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Specifications

Name: ISLAND BREEZE
Builder: BOWMAN
Model: Bowman 48 AC
Length: 48' 8" (14m)
Beam: 14' 1" (4.29m)
Year Built / Refit: 1992
Speed: 7 / 8
Engines: 1 x Perkins M90
Staterooms: 3
Flag: -
 
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Description

From both a renowned designer and builder, the Bowman 48 AC is a handsome and extremely capable blue water yacht. Sold by us to her current owners she went through a refit here at Berthon. She has been incredibly well maintained and is ready to go.

Builder's Remarks

One of the most outstanding ocean going yachts in her class, the Bowman 48 has shown herself to be, “A sailing yacht designed to go anywhere, at any time, without problems”, that is how the international yachting magazine, ‘Yacht Premier’, described the experience of test sailing the Bowman 48.  This is a yacht which has been designed by one of the world’s top cruising designers, Chuck Paine, and built by craftsmen who understand the needs of serious cruising yachtsmen.

 

The team at Bowman has extensive experience in building quality yachts that provide the owners with the confidence to sail wherever they wish, in true blue water sailing tradition.  Many 48s have sailed the oceans of the world safely, giving their owners a pride of ownership that only a Bowman can provide. 

Refit and upgrades between 2012 and 2016

  • A new pro split 24v 60 A auto charging splitter to make best use of engine charging both starter and house batteries. Reconditioned Victron Skylla TG 24v battery charger 2013. Powered by generator.
  • All new batteries and rewiring of batteries in 2013.
  • New GPS receiver so that we have 2 sources of GPS data.
  • New masthead VHF antenna 2012 with new upgraded wiring from masthead antenna to both radio connections.
  • New tri-colour masthead nav. lights and wiring. New forward nav. light. 
  • New VHF radio 2012. With AIS receiver. 
  • SSB radio aerial re fitted with new standing rigging and small PC with software for receiving weather forecasts for SSB
  • New chart plotter 2011. New weather proof cockpit connection for chart plotter and VHF radio with extra functions
  • New depth/speed transducer 2015. New instruments 2015 all new wiring to join instruments together and ‘talk” to each other using NMEA data.
  • New EPIRB 2017.
  • New hand held Immarsat satellite phone 2012.
  • New watertight searchlight 2016.
  • New auto helm and wiring connected into instruments and chart plotter 2011.
  • New higher power windlass motor and rewiring of all connections to it from chart table 2015.
  • New Vetus bow thruster 
  • New upholstery and curtains 2011
  • interior joinery has been rubbed down and re varnished (3 coats) in 2015
  • The engine and generator were given a major overhaul and re mounted in 2010/11 by Berthon which included all pipework, heat exchanger, pumps etc. New aqua drive 2011. The engines are professionally serviced annually and have never given us any problems.
  • Berthon installed new glass windows in coach roof and new Perspex windows in main salon 2011.
  • New all-weather cockpit screen (removable if required)
  • new spray hood 2012 
  • New stack pack 2015 for mainsail.
  • Running rigging replacement has been ongoing as required since 2011 e.g. reefing lines and Furlex line replaced in 2015/16. 
  • All new guard rails and safety lines 2016.  
  • New fresh water pump and fresh water supply pipes 2011. 2 new water foot pumps in galley 2013
  • The water maker was overhauled in 2012 currently out of the yacht
  • All new toilets and new waste pipework throughout in 2011. New black water and grey water tanks 2010.
  • Small additional emergency water tank with separate control, approx. 50 ltrs. 2015.
  • 2015, the original hull epoxy coating was replaced with (Hempels gel protect system)

Construction

RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.

 

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Reinforced with longitudinal stringers, the GRP hull provides a structure which conforms to the company’s own stringent standards, as well as the highest internationally recognized quality monitoring systems of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. 
  • For added safety, the hull is constructed with a watertight bulkhead between the forward stowage locker and the forward cabin.
  • While yacht was on shore for fitting bow thruster, in 2015, the original hull epoxy coating was replaced with (Hempels gel protect system).
  • At the same time an epoxy coated fibreglass skeg was also fitted from the aft end of the keel to the rudder to prevent lines, particularly from pot markers, and floating debris/ becoming trapped in front of the rudder or fouling the prop.


 Keel & Rudder:

  • The design offers moderate, stable sections and the unique Chuck Paine elliptical bulbed keel provides a remarkably responsive yacht with a very low centre of gravity.  

Machinery

Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 1 x Perkins M90 80hp diesel engine.
  • Hurth gearbox with aquadrive.

 

Maintenance & Performance:

  • Cruising speed: 7 knots at 1,800 rpm.
  • Cruising range: 450 miles (or approx. 750 miles with additional tank).
  • Fuel consumption per hour at cruising speed: 6 litres.
  • Maximum speed: 8 knots at 2,300 rpm.
  • The engine and generator were given a major overhaul and re mounted in 2010/11 by Berthon which included all pipework, heat exchanger, pumps etc. New aqua drive 2011. The engines are professionally serviced annually and have never given us any problems.

 

Propulsion & Steering:

  • Max prop propeller.
  • Edson wheel steering.
  • Spare 3 fixed blade propeller.
  • A new Vetus bow thruster 95 kgf, 24V was fitted in 2015 operated from the steering position which has transformed handling in confined spaces.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • The main electrical supply forward to nav. lights and forward bilge pump/light and 24 V power supply has also been replaced.

 

Battery Banks:

  • 2 x 12v Redstart engine batteries.
  • 3 x (2 x 12v) Service batteries giving 330 amp/hr.
  • Both engine and service batteries can be joined.
  • 1 x 12v Redstart generator battery.
  • All new batteries and rewiring of batteries in 2013.


Battery Chargers:

  • Victron Energy Skylar 24v 50 amp charger (domestic bank) (reconditioned 2013); powered by generator.
  • New pro split 24v 60 A auto charging splitter to make best use of engine charging both starter and house batteries.


Generator:

  • 4 kw/50 hz Westerbeke generator.


Shore Power:

  • 240v Shore power.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • New fresh water pump and fresh water supply pipes (2011).
  • 2 x New water foot pumps in galley (2013).
  • Manual fresh water.
  • Manual salt water.


Watermaker:

  • Seafresh watermaker (installed under berth in port aft cabin).
  • The water maker was overhauled in 2012 but we found little use for it. In 2015 filters and high pressure pipework were removed to increase storage space, the location - port aft cabin under bunk - is now a dry storage area available for re installing the water maker if required.


Bilge Pumps:

  • 1 x Electric bilge pump and manual back up.
  • 1 x Bilge pump for forward sail locker (which has watertight bulkhead) + electric bilge pump.

Tankage

Fuel:

  • Tank tender.
  • 100 gallons (454 litres) in 2 stainless steel tanks + additional 80 gallons (363 litres) with converted water tank.

 

Fresh water:

  • 92 gallons (418 litres) in 2 stainless tanks.
  • Small additional emergency water tank with separate control, approx. 50 ltrs. (2015).


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • New black water and grey water tanks (2010).
  • Manual back up and shore pump out.

Navigation Equipment

  • Rigel Poseidon binnacle compass.
  • Autohelm GPS at chart table.
  • New GPS receiver.
  • Autohelm multi display at chart table.
  • Autohelm autopilot.
  • New VHF radio (2012) with AIS receiver. 
  • Icom M710 SSB transceiver.
  • SSB radio aerial refitted with new standing rigging and small PC with software for receiving weather forecasts for SSB continuously, if required. 
  • Raytheon XX R20 radar.
  • Nera satellite telephone.
  • Furuno Weatherfax/Navtex.
  • New masthead VHF antenna (2012) with new upgraded wiring from masthead antenna to both radio connections.
  • Automatic fog horn (4 options) and loud speaker added 2012 to sync with VHF radio. 
  • New Autohelm and wiring connected into instruments and chart plotter (2011).
  • New weather proof cockpit connection for chart plotter and VHF radio with extra functions as above.
  • New depth/speed transducer (2015).
  • New instruments 2015 all new wiring to join instruments together and ‘talk” to each other using NMEA data.
  • New EPIRB (2017).
  • New hand held Immarsat satalite phone (2012).

Domestic Equipment

Galley:

  • Twin stainless sinks.
  • 1 x Taylor 041 2 burner cooker with hot plates, grill and oven
  • Panasonic microwave.
  • Pots, pans, kitchen equipment.
  • Crockery.
  • New fridge/refrigeration unit, including small frozen food section (not for freezing down or keeping long term frozen food) and all new PVC coated wire baskets (2012).

 

Heads/Showers:

  • All new toilets and new waste pipework throughout in 2011.
  • 2 x Showers draining to grey holding tank.

 

Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspacher diesel cabin heating.
  • Hella turbo fans throughout.
  • Stainless steel Dorade vents.

 

Entertainment:

  • Pioneer CD/tuner stereo system and hi-fi Bose speakers (with speakers in cockpit).


Lighting:

  • New tri-colour masthead nav. lights and wiring.
  • New forward nav. light.  

Accommodation

Summary of Accommodation:

  • Spacious master cabin forward with centerline double; vanity unit with stool and separate seat.
  • En-suite WC and shower.
  • Saloon with seating for 6 people in U shape, teak table.
  • 2 x Seat and lockers starboard.
  • Navigation area starboard.
  • 2 x Aft cabin with double berth (with infills).
  • Guest WC/shower to starboard (opposite galley).
  • All new upholstery and curtains (2011); new scatter cushions also.
  • Teak and holly cabin sole.
  • White paneled overheads.
  • All hatches have built in mosquito nets and blinds.
  • All aft berths have lee cloths.
  • The finish throughout is of honeyed teak.
  • The joinery is a combination of veneer and solid timber complemented with fabric upholstery and Alcantara. The interior joinery has been rubbed down and re varnished (3 coats) in 2015. It was not in bad condition but exhibited some signs of sun damage in places so decision taken to do a proper job on all except some shaded parts of aft cabins where the surface had never been exposed to sunlight and looked as good as new.
  • Bed linen.
  • New glass windows in coach roof and new perspex windows in main salon (2011).

 

Description of layout:

  • Owner’s cabin: double berth, hanging stowage and vanity unit with stool.  En-suite WC with shower.
  • Saloon: U-shaped seating to port with drop leaf table with ample cupboards and shelving.  To starboard there are two rotating easy chairs, the aft of which also serves the navigation area.  Drinks cabinet/table in between.
  • Galley: large U-shaped forward facing galley in white with teak trim.
  • Aft WC and shower in moulded GRP and teak trim to starboard with en-suite door to starboard aft cabin.
  • Port aft cabin double with fill-in.
  • Starboard aft cabin double with fill-in.

Deck Equipment

Rig:

  • Two spreader cutter rig with Kemp anodised aluminium spars.
  • Keel stepped mast.
  • Two spinnaker poles.
  • Main boom with slab reefing.
  • Stainless steel wire rigging replaced 2011.
  • Furlex furling genoa system.
  • Seafurl furling staysail system.
  • Fredericksen tracks and cars for fully battened main.
  • Kemp kicker.
  • Lazy jacks.
  • Manual adjustment for backstay.
  • Full spinnaker gear.
  • Running backstays.
  • Standing rigging replaced (2011) as well as dismantling and overhauling Furlex roller reefing on forestay.
  • Running rigging replacement has been ongoing as required since 2011 e.g. reefing lines and Furlex line replaced in 2015/16.

 

Winches:

  • 2 x Lewmar 62, 2-speed, self-tailing, primaries, electric.
  • 2 x 48, 2-speed, self-tailing, halyard/secondaries               , electric.
  • 2 x 50, 2-speed, secondaries, manual.
  • 1 x Lewmar 48, 2-speed, general purpose on mast, manual.

 

Sails:

  • Hood, Mainsail - fully battened on Frederikson slides, Dacron, 1992.
  • Hood, Furling yankee x 2, Dacron, 1992/2001.
  • Hood, Staysail (furling), Dacron, 1992.
  • Hood, Gennaker on furler, nylon, Dacron, 1996/1997.
  • Hood, Spinnaker, tri-radial, Dacron, 1996/1997.

 

General:

  • U-shaped pulpit, safety pushpit with gate and transom steps.
  • Cockpit table.
  • Passerelle.
  • Midship bathing ladder.
  • Various sets of tools.
  • Spares.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • 2 x CQR anchors.
  • 1 x Bruce anchor.
  • New high power windlass motor and rewiring of all connections to it from chart table (2015).
  • Warps and fenders.
  • Spare anchor chain.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Bimini cockpit cover on stainless steel frame.
  • Full all over cover.
  • New all-weather cockpit screen (removable if required).
  • New sprayhood (2012).
  • New stack pack (2015) for mainsail.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Simpson 150 davits.


Safety Equipment:

    • All new guard rails and safety lines (2016).  
    • Jacklines.
    • 1 x 6 man Ocean safety liferaft 2012 in canister; stows on deck.
    • 2 x Life rings.
    • New watertight searchlight (2016).


    Fire-fighting equipment:

    • 3 x Manual fire extinguishers 2012.
    • 1 x Automatic fire extinguisher for engine compartment 2012.