The new Discovery 67 is an inspired development of the renowned Discovery 55. The new Ron Holland design keeps the same ethos of great performance, luxurious comfort and effortless handling that has become the trademark of Discovery Yachts. The Discovery 67 will provide more living space with choices of layouts to suit individual needs. She is an ocean going yacht that will be equally suited to round the world cruising or your luxury vacation home in the waters of your choice.
Discovery 67-001 is out of the mould! The pictures below show hull #1 in the brand new Discovery fit out area that has just been completed. The fit out process for the hull has started and the plug to make the deck mould is well underway as can be seen below.
|Beam||18 ft 3 in||Max Draft||8 ft 6 in|
|Dry Weight||76500 lb Displacement (Half Tanks)||Hull Material||Fiberglass|
|Fuel||Diesel||Horsepower (total)||200.00 hp|
|Fuel Capacity||474 gal||Length at Waterline||57 ft 7 in|
|Length Overall||67 ft 6 in||Water Capacity||368 gal|
|Designer||Ron Holland||Max Bridge Clearance||91 ft 10 in|
|Keel Attributes #1|
|Keel Attributes #2|
|I||83 ft||J||24 ft 11 in|
|P||63 ft 4 in||E||28 ft 5 in|
|Number of Engines||1|
The Discovery 67 is offered with two deck
Single Wheel Version 67S (Standard)
Twin Wheel Version 67T (Optional)
Sprayhood and (Optional) Bimini Top
The saloon is designed to allow panoramic views whether standing or seated. The saloon allows really comfortable seating. The saloon table folds down from dining to coffee table size, but when needed, the saloon can dine eight people or more comfortably. The dinette is also long enough to be used as a comfortable sea berth. There is a drinks locker. There are also extensive stowage lockers in this area. Two opening deck hatches, together with the oversize companionway hatch provide good ventilation.
Access to the main saloon from the cockpit is via three easy steps with good handholds. There are grab handles and sturdy fiddles positioned throughout - to allow easy movement around the boat.
Main Forward Guest Stateroom
Light and ventilation are provided by two fixed ports in the hull (opening optional), and a large opening hatch overhead. Fans (24v) are available as an option.
It has its own en-suite head compartment. This incorporates an electric WC, hand basin with mixer tap, and a spacious shower compartment. This is a GRP moulding for easy cleaning. Worktops are in Velstone, colour to owners choice. An opening deck hatch provides light and ventilation.
Forward Guest/Crew (Pullman) Cabin
Forward Heads Compartment (Starboard)
Port Guest Cabin
Starboard Aft Quarter
The engine and generator are 12v start. The main engine is fitted with a 60 amp/hour 12v alternator. The main engine has its own 200 amp/hour start battery, and the generator has its own 120 amp/hour start battery.
A second 24v, 110 amp/hour alternator on the engine supplies the yachts main 24v system. The domestic batteries are industrial heavy duty, deep cycle, sealed AGM or gel batteries totalling 600 amp/hour capacity at 24v. (Equivalent to 1200 amps at 12v). These batteries, under normal use, should have a ten year or more operational life, and are the best batteries available anywhere. They are maintenance free. The batteries are fully secured in place.
A 24v to 12v converter provides a 12v power source.
The yachts wiring is tinned multi-strand marine grade cable, sized to ABS voltage loss regulations. Distribution is by a LAN-Bus system. Heavy-duty battery switches isolate all circuits except bilge pumps which are independent. Wiring is clearly labelled and numbered or colour coded. Wiring is fed in conduits wherever appropriate.
The control panel provides full power management information (both DC and AC).
The mast is grounded to the ballast keel for lightning protection.
Sterngear, chainplates, seacocks and keel are electrically bonded and linked to the common earth system.
A.C Electrical System
A 3 core Marinco double insulated 16 amp PVC dockside power cable (20m) with appropriate sockets is provided.
For use anywhere in the world, an optional isolation transformer can accept either 230v or 115v shore power. We are happy to discuss your sailing plans and power requirements and offer advice accordingly.
The U-shaped galley has been designed
with use both at sea and in harbour in mind.
The general layout is as the plan. The double
sink is set near the centreline of the boat, so
that it can drain on either tack. Since water
from sinks, washing up, vegetable preparation
etc. always seems to have a mind of its
own, the whole of this inboard worktop is
Velstone with large Velstone and cherry
fiddles to contain all spillages, which can easily
be wiped back into the sinks! Hot and cold
pressure water is fed to a mixer tap. There is
a separate foot operated fresh water pump.
A large draining bin is built in besides the
sink, so that plates etc can be left to dry
securely. This is also a really useful place to
put things down and know that they will be
secure. There is extensive stowage in lockers
and drawers above and below the worktop.
There is enough space for an optional
Halogen down lights provide good working light. There is an additional overhead red night light. There is a really good rubbish chute leading to a pull-out waste container under the worktop. There are fiddles and grab handles throughout.
Two opening ports in the coachroof provide ventilation and light, a fixed port in the hull, an opening hatch overhead, and a good sized opening hatch into the cockpit - which allows food to be passed directly to the cockpit. A 230v (110v) extractor fan is fitted over the cooker.
Forward there is a large, well insulated, stainless steel deep freeze of 170 litres (6.0 cu.ft) capacity. The interior is fitted with shelves. Outboard and aft of that is the huge main stainless steel fridge of 300 litres (10.4 cu.ft) capacity, with a front opening door. This is fitted with shelves and an internal light. (See refrigeration section for details). Fridge and freezer are positioned so that crew can reach cold drinks etc without disturbing the cook! The freezer can also be used as a fridge should an extra chill cabinet be required.
There is a Force 10 three or four burner gimballed cooker, with grill and oven set into a GRP moulded recess. It is fitted with fiddles/pan holders and has flame failure devices. A safety switch is provided to the remote gas supply solenoid shut off valve. There is a stainless crash bar running in front of the cooker. There are deep fiddles around the Velstone finish worktop. There is good stowage outboard for crockery and food storage. A 230v (110v) microwave oven is fitted as standard.
The standard engine is the YANMAR 4LHADTP.
This is a 4 cylinder, turbo charged engine,
which develops 200hp (147kW) at 3,300
RPM. Fitted with a 2.8:1 reduction gearbox, it is
designed for smooth, long running operation.
It has excellent torque characteristics that
allow it to power a large, slow turning
propeller for quiet motoring. Yanmar provides
a worldwide service network. The engine is
fitted with dual alternators. (See electrical
specification for more details). The exhaust
is fed to an HMI water separator, which
eliminates almost all exhaust and cooling water
noise. The cooling water is expelled under the
waterline to minimise noise even further.
The hull is laid up in female moulds.
The immensely strong lay up specified
by the Designer and Structural Engineers
is designed to meet or exceed full CE
regulations Category A - Ocean. The hull
has two coats of isothalic gelcoat which
is non-pigmented below the waterline
helping to resist osmosis. This is followed by
powder-bound mat. Vinylester resin is used
throughout the hull, which gives superior
strength over more traditional polyester
resins. This, together with the isothalic gel
coat, provides a hull that is highly resistant
to osmosis and enables us to give a five year
written guarantee against osmosis. To add to
the protection, the hull below the waterline
is epoxy painted and given two coats of antifouling
before the boat is launched. A double
boot top line is sprayed or moulded in, and
a caveta line is hand applied when the boat
is sign written.
The lay-up incorporates an end-grain balsa core above the waterline and high strength structural PVC foam core below the waterline, which provides exceptional stiffness and insulation yet keeps the weight down, whilst minimising noise and condensation. This is laid up under vacuum to ensure complete structural integrity. Woven E-glass mat is used extensively for optimum strength to weight ratio and this is further stiffened by a layer of woven Kevlar throughout the forward part of the hull providing superior strength and high impact resistance. There are massive stringers running the full length of the boat to port and starboard. These incorporate the engine beds and tank supports. Structural bulkheads are of marine grade plywood laminated to the hull and deck.
For additional safety there are two watertight bulkheads forward one aft of the chain locker, and another between the main forward sail locker and the fore cabin. The aft lazarette lockers are contained behind their own watertight bulkheads.
Deck and Hull
The deck is moulded in GRP with a balsa core
to provide strength and insulation which means
that condensation and noise from external
sources is minimised. A bulwark runs around the
whole deck edge to give strength and a feeling of
security. Wherever there are load bearing areas
plywood replaces the balsa core. All load bearing
fittings have aluminium or stainless steel backing
plates. The deck incorporates two lazarette
lockers, and a self-draining gas and outboard fuel
locker amidships, a large sail locker forward,
and a self draining chain locker at the bow.
An emergency recovery ladder is built into the
bottom transom step. A useful grab handle is
provided when coming alongside in a dinghy. A
substantial bathing ladder, which can also be used
as a side boarding ladder is provided. A bathing
shower with hot and cold supply is standard. The
deck lockers are fitted with interior lights, and the
sail locker with a gas strut and interior light.
All sidedecks, forward coachroof, cockpit seats, helmsmans seat, forward cockpit sole and transom steps are all teak laid, using finest quarter sawn teak, with no visible fastenings. There is teak capping on the bulwarks.
Instruments by Raytheon Autohelm
ST60 boat speed, wind speed and direction, and depth systems. Instruments are mounted in a housing at the forward end of the cockpit. A multi-function repeater is incorporated in the GPS/plotter.
Mast & Rig Options
The oval section mast is keel stepped, with
triple swept back spreaders, which does
away with the need for running backstays
and forward facing lowers. The result is clear
uncluttered decks and easy handling.
The standard finish is extruded silver anodised aluminium alloy. White finish (Awlgrip or powder coated) spars are available as an option. The standard rig is electric in-mast reefing with vertical sail battens. Push button control from the cockpit allows one person to reef or put away the sail. There is a manual over-ride of the electric motor. The mast is fitted with internal halyards. A conventional horizontal battened main is available as an option.
The standard headsail arrangement is a Solent Jib rig. (A) with roller reefing on the Genoa and self-tacking blade Jib (c. 90%). Sail plan (B) cutter rig offers a roller furling self-tacking staysail and roller furling Genoa. Sail plan (C) offers a 100% self-tacking roller furling Jib. Each of these rigs has its own advantages. We would be delighted to talk through your own preferences.
Sails and Rigging
All standing rigging is of 1 x 19 stainless steel wire terminating in Norseman Gibb or swaged terminals with chromed bronze rigging screws and stainless steel toggles at the lower ends.
Vertically battened mainsail in Vectron.
Furling crosscut Genoa in Dacron (140%) - with luff pad and UV protective strip.
Furling self-tacking Jib in Vectron - with luff pad and UV protective strip.
Alternative sail cloths are available as an option.