Venture Cheoy Lee 68

  • Price$999,000
  • Length68'
  • MakeCheoy Lee
  • Built2005

Fort Lauderdale, FL

We thinkVENTUREis one of the nicest, most comfortable 68 's on the market andwe thinkyou will agree!Infact all who came aboard in the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show agreed she is a surprisinglyroomy ,very solid, very well engineered, clean,honest,strongyacht. To make her even better the owner added new EZ2CY type 3 side enclosure, on the FB, new aft deck dinette cushions, new bow sunpad cover, and new cover on sun pad. F.B.sun pad, and dingy covers. See new photosWhen I asked the owner of this 68 foot Cheoy Lee, “What is the number one reason he valuesVENTURE?” The Owner answered, “When I purchased the yacht, I compared the performance of two other exciting, top brand 68 footersand tomethe Cheoy Lee outperformed them all! They were all nice yachts and had great features but Cheoy Lee with its original designed Tom Fexas pedigree hull strong hi-performance hull, advanced engineering, years in design made her the best choice for me.Meanwhileher condition is very solid, clean, andfresh."Naturally,he is an owner andmaybeenthusiastic ...butisn'tthat the type of owner andyacht youare looking for? Competitively priced well below similar brands, "Venture", represents the best value, investment, and performance in an under 70-footmotoryachtyou can find!

Specifications

  • NameVenture
  • Current Price$999,000
  • Year2005
  • Length68'
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Draft5.42 ft
  • Fuel Capacity1600|gallon
  • Beam18.92 ft
  • Location (city)Fort Lauderdale
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #6860634
  • Model68
  • Builder
  • TitleVenture Cheoy Lee 68
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeMotor Yachts
  • StatusActive

Hull

  • # of Cabins3
  • # of Heads3

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCAT
  • ModelC-18
  • Hours2550
  • Drive TransmissionDirect
  • Power1000|horsepower
  • Year2004

Engine 2

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCAT
  • ModelC-18
  • Hours2550
  • Drive TransmissionDirect
  • Power1000|horsepower
  • Year2004

Overview

We thinkVENTUREis one of the nicest, most comfortable 68 's on the market andwe thinkyou will agree!Infact all who came aboard in the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show agreed she is a surprisinglyroomy ,very solid, very well engineered, clean,honest and strongyacht. To make her even better the owner added new EZ2CY type, 3 side enclosure, on the FB, new aft deck dinette cushions, new bow sunpad cover, and new cover on sun pad. F.B.sun pad, and dingy covers. See new photos

Then to make he more inspiring he reduced the price!

When I asked the owner of this 68 foot Cheoy Lee, “What is the number one reason he valuesVENTURE?” The Owner answered, “When I purchased the yacht, I compared the performance of two other exciting top brand 68 footersand tomethe Cheoy Lee outperformed them! They were all nice yachts and had great features but Cheoy Lee with its original designed Tom Fexas Hi- Performance, strong pedigree hull, advanced engineering, years in design made her the best choice for me.Meanwhileher condition is absolutely solid, clean, andfresh."

Naturally,he is an owner andmaybeenthusiastic ...butisn'tthat the type of owner andyacht youare looking for? Competitively priced well below similar brands, "Venture", represents the best value, investment, and performance in an under 70-footmotoryachtyou can find!

VENTUREfeatures a very spacious layout including:

  • New EZ2CY type enclosure on FB
  • New aft deck dinette cushions
  • New canvas covers for Bow sun-pad, FB sun-pad, Dingy
  • Day head on deck rare under 70 ft
  • A updatedengine room with Caterpillar diesel’s
  • 3 closets in Master stateroom ( you know you need it)
  • Great fly-bridge with hardtop full-service wet bar great, dinette area and removable sun lounges
  • NAID Stabilizers
  • American bow and Vetus stern thrusters
  • Recent updates to air-conditioning, batteries electronics and more!

Add only your decor updates and a few electronics updates, and you’ll have a beautiful, clean, safe, and reliable cruising yacht for years to come... getting home safe in a seaworthy & dependable vessel that the competition often cannot match !

Walkthrough

VENTUREis simply a solid, clean, "no excuse" Yacht that everyone whocomersaboard likes ... she gets the job done!

Starting aft, boarding is through a gangway door port or starboard to the aft deck. The teak deck and swim platform teak below are in great shape. There’s a stairway to port that leads down across the swim platform to the engine room door. A dinette table is on the deck covered overhead by the flybridge and an inviting outdoor relaxation area everyone wants to gather.

Entering the salon through the sliding door features a grand sofa to starboard, a guest chair to port, and into barstools facing the on-deck "open" Galley which leads further to the half circle shaped Dinette.

To starboard is an entertainment center followed bya (a very hard to find) day head ondeckwhich is perfect when you entertain friends and family.

Going down below to the spaciousFull-Beam Masterhas a love-seat, plus storage. There is an en-suite head to the starboard and two hanging lockers port. Shoji Screens give the Master a warm feel.

Next, is atwin bunk gueststateroomwithprivate head, also huge for this size. Forwarda queen bed guest stateroomgiving all of yourguestscomfort, space, and a quiet place. .

Going up to the fly-bridge is an excellent sun deck area and a hardtop over thehelm ,wet barand L-shaped dinette. New EZ2CY type 3 side enclosure. The dinghy and davit complete the fly -bridge deck.

See the various equipment listed below and realize that once again in this price range this is a great do it allyacht ,priced belowmost competitive brands.

Salon

Experience an expansive salon with an open galley to midships and dinette within the helm forward. All together with the day head on the starboard side making life "that much nicer" and convenient for you and your friends.

  • 37" PlasmaTV
  • SSR receiver plusDVD/CD 5 Changer with Sub­woofer andSpeakers(5)
  • Entertainment cabinet withsoundsystem
  • Pop­-up TV lift
  • Upholsteredsettee
  • Cocktail table
  • Great nautical yet modern high-quality carpet
  • Soffit and floor lighting
  • 110vAC duplex outlets (5) insalonwith GFI's
  • Stainless steel and glass sliding door to aft deck
  • Valances on windows
  • Hunter Douglas/Luxaflex Vertiglide shade curtain for sliding salon door for privacy
  • 2 breakfast bar stools for galley bar top- Makes a snack easy.
  • Smoke detector
  • Small wine refrigerator on Stb side
  • 110vAC outlets (2 single; 1 duplex)
  • Telephone jack
Galley

On deck - bright open galley midships. This is the perfect family/ friends style yacht galley. There is still room for a captain and yacht service on this yacht, but this is a sit together, cook together, relaxtogether, laugh together yacht!

  • Kitchen Aide steel range/oven unit
  • GE Stainless steel microwave oven
  • GE Stainless steel 22cu. Ft. side by­side refrigerator/freezer with icedispenser
  • GE Stainless steel dishwasher
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Faucet with removable sprayer handle
  • Raised dinette, U­shaped seating with storage under and pedestal mounted dining table with wood Avonite top
  • Overhead light above dinette settee
  • Cherry veneer cabinetry
  • Full height pantry with wooden door
  • Amtico plank flooring in galley and helm
  • Solid Surface galley counter tops and back-splash
  • Smoke detector
  • 110vAC outlets (2 duplex GFI protected in galley; 2 duplex outlets in dinette)
  • Telephone jack (1 ingalley, 1 in dinette)
Master Stateroom

Down 3 steps from the hallway, theMaster Stateroomisfullbeam, quiet, & private. The love seatadds theelementof having a placeto hangout and privately read a good book at end or begin a perfect day.

  • King berth with storage drawers under
  • Shoji window screens
  • Port lightswith duette shade (2)
  • Over the berth veneered soffit with indirect lighting on dimmer control
  • Two wooden night tables
  • Wooden entertainment cabinet with TV/VCR/DVD and CD stereo system with Five speakers
  • Smoke detector
  • Emergency escape hatch to engine room
  • Walk-­in cedar lined closet with automatic light and mirror on door
  • Wooden vanity unit with mirror
  • Storage cabinets
  • Mirror over headboard
  • Soffit and floor lights
  • Reading lights
  • HEADHUNTER 24vDC electric head, Neo Classic (fresh water flush)
  • Stall shower with access door to engine room
  • Frame-less glass shower enclosure and door
  • Ambassador chrome gold faucet and bath accessories
  • AVONITEcounter topand backsplash with under mount sink and wooden storage cabinet underneath
  • AMTICO vinyl flooring in head
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Exhaust blower
  • 110vAC duplex outlets (3) in stateroom, (1) GFI type in head
  • Washer/dryer (24” stacked unit in foyer)
  • 37" PlasmaTV plusDVD/VHS & Direct TV Receiver with Speakers
  • Over-sized shower
  • 3 closets ( one awalk -in) .... We told you this was a well thought out yacht.
  • King berth with storage drawers under
  • Shoji screens
  • Port lightswith duette shade (2)
  • Over the berth veneered soffit with indirect lighting on dimmer control
  • Two wooden night tables
  • Wooden entertainment cabinet with TV/VCR/DVD and CD stereo system
  • Five speakers
  • Telephone jack
  • Smoke detector
  • Emergency escape hatch to engine room
  • 3 closets, one is walk- in cedar lined closet with automatic light and mirror ondoor and small refrigerator
  • Wooden vanity unit with mirror
  • Storage cabinets
  • Mirror over headboard
  • Soffit and floor lights
  • Reading lights
  • HEADHUNTER 24vDC electric head, Neo Classic (fresh water flush)
  • Stall shower with access door to engine room
  • Frameless glass shower enclosure and door
  • Emergency escape door into engine room via shower
  • Ambassador chrome gold faucet and bath accessories
  • AVONITEcounter topand backsplash with under mount sink and wooden storage cabinet underneath
  • AMTICO vinyl flooring in head
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Exhaust blower
  • 110vAC duplex outlets (3) in stateroom, (1) GFI type in head
  • Washer/dryer (24” stacked unit infoyer)
  • 37" PlasmaTV plusDVD/VHS & Direct TV Receiver
  • Speakers (5)
Day Head

OKit'sa head!Yet averyconvenientDay Head on deck ! Especially if some family members have trouble navigating stairs.

  • PedestalSink
  • Headhunter 24vDC electric head,Neo Classicbowl (fresh water flush)
  • Mirror
  • Overhead lighting
  • Exhaust fan
  • Storage cabinet under stairs
  • 110vAC outlets, GFI protected
Aft Deck

Always a popular place on board. The covered,open airaft deck is just great. Seating 8, there is also a fridge to storelunch provisions.

  • Teak Stairs to flybridge
  • Built-in seating with vinyl covered pass-thru cushions and storage under
  • Fiberglass fixed pedestal mounted table with Avonite table top
  • Recessed speakers with volume control
  • Integral steps to transomsportdeck with stainless steel handrail
  • Wash down spigot
  • Storage cabinet withAvonitetop with power supply and water supply
  • Overhead lights
  • Port and starboard boarding gates withfiberglassdoor
  • Remote plug­in for Mathers engine control
  • Speakers(2)
  • 4 teak chairs
Pilot House

Nicely laid out, easy to read and navigate. Your position is out of thecrowd,butstill together with your friends.

  • Caterpillar standard instrumentation package
  • Majilite wrapped console hood
  • Instrumentpanel and flat console surface in black laminate
  • Tracy helm seat (1)
  • Remote control for anchor windlass
  • Ritchie 5” compass
  • Stainless steel steering wheel
  • LCD touch screen control/alarm monitoring system (refer to Electrical System)
  • 110vAC duplex outlets (2)
  • Hepworth intermittent windshield wipers with fresh water wash system
  • Staircases tofly bridgeand to lower deck staterooms
  • Majilite wrapped window mullions
  • Electrical sub panel
Guest Stateroom/Head

Cleverly separated fromeach otherwith closets and washer dryer, thestateroomoffer a quiet place, so all feel like VIP's ( even the kids)

  • Twin berths with storage drawers
  • TV and CD stereo system
  • Fabrica high quality carpet from builder’s selection
  • One pair of speakers
  • Telephone jack
  • Smoke detector
  • Mirrored wardrobe with cedar lining on back surface and automatic light
  • Soffit and floor lights
  • Reading lights
  • Port lightwith duet shade
  • Fiberglass stall shower with frameless glass enclosure and door
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Ambassador chrome gold faucet and bath accessories
  • Counter topand back-splash with under mount sink and wooden storage cabinet underneath
  • Exhaust blower
  • 110vAC outlet (1) duplex in stateroom, (1) GFI type in head
  • HEADHUNTER 24vDC electric head,Neo Classicbowl (fresh water flush)
  • Amtico vinyl flooring in head
  • 13" LCD TV
  • Speakers(2)
Forward VIP Cabin

Your VIP couples will have a great private room to feel likeVIP's.Goodlockertspace and good size head.

  • Wood base queen berth with storage drawers under
  • Shoji screens
  • TV and CD stereo system
  • One pair of speakers
  • Telephone jack
  • Smoke detector
  • Mirrored wardrobe with cedar lining onbacksurface and automatic light
  • Soffit and floor lights
  • Reading lights
  • HEADHUNTER 24vDC electric head,Neo Classicbowl (fresh water flush)
  • Fiberglass stall shower with frameless glass enclosure and door
  • Ambassador chrome gold faucet and bath accessories
  • AVONITEcounter topand backsplash with under mount sink and wooden storage cabinet underneath
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Exhaust blower
  • Amtico vinyl flooring in head
  • 110vAC outlet (2) duplex in stateroom, (1) GFI type in head
  • Escape hatch toforedeckwith Hunter Douglas/Luxafles blind
  • Guest room foyer withhigh qualitycarpet, wooden storage cabinets and
  • Majilite wrapped headliner and bulkheads
  • 13" LCD TV
  • AM/FM CD player
  • Speakers(2)
Fly Bridge

There is nothing better thana FBwith aHard top. It becomes the focal point of the yacht with all the fresh air and great views we all want. There is a great dinette for lunch ordinerunder the stars. 3sun loungesare waiting for the sunbathers. A biggrill,wetbar andfridgecomplete the perfect place.

  • Electric hydraulic 1500 lb davit, 110vAC with standpipe and manual rotation
  • Mathers electronic engine controls
  • Hynautic hydraulic power steering
  • Caterpillar standard instrumentation package
  • Fiberglass instrument and electronic console
  • Ritchie 5” compass
  • Stainless steel steering wheel
  • Stainless steel rails
  • Fiberglass radar arch with integral hardtop and lighting
  • L-Shaped Dinette Seating w/ cushions
  • TRACY helm seats (2)
  • Fiberglass seats with storage under and flow­thru foam cushions
  • Non­skid deck
  • Hatch and stairs to aft deck and sliding hatch forward with stairs to main deck
  • Fiberglass locker with sink, cold water faucet, fresh water wash down hose bib, U­LINE model 29 frost free icemaker/combo refrigerator
  • 110vAC outlets (2), GFI type
  • Stainless steel and glass sliding hatch topilothouse
  • ACR 100 quartz halogensearch lightwith remote onfly bridgeconsole
  • Telephone jack
  • Simrad AD26 autopilot
  • Cat monitors
  • ACR spotlight
  • (2) NavNet C­Mapnt
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Rudder indicator
  • Fuel gauge for day tank
  • Avon Center Console Rib with Yamaha 40 HP
  • Shaze lounge 3 position
  • Fold down radar mast (Air draft 20'6" when down)
Stern

As always diving, swimming, beachexcursion,just sitting with toes in the water are in high demand. A teak platform is a necessity

  • Swim Platform
  • Teak deck
  • Swim ladder
  • Stainless steel hoop rails
  • Fresh watershower (hot and cold) located inside pantograph door
  • Locker for shore power, TV and telephone connections
  • 2 x 8” stainless steel fold up cleats port and starboard
  • 8” through bolted centerline bollard
  • Central fuel filling station
  • Water filling station
  • Stainless rails port and starboard for swim deck boarding
Electrical
  • 220/110vAC, 60 Hz and 24/12vDC electrical panels
  • ( 1 ) Northern Lights Gen. 20 KW 2360 hours port
  • (1) 32 Kw Gen. Northern Lights 2390 hours Starboard
  • ACR 100 searchlight with control at upper and lower helm stations
  • AC overhead light fixtures throughout
  • Soffit, readingandfloor rope lighting to be 24vDC
  • Automatic wardrobe lights
  • Two banks of 24vDC 210 amp­hour batteries for engine and generator start and ship service
  • Battery parallel system at both helm stations
  • Emergency flashlight in light switch in each stateroom with automatic recharge
  • 24vDC, 60 amp battery charger
  • 50 amp VANNER 12vDC equalizer with 12vDC 120 amp­hour battery and 5 (each) spare 24/12vDC circuit breakers in sub­-pannel for electronics
  • GLENDENNING Cablemaster shore power cable retrieval, for 230vAC 100 amp with 100 ft. cable.
  • Shore telephone inlet, with 100’ cable
  • Shore cable television inlet, with 100’ cable
  • Copper strip and wire bonding system
  • 25kVA isolation transformer for shore power system
  • Dynaplate and strap topilothouseand flybridge ground terminal boards
  • Voltmeters and ammeters for supply circuits
  • Generating set/shore power selector switches and shore power polarity indicator
  • 24vDC, 60 amp­hour battery bank for windlass and bow thruster service
  • Alarm system monitor panel audible and visual signals displayed on
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) located in pilothouse for generator low oil pressure, generator high temperature, high bilge level, and smoke detectors (engine room, staterooms, galley, and salon).
  • Magellan Paradox 2 way secirty and Engine monitor
  • Shore power cord 30 and 50 amp splitter
Crew Area

A nice clean Capt Cabin with 2 bunks andadjoininghead with shower on the opposite side of the hallway

  • Upper and lower berths (1each)
  • Reading lights (2)
  • Television and stereo system
  • One pair of speakers in overhead
  • Smoke detector
  • Hanging locker
  • Chest with drawers
  • Halogen ceiling lights with control switch
  • Telephone jack
  • High qualityAmtico vinyl flooring
  • Galley Maid electric head (fresh water flush)
  • Stall shower
  • Avonite counter top with under mount sink
  • Faucets and bath accessories
  • Exhaust blower
  • 110vAC duplex outlets (1duplex incabinand 1 duplex GFI protected inhead)
  • A/V Specs
  • 13" LCD TV
  • CD/AM/FM player
  • Speakers(2)
Deck & Hull
  • Most rails etc chrome on brass, 316 stainless steel or anodized/painted aluminum
  • Vertical anchor windlass, MAXWELL 24vDC, 3500 lb. 3/8” chain cathead and rope capstan, deck pipe and chain stopper.
  • IS 88 lb DELTA
  • 200 ' high test galvanized chain
  • Fresh water anchor wash spigot onswim-platform
  • Electric - twin trumpet air horn
  • Foredeck lockers
  • Stainless steel bollards (5)
  • Hawserholes (2)
  • Stainless steel fairleads
  • Stainless steel rails (1.25”)
  • Stainless steel burgee staff on bow
  • Stainless steel framed glass ventilating foredeck hatch
  • Stainless steel framed glass sliding hatch door to flybridge
  • Navigation lights
  • Stainless steelflag staff
  • Step plates at boarding gates
  • Scuppers draining to boot top
  • Courtesy lights inover headand underhardtop
Engine Room

A solid well laid outengine room. See photos. Receiving almost constant upgrades.

  • Twinfresh water-cooleddiesel engines, CATERPILLAR C­18 (1000 bhp)
  • Engines have been serviced & inspected by Caterpillar and service records are available.
  • Local mounted start/stop instrument panels for main engines
  • 7.5 sq. ft. NAID stabilizers fins
  • Underwater main engine exhausts with bypass and fiberglass mufflers
  • CENTEK generator muffler with air/water separator and hull side exhaust
  • 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS generators with sound shield
  • AMERICAN 24vDC electric bow thruster, 12” dual­prop
  • VETUS 24vDC stern thruster w/independent plus battery bank, charger and breakers with three stations
  • Direct expansion air conditioning (except engine room) with microprocessor digital controls in each room
  • Engine room ventilation via air/water separators on hull side
  • Manually and automatically actuated CO2 fire extinguishing system with automatic dampers to shut down ventilation toengineroom
  • Power hydraulic steering system
  • 110vAC lube oil change system for main engines, gearsandgenerators (lube oil tank not included)
  • Engine driven emergency bilge pumping system for engine room bilges
  • Vacuum gauges on RACOR filters (4 total)
  • 30 gallonwater heaters (quick recovery type)
  • Water pump and accumulator tank for fresh water pressure system
  • Water filter (sediment and charcoal) unit forwholesystem
  • Sink with fresh water hose bib
  • Automatic sump pumps
  • Automatic bilge pump for each bilge space
  • Fuel management system consisting of fuel shut­off valves and fuel transfer pump withmetersystem
  • HART Tank Tender fuel and water tank gauges (pneumatic pump type)
  • Black and gray water tank
  • GROCO bronze raw water strainers for all engine and sea water pump intakes
  • Seacocks on all through hull fittings below the waterline
  • Fiberglass battery boxes
  • Battery voltmeter
  • Engineered vibration and noise attenuation system
  • Vibration mounts formainengine, generators,headpumps/motors, air conditioning compressorsandcooling pumps
  • Drip trays under engines
  • Stainless steel rudder blades
  • 5 bladed props
  • Spare 4 blade props
  • (2) Spare props
  • Cutlass rubber stern and rudder bearings
  • PYI shaft seals for propeller shafts and rudder stocks
  • Fluorescent lights (4)
  • 24vDC emergency lights
  • VDO Fuel gauges pilothouse and bridge for day tank in addition to tank tenders inengineroom
  • 110vAC duplex outlets (2 GFI type)
  • Watertight entrance door from aft swim step
  • Emergency escape hatch fromengineroom to master stateroom
  • Fiberglass diamond pattern flooring
  • 800 Gal per day SK water maker with filtered flush option
Features and Upgrades

Receiving almost continuous upgrades. (See engine room photos) Below are some recent upgrades

  • New EZ2CY enclosure on Flying Bridge
  • New canvas covers for bow sun=pad, FB sun-pad, dingy
  • New dinette seat cushions
  • Starboard Generator motor mounts replaced
  • Toilets serviced
  • AC Air Handlers Filter Replacement
  • Shore-Power Cord cleaned
  • Teak conditioned and cleaned -looking good
  • Stainless polish
  • Furuno Depth Sounder repaired
  • AC in pilothouse Serviced
  • AC in forward stateroom Serviced
  • AC in guest stateroom Serviced
  • Pilot househeadliner renewed
  • Helm chairarm restsrecovered
  • Port and Starboard camera monitors added - 4 camera split screen viewing
Conclusion

A honest , solid,clean, safe, well laid out yacht at a good price. Who can ask for more. You can find fancier at a much biggerprice ... you'lllikely not find a more solid honest updated yacht!

Disclaimer

She looks pretty good to us, but the Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrentee the vessel in any way nor the the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. We have not surveyed 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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