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Bowman 42 - SOLD

£169,950 GBP

Recently reduced and simply stunning

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Lying: United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer / modelBowman 42 - SOLD
DesignerChuck Paine
New or usedUsed
Price£169,950 GBP
Tax / VAT statusPaid / included
Price commentRecently reduced and simply stunning
LyingHamble, United Kingdom


Length overall13.13 m
Beam3.84 m
Draft1.98 m
Displacement9,720 kg
KeelFin keel


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A simply stunning Bowman 42 for sale.

Moulded in 2006 but not completed until 2009 she presents superbly.

Fitted out with many bespoke features and attention to detail she must be one of the nicest Bowman’s available. Recently reduced, she is great value for a yacht of this calibre.

High quality systems and fittings were specified by her owner with long distance cruising very much in mind. Her safety equipment is geared towards ARC requirements and she is an elegant yacht more than capable of traveling far and wide in comfort.

A legendary Chuck Paine design, here are some comments for her designer:

“The Bowman 42 is an upgraded and modernized version of the Bowman 40. The counter stern has been lengthened in order to create more stowage space in the lazarettes and a sleeker appearance to the yacht in general.

The Bowman 42 would make an ideal choice for a family who enjoy moderate distance weekend and holiday cruising and who plan eventually to cover longer distances without acquiring a new yacht. Her very modest heel angles will help prevent seasickness and foster a safer environment for children to use the deck as their playpen. The high lift keel options plus a powerful yet versatile sailplan combine to insure stimulating sailing performance.”

Full details in the specification section but her blue water highlights include:

Cutter rig with Sanders sails
Hydrovane self-steering system
12v DC water maker by Echo Marine Ltd.
Icom m801e MF/HF marine SSB
Pactor modem.
Backstay insulated for SSB
Digital Yachts AIT250 class AIS.
Raymarine E80 Chart plotter and 4KW Digital Radar
4-person Viking rescYou pro liferaft. Serviced 2016 with 3 yr service interval
McMurdo smartfind, plus GPS EPIRB. New 7 yr battery 2016
Set of ocean flares new 2016
Autoprop variable pitch propeller
Folding mast steps from deck to mast head

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YEAR: 2006 launch 2009

LOA: 43 FT 1 In

BEAM: 12 FT 7 In

LWL: 32 FT 9 In

DRAFT: 6 FT 6 In





ENGINE HOURS: Circa 2200


FUEL TANKAGE: 1 Stainless steel (285 Litres)

WATER TANKAGE: 2 Stainless steel (375 Litres)



Number of single berths: 6
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Summary of Accommodation:

The interior joinery is constructed from high quality materials and in accordance with good yacht practise.
The joinery is teak veneered plywood, solid timber of high quality teak used where appropriate, all teak surfaces are finished with Epifanes rubbed effect varnish.
The hull above the water line is lined with insulation.
All lockers are plywood lined, covered in ribbed barley side-lining.
Deck heads are lined with off-white vinyl covered foam.
All locker doors and drawers have secure finger catches (push catches in the saloon).
Hanging lockers have hanging rails.
All cabin doors are fitted high quality furniture with retaining catches where necessary.
The cabin sole is constructed of plywood with 5mm solid teak top.
Cabin sole panels are either screwed down or fitted with lifting rings.
All panels can be secured for bad weather.
All berths are fitted with lee-cloths.
Curtains fitted throughout.

Description of layout from forwards:

Forward Cabin:
Double berth with stowage under.
Vanity unit and hanging locker to starboard, doors to saloon and heads.
Access to chain locker.
Emergency exit through forward hatch.

Forward Heads Compartment:
Thermostatic control to shower, stainless steel wash basin.
Jabsco manual head, lockers behind head and wash basin.
Teak grating over shower tray, mirror and radiator.

Dining arrangement to port with water tank under seat and cave locker behind backrest.
Lockers, bookshelf and pipe cot above.
Settee berth to starboard with water tank under and storage behind backrest.
Lockers, bookshelf and pipe cot above.
Fabric upholstery on 5” combined foam.
Large table with bottle storage below.
Stowage under cabin sole.

(On port side)
Two stainless steel sinks.
Foot pumps for cold fresh and salt water.
Mixer tap for hot and cold water.
Top access to fridge/freezer.
Top access to storage locker.
Frigomatic AV35F refrigerator, 90 litre fridge, 18 litre freezer with through hull water cooling.
240v microwave.
Force 10 cooker with oven, gas alarm with shut-off valve.
Working surfaces in Corian type material.
Stowage lockers and cutlery drawer, fitted stowage for crockery and mugs.
Cooks safety rail.

Navigation Area:
Chart table stowage for charts, with drawers under.
Stowage outboard and under seat.

Aft Cabin:
Double berth.
Vanity unit with hanging locker to port.
High level lockers outboard.

Aft Heads Compartment:
Jabsco manual WC.
Wash basin with hot and cold thermostatically constructed shower.
Stowage behind WC, wash basin and below wash basin.
Teak grating over shower tray.
Wet clothing locker with fiddled shelving and hooks.

2 x Showers in forward and aft heads with thermostatic valves.
2 x Jabsco manual WCs.
2 x Jabsco waste pumps to shower.

All portlights and hatches, and the companionway, are fitted with fly screens.
4 x Hella turbo 2-speed electric fans. 1 x in forepeak, 1 x in aft cabin, 1 x in galley/saloon and 1 x mobile fan.

Fore cabin: 2 x LED berth lights, 1 x 10 watt berth light and 1 x LED overhead light.
Forward: 2 x LED overhead lights.
Saloon: 2 x LED overhead lights and 4 x 10 watt reading lights.
Navigation area: 1 x LED overhead, 1 x LED overhead red and 1 x 10 watt overhead.
Galley: 2 x LED overheads, 1 x 10 watt overhead and 1 x 10 watt overhead red.
Aft cabin: 2 x 10 watt berth lights, 1 x 10 watt overhead and 1 x 10 watt overhead red.
Aft Head: 2 x 10 watt overheads and 1 x 10 watt overhead red.
Navigation lights: 1 x 25 watt bi-colour bow light; 1 x 10 watt stern light; 1 x 5 watt LED tri-colour masthead, 1 x 5 watt LED all round white; 1 x 25 watt steaming light and 1 x 50 watt sealed beam deck light.


Hull Finish: Isopthalic white gel coat.
Epoxy coated and copper coat below water line.
Hand lay-up, material to Lloyd’s register of shipping approver drawing.
Polyester resin with chopped strant mat (csm) and woven roving (wr).
Stringers, 100mmx50mm foam core with 2.4g/m2 csm and unidirectional roving reinforcing.
Deck is bonded to hull with epoxy resin, bulkheads bonded to deck and coachroof with csm and resin.
Bronze through hull fittings, fitted with bronze ball valves and Blakes seacocks.

Deck Construction:
Deck Finish: Isopthalic off-white gel coat.

Keel & Rudder:
Single piece lead casting bolted to hull with 24mm stainless steel studs.
Rudder GRP moulding foam filled with integral 44mm diameter marine grade stainless steel stock.
Rudder tube with gland.
Rudder hung with partial skeg


1 x Fully battened mainsail with 3 reefs (3rd reef very deep) with lazy jacks.
1 x Yankee foresail on Furlex furler with UV strip.
1 x Staysail on Furlex furler with UV strip.
1 x Storm jib hanked to additional forestay.
1 x Yankee foresail as twin for downwind, shorter luff.
1 x MPG 165% on furler.
1 x Mainsail cover.
All sails made by Sanders Sails.


Sprayhood in stone with clear panels on stainless steel frame, with hide covered grab rail.
Bimini; stainless steel frame with stone covering.
Infill panel in stone between Bimini and sprayhood, removable.
Cover in stone for wheel pedestal and cockpit table.
Mainsail cover in stone.
Full set of cockpit cushions.


Selden C section mast, tall rig version keel stepped, cutter rig with running backstays controlled from cockpit.
Hydraulic backstay adjuster.
Backstay insulated for SSB.
Additional detachable forestay with ratchet adjuster.
2 x Telescopic spinnaker poles stowed on mast with control gear.
Roller furling Furlex on forestay.
Roller furling Furlex on inner forestay.
Rod kicker with internal gas spring.
2 x Double rope clutches on mast.
2 x Lewmar ST46 self-tailing winches on mast.
Boom with single line reefing system.
Folding mast steps from deck to mast head.

Running Rigging:
Forestay halyard, staysail halyard, additional forestay halyard on mast.
Spinnaker halyard and pole lifts on mast.
Main halyard, topping light, boom kicker, reefing lines returned to cockpit clutches.
Port and starboard boom guys controlled from cockpit.
Spinnaker fore and aft guys constructed from cockpit.


2 x Lewmar ST46 2-speed winches on mast.
2 x Lewmar ST46 2-speed winches on aft end of coachroof.
2 x Lewmar ST48 2-speed spinnaker winches.
2 x Lewmar ST54 2-speed yankee sheet winches.

Substantial stemhead fitting in stainless steel with two rollers.
Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions in 32mm stainless steel tubing with gateways port and Starboard.
Stainless steel fairleads forward, amidships and aft, 10 in number.
Furling line clutches.
10mm U bolts, 6 x port and starboard.
Shroud eyes in stainless steel with brackets to structural members.
Backstay plate in stainless steel.
Toe rail in teak.
11mm teak deck.
Cockpit coaming capped in 11mm teak.
Cockpit sole and seats in 11mm teak.
Flush hinges to aft deck hatches and cockpit lockers.
Custom locking lifts to aft deck hatches.
Vents in forward cabin and forward heads. Dorades in galley.
7 x Deck hatches. Forward cabin, saloon, 2 x in galley, chart area, aft cabin, aft head; all with fly screens.
Opening ports. 3 x in Forward cabin, 1 x in forward head, 4 x in saloon, 1 x in galley, 1 x in chart area, 2 x in aft cabin and 1 x in aft heads. All with fly screens.
Hand rails in teak along coachroof.
Genoa and staysail tracks in aluminium with Lewmar ocean sliders and stops. Control line on genoa track cars.
Main sheet track, Lewmar ocean car with control lines to cockpit clutches.
Black water pump out access plates and forward head holding tank vent.
Fresh water filling plates.
Diesel filler access plate on cockpit coaming.
Self-draining cockpit with 2 x 50mm drains.
3 x Harness attachment points in cockpit.
Henderson MK V bilge pump in cockpit.
Hot and cold fresh water shower in cockpit.
Lewmar steering pedestal with Ritchie compass.
Hide covered wheel with wheel lock.
Teak glass/mug holder on steering pedestal.
Folding cockpit table attached to front of pedestal.
Deck wash outlet on foredeck for anchor washing.
Folding swim ladder, fits stern and at port and starboard gates.
2 x Outboard stowage boards.
Outboard crane on pole at pushpit.


6 x 380mm stainless steel cleats, each with 4 x 12mm bolts.
1 x Lewmar V3 windlass with foredeck switches, cockpit switches and a mobile wireless unit. Windlass complete with manual recovery kit.
60lb (28 kg) CQR anchor with 50m of 10mm calibrated chain.
Fortress anchor with 10m of 10mm chain and 50m of 18mm multi-plait warp.
6 x Fenders and mooring lines.


Engine & Gearboxes:
1 x Beta Marine (50hp) diesel engine with TMC 260 gearbox.
Twin Racor fuel filters with change-over valve.

Maintenance & Performance:
2,150 hours (950 on tachometer hour recorder, now unreadable).
Analogue meter installed at chart table, reading 1,200 hours (01/08/2014.

Propulsion & Steering:
Lewmar rod steering.
Emergency steering tiller.
Hydrovane self-steering system.
Stripper line cutter fitted on prop shaft.
Autoprop variable pitch propeller.

Plumbing Systems
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
40 litre calorifier with 2 x heating coils and 1.25kW 240v immersion heater.
Galley provided with manual Whale MKII gusher foot pumps for cold fresh and salt water.
Hot and cold mixer tap to sinks.
Pressurised hot and cold water supplied by Flojet variable speed pump.
Fresh water foot pump provided with a Jabsco Aqua filter.
Pressurised system provided with carbon filter.

13 gallon 12v DC water maker by Echo Marine Ltd.

Fresh water, non-toxic polybutylene.
Waste pipes to sinks – reinforced PVC.
Waste pipes to heads – Vetus rubber sanitation hose.

Hull Exits:
Bronze Blakes seacocks, Bronze skin fittings with Bronze ball valves, Bronze skin fittings with Bronze ball valves and strainers for engine and generator. Below the water line.
316 stainless steel skin fittings with stainless steel ball valves above the waterline.

1 x Stainless steel tank, holding approximately 285 litres.
Filled from cockpit coaming and vented overboard.
Tank fitted with baffles and inspection hatches.
Valves to supply engine, generator and drain off.
Contents measured by Tank Tended air pressure gauge.

Fresh water:
2 x Stainless steel tanks, holding approximately 375 litres.
Filled from side decks and vented overboard.
Tanks fitted with baffles and inspection hatches.

Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:
Waste from both heads discharged into holding tanks.
2 x Holding tanks (75 litres and 121 litres).
Fitted with Tank Minder gauges with LED indicators on switch panel.
Both tanks fitted with Jabsco electric waste pumps and Whale manual sanitation pumps.

Bilge Pumps:
2 x Manual Henderson MK V bulkhead pumps – 1 x in cockpit, 1 x in aft heads.
1 x Rule 2000 electric pump with water float switch.

4 x 6kg propane bottles stowed in aft deck locker with butane/propane regulator and change over valve.
1 x gas control system with solenoid valve and alarm system.
Cooker stainless flexi hose, gas cylinder and regulator new 2106


In Cockpit:
Raymarine ST7002+ autopilot on pedestal.
Raymarine ST60+ wind, ST60+ wind, ST60+ speed, ST60+ depth, on panel above companionway.
Raymarine E80 chart plotter on coach roof under sprayhood.
Raymarine SPX30 smart pilot core pack, behind starboard saloon berth.
Raymarine ray pilot linear drive.
Raymarine 18” 4kW digital radar on pole at pushpit.
Raymarine GPS on pole above radome.
Electronic antennas mounted on pole above radome.
Raymarine NMEA interface.
SeaME active radar reflector on mast.

At Chart Table:
Furuno GPS as back up, and supplying data to VHF and SSB radio.
Digital Yachts AIT250 class AIS.
Connections for a computer, radar and internet connection.
USB connections for AIS, Seatalk and Pactor modem.

Communications Equipment:
Furuno dual frequency Navtex.
Icom m505 VHF with HM162 command mic. In cockpit.
Icom m801e MF/HF marine SSB.
Pactor modem.


1 x 18” TV in saloon with antenna amplifier.
1 x Radio with CD/Cassette tape player.
2 x Speakers in saloon.
2 x Speakers in cockpit.


Electrical Systems
Voltage Systems:
Tinned cable used throughout.
Custom switch panels for 12v and 240v AC.
Circuits protected by fuses and circuit breakers.
12v DC domestic systems.
240v AC ring main from inverter and shore power.
12v sockets, 1 x in forepeak, 2 x in salon, 1 x in aft cabin, 1 x in navigation area.
240v AC outlets, 1 x in forepeak, 2 x in saloon, 1 x in aft cabin, 2 x in galley, 2 x in navigation area.
2 x 12v outlets in cockpit.

Battery Banks:
Domestic batteries all new 2014
2 x 12v systems.
1 x Red top 50Ah starting battery.
6 x 220AH 6v Rolls domestic batteries.
Both battery banks can be combined using a keyed heavy duty switch.
The batteries are secured in a covered, forced ventilated stowage area.

Battery Chargers:
The starting battery is charged from the domestic bank using a Xantrex digital echo-charge battery charger.
Shore side charging is by a Mastervolt 12/70-3 120/240v AC.

12v 100amp alternator on engine with a Merlin alternator management system.

Shore Power:
240v AC with RCD.

Other Electrical:
Mastervolt Sinewave 12/2000 inverter.


3 x Safety line eyes in cockpit.
Jackstays port and starboard.
1 x Horseshoe lifebuoy with light.
1 x Inflatable danbuoy with light and flag. New light and battery 2016
1 x Rescue sling with light.
1 x Rescue line.
1 x 4-person Viking rescYou pro liferaft. Serviced 2016 with 3 yr service interval
1 x McMurdo smartfind, plus GPS EPIRB. New 7 yr battery 2016
1 x Set of ocean flares new 2016

Fire-fighting equipment:
1 x Extinguisher (powder) in forepeak.
1 x Extinguisher (powder) in aft cabin.
1 x Extinguisher (powder) by companionway (large).
1 x Extinguisher (C02) in cockpit locker.
1 x Fire blanket in galley.
1 x Sea-Fire FM200 engine extinguisher with engine shutdown system.
Fire extinguishers serviced and certified 2016

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.


1 x 8’ AB rib, old and patched.
1 x 3.3hp Mercury outboard 2-stroke.
1 x 9.9hp Mercury outboard 2-stroke.
Foredeck stowage system for rib with tie downs.


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