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Price reduced and just updated:
KIWI SPIRIT is the only used Discovery 50 cat for sale worldwide. Somebody who wants one either must buy factory new at GBP 1.1m on a like for like spec basis or make a realistic offer for Kiwi Spirit. Owner has reduced the price to GBP750k and is open to offers. She represents a significant discount upon new and is available now. Fully sorted. A new build will take a year plus a season of debugging and usual warranty issues!
The boat has just been hauled and has had an under water inspection by a professional marine surveyor. She has had her copper coat antifouling refreshed. Engines have been serviced and on a preventative maintenance basis the sail drive diaphragms have been replaced. At the same time we have replaced propeller seals and bearings. She has a new sprayhood and Bimini.
In short she is a turn-key proposition, ready to go, in first class order throughout with full cruising inventory and could be in the Caribbean for the winter season.
KIWI SPIRIT is set up for short-handed world cruising with effortless handling, in style and with considerable comfort. She is fully equipped and truly ready for “take off”. This exceptional and rare Discovery 50 is essentially a turn-key proposition. Sail handling is a facilitated with twin furling head sails, self-tacking jib and in mast-furling along with electric winches. All the re-fitting and upgrades have been done and most importantly she is “fully sorted”. The high specifications speaks for itself.
Description of KIWI SPIRIT
Discovery 50 Sailing Catamaran “KIWI SPIRIT”
LOA: 50’ / 15.4m
Beam: 25’9” / 7.84m
Draft: 4’6” / 1.3m
Displacement: 14,500kg / 31,967lb
Hull Material: GRP
Engine:2 x Yanmar 75hp
Designer: Dixon Yacht Design; Int. Ken Freivokh
Accommodation: 6 berths in 3 cabins
Builder:Discovery Yachts Ltd., UK
Location: S. Spain
Price: £795,000 ex VAT (if applicable)
RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”
Keel & Rudder:
Engines & Gearboxes:
Range & Performance:
Propulsion & Steering:
Battery Banks and battery monitoring:
a) 24v House batteries
b) 12v Start batteries
AC Generator (Retrofit 2103):
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:
Circuit Breaker panels:
Gas on board is considered to be a safety hazard and has been removed. Eliminating gas removes the problem of recharging gas bottles and the fact that every country has different gas regulations and uses different regulators and gas fittings. Another benefit has been removal of two large gas bottles considerable saving weight. The former gas locker now provides useful storage for dive bottles, fuel for RIB and dingy equipment.
A 230v electric hob has been fitted. This can be used when connected to shore power (230v or 110v). It can also be used with the 230v invertor when the ships engines are operating. Whilst at anchor the hob is powered by the 230v AC Generator. Since, when at sea, the generator is used daily for battery charging timing can be arranged so that battery charging and cooking are undertaken contemporaneously. A Wallas diesel fired oven was selected because there is always diesel aboard. Oven temperature is thermostatically controlled and operates just like an electric or gas oven.
Heating & Ventilation:
Summary of Accommodation:
Windows, Hatches & Ventilation:
Watertight access hatches:
Open plan Saloon and Galley:
Located forward to Port within the saloon -with excellent internal watch keeping visibility:
The Master cabin is forward and there are two double cabins aft. One in each hull.
Full width Main or “Master” Forward Cabin with “his” and “hers” separate en-suite heads compartments in each hull:
This cabin is exceptionally spacious even by the standards of much larger vessels:
Stbd Aft Cabin with en-suite heads:
Port Aft Cabin with en-suite heads:
Walk-trough aft cockpit providing a spacious area for comfortable outdoor living and entertaining
The yacht was built with a single head stay necessitating sail changes between overlapping Genoa and the self-tacking Solent Jib. This was modified in 2013 to a two head stay set up. Kiwi Spirit now has a larger furling Genoa. Inboard is a furling self-tacking Solent jib. This is more convenient and efficient since as the wind increases it allows the Genoa to be furled and the Solent jib to be deployed literally at the push pf a button - without any physical effort. The Solent Jib can then be roller reefed as required in response to increasing winds
Unusually, for a catamaran Kiwi Spirit has electric push-button in-mast furling. This greatly facilitates reefing enabling seamless adjustments to the sail plan in response to fluctuating wind conditions. It also simplifies sail stowage and avoids the difficulties of try to pack a large cat mainsail into lazy jack bags.
All winches are 316 SS Andersen self-tailing winches (upgraded from standard Harken).
Kiwis spirit is set up for ease of sail handling but also with a sail wardrobe that will enable the sail enthusiast to obtain the maximum enjoyment. The choice of sail combinations allows, if desired, for the best performance to be obtained by matching the different sail options to the appropriate apparent wind direction:
Note: Original main was fully serviced by Kemp in 2013 and is available as a spare.
Note: The original genoa (little used) was fully serviced by Kemp in 2013, and fitted with a new Sunbrella sacrificial strip. It is available as a spare and can be used on either furler.
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
Covers, Canvas & Cushions (All 2013):
RIB Tender & Outboard:
Not full cruising inventory is included. Cutlery, crockery, galley equipment, bed linen, towels etc etc.
These are too detailed to specify but include:
List of Upgrades
D 50 Catamaran KIWI SPIRIT (Formerly Discovery Magic) UPGRADES
This boat was built for the owner of Discovery Yachts Ltd. It was fitted with the best of everything with the intention of undertaking a circumnavigation. It has since been considerably upgraded by a knowledgeable yachtsman with a previous circumnavigation to his credit.
EXTRAS ON ORIGINAL BUILD - OVER & ABOVE STANDARD SPECIFICATION
ADDITIONAL EXTRAS FITTED BY PRESENT OWNER (2013/2014/2015) HULL, LIVERY & BOAT SYSTEMS
SAILS & SAIL HANDLING
The boat was built with a single headstay necessitating sail changes between Genoa and Solent Jib. This was modified to a two headstay set up with furling Genoa and inboard a furling self-tacking Solent jib. This is more convenient as it allows the Genoa to be furled and the Solent jib deployed without any physical effort.
BATTERIES & BATTERY CHARGING
MECHANICAL, INSTRUMENTATION & SAFETY
GALLEY & DOMESTIC
Gas on boat is a safety hazard and has been removed. Eliminating gas re moves the problem of recharging gas bottles and the fact that every country has different gas regulations and uses different regulators and gas fittings.
A 230v electric hob can be used when connected to shore power. It can also be used with the invertor when motoring and the ships engines are operating. Whilst at anchor it is powered by the 230v AC Generator. This needs to be run daily for battery charging so cook and battery charging can be done at the same time.
MOORING & ANCHORING
DINGY & OUTBOARD
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