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Broker’s Comments

The Discovery 55 is a benchmark blue water cruising yacht and one which we know well having sold her for her first owner. NGALLA MAYA has sailed far with voyages in the northern and southern hemispheres. She therefore has a very full blue water specification. Her name which means – our place – in the local language of the NOONGAR people of SW Australia is fitting as she has provided a home for her owners whilst taking them to some of the most special places on our planet. In 2012 she was significantly refitted. In her current ownership, this work has continued with significant expenditure including new sails.

NGALLA MAYA is situated in some wonderful cruising grounds and she is in full cruising trim and ready to sail. And of course, she is a Discovery.

Owner’s Comments

We searched extensively for the right cruising boat for long distance live aboard cruising with a focus on finding a yacht that was a high quality build for both our pleasure as well as safety, good performance, practical layout and had a raised saloon. We found the yacht to be a brilliant layout; at sea there was always a comfy spot to snuggle into, the motion was good and the performance was beyond our expectations. The raised saloon meant we could sit below and be on watch when the weather was wet. Likewise at anchor in a beautiful location with bad weather, we could still enjoy the location and not feel closed in like most boats do. The ongoing owner support from Discovery was outstanding too – we always had a support team only a phone call away which was gold.

Updates in this ownership since 2017:

  • New Furlex furling drums (2020) Unused.
  • New Doyle mainsail (2019).
  • New headsails (2019) Unused.
  • New saloon windows and interior window trim. Windows by Houdini (Original manufacturer). Exterior window mullions painted in awlgrip 2017.
  • New stainless steel standing rigging 2017.
  • Most running rigging replaced 2019.
  • New interior upholstery, curtains, aft cabin latex mattress and removable flooring covers.
  • New House batteries 12 x 2V Sonnenschien 500AHr 2017.
  • New Engine and Generator start batteries 2017.
  • New Gori prop 2018, Propshaft overhauled, new dripless seal and bearings.
  • Engine overhaul, injectors, Cylinder head, turbo and heat exchangers 2018.
  • Generator overhaul 2018.
  • New Bimini, spray hood, cockpit cushions, table and binnacle covers 2017.
  • Digital Yacht GSM booster achieving signal 30+ NM off the coast. DY boat wifi system enabling all NMEA data to be shared with personal devices.
  • New Lewmar sail control blocks.
  • New Rope clutches.
  • New Fire extinguishers throughout 2019.

Yacht Details

  1. Builder: Discovery Yachts Ltd.
  2. Model: Discovery 55
  3. Name: NGALLA MAYA
  4. Hull Designer: Ron Holland/Ken Freivokh
  5. Year Built: 2007
  6. LOA: 55’9” / 17m
  7. LWL: 44’9” / 13.64m
  8. Beam: 15’8” / 4.78m
  9. Min / Max Draft: 7’3” / 2.23m
  10. Displacement: 22,500kg / 49,500lb
  11. Accommodation: 3 berths in 7 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  12. Engine: 1 Yanmar 4LHA-HTP (160hp) Diesel
  13. Location: Fremantle, Australia
  14. Price: AUS$950,000

Contact Details

sue-grant-18, Berthon Brokerage

Sue Grant
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 01590 679222


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