Our Spec

I wont list every detail of the boat which is largely standard spec, Discovery include items like Kevlar hull reinforcement, Inmast furling, Solent rig, Helm kill switch, pressurised salt water service to galley, anchor wash  and electric toilets so here are the main elements that I think will be of interest with a brief rationale. Email me if you would like any other details.

  • Decking will be DekKing – Silver with black caulk. We want a low maintenance boat, so we have tried to remove as much exterior wood as possible
  • Electric primary and coach roof (Lewmar EVO) winches. These are the ones that can be loaded heavily since they control reefing lines, jib and mainsheet. The Genoa winches are lightly loaded so manual.
  • In-mast furling mainsail with short vertical battens supplied as standard and chosen purely for convenience. Our previous experience of the same system has  been very good
  • Solent rig supplied as standard we went with this again for the convenience of the self tacking jib, and the ability to go up a gear with the Genoa. Yes there are downsides but our experience is that the benefits outweigh these.
  • Vectron sails supplied as standard but chosen for longevity and ability to retain shape, main and jib are high aspect ratio so will be cross cut, the genoa is less so and will be tri-radial cut. The supplier is local, and has an excellent reputation.
  • 4 blade Maxprop propeller and Ambassador two blade rope cutter. We have been very happy with the three blade versions of this combination.
  • Mastervolt MLI Ultra domestic batteries (2 X 24volt 5000WH). Lithium is new to us so hopefully the claimed cycle life, 80% usable capacity, elimination of sulfation and rapid recharge prove to be true.
  • Bow and stern thrusters (Side Power SE150 and SE100) Whilst the boat is fine to control in most circumstances, good thrusters are helpful in a tight spot, or in strong winds to take some of the load off lines when mooring.
  • Additional water tanks as standard the boat carries 100 gallons, we wanted to get to 200 so that hopefully we can avoid installing a watermaker. A seagull IV water filter will be installed at the galley. Whenever possible we use a domestic 10inch filter when filling our tanks.
  • Onan MDKBJ Generator. We have delayed installing Solar, wind or Hydro power for now until we have more experience of our usage and behaviour of the Lithium bank, the generator will keep batteries charged, and provide 230volt
  • Ebersacher M10 hydronic heating system plumbed into a Surecal twin coil calorifier so we dont have to run the engine or genset to make hot water.
  • Navigation instruments, three I70’s instruments mounted at the companionway, two 9inch Axiom Pro’s one at the nav desk and one mounted on the aft of the cockpit table, Quantum2 Doppler radar, AIS700, EV400 autopilot and Ray63 VHF.
  • To create a picture of the boat, the hull is a dark grey (RAL7012) with chrome cove line and boot top (Moulded in white with “chrome” vinyl tape laid over), she will have a synthetic deck in Silver with black caulk. Below the joinery will be in light walnut with the grain laid horizontally. Stainless steel trim will be inlaid into the fiddle rails and doors, with the cabin sole in Amtico “Dusky Walnut” and vanilla leather upholstery Headlining is white Silvertex, and sidelinings are in Macadamia with walnut inserts in the larger areas. Galley worktops are in Corian Ash Concrete, and heads in Carbon Concrete. She will be exactly to our taste faintly Deco / Moderne. More importantly she will be very easy to keep smart without the huge amount of of raw teak Discovery yachts normally have.
The finishhed article – Boot Dusseldorf 2019
Synthetic “Silver” decking
Walnut furniture with stainless trim. Amtico Dusky walnut and Miurhead vanilla leather.
Works for us!
Corian Ash Concrete galley surfaces