CL Yachts

Created by Cheoy Lee yachts which has a history of over 100 years. The luxury fleet of CL yachts was started in 2018 with a focus on innovation, CL Yachts is synonymous with cutting-edge design, advanced technology, surefooted performance, and exceptional craftsmanship.

In the vastness of the ocean, CL Yachts understands the importance of sound engineering and construction, providing the comfort, safety, strength and dependability you need in all your journeys ahead. 

Immersed in a rich history of shipbuilding and a spirit of innovation, CL Yachts adopts state-of-the-art technology, such as resin-infused composite hulls for a stronger, stiffer and lighter structure to improve efficiency and performance.  A CZONE electrical system oversees tankage and major boat functions, while a fin stabilizer, active interceptor or gyro ensures a smooth ride. 

Collaborating with leading naval architects, marine structural engineers and international designers, CL Yachts delights yachting enthusiasts with something fresh, bold and effortless – redefining the contemporary onboard lifestyle.   Its effort in aesthetic quality and innovation has received widespread recognition and critical acclaim in the industry.

CL Yachts invites you to join a journey into Uncharted Luxury. 




A Series
Conceived with an emphasis on performance and style, this pleasure craft delivers in power, dynamics, and the promise of adventure.

B Series
Built for family fun and adventure – a modern vision of the motor yacht blends luxury and craftsmanship with unparalleled quality.


History of CL yachts

CL yachts is created by Cheoy Lee yachts

Cheoy Lee, a prominent name in the world of yachts, traces its roots back to the late 1800s when it commenced operations as a family-operated shipyard in Shanghai. The company’s early focus revolved around shipbuilding, primarily constructing power cargo vessels. However, as geopolitical dynamics shifted, Cheoy Lee found itself adapting to the demands of World War II, repurposing merchant sailing vessels to navigate the challenges posed by the Japanese blockade. This era marked a pivotal moment in Cheoy Lee’s history, setting the stage for its future endeavors.

In 1936, Cheoy Lee relocated its operations to Hong Kong, then a British colony, laying the foundation for its ascent in the maritime industry. The move not only provided a strategic advantage but also opened up new avenues for growth. Under the continued leadership of the founding family, Cheoy Lee diversified its portfolio, venturing into the construction of teak sailing and motor yachts. This diversification proved to be immensely successful, with luxury yachts eventually comprising a significant portion of the shipyard’s output.

The 1950s witnessed a period of expansion and innovation for Cheoy Lee. Despite the devastation wrought by the war, the company resumed building large passenger ferries, showcasing resilience and determination. Moreover, Cheoy Lee embarked on pioneering research and development into fiberglass as a boatbuilding material—a decision that would revolutionize the industry. This era also saw the production of iconic vessels like the Lion 35, a bluewater sailboat crafted from teak, symbolizing Cheoy Lee’s commitment to quality craftsmanship.

A defining moment in Cheoy Lee’s history occurred in 1977 with the construction of Shango II, the largest GRP yacht of its time. This milestone not only underscored the company’s technical prowess but also solidified its reputation as a leader in fiberglass boatbuilding. The 1980s marked another leap forward for Cheoy Lee, as it introduced the first production, all foam-cored, vacuum-bagged fiberglass motoryacht. This innovative vessel outperformed its competitors, signaling a new era of excellence for the company.

The 1990s heralded a period of globalization for Cheoy Lee, as it entered the international yacht market with the launch of the SeaShaw, the first yacht in the Cheoy Lee Global Series. Concurrently, the company shifted its production facilities to mainland China, a strategic move that allowed for increased efficiency and scalability. By 2007, Cheoy Lee had established its new Hin Lee Shipyard facility, equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to meet the growing demand for luxury yachts.

The early 21st century saw Cheoy Lee continue its tradition of innovation and excellence. In 2012, the company introduced the Transoceanic Explorer Series, exemplified by the launch of the motoryacht Qing—a vessel characterized by its full displacement steel hull and impressive range. This series represented a fusion of cutting-edge design and seaworthiness, further enhancing Cheoy Lee’s standing in the global yacht market.

In 2020, Cheoy Lee once again raised the bar with the introduction of the Explorer yacht line, developed in collaboration with American naval architect Jon Overing. These vessels, ranging from 107 to 132 feet in length, featured advanced construction techniques and a focus on all-weather cruising. With their deeper draft and central corridor design, the Explorer yachts epitomized Cheoy Lee’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of yacht design and engineering.

In conclusion, Cheoy Lee’s journey from its humble beginnings in Shanghai to its current position as a leading yacht manufacturer in Zhuhai, China, is a testament to its unwavering dedication to excellence, innovation, and craftsmanship. As the company continues to evolve and adapt to changing market dynamics, one thing remains constant—its commitment to setting new standards in yacht manufacturing.


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