Cheoy Lee Wittholz 53

1977
Designer
Charles Wittholz
Builder
Cheoy Lee Shipyard
Association
Cheoy Lee Association Web Site
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG w/foam cored deck

Dimensions

Length Overall
52 11 / 16.2 m
Waterline Length
41 0 / 12.5 m
Beam
14 6 / 4.4 m
Draft
7 9 / 2.4 m
Displacement
43,760 lbs / 19,848 kg
Ballast
18,000 lbs / 8,165 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
1,284 ft2 / 119.3 m2
Total Sail Area
1,284.3 ft2 / 119.3 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
569.3 ft2 / 52.9 m2
P
57 6 / 17.5 m
E
19 9 / 6 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
715 ft2 / 66.4 m2
I
62 11 / 19.2 m
J
22 8 / 6.9 m
Forestay Length
66 11 / 20.4 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
4.236 M
HP
85
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
200 gal / 757 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
300 gal / 1,136 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.58 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.54
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
41.14
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
283.44
heavy
Comfort Ratio
42.73
heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.65
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Also advertised as CHEOY LEE 53 (1981).


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