Blue Bird

  • 55'
  • 1982
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • $204,000


Dramatic $45.0000 price reduction! Owner says to sell NOW and has reduced the price to encourage immediate offers!

The 55' Cheoy LRC is known for its voluminous space to accommodate guests in four staterooms for a comfortable extended period aboard. Blue Bird is currently owned by a lifelong sailor who has spent winters aboard in the Bahamas since his ownership 4 years ago. The owner has done detailed upgrades and maintenance to this very practical trawler. Blue Bird shows very well for her age, has numerous unique features and is ready to anywhere her next owner desires. Probably one of the most economical yachts for cruising the Bahamas, the Great Loop, and the PNW. 

Although previously USCG documented, this vessel is currently flying a British flag and not for sale to US residents while in US waters.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: CHEOY LEE
  • Category: Trawler
  • Model: LRC
  • Model Year: 1982
  • YearBuilt: 1982
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Bimini Top
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/8 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 55' 0" (16.76m)
  • LWL: 50' 0" (15.24m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 17' 2" (5.23m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 5' 4" (1.63m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 1,800 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: 2,500 Miles
  • Max Speed: 9 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: 2,200 RPM
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 80,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 900 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 280 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 2,500 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 7
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 8
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: Fiberglass
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: white
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Entrance is through the two side doors to the pilothouse or aft through the double aft deck doors to the salon. Starboard side stairs to master stateroom and ensuite head. Galley is starboard forward in area of open layout. Pilothouse forward of galley with built-in stairs to flybridge. Forward of galley are stairs to below deck where there are three cabins and two heads. Engine room entrance is in aft area of companionway.




New carpet throughout salon, galley, and companionway
Large elevating 42" flat screen TV in own cabinet w/Bose surround sound stereo
DVD/Video player
(9) Large windows w/screen blinds
Built-in full length sofa w/new cushions
Oval large table with expanding leafs
(2) Reclining chairs w/ottomans
Bar cabinet
Numerous cabinets & drawers
Air Conditioning & Heating controls


The Galley is located forward of the main salon and to starboard. Very convenient layout featuring:

Force 10 4-burner propane stove top with oven
Exhaust hood
(4) 64 lb propane tanks stored in flybridge cabinet
electric remote solenoid for propane
Panasonic Microwave
Maytag Stainless Steel side by side refrigerator with freezer with ice & water thru the door
Stainless steel double sinks with disposal and water purifier system.
Wine glass racks
Numerous cupboards & drawers


Watch berth
Numerous drawers and cabinets
Port & Starboard side sliding deck doors
Hatch to flybridge w/automatic opening vent


Pilothouse Electronics

Single Side Band HF Marine IC-M802 w/Distress
162 MHz Weather Alert NOAA System
Quartz Hi/Lo Tide Clock
GPS Chart 150C Standard Horizon
Garmin Fishfinder 320C
HDTV Flat screen TV in wheel house as part of the Multiplexer Camera System
Danforth Compass
Raytheon ST80 MultiView depth/speed
Raytheon ST6001 Autopilot with ST6000R Remote
Raytheon ST60 Wind/Speed/Direction
Raytheon L1250 Radar
Tellular Telephone System
ProSine Control ACS Xantrex 3000 Watt Inverter System
Tank Levelers Inclinators
Fireboy Engine Fire Suppression System
Pump Controls
WesMar CPS1000 Gyro Controlled Stabilizing System
Raytheon VHF and Portable Raytheon Icom VHF Waterproof IC-M32
Davis Vantage ProWeather System
Complete engine controls and gauges
Twin SearchLite Controls
Alarm System for 3 bilges
Engine room temperature and propane gauges.
Anchor foot controls
(2) Fans
Air Conditioning & Heating controls

Lower Companionway

Entrance forward of galley via stairwell
Aft is entrance to engine room
(3) Staterooms & (2) Heads
Forward on port side is the stacked washer and dryer

Master Stateroom

Entrance from aft starboard side of salon.Staggered steps down to master
Queen size walk around berth
Built-in bookshelves
(2) Nightlights over berth
Wrap around cabinets w/ numerous drawers
Office style built-in desk
(4) Opening portholes w/shades
(2) Opening window hatches
Chest of (3) large clothes drawers
Hanging locker
Drop down TV & DVD player
Air Conditioning & Heating controls

Master Head

SS sink w/vanity cabinet and mirror
Vacuflush head
Walk-in shower stall
Opening porthole
Ventilation fan

Starboard Side Guest Stateroom

(2) twin single berths w/shared nightstand
(2) night lights
(2) Opening portholes w/shades & screens
Desk w/mirror
(6) Built-in drawers
Hanging closet
Air Conditioning & Heating controls
Stereo speakers

Companionway Guest Head

Walk-in shower w/fan
SS sink w/granite countertop and vanity
Vacuflush head
Opening porthole w/shade

Port Side Guest Stateroom

Twin bunk single berths
(2) Opening portholes w/shades
Hanging closet
AC controls
Entrance to private guest head
Air Conditioning & Heating controls

Forward Guest Stateroom

Twin V berths w/filler for larger berth
Chest of (6) drawers
Hanging closet
(4) Opening portholes & hatch

Engine Room & Mechanics

The walk in stand up engine room is accessed via the aft end of the passageway below decks. Non skid aluminum check plate sole. Fluorescent lighting and loads of ventilation.

Twin Caterpillar 3208 naturally aspirated diesels @ 210 hp each w/2400 hours SMOH
All head pumps and hoses changed 2012
AC,blackwater, grey water, and fresh water pumps changed 2015Metal fixed workbench with rails is mounted over the port engine
Twin Disc Transmissions (2.96:1)
Wesmar Stabilizers w/new seals 2015
Fire hose pump system
Electric priming pump
(4) Racor fuel filters for engines
(2) Racor filters for generators
Glendinning Synchronizers
(2009) Spectra Water Making System w/20 Micron and 5 Micron filters (not currently working 3/16)
Multiple battery banks
Fuel polishing system with transfer ability
Racor filtering system for each main engine and for gensets
Oil changing system
Battery management system
Engine guards
Halon 1301 fire suppression system
(4) Fuel tanks with sight gauges
Prop shafts new 2012
Refurbished prop
(3) sets of props
(4) Bilge pumps
Backup 12VDC fresh water pump

Electrical System

All AC and DC wiring was renewed during a refit about 6 years ago.

110v and 240v systems
12 DC systems
(2) 9KW Onan generators w/sound shields w/approx 1800 hrs
40 amp Newmar 12 v battery charger
3000 watt ProSine Inverter
150 amp Inverter charger
2 - 50 amp Receptacles
6 MarineAir air conditioning systems with SMX control panels
4 New 12V "D" Series Batteries/2 "D" batteries 4 years old

Fly Bridge

Complete engine controls and gauges
Raytheon Radar
Azimuth Compass
SearchLite System
Raytheon ST80 MultiView System
Depth/Speed, Raytheon Auto Pilot.
Anchor foot controls
Large SS wheel
(2) Helm seats
(2) Large area cushioned seating areas w/storage underneath
SS Grill in cabinet
(4) 30lb Propane tanks in mast closet
Electric Mast
(4) Spotlights


Lounge area w/cushions w/storage underneath
Capstan windlass w/twin anchors each with 200' 3/8" chain
Fire hose outlet

Aft Deck & Swim Platform

Double sliding doors
Fiberglass non-skid deck
Boarding door to swim platform
Electric controls for lift operating swim platform
Teak swim platform w/guard rail & swim ladder
(2) Lounge chairs
Side deck plexiglass doors

Deck Equipment

Ideal Hydraulic Windlass, 3/8" chain
110 lb CQR plough and 66 lb Bruce and a Fortress FX-55 anchors
dock lines
ACR 406 EPIRB good thru May 2011
Nautical Structures Aluminum Davit with hydraulic winch (1200 lb. capacity) and retrieval winch
16 Opening ports
Transom mounted ladder
13'6" Boston Whaler with custom console/bimini and 40 hp Mercury 4 stroke 100hrs
electrically lowering radar mast for low bridges
4 bladed bronze props presently mounted 30" x 22",
(2) sets of 3 Bladed bronze spare props
Bimini top fore and aft of arch w/new bimini
Avon four person hard bottom inflatable dinghy w/2.5hp Mercury OB 4hrs
Portable Ice maker
New cushions on flybridge & foredeck
Mast rebuilt 2012