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Old 10-03-2008, 06:30   #1
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Discovery 50 - Very Nice Looking Catamaran

At the moment they are making the moulds for this beauty, can't wait to see the finished product.

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Old 10-03-2008, 06:42   #2
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Very pretty, although from this view the bridgedeck seems to run quite far forward.

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I checked it out on the web and it does seem very nice. I wondered why one would need four heads with three staterooms, but I imagine that could be worked out with the builder. Any idea what the price is?
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It doesn't go as far forward as it looks, the jacuzzi up front is a nice touch when at anchor.

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I checked it out on the web and it does seem very nice. I wondered why one would need four heads with three staterooms, but I imagine that could be worked out with the builder. Any idea what the price is?
Sail away somewhere around 1 mil euro's I guess.

"We expect the price to be around GBP695,000 ex tax. In a separate e-mail I shall send you a PDF of an electronic brochure we have but it is rather large at about 8Mb"
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:16   #6
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HOT TUB on a 50 footer???????? PLEEZEEEEEE give me a break. Another boat made for the docks? She has nice lines, but a hot tub is just way out of line. Wasted space when it is empty. Potential problems at sea taking on water in really naughty weather. Then again it takes all kinds to make the world go around, and diversity is a good thing................
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HOT TUB on a 50 footer???????? PLEEZEEEEEE give me a break. Another boat made for the docks? She has nice lines, but a hot tub is just way out of line. Wasted space when it is empty. Potential problems at sea taking on water in really naughty weather. Then again it takes all kinds to make the world go around, and diversity is a good thing................
It's outside between the trampolines so I don't think you lose a lot of space. I agree with you that there might be a problem taking on water but they must have thought about that to and found some kind of a solution. The other boats they make are serious sea boats. I'm sure they'll make you one without the hot tub if you insist on it.
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Erik C,

I have got my boat, and will be keeping her for a while. Besides that price range is a TINY WEE BIT out of my range, but thanks for the insight.
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nice lines shame about the windows though
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nice lines shame about the windows though
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Hi Sean,

What do you mean with shame about the windows?

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Eric, I'm with Sean on this one. From this vantage point you can see the rather large, vertical non-opening portlights in the topsides. In addition, the forward extension of the coach house means your vision is blocked forward by the extension of the side profile. Pretty, but also pretty impractical.

And as to a Jacuzzi - why have a pod extending forward of the bridgedeck (which can only create added weight and potential for slamming) for a jacuzzi? If it doesn't have a completely watertight cover, it is also unseaworthy. Personally, if I were buying in that price range, I like the Fastcats WAY more.

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Hi Sean,

What do you mean with shame about the windows?

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I think what he means is those vertical windows on the hull destroy the lines. I tend to agree. Otherwise it is a very nice looking boat.

Also, I would imagine the hot tub has a good sized drain hole or drain holes on the bottom in case the covor collapses or gets blown off at sea. I kind of like the idea of a hot tub and I know the Admiral would love it.

Southern Star has a valid point with the potential for slamming.
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A hot tub seems like conspicuous consumption, but if you can afford that cat to begin with, I'm sure that's the last thing on you're mind.
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I wouldn't care what others think if the Admiral and I enjoy it.
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"Fully vertical battened mainsail with electric in mast reefing."

Not a sailing machine, apparently. But nice looking!

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