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1996 Cheoy Lee 145' Island Heiress

$ 9,999,995

Island Heiress is a 1996 Cheoy Lee 145' 145 Global Series Long Range TriDeck listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Jeroen Landeweer. Jeroen can be reached at 1-772-486-9924 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Cheoy Lee Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

145 Cheoy Lee 1996/2015, ISLAND HEIRESS

With over 150 years of ship and yacht construction and over 5000 vessels delivered, the quality and performance of Cheoy Lee Yachts are appreciated world-wide. Over 60 years ago, Cheoy Lee Shipyards pioneered the use of fiberglass composite construction for offshore yachts. ISLAND HEIRESS, a 145’ Cheoy Lee Trideck Motor Yacht, was launched in 1996 as part of Cheoy Lee’s Global Series, capable of passaging the world’s oceans.

ISLAND HEIRESS underwent a comprehensive refit from 2012 to completion in 2017, that included hull bottom modifications with prop tunnels and reinforced bow area to broaden her ocean navigation range to include any of the world’s oceans from Arctic ice to the shallow waters around the Bahamas. She was completely repowered with Caterpillar C32 1800hp Main engines and ZF transmissions She was completely repowered with Caterpillar C32 1800hp Main engines and ZF transmissions during the rebuild.The refit was supervised by Naval Architecture firm, Arthur Barbeito and Associates, Inc. of Miami, FL along with Marine Surveyors, Marc Slakoff and Associates, Inc. ISLAND HEIRESS’s ship-like, contemporary appearance belies her years and 145-ft length. Designed for long-range global cruising, her refit also modernized her electronics and systems to current state-of-the-art superyacht levels.

One such system is the new $250,000 Crestron AV system that powers the entertainment system throughout the ISLAND HEIRESS allowing all areas to view SAT TV (USA or GLA), KVH IP Mobile Cast, Apple TV, iPod, Navigation using TSAT (Touch Screen Automation Technology), and the cameras. All are remotely controlled via the Crestron app on iPads. The salon, sky lounge, and master suite feature surround sound systems with Crestron speakers discreetly located in overheads, while the five guest suites, captain’s suite, and crew lounge feature stereo audio through Crestron Swamp amplifiers and speakers. Speakers and subwoofers provide audio in the sundeck area, and a pair of speakers in the bow, forward pilothouse, main aft deck, and sky lounge provide audio entertainment. Video distribution is high definition 1080p in all locations. Crestron’s Swamp amplifier system is a fully scalable audio distribution system capable of delivering high-output audiophile sound quality to every area with less cabling and low power consumption.

The entire redesign and rebuild cost was nearly $7million, but to replace a yacht of this caliber styling, technology, equipment, construction, and passage capability would be $40,000,000 today, making ISLAND HEIRESS an excellent value in the world market.

"Island Heiress" is a 1995 Cheoy Lee and features an exterior design by Mulder Design. Cheoy Lee has launched over 5200 yachts, making it one of the most experienced and accomplished yards in the world. 

She accommodates 14 guests in 6 spacious ensuite staterooms, as well as 9 full time crew. Her exterior deck spaces are vast and comfortable, offering plenty of space for toy storage, as well as large lounging and dining areas. She features a strong and time-tested GRP hull that sits in excellent structural condition, as well as recently installed twin Caterpillar C32’s with 3700 hours. 

She has been meticulously maintained by an excellent charter crew, and has been consistently upgraded her entire life. Her reconfigured flybridge features a full bar and jacuzzi, and offers incredible 360-degree views. She is in turn-key condition and ready for a new owner.


  • Price USD:$ 9,999,995
  • Builder:

    Cheoy Lee

  • Model:

    145 Global Series Long Range TriDeck

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 145 ft in
  • Display Length: 145 ft
  • Beam: 29'
  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

  • Water Capacity: 3800 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 22000 gals
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar C32
  • Engine 1: 3700.00 HRS 1800.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 3700.00 HRS 1800.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Exterior Design:

Cheoy Lee pulled out all the stops when building ISLAND HEIRESS. Her hull is sleek and refined, whilst her revamped deck spaces are vast and well designed. ISLAND HEIRESS is equally well suited to alfresco living, exploration and total relaxation. She’s the perfect yacht to escape the modern world or to draw attention at every port of call.

Interior Design:

ISLAND HEIRESS features a spacious interior with timeless decor, inspired by Gloria Lo-Gross. Her large sky lounge is the perfect family space, offering guests a games table and home cinema, whilst her salon offers formal dining for up to 10 guests. She boasts a full-beam master stateroom on her main deck, three Queen staterooms and two twin staterooms on her lower deck, all of which are equipped with the latest audio-visual entertainment and en-suite facilities.

Top Features:

Perhaps one of ISLAND HEIRESS’ outstanding spaces is her reconfigured flybridge, featuring a Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar, perfect for drinks with your charter group. Her sundeck offers guests shaded alfresco seating, sun pads and spectacular views of her cruising grounds. It goes without saying that ISLAND HEIRESS features a vast array of tenders and Water toys, as well as a full Scuba program with certification courses available. Her inflatable giant water slide and climbing wall are perfect for all ages and only add to her appeal.

Cruising Performance:

As her name suggests, ISLAND HEIRESS offers guests the perfect mega yacht to explore the world’s most spectacular islands. These include the British and US Virgin Islands, the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands in winter and the Bahamas all year round. With a cruising speed of 12 knots and a top speed of 17 knots, you can do so in style onboard ISLAND HEIRESS.



  • GUESTS: 14 (cruising & sleeping)
  • (10) CREW


  • Full Bar added 2021
  • Teak flooring - 2021
  • Starlink added 2020
  • Soft furnishings - 2021


  • Soft furnishings - 2021
  • Overhead Ceiling Panels - 2021


  • Soft furnishings - 2021
  • Overhead Ceiling Panels - 2021
  • Cooking lines in Galley replaced in 2019
  • Bar Stools reupholstered in 2021
  • New Teak Bow - 2021


  • Air Handlers replaced in 2021/22


  • Bottom paint - summer 2023
  • Prop Speed - summer 2023
  • All out-of-water service concluded summer 2023


  • BUILT / REFIT    1996 / 2013-14 & 2019-21
  • BUILDER: Cheoy Lee
  • MODEL: Global
  • EXTERIOR DESIGNER: Mulder Design
  • INTERIOR DESIGNER: Gloria Lo-Gross


  • LENGTH: 44.2m (145'00")
  • BEAM: 8.84m (29'00")
  • DRAFT: 2.44m (8'00")
  • HULL MATERIAL: Composite


  • CRUISING SPEED: 12 Knots
  • MAX SPEED: 17 Knots
  • RANGE: 4,000 nm
  • ENGINES: 2 x Caterpillar (1,800 hp)


  • New Engines 2013 - (2) 1800hp CAT C32 Diesels - 3700 hrs.
  • New Generators 2020 - (2) x Caterpillar C4.4 (86kW)
  • Most Air Handlers were replaced in 2021/22
  • All mechanical technical items are fully up-to-date.


  • FLAG: Marshall Islands

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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.


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