Discovery Bluewater 50 Catamaran

Discovery Bluewater 50 ZAO was launched in 2017 and is Hull number 3 from the Discovery factory.  Now for sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.

A recognised multi award winning, multihull design has set new benchmarks for luxury bluewater sailing.

Zao was commissioned for the founder of Bluewater Yachts and Sunsail, John Charnley and his wife Caroline.

She has been highly specified and optimised for around the world extended, short handed cruising.

She has now arrived into Sydney and is fully imported and tax paid. 

This Bluewater 50 is the 3 cabin owners version with the starboard hull including a large owner stateroom with private bathroom, generous storage and office as well as all laundry facilities.

The guest hull also has a kingsize Island double bed aft plus forward queen cabin for the kids. With once again substantial storage.

The beautiful lounge and dining area will amaze you, her navigation station is right out of Star Wars. Amazing!

The galley has enormous bench space. It is appointed as well as any executive apartment with vast storage, refrigeration options and all the appliances needed to cater to family and guests.

Numerous windows and ports coupled with light timbers and coverings gives a bright, light and airy feel. Excellent cross ventilation along with central heating and air-conditioning makes this floating apartment super comfortable in all conditions.

This production design and build is of only the best materials with strength and easy performance in mind.

200 mile days were the target with no compromise on luxury.

Importantly she is set up for short handing in mind. This includes a self-tacking headsail and in mast furling mainsail all controlled by electric winches. Fantastic visibility to all corners from the helm station. In adverse weather you can choose to steer electronically from below or from outside..

This boat has been built for all types of weather you may encounter. She is a fast and comfortable platform for those who like being level as you sail over the horizon.

For those wanting the ultimate in blue water travel and the most beautiful multihull in the bay Zao is ready to meet you.

For full inventory plus more photos and/or to arrange an inspection call +61 2 9999 3311 or email

Price: $1,650,000 AUD
Price Base: $1,650,000
Model: Bluewater 50
Length: 50.00 Feet
Year: 2017
Category: Multihulls
Hull Type: GRP
Hull Style: Multi
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Type: 2 x Yanmar 80hp
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Surveyed: 2018
Registration Expiry Date: 21/9/2027
HIN Number: GB-DIS50003J617
Stock Number: MHBR502941
Registration Number: 744783
Designer : Bill Dixon
Builder : Discovery Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 750
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Catamaran
Deck Construction Material : GRP + some teak
Country Origin : England
Length (feet) : 50 feet
Length (m) : 15.22 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 25 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 7.8 m
Draft (m) : 1.4 m
Draft (feet) : 4.6 feet
Dry Weight (kgs) : 18000 kgs
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 18000
Engine Notes : Engined serviced 2024
Number Of Engines : 2
Engine Standard : Yanmar
Engine Hours : 700 PORT 1450 STARBORD
Horse Power (hp) : 80 upgraded from57hp
Drive Type : Saildrive
Generator : Paguro 6000 900HRS
Number of Batteries : 2 x 24v + 3 x 12v.
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 3
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 1540
Propeller : 2 x Flex-O-fold (folding, 3 blades)
Steering System : Jefa
Accommodation Notes : 3 cabin version. All timber in light ok Upholstery for lounge area and 2 Arm chairs in cream colour. Washing Machine and Dryer with tons of storage in all areas
Number of Berths : 2 x Double + 1 x Twin
Number of Showers : 3
Shower Type : hot and cold pressure
Number of Toilets : 3
Toilet Type : Tecma electric, fresh or salt water.
Air Conditioning : Full reverse cycle airconditioning, Erberspacher diesel heating throughout
Number of TVs : 1
Holding Tank (L) : 2 tanks
Galley Notes : Fully equpped galley
Stove : 4 burner
Refrigeration : 2 Deep Freezers keel cooled Extra Large Fridge
Number of Freezers : 2
Number of Sinks : 1.5
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Sony TV and DVD player with masthead TV antenna. Fusion system + 4 speakers in saloon and cockpit
Anchor / Winch : Spade anchor. Lewmar Windlass. With controls at front and at helm
Bilge Pump : 6 x electric, 2 x manual.
Mast/Rigging : Selden hydraulic in mast Main.
Sail Inventory : All Sails are as new (2023) HydraNet by Elvstrom. Vertical battened Main, Genoa,self tacking Jib Hydranet as new, Code 3 Asymmetric by Elvstrom in sock.
Electrics : 24v Mastervolt with Lithium ion batteries. 2xMastervolt charger /Inverter 8x 100W solar panels with Mastervolt controller Mastervolt Touch 5 Monitor for electrical systems.
Electronics Navigation : 2 x 9 inch Raymarine Axium Plotters 2x P70 autopilot controllers one at helm one at nav desk. Raymarine Quantum radar
Dinghy : Caribe lt 10 + Yamaha 15hp 4 stroke. Second dinghy + 3.5hp outboard.
Covers : Cockpit table
Safety Gear : Liferaft, epirb x2, Osculati MOB system
Ground Tackle : Spade 45kg + 75m x 10mm chain. Fortress Light Anchor
Watermaker / De-Sal : Dessalator 60L/ hour.
GPS : Raymarine RMK-10 remote for Axiom plotter at helm Garmin standalone. Raystar 125
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : Raymarine VHF with AIS send and receive, Iridium Go Wifi range extender
Number of Life Jackets : 6+
Remarks : Copper coat antifouling in Sept 2017. Extensive list of spare parts (incl. spare autopilot) + hand & electric tools. Includes - Inflatable double kayak, Hookah diving system, Sun protection mesh to cover the front seating area.
Vessel Name : ZAO