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Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
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0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
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Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404

Broker’s Comments

The Discovery 55, of course, a benchmark bluewater yacht and the fleet is well proven with many hundreds of nautical miles beneath their respective keels. Discovery 55 SHAMANS DRUM has been in her current ownership for the bulk of her life and has been carefully maintained and sailed in the Mediterranean. She has moderate hours and good upgrades like new standing rigging recently and she is a good example of her class.

Easily sailed shorthanded or even single handed, she has comfortable accommodation for six and a wonderful deck saloon and interior watch keeping area, which is fantastic when passagemaking. Truly a bluewater yacht for all oceans.

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Owner’s Comments

The original goal had been to buy my own ocean-going sailing yacht whilst having the time to go long term sailing. Having decided that apart from great sea keeping ability, I wanted a home from home in terms of comfort. I wanted a bed that you can access from both sides, and windows I could see out of (without having to stand on the sofa). Also good stowage for deck gear as well as for clothing, every day essentials, etc. The Discovery 55 gave it all in bucket loads.

As luck would have it, while intending to view a Discovery 55 at the 2007 Southampton Boat Show, I found that Discovery were selling a four and a half year old boat – so viewed her.

I was smitten, and bought her late October. The first trip was a four hundred mile run in mid-November to take SHAMANS DRUM up to Conwy, North Wales, which is close to my home. After encountering various weather en-route, I was still more than happy. The deep centre cockpit with various clipping on points gives great protection and comfort. May 2008 – we headed for the Med, with a few stops on the way. Once into the Mediterranean, we slowed down a little, spending plenty of time around the Balearics, then on to winter 08/09 at Barcelona. The general theme being ‘East’, after generally following the coast we dropped down through Corsica, Sardinia, and then on to Greece via the Messina Straights, with the aim of wintering at Corfu. I had chartered a number of times in the Greek Ionian Islands and loved the place. As they were selling berth leases at the time, I decided to settle there and use it as a base as the cruising areas close by are fabulous and transport links good making it easy for visitors. Apart from cruising the Ionian itself extensively, often short-handed or with family and friends, we have had trips to Montenegro, Croatia, Venice, Crete, around the Aegean Islands and around the Peloponnese. Turkey and beyond are only a stone’s throw away. Especially when you have SHAMAN’s sea keeping abilities and comfort onboard.

Since 2008, I have spent six or so months a year on SHAMANS DRUM and spent a few years living on-board. While the Discovery 55 is easy to live on in comfort, no matter what type of cruising, the yacht is built for it and delivers, from being safe and reliable if bad weather hits, to being a beautiful yacht to sail, capable of a good turn of speed and easily shorthanded. Moreover, I still look back with pleasure every time I dinghy away!

Winter Maintenance Program – 2021/2022

Works to be undertaken:

  • Main engine starter motor.
  • Main engine injector pump and injectors.
  • Main engine heat exchanger.
  • Main engine 12v alternator.
  • Main engine 24v alternator.
  • Sikaflex repairs to deck caulking.

Berthon Book

Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Discovery Yachts Ltd.
  2. Model: Discovery 55
  3. Yacht Name: SHAMANS DRUM
  4. Hull Designer: Ron Holland
  5. Year Built: 2003
  6. LOA: 54’9” / 16.70m
  7. LWL: 44’9” / 13.64m
  8. Beam: 15’8” / 4.78m
  9. Min Draft / Max Draft: 7’3” / 2.23m
  10. Displacement: 22,500kg / 49,604lb
  11. Berths: 7 berths in 3 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  12. Engine Count: 1 Perkins M115 Diesel
  13. Country: Gouvia, Greece
  14. Asking Price: £425,000, VAT paid
Contact Details
sue-grant-18, Berthon Brokerage

Sue Grant
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222
E-Mail: sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
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Your Local Broker, Internationally

Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthonspain.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404


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