Discovery 55 For Sale

Discovery 55 For Sale

The following is a brief summary of the specification of Twizzle.


* a star indicates an optional extra or upgrade to the standard specification of the Discovery 55 (please click here for the full list of optional extras and upgrades)

• Year: 2007
• Designer: Ron Holland
• Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP
• Builder: Discovery
• Interior Designer: Ken Freivokh
• Dimensions: LOA 17m Beam 4.78 m Draft 2.23m
• Displacement (HT): approx. 22 tons
• Supplied with CE certification to conform with RCD category A – Ocean
• Supplied with full owners manuals

• Engine: Yanmar Diesel 160HP 4LHA-HTP fresh water cooled (650hrs)
• Full walk-in engine room
• 55 amp/hour 12v alternator for charging the start battery
• 100 amp/hour alternator for charging the main house batteries
• Single lever controls at cockpit pedestal
• 24” Gori folding propeller – for manoeuvrability and speed when both sailing and under power
• Generator: Onan MDKBN - 11 kVA (230V) (478hrs)*
• Bowthruster: Max Power 125 composite 10hp
• Watermaker: Seafresh H204A*
• Heating: Eberspacher D10W central heating
• Full tropical air conditioning* (1 x 10k fwd, 1 x 12k aft, 1 x 16k saloon)
• Ropecutter to propeller shaft (AM15, 3 blade)*

• Composite construction with end grain balsa core providing superior strength, thermal insulation and acoustic insulation but keeping the weight down which adds to performance
• Layer of Kevlar massively 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 layers of epoxy as a barrier against moisture ingress
• Navy blue gel coat with gold caveta line
• Two water tight bulkheads providing sealed buoyancy and safety
• Transom bathing ladder

• Fuel: 1334 litres (352 US gals) fuel in three polyethylene tanks
• Fresh Water: 2 x polyethylene tanks totalling 1008 litres (266 US gals)
• Black Water holding tanks: 2 x 80 litre
• Grey water tank (150 Litres)*
• 50 litre insulated Calorifier with immersion heater

• Composite construction with end grain balsa core providing strength, thermal insulation and acoustic insulation but keeping the weight down which adds to performance
• Marine ply is used in all load bearing areas for added strength
• Full teak decks, capping rail, seating
• Lights in deck lockers (except two on port side (gas & storage)
• Deep self draining chain locker
• Large sail locker
• Joined to the hull with epoxy paste and stainless bolts for security
• All bulkheads are laminated into the deck for strength and stiffness
• Hot/cold freshwater shower on transom
• Hot/cold freshwater outlet in cockpit to wash down decks
• Saltwater pressurised deck & anchor wash located in the chain locker
• Transom lockers

• Stainless pulpit with teak seats for dolphin watching
• Stainless stern rail with teak seats for wake watching
• Stainless stanchions with higher than standard guard rail for added safety around deck
• Full length stainless steel rub strip to capping rails*
• 2 stainless fairleads fitted at forward end of capping rail*
• 10 stainless mooring cleats (2 on transom* and 8 on side capping rail)
• All stainless steel electric Anderson* winches (2x68ST, 2x52ST, & 2x 46ST)
• Stainless guardrails over dorade boxes
• Strong webbing Jackstays for safety
• 2 x 6kg propane fitted gas bottles in outboard gas locker (convertible to Butane)
• Raymarine GPS active antenna*
• Masthead TV antenna with gain control*
• Gas plumbing for BBQ on pushpit*
• Bimini in Solacryl beige canvas*
• Bimini, sprayhood, cockpit table & pedestal covers in Solacryl beige canvas*
• Exterior covers for saloon windows in Solacryl beige canvas*
• Simpson davits (150kg load)*
• Avon 310 RIB plus peripherals (2 oars, 2 fuel canisters with straps, anchor with line)*
• Side boarding ladder with stowage*
• Passerelle (white powder coated aluminium with teak insert) with deck socket on transom*
• 10 fenders with spliced warps and fender socks*
• 2 boat hooks (1 wood, 1 aluminium with assisted mooring pick-up hook)*
• 1 x ensign flagstaff with sunbrella cover*
• Full compliment of mooring lines/warps*

• 40 kg polished stainless steel Delta anchor stows in stemhead fitting*
• 100m* of calibrated 10mm chain
• Lewmar V4 electric anchor windlass with rope drum*
• Fortress FX55 kedge anchor - 10m chain, 50m rope*
• Kedge anchor roller fitted to transom

• 9,500kgs (20,500lbs) shaped lead keel and a depth of 2.23m (7’3”) provides a ballast ratio of 42% providing maximum stability and comfort

Navigation Desk:
• Raymarine E120* 12.2” plotter/radar display with Navionics Platinum*
• Raymarine Smart Controller wireless remote for autopilot*
• Furuno Navtex NX-300 receiver*
• Raymarine AIS250 AIS receiver*
• Raymarine Ray240 VHF/DSC(dual station)*

Cockpit Pedestal:
• Raymarine E80* 8.4” plotter/radar display with Navionics Platinum*
• Raymarine Ray240 VHF/DSC(dual station)*
• Compass (Plastimo Olympic 135)
• Autopilot - Raymarine ST7002 Smart Pilot Controller
• Rate Gyro Compass (for full radar MARPA)*
• 2nd anchor windlass switch*
• Engine instruments

• Radome RD424 24” 4kW Radar Scanner*
• Sea Me active radar reflector*
• 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)*
• Airmar depth, speed & temperature transducers

• Digital Yacht CF220 PC with peripherals
• 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)
• Alpine Stereo (DVD/CD/Radio/Ipod connection) with saloon and cockpit speakers
• PC music interfaced through Alpine
• 3 Ethernet sockets (Nav desk, saloon, owners cabin)
• TV in owner's cabin, TV on hydraulic lift in saloon
• Brother DCP-340CW wireless printer, scanner & copier

• Marine grade tinned cabling is used throughout.  This reduces corrosion and provides longevity
• 24v System for efficiency
• Halogen lighting throughout
• 3kW Inverter providing 230v/50 Hz
• Automatic fire extinguisher (x 2) fitted in the engine room
• Night lights throughout the boat
• 230v/50Hz Shore power (2 x sockets - one on bow*, one on transom)
• Shore power cable with extension and selection of adapters for 16 and 32 amp*
• Scanstrut deck flood light*
• 2 x 12V socket (pedestal* & beside mast)
• 24V socket in bow*
• 220V socket in bow*
• 3 stainless* low level navigation lights (fwd port & starboard, & stern)
• LED lopo*  navigation lights (steaming, anchor & tricolour)

• 12 x 2v sealed gel batteries for house providing 480 amp/hour at 24v
• 1 x 200 amp/hour start battery for engine
• 1 x 120 amp/hour start battery for generator
• House battery charging via shore power or on board generator & charger

• Pressurized hot and cold fresh water
• Dornbracht* concealed thermostat shower valves with divert back to water tank for initial cold water flow (to save waste)
• 50 litre Calorifier providing plenty of hot water for showers etc
• Pressurized sea water for deck wash, electric toilets and hot tub
• Grey water tank (150 Litres)*
• Fitted full size Miele washer/dryer*

• 1220mm leather covered stainless wheel controlling a Whitlock Mamba, solid rod steering system, providing direct & positive steering
• 48” stainless steering wheel covered in bespoke leather*
• Semi balanced large kevlar reinforced rudder provides light but powerful steerage
• Oversized autopilot means reliability and shorthanded sailing
• Emergency steering tiller

• Double spreader B&R rig for strength and safety and clear decks
• Anodised aluminium mast and boom (white powder coated*)
• Andersen stainless steel manual mast winches x 2
• Lewmar mainsheet traveller track
• Lewmar traveller for self tacking Jib
• Electric in-mast furling for mainsail
• Lewmar turning blocks
• Standing rigging – 1 x 19 stainless steel wire in swaged terminals
• White Selden whisker pole, white powder coated, for Genoa*
• Spinnaker halyard*

• Sails by North Sails* in Dacron
• Fully vertical battened in-mast furled mainsail with UV protection at clew
• 140% Genoa with UV protection on leach
• 90% blade Jib sheeted on self tacking track with UV protection on leach

• Deep centre cockpit for safety and comfort
• Large drains to remove water quickly with steel grating to stop smaller items being lost
• Deep seat backs for maximum comfort and safety
• Substantial cockpit table with drinks holders
• Raymarine ST60 Tri data system, ST60 Wind system (vane), ST60 Close hauled indicator
• Sprayhood grab handle covered in bespoke leather*
• Hot tub with hot/cold/salt water plumbing*  and shower fitting*
• Control unit for Alpine stereo*
• 2 x boom lights*
• Cockpit/hot tub downlighting*
• 220V cockpit socket (kettle/toaster)*
• 2 x water resistant cockpit speakers
• Single steering pedestal
• Rain water collection system via outer deck drains

• Joinery in maple
• Upholstery in cream alcantara or silk/cotton custom fabric*
• All curtains in silk/cotton custom upholstery fabric to match upholstery*
• Teak and holly laminate flooring plus carpets to all floor areas*
• Saloon table fitted protective cover*
• Light switches, sockets, fittings in polished chrome
• Drawers to custom fit tableware and glasses*
• Chart drawer
• Large wet locker - self draining, ventilated
• Opening* saloon large forward windows (two)
• Oceanair blinds throughout with dual mosquito screens*
• All portlights (Gebo) are opening (except pilot berth) with mosquito screens*
• Fitted Mosquito screen plus privacy curtain for companionway*
• Dimmable saloon lighting*
 • “Cabin Marine” reading lights*
• Abundant 220V electrical sockets*

• Double glazed windows in main saloon minimising condensation and providing insulation
• All main saloon windows are toughened safety glass
• Opening front saloon windows*
• Lewmar and Gebo hatches and portlights around the boat

• Modern galley design makes working here easy whether at sea or anchor
• Large and efficient front opening Frigoboat fridge for easy access
(300 litres/10.4 cu.ft)
• Large and efficient front opening Frigoboat freezer (or 2nd fridge)
(170 litres/6 cu.ft)
• Force 10 - 3 burner gas cooker
• 230v Panasonic Microwave
• 230v Panasonic Breadmaker*
• Blanco twin galley sink*
• Large corian “dump sink”
• 2 x Blanco swivel spray head taps (salt & fresh water)*
• Manual fresh water tap
• Work surfaces in beige corian
• Chute design waste bin

• Raised seating providing panoramic vision
• 1 Pilot berth, and 1 Sea berth on saloon seating (both with fitted lee cloths)
• 2 opening deck hatches
• Deep and wide companionway steps (x 3) from cockpit with large grab handles, to avoid stepping down backwards

• Raised navigation seat providing panoramic vision
• Red night light

• King size double berth with split interior sprung mattress
• Bedflex battens underneath mattress*
• 3 x lee cloths
• 1 x hanging cupboard
• Ensuite heads
• 1 x vanity desk
• 1 opening hatch
• 2 x dorade vents

• Pressurized hot and cold water
• Electric shower and sink sump pump
• GRP moulded units for easy cleaning
• Beige corian surfaces to forward and aft heads
• Beige corian seats in showers*
• Flip style chrome sink plugs*
• Separate showers keep heads areas dry
• Tecma electric toilets*(fresh/salt water) with bidet fitments*(fresh hot/cold)

• Double bed with split mattress
• Bed mesh underneath mattress*
• Central lee cloth
• 1 x opening hatch
• Dorade vent
• Wardrobe, shelves and large drawers

• 2 berths
• Bed mesh underneath mattresses
• Lee cloths
• Drawers and hanging locker with full length mirror

• Avon Ocean Liferaft (4 Man Canister) fitted to transom
• ACR GlobalFix 406 EPIRB
• Raymarine LifeTag Wireless MOB system (integrated to Raymarine E Series)
• 2 x Horsehoe Lifebuoys with AquaSpec AQ180 self activating lights
• KIM Man Overboard Rescue Sling
• 25m Floating Rescue Line
• Crewsaver Crewfit Hammar Automatic Life Jackets with safety lines
• Fire blanket (galley)
• 3 x manual Fire Extinguishers


• Overall length 17.00m 55’9”
• LOA 16.70m 54’9”
• Waterline length (static) 13.64m 44’9”
• Waterline length (heeled) 15.00m 49’2”
• Beam 4.78m 15’8”
• Draft 2.23m 7’3”
• Displacement (half tanks) 22,500kgs 49,500lbs
• Ballast 9,500kgs 20,900lbs
• Ballast ratio (half tanks) 42.2%
• Fuel 1,334 litre 352 US gals
• Water 1,008 litre 266 US gals
• Air draft 23.52m

• Designer
Ron Holland
Kinsale, Ireland

• Structural and Design Engineers
High Modulus Engineering
Auckland, New Zealand and Hamble, England

• Interior Designer
Ken Freivokh Design
Fareham, England

• Builder
Discovery Yachts Limited
Southampton, England