Discovery 55/035 BriZo was built in 2010 and was delivered to her current original owners in 2011. She comes with a superb specification including flush hatched (she was the first of the Discovery 55s to have these, they are Italian and very beautiful), as well as bespoke sinks from the USA and much more. The owners’ brief to Discovery Yachts was to create a yacht that could safely and comfortably take them around the world with the intention that this would be done 2 handed. She has delivered and the project is now over, which is why she is now available on the market.
A benchmark blue water cruising yacht, the Discovery 55’ rightly has a large and loyal following. BriZo is a recent example of the class and she has been maintained regardless of cost from Day One. Even now, new sails have been ordered for the 2018 sailing season so that her new owners can step aboard and sail.
The search for a yacht that was suitable for us to cruise extensively and comfortably ended when we agreed to build Discovery 55/035. We chose Discovery for many reasons but immediately we stepped on board the show boat the stand outs were a lack of deck clutter, further improved by the fitting of flush hatches, the very effective and easy to use sail plan and secure cockpit. We also loved Ron Hollands raised cabin saloon providing great views from the interior including for the forward facing navigation and helm station and just 3 shallow safe steps into the main saloon. The stunning interior design by Ken Freivokh, curved carpentry and her 42% ballast ratio meant that whatever the sea state you were safe and secure below moving forward or aft and at the galley. It often all added up to a totally different sailing experience compared to other yachts at the same time on the same passage.
While specifying the yacht we upgraded her significantly throughout to maximise safety, comfort and ease of use, MCA compliance, electric davits and tropical air conditioning are just several examples of the updates. BriZo has been sailed on average some 6 months of the year and we took an early view to have her maintained professionally and to the highest standards as she is the essential member of our ‘cruising team’. The maintenance continues this year with a new mainsail, rig checks and numerous other servicing updates and replacements.
Starting out as two novice ocean sailors we have now sailed the world with BriZo providing us a unique life experience and many new friends. BriZo has been the perfect yacht and we hope that her next owners have as much fun with her as we have.