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Bowman 46 Ketch

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Boat REF# 143654
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.91m (45'8")
Year 1972
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 9
Engine 1 x Diesel 35hp, Perkins 4108 (unknown year)
Lying River Exe


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Extra Details

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Designer Holman & Pye
Builder Tyler Mouldings
Lying River Exe
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 684.0 ltr (150.5 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 35hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4108 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   Unknown
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


LOA 13.91m (45'8")
LWL 9.72m (31'11")
Beam 3.94m (12'11")
Draft Min 2.13m (7'0")
Draft Max 2.13m (7'0")
Airdraft 15.54m (51'0")
Displacement 10,600kg (23,373.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage In water


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Ketch rigged Unknown Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail Unknown - none (unknown year)
Headsail Unknown - Hank on (1998)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
Mizzen Stay (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 9
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Spacious live aboard accommodation.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric windlass
3 anchors
(Danforth, Fisherman, CQR)
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
15hp outboard, Yamaha, Short Shaft (2000)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Bowman yachts are renowned for being well built and having great ocean going capability, and this yacht is no exception, In fact this particular boat is unique in that she is the only 46' Ketch ever built. Designed by Holman and Pye. she was built especially for the 1972 single-handed transatlantic yacht race which she completed in 33 days and 9 hours giving her a handicapped placing of fifteenth. Since then she has spent many years cruising the blue waters off the east coast of America, the Caribbean and the Cayman Islands. She was brought back to the UK in 2004.
It would be fair to say that she requires more than just a little TLC, but time and money would be well spent on her. Restored back to her former glory, she would provide her new owner with a unique ocean going yacht, with spacious live aboard accommodation.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bowman 46 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Barry Stevens of Boatshed Torquay. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.