DiscoveryIs currently undergoing a COMPLETE rebuild. She's still our beloved vessel that took us around the world in style from 2006-2011, covering some 54,000+ miles, but she's been radically upgraded to perform better, be a lot more comfortable- and with a much lighter environmental impact. We have approached the rebuild with meticulous planning and care. First we looked at how we could maintain the luxury but radically reduce our emissions. To this end we've pulled the main generator, mounted two large alternators on the main engines, and added two small, Whispergen generators. We estimate this will reduce our already light fuel impact by over 40% (a fraction of what a typical 4 person family uses in a year). These two super-efficient and quiet motors provide electrical needs for equipment such as air conditioning, ice-making, and laundry. We've designed every onboard system to run directly off a huge additional solar array, so we expect to use the generators in very limited capacity. This added space has allowed us to build another crew cabin forward to house guest photographers and/or videographers, or professional riders.
We've ripped out all the old, ripped out all that needed to be replaced, and now have a leaner, more beautiful, stronger, and much more comfortable sailing catamaran. Just some of the upgrades include a whole new entertainment system with great sound and wireless movies in each cabin; access to unlimited broadband wireless internet; entirely new plumbing which includes brand new toilets that use FRESH water for flushing (no smell!); hard dodger which gives a whole new sun deck; interior has been stripped and received all new varnish; main salon is redesigned and refinished; Jody MacDonald's photography adorns the walls; electronics have been upgraded; safety systems upgraded or replaced...and a LOT more.
We are the world's foremost experts in remote ocean-going travel. And now we're operating with a greatly reduced impact. If you've been dreaming of sailing, kitesurfing, and surfing the world and have been waiting for the right opportunity this is IT! Discovery is a spectacular 2002 Lagoon 570, which has proven an awesome luxury catamaran for our expedition. And now she's ready to go again.
She has four beautifully appointed private guest cabins with ensuite heads and three crew cabins which sleep 12. A generous interior layout encourages socializing and lends to a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing atmosphere. Huge main salon and cockpit, plenty of cooling for fresh goods and drinks, ice maker, beer fridge topside, tons of storage everywhere, laundry facility, A/C and heat, tender and 50hp 4 stroke outboard. Of course all system electronics (GPS, radar, SSB, sat phone, 24 hour wireless broadband internet, etc.).
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To see a slideshow of Discovery and some (dated) interior shots press here.