The Chinese shipyard Cheoy Lee Yachts choose the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show to unveil their brand new 76′ Alpha Express.
The Alpha 76′ is an exciting new direction for Cheoy Lee Yachts, a company perhaps best known for its high quality expedition style yachts that favour comfort, quiet and vibration-free running over speed.
Michael Peters Yacht Design, with many industry awards for design excellence, was selected to design the yacht. The concept for the Express was for a fast contemporary yacht with global appeal. Exterior features include alfresco dining, sunbeds, aft deck Jacuzzi and an extra-large swim platform. Every area of the deck is utilized from bow to stern, giving one of the largest entertainment areas in the 70s’ class. Complete with a full sized tender in the stern garage, the Alpha Express 76′ can carry a surprising amount of onboard water toys.
The hull form is well-tested and proven on hundreds of boats up to and beyond 40 knots. More than just looking fast at the dock, the Alpha 76′ will prove to run with the best in any sea.
Luiz de Basto Designs studio designed an interior that is also practical, giving the Cheoy Lee Alpha 76 the feeling of a much larger yacht.
All Cheoy Lee hulls, and now the Alpha 76′, are monocoque constructed (a technique used in aircraft construction) which enables all structural components to bond to the hull to work together to significantly increase hull strength, integrity and “work as one”. The monocoque technique allows virtually all of the stress that the yacht is subjected to during its operation to be spread out throughout the entire hull rather than limited to one specific area. This greatly increases the overall integrity of the yacht.
Cheoy Lee Yachts has been family owned and operated since 1870.