Discovery, is a 1998 53-foot raised pilothouse Navigator motor yacht that demonstrates the classic and timeless luxury that has become a hallmark for this level of boating.
Entering the main salon through the large sliding glass doors you realize you are in a true luxury yacht. The elegant light birch and taupe accented interior with windows surrounding the main salon and open pilot house make this an expansive and airy place to relax, enjoy time on the water and entertain friends. The main salon is furnished with a long comfortable couch, two swivel lounge chair and centerline birch coffee table that all together provide for a great conversation pit. Along the starboard wall a birch cabinet hides an icemaker, storage and beverage preparation center so the captain can stay out of the galley when preparing some cold refreshments for your guests. The port wall is lined with a complementing birch cabinet hiding more storage and the entertainment center with an appropriate level Bose stereo system that feature speakers through the vessel. For television you have luxury feature of a hidden pop up television cabinet positioned above the galley refrigerator so the chef and others can watch your favorite programs. A few steps up from the main salon is very comfortable raised pilot house laid out so both the captain and guests have an expansive view. A comfortable large L-shaped settee sits directly behind the helm. Full instrumentation is laid out so the captain can monitor all the ships operations while underway and still enjoying the conversation. In the center of it all is a well-equipped and elegant u-shaped galley so the chef is never excluded from the action. On the main salon side is breakfast bar with two bar stools to allow conversation with guests yet keep them out of the chef's domain. Even though the pilot house is a few steps up, the unique open layout allows the chef to still be part of the action while underway. Even the most discerning chef will find everything they need to manage gourmet meals with an electric three-burner stove, microwave convection oven, and a very large Norcold refrigerator/freezer elegantly hidden behind a matching birch face. There is even a chest type freezer discreetly hidden below the galley through an access hatch in the cabin sole. Clean up is a breeze with not just a large double basin sink but a dishwasher as well. From the pilot house there is access to the staterooms. Down a few steps and to the port aft the captain and first mate will enjoy the privacy of a tastefully decorated master suite with double bed large closet and storage surrounding your own entertainment center. A private and roomy head with separate shower and electric flush toilet completes the suite. Moving forward you find a guest head across from a port guest stateroom housing an over under bunk arrangement. Just forward is a well-appointed centerline guest stateroom with double bed and abundant storage and closet space. As expected she has all the amenities of true luxury yacht. The availability of GE space saver separate washer dryer in the captain s suite helps simplify domestic management. There is plenty of fresh water available for showers and washing because she carries 170 gallons of fresh water with a 15 gal. hot water tank supported by a Daily Marine 600 water maker. She also can carry up to 70 gallons of black water so you re not looking for your next pump out. Four season cabin comfort is maintained with the availability of 16,000 and 12,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioner as well as heat from the diesel forced air Webasto HL90 furnace. Carpeting, window coverings throughout the boat make the interior a truly inviting luxury experience.
A covered nice size self-bailing aft cockpit with plenty of room and its own cleaning station makes working and spending time on the back deck a civilized pleasure. Moving forward to the bow and on the side decks is safe affair with wide walkways and 33 high stainless steel safety rails. On the bow you will find a complete ground tackle package that includes a primary 66lb Bruce with 250 of 5/16 chain and 200 of 9/16 double braid line all controlled with an Muir VR 1260 electric windlass. A tender can be easily managed and launched on either port or starboard by a Bower extendable davit system. The penthouse on this vessel it a few steps up from the pilot house. The same luxury you have in the pilot house is mirrored on the expansive fully enclosed fly bridge. A great place to entertain and take in the sights, no matter if it is warm and sunny or raining.
Access to a roomy and well laid out mechanical and engine room is a few steps down through a floor hatch below the galley. Here you will find twin lightly-used Volvo TAMD 63P showing only 1039 hrs. At 370hp each they effortlessly push her along at 14 burning only 16 GPH and will top out at 22 if necessary. Twin engines with hydraulic steering at the both helms and a 12v over hydraulic bow thruster take the terror out of close quarter maneuvering even for the less experienced captain.
When at the dock, she runs 50 amp service with an Analytic BCA 1000 battery charger that tops up both starter batteries and a large 3 battery house bank. When on the move AC power is abundant with the longevity of her fresh water cooled Kohler 9kw generator that only has only 1801 hours or her Trace 2512 Inverter. Her electronic package is built around a Simard system with Ocean PC Sunlite plotter and an Anritsu Radar. The Simrad auto pilot reduces captain fatigue on those long open runs. Depth is monitored by both a Furuno and Raytheon depth sounder. Communication are available by both an Icom and Shipmate VHF. She also has two loud hailers for close quarter command.
The Navigator 53 has long enjoyed the reputation of being a true luxury yacht. Her timeless beauty and seagoing capabilities have made her a favorite among yachtsman living aboard or on extended cruising. She is well cared for and a 2014 survey is available for your initial review. This is an as is where is sale. No matter if you are looking for -- a high end live aboard or a long range cruiser -- she is worth your time to inspect her and imagine the lifestyle she offers her next owner.
2207 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK 99503