Cheoy Lee Wittholz 53
Designed by  Charles Wittholz

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Available as Sloop, Cutter, or Ketch

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From the brochure...

The Design

     When Cheoy Lee Shipyards commissioned renowned Naval architect, Charles Wittholz to design the Wittholz 53, the prerequisites demanded exceptional performance, ease of handling combined with the maximum degree of structural strength.  It was further specified that the hull integrity be combined with the basic elements inherent in all Cheoy Lee sailing yachts' grace and beauty.  The result of Cheoy Lee's rigorous requirements and the expertise of Charles Wittholz has forged a graceful and responsive yacht that is quick and dry, and embodies every luxurious appointment and every convenience available.

The Performance

     Carrying 1300 square feet of working sail area in the cutter and sloop rig, the Wittholz is capable of easy cruising at 8.5 to 9 knots.  Under power with a standard 80 HP engine, the Wittholz is capable of speeds of 8 1/4 knots and can cruise for 500 nautical miles on 200 gallons of fuel....


LOA - 53'
LWL - 41'
Beam - 14'6"
Draft - 7'9"
Sail Area - 1,300sq'
Ballast (lead) - 18,000lb
Displacement  19.89Tons

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Boat-  "Aerie" -1983' Cheoy Lee 53 Wittholz
OWNERS - Doug Arey & Mark Bergeron
AREA OF SAILING - Portsmouth, RI, Buzzards Bay, Block Island, Narragansett Bay
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