacht that has been with the same family for decades.  She has six cabins and six heads, a spacious salon with a dining area, and a large fly-bridge for outside entertaining.

Powered by twin 870HP Detroit Diesel engines, she will cruise in the teens and hit over twenty knots at full throttle.

Both engines are reportedly rebuilt and running well.  Both the generators have been replaced. 



  • Make Detroit Diesel - rebuilt
  • Model 12V71TI
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type Direct


  • Cruising Speed: 15 kn
  • Maximum Speed: 22 kn
  • Beam: 21' 6''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 5' 4''
  • Displacement: 143,000 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 3000|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 700|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 200|gallon
  • Single Berths: 4
  • Double Berths: 4
  • Cabins: 6
  • Heads: 6


Both engines reported to be rebuilt.  Approximately 300 hours since overhaul.

New turbos, exhaust, etc.

2 x Lugger 25k/W generators.  (Recently replaced.)

Naiad stabilizers.

Hull LP painted.

Props tuned 2010.

Bottom paint 2016.





Entering from the aft cockpit takes you into a spacious salon.  There is a bar to port, seating to starboard, and then a dining area forward.  

Descending a circular staircase to port takes you the lower deck & staterooms:

Aft is full beam master or VIP stateroom with en suite head. 

Forward past two separate engines rooms, are guest staterooms to port & starboard, one with a double berth. the other with two singles.  Both have their own heads.

Continuing forward past the washer dryers, generators & workshop, there are steps up to two further staterooms / crew cabins.  Also with another head.


Back on the main deck, forward from the salon is a galley with a day head to the port side.  Forward of the galley is a pilot house with full controls.

Going forward of the pilot house is another full beam stateroom that can be either a master or VIP.  This also has an en suite head, and walk-in closet.


The interior is crafted in ash wood throughout.





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