“Longbow of Itchen” – 1996 Bowman 48 AC

“Longbow of Itchen” – 1996 Bowman 48 AC

£185,000 negotiable, VAT paid, lying Falmouth, U.K.

Seller: Tony Hawkins - 02/04/2019

Built by craftsmen, Bowman 48s have sailed the oceans of the world in comfort and safely, affording their owners immense pride of ownership. This is one of the most outstanding ocean-going yachts in her class, proving to be “a sailing yacht designed to go anywhere, at any time, without problems” (Yacht Premier). Designed by Chuck Paine as a shorthanded performance cruiser, the elliptical bulbed keel ensures a stiff responsive yacht with easy pitching motion and draft of just 5ft 10in. Reinforced with longitudinal stringers, the GRP hull conforms to the highest 100A1 specification recognized by Lloyd's Register of Shipping. For added safety, the hull is constructed with a watertight bulkhead between the forward stowage locker and forward cabin.

“Longbow” has a two-spreader cutter rig that permits twin headsails and a storm staysail. The large U-shaped galley faces forwards, open to saloon, affording a well-lit and spacious interior. Sleeps six in three cabins, two en-suite, with copious storage throughout.

Generously specified from new, and comprehensively equipped for blue water sailing, “Longbow” has been loved and upgraded throughout her life, presenting in the condition of a vessel much younger. Full details and further photographs are given in the specification link with highlights that include:
• Sleipner bow thruster.
• Full suite of Hood sails, mainsail fully-battened with lazy jacks and single-line reefing.
• Schaefer roller furling/reefing genoa and staysail.
• Seldon gas assisted rod kicker that supports the boom.
• Dutchman boom brake.
• Adjustable backstay, with twin running backstays.
• All sheets, including kicker, boom brake, main halyard, topping lift, main traveller and reefing lines are led aft to the cockpit.
• Full spinnaker gear, with removable bowsprit and twin poles mounted on mast tracks.
• Lewmar self-tailing electric winches for main halyard, main sheet and genoa sheets.
• Perkins M90 82 hp diesel engine with soundproofing insulation.
• Max-Prop propeller, shaft fitted with rope cutter.
• Fuel capacity: 454 litres in 2 stainless steel tanks.
• Freshwater capacity: 909 litres in 1 stainless steel and 2 polypropylene tanks.
• Holding tanks for both black and grey water.
• Seafresh watermaker.
• Tiptoe foot pumps to galley sink for both fresh and salt water.
• Isotemp fresh water heater, that also stores hot water heated by the main engine.
• Cockpit shower supplied by hot and cold taps.
• Teak and holly cabin sole (stripped and repainted 2015).
• White panelled overheads (stripped and replaced 2015).
• All berths have lee cloths.
• GN Espace Levante 2 burner cooker with grill and oven.
• 24v Frigoboat front-opening refrigerator plus top-loading freezer.
• Eberspacher diesel cabin heating with 6 outlets.
• Hella Turbo air fans in each cabin.
• All lighting upgraded to LED.
• FM radio with Bose hi-fi speakers and woofer in saloon, plus speakers in cockpit.
• 24v flat screen TV with DVD player and signal booster from aerial at mast head.
• 6kw HFL generator with soundproofing insulation.
• 240v and 110v shore power.
• 7 x 12v batteries giving 110 amp/hours at 12v and 660 amp/hours at 24v.
• 240v MasterVolt 25/50 charger driven by generator.
• Mastervolt invertor 24/220v.
• Mastervolt transformer 220/110v.
• Solara solar panels linked through dual controller to service and engine batteries.
• Air X Marine wind turbine fitted on cockpit mast, with ammeter at chart table.
• Aquair 100 towed generator with ammeter at chart table.
• ICOM DSC VHF radio receiving AIS at chart table, plus repeater on cockpit pedestal.
• Furuno SSB HF transceiver at chart table, with insulated aerial integral to backstay.
• B&G Hydra integrating GPS and autopilot, with displays at chart table and in cockpit.
• Garmin AIS Class B Transponder with optional “silent” switch.
• Garmin chartplotters at chart table and on coach roof, visible throughout cockpit.
• Garmin HD radar, gimballed on Questus backstay support.
• B&G Hydra Pilot autohelm, with linear drive to quadrant, plus handheld remote.
• Hydrovane self-steering windvane and emergency steering system, fitted to transom.
• Iridium Pilot satellite unit with antenna on cockpit mast, with phone at chart table.
• MailaSail Red Box wi-fi router, with Bat Wi-fi booster antenna.
• McMurdo GPS EPIRB (2010) (Serviced 2016, next service due Aug 2021)
• Visibal radar reflector.
• Loudhailer mounted on mast, linked to Garmin GPSMAP as an automated fog horn.
• Walk through pulpit, with hanging boarding ladder.
• Folding teak-stepped waterline boarding ladder that fits to gates port or starboard.
• Folding gangway/passerelle with teak insets.
• All 6 hatches other than the two under sprayhood have been replaced with new Lewmar (2016), including built-in mosquito nets and blinds.
• All 10 portlights have been replaced with new Lewmar (2016).
• All 7 saloon/galley/cabin windows have been fitted with new perspex (2016).
• 10'2” long Avon Rover hard bottomed rib, suspended by Simpson davits.
• Honda 2HP and Suzuki 15HP outboard engines, lifted by Forespar crane.
• Lewmar electric anchor windlass and capstan, controlled from bow and cockpit.
• 100m 10mm anchor chain (2016) with 40kg Delta, 45lb CQR and 37in Danforth.
• Ocean Safety Deutsche Schlauchboot 6 man self-righting life raft in canister; stowed in bracketed container at stern (serviced 2017, with next service due 2020).
• Mainsail cover with zip-on deck awnings that afford shade both port and starboard.
• Folding sprayhood on stainless frame, with forward window that unzips (2016).
• Folding bimini cockpit cover on stainless frame, with zip-on side and aft panels.
• Canvas awning that covers all three hatches into the forward master cabin.
• Full length boat cover affording deck access throughout.

Contact: Tony Hawkins on +44 (0)7786 867773

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