57' 3" (17.45m)

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ON A WHIM - 2012 57' 3" DISCOVERY Discovery 57
Lymington United Kingdom
£950,000 GBP

The 2012 57' 3" DISCOVERY Discovery 57 Cruising Sailboat ON A WHIM is a sail yacht for sale located in Lymington, United Kingdom.

White hulled Ron Holland Discovery 57 with a fantastic teak interior and cream upholstery. She comes with a fab Formula spar, in-mast and Reckmann push button front sails. She has been sparingly used and much loved. Below decks, she is a real tardis with a fab owner’s stateroom, 2 large guest cabins at the front and huge saloon. She sails powerfully and easily assisted by Mr North of North Sails. She is the business.

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LENGTH 57' 3" (17.45m)
BUILT 2012
BEAM 16' 8" (5.08m)
LOCATION Lymington, United Kingdom
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RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC or RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Hull moulding in white with light blue boot top and a taped cavita line in gold.
  • Cu-NI Guard Copper Antifouling.
  • White mullions.
  • Vinylester resin is used which gives superior strength over more traditional polyester resins.
  • The lay-up under vacuum ensures complete structural integrity & incorporates a high density foam core, providing exceptional stiffness and insulation that meets or exceeds full CE standard for Category ‘A-Ocean’.
  • Woven mat is used extensively for optimum strength to weight ratio, and is further reinforced by a layer of interwoven Kevlar throughout the bow area.
  • Massive stringers run the full length of the boat, with structural rings athwart ships, incorporating engine beds and tank supports.
  • Composite constructed bulkheads are rigidly laminated to the hull and deck.
  • Watertight bulkheads separate the chain locker / sail locker & sail locker/accommodation, and the aft lazarette lockers.
  • The deck is cored with plywood, with stainless steel or aluminum backing plates in all high-load areas.
  • The hull-to-deck joint is bonded with structural adhesives and is through-bolted with stainless steel fasteners.
  • Hull Moulding in "Flag Blue"Cavita line in gold tape, boot top line red over white mouldedin the gelcoat
  • The combination of two coats of isothalic gelcoat, with non-pigmented gelcoat below the waterline makes for an impervious hull surface that is highly resistant to osmosis.
  • The hull below the waterline has 3 coats of epoxy (a further barrier to osmosis) and given two coats of Coppercoat anti-fouling for up to 10 years protection.


Keel & Rudder:

  • External lead keel - 10,000 Kgs (22,000 lbs) Ron Holland designed a high performance keel, specifically shaped to provide maximum performance, stability and comfort.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Volvo Penta D3-150. Engine Hours: 730 @ 07-08-2020.
  • Tier 3 emission compliant, excellent economy, coupled to a 2.43:1 reduction gearbox.
  • Racor Twin Fuel Filter system with alarm.
  • Engine room insulation in white.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • The main engine has been maintained in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations since build.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Volvo Morse Control on the starboard steering pedestal.
  • Gori-folding prop with Overdrive, provides excellent economy with ropecutter. 
  • Aquadrive coupling, 38 mm (1.5”) stainless steel shaft and thrust bearing for reduced vibration.
  • Side-power SE150-215T Bow Thruster (150kg/330lbs thrust)
  • Twin 1060mm (42”), leather covered alloy wheels, Jefa torque tube steering system, giving a positive and direct control.
  • Jefa auto pilot drive unit.
  • Jefa Semi-balanced, over-sized, GRP, Kevlar reinforcement rudder blade, with a solid rudderstock of high-yield 329 stainless steel.

Electrical Systems

  • 12V, 24V system supply, 230V domestic system, UK type sockets throughout.
  • Marine-grade tinned cabling is used throughout.
  • 12v socket fitted to navigation desk


Battery Banks:

  • Domestic batteries: 24v (12x x2v) Sonnenschein/Exide A602 sealed gel batteries (748 Ah upgrade), design life 15 to 20 years.
  • Engine and Genset: 2 x12 AGM batteries, with connector switch for emergency
  • Bow Thruster: 2 x 12v AGM batteries.


Battery Chargers:

  • Victron Isolation transformer 230v, 32A, 7000W, 50-60Hz.
  • Victron Quattro-24v-5k-100A-230V, 50-60Hz charger / inverter, with a Victron Blue panel remote control.



  • 2 x Engine mounted alternators:60 Amp (12v) unit for charging the engine start battery. 110 Amp (24v) alternator with Mastervolt regulator for charging house batteries.


  • Onan 7kVa generator installed in engine room for near silent running.


Shore Power:

  • 220v shore power connection with ring main throughout the yacht.


Other Electrical:

  • Silent Wind 24v generator fitted to aft antenna pole (pole is flanged to take an alternative satellite dome)

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Jabsco duel stage pump, provides high volume, 40psi fresh water supply, 75 ltr hot water calorifier.
  • Back-up, foot-operated fresh water pump in the galley.
  • 75 litre, twin coil, insulated calorifier boiler, heated via engine, heating system or AC electric power c/w expansion tank.
  • Aquasource water filter for galley tap.
  • Pressurised saltwater supply in chain locker c/w hose.
  • Hot and cold fresh water shower at transom.
  • Fresh water point in tray in cockpit.
  • All Seacocks made from Marelon (nylon).



  • Seafresh H206A Water Maker, 102 litres/hr - including remineralisation unit.


Bilge Pumps:

  • Manual bilge pump - Plastimo type with handle integrated operated from the cockpit
  • Automatic bilge pump to both lazarettes with alarm at helm.
  • 3 x Automatic bilge pumps in sail locker & lazerettes with helm alarms.


Grey & Black Water:

  • Grey water system (linked to heads & galley)
  • 115 litres holding tank, with level sensor.



  • Total capacity of 1,370 litres (301.35 gallons) in 2 x corrosion resistant polyethylene fuel tanks, with large inspection windows.
  • Double Racor fuel water separator/filter with alarm.
  • KTI fuel Polishing Module & manifold for various polishing options, including fuel transfer between tanks.


Fresh water:

  • Total capacity of 1,000 litres (219.96 gallons).


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • 2 x Blackwater tanks, 110 litres(24.19 gallons) & 80 litres (17.59 gallons).
  • Greywater holding tank, 115 litres (25.29 gallons).



  • Gas bottle locker to house 2 x 6kg propane bottles, regulator & manifold.
  • Electric solenoid gas safety shut-off valve in galley.
  • Piped gas supply and fitting for pushpit-mounted BBQ.

Navigation Equipment

Navigation - Above deck:

  • 4kw 18" Raymarine HD Digital Radar.
  • ICOM 505 VHF fitted with loud hailer on mast.
  • Radar Reflector - Echomax (Active).
  • Raymarine 1 x i70 on port helm, 1 x i70 on starboard helm
  • Furuno independent GPS on port pedestal
  • Pedestal compasses on both pedestals
  • Raymarine Smart Pilot on both pedestals
  • Anchor counter and operation at starboard helm with a remote below


Navigation - Below deck:

  • Raymarine Smart Pilot Controller - handheld wireless remote autopilot.
  • Raymarine AIS 650.
  • SSB wiring with Icom HF IC-M802
  • C125 plotter in custom teak pedestal which retracts into the helm station when not in use
  • Icom 505 VHF

Domestic Equipment


  • Galley taps with pull out shower head in chrome.
  • Galley waste has plug and strainer incorporated, not chain and plugs.
  • Panasonic microwave, grill & oven, 230v.
  • Bosch Full size automatic washer/dryer installed in workroom.
  • Ocean Chef XL gimbaled, stainless steel gas cooker with 5 burners, grill & oven & hood extractor fan above.
  • Three basin sink, with backup foot pump fresh water supply.
  • Large custom-designed 300 litre (10.4 cubic feet) front opening fridge and large front opening 170 litre (6 cubic feet) freezer (or optional fridge), superbly insulated, 24v, keel cooled for efficiency.



  • Forward and aft heads drain fitted in floor as well as shower area.
  • 2 x Tecma Electric heads (fresh or salt-water options), with 100/80l litres gravity black water tanks.

Heating & Ventilation:

  • Climma Air Conditioning for the Aft cabin and Saloon
  • Forward cabin air conditioning unit unstalled
  • 230v extractor fan over the cooker that vents to the exterior.
  • Eberspacher Hydonic M-2, M10 circulating hot water system with radiators in each cabin & heads.
  • 8 x 24v DC fans, 2 in saloon & each cabin.
  • 3 x low profile dorades in forward cabins, 2 vents in aft cabin for good natural ventilation.



  • Fusion MS-AV700 marine entertainment DVD/CD/Ipod player with on deck speakers
  • Samsung TV fitted in aft cabin, including TV antenna
  • Samsung TV fitted in forward cabin, including TV antenna



  • Transom step light LED 10-10435W.
  • LED navigation lights, including LED tricolor/anchor light.
  • LED spreader deck down lighters, LED transom light, LED Cockpit lighting.
  • Dimmable interior LED lighting throughout, red night light at Navigation station & galley.
  • Interior sole-board red night lighting throughout.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • All the interior joinery is in teak with Wenge detailing
  • The teak saloon table includes a compass rose.
  • Amtico flooring throughout, which matches the teak joinery beautifully
  • Galley corian in Sandstone.
  • Aft heads corian in Elderberry.
  • Saloon seating cushions in Cream Leather
  • The seating to starboard is in a cream cloth
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Navigation seat cushions in Brown Leather.
  • Aft cabin head board in Cream Leather.
  • Aft cabin roman blinds/curtains in Zimmer Rohde Avanti Stripe.
  • Forward cabin headboard in Novaseude Fawn.
  • Forward cabin roman blinds/curtains in Zimmer Rohde Avanti Stripe.
  • Pullman cabin roman blinds/curtains in Zimmer Rohde Avanti Stripe.
  • Oceanair skysol blinds to saloon in Chintz Topaz 465-0555.
  • Oceanair Venetian blinds (heads and galley) in Brushed Bronze
  • Shade/Mosquito screens fitted to all hatches.
  • Large owners cabin aft with en-suite leading forward to a large inline U shaped galley to port.
  • The centerpiece is a stunning raised saloon with genuine panoramic views.
  • Adjoining the saloon is a utility room/workshop with a washing machine, spares lockers and walk-in access to the engine room.
  • There is another full double cabin forward cabin & pullman cabin with offset bunks. Spacious forward heads with partitioned shower.


Description of layout:

  • Panaromic salon windows giving 270 degree views, in tinted airline grade glass with Oceanair skysol blinds.
  • Teak interior finish with an attractive Wenge insets and detailing.
  • Hardwearing Amtico flooring throughout to match the teak joinery
  • Leather saloon seating in cream leather with a brown leather navigation seat
  • A superb folding saloon table top, for 6 to 8 peoplein teak with a compass rose
  • The galley width provides safe working at sea with windows.
  • There are 2x centre line sinks, plus a drying ‘sink’ & Blanche Corian worktops.
  • Extensive locker and drawer storage; handy garbage chute.
  • The master cabin has 2x twin vertical hull windows for bedside views with electric roman blinds & a king-size berth
  • The starboard quarter has a fabric seat.
  • There are lee cloths in all berths.
  • Recessed Skyscreens, with duel blanking & mosquito screens on cabin hatches throughout providing undisturbed sleep.


Engine Room & Engine Controls:

  • Full walk-in access from utility room/workshop with excellent sound insulation and 240v low noise electric engine-room fans. 
  • Twin throttle controls & control panels, one at each helm.
  • Volvo NMEA 2000 output to plotters.

Deck Equipment


  • Formula white painted mast with hydraulic in mast main sail furling, with emergency manual drive.
  • Twin Whisker poles stowed on mast c/w 2 x uphauls, 2 x pole downhauls.
  • Reckman electric furler for both Genoa & Jib.
  • Navtec Hydraulic Boom Vang.
  • 2nd Spinnaker halyard (halyard, splicing, swivel snap shackle, cranked top bracket on mast, turning block and Spinlock jammer).
  • Stainless steel rigging screw covers.



  • Electric winches & electric mainsheet traveler.



  • North Sail, Dyneema Radial Cut Sail material.
  • Mainsail SRP95 80.0 sq m 861 sq ft with 4 x vertical battens.
  • Self-tacking Blade Jib SRP95, 58.0 sq m 624 sq ft with 4 x vertical battens.
  • Genoa SRP75, 109.0 sq m 1173 sq ft.
  • UV sail protection for sails



  • Guard wires with bottle screws for tension.
  • GS Composite Carbon Gangway with custom storage area in forward lazarette
  • Gin and tonic seats at pulpit and pushpit
  • Forward and aft fixed stainless steel stanchions
  • 2 x folding midships boarding ladders.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Delta anchor with 100m x 12mm chain
  • Lewmar V5 electric anchor windlass with wireless remote & pedestal mounted control and chain counter.
  • Deep self-draining chain locker, with chain kicker/ diverter plate.
  • Twin roller stainless steel stem.
  • 10 x Stainless steel mooring cleats (2 x oversized at bow, 4 x folding midships, 4 x aft).
  • Various mooring lines and fenders.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Acyrlic colour for exterior canvas work Off White ACOW15UC/PU.
  • Windscreen mounted in cab top.
  • Exterior Covers and Cushions.
  • Cockpit cushion and helm seat set in white with blue piping
  • Sprayhood in Acrylic Off White.
  • Bimini Topin Acrylic Off White
  • Pedestal & Wheel covers in Acrylic Off White
  • Cockpit table cover in Acrylic Off White
  • Full Dinghy Cover in Acrylic Off Whitte
  • Full set of cockpit & helm cushions.


Tender & Outboard:

  • 3.10m Ribeye Dinghy with 9.9hp engine including lashing straps, davit protectors, fuel, outboard lock, keel guard, lifting points & strops.
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel davits with electric / hydraulic pivoting arms, push button control.


Safety Equipment:

  • Custom Push pit mounted life raft cradle suitable for hydrostatic release.
  • Kannad Safelink EPIRB (1).
  • Horseshoe set c/w bracket and light - colour white (2).
  • Kim Lifebuoy Drogue and Pocket (2).
  • 6 man liferaft – needs service .


Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Fire blanket in galley.

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Sue Grant
Berthon International
The Shipyard Lymington, SO41 3YL United Kingdom

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