|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Licata Sicilia Italy
The Bowman 40 was designed by the American Designer, Chuck Payne, specifically for offshore cruising and easy handling by a crew of two. It is a Classic design and has obtained the reputation second to none over the years.
We have owned the boat from new in 1989 and the complete boat was built to Lloyds 100 A1. She has looked after us well over thousands of miles and we have looked after her. She has been rigorously maintained and upgraded over the years. In recent years big cost items have been undertaken. New teak decks have been fitted, a new D2 55 Volvo Penta engine (2016), a new heads and holding tank (2017), a new windlass and 70 m of new 10mm chain fitted (2017). She is in commission now and has been left in Greece for July and August before we sail to Sicily where she will be berthed for the winter.
She is being sold complete with all equipment and is ready to sail away immediately. The only items that will be removed are personal belongings. After 30 years with the boat we are now coming to an age where we will not get the best out of her. Now is the time for someone else to enjoy what we have been privileged to experience with this superb boat.
|Vessel type:||Bowman 40|
|Fit Out:||Rival Bowman|
|Sail number:||GBR 3224T|
|Engine model:||Volvo Penta D2 55|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||12.17m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Displacement:||8 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||70 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||120 Gallons|
|Holding tank capacity:||50 Litres|
The original engine, a Perkins Prima 50 was replaced in 2016 with a new Volvo Penta D2 55. The new engine, being based on the original Perkins design fits into the engine compartment with no necessity to amend the joinery. It sits on the original engine bed bearers with mounts moved forward by 2 cm to accommodate the revised gearbox. The gearbox is connected to an Aquadrive unit which connects to the shaft.
The hull is GRP and was epoxied at new and has been subsequently maintained and gelshielded twice over the years. The original 12mm glued and screwed decks have been replaced. The decks were relayed in 15mm teak and epoxied. All other external teak was replaced at the same time and the capping rail was increased in thickness. The coachroof is off white with a non-slip finish.
There is a double bunk in the forecabin and one in the aft cabin. The two saloon seats provide another two berths and above each of those is a pipecot. It is possible to sleep 8 people.
The saloon table opens out and that provides seating for six comfortably.
The forecabin was built without the second heads. The height of the bunk was raised to give a wider double berth and more stowage below. The removal of the heads gave more space for dressing and the opportunity for more cupboard stowage space. There is a small basin provided. In the aft cabin a clever inverting top to the cupboard unit enables a fitted vice to be used and the area as a worktop if required.
The galley area has a 12V Isotherm fridge unit which was replaced in 2018. There is a Taylors 041 gas cooker. There are two stainless steel sinks and all worktops are in Corian. A 240V Microwave unit, a fitted cutlery drawer and fitted stowage for crockery, mugs and plates. The Chart Table takes half folded Admiralty charts and stowage in the desk. Navigator's seat with stowage beneath. The heads compartment has a toilet Brydon (2018), shower, wash basin and teak towel rails and stowage racks. The wet locker includes a new holding tank (fitted 2017) and has an outlet from the ducted warm air Ebersbacher unit. Ducted air to all cabins and saloon.
The boat is being sold with all its equipment with the exception of personal effects. To give a full detailed inventory is an almost impossible task but the list below should give a good indication!
Lofrans 1500W windlass with 70m 10mm chain (2017)
60lb CQR Anchor
Fortress Kedge Anchor chain and rode
S/S Boarding Ladder
Monitor Windvane with normal and light wind vanes
Seasure Backstay adjuster
Air X Wind generator
New Teak Deck thickness increased from 12mm on new to 15mm.
Spinnaker pole and all associated blocks and running rigging
Bluetooth Navtex antenna and receiver (2019)
Hatch “glass” replaced (2014)
All portlights replaced new (2015)
Full length sun awning with side curtains from mast to backstay (White)
2 No Cockpit “tent” sun awnings (one lightweight White, other heavier weight Green)
Wheel and Pedestal cover (blue)
2 No Sail covers (blue)
Folding varnished cockpit table on steering pedestal.
Steering Wheel leather cover (2019)
Fenders and mooring lines
Schaeffer Furling system one size up from original (Bearings replaced 2014)
Deck Stepped mast.
Solar Panel 100AH/dy
Autohelm Depth, Wind, Compass, Speed instruments
Sea Me Radar transponder
2 No inflatable Dinghies. One 2/3 man(2019) and one 4 man.
Suzuki 2.5 hp outboard (2017)
All hatches and opening ports have mosquito nets. Ventilation chutes for hatches.
Water Tankage under saloon seats
Rear Water Tank (in aft cabin) fitted with diesel pump and feed to main tank to increase motoring range but can be reconnected for water.
Saloon seating has removable loose covers.
Joinery inverts to provide a workshop in rear cabin
Curtains to all portlights
4 No Fire Extinguishers all in date
Taylors 041 Gas Cooker
2 No S/S Sinks
All crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils etc
Isotherm Fridge Unit (2018)
Little Wonder 12V watermaker (Decommissioned)
4 No 12V Domestic Batteries (420 AH total) (2018)
I No 12V Engine start battery
Smartgauge battery monitor (2019)
All bedding, towels etc
2 No Pipecots
Eberspaecher ducted heating
Garmin GPS (Fixed)
ICOM SSB radio
ICOM DSC VHF (2017)
In the forward part of the forecabin under bunk stowage there is a wealth of spares, tools (electric drill, polisher, SWEBA, filters, toolkits, paints, varnish, stainless screws and fittings)
The boat was built as a Sloop rather than a Cutter. This gives her a better turn of speed and removes the need for running backstays that need adjustment on tacking or gybing as they foul the boom. The rig fitted is sometimes referred to as a “Slutter” rig. The forestay is double slotted so the sail change to a flat cut smaller jib for windward work or heavier weather is easily done. The sheets for the jib are through blocks close to the coachroof rather than the main tracks. An emergency second forestay to a Highfield lever is fitted. This can take the hanked on storm jib (never used). The mainsail is fully battened with lazyjacks. Spinnaker pole mounted on mast. Insulated backstay for SSB radio. Deck stepped mast. Kemp spars Sails
2 No Genoas ( one Hood, one Rolly Tasker)
2 No Fully Battened Mainsails (one Hood with Frederikson cars, one Rolly Tasker)
1 No Solent Jib (Hood)
1 No Triradial Spinnaker (Hood)
1 No Orange Storm Jib (Hood)
Mainsail Covers. Wheel Cover.
A Monitor windvane steering system is fitted and has been an excellent third member of the crew.
Extinguishers: 1 engine compartment, 1 cockpit locker, 1 Galley, 1 forecabin, 1 aft cabin. Fire Blanket in Galley and aft cabin.
S/S jackstays on deck. Lifejackets for 6. Harnesses and tethers. Wooden plugs for seacocks. Liferaft (in need of service or replacement). Sea Me radar transponder. Furuno radar.
Lifesling and horseshoe with light.