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Discovery 58: a cruising thoroughbred from a thoroughly British yard

  • Elaine Bunting
  • May 22, 2015

Elaine Bunting takes a look at the Discovery 58, which looks every inch the competent world-girdler

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This is the British yard’s newest thoroughbred cruiser, a development of the Discovery 57 with a more modern coachroof profile. The Discovery 58 looks every inch as competent a world-girdler and her new owner thinks so too. He and his wife previously owned a Discovery 55 that they cruised to New Zealand and have remained enthusiastically loyal, saying that this is “a boat that looks after you”.

If you already know the Discovery range, you’ll be aware that these Ron Holland designs are moderate-displacement and with a manageable-sized, cutter-rigged sailplan, with self-tacking jib and 140 per cent genoa. They are designed to be handled without too much excitement by a couple. The interior by Ken Freivokh is comfortable, bright and airy, with a raised saloon seating area and navigator’s station.

A great deal of care has gone into making the boat easy and safe to move around in at sea, and there are some very fine details, such as the curved companionway that took more than 200 hours to make. It is designed to, and would, make a very comfortable home from home.

The deck saloon

The deck saloon

What impresses just as much about the Discovery is how deeply the company understands what it means for an owner to manage and run their own boat. The engine room has excellent access, and it’s easy to get at the watermaker and fuel separation filters. The passageway galley will be safe and secure on both tacks. There are watertight bulkheads, good stowage forward, a monumental stemhead fitting and chain stopper that could hold a frigate.

Small, but important details abound: the gas locker is right beside the midships ladder, so it’s easy to lift the bottle onto a pontoon – or, more likely round the world, straight into the dinghy.

The Discovery doesn’t set the pulse racing, but would you enjoy living on board for the long haul? I’d say.

Price ex VAT £1,260,000, but including a very high spec. www.discoveryyachts.com

Watch out for a full test in Yachting World in the August issue

This is an extract from a feature in Yachting World April 2015

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Discovery 58 – tested

Sam jefferson tested discovery’s latest model on a delivery trip to guernsey.

Discovery 58

The company has gradually expanded its range to include the 55, 48, 57 – now the 58 – a 67 and also a catamaran. In all cases, it has tried to leave no stone unturned in making the vessel as safe, comfortable and practical as possible.

Discovery 58

She retains her slippery Ron Holland-designed hull but the deckhouse styling of the 57 has been replaced with something a little more harmonious.

The big innovation – and unique selling point of the 58 – is that she must be the only centre cockpit yacht where you have the option of twin or single wheels.

Discovery 58

She’s undoubtedly designed for extended bluewater cruising – her massive keel with a high ballast ratio means high levels of stability and the engine is so quiet you barely register it at all. There is also a marvellous walk-in engine room.

Discovery 58

You can enjoy an almost 360° view from the chart table within the deck saloon, which doubles as a sort of inside helming position thanks to the autopilot.

Discovery 58

The yacht’s weight is substantial at 27,000kg and she really needs a good Force 4 to get her going properly. With the weight of the water and fuel tanks located low down and centrally, the motion when below is easy, with a minimum of slamming.

LOA: 58ft 9in (17.9m)

LWL: 51ft 10in (15.8m)

Beam: 16ft 9in (5.1m)

Draught: 7ft 9in (2.4m)

Displacement: 27,250kg (60,075lb)

Engine: 150hp Yanmar

Sail area: 166.9m 2 (1,796sqft)

Displacement/LWL: 193

Sail area/displacement: 18.7

Price (base): £1,260,000

As tested: £1,299,000

ST’s verdict:

Discovery Yachts puts a lot of care and thought into designing and building its boats, and it really shows. From the easily accessed inspection hatches for water and fuel tanks through to the voluminous fridges, no stone has been left unturned in its quest to build the ultimate bluewater yacht.

She is really designed to be sailed short-handed, and the push button handling makes her ideal for a couple or a young family. I found her a joy to sail, while the layout below (linear galley, lee-cloths) lends itself very well to comfortable passagemaking.

All this comes at a price, of course, and there is no doubt that this is a luxury cruiser. There are cheaper yachts in the 50-60ft size range, but they can’t match the Discovery 58 for finish or detail.

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The Discovery 58 is a light sailboat which is slightly under powered. It is stable / stiff and has an excellent righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a bluewater cruising boat. The fuel capacity is excellent. There is an excellent water supply range.

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The British-built Discovery 58 features the company’s signature raised saloon coupled with an internal navigation station that provides stunning views at anchor and a comfortable vantage point on passage. As with all Discovery yachts, owners can customize the boat to fit their cruising plans.

For more information, visit www.discoveryyachts.com

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Broker’s Comments

The Discovery 58 is a remarkable bluewater cruising yacht designed by Ron Holland and built in the UK at Discovery Yachts. Drawing on their experiences of the evergreen Discovery 55, Discovery has delivered a yacht with around 40% more volume than the 55 but with all the 55’s DNA and special features. These include:

  • A Solent rig, perfect for downwind work and with a practical self-tacker.
  • All sail controls are managed from the cockpit, so the yacht is perfect for couples to sail far aboard.
  • She also has a genuine deck saloon and the signature raised chart table area, making watch-keeping from below, in open waters a reality.

With her sweet and capable lines, she provides fast and reliable passage times and is beautifully built.

Discovery 58, KARIBU was specified with the utmost care for owners who wanted to cruise in comfort and to have the option to sail far. They have cruised her extensively in the Mediterranean and she has been maintained and updated throughout her life. She has smart flag blue topsides livery and lovely light oak interior. She is ready to sail.

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We loved the twice-monthly visits to Discovery’s yard during the build, meeting our build manager and the joinery team. We also employed an interior designer to help with colour, leather and fabric selection. Showing now in this spectacular sailing vessel with all the luxury of “A Home from Home”.

We chose a Discovery 58 for the following reasons:

  • The inherent safe and stable design that comes from the desk of Ron Holland.
  • A large, roomy cockpit.
  • Raised saloon and Nav Station.
  • The spacious, light and airy owners’ cabin.
  • Room for four guests in comfort.
  • The easy-to-handle sail plan.
  • The galley akin to a top-quality kitchen, designed to be ergonomic and safe, even in extreme sea states.
  • The “Climb in” engine room.

Of course, KARIBU has many lovely custom features and good design aboard, but the things that we have enjoyed particularly have been the galley vegetable and fruit cupboard and the cocktail cabinet! Also the leather-inlaid doors and interior styling. For handling, the proportional bow and stern thrusters have been a boon.

We have enjoyed sailing KARIBU extensively in the Mediterranean and have loved the way that she behaves in heavy seas, showing that she is a true bluewater cruising yacht. She is easily handled by two people, and always feels safe whether at anchor or at sea. It has been lovely to own a yacht that attracts so much positive comment from passers-by who always tell us how beautiful she is. Added to all that, living aboard is like staying in a luxury 5-star hotel.

Having enjoyed six glorious years with KARIBU it is time to move on and hence she is being offered for sale.

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  • Builder: Discovery Yachts Ltd.
  • Model: Discovery 58
  • Yacht Name: KARIBU
  • Hull Designer: Ron Holland & Ken Freivokh
  • Year Built: 2016
  • LOA: 58’9” / 17.90m
  • LWL: 51’10” / 15.8m
  • Beam: 16’9” / 5.10m
  • Min Draft / Max Draft: 7’9” / 2.35m
  • Displacement: 27,250kg / 60,075lb
  • Berths: 7 berths in 4 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  • Engine Count: 1 Yanmar 6BY3-160S Diesel
  • Country: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Asking Price: £1,050,000, VAT paid

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Crews searching for 58-year-old man who fell off boat in Lake Michigan’s ‘Playpen’ and never resurfaced

Crews are searching for a 58-year-old man who is believed to have fallen off a boat in Lake Michigan .

The man, who has not been named, fell into the water around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday in an area known as Chicago ’s “Playpen,” according to police.

The “Playpen” is the nickname for an area north of Navy Pier where boaters anchor. It can be a party scene, with people sometimes jumping or swimming from boat to boat.

It is not known what the 58-year-old man was doing when he fell into the water.

A search was launched on Saturday after he failed to resurface after an hour, with crews calling off the search for the night.

Crews returned to the area on Sunday morning with a boat to utilize “side scan sonar,” according to officials, but were not able to find the 58-year-old. The search is continuing on Monday.

A witness who was out on the water says the Playpen was very busy when first responders arrived on scene.

“All of a sudden, we started seeing helicopters flying around and a lot of ambulances and fire department and the dive squad and all that stuff so we knew something was up,” Ted Widen told WLS.

It is not the first time a boater has been involved in an accident at the Playpen. Last July, a woman was killed and six people were rescued when a boat hit a breakwall near it.

Meanwhile, in August 2022, a woman’s feet were severed in a boating accident in the area. A week after that incident a man’s body was pulled from the lake in the Playpen area.

Following Saturday’s incident, Dave Benjamin, the executive director of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, warned people to be careful out on the water amid windy conditions, urging residents to avoid alcohol and to wear life jackets when out on the water.

“Unfortunately, we see this every year because there’s a lot of people that go to the Playpen,” he said. “Alcohol may be involved. It’s very crowded. And a small incident of falling off a boat could have a fatal consequence.”

He added that the water is “still pretty cold” for this time of year, despite the warm weather.

“Cold water can incapacitate a person’s swimming ability, especially jumping from a boat having not tested the waters yet,” he said.

“We just don’t want somebody’s family fun day at the beach to turn into tragedy that they then have to live with, and compounding it on Father’s Day tomorrow.

“We know that there’s going to be a lot of people the beach. It’s going to be hot. People want to get out there and have some fun, but keep the inflatables at home from the south end of Lake Michigan and going north, understand the water will get more turbulent and several types of dangerous currents.”

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Family discovers abandoned newborn near walking trail: ‘I noticed two little feet’

KATY, Texas (KHOU) – A Texas couple made a startling discovery on their morning walk over the weekend.

An abandoned baby with her umbilical cord still attached was found, the couple said.

Daniela Fedele decided to take a walk with her family near Katy on Saturday morning before it got too hot outside.

It’s something they do often.

“Went down the street Casa Martin, over the little bridge into, and then we turn left going towards Greenhouse,” Fedele said.

On their way back home, they noticed a towel on the ground.

Their 3-year-old daughter was riding her bike towards it when they quickly realized what was there.

“I noticed two little feet moving, and then my husband was right behind me with the dogs and I yelled to my husband, ‘Oh my God. A baby. A baby,’” Fedele said. “And then my husband was like, ‘Call 911. Call 911.’ And that’s what we did.”

Surveillance video from a neighbor shows the moment Fedele and her husband rushed to help after spotting the newborn.

“Once my husband went ahead and picked up the baby, he found the nearest tree right there, the house down the street. He found a little shade,” Fedele said.

Fedele said her family was in shock, and as a mother, she found it difficult to understand why someone would do this.

“This image has been going on through my head so many times, and this is like, ‘How can you do that?’ I was shocked. I was mad. I was upset,” Fedele said.

She said she is thankful they were at the right place, at the right time.

“I don’t know, made us go for a walk this morning. We usually do, but sometimes you just don’t want to do it. Things happen, but this morning, we’re like, ‘No, let’s go ahead and get out,’” Fedele said.

She had a message to share.

“There is options. I mean, you can drop it off at a fire station, a police station, a hospital. I don’t know, like do something, but don’t leave the baby,” Fedele said.

Like many states, Texas does have a safe harbor law that allows parents to give up newborns with no repercussions.

The same camera that captured the moment Fedele discovered the baby also caught the person who left the newborn behind.

Police are searching for the suspect.

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Explorer Ernest Shackleton's last ship found off Labrador's south coast, says expedition

The quest, which sank after striking ice in 1962, has been found intact, say explorers.

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A hushed buzz filled a mood-lit lecture hall inside Memorial University's Marine Institute on Wednesday morning as anticipation grew among a crowd of naval enthusiasts ahead of a historic announcement. 

Then it came: the last vessel helmed by famed Anglo-Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton — lost for more than 60 years — has been discovered on the ocean floor, less than half a kilometre off Labrador's south coast, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society told the crowd.

Expedition leader John Geiger, the society's CEO, said the wreck was found in the Labrador Sea, lying at a depth of 390 metres. He added it was in the vicinity of where the ship had been reported to have sunk, but took about 17 hours to pinpoint.

''This is a very important vessel. Historically it was the final expedition ship of Sir Ernest Shackleton," he said. "As many of you know, he died on this ship on his final expedition of the Shackleton–Rowett expedition, which set out to initially explore Canada."

The discovery was six years in the making for the RCGS crew. Using sonar operated by Marine Institute staff, the international team say they found the Quest off the coast near Battle Harbour on Sunday, five days into an expedition that left June 5 and was plagued by technological issues.

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Shackleton died of a heart attack aboard the Quest in 1922, at the age of 47, near the island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic during a voyage to Antarctica.

The Quest, a schooner-rigged steamship, remained in service for decades afterward, including as a minesweeper in World War Two and as a sealing vessel. In 1962 it struck ice and sank off Labrador's coast.

Search director David Mearns said he's certain the vessel the team found is the Quest.

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Marine scientist explains how experts located the wreck of the Quest

"It's largely intact. We'll be very excited for the second phase of the expedition, which is to actually photograph and visually document the shipwreck and the artifacts," said Mearns.

"This is now a part of Canadian cultural heritage, Newfoundland cultural heritage, but world cultural heritage. It's a very, very significant shipwreck."

Mearns hopes that trip will take place later this summer, but firm dates have yet to be nailed down.

The team searched in an area of about 24 square nautical miles.

"That search box was determined by our analysis of the uncertainty of the navigation position where the ship was lost. We only had a single position, just one position, for the sinking," he said.

"Because when we go out searching for shipwrecks we don't search for X's. We don't go to spots. We search for boxes. And those boxes have to give us the highest possible chance of finding the shipwreck."

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'It was so obviously Quest': Expedition leader on the moment he know they'd located the famous wreck

Passion project.

The pursuit of the Quest was part passion project and part milestone moment.

This year marks 150 since Shackleton's birth, and Geiger said everyone involved in the expedition is simply a fan of the famed explorer.

"When I discovered that his ship, Quest, the ship he died on, was lying off the coast of Labrador, north of Newfoundland, I was just astonished," he said. "And that was the moment I thought, well, we've got to find it."

Image of a map

But the expedition was also a reason to tell great stories about Shackleton's life of Shackleton and how the Quest led different lives for years after its owner died.

The impetus to actually set sail came from rumours that another company was planning its own voyage to claim the discovery.

"Really what pushed me forward, this in the last year, was I heard that some some Americans were interested in finding Quest, and I just had this picture in my mind of, you know, a few billionaires on yachts, you know, up in the Labrador sea," said Geiger. "I just thought it would be a terrible crime if Quest were found by those sorts of people."

Shackelton's granddaughter Alexandra Shackleton was a patron of the expedition to find the Quest. 

"It is perhaps fitting that the ship should have ended its storied service in Canadian waters. I have long hoped for this day and am grateful to those who made this incredible discovery," she said in the statement.

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Famous Antarctic explorer's lost ship found off of Labrador

Traditional Chief Mi'sel Joe of the Miawpukek First Nation, another expedition patron, said he was happy the vessel had been found, noting it had sunk in waters off Mi'kmaw, Innu and Inuit territories.

"I was happy to share local knowledge with the captain and crew of the search vessel ahead of time to find Quest and honoured that Miawpukek Horizon Marine assisted in planning the expedition."

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Kiln, a Nordic-inspired floating sauna, is coming to the Discovery World dock this fall

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A unique cold-weather wellness attraction is coming to Milwaukee's lakefront this fall.

Kiln , Wisconsin's first commercial floating sauna, plans to launch in November at the Discovery World dock in Lake Michigan at 500 N. Harbor Drive.

For $85 per person, visitors can experience a 90-minute sauna and natural cold-plunge cycle on the boat. The 35-foot-long, 12-foot-wide boat will also feature a locker room and a seating area with a propane firepit. The floating sauna will be anchored to the dock by steel cables and can accommodate up to 10 people.

Milwaukee's Board of Harbor Commissioners approved plans for the boat and its one-year lease with Discovery World at Thursday's Commission meeting.

Kiln floating sauna was inspired by saunas in Norway

After nearly a decade in broadcast journalism, Kiln founder Zoë Lake said she fell in love with Norway's popular floating saunas on a trip there to visit family in January.

"I was just really struck by how fun and relaxing and social the experience was," she said.

"I visited a few of these, one in Oslo with family and then a couple on my own. By my third visit, I was like, 'I'm going to do this.' I told people in the sauna, 'You can look out for one of these in the Milwaukee-Chicago area next year. I'm going to open one.'"

Lake said she partnered with Discovery World early on in the process. She also teamed up with Viking Floating Saunas in Owen, Wis., to build the boat.

The boat will feature two ladders for cold plungers, and the company plans to run deicers in the plunge area to prevent the water from freezing over. A sauna guide will always be present to assist participants through the hot-cold cycle.

Lake plans to operate Kiln at Discovery World from November through April. She will then take the boat to Bailey's Harbor in Door County for the summer months.

Floating saunas are just beginning to pick up steam in the United States. There are currently two in Minnesota and one in Seattle.

"I think what's special about a floating sauna is the peace and relaxation that comes from being on the water, looking at the water and enjoying that aspect of being in nature," Lake said.

How do I try out Kiln floating sauna?

Kiln will be available for bookings on its website later this year.

Nick Mavar, deckhand on ‘Deadliest Catch,’ dies at 59

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Nick Mavar, deckhand on  Discovery  Channel’s extreme fishing reality series “ Deadliest Catch ,” died Thursday of natural causes, the Bristol Bay Borough Police Department in Alaska told  Variety . He was 59.

Police found Mavar dead Thursday in a boat yard in Naknek, Alaska. His family has been notified.

Mavar starred in 98 episodes of Seasons 1 through 17 of “Deadliest Catch” working as a deck hand on the Northwestern fishing boat. Mavar also appeared in several “Deadliest Catch” spinoffs, such as “Deadliest Catch: Legends Born & Broken” and “Deadliest Catch: Evolution of Danger.”

Nick Mavar, a member of a real-life boat crew featured on television's "Deadliest Catch" for 17 seasons, died of natural causes in Alaska at age 59.

Mavar exited the show in December 2020 after his appendix ruptured while filming, which revealed a cancerous tumor. He would eventually sue the boat’s owner Sig Hansen for $1 million over “failure to have an adequate plan in place” for a medical emergency while strict Covid restrictions were in place.

The lawsuit would later be re-aimed at “Deadliest Catch’s” production company after Hansen claimed Original Productions Inc. was to blame for implementing the protocols that delayed Mavar’s care.

Lawyers for the defendants denied the claims in court filings that said Mavar and third parties were responsible for actions that led up to his injuries and that the defendants never agreed to protect him from loss or calamity.

Nine years before, Mavar was a victim of another incident while filming “Deadliest Catch.” During an aggressive storm, a hook came loose and struck Mavar in the face, leaving him with a broken nose. Like the appendix scare, this moment would be documented on Discovery Channel’s YouTube channel.

After working on the reality TV show for over 15 years, Mavar spent his last days in Bristol Bay captaining his own salmon boat. Fans of the series have turned to social media to mourn his death.

Mavar is survived by his wife, Julie.

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Deadliest Catch Star Nick Mavar Dead at 59 in Medical Emergency

Nick mavar, who spent 16 years as a deckhand on discovery channel's deadliest catch , died at 59 after a medical emergency in alaska..

The reality television world has lost one of its own.

Nick Mavar —who found fame on the long-running Discovery Channel show  Deadliest Catch —has died, according to Alaskan authorities. He was 59.

The former deckhand of the FV Northwestern passed away following an undisclosed medical emergency on June 13, Chief Jeffrey Elbie  of the Bristol Bay Borough Police Department told E! News.

As of June 14, Elbie said the investigation remains open. A cause of death has not been disclosed.

E! News has reached out to the Discovery Channel, as well as Mavar's family for comment.

From 2005 to 2021, Mavar appeared on 98 episodes of Deadliest Catch , a reality series following fisherman navigating the brutal conditions of the Bering Sea during crab season. During that time, he worked aboard the Northwestern commercial fishing vessel alongside Captain  Sig Hansen , maintaining the ship's mechanical equipment.

He ultimately left the show after health issues related to his appendix,  which was documented on a June 2021 episode of the series . 

Mavar's passing comes nearly four years after the  Deadliest Catch  crew lost  Nick McGlashan , a deckhand on FV Cape Caution and a deck boss on FV Summer Bay.

The 33-year-old passed away in December 2020 at the age of 33.  In a statement to E! News at the time of his death , Discovery sent their condolences to his family, sharing, "Nick came from a long line of crabbers and was known for his great depth of knowledge. He also had a sharp sense of humor even in the most difficult conditions."

The network added, "He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him."

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GOLD COAST — The search is ongoing for a missing boater who fell into the “playpen” area of Lake Michigan late Saturday afternoon.

A 58-year-old man fell of a boat around 4:20 p.m. Saturday in Lake Michigan’s playpen, a popular area for boaters that’s adjacent to the 1000 block of North DuSable Lake Shore Drive, police said.

Crews with the Chicago Fire Department began a search for the man Saturday afternoon, and the search was called off by nighttime Saturday, officials said. The search resumed Sunday morning but after an hour-and-a-half, the search was called off and the mission has been turned into a recovery effort led by the Chicago Police Department’s Marine Unit, a spokesperson for the Chicago Fire Department said.

Recovery crews returned with a boat equipped with “side scan sonar” that can map out the lakebed, according to NBC5 .

As of Sunday afternoon, the man has yet to be found. 

The boater was enjoying the warm early summer weather at the playpen, a section of Lake Michigan near the coast and protect by heavy wave action by breakwaters. Boaters often congregate in the area, making chains of boats and often hosting rowdy parties. A Chicago Reader article called the playpen “River North on the water.”

Last summer, a 20-year-old woman was killed and six other people had to be rescued after their boat hit a breakwall in the playpen and capsized.

The previous summer, tragedy struck the playpen twice in less than a week . First, two women on a raft were sucked under a boat’s propeller, causing one of the women to lose both her legs below the knee. Days later, a person went missing and another person was rescued in critical condition after they fell into the water in the playpen.

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