Discovery 55 For Sale

Discovery 55 For Sale

The following items were ordered as optional extras or upgrades at the time of the build of Twizzle.

For the Specification of 'Twizzle' - click here


upgrade to 11 kVA Onan Generator (from 6.5kW) (to support air conditioning)
watermaker: Seafresh H204A (95 litres/hour, 230V 50hz, close coupled)
full tropical air conditioning (1 x 10k fwd, 1 x 12k aft, 1 x 16k saloon)
rope cutter to propeller shaft (AM15, 3 blade)

navy blue gel coat

grey water tank (150 Litres)

full length stainless steel rub strip to capping rails
2 stainless steel fairleads fitted at forward end of capping rail
2 additional mooring cleats fitted to transom to assist stern-too mooring
upgrade to electric mainsheet winch (from manual)
upgrade to larger winches
all winches upgraded to Andersen stainless steel (2x68ST, 2x52ST & 2x46ST)
upgrade to all highly polished hatches and portlights above deck
a second 6kg propane fitted gas bottle in outboard gas locker
adapters to convert propane gas to butane gas
gas plumbing for BBQ on pushpit
Raymarine GPS active antenna
Glomex Masthead TV antenna with gain control
bimini in Solacryl beige canvas (with stainless frame and adjustable track, transparent window to view mainsail and to allow boom lights to illuminate cockpit table)
bimini, sprayhood, cockpit table & pedestal covers in Solacryl beige canvas
exterior covers for saloon windows in Solacryl beige canvas
Simpson davits fitted to transom (150kg load)
Avon 310 RIB complete with davit lifting points & additional seat
>RIB peripherals (2 oars, 2 fuel canisters with straps, anchor with line, pump, 2 fenders)
side boarding ladder with stowage position in forward sail locker
passerelle (white powder coated aluminium with teak insert) with deck socket on transom
4 additional fenders with spliced warps (total of 10 fenders)
life raft cradle fitted as an integral part of the pushpit
full set of 10 navy fender socks
2 boat hooks (1 wood, 1 aluminium with assisted mooring pick-up hook)
sunbrella cover for ensign staff
full compliment of mooring lines/warps

upgrade to a polished stainless steel Delta 40kg anchor (from standard galvanised)
upgrade to 100m of calibrated 10mm anchor chain (from 60m)
polished stainless steel rope drum fitted to Lewmar V4 electric anchor windlass
Fortress FX55 kedge anchor - 10m chain, 50m rope with storage bag
kedge anchor roller fitted to transom


Navigation Desk:
upgrade to Raymarine E120* 12.2” plotter/radar display with Navionics Platinum (from a Garmin 128 GPS)
Raymarine Smart Controller wireless remote for autopilot
Furuno Navtex NX-300 receive r
Raymarine AIS250 AIS receiver
upgrade to Raymarine Ray240 VHF/DSC(from Simrad)

  Cockpit Pedestal:
Raymarine E80 8.4” plotter/radar display with Navionics Platinum*
Raymarine Ray240 VHF/DSC(dual station)
Rate Gyro Compass (needed for full radar MARPA )
2nd anchor windlass switch fitted to steering pedestal

upgrade to 4kW Radome RD424 Radar Scanner (from 2kW)
Sea Me active radar reflector fitted to top of mast
3 Raymarine CAM100 wired cameras fitted in the engine room (1) and spreaders (1 facing forward/1 facing aft) (all cameras linked to Raymarine E series)
Raymarine Ray430 loud hailer for VHF system
yacht prepared for installation of SSB (earthling strip bonded to inside of hull, two ground plates & insulated backstay)

In terms of computer equipment and entertainment, the standard yacht came with a simple Clarion stereo unit.  We specified the following:

TV in saloon (Sony flat screen KDL-20S2020) on hydraulic lift installed behind seating (linked to Raymarine plotter and PC)
Digital Yacht CF220 PC (80GB ultra rugged drive, 2.5ghz processor, 2GB RAM upgrade, DVD/CD, 5 serial ports, fast graphics), keyboard & mouse
PC interfaced to TV as monitor
Raymarine RS232 PC/SeaTalk/NMEA interface (links Raymarine E series to PC and both TV’s using Raytech RNS software)
upgrade to Alpine Stereo (DVD/CD/Radio/Ipod connection/Multi-Region) with additional cockpit control
PC music interfaced through Alpine stereo
3 Ethernet sockets (Nav desk, saloon, owners cabin)
TV & DVD in owner's cabin (linked to Raymarine plotter)
Brother DCP-340CW wireless printer, scanner & copier

a second 230v/50Hz Shore power socket fitted to the bow
shore power extension cable and a selection of adapters for 16 and 32 amp
Scanstrut deck flood light
12V socket fitted at pedestal
24V socket fitted to bow
220V socket fitted to bow Additional 220V
upgrade to stainless steel low level navigation lights (fwd port & starboard, & stern) (from plastic)
upgrade to LED lopo navigation lights on mast (steaming, anchor & tricolour)
custom two way light switches to allow switching on/off at each end of cabins, saloon, galley & lobby

upgrade to Dornbracht concealed thermostat shower mixer
diversion system on showers to divert initial cold water flow back to water tank
grey water tank (150 Litres)
fitted full size Miele washer/dryer (model WT2670WPS)

upgrade to 48” stainless wheel (from 42”)
upgrade to bespoke hand made leather cover to steering wheel

upgrade to white powder coated mast and boom (from grey anodised)
upgrade to Andersen stainless steel manual mast winches (from Lewmar)
Selden whisker pole for Genoa, also white powder coated
spinnaker halyard with associated fittings

upgrade to sails by North Sails (from Hood)

bespoke hand made leather cover to Sprayhood grab handle
upgrade to fresh hot & cold water and salt water plumbing in hot tub
shower fitting in hot tub with removable shower hose, hot and cold fresh water
control unit for Alpine stereo
additional boom light
cockpit/hot tub downlighting (to illuminate underside)
teak grating in aft cockpit
220V cockpit socket fitted on underside of pedestal

maple joinery was chosen over the usual cherry, with accents in bird’s eye maple
maple side linings to all cabins and galley
upgrade to alcantara upholstery in cream for saloon seating and owners cabin seat
upgrade to silk/cotton custom upholstery fabric (Sahco Hesslein 'Rubina') for headboards in forward and owners cabins  and pilot berth removable cover
upgrade to silk/cotton custom upholstery fabric (Sahco Hesslein 'Rubina') for all curtains with custom rope tie backs, including privacy curtain for companionway
upgrade to teak and holly laminate flooring throughout the yacht, plus removable (no studs) carpets to all floor areas (standard yacht has teak and holly flooring to part of saloon and galley area only)
saloon table fitted protective cover
upgrade to light switches and sockets in polished chrome (from black plastic)
drawers to custom fit tableware and glasses
upgrade to opening saloon forward windows (two)
Oceanair blinds on all hatches (except heads) with dual mosquito screens
upgrade:  all portlights (Gebo & Lewmar) are opening (except pilot berth) with removable mosquito screens
fitted mosquito screen for companionway
dimmable saloon perimeter lighting
upgrade of reading lights in forward (x2)and owners (x3) cabins to 'Cabin Marine'
additional 220V electrical sockets

opening front saloon windows

fixed portlight fitted above Pilot Berth
custom Navigation Desk 'pod' to house plotter/VHF/autopilot
dimmable perimeter lighting and additional light switch in headlining adjacent to companionway
additional electrical sockets located inside saloon lockers x 3, under saloon table (x1), navigation desk x 3
ethernet socket under saloon table and at navigation desk
custom built drawers (x9) under pilot berth (in place of lockers)
custom drawer inserts to fit glasses and tableware
custom made maple pencil/divider holder on Navigation Desk
custom pale cream lampshades
custom coat hooks

additional electrical sockets located on low level work surface (double) and an upgrade from a single to a double socket above the 'dump' sink
230v Panasonic Breadmaker custom fitted to galley locker
upgrade to Blanco 1½ galley sink
additional tap at sink
upgrade to Blanco swivel spray swivel head taps
custom drawers (x8) in place of lockers hull side
custom drawer inserts to fit glasses and cutlery
custom deep drawers underneath 'dump' sink in place of locker
custom breadboard on underside of corian sink insert
removable clothes rail and hooks fitted in wet locker

Bedflex battens underneath mattress
full compliment of light switches in head lining above owners headboard (reading, vanity unit, main cabin lights and also deck flood light)
additional electrical sockets located in each bedside locker (singles), and a bank of four inside the vanity unit
ethernet socket at bedside

upgrade to alternative layout with head position forward
upgrade to custom solid maple steps up to the bed (from fixed carpet)
custom shelves and grab handles
custom made glass picture frame (convertible to mirror)
additional electrical socket located on port shelf

upgrade to double electrical socket for lower bunk

upgrade to Tecma electric toilets with bidet fitments (fresh hot/cold) (from PAR Bridon manual)
upgrade to Hans Grohe mixer taps
upgrade to flip style chrome sink plugs (from rubber plug with chain)
custom made beige corian seats in forward and aft showers
removable clothes rails in forward and aft showers

In addition to the above, we purchased a full compliment of safety equipment as shown in the Specification Summary – click here