Discovery Spirit 50: A Mini Review
Jeremy McGeary reviews a cat for a crew of two for the CW 2009 Sailboat Show
Following its successful debut with the Discovery 55, which won Best Deluxe Cruising Boat in BOTY 2004, Discovery Yachts is testing the multihull waters with the Discovery Spirit 50, designed by Bill Dixon.
One of the design objectives is that the Spirit 50 should be sailed by two people, so electric winches provide muscle at the helm station, to which all sail control lines lead. The forward-facing nav desk in the saloon also contributes toward that goal.
Below, the layout is open to customization, and as presented lends itself to three or four staterooms within the hulls and forward bridgedeck, while the galley and lounge occupy the saloon.
Cockpit and saloon are on one level, and changes between levels on deck have been kept to a minimum.