• 55.75'
  • 2011
  • Lymington, United Kingdom
  • £650,000


Stunning example of a recent Discovery.  The first one to have the new, more open, saloon layout that is the inspiration for the MKII.  Clever saloon layout with more space but not compromising on comfort or safety.  Low miles having just done an Atlantic circuit and well maintained by fastidious and particular owners.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: DISCOVERY
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Discovery 55
  • Model Year: 2011
  • YearBuilt: 2011
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Unpaid
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 55' 9" (16.99m)
  • LWL: 44' 9" (13.64m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 15' 8" (4.78m)
  • Min Draft: 7' 3" (2.21m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 22,500 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 787 Liters
  • Holding Tank: 80 Liters
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,262 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 8
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Ron Holland
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 4LHA-HTP
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (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 "Navy Blue", boot top line red over white.

·         Cavita line in gel coat in white.

·         Antifouling in Seajet red.

·         Stainless steel rubbing rail on gunwale by cleats.


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.

·         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.


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.

·         Semi balanced large Kevlar reinforced rudder.


Engine & Gearboxes:

·         1 x Yanmar 4LHA-HTP 160hp; fresh water cooled.

·         Gearbox ratio of 2.68:1.

·         Stainless steel Morse control.

·         Racor twin fuel filter with alarm.


Maintenance & Performance:

·         Engine Hours: c. 1,472.

·         The main engine has been serviced in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.


Propulsion & Steering:

·         Single lever controls at cockpit pedestal.

·         1060mm 42” leather covered stainless steel wheel controlling a Whitlock Mamba, solid rod steering system.

·         3-bladed 24” diameter feathering Gori propeller with ‘overdrive’.

·         Rope cutter.

·         Maxpower 125 composite 10hp bowthruster; new motor (2014).

·         Oversized autopilot.

·         Emergency steering tiller.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

·         24v System.

·         Single 220v socket fitted at forward outboard galley, plus double aft outboard galley.

·         Double 220v socket fitted at outboard saloon on port mullion.

·         Double 220v socket fitted at saloon seating, adjacent to Eberspacher outlet.

·         Single 220v socket fitted in pilot berth foot end, adjacent to double switch, plus 1 behind curtain.

·         12v socket on pedestal.

·         12v socket on mast.

·         12v socket in locker by navigation station.

·         Numerous other 220v sockets located in/at:

1.       Forward cabin.

2.       Pullman cabin.

3.       Navigation station pedestal by chart table.

4.       Under navigation station.

5.       By PC.

6.       Aft cabin port.

7.       Aft cabin starboard.

·         Additional double 220v socket fitted in the locker above trotter box. 1 x Socket fitted to each shelf, 1 x for printer and 1 x for laptop.


Battery Banks:

·         12 x 2v sealed gel batteries for house, providing 760 amp/hours at 24v.

·         1 x 120 amp/hour start battery for engine.

·         1 x 120 amp/hour start battery for generator.

·         Blue power Victron battery monitoring panel.


Battery Chargers:

·         House battery charging via shore power (220 or 110v) or onboard 7kW generator and charger.

·         Battery charger – allows yacht to be charged with any input voltage (suitable for USA).



·         Balmar 97 series 140 amp hour alternator for 24V supply.

·         Yanmar 55 amp hour alternator for start batteries



·         7kW Onan generator.

·         Generator Hours: c. 521.2.

·         Additional sound insulation for generator, very quiet.


Shore Power:

·         230v/50 Hz shore power.

·         16 amp shore power cable.

·         32 amp shore power cable.

·         USA shore power option


Other Electrical:

·         3kW Inverter providing 230v/50 Hz.

·         Isolation transformer for all incoming shorepower.

·         Marine grade tinned cabling is used throughout. 

Plumbing Systems


·         Hot tub plumbing.


Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

·         Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system.

·         Pressurised sea water for deck wash, electric toilets and hot tub.

·         50 litre insulated calorifier with immersion heater.

·         Hot & cold stern shower



·         Seafresh H206A watermaker, 102 litres/hr.



·         Total capacity of 1,262 litres in 3 x tanks (338 starboard aft, 562 port aft, 372 port forward).


Fresh water:

·         Total capacity of 787 litres in 2 x tanks (376 starboard, 411 port).


Blackwater holding tanks:

·         Total capacity of 80 litres (17 gallons) in 2 x tanks (45/35 litres).

Navigation Equipment

·         Upgraded antenna mast for KVH satellite broadband.

·         ST60 Speed and ST 60 windinstruments on pod above companionway, plus ST60 Graphic.

·         ST60 depth and ST60 Graphic at chart table.

·         ST60 close haul fitted on pedestal.

·         ST6002, plus pilot control display, fitted on pedestal.

·         Raymarine SPX30 corepack for full MARPA facility.

·         Raymarine E90W chart plotter & integral radar display on pedestal.

·         4kW HD Raymarine radar inc. display on helmsman’s pedestal.

·         Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS antenna.

·         Furuno GP33 fixed GPS with antenna mounted next to Trac Phone – connected to VHF and PC.

·         Raymarine Smart Pilot Controller – handheld wireless remote autopilot.

·         Raymarine AIS 500 send and receive

·         Navionics Gold SD cards for Scandinavia, Europe, Caribbean, USA East Coast and Nova Scotia.

·         Icom 505 VHF/DSC with second station at pedestal, fitted with loud hailer on mast.

·         KVH Fleet track phone FB250, phone and data – Broadband.

·         Wi-Fi antenna fitted to the transom, including socket at navigation deck. 

·         Wireless wifi router for FB250 and land base.

·         15” screen at chart table; repeats Chart plotter and Computer (switchable).

Domestic Equipment


·         Permanent gas supply and bayonet fitting for gas barbecue, on aft deck.

·         Washer/dryer in aft shower compartment.



·         Stainless steel self-contained fridge unit.

·         Stainless steel self-contained freezer unit.

·         GN Espace 4-burner cooker.

·         Light and extractor fan; 3-speed fan.

·         Microwave.

·         Freshwater filter.



·         Head taps in chrome.

·         2 x Electric WCs with fresh or sea flush.

·         Hot and cold aft swim platform shower.


Heating & Ventilation:

·         Eberspacher Hydronic M10 central heating. Three zones independently controlled.

·         7 x 3-speed fans fitted in cabins.



·         Pair of speakers in saloon – fitted on starboard side above pilot berth/sofa in headlining.

·         Cockpit speakers recessed adjacent to the helm position.

·         Alpine 9861 dvd/cd/tuner, multi region with ipod interface.

·         Glowmex TV antenna.

·         TV lift mechanism fitted starboard side behind sofa; Sony Bravia 26”.

·         Canon PIXMA iP100 printer with rechargeable battery, fitted in locker.

·         Computer – Various programs, including SeaPro providing back up chart plotter using the Navionics SD cards.



·         Light switches fitted in headlining adjacent to companionway – in overhead port side.

·         Overhead lights in chrome.

·         Nav. desk night light installed in headlining (red light) over chart table – switched.

·         Reading light in saloon, to forward face of navigation desk.

·         3 x Reading lights in saloon, fitted to saloon forward bulkhead, plus 1 over pilot berth; floor night lights in red.

·         2 x Reading lights fitted to Pullman cabin, plus 2 x in aft cabin, and 2 x in foreward cabin.

·         Bendy light fitted to nav. desk – LED red and white.

·         Single boom light.

·         Hella LED navigation lights, plus tricolor.

·         Mast has a 24v deck flood light.


Summary of Accommodation:

·         All main saloon windows are double glazed toughened safety glass.

·         2 x Front opening windows in saloon.

·         Opening hull ports at galley, pilot berth and in owner’s cabin;

·         Standard joinery in Cherry.

·         Retaining catches on floor hatches.

·         2 x Overhead Lewmar hatches in saloon.

·         Cherry/holly 40 x 4mm spacing laminate flooring throughout.

·         Corian surfaces in heads and galley; in cream in the galley and pale rose in the heads compartments; with non-standard moulded in hand basins in white corian.

·         Full walk-in engine room.

·         Lee cloths throughout colour in standard Beige.

·         Stainless steel door handles.

·         Push button catches in large chrome.

·         All doors have inlay in sycamore, madrona and figured cherry to trim.

·         7 Lewmar portlights in coachroof, all opening with flyscreens

·         6 Gebo opening Port lights in hull

·         Opening transom port light.

·         Forward cabin overhead hatch.

·         All overhead hatches incorporate Ocean Sky screens


Note: Wardrobe instead of starboard seat in aft cabin.


Description of layout from forwards:


Main Forward Cabin:

·         Alternative layout with head aft, footstools and high level lockers.

·         Concealed Shade/Mosquito Screen.

·         Ventilation grills fitted to high level locker doors, either side of the forward cabin berth.

·         Windscoop for forward hatch.

·         2 x Drawers, wardrobe, shelves and large cupboard.

·         Dorade.


Pullman Cabin:

·         Upper and lower berth.

·         2 x Hatches, with fly screens.

·         Wardrobe forward and shelved cupboard aft

·         Drawers; with major drawer storage beneath bunks.

·         Reading lights for both bunks.


Heads Compartment:

·         220v electric heated towel rails.

·         Electric WC – fresh/salt water (switchable)

·         Separate shower compartment.



·         Centre of saloon table has insert so that it is flush when folded up, item covered in baize to prevent it from damaging the table top.

·         Saloon table top open with compass rose, burr madrona veneer with sycamore inlay and cherry cross banded edge.

·         Canvas cover for table.

·         Magazine slot fitted to forward saloon seating, including lid with finger hole.

·         Concealed Sky screens (shade/Mosquito) to both Saloon coach roof hatches.

·         Navigation desk in standard pod arrangement.

·         Bookshelf fitted behind centre saloon seating forward bulkhead.

·         Lockers fitted outboard of navigation desk.

·         Grab handles fitted on navigation desk inboard face, ceiling and companionway

·         Lee cloth to starboard saloon sofa/pilot berth.

·         Foot locker under trotter box cushion in saloon.

·         Drinks cabinet in table support. Wine storage locker


Note:  TV on motorized mechanism, hides behind sofa when not in use.


Navigation Area:

·         Barolo Clock and barometer.

·         Protection for navigation seat.



·         Cup rack mounted at aft end of galley – 2 x stack of mugs and tumblers.

·         Larder with 4 x basket drawers.

·         Double drainer stainless steel sinks

·         Corian Dump sink

·         Removable Corian covers for sinks

·         Separate chopping board to fit over main sink

·         3 x Drawers fitted under dump sink, 1 x large and 2 x small.

·         Microwave

·         4 burner cooker with extractor fan over

·         Under floor storage



Aft Cabin:

·         2 x wardrobes in aft cabin

·         1 x Additional shelf in locker – port locker (shoe shelf low level).

·         Bookshelves in aft cabin, below port lights port and starboard.

·         Aft section of aft cabin wardrobes are opening to create extra storage.

·         Centreline Kingsize berth (6’6” long, 5’9” wide)

·         Sprung mattress for comfort


Ensuite Heads:

·         220v electric heated towel rail.

·         Tecma electric toilet - Fresh or Salt water

·         Separate shower Compartment

·         Access to engine room and Washer/Dryer


·         Deep centre cockpit for safety and comfort.

·         Large drains to remove water quickly with steel grating to stop smaller items being lost.

·         Deep shaped seat backs for maximum comfort and safety.

·         Substantial teak cockpit table with drinks holders.

·         Water resistant cockpit speakers.

·         Single steering pedestal.

·         Fitted cushions for cockpit.

·         Manual bilge pump.

·         Hot tub

·         Teak grating.

·         Fresh water washdown 

Deck Equipment


·         Electric in-mast reefing.

·         White spars.

·         Single whisker pole stowed on mast in white.

·         Selden manual Furlex.

·         Selden rod kicker.

·         Radar reflector – Echomax (active).

·         Radar reflector – Echomax (passive).

·         2 x Spinnaker halyards (halyard, splicing, swivel snap shackle, cranked top bracket on mast, turning block and spinlock jammer each.

·         Emergency handle for in-mast reefing.


Winches (Lewmar):

·         Electric mainsheet winch upgrade from manual winch (54ST).

·         Additional mainsheet winch on starboard side (Electric) (54ST) includes winch, double main sheet, additional turning block and teak block, and additional U bolt fitted.

·         2 x Lewmar 2 speed electric sheet winches (68ST)

·         1 x Lewmar electric winch (54ST) on coachroof

·         2 x Locking winch handles.



·         Solent rig, reaching Genoa, self-tacking jib and in mast furling leach batten mainsail

·         All by NORTH sails 2012.

·         Lightweight, low stretch radial panel construction

·         Soft Norlam,-  laminated Mylar and soft Polyester

·         Main  68.14 sq m

·         Jib  54.3 sq m

·         Genoa  88.3 sq m

·         As above serviced by North (USA) 2014

·         UV coatings to all three sails.

·         Cruising Chute with snuffer by NORTH sails – 189 sq m

·         Sail Number GBR 5539



·         Pulpit and pushpit. Flag staff holder on port side, and life ring holders.

·         Flush style stainless steel dorade.

·         Bathing ladder with hot and cold freshwater shower

·         Side ladder and mounts – includes additional rungs to below the waterline

·         Folding Steps in port and starboard lazarette lockers.

·         Lockable latches on all deck locker hatches.

·         Single antenna mastfitted to transom starboard side for the broadband antenna, wi-fi etc.

·         Grab handles run along the saloon coach roof.

·         2 x U bolt fitted, on the capping rail just aft of the forward 1st stanchion, one port, one starboard - to use for Main boom preventer lines.

·         2 x U bolt fitted, on the capping rail forward of chain plates, one port, one starboard - to use a Barber hauler position.

·         Boarding gates and stanchions.

·         Sealed cockpit table.

·         Teak grating in aft cockpit.

·         U-Bolts fitted in the cockpit for safety harness attachment - Upgraded to large 10mm Wichard pad eyes.

·         2 x Additional Wichard pad eyes fitted to cockpit area around wheel to tie wheel to when hove to.

·         Passerelle socket fitted into top step – socket 30mm diameter.

·         Modified stemhead includes passerelle socket.

·         Emergency tiller.

·         1 x Ensign staff.

·         2 x American style GRP 6KG propane gas bottles with switchable regulator


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

·         Lewmar V4 vertical windlass – capstan. (new motor 2015)

·         Fitted remote control for windlass at wheel pedestal. Hand held Wireless remote for use at the bow.

·         Stemhead and rollers for main anchor.

·         Self draining chain locker; saltwater pressurised deck and anchor wash located in the chain locker.

·         Spade 40kg anchor.

·         80m of 10mm calibrated chain.

·         Anchor snubber

·         Fortress kedge anchor

·         10m chain plus 50m octoplait nylon for kedge anchor.

·         Kedge anchor support on stern rail.

·         24’ diameter Para anchor with 100m line and bridle. (Available separately)

·         12 x Mooring cleats.

·         Stainless steel anchor roller for kedge.

·         Additional stainless steel anchor roller fitted on port side.

·         6 x White fenders; 2 large yellow round fenders

·         2 x 18mm 10m nylon mooring warps.

·         2 x 18mm 15m nylon mooring warps.

·         2 x 18mm 25m nylon mooring warps

·         1 x Boathook.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

·         Sprayhood in beige.

·         Bimini top in beige; attaches to sprayhood.

·         Bimini sides and back with mesh windows and blinds providing a full cockpit  tent

·         Pedestal and wheel cover in beige.

·         Cockpit table cover in beige

·         Dinghy cover in beige (Needs alteration or replacement)

·         Fitted cockpit cushions.

·         Full 4 part winter cover


Tender & Outboard:

·         Electric davits (150kg load) fitted; suitable for 3.15 rib and 9.9hp engine. Spare wires for davits.

·         3.15m dinghy  - New 2015

·         Outboard bracket on pushpit – accommodates 9.9hp outboard.

·         Outboard crane


Safety Equipment:

·         Stainless steel stanchions with higher than standard guard rail for added safety around deck.

·         Strong webbing Jackstays.

·         Raymarine Lifetag man overboard alert system.

·         8 man Iso 9650 type 1 Ocean liferaft; in pushpit frame with hydrostatic release.

·         McMurdo 406 EPIRB with GPS.

·         Jonbouy man overboard recovery unit

·         2 x Horseshoe sets c/w bracket and aquaspec light.

·         Kim lifebuoy drogue and pocket.

·         1 x Poly bottle for flares.

·         4 x Ikaros red parachute rockets (MCA).

·         4 x Ikaros red handheld flares (MCA).

·         2 x Ikaros buoyant smoke.

·         4 x Ikaros white hand flares.

·         Navigation day shapes.


Fire-fighting equipment:

·         3 x Dry powder fire extinguishers.

·         1 x Fire Blanket

·         1 x Engine Room automatic fire extinguisher



·         Full set of Manuals for all equipment with Index.

·         Substantial inventory of spares.

·         Copy Index and Spares Inventory available on request.