Rare as rocking horse poo, these cats do not show up very often especially in this kind of condition!
This is a must see and is definitely not an average ex-charter boat which just cannot be compared with other similar boats available.
Being well built, good looking, with its twin engines spaced miles apart to aid ease of handling, able to turn easily within its own length, converting to a power catamaran is really an obvious choice.
The Jeanneau Lagoon power range has definitely grown on people with its spacious cabins. More and more boat owners are realizing the benefits of a catamaran hull. With the amount of boats that Lagoon are building of this type now they must certainly be doing something right.
The Lagoon power is a very purposeful seagoing vessel and with a vast amount of usable space on board both inside and out for a boat this size it is easy to see why they are definitely growing in popularity.
For those unfamiliar with the power catamaran concept the headline benefits do not end at the mentioned space. When I say usable space, you will find many modern monohull motor yachts eager to enhance their styling tend to put curves on everything, to the point you can't put your beer or G&T down on a flat surface anywhere, or find somewhere to sit without sliding off your seat. The Lagoon power answers these little niggles with acres of flat space on board.
The main benefit without doubt is fuel economy, even with her upgraded powerful 320 hp twin diesels,at 7kn of speed, she is burning 1.2l/hr in total, which can save a significant amount of your fuel bill in comparison to a conventional motor yacht. With these big engines in her, she will do 24kns ... and cruise great at 15-18kn ... from slow and leisurely, burning about as much fuel as a sailing catamaran ... fast enough to get out of the way of weather or make the anchorage before nightfall. With the largest crossing in the Caribbean being under 60 miles ... nothing is more that 4-6 hrs away for this boat.
The catamaran hull also offers a far greater range, making long distance cruising a breeze. Her 1600 ltr capacity will give her a range of over 1300 nm!
Explore those unreachable creeks that many motor yachts would not dare to tread.
There is of course the stability factor, fairly insignificant " rock & roll" anchored off the reef in any kind of swell. Of course the shallow draft enables you to get on the other side of the reef nicely nosed up against the beach. You can even dry out between the tides to give your bottom a scrub!
Well this one is seriously for sale in the right location, the right condition and by all accounts at the right price.....
The boats owners have looked after this one like their baby and nobody is going to be disappointed once anyone checks her out. The owners have completely re-fitted her at a cost of over $50,000 with new work tops, teak decking, fridge freezers, new air conditioning etc, etc to make her really special. This is probably going to be the best example you will ever set eyes upon, a real “rose amongst thorns”!
The owner is well qualified to understand that any boat needs constant maintenance, where certainly being on top of all on board systems. Everything works, and in tip top condition, leaving nothing for the new owner to worry about.
"Discovery" is not going to be around for long that's for sure, and you will spend a lot of money on air fares searching for one as good as this little beauty, so please believe me, you owe it to yourself to check this one out before it is to late.
We have had some enquiries from European buyers interested in shipping the cat back to Europe and we have spoken to a shipping company, who can bring it back as deck cargo for around 22,000 USD.
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2005 Lagoon 43 PowerCat
LOA: 43 ft 0 in
Beam: 21 ft 1 in
LWL: 39 ft 1 in
Draft: 3 ft 11 in
Fuel: 1600ltr total (400l x 4 tanks)
Water: 800ltr total (400l x 2 tanks)
2 x Yanmar 6LP-STA (320hp/ea)
4 cabin, 4 head layout. Each cabin has its own private head. Aft cabins are king size while forward cabins are large doubles.
Each cabin is equipped with its own (5K BTU Dometic CruisAir) reverse cycle air conditioner. These have been installed to minimise intrusion into lockers maintaining maximum storage.
Each head has had a freshwater flush electric head installed (2013) to ensure that comfort is maintained and odours kept to a minimum.
Custom book shelves have been fabricated and installed in every cabin, providing more storage and easy access to books.
Each cabin has fans (2 for the aft ones), LED lighting, reading lights (2 per cabin), an AC outlet and 2-USB charging ports for phones or devices.
The addition of 6 custom shelves in the salon and passageway, along with the custom mount for a 40" smart TV really increases the liveability of the boat. Her main air conditioner was replaced in 2015 (Dometic CruisAir 16K BTU), with additional ducting to keep the galley area cooler in the hotter climates.
12V fans were added to increase comfort for everyone.
Extensively refit in 2013/2014 with NMEA 2000 backbone, AIS Class B, WiFi and TV to ensure comfort and safety.
Raymarine A65 WiFi (2013)
NMEA 2000 backbone connecting flybridge station and inside station (2013)
Fusion radio with 2 NMEA wired remotes. 6 speakers in 2 zones. (2013)
Raymarine autopilot bridged to all electronics
Maretron DSM150 (2013)
Maretron Wind/Weather station, shows, temp, humidity, wind speed, direction, barometer, displays on all devices (2013)
Vesper XB8000 Class B AIS, allows you to see other boats and lets them know that you are there. Fully integrated into boat, showing AIS targets and alarms on chartplotter, iPad or personal computer. (2013)
Standard Horizon GX2200 with GPS and AIS receiver. Provides a backup to the Class B AIS, and GPS.
Samsung 40" Smart TV with custom mount (2015)
BitStorm xTreme MJ and Unleashed N, both with 12V injectors. WiFi antenna mounted on the flybridge to get best possible reception of WiFi. Coupled to an internally mounted access point, all power by 12V. Boat instruments are connected to the WiFi as well, allowing access and visibility of boat instruments from any WiFi connected device (2014)
Raymarine RL70RC fish-finder
Raymarine autopilot control at each station
This is a 120v/60hz AC boat, with a boat-wide inverter and a much larger 12v battery bank than normal. The Victron inverter handles inverting, switching and charging duties. This means that the 120v system is always on and working (if you want it to be) ... it switches automatically from shower power/generator. The unit is also able to deal with low current shore power by providing boost from the inverter as needed ... no more brown outs ever.
Coupled with the revamp of the 120v AC system, the 12v system was also redesigned. Battery bank capacity was doubled, monitors installed as well as an auxiliary battery charger. All halogen lights where replaced with LED to provide better energy conservation and longer life. To maximise charging while underway, high current wiring was redone and new smart charge controllers installed.
Northern Lights 9 kW generator
Victron MultiPlus 12/3000/120
Victron VE.Net battery monitor
Victron VE.Net control panel
Charles 5000SP 100Amp charger
2 x Sterling Pro Split R Alternator Regulators
10 BlueSea USB chargers (cabins, salon, cockpit, flybridge)
6 BlueSea 12V plugs (salon, cockpit, flybridge)
8 x 6V battery bank - totalling 960Ah @ 12V
Configured for extensive cruising and living aboard- lots of focus was placed on ensuring that the galley was enhanced, optimised and maximised. A new ForceTen 4 burner stove was installed in 2014 with new propane sniffers and automatic solenoid valves. A larger 12vDC/120vAC was installed at the same time ensuring that the boat has over 390 ltr of refrigerator space.
In 2014 a freezer drawer was installed, adding 80 ltr of deep freeze ability. This makes for easier provisioning and more cruising options.
The factory standard formica counters were replaced in 2015 with Dupont Corian counters and the layout redesigned to provide double the original amount of working counter space.
ForceTen 4 burner stove (2014)
Trident Propane monitor and solenoid (2014)
0.9 cft Microwave (2015)
Waeco 140ltr refrigerator 12v/120V (2014)
Vitrifrigo 80ltr drawer freezer 12v/120V (2014)
250 ltr cold plate fridge/freezer (with dual water cooled compressors)
She boasts a 38Gal/Hr water-maker with automatic flush, plumbed to both tanks. This gives her virtually "unlimited" fresh water. She was fitted with both a freshwater and a salt water wash down system and has whole boat carbon and particulate filters.
The 4 electric freshwater heads can be converted to salt water if desired, but with the large water maker and the lack of odour, there really is no reason. The heads are macerating, which minimises the chances of clogging. Each head is plumbed to a gravity fed holding tank.
Ground Tackle and Outside
In 2013, the boat was hauled, all previous antifouling was removed and a new barrier coat applied. Since then, every 18 months she is hauled and 2 coats of SeaJet 039 are applied.
Continuous upgrades and maintenance have been done in the last 3 years, including refurbishing davits and windlass. In 2015, the aft teak deck was professionally removed, the davit basis reinforced and reglassed and a new 10mm teak deck installed.
Multiple access hatches have been installed to facilitate maintenance and increase storage options.
Manson 66lb anchor w/300ft chain + 150ft rode (2013)
Fortress FX37 w/30ft chain + 150ft rode
Simpson Davits (up to 600lbs)
Cockpit sun shades
14 life jackets
7 fire extinguishers
50A shore power cord
Magma Catalina Grill
This Lagoon was largely refitted in 2013/2014 to support extended cruising and living aboard. This provided significant benefits:
Upgrades to cabinetry for storage and liveability
She makes the perfect transition for a sailor looking for a power cat ... all the comfort and the autonomy with much greater ease. With over 1000nm range, she can comfortably cruise the Caribbean or any coasts.
Her combination of an oversized permanent bimini and inside steering station allows her to be cruised in comfort in any weather condition. Her reverse cycle Air Conditioners can also provide the heat needed to extend spring and fall cruising on the US coasts.
Her design and modifications make this a hugely liveable boat ... she has the accommodation of a much larger catamaran.
She is a very comfortable boat at anchor, making it easy to enjoy her. She has an aft sundeck, a forward seating area, a flybridge and excellent cockpit. Add to this an "activity" deck that is 21ft long and 3 ft wide ... excellent for supporting anything you want to do.
Her two transom lockers are one of her best features. They are large and easy to access ... having quick and simple access to all your "toys" without having to pull anything "through" the boat. In her aft lockers, Discovery carried ... 8 dive tanks, dive gear for 6, snorkelling for 12 (starboard side) ... on the port side we carried, 2 wake boards, 2 knee boards, water skis, inflatable kayak and 2 inflatable multi person tubes.