High latitude prepared Discovery 55, SAXON BLUE is for sale
April 12th, 2023
Hull number 30 of this incredible bluewater cruising yacht, the Discovery 55 sisterhood is iconic with their easily handled Solent rigs, automated sailing from the cockpit, sweet lines from Ron Holland and lovely deck saloons with interior watch keeping capability. They have a walk in engine room and three lovely sleeping cabins. They offer a safe platform for serious cruising, rewarding sailing and they are also incredibly easy on the eye.
Discovery 55, SAXON BLUE has a flag blue hull, Jotun red antifouling and sweeping teak decks. You can have a look at a walk through video of her here:
SAXON BLUE was commissioned for an owner who was interested in high latitude sailing and her specification reflects this. She has a stainless steel stem plate, Kevlar hull strengthening and a host of other updates including electric cooking to avoid difficulties with freezing gas in cold waters. He sailed her to Iceland, Greenland and Canada in 2009. In addition to her cold water kit, she is also fully equipped for tropical sailing with a fixed bimini, tropical air conditioning, passerelle and more. This meant that in the following year, her first owner was able to cruise comfortably aboard her in the Caribbean.
Her current owner has substantially upgraded her with new Raymarine electronics and radar and a full review of her systems. In his ownership she has cruised in the Mediterranean, but he will not now undertake the extended cruise which he intended. In the meantime, she is totally prepared for the season and has been fully serviced.
SAXON BLUE has an automated rig with powered furling on the two fronts stays. All the sailing controls have been brought back to the helm station with duplicate controls port and starboard to make it easy for the helmsman to control the sails without moving from station. It also makes for a very clear cockpit forward.
In addition, she was designed with an open saloon area with two comfortable Stressless chairs to starboard which are a great place to relax when you are off watch. Her interior is executed in warm cherry and she has modest hours on both the main engine and generator.
SAXON BLUE is a truly dual purpose bluewater cruising yacht, at home in high latitude or in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Caribbean or the Pacific seas.