DISCOVERY Discovery 55 for sale

Portland, United Kingdom

£625,000 GBP

General information
DISCOVERY Discovery 55
Used sail boat for sale
£625,000 GBP
Name of boat
Length overall
16.99 metres
4.77 metres
Portland, United Kingdom

About this DISCOVERY Discovery 55



RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”.


Hull Construction:

  • Construction to Lloyds.
  • Heavy duty GRP moulding, hand laid up to Discovery's precise laminating procedures.
  • Vinylester resins are used throughout the hull for added strength and osmosis prevention.
  • A kevlar layer forward further enhances the impact strength of the hull.
  • Non-pigmented gel is used below the waterline to help prevent osmosis.
  • 2-layers of epoxy as a barrier against moisture ingress.
  • Boot top lines upper in Blue.
  • Cavita line in gel coat 40mm thick - Blue.
  • Cooper coat antifoul – new 2019.


Deck Construction:

  • Composite moulded GRP dual construction with core providing strength, thermal and acoustic insulation.
  • All load-bearing areas have marine-ply core and backing plates for added strength.
  • Teak decks & capping rail.
  • Joined to the hull with bonding paste and stainless bolts for strength.
  • All bulkheads are laminated with epoxy paste into the deck for strength and stiffness.
  • Deck incorporates 2 x lockers in the transom, 2 x lazarette steps, self-draining gas locker, liferaft locker amidships, fold out bathing ladder, shower with hot and cold water.
  • Black mullions on saloon windows.


Keel & Rudder:

  • 9,500kg (20,900lb) shaped lead keel and a depth of 2.23m (7’3”) provides a ballast ratio of 42% providing maximum stability and comfort.
  • 1060mm leather covered stainless wheel controlling a Lewmar Mamba, solid rod steering system, providing direct & positive steering.
  • Semi-balanced and substantially kevlar reinforced half skeg rudder.
  • Emergency tiller fits directly to the top via a stainless deck access plate.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 1 x Yanmar 4LHA-HTP 160hp diesel engine with gearbox ratio of 2.68:1.
  • Engine room in lined with fire retardant insulation faced to avoid contamination.
  • Ventilation ducting is also sound insulated where required.
  • Racor twin fuel filter with alarm.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours – 2430 – November 2022.
  • Engine last serviced: February 2022.
  • Cruising speed – approx 8 knots @ 2000rpm (on overdrive).
  • Maximum speed – approx 9 knots @ 3500rpm.
  • Fuel consumption at cruising speed – approx 10.5litres per hour.
  • Range @ cruising speed – approx 900Nm.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Three-blade 24" diameter Gori propeller.
  • Stainless steel Morse control.
  • Shaft mounted rope cutter.
  • Single steering pedestal with raised curved seat for good forward visibility and comfort.
  • Maxpower 125 composite bow thruster.
  • 42" stainless steel wheel with beige leather covering.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 220v sockets throughout.
  • All wiring is tinned, multi-strand marine cable.
  • Heavy-duty battery switches isolate all circuits apart from the independent bilge pump system.
  • USA shorepower option & isolation transformer.


Battery Banks:

  • Upgraded Lithium Ion batteries with Mastervolt system (600 Ampere Hours).
  • Bow thruster battery.
  • 12volt batteries for engine and generator.


Battery Chargers:

  • Battery charging via shore power, or on board generator (or engine).
  • Mastervolt inverter/charger. Able to be charged with any voltage (reg if in the USA).
  • Bow thruster.battery charged from main battery bank.



  • Dual alternators (12V and 24V).



  • New 2021 7 kva Onan generator.
  • Sound insulation for generator.
  • Generator hours – minimal.


Shore Power:

  • 220v shore power connection and lead with RCD protection.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Pressurised hot and cold fresh water for sinks, showers.
  • Electric flush toilets forward & aft – (ability to switch to saltwater).
  • Sink manual fresh water backup foot pump.
  • Saltwater pressurised deck & anchor wash.
  • Freshwater deck wash system with outlet in cockpit.
  • Hot tub plumping in cockpit.



  • Seafresh H206A water maker, 102 litres/hr.


Bilge Pumps:

  • The interior drains via limber holes to a deep sump fitted with high output electric bilge pump.
  • There is also an electric bilge pump for the forward sail locker.
  • There is a separate bilge pump for the aft lazerettes.
  • The two main pumps are fitted with automatic floats and 2 position switch.
  • A manual bilge pump fitted with strum box can be operated from the cockpit.



  • 3 x Diesel high-density polyethylene tanks with baffles and inspection hatches.
  • Total capacity 1300 litres.
  • Each tank has a drain point at the bottom to permit the removal of water or contaminants.


Fresh Water:

  • 2 x Fresh water food grade high density polyethylene tanks from Tec Tanks, fitted with inspection hatches and baffles. Tanks 1 and 2 are approximately 450 litres each.


Grey/Blackwater Holding Tanks:

  • 2 x Blackwater tanks each of approximately 60 litres.
  • Grey water holding tank of 170 litres above the keel sump with electric pump out.

Navigation Equipment

Navigation – on Deck.

  • Raymarine GPS C90W & integral radar display at helm.
  • Raymarine auto pilot at helm.
  • Raymarine ST60 depth, wind and log system.
  • Furuno GP33 fixed GPS with antenna on stern rail - linked to VHF.
  • Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS antenna.
  • 4KW HD Raymarine radar with brackets and cabling.
  • ICOM 505 VHF, fitted with loud hailer on mast.


Navigation – at Chart Table:

  • Raymarine hybrid touch GPS & radar.
  • Furuno Navtex.
  • Raymarine smart pilot controller – handheld wireless remote autopilot.
  • Raymarine AIS 500 send and receive.
  • Wi-Fi antenna fitted to the transom (WL510 with wireless capability).
  • Red Box communications system wired for Satphone.

Domestic Equipment


  • GN Espace fully gimballed gas cooker with four burners, grill and oven.
  • Stainless steel self-contained fridge unit.
  • Stainless steel self-contained freezer unit.
  • 240v microwave.
  • Permanent gas supply and bayonet fitting to barbeque.
  • Discovery waste chute design and waste bin.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Full tropical air conditioning.
  • Eberspacher hydronic 10, 24v heater system.
  • Additional coil fitted in the calorifier feed from the Eberspacher.
  • Eberspacher heater outlet fitted to forward heads.
  • 220V electric heated towel rails fitted to both heads.
  • Fans fitted, 2 in the pullmans, 2 in the forward cabin, 2 in the aft cabin, 1 in the galley.



  • 20" Flat screen in saloon with padded cover.
  • Sony stereo FM/AM radio and CD player.
  • Pair of speakers in saloon & cockpit.
  • Alpine 9861 DVD/CD/tuner, multi region with iPod interface.



  • LED lighting throughout.
  • Additional 2 x LED bendy lights fitted forward saloon.
  • Additional reading light fitted in aft cabin.
  • Upgraded navigation lights to aluminium Lopolight LED (tricolour, anchor, steaming, port, starboard & stern lights).
  • Additional boom light over pedestal.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • 7 berths in 3 cabins & pilot berth.
  • Interior joinery in Crown cut oak.
  • Maple & teak flooring throughout.
  • Doors in crown cut oak in centre, cross banding to outer and trimmed in Maple.
  • Galley Corian in Everest.
  • Heads Corian in Grey fieldstone.
  • Headlining – Ivory by Lang & Potter.
  • Front opening windows in saloon (2).


Description of layout from forwards:


Fwd Cabin, Pullmans Cabin & Forward Heads:

  • Forward double cabin layout (head position forward).
  • Large Island berth.
  • Forward cabin custom-built lockers, providing extra storage.
  • Concealed shade/mosquito screen in forward cabin.
  • Flush mounted shade/mosquito sky screens in the Pullman cabin.
  • Two single births in Pullman’s cabin with good storage.
  • Forward heads with electric head and walk in shower.


Saloon & Pilot Berth:

  • Mark 1 saloon layout.
  • Raised seating for eight to ten people.
  • Saloon seating in upgraded Alcantara Aubusson.
  • Starboard side pilot berth with storage under.
  • Concealed sky screens (shade/Mosquito) to both saloon coach roof hatches.
  • Ocean Air blinds in chintz topar plus.
  • Raised navigator seating giving excellent visibility and full size chart table.



  • Twin stainless steel sinks with dump sink and Corian cover.
  • Discovery garbage shoot.
  • Mounted cup rack.
  • Basket drawers for more storage.
  • Extra draws added under dump sink.


Aft Cabin, Aft Heads & Engine Room:

  • Large berth with pocket sprung mattress.
  • Wardrobes on port & starboard side.
  • Additional book shelves below portlights port and stbd.
  • Vanity unit.
  • Owners head with electric heads & shower.
  • Full-length mirror fitted on heads door.
  • Washer/dryer fitted in aft heads.
  • Walk in engine room.

Deck Equipment


  • White painted Selden Aluminium spar with sweptback spreaders.
  • Twin forestays with manual Selden Furlex furling gear.
  • Solent rig – reaching Genoa & self-tacking jib.
  • 2 x White mast steps fitted top of mast.
  • Boom preventer run back to mast.
  • 2 x Aluminium whisker pole 1 on mast & 1 on deck.
  • 2 x Spinnaker halyard (halyard, splicing, swivel snap shackle, cranked top bracket on mast, turning block and Spinlock jammer) each.
  • Radar Reflector – Echomax Active & Passive.
  • Selden rod kicker.



  • All Lewmar winches.
  • Electric mainsheet winch upgrade (54ST).
  • Additional manual mainsheet winch on starboard side (54ST).
  • Tops of winches to be stainless steel.
  • All Lewmar blocks.



  • Electric in-mast furling main.
  • Kemp Sails new in-mast main 2019.
  • Hood self-tacking jib.
  • Hood genoa.
  • Furling asymmetric spinnaker with all sheets & blocks.



  • 8 x Mooring cleats.
  • 2 x Additional stainless mooring cleats fitted on transom.
  • 2 x Additional stainless mooring cleats fitted on bow.
  • Boarding gates.
  • White dorade stainless steel guards.
  • 8 x White fenders.
  • Mooring warps.
  • 2 x 6Kg Propane gas bottles and regulator.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Main anchor upgraded to Spade 200.
  • Modifications made to the stemhead and rollers to accommodate Spade 200 anchor.
  • Upgraded windlass to accommodate Spade 220 anchor.
  • Anchor windlass upgraded with Capstan.
  • Upgrading Anchor chain to 100m & additional stowage modification.
  • Chain markers fitted every 10 metres.
  • Fortress FX 55 kedge anchor & support on stern rail.
  • Bag for Fortress anchor.
  • 10m Chain + 50 m octoplait nylon for Kedge Anchor.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Sprayhood in Acrylic Canvas Armada Blue.
  • Bimini Top in Acrylic Canvas Armada Blue.
  • Pedestal & Wheel cover in Acrylic Canvas Armada Blue.
  • Cockpit table cover in Acrylic Canvas Armada Blue.
  • Covers for all winches (6) in Acrylic Canvas Armada Blue.
  • Covers for 6 hatches with elastic surround cord in Acrylic Canvas Armada Blue.
  • Windlass Cover (with Capstan) in Acrylic Canvas Armada Blue.
  • Cockpit cushions and back rests to main cockpit area in Armada blue.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Electric davits.
  • Avon 3.40 rib with 9.9HP Yamaha outboard.
  • Outboard bracket fitted to pushpit to accommodate outboard.


Safety Equipment:

  • 8 man Ocean ISO SOLAS B Liferaft.
  • Custom Push pit mounted life raft cradle suitable for hydrostatic release.
  • Kannad EPIRB with GPS c/w small bracket.
  • Poly bottle for flares.
  • Ikaros red parachute rocket - MCA (4).
  • Red handheld flare - MCA (4).
  • Ikaros buoyant smoke - MCA (2).
  • Ikaros white hand flare (4).
  • Horseshoe set c/w bracket and light - colour white (2).
  • Kim Lifebuoy Drogue and Pocket (2).
  • Fire Blanket (1).


Fire-Fighting Equipment:

  • 3 x Dry powder fire extinguishers.

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Maximum speed
17 kph
Cruising speed
15 kph
Number of berths
Broker/Dealer Information

Berthon International

The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom
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