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Bowman 57

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Boat REF# 165137
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 17.30m (56'9")
Year 1986
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 17
Engine 1 x Diesel 90hp, Perkins M92B (2002)
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Designer Holman & Pye
Builder Southern Boats
Lying Plymouth
Fuel capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 15/05/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 90hp
Engine make and model Perkins M92B (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 7.0 ltr (1.5 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares tick


LOA 17.30m (56'9")
LWL 13.60m (44'7")
Beam 4.50m (14'9")
Draft Min 2.30m (7'7")
Draft Max 2.30m (7'7")
Airdraft 20.88m (68'6")
Displacement 30,830kg (67,980.2lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Powell Spars Aluminium spars (1986) with stainless steel standing rigging (1997)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Banks - Slab (2004) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Hank on (2004)
Other sails Working jib (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)
Cruising Shute (unknown year)
Mizzen staysail (unknown year)
Storm sail & Stay sail (unknown year)
No1 & No2 Working jibs (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

New backstay 2006

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Long encapsulated fin keel design with aft cockpit and wheel helm


Total # of berths 17
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 15
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Aft cabin with 1 x Double and 3 x single berths
Saloon space with 8 x single berths
Forepeak cabin with 4 x single berths.

This vessel has been used for sail training voyages but could easily be converted to a very spacious and comfortable personal cruising yacht with long distance and circumnavigational ability. The MCA Cat 2 coding has recently expired.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce and Plough)
80.00m (262'6") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

6 bilge pumps (3 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

What an amazing yacht! Very rarely does one get the chance to go on-board a Bowman 57 yacht. Only fourteen of these beautiful vessels were ever built and to date only nine are known to exist. Currently used as a sail training vessel for young people she is now available for only the second time since she was built. Until recently she was MCA coded and as such could easily be used commercially, or with some alterations and additions she would make a wonderful ocean cruising yacht, with vast amounts of space both on and below decks. An extensive sail wardrobe, good navigation equipment and a powerful engine are all ready to go. Alternatively, find somewhere peaceful to moor up and live on-board! I have seen examples of this yacht for sale at £250K, so at this price there is enormous scope to make your own mark on this lovely yacht.

Please call me to make your appointment to visit this yacht today.

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

This Bowman 57 has been personally photographed and viewed by Stephen Grimshaw of Boatshed Plymouth. 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.

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