Lionesse69' Cheoy Lee 2001

Stuart, FL


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  • Yacht Details 69' Cheoy Lee 2001
  • Location Stuart, FL
  • Engines
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedFeb 5, 2021
  • Asking Price$565,000
  • Cruising Speed9.4 kn
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft 5' 1''

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  • Cruising Speed: 9.4 kn
  • Beam: 18'
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 5' 1''
  • Displacement: 144,400 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 2400|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 585|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 1456|gallon
  • Heads: 4

Lionesse Yacht Description

PRICE GREATLY REDUCED $120,000.!! SERIOUS SELLER READY TO SELL!!  LIONESSE is a 2001 Cheoy Lee Expedition 70 built at the Doumen shipyard on the Pearl River in China. She is a serious cruising platform, designed for long-range autonomy for extended periods away from shore side support, and for full-time living-aboard use. She is a safe, economical, and proven long range cruiser, having navigated from Alaska to the Chesapeake via the Panama Canal.

LIONESSE is a SIGNIFICANT EVOLUTION OF and a huge up-grade from the 66 Cheoy lee which became a CLASSIC, She is functionally much larger with a lot more living space inside, a better layout and a re-design of the Canoe stern, offering a large swim platorm and molded fibreglass stairway to the aft deck for safe comfortable boarding. She is also much newer than the old 66's that were built in the 1970's and early '80's. If you are looking for a SERIOUS SELF-SUFFICIENT WORLD CRUISER< PLEASE LOOK AT LIONESSE VERY CLOSELY!

She is engineered for roominess and comfort, high fuel capacity, ample storage space, walk-in engine room, convenient workshop area, and safety at sea.

The lower deck has three staterooms each with an en-suite head, sleeping six in two queen beds and two twins. The walk-in engine room and a separate workshop/pantry space are amidships.

The main deck consists of a large galley forward, a dining room and main salon, with an aft fantail deck with staircase leading to the large swim platform.

The upper deck has a large enclosed pilothouse, a sky-lounge with day head, and a large open aft deck with Dynasty stainless gas grill and seating for a large group.

The interior of LIONESSE has been finished to a very fine quality, with high-gloss wood accents, wall-to- wall carpeting, cream-colored vinyl bulkheads and overheads, and granite and marble countertops.

The galley is located forward of the saloon and dining area on the port side. Large fixed windows face the foredeck. Bamboo floors, granite counter tops and high-end stainless steel appliances make this galley a wonderful environment for creating simple snacks or gourmet meals.

The pilothouse features a Portuguese bridge, and is equipped with a full complement of modem electronics and navigation aids.

LIONESSE has a conservative cruising range at 1600 nautical miles, running at 1750 rpm = 9.4 knots. She carries 2,400 gallons of fuel and only burns 13 gallons per hour (this figure includes running a Northern Lights 20kW generator). The twin Caterpillar 3306 diesel engines are rated at 290 hp each, and have Walker Air Seps, bypass oil filters, and ZF marine gears. Grouped Racor filters provide ample fuel filtering capacity with easy changeover while underway.

The stabilizers are 9 square foot fins by Naiad. Maneuvering in close quarters is made easier by the 12hp American Bow Thruster. There are twin Maxwell 3500 anchor windlasses on the foredeck, and twin Maxwell 2200 warping windlasses on the fantail. The 13.5-foot Novurania rigid bottom inflatable tender with a Yamaha 50 HP four-cycle outboard is launched and retrieved with a Nautical Strudures 1500-lb davit on the foredeck. A Rix 3HP scuba tank compressor is fitted in the lazarette with a dine tank available. A Sea Tel stabilized TV antenna feeds a Sony 32-inch flat screen TV and a 32-inch Panasonic TV.

Electrical system is run by two 20kw Northern lights generators ( 5300  hours), 8kw inverters by Trace backed by 16 ID marine batteries, and an 18kw Atlas shorepower energy system fed by two 50- Amp 240-volt shore power cords. Sentry battery chargers and Ample Energy monitor.

The freshwater tankage holds 600 gallons. The watermaker is built by Sea Recovery, and produces 33 gallons per hour. There are several Everpure water filters in the fresh water system.

The air conditioning system is a chilled water system by Aqua-air, with a 10-ton capacity. There are 5 Vacu-Flush heads which feed into a 140-gallon holding tank. A Delta Marine ozone generator provides odor control for both grey and black water waste tanks.

Safety features include an extensive alarm system with annunciator at the bridge monitoring the bilge pumps, high bilge levels, smoke alarms throughout the vessel, and any open doors. The fire suppression system in the engine room is Ansul CO2. A closed-circuit TV monitor in the wheelhouse provides a 360 degree view of the engine room. A Newmar Intercom links all of the interior spaces. A Buell air horn, ACR searchlight, and a Winslow 6-man liferaft round out the safety equipment.


Main Salon and Dining

Enter  the  main  salon  from  the  aft  deck  through  a stainless steel and glass sliding door. A Phantom screen door is deployed from within a door pocket. Top of it is a built-in "L”-shaped settee with built-in storage.

There is an end table w/storage cabinet and lamp at the aft bulkhead,and a cocktail table w/storage in front of the settee. The entertainment center is built- in and located aft on the starboard side. Forward of the entertainment center is the spiral staircase leading up to the Sky Lounge and Pilothouse. Forward of the "up" staircase is the "down" spiral staircase which leads to the VIP and master staterooms. Across to port is the dining table and chairs. Forward, against the bulkhead is the wetbar with sink and faucet, and the china cabinet with glass front cabinet doors. The countertop is granite. Below the countertop is a U-Line refrigerator with icemaker, and additional large storage lockers. The main salon and dining are a are bright and open with large windows along the port,starboard, and aft bulkheads.

  • Sony DVD/CD/Video CDplayer
  • B & K Multi-Zone amplifier
  • B & K Tuner pre-amp
  • Denon 5 disc compact disc player
  • Air conditioning vents
  • Carpeting
  • U-Line Refrigerator with icemaker in salon
  • Roman Shades

Sky Lounge

The Sky Lounge is on the upper deck, and is accessed by the "up" floating spiral staircase which is located in the main salon. The Day Head is situated forward and to starboard in the Sky Lounge. The Sky Lounge  features a loveseat to port with storage compartments. A matching armchair is on the aft bulkhead to port  with an end table  and lamp situated in the corner next to the loveseat. A low table services this seating area. Across to starboard again in the aft bulkhead is a built-in desk with matching chair. Forward of the desk is a fabric-covered chair. A granite counter with storage bins above and below is built in to the forward  bulkhead on the portside of the companion way which leads into the wheelhouse. A U-Line refrigerator with icemaker is located in the lower section of this counter.

  • Carpeted sole
  • Air conditioning
  • Roman Shades
  • Built-in desk with chair
  • Loveseat
  • Arm chair
  • End Table
  • Cocktail table
  • Granite counter storage cabinet
  • U-Line refrigerator with icemaker
  • Large windows

 Sky Lounge Day Head

  • Marble tiled sole
  • Vacu-Flush head
  • Mirrored ceiling
  • Granite countertop with sink and hot and cold water
  • 2 port lights

Sky Lounge Fantail Deck

Exit aft through a stainless steel and glass sliding door (with hidden Phantom screen door) and access the Sky Lounge Fantail Deck. This area is wonderful for entertaining or just relaxing with an elevated view of your surroundings. There is comfortable semi-circular settee aft, with two large high-low tables. Over-head sun shade. A large Dynasty gas grill is built-in against the forward bulkhead on the port side. A U-Line refrigerator with icemaker is located on the forward bulkhead, with a sink and hot and cold water in the counter. Covered side decks lead forward to the Portuguese bridge.

  • Sky Lounge Fantail Deck
  • Overhead sun shade
  • Built-in semi-circular settee aft
  • 2 high-low tables
  • Storage bins
  • Non-skid deck
  • Dynasty gas grill and (3) 10lb propane tanks
  • U-Line refrigerator with icemaker
  • Sink with hot and cold water
  • Access ladder to hard top
  • Covered side decks with high bulwarks
  • Portuguese bridge with 2 foldout seats mounted to the exterior of the wheelhouse 


The Pilothouse is located forward of the SkyLounge. There are 3 large windows facing forward which offer incredible visibility. There are 2 watertight opening doors opening onto the covered side decks. All of the electronics are built in to the full-width dashboard console. There is a Stidd captain’s chair on the centerline and a smaller Stidd chair to starboard, both covered in Navy blue leather. There is a raised settee with a table on the port side aft bulkhead.

  • 2 Stidd chairs
  • 2 watertight doors
  • Raised settee with table
  • Air conditioning
  • Hepworth windshield wipers
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering system

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is located aft of the VIP stateroom. A queen berth is set on the centerline against the aft bulkhead. Storage space in this stateroom is abundant, with deep drawers and hanging lockers. The washer and dryer are built-in on the forward bulkhead. There is a large TV shelf/book storage cabinet on the forward bulkhead with a large pull-out laundry hamper under. There is also a hide-away ironing board within this cabinet. The master stateroom head is located aft in the stateroom and is full-beam.

  • Queen berth on centerline w/storage under
  • Port and starboard nightstands at headboard
  • Reading lights
  • Carpeted sole
  • Air conditioning
  • 2 opening portlights
  • 2 double-sized floor-to-ceiling closets
  • 12 large and deep drawers
  • Miele stacked clothes washer and dryer
  • Large TV counter/bookcase
  • Hide-away ironing board
  • Large clothes hamper
  • On-deck motion detectors linked to Ademco Intrusion alarm system inside closet

Master Stateroom Head

  • Marble tiled sole
  • Granite countertop with sink and hot and cold water
  • Large stall shower with escape hatch into the lazarette
  • Mirrored ceiling
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Vacu-Flush head
  • Very large storage cabinet to starboard
  • Large storage cabinet to port
  • 2 opening portlights

VIP Stateroom

The VIP stateroom is located forward of the master stateroom on the lower deck and is accessed by the down staircase off the main salon. A Queen berth is on the centerline against the forward bulkhead. Storage ockers are located under. There is more than ample storage in closets and deep drawers throughout. The en-suite head is located to starboard upon entering the stateroom.

  • Queen berth w/storage under - Temperpedic mattress
  • Port and starboard nightstands at head of berth
  • Reading lights
  • 2 opening port lights
  • 1 floor-to-ceiling closet
  • 1 3/4 height closet
  • 4 large upright cabinets
  • Deep 4 drawer chest
  • Carpeted sole

 VIP Head

.    Marble tiled sole

.    Mirrored ceiling

.    Large stall shower

.    Vacu-Flush head

.    Mirrored medicine cabinet

Marble countertop with sink and hot and cold water

Forward Guest Cabin

Located forward of the workroom/pantry. The en-suite head is immediately to starboard when entering the forward guest cabin. The sleeping arrangement consists of two twin berths oriented fore and aft, with storage lockers under. 2 hanging lockers are located within the forward bulkhead.

  • 2 twin berths with Temperpedic mattresses
  • Reading lights
  • Overhead safety escape hatch
  • 2 chests of drawers
  • 2 large hanging lockers
  • 2 portlights
  • Carpeted sole
  • Air conditioning

Guest Head

  • Marble tiled sole
  • Mirrored ceiling
  • Large stall shower
  • Vacu-Flush head
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Marble countertop with sink and hot and cold water
  • Portlight

Swim Platform

LIONESSE was designed with a large swimstep/boarding platform with European styling. Flush mounted pop-up cleats are installed for dinghy mooring. A watertight door opens into the lazerette where the Rix dive compressor is mounted along with a dive tank. All of the electrical service plug-ins and the Glendinning Cablemaster are mounted in a weather-tight manner. A curved stairway leads up to the aft deck from the portside.A45-1b Fortress stern anchor with 100’ of 1" rode stowed in lazarette.

Aft Deck

The fantail and deck features a teak sole and a curved settee with table. A 25-gallon gasoline fuel tank is located behind these at back of the settee. Safe covered sidedecks with high bulwarks lead forward to the foredeck.


The workroom/pantry isl ocated on the lower level of the vessel at the bottom of the stairs leading down from the galley. This is a good-size area with lots of storage, handy to the engine room.

  • Sliding door
  • 2 Trace inverters
  • Sea Recovery watermaker and controls
  • Energy control monitor

  • Delta Marine Chem Free ozone generator connected to the black and grey water tanks
  • Bamboo flooring

  • Aqua Air air conditioning

  • Sink with hot and cold freshwater

  • Workbench and counter

  • GE deep chest freezer
  • 7 large cabinets above the counter

  • 4 large cabinets below the counter

  • 8 large opening drawers located beneath the counter


The gaolley is "U-"shaped and located forward of the salon and dining area. 3 large fixed windows look out to the foredeck. Watertight doors lead to side decks both port and starboard. The stairwell leading down to the engine room, workroom/pantry, and foreward stateroom is located on the starboard side

  • Granite countertops
  • Bamboo flooring
  • Dacor stainless steel four burner electric countertop stove
  • General Electric microwave oven
  • Kitchen Aid side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with water and ice dispenser in door
  • Kitchen Aid garbage disposal
  • Broan compactor
  • Krups coffeemaker
  • Gaggenau electric grill
  • Dacor oven
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Double stainless steel sink with sprayer, additional faucet for Everpure filtered drinking water
  • 2 watertight side doors
  • 3 forward-facing windows
  • Air conditioning
  • Ample storage


  • Furuno 6kw 64-mile radar
  • Simrad-Robertson autopilot
  • Naiad multi-sea 2000 stabilizer
  • Simrad CP 50 GPS/chart plotter - includes C-Map charts Kodiak to Panama and Panama to Baltimore
  • Furuno FCV-600 depth sounder
  • ACR Globalfix EPIRB
  • Furuno GPS backup
  • Peet Ultimeter 2000 weather station
  • ICOM IC-I9M 605
  • ICOM IC-M710 SSB
  • Ratheon loud hailer
  • Iridium sat phone
  • Simrad IS15 wind indicator
  • Simrad IS15 distance log
  • Interphase twin scope sonar
  • CCTB 9' color Elbex monitor with engine room camera with 2 new monitors, one for navigation
  • Lorex scanner/camera system (with remote monitoring) 
  • VDO rutter angle indicator
  • Electronic monitoring system for bilge pumps
  • Smoke detectors
  • Twin disc engine/gear controls with 3-station handheld remote
  • Remote anchor windlass controls 
  • Chelsea ship's clock
  • Buell Strombos 3-trumpet horn
  • Newmar intercom
  • American bow thruster
  • Floscan meters
  • Cheoy Lee Systems monitor
  • Sony DVP-NS700P DVD player in main salon
  • B & K PT3 series II AM/FM stereo in main salon
  • Denon DCM-460 CD player in main salon
  • B & K AV 1260 stereo amplifier in main salon
  • Ademco intrusion alarm


  • 240 VAC; 24VDC;12VDC
  • 2 50 amp shore power cords, combiner adapter for 100 amp plug-in
  • 2 Northern Lights 20 kW generators(
  • 8kw Trace inverter system
  • 18kw Atlas shore power system permits connection to any powergrid in the world
  • 16 8D batteries
  • Sentry battery chargers
  • Ample Energy monitor
  • Dedicated battery bank for the bow thruster and windlass
  • Isolaed battery bank for pilothouse systems


  • 13.5’ Novurania (with full cover) and 50HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard in chocks on foredeck
  • Nautical Structures 1500 lb davit on foredeck
  • 2 Ocean Frenzy Kayaks mounted on foredeck bulwarks
  • Stainless steel fender holder on foredeck
  • Twin Maxwell 3500 vertical wildcaT/capstan anchor windlasses on foredeck
  • Twin 150 lb custom stainless steel Danforth-style anchors
  • Fortress 45 lb stem anchor with 100’ of 1” line
  • 400’ and 300’ anchor chain
  • Twin Maxwell 2200 vertical docking capstan windlasses on aft deck
  • Rix 3 hp scuba compressor in lazarette
  • Dive tank
  • Fresh and saltwater Washdown
  • 25-gallon gasoline tank with hand pump located in seat back of aft main deck settee
  • ACR searchlight with RCL-100 touchpad
  • Winslow 6-man hardpack liferaft (NOTE:currently out of date and requires service)
  • Vacu-Flush heads
  • Delta Marine ozone generator Glendinning cablemaster on transom
  • Hot and cold fresh water shower on swim platform
  • Flush mount pop up cleats on swim platform for dinghy mooring
  • 2 Marquipt side boarding ladders


The engine room is located aft of the workroom/pantry. the engine room is laid out in a business-like manner, simple, bright and well-planned. Both engines are easily accessed from all sides and all of the auxiliary machinery and ship’s systems can be serviced easily.

  • 2 Caterpillar 3206 290HP diesels with 4500 hours
  • 2 Northern Lights 20kw generators with 5300hours
  • Naiad stabilizers with 9 square foot fins
  • American Bow Thruster 12HP bow thruster
  • Bypass oil filters
  • Walker Air Seps
  • Racor fuel filters
  • Murphy lube oil sight gauges
  • ZF marine gears
  • Aqua Air 10-ton reverse cycle chilled water air conditioning
  • 33 gph Sea Recovery watermaker
  • Built-in Everpure water filters in the fresh water system
  • Ansul automatic CO2 fire control system
  • 6 bilge pumps
  • Set of 2 spare props (under master barth)
  • Hart systems tank tender monitoring all fuel,water and waste tanks
  • Nutone central vacuum system with ports in each interior space


  • 2400 gallons
  • 5 integrated fiberglass tanks
  • Fuel transfer system

Fresh Water

  • 600 gallons
  • 1 integrated fiberglass tank
  • Deck fill and direct fill from Sea Recovery watermaker
  • Kenmore Hot water heaters — (2) 30-gallon


  • 145 gallons
  • 1 integrated fiberglass tank


  • 167 gallons
  • 1 integrated fiberglass tank


  • 25 gallons
  • 1 integrated fiberglass tank
  • Vacated using hand pump

Broker Remarks

What an outstanding world cruising "Little Ship!"

LIONESSE is essentially "one of a kind" and a rare, special offering in today's long-range cruiser market.

With 144,400 lbs displacement, she is built to take anything the oceanic element may throw her way!

Built by her original owner as a no expense spared custom cruising yacht, everything was well thought out and all possible contingencies were planned for.

Elegant and comfortable, sea worthy and strong, LIONESSE is ready to take you anywhere you want to go!

Please contact Listing Agent, Mark Florman, at (772) 287-8900 for more information or a private showing.

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