Published: Thursday, 24 November 2011

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Cheoy Lee, one of Hong Kong’s biggest and oldest names in yacht building, has recently released its new Alpha 76. This is a much sleeker yacht than the yard is typically known for. It’s recent launches over the past few years have included two long-range exploration superyachts (Marco Polo and Mazu), and its trawler series the Serenity. With Alpha 76, the yard is clearly looking for more speed and swish.

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The first yacht off the line is now in the US, where it appeared at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale Show. With its length overall of 23.35 metres, the Alpha 76 has a sturdy construction of Resin-infused carbon/E-glass compsites in the hull, engineered by Gurit. Vinyl ester resins were used throughout the build in both hull and superstructure, with an epoxy barrier on the hull bottom. Integral fibreglass tanks both reduce weight and add to the structural integrity of the yacht, which comes with CE classification.

Onboard comforts include a Jacuzzi on the sport deck, a multimedia entertainment system both fore and aft, and adjustable tables at the main seating areas.

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