This Boat is Off Market

  • Off Market
  • $119,000
  • Sail / Cruisers
  • Cheoy Lee / John Alden Ketch
  • 1970 / Used
  • 50' / 13'2"
  • 1970 Perkins 6-354
  • 130 hp
  • 2400 hrs
  • Diesel

Cruisers 1970 Cheoy Lee John Alden Ketch listed by Edwards Yacht Sales (Off Market)

  • Last advertised price $119,000
  • Powered by single Perkins 6-354 / 130 hp / 2400 hrs
  • Off Market since Dec 29th 2014

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This John Alden Design, built of Cheoy Lee Quality was launched in 1970. She has been lovingly maintained by three successive owners over the past 43 years. The Lady Pirate is a very seaworthy vessel and has cruised extensively, while making fast, comfortable passages. Her standing rigging was replaced in the late 1980's and the sails are in good to excellent shape. All of her canvas was recently replaced, in addition adding hatch covers to her complement. She has been on the hard for 6 years. The care Lady P. has been given, shows in the regular maintenance she receives. Every spring and fall her fuel is tested and the engine started. Each winter the systems have been winterized. Below you will find just how attentive her caretakers were to maintaining her original old world character and maintaining her to high standards. All of her interior was beautifully refinished shortly before she was dry docked. Notice how her interior photos absolutely shimmer! This classic beauty is truly a diamond in the rough!

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Boat Name
Lady Pirate

Builder: Cheoy Lee
Designer: John Alden
Keel: Full

LOA: 50 ft 4 in
Beam: 13 ft 2 in
LWL: 34 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 0 in
Displacement: 40000 lbs
Ballast: 13000 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1970
Engine Model: 6-354
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2400
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine(s) Total Power: 130 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (200 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1

CD player - Pioneer CX5719 MP3/WMA with remote
Navigation center - Most of the electronics are from 20 yrs ago, so you will have satisfaction of choosing your own preference
Radar Detector - Furuno
Compass - Danforth Corsair 4
GPS - Garmin GPS map 162
Depthsounder - Brookes Gatehouse in the nav station, wheel house cockpit
Wind speed and direction - Hengist wind indicator in the nav station and Brookes Gatehouse wind speed and direction in the cockpit
Autopilot - Wagner Pilot MK2 for interior helm
Log-speedometer - Broookes Gate house knot meter in the wheel house and cockpit. A Harrier log in the wheel house.
Radar - Furuno 2400
VHF - ICom VHF IC 735

Furling genoa - Has ProFurling hardware
Battened mainsail
Storm jib - The staysail is club footed and self tacking

Steering wheel - Beautiful kept traditional steering wheel stored inside the boat with cover.
Electric winch - Ideal electric Anchor Windlass with wildcat and drum.
Spinnaker pole - She has 2 spinnaker poles stored on the mast on tracks.

Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump - 2 - 3700 gallon per hour Rule Bilge pumps on independent float switches, bilge high water alarm on independent float switch
Hot water - Stainless steel engine heat exchanger and water heater
Manual bilge pump - Manual gusher in cockpit locker, manual bilge pump below sole in galley.

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Inverter - Xantrex heavy duty battery charger, 3000 watt inverter.

Outside Equipment/Extras
Radar reflector - Faruno
Tender - 8' RIB
Swimming ladder - Folding wooden

Genoa cover - Roller furling cover.
Mainsail cover


Cheoy Lee pioneered fiberglass construction in the fifty's and is well known for their high quality sea worthy vessels. Lady Pirate is no exception here. She is heavily constructed of fiberglass with lead ballast and stainless steel fiberglass encased rudder. Topsides, teak overlays fiberglass on the deck and pilothouse to produce a very sound hull and deck. This attention to quality craftsmanship has incurred no blisters through the years! Her teak interior shines from being newly refinished!

Additional Information

Lady Pirate is the only Cheoy Lee Offshore 50 built with the John Alden layout. From the cockpit, you enter a spacious deckhouse with galley aft to port, a dropleaf table forward of the galley to port and four swiveling hand carved captains chairs. She has an interior helm and quarter berth to starboard. Moving forward you enter the main saloon with a full chart table to starboard. To port is a settee that converts to a double berth, with a pilot berth outboard to port. There is also a drop down table for cozy dining in the main saloon. Continuing forward there is a full height vanity to starboard. There are cabinets, a mirror and drawers for storage. To port of the vanity is the head and shower. In the bow is a V-berth that converts to a king-size bed. There is a wash basin and vanity in this cabin as well. The large forward hatch can be accessed by a stainless ladder for easy access on deck. Forward of the V-Berth is the chain locker accessed by a teak door. The locker is well laid out to accommodate chain and line in separate areas.


The galley has a Shipmate 3 burner propane stove with oven, a side entrance 12 volt refrigerator freezer and an engine driven refrigerator freezer and double stainless steel sink. There is plenty of storage for pots pans, dishes and flat ware. A convenient and large spice cabinet is placed in easy reach of the stove and then there is the charm of nautical reliefs, eagle cutouts and oil electric lamps abounding everywhere to give this a truly unique interior throughout the boat to treasure!

Ground tackle

She comes with an 88 pound Delta, a 75 pound CQR, a 45 pound CQR, a 40 pound Danforth, 400 feet of 3/8 inch high test on Delta and other anchor rodes with chain line.

In conclusion

The Lady Pirate is a vessel worthy of lavishing all your loving attention on her! She has been written up in a newspaper, extolling her beauty! Whenever and wherever she has arrived in a new harbor she commanded attention and admiration. She was designed to be sailed by two people easily, yet her present owners are aging out of safely maintaining and cruising her. Lady Pirate's beautiful classic lines, wonderfully maintained old world character and quality construction are the right combination for a new owner to be as passionate about her sailing characteristics and beauty as the previous owners were!

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