|Location:||Fort Lauderdale Florida United States|
|Model:||68 Motor Yacht|
|Beam:||18.91 ft / 5.76 m|
|Max Draft:||5.5 / 1.67 m|
|Engine Model:||CAT C-18 1000hp 2572hrs|
|Fuel:||1,600.00 Gal Diesel|
|Water Capacity:||430.00 Gal|
VENTURE is 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’ motor yachts.
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 barstools 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.
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 has a brand new (1/21) wood sole, has a mirrored bulkhead forward to starboard, digital AC controls and a folding accordion style shade for the aft Salon entry door.
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.
The Lower Helm is well forward behind a four panel windshield. The helm itself is up one step for increased visibility.
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 wood 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.
The entire area has Amtico flooring to match the adjacent Galley area.
From the starboard side of the Pilothouse five wood 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.
This area was treated to the same new wood sole as the Salon (1/21).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Centerline helm area w/excellent visibility offers the following features:
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.
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.
Accommodation sub panel with:
Main Engine Room switch panel with:
Engine Room AC breaker panel with:
Engine Room DC breaker panel with:
Pilothouse Electrical Panel
Pilothouse AC panel with:
Pilothouse DC panel with:
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
VENTURE is a stylish motor yacht 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!
Contact: Jeff Stanley
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