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Bowman 48

£ 185,000 Tax Paid
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We are very privileged to offer this beautiful Bowman 48 to market.
Now located out of the water in Falmouth, UK.
Much loved and cared for all her life, she presents in a condition of a vessel much younger.   The presentation follows throughout the boat with every bilge and locker cleaned & maintained to the highest level.  She is extensively equipped for long distance blue water sailing and has undergone a continuous upgrade program by her current owners.
Please read through the specifications carefully to understand her layout and integrity.
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Country: United Kingdom
Price: £ 185,000 Tax Paid
Boat Size: 48 ft
Year Built: 1995
Boat Model / Make: Bowman 48
Boat Builders: Bowman Yachts
Boat Designer: Chuck Paine
LOA (metres): 14.6m
Beam: 4.32m (14'1")
Displacement: 15500kg
Draft: 1.8m (5'11'')
Hull Material: GRP
Engine/Fuel Type: Perkins M90 diesel
Engine HP: 82hp
Engine Hours: 3000
Max Speed: 7.5 kts
Cruising Speed: 7 kts
Fuel Capacity: 454 litres
Water Capacity: 909 litres
Holding Tank: 200 litres
Designed as a shorthanded performance cruiser, the elliptical bulbed keel ensures a stiff responsive yacht with easy pitching motion and draft of just 5ft 10in. Reinforced with longitudinal stringers, the GRP hull provides a structure which conforms to the highest 100A1 specification recognized by Lloyd's Register of Shipping. For added safety, the hull is constructed with a watertight bulkhead between the forward stowage locker and the forward cabin. Built by craftsmen, many 48s have sailed the oceans of the world in comfort and safely, affording their owners immense pride of ownership. This is one of the most outstanding ocean-going yachts in her class, proven to be “a sailing yacht designed to go anywhere, at any time, without problems” (Yacht Premier).
1 x Perkins M90 82 hp diesel engine (2700 hours), with soundproof insulation - serviced every 250 hours/annually.
Maximum speed: ≈ 8 knots at 2300 rpm.
Cruising speed: ≈ 6 knots at 1600 rpm.
Fuel consumption per hour at cruising speed: ≈ 4.5 litres.
Cruising range: ≈ 500 miles.
Hurth hydraulically activated helical gearbox with Aquadrive anti-vibration system.
Shaft fitted with rope cutter.
Max-Prop propeller.
1 x 6kw HFL Mariner 2 Series generator (1750 hours), with soundproof insulation - serviced every 100 hours/annually.
Sleipner SP95T Sidepower bow thruster.
240v and 110v shore power.
2 x 12v engine start batteries giving 220 amp/hours at 24v (2016).
4 x 12v service batteries giving 440 amp/hours at 24v (2016).
Both engine and service battery banks can be joined to start the engine.
1 x 12v generator start battery giving 110 amp/hours at 12v (2016).
60 amp 24v alternator driven by the engine, with Sterling Marine alternator power booster as "intelligent" charger for service and engine batteries.
1 x 240v MasterVolt 25/50charger driven by generator for engine and service batteries.
1 x 240v Newmar RM8 charger driven by generator for generator battery.
1 x Mastervolt invertor 24/220v
1 x Mastervolt transformer 220/110v
2 x Solara 18W solar panels, linked through a Sunshine Solar dual controller to both the service and engine battery banks.
1 x 24v charger powered by the service batteries to maintain the generator battery.
1 x Air X Marine with “silent” blue blades fitted on cockpit mast with ammeter at chart table.
1 x Aquair 100 towed generator with mounting for pushpit and ammeter at chart table.
Fuel capacity: 100 Imperial gallons (454 litres) in 2 stainless steel tanks, with drainage facility designed to sample lower layers.
Freshwater capacity: 200 Imperial gallons (909 litres) in 1 stainless steel tank and 2 polypropylene tanks.
Holding tanks:1 x black and 1 x grey water holding tanks, each with carbon-filtered vents, electric pump outs and manual back up, plus shore pump out.
1 x Seafresh watermaker, installed under berth in port aft cabin
1 x electric main bilge pump and manual back up.
1 x electric forward sail locker bilge pump and manual backup.
1 x fresh water electric pump to PAR 8 litre accumulator tank, affording pressurized hot and cold to galley, heads and showers.
1 x fresh water Tiptoe foot pump to galley sink.
1 x salt water foot Tiptoe pump to galley sink.
1 x salt water electric pump to deck wash.
1 x Isotemp calorifier that heats water electrically, also storing hot water heated by the main engine.
Both Par ITT WCs drain by hand pumps to the black holding tank.
Both showers drain using electric pumps to the grey holding tank.
1 x cockpit shower supplied by hot and cold taps.
Total sleeping capacity: 6 people (excluding saloon)
Forward master cabin: interior-sprung mattresses for U berth including inserts affording a large double, vanity unit plus stool, separate seat, ample cupboards and shelving, hanging stowage, built-in safe, ensuite WC, sink and shower.
Saloon: seating for 6 people in U shape about teak drop-leaf table to port, generous cupboards and shelving. To starboard there are 2 rotating armchairs, the aft of which serves the navigation area, and which armchairs are separated by a drinks cabinet/table.
Navigation area: full sized chart table, associated working area for laptop with additional stowage and shelving.
Starboard aft cabin: large double berth, vanity unit, hanging stowage, generous cupboards, ensuite WC, sink and shower, which ensuite WC may also be accessed through a separate door to the galley.
Port aft cabin: with twin berths, generous cupboards, open hanging cupboard for oilskins and workbench with space below to receive a clothes washing machine (plumbing and electrical supply are in place, but with washing machine removed).
Galley: large U-shaped forward-facing galley in “sahara sand” coloured Valstone, with teak trims, generous cupboards and drawers, twin stainless sinks, gas cooker, fridges and freezer (refer under “Domestic equipment” below).
Both WC sinks are porcelain with cobalt blue Surell surrounds and teak trims, the showers being of moulded GRP with teak drainage boards.
Teak and holly cabin sole (stripped and repainted 2015).
White paneled overheads (stripped and replaced 2015).
All berths have lee cloths.
The finish throughout is of honeyed teak, complimented by blue fabric upholstery, including the headboard in master cabin.
GN Espace Levante 2 burner cooker with grill and oven (2016).
Dual propane/butane Hayward 4208 gas regulator, with Cless Mandet automatic cut off valve plus Alde leak detector.
24v Frigoboat front-opening refrigerator.
24v Frigoboat top-loading refrigerator above and freezer below.
Eberspacher diesel cabin heating with 6 outlets.
7 x Hella Turbo air fans throughout.
All hatches have built-in mosquito nets and blinds.
Pioneer FM radio with auxiliary input jack and USB, Bose hi-fi speakers and woofer in saloon, including speakers in cockpit.
24v flat screen MEOS television with integral DVD player and signal booster from Glomex TV aerial mounted at mast head.
3 x manual fire extinguishers.
1 x engine room automatic fire extinguisher.
1 x fire blanket.
1 x Cetrek Poseiden binnacle compass.
1 x ICOM Marine IC-M505 VHF radio at chart table, DSC enabled, receiving AIS.
1 x ICOM Commandmic III VHF for cockpit.
1 x Furuno Model FS1550 single side band (SSB) HF transceiver at chart table, with insulated aerial integral to backstay, plus copper bonding to earthing plate.
1 x B&G Hydra 330 integrating GPS and autopilot, serving a full function individual B&G display in the cockpit for boat speed, log, depth, wind speed and wind direction, including a MOB button, plus a multi function display at the chart table.
1 x Garmin GPSMAP 5012 chartplotter with 12 inch diagonal screen at chart table.
1 x Garmin GPSMAP 5008 chartplotter with 8 inch diagonal screen mounted in display box on coach roof, visible throughout cockpit.
1 x Phillips Mark 6 AP Navigator (GPS).
1 x Yeoman chartplotter.
1 x Garmin AIS 600 Class B Transponder with optional “silent” switch.
1 x Garmin GMR 18 HD radar, gimballed on Questus backstay support.
1 x B&G Hydra Pilot Type 2 autohelm, with linear drive to quadrant, plus handheld remote
1 x Hydrovane self-steering windvane and emergency rudder/steering system, fitted to the transom
1 x Iridium Pilot satellite unit with antenna on cockpit mast, fitted below deck with phone at chart table.
1 x MailaSail Red Box wi-fi router.
1 x MailaSail Bat Wi-fi booster antenna.
1 x Visibal Mk II radar reflector.
1 x Standard Horizon loudhailer mounted on mast, linked to Garmin GPSMAP as an automated fog horn.
1 x Sewills brass clock.
1 x Sewills brass barometer.
Longbow of Itchen has a two-spreader cutter rig that permits twin headsails and a storm staysail.
Schaefer roller furling and reefing genoa.
Schaefer roller furling and reefing staysail.
Kemp white-painted aluminum keel-stepped mast.
Manual adjustment for backstay.
Ronstan tracks and cars for fully-battened main.
Kemp white-painted aluminum boom with integral single-line system for three slab reefs.
Lazy jacks, integrated with mainsail cover.
Seldon gas assisted rod kicker that supports the boom.
Dutchman boom brake to help control gybing.
Full spinnaker gear, including removable spinnaker bowsprit.
Two spinnaker poles, each mounted on mast tracks.
Stainless steel wire rigging (uppers 2008, lowers 2016).
Running backstays.
All headsail sheets, including kicker, boom brake, main halyard, topping lift, main traveller and all main reefing lines are led aft to the cockpit.
1 x Lewmar 48 self-tailing electric on coach roof for main halyard and main sheet.
1 x Lewmar 48 self-tailing manual on mast for halyards.
1 x Lewmar 48 self-tailing manual on coach roof for kicker.
2 x Lewmar 62 self-tailing electric primaries on cockpit coamings for genoa sheets.
2 x Lewmar 50 self-tailing manual on cockpit coamings for runners and spinnaker sheets.
All sails are made by Hood
Mainsail: fully battened, 9 oz Dacron (1995)
Yankee: 9 oz Dacron (2018)
Staysail: 9 oz Dacron (2011, new UV strip 2017)
Spinnaker: full radial all purpose cruising chute with snuffer, 1.5 oz ripstop nylon (2016)
Walk through pulpit
.Hanging boarding ladder for pulpit.
Safety pushpit with gates port and starboard.
Folding gangway/passerelle with teak insets.
Safety guardrails with gates port and starboard.
Folding teak-stepped waterline boarding ladder that fits to guardrail gates port or starboard.
Edson pedestal and wheel to quadrant steering.
Emergency tiller that fits to rudder shaft.
Drop-leafed folding varnished mahogany cockpit table.
Cockpit cushions separated to fold, dark blue.
Stainless dorade vents.
All 6 hatches other than the two under sprayhood have been replaced with new Lewmar (2016).
All 10 portlights have been replaced with new Lewmar (2016).
All 7 saloon/galley/cabin windows have been fitted with new perspex (2016).
1 x 10'2” long Avon Rover 315 GRE hard bottomed rib, suspended by Simpson davits.
1 x Honda 2 HP 4 stroke outboard engine.
Forespar Novalift crane for outboard engine lifts.
Warps and fenders.
1 x Lewmar 2000 electric anchor windlass and capstan, controlled from both the bow and cockpit.
100 metres 10mm DIN766 Grade 40 anchor chain.
1 x chain dog fitted.
1x 40 kg Delta anchor
1 x 45 lb CQR anchor.
1 x 37 inch long collapsible Danforth anchor.
Kedge anchor roller with deck fitting to stow kedge chain and warp.
1 x Ocean Safety DSB Deutsche Schlauchboot 6 man self-righting life raft in canister; stowed in bracketed container at stern, starboard side (2011) (serviced 2017, with next service due 2020).
Webbing jackstays.
Life ring plus Plastimo IOR dan buoy with light.
1 x bolt cutter, fitted within sail locker.
1 x axe, fitted within sail locker.
Mainsail cover, integrated with lazy jacks, and with zip-on deck awnings that afford shade to both port and starboard side decks along the length of boom.
Large folding sprayhood on stainless frame, with forward central window that unzips for added visibility and air circulation.
Folding bimini cockpit cover on stainless frame, with zip-on sunscreen panels for sides and stern.
Canvas awning that covers all three hatches into the forward master cabin, which can therefore be left open at night, regardless of rain.
Canvas covers for sprayhood windows, hatches, folded bimini and pedestal plus wheel.
Full length buff-coloured boat cover in high grade 610gsm PVC, fitted above the boom, thus affording deck access throughout.
Much admired, Longbow of Itchen has given great pleasure to both own and sail.

She is now offered for sale, as we reluctantly make the move towards a motor yacht. Throughout, she has lived up to the 48’s reputation for a safe and comfortable motion at sea. Also, for ease of handling, often by my wife and I alone. Extensively fitted out and meticulously maintained, she comes with a catalogued collection of plans, diagrams and manuals.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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