With the benefit of hindsight MV Discovery was restored as an Alaska Charter Yacht … and it shows!
Captains Ben and John Swanson first began chartering in Alaska in 1981. By the time they purchased Discovery
in 1998 they had owned 2 classic wooden yachts and had 17 years experience operating small ship cruises.
The glow of filtered light on mahogany paneling sets the mood to one of relaxation. Picture windows in the boats spacious Main, Dining and Forward Salons offer panoramic views as we cruise. There is plenty of room to gather as a group but you can always find a quiet space to read or catch up on your journal.
Discovery’s open bow is a popular place to sit and an ideal stage for wildlife viewing. Wide, covered side decks allow uninterrupted access all around the boat and the fantail lounge (like a sun room) provides additional space and undercover seating.
The yacht has 6 nicely appointed guest cabins with comfortable beds, opening portholes, vanity/sink and space to store your belongings. Two heads and showers are shared (a third head is located on the upper deck) and a furnace heating system keeps the boat nice and warm.
Discovery carries two Boston Whalers (skiffs), four stable kayaks, crab pots, shrimp pots and salt water fishing gear.
The boat is outfitted with TV, Stereo, Satellite Radio and has a large library of books from the latest novel to informational books on Classic Yachts, Cruising in Alaska, Canada, the San Juan Islands and any wildlife in between.