DISCOVERY Discovery 55 (2009) for sale in Marina di Ragusa, Italy

£544,036 GBP
Listed price €636,500 EURGet a foreign exchange quote


Looking to sail the vast azure seas with style and panache? The Discovery 55, manufactured in 2009, could be your perfect vessel. Moored in Roses, Spain, and listed at €636,500, this luxurious ocean-going yacht measures 16.99 metres in length and 4.77 metres in beam. She has been constructed in compliance with the Recreational Craft Directive's stringent safety requirements and is decked out in a striking 'flag blue'. The vessel offers phenomenal strength and stability due to its composite construction with end grain balsa core, enhanced by a layer of Kevlar. Thermal and acoustic insulation, osmosis prevention, and sealed buoyancy compartments ensure all-round safety and comfort. Accommodating a Yanmar 4LHA-HTP 160hp diesel engine and a bow thruster alongside a range of other high-end machinery, this showstopper promises seamless seafaring. The Discovery 55 is not merely about performance but also luxury. Her gleaming teak decks, tastefully upholstered interiors in Scorpion Marine Blue leather, state-of-art navigation systems, an electric oven, drinking water filter system, and tropical air conditioning system epitomise comfort and class. Finally, her hydraulically steering system, 42% ballast ratio, semi balanced large Kevlar reinforced rudder, and top-notch electrical systems evidence cutting-edge technology. Make this exquisite seafarer your hub for countless unforgettable maritime adventures!

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DISCOVERY Discovery 55
Used sail boat for sale
£544,036 GBP | Listed price €636,500 EURGet a foreign exchange quote
Name of boat
Length overall
16.99 metres
4.77 metres
Marina di Ragusa, Italy

About this DISCOVERY Discovery 55



RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC or RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”


Hull Construction:

  • Composite construction with end grain balsa core providing strength, thermal insulation and acoustic insulation.
  • Layer of Kevlar adding to the hull strength.
  • Non-pigmented gel is used below the waterline to help prevent osmosis.
  • Vinylester resins are used throughout for added strength and osmosis prevention.
  • 3 x Layers of epoxy as a barrier against moisture ingress.
  • Hull moulding in ‘flag blue’.
  • Three water tight bulkheads providing sealed buoyancy.
  • Stainless steel rubbing rail on gunwale.
  • Hull moulding in Flag Blue with white boot top tripe with red stripe above. Coachline above portlights gelled in white.
  • Hull antifouling in SPL2 Seaforce 90 Jotun Dark Red.
  • Stainless steel stem fitting to below waterline, top cut below inner check attachment on stem head for protection against ice.


Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Composite construction with end grain balsa core providing strength, thermal insulation and acoustic insulation.
  • Marine ply, stainless steel or alloy is used in all load bearing areas for added strength.
  • White gel coat with optional black mullions.
  • Teak capping rail and decks.
  • Joined to the hull with epoxy paste and stainless bolts for security.
  • All bulkheads are laminated into the deck for strength and stiffness.
  • Deck saloon window mullions in black.


Keel & Rudder:

  • 9,500kg (20,500lb) shaped lead keel and a depth of 7’3” (2.23m) provides a ballast ratio of 42% providing maximum stability. Bearings serviced 2018.
  • Semi balanced large Kevlar reinforced rudder.
  • Hull moulding in Flag Blue with white boot top tripe with red stripe above. Coachline above portlights gelled in white.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Yanmar 4LHA-HTP 160hp diesel engine with gearbox ratio of 2.68:1.
  • Twin Racor fuel filters fitted in engine room, including 4 spare filters.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Maintained in accordance with the Manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Engine Hours: approx. 2745 @ October 2023.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Bow thruster – Maxpower 125 composite. New dedicated batteries (2020).
  • Rope cutter/stripper.
  • Stainless morse control.
  • Pedestal modified for fitment of C90.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • Additional double 220V sockets at saloon table pedestal.
  • Additional 220V socket at chart table.
  • Additional double 220V sockets in galley on left of fridge.
  • Aft cabin socket moved from port wardrobe to side of bed.
  • Additional 220V socket at head of aft berth.
  • 12V socket on bow, positioned on bulkhead in anchor locker.
  • Additional 12V socket on pedestal.


Battery Banks:

  • Upgraded batteries and inverter power to cope with cooker 700amp hrs.
  • Dedicated engine battery.
  • Dedicated bow thruster battery (2020).
  • Victron BMV 602 battery monitor installed.


Battery Chargers:

  • Victron Phoenix Multiplus 24v 70amp 3000w combi inverter charger.
  • Dedicated Victron Phoenix Multiplus 24v 70amp 3000w inverter charger for the electric cooker.
  • Stand -alone Victron Centaur 110v 60amp charger for US.



  • 100amp additional alternator.



  • 11kVA Onan generator.
  • Generator Hours: approx. 1561 @ October 2023.


Shore Power:

  • Europe, plus USA, shore power option (only 220V 60Hz).
  • Stainless steel shore power socket to replace standard socket.


Other Electrical:

  • 3-position selector switch installed for cooker control – hob, oven and grill from inverter feed.
  • Hydrogenerator – POD 600 Watt & Sea (2020).
  • Solar panels, fully set up with support contract (2019).

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • 10kW Eberspacher system.
  • Hot tub plumbing.



  • Seafresh H206A watermaker, 102 litres/hr.
  • Heat exchanger for Seafresh watermaker system.


Bilge Pumps:

  • All the bilge pumps are alarmed.
  • Electric bilge pumps in: Sail locker forward; fore and aft saloon; both aft lazarettes.
  • Manual bulge pump in central bilge.


  • All tank gauges US spec and wired to Tek Tank gauge.



  • 3 x Tek tanks with total capacity of 370 gallons (1680 litres).
  • 1 x tank holding approx. 86 gallons (390 litres).
  • 1 x tank holding approx. 132 gallons (600 litres).
  • 1 x tank holding approx. 152 gallons (690 litres).


Fresh water:

  • 3 x Polyethylene tanks.
  • Approx. 171 gallons (776 litres) total capacity.


Grey/Black Water Holding Tanks:

  • Black water tank gauges fitted to forward and aft.
  • 1 x Grey water tank approx. 33 gallons (150 litres).
  • Forward black tank approx. 9 gallons (40 litres).
  • Aft black tank approx. 13 gallons (60 litres).

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine electronics (2020).
  • New Raymarine radar (2020).
  • Standard antenna masts fitted including fitment of Iridium antenna.
  • Raychart 400.
  • 2 x Icom M71.


Navigation – Above Deck:

  • Raymarine ST60 log.
  • Raymarine ST60 depth.
  • Raymarine ST60 wind.
  • Raymarine ST7002 autopilot.
  • Raymarine SPX30 corepack for full MARPA facility.
  • Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS antenna.
  • Raymarine C90 display on helmsman’s pedestal.
  • 4kW digital HD Raymarine radar inc. brackets and cabling.
  • Digital yacht NMEA GPS antenna – input just for radios.
  • 2 x GPS antenna and AIS GPS mounted on cab top aft of starboard hatch.
  • Supply Navionics chart 32P - compaq flash C140 plotter (2021).
  • Supply Navionics chart 32P - SD card Axiom (2021).
  • Supply Navionics chart 46XG - compaq flash C140 plotter (2021).


Navigation – Below Deck:

  • Raymarine C140W & integral radar display at nav. Station.
  • Additional ST6002 mounted at chart table.
  • AIT250 AIS class B AIS transponder, programmed to be able to turn transmit off.
  • ST60 graphic display mounted in aft cabin port side of vanity unit above light switches.
  • Forward looking sonar – Echopilot Platinum.


Communication & Weather:

  • ICOM 505 VHF with second station at pedestal, fitted with loud hailer on mast
  • ICOM 802 SSB including antenna tuning unit, isolators on the backstay for aerial.
  • Furuno Navtex.
  • Iridium 9555 with data kit and external aerial.
  • PTC-II USB Pactor 3 modem with audio lead with RF suppressors both ends and remote tuning lead for your specified marine SSB transceiver. Connection documentation and telephone technical support.

Domestic Equipment


  • Centrally located strainer plugs fitted to galley sink.
  • Force 10 electric oven; gas pipe from original installation remains installed.
  • Seagull filtered drinking water tap mounted to left of sink.



  • Tecma electric head aft (2020)
  • Tecma electric head forward.
  • Thermostatically controlled showers in separate cubicles both fore and aft.
  • Bosch washer/dryer located in aft heads.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspächer 24v Hydronic 10 diesel/hotwater heating system.
  • Additional heater blower outlet in forward heads.
  • Reverse cycle Tropical air conditioning.
  • Engine supplies hot water for heating system via switchable valve.
  • Fans in White Sirocco – 2 in forward cabin, 2 in Pullman cabin and 2 in aft cabin.
  • Two additional white fans mounted in galley.
  • Mushroom foredeck dorade.



  • Fusion stereo with iPod dock, AUX input and Bluetooth
  • No speakers in cockpit.
  • Audio inputs located at saloon table for laptop – plugged into rear of stereo.
  • Fusion iPod stereo fitted in aft cabin, including speakers in headlining.
  • Audio inputs located in aft cabin for laptop – plugged into rear of stereo.



  • Lux slim inox white lighting throughout (2021).
  • Lights in galley and saloon LED Diana 85 lights and wired with dimmer on each circuit.
  • Hella LED navigation lights.
  • Deck lights in stainless steel and higher rated.
  • Tricolour at the masthead.
  • Antenna mast has a 24V deck floor light, illuminating aft gate area.
  • Additional anchor light mounted on stern antenna mast.
  • LED LOPOLIGHTS incorporated into bimini frame, 24V feed to exit on port outboard cockpit combing.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Discovery joinery Cherry, clear lacquer.
  • Alternative saloon layout with arm chairs instead of pilot berth.
  • Retaining catches on floor hatches.
  • Larger locker catches
  • Navigation console at chart table – square backed and flat topped.
  • Teak/holly flooring throughout
  • Headlining in both heads Kayospruce Mystic white.
  • Deck head insulation on single skin laminate to avoid possible condensation between headlining. Foil insulation added at end of build.
  • Port light above pilot berth (fixed).
  • Front opening windows (fixed).
  • Pullmans and forward hatches turned 180 so that the hinges are forward and opening aft.


Fabrics & Material:

  • Moore and Giles Leather Scorpion Marine Blue.
  • Stressless Saloon chairs upholstered in Scorpion Marine Blue.
  • Aft cabin head board in Scorpion Marine Blue.
  • Navigation seat cushions in Scorpion Marine Blue.
  • Saloon seating cushions in Scorpion Marine Blue.
  • Forward cabin footstools in Scorpion Marine Blue.
  • Forward cabin curtains in Turnberry Barley.
  • Pullman cabin curtains in Turnberry Barley.
  • Saloon curtains in Turnberry Barley.
  • Aft cabin curtains Turnberry Barley.
  • Aft, Pullman and forward cabin curtains have blackout lining.
  • Mattresses are blue and white striped.
  • Natural mat sheets for all cabins.
  • Galley Corian in Whitecap.
  • Forward heads Corian in Atlantis.
  • Aft heads Corian in Atlantis.


Description of layout from forwards:


Forward Cabin, Pullmans Cabin & Forward Heads:

  • Forward cabin – standard layout with head aft, footstalls and high-level lockers.
  • Forward berth headboard extended 200mm towards centre.
  • Shade/mosquito sky screens to Pullman cabin.


Saloon & Pilot Berth:

  • Concealed Sky screens (shade/mosquito) to saloon coach roof hatches.
  • Saloon armrest made in cherry wood
  • Saloon table fiddle rail around non-seated edge.
  • Starboard side unit behind chairs incorporates chart stowage.
  • Locker door to chart table unit forward outboard side for extra storage. Shelf placed at conduit level.
  • Locker unit added starboard side forward of chairs, with lift up lid. Incorporates access panel to chain plate locker.



  • Twin Stainless sinks
  • Draining prep sink in Corian beside sinks.
  • Front opening stainless fridge
  • Front opening stainless freezer
  • Wine rack under galley floor.
  • Pantry locker with basket drawers for more gallery storage.
  • Cup rack fitted.
  • Removable pegs with a number of holes added to the cupboard above the Corian sink, and aft cupboard in galley.
  • Full width bookshelf above fridge.


Aft Cabin, Aft Heads & Engine Room:

  • Large wardrobes to port and starboard in Owners’ cabin
  • Engine room insulation in white.
  • Bookshelves on lower level lockers have supports either side of port light.

Deck Equipment


  • Custom Selden white painted mast and boom.
  • Electric in-mast reefing.
  • Twin white whisker poles with option to mount both on mast simultaneously.
  • Reckman electric furler upgraded on both head sails. (serviced by Reckman 2016).
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang
  • Sea Me (Active) adar reflector – alarm on off switch mounted at chart table.
  • Radar reflector (passive).
  • 2 x Spinnaker halyards (halyard, splicing, swivel snap shackle, cranked top bracket on mast, turning block and spinlock jammer).
  • Boom preventer supplied with Selden boom.
  • Main outhaul and jib sheet lead aft.
  • Topping lift extended 11m to run aft and Harken block added to mast to enable mast climbing.
  • Remote control spot lights on first spreaders.



  • No winch on coach roof, or any other line control items.
  • Andersen winches.
  • Electric mainsheet winch.
  • Additional mainsheet winch on starboard side (electric, 54ST).
  • Top of winches in stainless steel.



  • Sail plan – all 2009 by Hood Sails with UV strips.
  • Vectran cross cut mainsail.
  • Vectran cross cut Solent self-tacking yankee.
  • Genoa fabricated in Dimension Polyant Hydra Net Radial Fabrics.



  • Winch buttons and furling buttons located inside cockpit. Genoa furl buttons have repeaters to allow use on port and starboard side.
  • Additional catches for both side deck lockers.
  • Locking catches on all lockers.
  • Sealed cockpit table.
  • Teak grating in aft cockpit.
  • Stanchion gates do not have ladder sockets.
  • Stanchions are modified to have rope guides.
  • Shelf in port lazarette locker (includes drain bung).
  • Shelf in starboard lazarette locker (includes drain bung).
  • Deck filler arrangement mounted on anchor locker lid.
  • Spinlock Bosuns’ Chair.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Spade anchor S200.
  • Modification of stemhead at build to accommodate S200 anchor.
  • 10mm Pad Eye positioned to starboard side of windlass. Chain hook and bottle screw with dyneema strop provided for anchor stowage.
  • Anchor stowage supports made in teak and located in starboard lazarette. .
  • 10m chain, plus 100m 3 strand 20mm nylon with large eye splice.
  • No anchor pin bracket mounted on deck, teak strip runs to stem head.
  • Stainless steel rubbing rail on gunwale.
  • Pedestal control for windlass.
  • V5 Anchor windlass with capstan that accommodates extra weight of anchor and chain.
  • Additional stainless mooring cleats x 4 (total) – location 2 x transom and 2 x bow aft of bow seat.
  • 2 x Polyprop 100m x 20mm ropes supplied in separate bags.
  • Anchor bollard rotated 90 degrees.
  • 100m galavanised chain, 10mm grade 70 (2021).
  • Swivel Mantus S3 (2021) (previous KONG swivel still available on board as a spare).


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Permanent structural bimini incorporating a spray hood, secured to deck with flat top. Sprayhood fitted with Strataglass.
  • Tailor made winter cover (2020).


Tender & Outboard:

  • Pushpit has additional outboard mount on port side.
  • Electric davits (175kg load) fitted (includes strengthening on hull).
  • Ribeye dinghy with 20hp Yamaha outboard with an aluminium floor.


Safety Equipment:

  • Cockpit harness points are fold down (Wichard 10mm WD-6506)
  • 8-man Ocean ISO SOLAS B liferaft.
  • 6 x automatic CO2 life jackets
  • Custom pushpit mounted lift raft cradle suitable for hydrostatic release.
  • ACR Globalfix I-PRO EPIRB c/w small bracket.
  • Poly bottle for flares; Ikasos red parachute rocket – MCA (4), Ikaros red handheld flare – MCA (4), Ikaros buoyant smoke – MCA (2), Ikaros white hand held flare (4).
  • Horseshoe set c/w bracket and sirrius light – colour white (2).
  • Kim Lifebuoy drogue and pocket (2).
  • 1m squared panel of GRP with holes drilled around edge, flexible – to be used as emergency hole cover.

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United Kingdom
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