EXACTLY the kind of vessel you have been looking for?
Owned by a hands-on Life Long mariner who understands the value of a properly maintained boat.
Always kept current with an open checkbook and a watchful eye over those who do the work he does not do himself.
Please refer to OWNERS COMMENTS in the full specs to fully appreciate all the the excellent user friendly live aboard upgrades that set DISCOVERY apart from all the ex charter boats that are on offer.
Family going to be land based in the Med so DISCOVERY must find a new home.
A unique opportunity to acquire good value in a sound vessel.
She has been well maintained by knowledgeable boater who converted from sail to power so understands systems, how they work and those which are most efficient
She is by far the best value for someone looking for an independent self sufficient option compared to everything else on the market. Even if you are not looking to permanently livea board, all these options are great to have!
She has been constantly maintained and upgraded to be a real cruising boat..all systems are current and operational.
Has the Powerful 320 HP Engines
2005 Lagoon 43 PowerCat
2 x Yanmar 6LP-STA (320hp/ea)
4 cabin, 4 head layout. Each cabin has its own private head. Aft cabins are king size while forward cabins are large doubles.
Each cabin is equipped with its own (5K BTU Dometic CruisAir) reverse cycle air conditioner. These have been installed to minimize intrusion into lockers maintaining maximum storage.
Each head has had a freshwater flush electric head installed (2013) to ensure that comfort is maintained and odors kept to a minimum.
Custom book shelves have been fabricated and installed in every cabin, providing more storage and easy access to books.
Each cabin has fans (2 for the aft ones), LED lighting, reading lights (2 per cabin), an AC outlet and 2-USB charging ports for phones or devices.
The addition of 6 custom shelves in the salon and passageway, along with the custom mount for a 40" smart TV really increases the livability of the boat. Her main air conditioner was replaced in 2015 (Dometic CruisAir 16K BTU), with additional ducting to keep the galley area cooler in the hotter climates.
12V fans were added to increase comfort for everyone.
Extensively refit in 2013/2014 with NMEA 2000 backbone, AIS Class B, WiFi and TV to ensure comfort and safety.
Discovery is a 120v/60hz AC boat, with a boat-wide inverter and a much larger 12v battery bank than normal. The Victron inverter handles inverting, switching and charging duties. This means that the 120v system is always on and working (if you want it to be) ... it switches automatically from shower power/generator. The unit is also able to deal with low current shore power by providing boost from the inverter as needed ... no more brown outs ever.
Coupled with the revamp of the 120v AC system, the 12v system was also redesigned. Battery bank capacity was doubled, monitors installed as well as an auxiliary battery charger. All halogen lights where replaced with LED to provide better energy conservation and longer life. To maximize charging while underway, high current wiring was redone and new smart charge controllers installed.
Configured for extensive cruising and living aboard- lots of focus was placed on ensuring that the galley was enhanced, optimized and maximized. A new ForceTen 4 burner stove was installed in 2014 with new propane sniffers and automatic solenoid valves. A larger 12vDC/120vAC was installed at the same time ensuring that the boat has over 390 ltr of refrigerator space.
In 2014 a freezer drawer was installed, adding 80 ltr of deep freeze ability. This makes for easier provisioning and more cruising options.
The factory standard formica counters were replaced in 2015 with Dupont Corian counters and the layout redesigned to provide double the original amount of working counter space.
Discovery boasts a 38Gal/Hr watermaker with automatic flush, plumbed to both tanks. This gives her virtually "unlimited" fresh water. She was fitted with both a freshwater and a salt water washdown system and has whole boat carbon and particulate filters.
The 4 electric freshwater heads can be converted to salt water if desired, but with the large water maker and the lack of odor, there really is no reason. The heads are macerating, which minimizes the chances of clogging. Each head is plumbed to a gravity fed holding tank.
Ground Tackle and Outside
In 2013, the boat was hauled, all previous antifouling was removed and a new barrier coat applied. Since then, every 18 months she is hauled and 2 coats of SeaJet 039 are applied.
Continuous upgrades and maintenance have been done in the last 3 years, including refurbishing davits and windlass. In 2015, the aft teak deck was professionally removed, the davit basis reinforced and reglassed and a new 10mm teak deck installed.
Multiple access hatches have been installed to facilitate maintenance and increase storage options.
DISCOVERY was largely refitted in 2013/2014 to support extended cruising and living aboard. This provided significant benefits:
She makes the perfect transition for a sailor looking for a power cat ... all the comfort and the autonomy with much greater ease. With over 1000nm range, she can comfortably cruise the Caribbean or any coasts.
Her combination of an oversized permanent bimini and inside steering station allows her to be cruised in comfort in any weather condition. Her reverse cycle Air Conditioners can also provide the heat needed to extend spring and fall cruising on the US coasts.
Her design and modifications make this a hugely livable boat ... she has the accommodation of a much larger catamaran.
She is a very comfortable boat at anchor, making it easy to enjoy her. She has an aft sundeck, a forward seating area, a flybridge and excellent cockpit. Add to this an "activity" deck that is 21ft long and 3 ft wide ... excellent for supporting anything you want to do.
Her two transom lockers are one of her best features. They are large and easy to access ... having quick and simple access to all your "toys" without having to pull anything "through" the boat. In her aft lockers, Discovery carried ... 8 dive tanks, dive gear for 6, snorkeling for 12 (starboard side) ... on the port side we carried, 2 wake boards, 2 knee boards, water skis, inflatable kayak and 2 inflatable multi person tubes.