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1990 Bowman 40



Renowned heavy displacement blue water cruising yacht, designed by Chuck Paine and built in 1989 / 1990 by Southern Boatbuilding in Southampton to Lloyds Register of Shipping 100A1 Classification. In 2009, it was unfortunately beached in north west France and sustained some structural damage to the hull which was professionally repaired under the supervision of a Channel Island based surveyor. It was subsequently shipped back to Guernsey and sold to the current owner who embarked on a programme of refurbishment and upgrades including having the hull stripped back and epoxy coated, topsides professionally painted, new wiring, battery charging system, Raymarine electronics package, bronze through hull fittings and engine overhaul / service. Due to a change in circumstances, this Bowman 40 is now back on the market and is being sold as seen. Whilst it is still very much an ongoing project and will require considerable expense before being re-commissioned, it does have great potential. In addition to the inventory supplied, there is a container full of other items that could be included with the yacht. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: £49,950
Tax Status: Not Paid
Make: Bowman
Model: 40
Year: 1990
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: MD22P
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1989


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, 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: 39’11” (12.17 M)
  • Waterline length: 32’0” (9.75 M)            
  • Beam: 12’ 7” (3.94 M)
  • Draft: 4’11” (1.50 M)                               
  • Displacement: 8620 Kg
  • Diesel: 70 Gal (320 Lt)
  • Fresh water: 120 Gal (545 Lt)
Mechanical and electrical
  • 50 hp Volvo Penta MD22P diesel engine (recently serviced / overhauled) driving 3 bladed Max-Prop folding propeller
  • Full engine instrumentation and single lever control
  • Wheel steering with emergency tiller
  • New bronze skin fittings and sea cocks
  • 12 volt DC electrical system with new interior wiring and distribution panel
  • 240 volt AC shore supply with cabin sockets and battery charger
  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass with chain stop
Spars and sails
  • Kemp double spreader deck stepped white painted mast, boom and rod kicker
  • Kemp dip pole white painted spinnaker pole mounted vertically on mast
  • S/s standing rigging with Hood Seafurl 3250 jib furling / reefing system
  • Braid running rigging
  • Sail wardrobe includes roller genoa, mainsail, spinnaker and storm jib 
  • Boom cover
  • Lewmar 52ST primary winches (2)
  • Lewmar 40ST secondary winches
  • Lewmar 30ST halyard / reef-line winches (2) with clutches (6) on coachroof
  • Lewmar 43ST and 30ST halyard winches with clutches (6) on mast
  • Lewmar 16ST reef-line winch on mast (not fitted)
  • Folding mast steps
Navigation equipment
  • Raymarine multifunction colour display (radar / chartplotter) with digital radome (not fitted to mast bracket)
  • Raymarine Ray49E DSC VHF radio with cockpit speaker and Hawk masthead antenna (not fitted)
  • 3 x Raymarine multifunction displays (depthsounder, speed / distance log and wind speed / direction) in cockpit (wind mast head transducer not fitted)
  • Raymarine autopilot (dual station)
  • Windvane self-steering gear
  • Rigel Poseidon pedestal compass
  • Visiball masthead radar reflector
  • Navigation lights including new mast wiring for steaming, deck and masthead lights
  • Comfortable accommodation for 4 / 6 in 3 cabins including saloon with 6’3” maximum headroom
  • Forward cabin with 2 “V” berths (infill converts to double) and deck hatch
  • En suite heads compartment to port with marine toilet, shower and wash hand basin
  • Spacious open plan saloon with “U” shaped dinette arrangement to port (occasional sea berth with lee cloth) and deck hatch above
  • Settee berth with lee cloth opposite
  • Fully equipped galley to rear of saloon on port side equipped with gimbaled Taylors 041 gas cooker / grill / oven
  • Access to guest cabin aft of galley with double berth
  • Chart table / navigation station and guest heads compartment with marine toilet, shower and wash hand basin opposite
  • Numerous opening hatches and dorade vents (with s/s guards) provide ample ventilation
  • Companionway steps up to self-draining teak cockpit with folding table and easy access to teak side decks
  • Ample stowage throughout yacht including hanging wardrobes in both cabins, wet locker, numerous lockers / drawers, cockpit lazarette and dedicated gas locker
  • Fully adjustable beaching legs (The Yacht Leg Company)
  • S/s transom boarding ladder / gangway
  • S/s granny bars either side of mast
  • S/s wire jack stay
  • Outboard motor storage bracket
  • S/s tender davits
  • Delta anchor with chain
  • Twin s/s anchor bow roller
  • S/s anchor stern roller
  • Various warps and fenders
  • S/s fender racks (2)
  • Sprayhood with grab handle
  • Henderson manual bilge pump

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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