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1986 Cheoy Lee 53 MS

Deale, Maryland


Happy Heart, a 1986 Cheoy Lee 53 Motorsailor, needs a new home. This yacht, built to the highest standards and refit to match will go anywhere on the planet with the comfort of home Her twin screws (Ford Lehman 2 x 90 hp - clean bill of health from recent mechanic) will push her at 8 knots for about 2500 nm (pull out the sails and the range is practically unlimited). Her fuel tanks hold
1100Gal of diesel and equipped with a water maker you should not have drinking or bathing issues on your adventures. Her genset (12kW) will keep Happy Heart fully powered while at anchor., turning Happy Heart into a full functional home/office with email, washer/dryer, air conditioning/heat, water pressure, hot water, and the list goes on. Come see her today.

Some recent refits:

"New Rudder" - Rudder was split it two to remove and replaced the inner foam
Raw water intake through hulls replaced (2).
Strut from keel to rudder post re-fiberglassed and reinforced with G10.
AC Panel electrical gauges replaced

All engine belts, impellers, engine water pumps, starboard alternator is being rebuilt.

Contact for more details.




Grand Slam Yacht Sales Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Engel and Volkers Yachting Olde Naples Florida.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Happy Heart
Make: Cheoy Lee
Model: 53 MS
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CHL04101G868
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 53 ft / 16.15 m
Length Overall: 53 ft / 16.15 m
Waterline Length: 45'6 ft / 13.87 m
Beam: 18'8 ft / 5.69 m
Max Draft: 6'2 ft / 1.88 m
Min Draft: 6.17 ft
Displacement: 63,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft / 19.20 m
Ballast: 19,550 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Model: 90
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 90hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 3878
  • Engine Location: Center Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Model: 90
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 4093
  • Engine Location: Center Starboard
Total Engine Power: 90hp
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,100 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Other
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 350 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motorsailers, Pilothouse, Sloop


Happy Heart, with her spacious 3 private staterooms, provides for sleeping up to 8 guests. the full width, centerline master cabin is located aft with en suite head with separate shower.

Hull and Deck

New barrier coat (2019)
New anti-fouling (2019)
Awlgrip Hull and Deck (2019)
110lb Delta anchor with 300' chain (3/8" high tensile)
140lbs Custom Anchor (stainless Steel) with 50' chain (3/8" high tensile) and 200' 3/4 nylon rode
Electric Windlass (new motor 2017)
Fiberglass Non-skid deck (teak removed 2001)
Hard Top Bimini (Atlantic Towers - 2018) at outside hem station with eisenglass curtains
Anchor wash down forward
Fresh Water Shower aft
Magnum BBQ w 10lbs propane bottle
Simpson Stainless Steel electric dinghy davits
Hydraulic Steering
Morse Controls (cables replaced 2018)
Emergency Tiller
2 dock boxes on deck
Tracey Steps

Electrical and Mechanical

Port and Starboard 90hp Ford Lehman Diesels
High output alternators
12 kw Norther Lights Generator
Village Marine - 12v Water Maker (150gal/day)
Head Hunter Heads (2)
Oil Change System for Lehman engines and Genset
500 Racor fuel filter (genset)
1000 Racor fuel polishing system (Lehman Engines)
Blige Pumps (electric) - 1 forward, 1 pantry area, 2 (high and low offsets) engine room with one manual
Magnum Inverter/Charger 2500 W (2018)
Kiddie Fire suppression system - FE241
6V AGM Batteries
Kariba Washer/Dryer combo
Electric bow thruster with dedicated battery and charger
Cruise Air reverse Cycle air conditioning (5 units)
Thermapure Treatment Stations (2) Type 1
Cablemaster w/ 50A shore power chord
45' 50A shore power chord

Sails and Rigging

Hood in-mast furling system (electric)
Mainsail - dacron (2003)
Profurl Electric Headsail Furling System (2019)
Genoa 130% - dacron (2003)
ICW Friendly - Mast 63' from water
Keel Stepped, Double Spreader Mast
Stainless Steal wire rigging with Norseman terminals
Barient Self Tailing winches
Chain Plates replaced 2007
New 10/18 - Main Halyard, Port Spinnaker Halyard, Staysail halyard, Port jib Halyard, Starboard Jib Halyard,
Boom Topping Lift, Mainsail Outhaul
New Boom Vang System (2018)


B&G Autopilot (2017)
B&G Depth, Wind and Log (2017) Triton 2 Digital Display Package
B&G Repeaters (pilothouse)
Simrad Sonic Hub (2017) with Bluetooth
B&G Forward Scan Sounder (2017)
Simrad NAIS-400 System, Class B AIS Transponder
B&G Zeus 2-9" Reman w 4G Radar, Insight and C-MAP Max-N
Simrad GoFree WiFi-1 Module
SImrad/B&G WM-3 SiriusXM Satelite Radio and Weather
Lowarnce NEP-2 Network Expansion Port
Icom 710 SSB
Pactor II email via SSB (2001)
TV and DVD player
EPRIB (New battery 2016)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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