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Bowman 48 CC

£ 300,000 Guide Price
Plymouth Yacht Haven Shaw Way Mount Batten, ,
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A rare Bowman 48 with a centre cockpit. The Chuck Paine design is built to cross oceans in comfort, an excellent sailing yacht with cutter rig.

Address: Plymouth Yacht Haven Shaw Way Mount Batten
County: Devon
Zip: PL9 9XH
Country: United Kingdom
Price: £ 300,000 Guide Price
Boat Size: 48 ft
Year Built: 1993
Boat Model / Make: Bowman
Boat Builders: Bowman Rival
Boat Designer: Chuck Paine
LOA (metres): 15.36M
LWL (Length Water Line): 11.66M
Beam: 4.32M
Displacement: 34,330lb
Draft: 1.83M
Hull Material: GRP
Engine/Fuel Type: Perkins Diesel
Engine HP: 86hp
Engine Hours: 1950
Cruising Speed: 7
Fuel Capacity: 450L
Water Capacity: 950L
Holding Tank: 500L
Hand laid GRP hull with isophthalic resin
Hull colour in Scott Bader white gel coat
18mm marine ply strengthening on transom ready for Hydrovane Windvane steering
GRP superstructure in Scott Bader off white
Teak handrails and Dorade boxes - overhauled and varnished 2018 and annually thereafter
Perko chrome Dorade ventilators - re-chromed, repainted internally and overhauled 2018
Teak laid side decks and cockpit
Deck re-caulked and refurbished 2008
Epoxied coated hull below waterline since new
Coopercoat antifouling since 2007 - renewed completely in 2019
Watertight bulkhead between forecabin and sail-locker
Collision bulkhead between cable locker and sail-locker

External lead keel, bolted with 25mm keel bolts
Paine keel with elliptical bulb and end plate
Lead keel step fitted to protect against grounding damage
Skeg hung GRP foam filled rudder on 2" stainless stock
Bronze steering quadrant and wire steering system
Custom stainless steel autopilot tiller
Heavy duty rudder end stops glassed into hull
Perkins M92B 86HP marine diesel engine - new 2006/7
New starter motor and fuel lift pump July 2020 - serviced annually
Hurth SW 450A Hydraulic gearbox
Speedseal on seawater cooling pump
The engine room was completely stripped out during the 2005/7 refit, repainted, sole re-gelled, new Halyard marine insulation added and relined with white painted beechwood ply for mounting equipment

1950 engine hours (as of October 2020)
Fully maintained in accordance with manufacturers instructions annually from initial commissioning

Complete new fuel system 2008
Separ SWK 2000 pre-filter on main engine with water-in-fuel sensor
Separ SWK 2000 pre-filter on generator
Mann WK731 pre-filter prior to generator pump
Fuel off-takes staggered within tanks to give priority to the main engine
Tank drain on each tank

New stainless steel shaft 2008
Tidesmarine shaft seal with water injection 2021
Aqua drive (re-manufactured 2016)
Refurbished and adjusted steering - new wires 40° of wheel port and starboard
New stern gear including 24" Max prop (2012)
Ambassador rope cutter

Re-chromed Lewmar CST 62 primary winches - done by Lewmar with hard chrome (2011)
2 x Lewmar 62 EST primaries electric
2 x Lewmar 50 ST secondaries (new 2011)
2 x Lewmar 44/48 ST coachroof
1 x Lewmar 48 ST on mast
1 x Lewmar 16 outhaul winch on aft face of mast


Lewmar V5 windlass (2017) with switches on the foredeck and at the pedestal
New anchor chain 100m (2007) turned 2020
CQR 75lb anchor 1993
Rocna anchor 33kg (available separately)
Mantus Anchor swivel Oct 2020 (available separately)
Fortress anchor with chain and rope rode under forecabin sole
Heavy duty mooring strop
CQR kedge anchor with 10m chain and 50m anchor plait rode
Stern roller for kedge
Anchor buddy in stowage chocks in sail locker

Stackpack (2011)
Sprayhood (2021)
Cockpit enclosure and bimini (2021)

Removable Simpson davits
Dyneema falls
Stainless steel folding swim ladder with teak steps (deployed on starboard side)

Ocean Safety ISO 9650 6 man liferaft
MCO Code of Practice flare pack
Jonbuoy Danbuoy and inflatable Horseshoe buoy with hard case, drogues and lights
Recovery sling
The complete plumbing system was replaced and redesigned during the refit 2006/7.

24v pressurised hot and cold system
Jabsco variable flow flesh water pump (renewed 2020)
Bronze skin fittings and valves - serviced annually
Aquafresh watermaker 110L/hr
Jabsco diaphragm waste pumps
-Main bilge pump
-Black water tank pump out
-Grey water tank pump out
-2 shower pumps
New Surejust 22L calorifier with engine cooling coil and 1kW immersion heater
New Jabsco manual heads
New seacocks and Tektanks sea chest - the engine inlet and main sea chest inlet are both outside the engine room to allow safe shut off in the event of a fire
Vetus fireproof hoses throughout the engine room

Aquafresh A600 (110L/hr)
Freshwater rinse via a charcoal filter
L-port changeover valve between port and starboard tanks

2 x manual bilge pumps - main sump and sail locker
3 x electric bilge pumps - sail locker, main sump and lazarette
High water alarm sensors in sail locker, main bilge and lazarette
All bilge pumps powered by a maintained supply

New grey and black water tanks - TekTanks
Top specification Butyl rubber lined reinforced Blackwater pipes (all pipes replaced Sept 2020)
Anti-syphon valves on both the seawater inlets and the waste outlets
Black water pump out fitting on side deck
Additional manual black water pump out with dedicated Blakes seacock in port forecabin

Diesel tank capacity 2 x 225L stainless steel
Fresh water tank capacity - black water 163L / grey water 337L (each can be filled by the watermaker via a changeover valve)

New Refrigeration (2007)
Frigoboat BD50 Keel-cooled Fridge. Filter Dryer and Recharge 2020
Frigoboat BD50 Keel-cooled Fridge/Freezer. Filert Dryer and Recharge 2020
Gaslow gas system. Interchangeable parts for all types of Butane and Propane cannisters
Twin 7Kg Butane or 6Kg Propane bottles
Changeover switch in gas locker
Leak detector
Totally refurbished Taylors 041 Cooker (2007 & 2017)
Dualwatch twin sensor CO/Gas Alarm

40mm Thinsulate Insulation throughout under head linings behind the side linings in the fore cabins and on all tanks. This is to reduce condensation and maintain temperature balance below in extreme climates
Eberspacher D5 Air Heater (2009) Serviced annually. New fan unit and glow plug 2020
Hella Turbo fans for cooling Accommodation
Refurbished, painted, and re-chromed Dorade Ventilators
The whole electrical system was stripped out and replaced in 2007/8 during an extensive refit

24v DC domestic system
12v DC systems for all navigation instruments and communications
Completely new electrical system - all wiring replaced, tinned or tri-rated throughout. Numbered cable marking and heat-sealed terminations. Mainly in conduit below cabin sole and in the engine room.
New switchboard designed in conjunction with Switchcraft Taplin
New boxed DC distribution centre in the engine room
New boxed AC distribution centre with changeover contractors
IP67 junction boxes for the mast connections below the cabin sole
Earthing systems:
- Galvanic bonding. Hull fittings, shaft and rudder
-AC earth
-Instrument earth
-Dynaplate radio/groundplate counterpoise with blocking capacitors
Lighting protection (mast bonded directly to keel)
BEP Marine VSR300 voltage sensitive relay to isolate start and main 24v battery banks
Emergency parallel button on the cockpit engine panel
Maintained supply for bilge pumps
Spare heavy duty breakers for additional 24v electrical winch and 24v bow thruster if needed
Floating DC system to allow for use of commercial grade instruments

320 Ah 24v AGM battery bank (new March 2021) Victron Energy
250 Ah 12v AGM battery bank (new March 2021) Victron Energy
Red Flash 1100 2 for 24v (2 batteries) engine start
Red Flash 1100 12v generator start
Victron Energy battery balancer on 24v domestic bank

Mastervolt GI3.5 Switchmode isolation transformer for shore power 16A (protects from galvanic corrosion and reverse polarity)
Mastervolt 24v 2kW combi with MICC on switchboard
Mastervolt 12v 20A charger with MICC on switchboard
Mastervolt Magic 24v/12v-20 DC/DC converter/charger for backup and keeping the 12v bank charged
Marlec 913 24v wind turbine with regulator
100W Sunware solar panels 24v

90Amp 12v Lucas alternator with Adverc charge controller
100Amp 24v Prestolite heavy duty alternator with Adverc charge controller

Fischer Panda ND6000 (2005)
New Raw water pump and capacitors 2020
New exhaust mixer pipe 2021
2448 generator hours (August 2021)
Serviced annually
Speedseal on impeller pump

220v/110AC ring main from generator and/or shorepower
Outlets in all cabins, saloon and galley

Panasonic 800W microwave

Samsung Smart LED TV
Teac HiFi/DVD
Audica HiFi Speakers and sub-woofer
Apple TV (available separately)
iPod dock
Blaupunkt cockpit Radio/CD player 12V. This is able to run independently on 12V without the inverter
Active TV/FM antenna

The TV and Apple TV are connected by wired ethernet to the RedBox Router for HD media playing or streaming

24v surge protected LED deckhead and reading lights throughout (2014)
Red LED lighting circuit for night sailing
2 x 24V Bright Fluorescent lights in the engine room
Lopolight LED Masthead Anchor and Tricolour light (2013)
24V Signal Bow and stern Navigation lights
24V High power LED Decklight
Fully Waterproof Fluorescent Light in Sail locker
New/Update navigation and comms
B&G H2000 Hydra Main Processor
B&G Gyro Processor to provide fast heading for MARPA
Full update on processor and FFD boards and firmware 2007
H2000 compass
Halcyon Gyro-stabilised compass (available by separately)
Sonic speed with paddlewheel backup (2007)
B&G 213 Masthead unit (2007)
B&G Hydro 2000 Autopilot Head and computer ACP2 24V (2007)
B&G Type III Ram 24V drive
B&G Rudder reference unit on autopilot tiller
B&G Barometer (2011)
B&G Zeus Touch 12” Chart table (2014)
B&G Zeus Touch 8” cockpit (2014)
B&G 4G Broadband Radar (2014)
B&G ZG100 GPS and Compass (2014)
NMEA 2000 Backbone fore and aft (2014)
SeaMe Active Radar Transponder (2007)
Visiball Passive Radar Reflector (2007)
Class B AIS Transponder – Weatherdock (2014)
Integral VHF antenna splitter
NMEA2000 compatible
AP Navigator Mk6-P GPS (1993)
Actisense NMEA integration and TCP/IP transmission over LAN and local WiFi LAN to allow use of Laptop software and iPad navigation Apps. Full software changeover and back up together with low power consumption outside pilotage waters
The chart plotters use both Navico and C-map chart software
Furuno Weatherfax/Navtex black box Fax 30 with Fax 5 antenna – (2007)
Furuno SSB 1550 (1993) with SCS PTC-IIusb Pactor Modem - bluetooth connectivity (2008)
Furuno 2721 DSC VHF (new transceiver unit 2016)
Iridium – ASE Comcenter II - Ethernet connectivity for data (2014)
Onboard wired LAN and WiFi LAN and high power WAN transceiver
Mailasail Redbox (2012). (Available separately)
Mailasail 4G Gateway (2020) – High power 4G Connectivity (Available separately)
Antcom US Military antenna combining GPS/WiFi WAN/Iridium (2012)
Selden Mast head cutter rig
Fully batten main on cars and furling head sails
New Standing rigging and Bottle screws (June 2020)
New Harken CB track to mast (2011). Refurbished June 2020
New single line reefing cars fitted to boom (2011)
Boom and Gooseneck refurbished June 2020
New Schaeffer 3100 Furling Gear on Yankee June 2020
New Schaeffer 2100 Furling Gear on Staysail June 2020
Running rigging - Dyneema/Spectra Halyards - (various dates none older than 2005)
New masthead sheaves (2020)
Upgraded Lewmar deck organisers - high load alloy sheaves where required 2007 and later)
Fully refurbished Lewmar clutches (2008 and 2020)
All refurbished/upgraded Lewmar deck gear - upgraded to Delrin Ball races and high load alloy sheaves (2007/8)
Redesign of Dorade Vents to prevent any water ingress (2007)

Main (fully battened) (Hood Vectran). Specified for High latitude sailing with 4 reefs (2011)
Hood Yankee (2011). Serviced with new UV strip 2019
Staysail Hood (2011). Re-cut for Furling Jun 2020 with new UV Strip
Full symmetric spinnaker Sanders Sails (1993) with snuffer (2014)
MPG Sanders Sails (1993) fitted with Torsion Rope luff (2019)
Hood Cruising Chute with Top Down furler Rope (2020)
Storm Staysail (1993) unused
UBI Maior RW150 endless line furler (2019). Available separately.

All sails washed and serviced annually.
Teak (matt varnish) interior finish
Teak veneered bulkheads with solid teak trim throughout, with blue Alcantara upholstery
Teak and holly sole boards
Twin cabins forward to both port and starboard
Midships Port heads servicing both forward cabins and saloon
Luxury saloon with settee berths to port
Starboard settee
Roll out pilot berth on port side
Large teak saloon table folding out to allow seating for eight
Linear galley to starboard in the aft companionway
Navigation area with chart table to suit ½ admiralty chart to port
Large hanging locker for boots and Foul Weather gear etc in Main Heads
Aft master cabin with double berth an en-suite heads and shower
Pocket spring mattress in aft cabin
Lee cloths in all berths
Wardrobes and drawers in all cabins
Under bunk stowage in forward and aft cabins
BOANDARO is a truly excellent sailing yacht. She has served as an ideal family sailing boat for summer holidays, as well as a long-legged blue water heavy weight for trips to Iceland and Greenland. More recently she has been an excellent boat to live aboard very comfortably with plenty of storage space. She has a superb motion, a good turn of speed and can hold high average speeds. She is also surprisingly easy to sail single handed, and I have done some long trips in such a fashion. She is beautifully built and very strong. In challenging conditions she just digs in and settles. There is no drama, and she gives a great sense of confidence.

She is a very well balanced boat and the cutter rig is very powerful with enough sail area to keep her moving in light conditions as well as adequate power beating in brisk offshore conditions. You cannot make her slam, and downwind her keel and balanced ends means that she tracks very steadily.

She is the only Bowman 48 Centre Cockpit as the mould was changed for the later Deck Saloon model that has become the trend. However, I have found her layout ideal. In fact, the lack of large windows means that she is delightfully cool in hot bright summer conditions down below, and conversely warm and dry in arctic conditions.

It is also worth noting that she is very well behaved in Marinas. I have debated fitting a bow thruster, and indeed already have a dedicated circuit breaker ready for one. However, each year I manage without, even single-handed. My view is that now she has a properly specified propeller with controllable prop wash, and 40° of rudder available, she just doesn’t need one. Choosing the right moment, and using ropes and springs appropriately is all that is required.

It is a very hard decision to put her up for sail, but a smaller boat would now be more suitable, and she probably needs another family to delight and look after. For those looking to go further afield she just needs fuel and food and she is well found and completely ready to go anywhere.
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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