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Review: Cheoy Lee 78' Bravo

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  1. Astern on the lower deck, Bravo’s Crew lounge is entered via a panograph, watertight stern door. It features upper-lower berths, an L-shaped couch and a settee with Corian countertops for meals and relaxing. Amenities include a cedar-lined wardrobe, reading lights, a phone jack. A stainless steel U-Line refrigerator and micro-wave oven complete the crew quarters with the exception of a dedicated sink for dishes.
  2. Trimmed in gloss white, Bravo’s commercially-influenced engine room houses twin Caterpillar C-18 ACERT diesel engines rated at 1,136 bhp standard (optional, 1,400 hp – C-3412E). She’ll deliver a normal cruise of 18 knots, with a top speed of 22 knots. Cruise range potential approx. 500 nm.
  3. The engine room also supports NAIAD bow thrusters and stabilizer system with 7.5 sq. ft. fins; 32 kW & 20 kW Kohler generators, 220v AC air conditioning. (Automatic fire dampers on the air intakes, tidy piping and wire runs are additions brought in from Cheoy Lee’s commercial experience)
  4. Innovation and long-time experience are excellent teachers in every mode. Cheoy Lee can lay claim to both in its 140 years of building thousands of sea-going vessels. Not so long ago, yachtsmen who went to sea in 70-to 80-ft. vessels had to rely on custom builders. Cheoy Lee has delved into its history and found a more convenient way to fill that desire for luxury in medium-mega-yachts.

    We say “Bravo” to Cheoy Lee!​



    LOA: 78’3”
    Beam: 20’2”
    Draft: 5’5”
    Displ: 133,800 Lbs.
    Fuel: 2,700 USG
    Water: 550 USG
    Holding Tank: 300 USG
    Power: 2x CAT 1,136 C18 ACERT 1,136 bhp Diesel
    Range: 500 nm

    For more information contact:

    Cheoy Lee Shipyards
    801 SeaBreeze Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
    (954) 527-0999


    The Bravo's electrical panel is located in the galley, under the island counter. Clearly labeled, it's location is easily accessed from the lower helm.
  6. Located under the soles of the forward hallway, a small ladder leads down to Bravo's sub-systems, such as hot water heaters, central vac and assorted plumbing.
  7. Located just down the steps from the helm, a piggy-back washer & dryer.
  8. The Jennaire is located on the aft deck, as it should be, where smoke and splatter don't become smells and stains on guest's clothing. It's also perfectly situated for the crew to cook up top, out of the way, then deliver steaks hot off the grille to the aft deck below... without passing through the interior.
  9. This picture of the molded staircase leading to the B78's upper aft deck showcases the finish found everywhere. The workmanship underlying the Alexseal top coat is excellent, otherwise every imperfection would be magnified. By the way, on this proverbial 'stairway to heaven', the B78 has the largest covered flybridge we've seen on a boat this size.
  10. The Bravo was some serious bow flair. At first glance, it's a bit blunt, but good naval architecture doesn't necessarily equate to pointy bows. Form should always follow function, especially offshore, where the B78 bow will do more to deflect than drench.
  11. Deck Plans; Top to Bottom...

    1. Flybridge
    2. Main Deck
    3. Lower Deck
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