• Price$985,000
  • Length68'
  • MakeCheoy Lee
  • Built2005

Fort Lauderdale, FL

VENTURE is a stylish motoryacht able to be handled by a cruising couple but large enough to offer a spacious Crew Cabin for anyone wanting more enjoyment and less work.She offers big boat accommodations with a king size Master Suite, two other suites, Day Head and stairs to the Flybridge. Reliable CAT C-18’s in a huge Engine Room with Cheoy Lee’s “ship like systems” make maintenance easy.VENTURE is clean, priced very attractively and for sale by a two boat owner. Take the tour, you will be impressed!

Specifications

  • NameVENTURE
  • Current Price$985,000
  • Year2005
  • Length68'
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Draft5.5 ft
  • Fuel Capacity1600|gallon
  • Beam18.92 ft
  • Location (city)Fort Lauderdale
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #7325033
  • Model68 MY
  • BuilderCheoy Lee
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeMotor Yachts, Flybridge
  • StatusActive

Hull

  • # of Cabins3
  • # of Heads3
  • Dry Weight102,000 lb

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCAT
  • ModelC-18
  • Hours2551
  • Power1000|horsepower
  • Boat Engine Location CodePort

Engine 2

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCAT
  • ModelC-18
  • Hours2550
  • Power1000|horsepower
  • Boat Engine Location CodeStarboard

Walkthrough

VENTUREis clean, priced very attractively and for sale by a two boat owneris a Cheoy Lee Bravo model and shares many features with her larger Bravo sisterships, allowing for a “big boat feel”. Indeed she is a larger feeling yacht than many 68’ – 70’ motoryachts.

Boarding from a floating dock is easy onto the Integral swim platform and up easy stairs to the Aft Deck. From a fixed dock, boarding is via the port or starboard side boarding doors. The Aft Deck has both fixed and loose seating, protection by a full Boat Deck overhang and to starboard a ladder to the Boat Deck.

A sliding entry door to the Salon reveals a sofa to starboard and an occasional chair and popup TV cabinet to port.

Further forward are two bar stools facing the C shaped portside Galley. Next forward is a C shaped dinette with a centerline helm and a Day Head and Flybridge stairs to starboard.

Below decks the full beam king size Master is amidships with a private head and shower.

Next forward is a Twin Lower Berth Cabin with a private head and shower and all the way forward is a queen size VIP Cabin with an island berth on centerline and a private head and shower.

The Flybridge is accessed by easy stairs from the Pilothouse. The helm is centerline with an L shaped lounge and table to port and the access stairs, grill, fridge, sink and icemaker to starboard.

A raised three place chaise lounge with storage below is aft followed by the
RIB tender and crane.

The Crew Area is reached from a watertight door in the transom. There is an Upper/Lower Cabin to starboard with a head and shower to port. Next forward is the very large Engine Room with excellent headroom and ample access to all of her equipment.

Salon

The Salon is entered via a stainless steel trimmed sliding door portside of center. Immediately to port is an upholstered swivel barrel chair with two storage cabinets behind. Next forward is a cherry entertainment cabinet with the following equipment: Onkyo AM/FM/AV receiver, a Samsung Blue Ray player and a lift system for the TV all behind twin curved cherry doors. Outboard is a 42” Vizio LED TV on a lift to disappear when not in use.

Next forward are three more cherry storage cabinets with shelves within.

Further forward are two barstools, facing forward into the Galley at a breakfast bar.

To starboard upon entering the cabin is a two drawer storage chest with a table lamp above. Next forward is a three cushion white sofa custom built to allow storage below. Lying in front of the sofa is a padded top coffee table that stores two matching stools below.

Next forward is a granite topped cabinet with two storage drawers facing aft and a six bottle Haier wine cooler facing inboard.

Also in the Salon are large port and starboard house side windows with Luxuflex pleated shades hidden behind upholstered valances. Air conditioning is supplied by curved valances. A round two level ceiling treatment with hidden LED rope lighting is centered in the Salon.

The Salon is carpeted, has a mirrored bulkhead forward to starboard, digital AC controls and a folding accordion style shade for the aft Salon entry door.

Galley

The Galley is forward of and open to the Salon on the portside of the yacht. It is C shaped facing inboard. Because there are no bulkheads forward or aft, this area is very open and bright with the large side windows and adjacent Pilothouse windshield.

Features include:

Amtico plank flooring
Kitchen Aid stainless steel range/oven unit w/Ceran top 5 burner cooktop
Kitchen Aid stainless steel microwave
GE stainless steel full size dishwasher
GE stainless steel 2 door refrigerator freezer w/water & ice through the door
Deep stainless steel sink
Faucet w/removable spray handle
(11) Cherry cabinets
(2) Cherry front doors
Cherry Lazy Susan corner unit for additional storage
Full height cherry front 2 door pantry to starboard
Solid surface countertops & backsplash
Smoke detector
(2) GFCI outlets
(6) Overhead LED lights
(2) Under cabinet LED lights
Kenmore garbage disposal
Overhead exhaust fan above the cooktop

Day Head

Across from the Galley is a Day Head which is a rare option on a 68’ yacht. The sole is a granite tile with inset marble squares. The sink is a Kohler pedestal model. The toilet is a Head Hunter model. The overhead and aft bulkhead are mirrored. A large side window is covered with a pleated shade. Air conditioning delivery is from a curved cherry soffit.

Pilothouse/Lower Station

The Lower Helm is well forward behind a four panel windshield. The helm itself is up one step for increased visibility.

Equipment includes:

Stainless steel helm wheel
ZF single lever electronic engine controls
Key on/off switches for main engines
ABT bow thruster joystick control
Vetus stern thruster joystick control
Maxell windlass control
Battery parallel switch
ACR Point Pad searchlight
(2) Generator start/stop panels w/hour meter
Garmin 12” 8600 series plotter/CCTV/depth
Color Guard camera selector panel (4) CCTV cameras & split screen option
Standard Horizon Spectrum + VHF w/DSC
Hailer horn selector switch
(2) CAT LCD engine panels
VDO rudder angle indicator
VDO fuel gauge for day tank
Furuno RD-30 data gauge w/depth
Ritchie 5” compass
10.2” Furuno Nav Net GPS w/radar
Naiad Marine LCD stabilizer controls
PLC for ship’s alarms displayed on an LCD panel
Cabinet below helm w/(8) bilge pump control panels, Tank Watch 4 holding tank monitor, emergency stop for engine & manual fire system release

A leather upholstered Stidd style helm seat lies on a stainless steel pedestal.

Aft of the Pilothouse are four cabinet doors housing the main electrical panel, wine storage and six storage shelves. On the starboard side is a Pantograph door to the side deck. Just inboard, nine steps with step lights give comfortable access to the Flybridge.

To port within the Pilothouse is a second raised platform with a large C shaped settee for dining or observing the scenery while cruising. It easily seats five people and has an Avonite tabletop upon twin stainless steel bases. There are two additional drawers in the riser for the settee.

Companionway

From the starboard side of the Pilothouse five carpeted steps with step lights lead to the Accommodations. Along the way is an AC/DC subpanel for this area.

Four large cherry storage cabinets are outboard with a cherry topped shelf and two opening portholes above. Pleated shades behind an upholstered valance give privacy as needed.

Aft and down three steps is the Master Cabin. At the foot of the Companionway just outside the Master Cabin door is a Kenmore stacked washer and separate dryer behind twin cherry doors. Opposite is a cabinet for laundry necessities. Next forward is the twin berth en suite Cabin.

All the way forward is the en suite VIP Cabin.

Master Cabin

Accessed via a foyer with a marble and granite sole the Master is entered from the forward end with a king size island berth on the aft bulkhead centerline. Four drawers under the berth after generous storage. Either side of the berth are three drawer cherry topped nightstands. The upholstered Master Berth headboard is fastened to a beveled edge mirror flanked by twin single bulb accent sconce lights. The curved edge of the aft bulkhead blends nicely into the small mirrored soffit above. There are two LED lights as reading lights in the soffit.

To port of the berth is a walk in cedar lined hanging locker with a drink refrigerator within. Next forward in the cabin is a small two drawer chest followed by a two person upholstered settee followed by another smaller cedar lined auto lit hanging locker.

On the forward bulkhead of the Master Cabin is a built in Vizio 42” LED TV facing the berth with a cabinet to starboard housing a Sony AM/FM/AV receiver and a Sony DVD player.

Just below the TV is a two door burlwood storage cabinet. To port is the cabin’s entry door.

On the starboard side starting forward is another cedar lined auto lit hanging locker followed by three cherry storage drawers and a hinged top, lit, vanity with an upholstered stool. Next aft are four cherry drawers. Further aft is the access to the en suite Head.

Also in this cabin is a carpeted sole, eight LED overhead lights, digital AC controls, a smoke detector, a five channel stereo speaker system and plenty of burlwood accents. Port and starboard Soji screens conceal two opening stainless steel portholes each side.

Master Head

The Master Head has a bow front vanity with two storage cabinets and four drawers below an Avonite countertop. A Kohler under mount sink with two tone fixtures is above. Two beveled edge mirror medicine cabinets are above the sink. The toilet is a Head Hunter model. The sole is vinyl tiles. The shower is huge and has a clear glass door, handheld or wall mountable fixture, two LED lights and a door concealing the emergency escape from the Crew/Engine Room area.

Also in the head is an exhaust fan and three LED overhead lights.

Twin Guest Cabin

The Twin Guest Cabin is entered via the starboard side with the twin single berths off the aft bulkhead. Between the berths is a cherry topped three drawer nightstand. The aft bulkhead is mirrored with two goose neck reading lights at the berths.

Each berth has two drawers below opening towards the centerline. At the foot of the outboard berth is a cherry topped four drawer chest. Above is an opening stainless steel porthole with pleated shades behind an upholstered valance. The cabin has a two door cedar lined hanging locker at the entry.

Forward is the access to the en suite Head. Also in this cabin are digital AC controls, five overhead LED lights, a 24” Vizio LED TV, a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo and two overhead speakers plus a smoke alarm.

Guest Head

The Head has a bow front vanity to two cabinet doors below an Avonite countertop and an under mount Kholer sink with two tone fixtures above. Twin beveled edge mirrored medicine cabinet doors are above the sink. The toilet is a Head Hunter model. The sole is vinyl tile and the stall shower has a clear glass door, handheld or wall mountable fixture, a light and an exhaust fan. The overhead is mirrored with two LED lights above.

VIP Cabin

All the way forward is a queen size VIP with an island berth on centerline. There are two drawers under the berth and raised steps port and starboard for easy access. Built in cherry shelves serve as nightstands. The upholstered headboard is fastened to a beveled edge mirrored bulkhead with small halogen reading lights port and starboard.

A large deck hatch with a Sunbrella shade is above. To both port and starboard are sliding Soji screens with LED strip lights behind. Above are two port and two starboard unique hamper style cabinets. Below to both port and starboard are cherry topped four drawer chests of drawers.

Aft to starboard is a two door auto lit cedar lined hanging locker and the entrance to the cabin.

On the aft bulkhead of the cabin is a 24” Vizio LED TV and the entrance to the en suite Head.

Also in the VIP Cabin is a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo, two stereo speakers, digital AC controls, a carpeted sole, smoke alarm and seven overhead LED lights.

VIP Cabin Head

The Head has a bow front vanity to two cabinet doors below an Avonite countertop and an under mount Kohler sink with two tone fixtures above. Twin beveled edge mirrored medicine cabinet doors are above the sink. The toilet is a Head Hunter model. The sole is vinyl tile and the stall shower has a clear glass door, handheld or wall mountable fixture, seat, a light and an exhaust fan. The overhead is mirrored with two LED lights above.

Foredeck

Nonskid fiberglass decking
Maxwell 24V DC 3500 lb. vertical windlass w/chain gypsy & rope capstan
Up & down foot switches for windlass
Deck pipe
Chain stopper
200’ of 3/8” High test galvanized chain
88 lb. Delta anchor in stainless steel anchor chute
Freshwater anchor wash spigot
1.25” Stainless steel bow rails, double rail till Pilothouse
Stainless steel bollard type bow cleats
Stainless steel framed glass hatch into VIP
Stainless steel burgee staff at bow
Bow sun lounge w/removable cushions, stainless steel handrails & new weather cover
(2) Foredeck anchor locker access hatches
(5) LED courtesy lights
(3) Windshield wipers
Black Textulene windshield cover

Side Decks

Nonskid fiberglass decking
Twin stainless steel spring line cleats/hawse pipe combos mounted off the deck
International Navigation lights
Walk around side decks w/single rail & raised bulwarks
Midship rail break & fiberglass door
Deck drains to waterline
Teak step plates at boarding gates
Frameless windows at house side
Starboard side hookup for wired engine controls
Door for fuel fill inlets
Door for water fill inlets
(4) Port & (4) starboard overhead LED lights
Port & starboard freeing posts

Aft Deck

Teak over fiberglass decking
Built in aft bench seat w/removable Sunbrella, cushions, storage below & cover
Fixed Aft Deck table w/Avonite top on twin pedestals
Cabinet to port for refrigerator
(8) Overhead LED lights
Port & starboard boarding gates w/hinged FRP doors
Twin bollard type aft cleats w/side deck & aft fairleads
(4) Overhead speakers
(4) Teak folding chairs w/removable cushions
Remote plug in for wired engine control
Bow & stern thruster joystick controls
Freshwater wash down spigot
(6) Step stainless/teak ladder to Boat Deck w/handrails
Storage cabinet to starboard
(3) CCTV cameras port, center & starboard
Stainless steel sliding entry door to Salon
Removable stainless steel 48” flagstaff

Swim Platform Area

Integral swim platform w/teak over fiberglass decking
Removable stainless steel swim ladder
(5) Stainless steel hoop rails, outboard hoops hinge inwards
Hot & cold shower (inside clear door)
Pantograph Crew/Engine Room door on centerline
Locker for shore power & cable connections
Centerline bollard type cleat
Fueling station for (2) tanks
(6) Integral teak tread steps w/step lights to Aft Deck w/hinged stainless steel boarding gate at top
Freshwater wash down spigot
(2) Courtesy lights
Stainless steel rails port & starboard for swim platform boarding

Flybridge

Fiberglass nonskid decking
Large sliding stainless steel/glass hatch from Pilothouse area steps
Fiberglass radar arch with Integral fiberglass hardtop
Portside L shaped lounge w/removable Sunbrella cushions, storage below & cover
Avonite dining height table on twin pedestals in front of lounge
Starboard side 5 door fiberglass locker with Jenn Air electric BBQ, stainless steel sink, faucet and a Magic Chef fridge & storage cabinet
Fresh water wash down spigot
(2) 110V GFCI outlets
(2) Stereo speakers
EZ2CY 3 side enclosure, pins to hardtop to open
Venturi windscreen w/stainless steel handrail
(9) DC overhead lights in hardtop

Flybridge Helm

Centerline helm area w/excellent visibility offers the following features:

Mathers electronic single lever engine controls
Hynautic hydraulic power steering
Stainless steel helm wheel
(2) CAT LCD engine instruments
Ritchie 5” magnetic compass in chrome binnacle
Simrad AP26 autopilot
Garmin 12” 8600 series MFD for plotter/depth/CCTV camera
10.2” Furuno Nav Net multifunction display for radar/plotter
Standard Horizon Matrix AID/GPS/VHF
Furuno RD-30 data
VDO rudder angle indicator
VDO fuel gauge for day tank
ACR 100 quartz halogen searchlight w/remote control
ABT 24 volt bow thruster control
Vetus 24 volt stern thruster control
(2) Tracy upholstered helm seats
Helm cover
Engine start/stop switches
Battery parallel switch
ACR EPIRB

Boat Deck

Fiberglass nonskid decking
Hinged FRP hatch w/ladder to Aft Deck
Nautical Structures electric/hydraulic 1500 lb. 110V davit w/manual rotation
2010 13’ 400 DL Avon center console RIB w/console w/Garmin plotter & Icom 422 VHF
Yamaha 60 HP 4 stroke outboard
Tender chocks
Newer tender cover
(3) Forward facing chaise lounges w/removable Sunbrella cushions w/storage below for (2) spare props
Stainless steel safety rails
(2) Rod holders welded to rail
(2) LED courtesy lights
Deck drains
(4) FRP cabinets facing aft are perfect for storing all tender & Boat Deck necessities

Hardtop Equipment

Double hinged radar mast
4’ Open array Furuno radar scanner
(2) GPS antennas
KVH Trac Vision Y Sat TV antenna
Dual trumpet horns
(4) Folding fiberglass antennas
Hailer horn
(2) Starboard side steps to Hardtop w/grab rail on Hardtop

Crew Area

The Crew Area is entered via the watertight aft swim platform door and down three steps to an Amtico planked sole. The three steps move for access to the rudder room.

Just inside the door to port is a large wet locker. The Aft Deck shower on a long hose is just inside the door as well.

To starboard is a roomy cabin for two crew arranged in an over/under criss/cross fashion. There are two drawers below the lower bunk and a two door half height hanging locker below the upper bunk. Each bunk has a reading light. Aft is a bank of eight cherry drawers with a cherry top and a fiddled bookshelf above.

Also in the cabin is an Amtico wood floor, opening stainless steel portlight, two stereo speakers and four overhead LED lights.

Across the Main Companionway is the Crew Head.

Crew Head

The Crew Head is also handy for those swimming or who want access to a head without entering the main area of the yacht.

The bow front vanity has two cherry doors below and an Avonite countertop with a Kohler under mount sink with a single lever faucet above. A beveled edge mirrored medicine cabinet is above.

The toilet is a Head Hunger model set upon an Amtico sole.

The stall shower has a clear glass door, a shelf, a handheld or wall mounted shower fixture and an opaque glass opening stainless steel porthole.

Two LED lights are overhead.

Engine Room

(2) CAT C-18 1000 HP in line six cylinder diesel engines
CAT engine mounted gauge package w/additional tachometers
Naiad model 254 w/7.5 square foot fin stabilizer system
Underwater exhaust w/bypass system for low RPM
ABT 24 volt bow thruster w/12” dual prop
Vetus 24 volt stern thruster w/dedicated battery bank & charger
Engine Room ventilation system w/auto fire shutdown
Auto/man CO2 fire system for Engine Room
Hynautic power steering system
110 Volt oil change system (6 point) engines, transmissions, generator
(2) Engine driven emergency crash pumps
Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters w/vacuum gauges for each engine
(2) 30 Gallon Quick Recovery water heaters
Pressure freshwater system w/accumulator tank, pump new 3/20
Whole boat charcoal/sediment water filter
Auto sump pumps for showers
(8) Auto/manual bilge pumps
Fuel transfer pump w/fuel meter system & shutoff valves
(2) Hart pneumatic tank tender gauges for fuel water tanks (8) tanks
ZF 550V transmissions/vee drives w/2.51 to 1 ratio
8 Valve fuel transfer system w/Fill-Rite counter
Black water tank
Greg water tank
Groco sea strainers on engine & sea water intake valves
Engineered vibration & noise attenuation system
Anti vibration mounts for main engines, generator head pump, motor, AC compressors & cooling pump
FPR drip trays under engines
Five blade main props
Four blade spare props (stored on Flybridge)
PYI dripless shaft seals on rudders & prop shafts
(4) 110V Engine Room lights
(2) 110 Volt GFCI outlets
Emergency escape hatch from Engine Room into Master Stateroom
800 GPD SK water maker w/filtered flash option
Diamond pattern FRP decking
Centek generator mufflers w/air/water separators
(5) Direct Expansion AC compressors as follows:
Salon 30,000 BTU, rebuilt 3/20
Galley/Pilothouse 24,000 BTU, new 3/20
Master 16,000 BTU
Twin Cabin 6000 BTU
VIP Cabin 9000 BTU
(2) Engine coolant recovery bottles
Stainless steel safety rails around engine
4 Step vertical boarding ladder stored in Engine Room
Racor 500 fuel filter for each generator
Northern Lights gauge package for each generator
Spare Fortress FX-125 anchor
Underwater stand pipes for all disc hinges
Airsep engine crankage ventilation system
Hard coat marine exhaust
Fiberglass muffler system
ZF Cruise Command engine control computer
(6) Overhead rod holders
(3) Underwater lights

Electrical System

110/220 Volt 60 HZ AC shore power system
12/24 Volt DC power service
(4) 8D Batteries in fiberglass battery boxes for engines & house system
32 KW Northern Lights gen in sound shield, starboard side 2325 hours
20 KW Northern Lights gen in sound shield, portside 2326 hours
Battery parallel system at both helm stations
Dolphin 24 Volt 60 battery charger
50 Amp Vanner 12 UDC battery equalizer
Dedicated 12 volt electronics battery
100 Amp Glenndinning cable master w/100’ cord at stern
25 KVA isolation transformer
Copper strip & wire bonding system
Dynaplate grounding plate to yacht’s ground terminal boards
24V DC battery bank for windlass & bow thruster
PLC (programmable Logic controller) located at lower helm for generator alarm,
high bilge level alarm & smoke detector, both audio & visual alarms
50 Amp shore cord splitter
(5) Battery shutoff switches

Accommodation sub panel with:
(11) 24V breaker protected circuits
(3) 240V breaker protected circuits
(12) 120V breaker protected circuits

Main Engine Room switch panel with:
(3) Main breaker, shore port gen, starboard gen
(2) Rotary selector switches shore port gen starboard gen w/indicator light
Port gen analog volt, HZ & (2) amp meters
Starboard gen analog volt, HZ & (2) amp meters
Shore power gen analog volt, HZ & (2) amp meters

Engine Room AC breaker panel with:
(14) 220 Volt breaker protected circuits
(12) 110 Volt breaker protected circuits

Engine Room DC breaker panel with:
(20) 24 Volt breaker protected circuits
Analog voltmeter
Analog amp meter

Pilothouse Electrical Panel
Pilothouse AC panel with:
(3) 220 Volt breaker protected circuits
(28) 110 Volt breaker protected circuits
Analog voltmeter
(2) Analog amp meters

Pilothouse DC panel with:
(24) 24 Volt breaker protected circuits
(15) 12 Volt breaker protected circuits
12 Volt analog voltmeter
12 Volt analog amp meter
24 Volt analog amp meter
24 Volt analog voltmeter
Indicator lights for DC circuits

Sea Trial Data


RPM GPS Speed Load GPH Range


1500 12.4 45% 34 525
1800 13.5 61% 57 341
2000 15.2 80% 76 288
2100 16.2 88% 90 260
2300 19.0 100% 100 270

Remarks

VENTURE is a stylish motoryacht able to be handled by a cruising couple but large enough to offer a spacious Crew Cabin for anyone wanting more enjoyment and less work.

She offers big boat accommodations with a king size Master Suite, two other suites, Day Head and stairs to the Flybridge. Reliable CAT C-18’s in a huge Engine Room with Cheoy Lee’s “ship like systems” make maintenance easy.

VENTURE is clean, priced very attractively and for sale by a two boat owner. Take the tour, you will be impressed!

Exclusions

While every effort was made to list all pertinent included equipment aboard VENTURE, there are some personal belongings aboard. Prospective purchasers should assume any item not specifically mentioned herein will not convey at closing.

Disclaimer

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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