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1977 Bowman 45

St Peter Port, Guernsey


An exceptionally well equipped Bowman 45 which has been maintained by its highly experienced owner to a very good standard. In addition to being fitted out and equipped for long distance blue water cruising, a considerable sum has recently been spent on numerous upgrades, the most recent one being new synthetic teak decks in 2019. Renowned, heavy displacement cruising yacht, designed by Holman & Pye and built by Bowman Yachts (Emsworth) in 1977 (commissioned March 1978). Traditional GRP hull and deck construction with foam insulation, long fin keel (4.5 tons ballast) and skeg hung rudder. British Part 1 Registered. The perfect choice for those of an adventurous nature.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £89,500
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Bowman
Model: 45
Year: 1977
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 45 ft / 13.72 m
Length Overall: 44'11 ft / 13.69 m
Beam: 13 ft / 3.96 m
Max Draft: 7 ft / 2.13 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: MD21
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 70hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1977


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: V
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter, Sloop


Martin Lovell
Lovell Yachts Limited


Lovell Yachts Limited
Castle Emplacement St Peter Port
Guernsey, GB, GY1 1AU
Tel:+44 (0)1481 716880

  • Length overall: 44’11” (13.70 M)
  • Waterline length: 33’0” (10.06 M)
  • Beam: 12’11” (3.94 M)
  • Draft: 7’0” (2.13 M)
  • Displacement: 19 Tons
  • Diesel: 70 Gal (318 Lt)
  • Fresh water (2 tanks): 140 Gal (636 Lt)
Mechanical and electrical
  • 70 hp Volvo Penta MD21 diesel engine with “V” drive and 3 blade Max-Prop feathering propeller
  • Dual station instrumentation and single lever control (cockpit / doghouse)
  • Engine overhauled in 2014 and new drive plate fitted in July 2019
  • Side-Power bow thruster (2016)
  • Rope cutter
  • Cable wheel steering (serviced and new cables fitted in 2017) with skeg hung rudder and emergency steering system
  • Miscellaneous engine spares including starter motor and 2 alternators
  • New sea cocks (2017)
  • 12 / 24 volt DC electrical systems (7 batteries in 5 banks – 2 x bow thruster / windlass; 2 x domestic; engine; navigation equipment; generator) with Mastervolt management system / monitors, isolator switches and emergency button in forward cabin for bow thruster / windlass
  • Solar panels with control panel
  • 220 volt AC shore supply with Victron Energy 40 amp 12 volt battery charger, Mastervolt 50 amp 24 volt battery charger and cabin ring main
  • Victron Energy inverter
  • Mastervolt 3.75 kVA diesel generator in sound proof box
  • Portable petrol generator
  • Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system (calorifier / immersion) with manual fresh / sea water back-up pumps in galley
  • Sea water deck wash
  • Pur PowerSurvivor 8011 watermaker and back-up hand operated watermaker
  • Maxwell 2500 electric anchor windlass with foredeck and cockpit controls (2017)
  • Eberspacher cabin heating
  • Electric cabin fans (2)
  • Electric grinder and tools including vice in forward workshop
  • Electronic digital safe
  • Pioneer stereo radio / CD player with 4 cabin speakers
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment
Spars and sails (cutter rig)
  • Proctor silver anodised double spreader keel stepped mast and slab reefing boom
  • Twin spinnaker poles (1 x carbon and 1 x alloy)
  • Alloy whisker and jockey poles
  • S/s standing rigging with Furlex 400S / 200S roller furling forestays, adjustable running backstays and hydraulic backstay adjuster (2010)
  • Detachable second forestay with pelican hook quick release tensioner to enable using both yankees with spinnaker poles when sailing downwind
  • Mast steps (folding at deck level)
  • Boom cradle
  • Barlow 36ST primary winches (4)
  • Barlow 26ST secondary winches (2)
  • Barlow 26ST mainsheet winch
  • Lewmar 30ST Furlex furling line winch
  • Barlow 27-46ST halyard winches at base of mast
  • Lewmar 44ST halyard winch on mast
  • Barlow 23-26ST reefline winch on mast
  • Sail wardrobe includes yankee (2), staysail, full batten mainsail with Harken track system and storm trysail with separate track
  • Mainsail lazy bag / boom cover with lazy jacks
Navigation equipment
  • Raytheon R10X radar with scanner mounted on mast bracket
  • Lowrance HDS12m touchscreen chartplotter mounted on wheel pedestal and linked to Garmin Class B AIS transponder 
  • Raymarine RN300 GPS with Clipper cockpit repeater
  • Philips AP Navigator
  • Garmin GPS 75
  • Icom IC-M330 DSC VHF radio
  • Sailor RT2048 VHF radio
  • Icom IC-M801E MF/HF DSC SSB radio
  • Desk top PC and laptop – both linked to Repeatit wireless network and Sailor Iridium satellite phone with access to 3 charting systems (including C-Map and Admiralty), worldwide weather GRIB file system and Enhanced Group Call (EGC) service
  • Furuno DFAX FAX-207 marine weather fax facsimile receiver
  • Nasa Marine Radiotelex Weatherman HF receiver
  • Nasa Marine Target Navtex Pro receiver
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot (cockpit) with joystick control at chart table
  • Windvane self-steering system linked to Autohelm autopilot for use in light airs
  • 4 x Simrad multi-function displays – wind / navigation instruments etc (cockpit)
  • B&G Harrier speed and distance log
  • B&G depthsounder with Network cockpit repeater
  • Firdell radar reflector mounted on front of mast
  • Sestrel pedestal mounted compass
  • Sestrel hand bearing compass
  • Bulkhead compass (chart table)
  • Clock and barometer
  • Navigation lights including combined steaming / deck light, masthead tri-colour / anchor light and chart table light
  • Numerous charts and pilot books
  • Spacious accommodation for up to 7 persons in 2 cabins including saloon
  • Forward store / workshop with work bench and large deck hatch
  • Heads compartment to starboard with Baby Blake marine toilet, wash hand basin and shower
  • Large sail / rope locker opposite
  • Comfortable saloon with large “U” shaped dinette arrangement to starboard (converts to double berth) and pilot / settee berths (both with lee cloths) opposite
  • Steps up to dog house with galley to port equipped with gimballed 4 burner gas cooker / grill / oven, chest fridge and 2 x s/s sinks
  • Navigation station / chart table (including engine instrumentation / control) opposite
  • Companionway steps up to bridge deck with good access to engine compartment under dog house sole
  • Aft cabin with double / pilot berths (both with lee-cloths) and access to front of engine
  • Aft companion steps up to well protected self-draining cockpit with wheel pedestal and ample seating
  • Access either side to newly laid synthetic teak decks
  • Excellent stowage throughout yacht including forward store, numerous lockers / shelves in all cabins, cockpit lazarette and gas locker with 2 bottles
Safety equipment
  • Zodiac 6 man canister liferaft (in service) mounted on s/s doghouse bracket with hydrostatic release, ACR floating 406 MHz GPS / EPIRB and solar still
  • Plastimo 6 man canister liferaft (in service) mounted on s/s deck bracket
  • GME 406 MHz GPS / EPIRB
  • Aldis signalling lamp
  • Horseshoe lifebelts with lights (2)
  • Danbuoy
  • Lifejackets (4)
  • Immersion / survival suits (4)
  • Storm windows and hatches
  • Jackstays and safety harness attachment points in cockpit
  • Automatic electric bilge pumps (3) with alarm
  • Manual bilge pumps (2)
  • SF Detection gas alarm in galley
  • Manual fire extinguishers (3)
  • Fire blanket
  • Flares
  • AB RIB with aluminium hull and tube covers
  • 9.8 hp Tohatsu 2-stroke outboard motor with pushpit storage bracket and cover
  • S/s fixed tender davits
  • Transom mounted s/s boarding ladder
  • Californian lifestyle gas BBQ mounted on pushpit with cover
  • Telescopic beaching legs (The Yacht Leg Company)
  • Sprayhood with s/s frame and grabrail (2)
  • S/s fixed bimini cover housing solar panels
  • Cabin dorade vents (2)
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Aft cockpit dodgers
  • Ship’s Bell
  • Saloon oil lamps (2)
  • 60lb CQR anchor with s/s swivel, 3/8th chain (90 M), chain stop and warp
  • Spare 40lb CQR anchor with chain and warp
  • Bruce and Fisherman kedge anchors
  • Stern anchor rollers (2)
  • Stern / kedge anchor warp on fixed deck roller
  • Warps and fenders
  • Boathook
  • Ensign staff
  • Numerous courtesy flags

In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

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