The Discovery Cat 50 Catamaran impresses at Lorient Multihull Show

May 06, 2010


The Discovery 50 Catamaran enjoyed an enthusiastic reception at the first boat show exclusively for Multihulls, The Atlantic Multihull Boat Show, which was held in Lorient, Southern Brittany.

As one of the few boats on display not built in France, the Discovery 50 Cat was welcomed by the organisers as giving the show a more international flavour in its first year. The French passion for multihulls ensured the show attracted a high level of genuine enthusiasts and prospective purchasers. The Discovery sales team was delighted at the level of response which was even greater than the yachts successful first showing at the London Boat Show. It confirmed France as a positive market for Discovery’s Catamaran design and high standards of build quality.

Immediately after the show the owners of the sailing yacht, John and Caroline Charnley, set sail for Northern Spain across the Bay of Biscay on the first of many legs they will sail during their first years voyage, which will take them across the Atlantic to the US East Coast. The yacht is due to be seen at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis.

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Full Details of the Discovery 50 Catamaran:

“The Discovery 50 Cat embraces the hallmarks of Discovery Yachts: performance, luxury and effortless handling. She is a bluewater thoroughbred for exhilarating sailing across oceans, yet has all the quality and comforts to give real pleasure when living on board. Built to the highest standards she offers genuine quality, reliability and safety.


This imposing 50 foot Cat can be handled by just two people with ease. Her comfort at sea is enhanced by her sculptured hull shape, good bridge deck clearance and load-carrying capacity. These features, coupled with the well-balanced rig, offer fine performance for long-range cruising. All sail trimming can be done single-handedly – without any physical effort. Lines are led back to two powerful electric winches at the well-protected cockpit helm position. Even the anchor windlass can be controlled from here.

Overall Length  15.4m 50’
Beam 7.8m 25.2’
Displacement (Lt) 13,500 kgs 
Draft 1.3m 4’6” 
Fuel Capacity 900 litres 
Water Capacity 800 litres 
Engines 2 x 54hp


In the past, catamarans have been designed principally for the charter market – practical but not luxurious. With the Discovery 50 Cat, you have a sumptuous home afloat. You can specify cabin configurations and semi-customise the interior throughout.

The owner’s stateroom, with its super-king size bed, spans the full width of the boat and has ‘his’ and ‘hers’ bathrooms. The talents of interior designer, Ken Freivokh are very apparent in the light and airy saloon with its harmonious styling and luxury feel. Deep, restful armchairs and a large dining sofa provide comfortable places to relax.

The navigation station faces forward with great visibility all round. Out of the elements, you can sit here in real comfort and control the boat while maintaining a good watch.

Discovery Yachts has built an enviable reputation for constructing some of the most sought after ocean cruising yachts. Now we have added to the range this state-of-the-art, Bill Dixon designed catamaran for luxury blue-water cruising on the level.

CharterWorld has access to all the crewed luxury catamarans available for yacht charters around the world, so please contact us for our free and friendly service.

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