Bowman 40 for sale

Levington, United Kingdom

Listed price £89,995 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Bowman 40
Used sail boat for sale
$116,550 USD | Listed price £89,995 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Chuck Paine
Length overall
Length waterline
9.50 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Levington, United Kingdom

About this Bowman 40


The Rival Boman 40 is a timeless modern classic, beautifully built by Rival Bowman and superbly designed by Chuck Paine. The quality and workmanship in the build, plus the constant care and attention from the owners, makes this Bowman 40 an outstanding example. She is well set up for long distance cruising with benefits of a small generator and self-steering system. A real must view!

Viewing by appointment at our Suffolk Office - +44 (0) 1473 659681


The comfortable accomodation offers up to 8 berths in a warmth of exceptional teak joinery, a teak & holly sole and deep soft furnishings. Up forward is the large owners cabins with a double v-berth that has good stowage underneath and around, a deck opening hatch and access to the anchor locker. In the port side of the cabin there is a full length mirror, basin with pressurised hot and cold water, vanity unit and drawers. To starboard is another vanity unit, drawers and a large hanging locker. Heater outlet, carpets and curtains.

Moving into the saloon which has 2 settee berths and 2 pipecots. To port is the U-shaped settee, teak table that has extending leaves and removeable fiddles. To starboard is the single settee berth. Throughout the saloon there is plenty of storage with 2 bookshelves and heater outlet. The large and well laid out galley is to port with two stainless steel sinks, hot & cold pressurised water included a standby manual pump. Salt water footpump to sinks. Top opening seawater cooled fridge which had a new motor in 2018. Taylors gas cooker with 2 burners, grill & oven, fiddles and gimbled. Plenty of work surfaces and storage around the galley as well as a safety bar.

To starboard is the forward facing chart table with control panel, heater controls and navigation equipment. Aft of the chart table is the heads compartment with Jabsco marine toilet (2013), wash basin, hot & cold pressurised water tap that extends to make shower  and wet hanging locker. Teak grated sole.

In the port aft cabin is a double berth that is divided by a lee cloth. Water tank and storage below. Hanging locker and vanity unit with drawers.

Paprika and brick upholstery throughout with lemon, made to measure carpets. Eberspacher diesel fired heating to all cabins. The main saloon has 3 extra coats of high gloss varnish. Pioneer CD/Radio with saloon and cockpit speakers.

Mechanical Systems

Located amidships, under the galley worktop is the Yanmar 4JH four cylinder 50hp diesel engine (2006). Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed feathering propeller with rope cutter. Single lever control. 320 litre fuel capacity giving approximately 600 miles range at 7 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 8 knots. Regularly serviced by French Marine.

Underneath the cockpit sole, with access from the aft cabin is the Fisher Panda generator (1998). Last serviced by French Marine in October 2019.

Lewmar bow thruster, new motor 2017.

Electrical Systems

  • 2 x 643 platinum 12v batteries (2018)
  • 2 x 644 platinum 12v batteries (2018)
  • Alternatory charging
  • 240 volt shorepower system
  • Solar panel
  • Battery charger
  • Immersion heater
  • TV antenna

Deck Equipment

  • 60lb CQR anchor with approximately 50m of chain
  • Lofrans Tigres 1000watt electric windlass
  • Kedge anchor
  • Monitor self steering system
  • Mainsail cover
  • sprayhood with stainless steel frame
  • Stainless steel dinghy davits for transom
  • Bimini
  • Cockpit canopy and enclosure
  • Cockpit cover
  • Overall winter cover
  • Binnacle covers
  • Halyard bags
  • Boarding ladder
  • Paserelle
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Various fenders and warps
  • Winter storage cradle
  • Lodestar inflatable dinghy
  • Tohatsu 6hp 4 stroke outboard (2012) with stand for moving around.
  • Cockpit table in varnished teak
  • Winch handle pockets

Sails & Spars

Masthead rigged bermudan cutter. Keel stepped alloy mast and boom by Kemp. Stainless steel standing rigging (1993). Terylene running rigging. One alloy spinnaker pole. One carbon spinnaker pole. Manual backstay adjuster. Two Lewmar 30 self tailing sheet winches. Two Anderson 46 self tailing electric sheet winches (2012). Three Lewmar 30 self tailing halyard winches. Two Lewmar 44 self tailing halyard winches. Granny bars at the mast. Slabbed reefed mainsail with lazyjacks. Headsail furling system. Hanked on staysail. Mast steps on full length of mast.

  • Fully battened mainsail - Hood - Dacron - 1993 (last serviced 2020)
  • Yankee - Hood - Dacron - 1993 (last serviced 2020)
  • Jib - Hood - Dacron - 1993 (last serviced 2020)
  • Cruising chute with snuffer

Navigation Equipment

  • Cetrek steering compass
  • B&G network depth instrument
  • B&G network speed instrument
  • B&G network wind instrument
  • B&G network nav instrument x 2
  • B&G network DATA instrument
  • Simrad Shipmate CP32 GPS
  • Clipper Navtex
  • Class B AIS transponder
  • B&G network autopilot with two controls
  • Raymarine C80 chartplotter with radar
  • 2 Folding bikes
  • Yeoman chartplotter
  • Various papercharts
  • Various electronic charts
  • Clock and baromter

Safety Equipment

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Cockpit harness points
  • Various harnesses
  • Various lifejackets
  • Deck light
  • Spotlight
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Danbuoys
  • MOB sling
  • Waypoint Offshore Plus 6 person liferaft - new May 2018
  • Emergency tiller
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • First aid kit


White GRP hull with style stripes and teak rubbing strakes. Teak toe rails. White GRP superstructure with teak laid decks in 2000 (Epoxied). Teak laid cokpit seats and sole. Long fin shallow draft keel with lead ballast. Skeg hung rudder. Wheel steering. Aft self draining cockpit. The hull was coppercoated in 2014. Cold water tap with hand shower in cockpit locker. Gas locker with space for 3 bottles.

Owner's Comments

As a family, over the years, we have enjoyed adventures and exploring with Mischief, all the great local rivers around Levington and Essex & Suffolk. Family having now moved abroad and demands of schooling and extra curricula activities, we think now is the time to let another owner enjoy our Mischief.

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, 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 owner’s specific needs.

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1 x Yanmar 4JH
Fuel capacity
85 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
9 mph
Cruising speed
8 mph
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Suffolk

Mr Stephen Carter
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
United Kingdom
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