Offering Great Value! – Discovery 55, VELA VEE Now at a Reduced Price
July 11th, 2023
The Discovery 55, VELA VEE is for sale and has had a recent price tumble. We thought we would give you the opportunity to see what makes her tick. As the long-time preferred brokers for Discovery Yachts brokerage, we are sure our readers are well aware that the Discovery 55 is a classic and has a strong reputation among bluewater sailors. Each Discovery 55, since hull #001, was built with no expensive spared and this is obvious as soon as you step on-board this example…
She has been lovingly cared for since new; this includes a recent mini refit at Berthon International’s HQ/the Berthon Boatyard in Lymington, UK:
All saloon windows replaced with Houdini frameless windows.
All new Raymarine navigation equipment.
Saloon seating area reupholstered.
Four x 260Ah 12v gel batteries replaced.
Hull and topside polished, fresh antifoul & new anodes.
All seacocks replaced.
Extensive engine maintenance.
All standing rigging replaced in 2017.
Discovery 55, VELA VEE was first launched in 2003, and is in only her second ownership – and not yet used to cross any oceans. She has the feel of a much newer yacht.
Exploring the Accommodation & Deck Equipment of Discovery 55, VELA VEE
Down below there are three good-sized cabins; the owner’s stateroom is directly aft, with two guest cabins forward.
In the saloon, she has the traditional Mark 1 layout with a large circular seating area. This offers a true deck saloon with panoramic views and dining table for seven people to sit comfortably or fold down to coffee table size. In the same space, you have the raised full sized chart table giving excellent visibility while at sea.
Her linear galley offers a safe design to lock you in place when under way, plenty of cooking space, a two-door refrigerator with a 10.4 cu.ft capacity and a well-insulated 6.1 cu.ft capacity freezer.
On deck is the classic Discovery 55 rig, set up with a Solent rig forward and electric in-mast furling giving you a powerful but manageable sail plan. Her Kemp sails were new in 2018/19 and standing & running rigging replaced 2017. All lines lead into the centre cockpit and the new cockpit tent will keep you protected in all weathers.
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An Insight into the Current Plans of Discovery 55, VELA VEE
Overall Discovery 55, VELA VEE is a superb cruising yacht that was been thoughtfully specified for long distance family cruising. She has succeeded admirably in this role and has been carefully maintained throughout her life. She is lying ashore with Berthon International in Lymington, UK, and with her recent price reduction and upgrades – now is the perfect time for her to set off on her next adventures.