1986 53' Cheoy Lee 53 Motorsailor

Annapolis, MD

Happy Heart

Happy Heart, a 1986 Cheoy Lee 53 Motorsailor, needs a new home.  This yacht, built to the highest standards and refit to match will go anywhere on the planet with the comfort of home  Her twin screws (Ford Lehman 2 x 90 hp) will push her at 8 knots for about 2500 nm (pull out the sails and the range is practically unlimited).  Her fuel tanks hold 1100Gal of diesel and equipped with a water maker  you should not have drinking or bathing issues on your adventures.  Her genset (12kW) will keep Happy Heart fully powered while at anchor., turning Happy Heart into a full functional home/office with email, washer/dryer, air conditioning/heat, water pressure, hot water, ad the list goes on.  Come see her today.  Call for a list of upgrades and refit.



  • Model53 Motorsailor
  • Model Year1986
  • LOA53 ft
  • Beam16.67 ft
  • Minimum Draft6.17 ft
  • Engines Total Power180 hp
  • Number of Engines2
  • Engine BrandFord
  • Engine ModelLehman
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Engine Power90 horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Cruising Speed8 kn
  • Maximum Speed9 kn
  • Fresh Water Tanks350 gallon
  • Fuel Tanks1100 gallon
  • Holding Tanks52 gallon

Happy Heart, with her spacious 3 private staterooms, provides for sleeping up to 8 guests.  the full width, centerline master cabin is located aft with en suite head with sperate shower.   

  • Sea Frost 12v (2019)
  • Thermador Electric Stove 220v
  • Convection Microwave (2017)
  • Double Corian Sinks
  • U-Line Ice Maker (2019)
  • Corian Counters
Hull and Deck
  • New barrier coat (2019)
  • New anti-fouling (2019)
  • Awlgrip Hull and Deck (2019)
  • 110lb Delta anchor with 300' chain (3/8" high tensile)
  • 140lbs Custom Anchor (stainless Steel) with 50' chain (3/8" high tensile) and 200' 3/4 nylon rode
  • Electric Windlass (new motor 2017)
  • Fiberglass Non-skid deck (teak removed 2001)
  • Hard Top Bimini (Atlantic Towers - 2018) at outside hem station with eisenglass curtains
  • Anchor wash down forward
  •  Fresh Water Shower aft
  • Magnum BBQ w 10lbs propane bottle
  • Simpson Stainless Steel electric dinghy davits
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Morse Controls (cables replaced 2018)
  • Emergency Tiller
  • 2 dock boxes on deck
  • Tracey Steps
Electrical and Mechanical
  • Port and Starboard 90hp Ford Lehman Diesels
  • High output alternators
  • 12 kw Norther Lights Generator
  • Village Marine - 12v Water Maker (150gal/day)
  • Head Hunter Heads (2)
  • Oil Change System for Lehman engines and Genset
  • 500 Racor fuel filter (genset)
  • 1000 Racor fuel polishing system (Lehman Engines)
  • Blige Pumps (electric) - 1 forward, 1 pantry area, 2 (high and low offsets) engine room with one manual 
  • Magnum Inverter/Charger 2500 W (2018)
  • Kiddie Fire suppression system - FE241
  • 6V AGM Batteries
  • Kariba Washer/Dryer combo
  • Electric bow thruster with dedicated battery and charger
  • Cruise Air reverse Cycle air conditioning (5 units)
  • Thermapure Treatment Stations (2) Type 1
  • Cablemaster w/ 50A shore power chord
  • 45' 50A shore power chord 



Sails & Rigging
  • Hood in-mast furling system (electric)
  • Mainsail - dacron (2003)
  • Profurl Electric Headsail Furling System (2019)
  • Genoa 130% - dacron (2003)
  • ICW Friendly - Mast 63' from water
  • Keel Stepped, Double Spreader Mast
  • Stainless Steal wire rigging with Norseman terminals
  • Barient Self Tailing winches
  • Chain Plates replaced 2007
  • New  10/18 - Main Halyard, Port Spinnaker Halyard, Staysail halyard, Port jib Halyard, Starboard Jib Halyard, Boom Topping Lift, Mainsail Outhaul
  • New Boom Vang System (2018)
  • B&G Autopilot (2017)
  • B&G Depth, Wind and Log (2017) Triton 2 Digital Display Package
  • B&G Repeaters (pilothouse)
  • Simrad Sonic Hub (2017) with Bluetooth
  • B&G Forward Scan Sounder (2017)
  • Simrad NAIS-400 System, Class B AIS Transponder
  • B&G Zeus 2-9" Reman w 4G Radar, Insight and C-MAP Max-N
  • Simrad GoFree WiFi-1 Module
  • SImrad/B&G WM-3 SiriusXM Satelite Radio and Weather
  • Lowarnce NEP-2 Network Expansion Port
  • Icom 710 SSB
  • Pactor II email via SSB (2001)
  • TV and DVD player
  • EPRIB (New battery 2016)
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.

An avid sailor and fisherman, I bring to you over 45 years of on the water experience with over 8000 blue water miles.  Through the years I have enjoyed a variety of positions in the marine industry - a former director of the J-World Sailing schools, rigger, professional coach, and yacht racer, delivery crew and captain. I bring to you a vast understanding of boats large and small, monohulls to multihulls and sailing or power.  If you are looking to sell your yacht please give me a call or text to 443 822 0984 or send me an email at chris@sjyachts.com.  

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