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Bowman - 45

Hard to find as they built so few, a one owner 1995 Bowman 45 from the board of Chuck Paine

All kitted out and ready to go, a blue water cruiser that will take you anywhere, already completed her first circumnavigation between 1996 and 2010

Too many spares to detail!

Construction and General

  • GRP hull, deck and coachroof to Lloyds 100A1
  • Dark Blue Hull with gold cove line (awlgrip 2006)
  • Teak deck, cockpit seats and coamings
  • Epoxied from new
  • Scheel type fin keel
  • Wheel steering with Edson Pedestal
  • Cutter Rig
  • Part 1 Registered

Accommodation layout and details

  • Joinery in Cherry wood throughout
  • Teak and Holly cabin sole
  • Dark Blue fabric upholstery in Saloon and fwd cabin
  • Curtains and flyscreens throughout
  • Most hatches and portlights open for superb ventilation
  • Lockers have partially louvred doors to aid ventilation
  • Holding tanks to both heads with pump out or gravity drains

The Bowman 45 Provides comfortable accommodation for 2 couples with good sea berths, sleeping up to 8 in 2 cabins and the saloon, in detail:

  • Fwd cabin with a V berth and infill to make a comfy double, storage below, drawers for linen storage, high level lockers and a bookshelf either side, 2 further hanging lockers one of which hides the safe, vanity unit with mirror and further storage, storage under floor. 3 portlights, hatch and vent, steps to hatch
  • Fwd head ensuite to cabin, jabsco sea toilet with holding tank, moulded worktop with basin, hot and cold water with shower attachment, shower drain pump, teak grating, plenty of storage, 2 mirrors, portlight , hatch and screw down vent
  • The Saloon is a large comfortable space which centres around the large double width table in Cherry which folds to a manageable size when not entertaining, storage for essentials below. 3 portlights and large Lewmar hatch
    • To port is a large U shaped settee with lee board, storage beneath forward, batteries, freezer and more storage aft. The battery charger, inverter and battery switches are behind the berth, lockers and book shelf above
    • To starboard is a single settee with lee cloth, stowage beneath and behind, above is the media centre with an TV (no aerial) DVD player, VHS video, CD, radio and cassette player.  There are further lockers one of which is racked for glasses
    • 2 Pipe cots, one either side in concealed lockers
  • The aft cabin provides a double berth with an infill for more area when required, a lee cloth for use at sea or to divide the berth, vanity unit with mirror, hanging locker and further high level lockers, storage beneath berth and sole board
  • The Main head is to stbd with a jabsco sea toilet with holding tank,  moulded basin with hot and cold water, storage lockers and a mirror.  There is clever storage for the boathook, fishing equipment and the ensign staff on the bulkhead.
    • A door leads aft to the dedicated shower room with a shower head and thermostatic control, teak grating and Shower drain pump
    • Further aft again a door leads to the wet locker which also houses the generator
  • To port is the large U shaped galley, tiled work surfaces, 4 burner Force 10 SS cooker with oven and grill, twin SS sinks with hot and cold water, further manual faucets for fresh and salt water with recessed foot pumps on the floor. There is a large cool box with keel cooler and SS racks, the freezer is also keel cooled. Large amounts of storage including dedicated cutlery and crockery spaces, vegetable racks with SS racking. Large hatch and portlights
  • The chart table to stbd provides a useful work area with a large table cleverly housing a laptop pc and printer and various link cables, book shelves and bosuns drawers, space for electronics and electrical panel, white and red lighting and a chart table light
  • Externally there is deep comfortable cockpit with one deep cockpit locker, a further lazerette behind the helm and the vented gas locker aft. The there is a set of cockpit cushions in dark blue

Engine, Mechanical, Electrical and Tankage


  • Beta Marine (Kubota) BF2803 5 cylinder diesel engine
  • Hurth gearbox
  • 62 Hp
  • Aquadrive flexible coupling
  • Water lubricated cutlass bearing
  • Maxprop 3 blade folding prop
  • Dual CAV filters with change over valve
  • Pre heat switch
  • Spare 3 blade prop


  • Fisher Panda 3.8 kW 230V generator
    • 132 Hrs
    • Fresh water cooled
    • Remote control panel at chart table
  • Seafresh Watermaker with manual control
    • Engine driven high pressure pump
    • Approx 55 litres / hr
  • Calorifier with 240V Immersion heater
  • Eberspacher D5 airtronic heating system


  • 12V DC domestic system
  • Custom electrical panel
  • 12V outlets (4)
  • 4 * 110Ah domestic batteries
  • 1 * 110Ah engine battery
  • Charged by:
    • Balmar alternator, 100A with "smart 3 stage regulator
    • Mastervolt 12/70 70A battery charger
    • Spare alternator
    • Note there is a mounting pole and wiring for a wind charger
  • 240V AC shore power system
  • AC voltmeter
  • Various length cables
  • Mastervolt Inverter
  • 240V outlets


  • Fuel tank in SS below cockpit sole               450L
  • 2 * Water tanks in SS below cabin sole        340L each
  • Holding tank in SS below cabin sole             225L
  • Tank Tender gauge at chart table

Spars, Sails and Canvas


  • Aluminium alloy 2 spreader mast
  • Fixed mast steps
  • Cutter rig
  • Slab reefing boom (4 reefs)
  • Rod kicker
  • Trysail track on mast 
  • Schaefer 3000 furling system
  • Standing rigging replaced 2011
  • Adjustable backstay
  • Insulated backstay
  • Checkstays for staysail
  • Twin spinnaker poles on mast tracks

Running Rigging

  • Mainsail halyard
  • Genoa halyard
  • Staysail halyard
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Spare halyard
  • 2 pole topping lift
  • Spinnaker gear


  • Fully battened mainsail with 4 reefs (2011)
  • Ball bearing batten cars (Fredriksen)
  • Roller furling yankee with UV (2011)
  • Staysail (2011)
  • Roller furling genoa with UV
  • MPG on furler
  • Spinnaker with snuffer
  • Storm jib (unused)
  • Trysail (unused)


  • Sprayhood with SS frame and grab rail
  • Extra window in sprayhood
  • Sprayhood window covers
  • Bimini with detachable side screens
  • Sun awning (mast to cockpit)
  • Full winter cover (3 part)
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Wheel and binnacle cover
  • Mainsail cover with boat name
  • Staysail cover
  • Cockpit table cover
  • Winch covers

Deck Equipment

Deck gear

  • Full Lewmar fit out
  • 2 Lewmar 58ST Primary winches
  • 2 Lewmar 48ST Spinnaker winches
  • 2 Lewmar 40ST multi purpose winches on coachroof
  • Lewmar 44ST halyard winch on mast (port)
  • Lewmar 40ST halyard winch on mast (stbd)
  • Lewmar 40 reefing winch
  • Lewmar racing blocks throughout
  • Lewmar mainsail track and car
  • Lewmar genoa and staysail tracks and cars

Deck equipment

  • Twin SS bow roller
  • CQR main anchor 60lb with 100M 10mm chain
  • Wooden storage chocks for CQR (passage making)
  • Maxwell VWC 1500 windlass with wireless remote (2013)
  • Large Fortress anchor (stern locker)
  • Medium Fortress anchor on pushpit
  • Approx 60M warp and chain
  • 100M Warp
  • 2 Aft, 4 midship, 4 forward cleats
  • All cleats reinforced with SS backing plates
  • Deck chocks for hard dinghy
  • SS boarding ladder with teak steps
  • Rail gates
  • SS Granny bars at mast
  • SS Liferaft cradel on coachroof
  • Twin dorade vents with SS protection bars
  • Cockpit table with extension
  • Cockpit seating extensions
  • Teak helm stool
  • Passerelle with teak slats
  • Edson gantry for windvane
  • SS pole for aerials, outboard hoist, etc
  • SS stern roller
  • Stern rail gate
  • SS Fishing rod holder
  • Outboard motor bracket

Navigation Equipment

On Deck

  • B&G Hydra 2 FFD
  • B&G synchro analogue displays
    • Wind 360
    • Wind speed
    • Magnified wind
    • Speed
  • ST7000 autopilot display
  • Monitor wind vane steering

Chart table

  • Laptop computer (XP), MAXsea navigation system
  • Electronic charts for UK and France
  • Tide wizard
  • PCsatC
  • Space for printer
  • Furuno GPS GP-31
  • Furuno 1831 Radar system with radome on mast
  • Furuno Navtex NX-300
  • Furuno SSB FS-1550
  • Thrane and Thrane Inmarsat C  plus PsatC software
  • Pactor modem
  • ICOM M505 DSC VHF (2013)
  • ICOM Handheld VHF
  • Comar AIS receiver with dedicated aerial
  • Probe forward looking sonar 


  • Autohelm Type 300 autopilot with Type 3 linear drive
  • Clock and barometer
  • Nav lights
    • Bicolor and stern lights
    • Tricolour at masthead
    • Steaming light
    • Anchor light at masthead
    • Deck light

Safety Equipment

  • 4 Man liferaft (serviced March 2014)
  • 2 * Horseshoe lifebuoy, lights and drogue
  • Safety knife
  • Radar reflector on mast
  • Lightning "brush" at masthead
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Emergency tiller

General Inventory

  • Fenders (some with covers) and warps
  • Fender skirt
  • 2 Fender boards
  • Ensign staff
  • Winch covers
  • Winch handles
  • 2 Butane and 1 Propane cylinders


  • There are numerous spares and tools specific to the boat that will be available included in the sale, please request the list when enquiring


  • Avon dinghy (10ft) with inflatable floor
  • Evinrude 4Hp 2 stroke outboard motor

Available by separate negotiation

  • Nesting dinghy in ply and epoxy (fits chocks on deck)

Owners comments

  • The 45 is an incredibly fine sailor, with finger tip control in any strength of breeze and perfect balance. As it was a later design for Chuck Paine his experienced gained from earlier work really shows here. 
  • As we commissioned the 45 from Chuck's pen work we were able to put our own input into the design of the lower decks layout. The stern cabin bulkhead is moved forwards to allow for extra room for dressing whilst being stood up.
  • All of the cabin ports are opening, which is invaluable for when cruising in hot climates!


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Call Kim Vasey on 078 9988 7070 for details and viewing arrangements

Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1995
Sales status:Delete
LOA:14.48 m/48 ft
Length:14.48 m/48 ft
Width:3.96 m/13 ft
KW:62.0 hp
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