Discovery, Lagoon 570
Was rebuilt from the ground up in 2012 and is receiving another $250K+++ upgrade in 2018! She’s still our beloved vessel that took us around the world in style from 2006-2011, and again in 2012-2018, covering nearly 100,000 miles but she’s been radically upgraded to perform better, be a lot more comfortable- and with a much lighter environmental impact. We 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 and added two small, Whispergen generators. This has reduced 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, refrigeration and laundry. We’ve designed every onboard system to run directly off two huge additional solar PV arrays, which keep our generator run time at a minimum.
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 in 2018 will include brand new engines, new sails, massively upgraded interior, access to unlimited broadband wireless internet; entirely new plumbing which includes brand new toilets that use FRESH water for flushing (no smell!); carbon fibre hard dodger which gives a whole new sun deck; interior will be stripped and receive all new varnish; the main salon and galley will be redesigned and refinished; electronics will 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 a thoroughbred luxury catamaran for our expeditions. And in March 2019 she’ll be 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, 24/7 satellite uplink that provides secure broadband access for each member).