• Discovery 50BW


The Discovery Bluewater 50 catamaran was conceived to provide a luxury platform for world cruising. The Bluewater 50 benefits from the legendary Discovery build quality combined with the expertise of renowned designer Bill Dixon. Custom layouts below decks offer owners the freedom to design and configure personal touches to create a truly remarkable blue water catamaran.


The Bill Dixon design Bluewater 50 has been carefully considered to produce the performance associated with catamarans, whilst remaining easy to sail single handed over long distances. The push-button rig enables sail trimming to be controlled from the helm position by one person. The fine entry points of the hulls and powerful push-button rig make for rapid passage making with averages of 14 knots a regular occurrence on long distance cruising. Enormous deck space and living accommodation, with the option of a foredeck hot tub, really set this catamaran apart from the competition.

Technical Specifications

Design Dimensions 

Overall Length:15.7m 50’0”
Length Waterline (Heeled): 14.90m 48’9”
Beam: 7.86m 25’8”
Standard Keel 1.4m 4'6'
Displacement: 19,500kg 36,376lbs

Sail Areas
Main: 70m2 807ft²
Self-tacking jib: 41m2 474ft²
Furling genoa 140%: 66m² 678ft²
Air Draft: 24m 77’1”


Engine: 2x Yanmar 57hp
Fuel: 940 litres 248 US Gals
Water: 690 litres 182 US Gals

- Five cabin standard layout
- Bespoke interior options
- Watertight bulkheads forward and aft
- Twin wheels with light positive feel

Boat Plans