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Cheoy Lee Marco Polo

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  1. Yacht News

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    The Cheoy Lee expedition type yacht m/y Marco Polo has been launched late last year (November 2006) as most people know already. She also completed her sea trials and was successful. There is an iminent delivery scheduled for April of this year. She should be a nice expedition yacht to look forward to see in the future.

    Without her mast, for some reason she looks in some ways like a miniature version of the expedition styled yacht m/y Polar Star ex Northern Star. M/y Marco Polo has a pretty unusual colour for her hull. You do not see too man yachts with a green hull but it does not look too bad on her and wiht time i believe the colour would 'grow' on some other people.

    She has a black under water hull which meets the green surface hull with a white stripped boot-line. Marco Polo does not carry her anchors in the traditional location on the sides of the bow, in fact hers' are located on the very front of the Prow- one ever the other. In keepping with the theme of the hull, Marco Polo has two propellors (screws) as most yachts do and two hefty looking rudders to direct the 'wash' in the intended direction when needed. A pair of stablizers will ensure a better ride and even better sitting time while at anchor.

    Plenty of windows in the superstucture would afford the owner and his guests great views of the outside world. Also while performing the task of providing natural light for the interiors. A full Beam owners suite is only obvious as this is now standard in design. In summation, the Marco Polo looks to be a good robust looking expedition yacht and even though not the size of the giants she will prove her metal (literally) in April when she is scheduled to be launched.

    For pics of the Launching of the m/y Marco Polo last November, you can check this site...http://www.cheoyleena.com/web%20photo%20gallery/4874%20launched/gallery.swf
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    small comment

    Hi

    this is a nice ship ... but why are the pictures mostly taken against the sun ?
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    Perhaps to keep the camera dry?
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    dry cameras

    If you take pictures against the sun the object will be dark, best way is to increase the aperture by 1 or 2. the sky will be white ( not blue), but you can see more from the ships :)

    On short distances you can use the flash.

    ... i like to see the ships and not the sky ...
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    "Marco Polo II" Progress

    December 9th at Cheoy Lees' shipyard in Doumen, was the day when the two halves of the second Marco Polo project became one. Until that time, the steel hull and foam cored composite superstructure had been underway, independently at separate ends of the shipyard. With both portions complete to the stage to allow them to be joined, the components were drawn out of their respective fabrication halls to see daylight (albeit overcast) for the first time. The placement process was quick and successful, and the more lengthy process of sealing and mechanically fastening the large components together followed.

    Combining a steel hull with a composite superstructure is fairly common place at Cheoy Lee. Typically used for commercial vessels whose hulls need to withstand the rigors of their daily work, yet requiring a lighter weight structure for operating efficiency and stability, Cheoy Lee has also used the configuration on a number of yacht projects, notably, the first Marco Polo and the 52m yacht SeaShaw. Compared to the more typical steel and aluminium combination (which other yards find easier to do), GRP avoids all corrosion problems associated with dissimilar metals, provides for better thermal and noise insulation, and offers considerably lower maintenance.

    For more information:

    CHEOY LEE SHIPYARDS LIMITED
    89 & 91 Hing Wah Street West
    Kowloon
    Hong Kong, China
    Phone: (852) 2307 6333
    http://cheoyleena.com

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