The new Cheoy Lee 153 can be constructed in steel hull with aluminum superstructure or steel hull, composite superstructure. Cheoy Lee Explorer 153 offers excellent performance with astounding range and economy.
The Explorer 1530 offers two propulsion system options. Option one single main engine (Cat 3512B) with Schottel controllable pitch propeller. For redundancy, a diesel driven Schottel Pump-Jet is installed forward to serve as a fully azimuthing bow thruster and a "get home" secondary propulsion system. Second option is twin engine design with Caterpillar C32 main engines with bow and stern thrusters.
Fuel capacity on this new design is 25,000 U.S. gallons (94,625 liters). The large fuel capacity combined with our highly efficient fast-displacement hull will push the calculated range up to 10, 000 NM at 9-10 knots and around 6,000 NM at 12 knots with a top speed of 14.5 to 15 knots with the standard Caterpillar 3512B.
Designed and built with the mindset of a commercial ship, the Cheoy Lee Explorer 150 is a highly efficient, very low maintenance motor yacht that is built for extended world cruising outfitted with ultra reliable machinery and equipment. The Explorer 150 offers one of the best values on the market today with competitive pricing and a build time of just approximately 30 months.