The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Bowman 36

Lifting Keel
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  247163
  • Length  ·  10.97m
  • Year  ·  1971
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 42hp, Mercedes OM 636 (1971)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Holman & Pye
Builder Bowman Yachts
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 191.0 ltr (42.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 330.0 ltr (72.6 USG) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 42hp
Engine make and model Mercedes OM 636 (1971)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Engine spares

Engine located in middle cabin, Electric start, fresh water cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed bronze propeller with rope cutter, single lever control.
Jabsco sea water pump.
TWC electronic voltage regulator with high output alternator.
Wet exhaust system with purpose made stainless steel manifold exhaust water branch, leading to Halyard Marine silencer/waterlock leading to purpose made gooseneck.
TMP Hydraulic gearbox – rebuilt with new casings, linings and drive plate by manufacturer 2016. Aquadrive marine coupling removed and refurbished - 2016.

Fuel Tank
Stainless steel purpose made 42 gallon fuel tank with large inspection hatch, accessible drain off and re-positioned stop tap and water separator/filter. Fuel tank completely removed, inspected, cleaned and new sender and gauge installed - 2017. Giving approx. range at cruising speed of 6knots, 382 miles

Whitlock steering gear driven system rebuilt with new bearings and seals to steering box 2014.

2 - 120ah domestic batteries, new 2016
1 - 80ah engine battery new 2016
Merlin battery monitoring system installed 2016


Length 10.97m
LWL 8.13m
Beam 3.46m
Draft Min 1.14m
Draft Max 2.01m
Displacement 7,756kg (17,102.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


Headsail Hood - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Working Jib (unknown year)
Lightweight Genoa (unknown year)
Storm Sail (unknown year)

Fracespar extending spinnaker pole.
Slab reefed with a lazy-jack system.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Accommodation is a versatile arrangement, providing double or single berths in two cabins and the saloon. Internally the boat is very light and airy with coachroof windows and four toughened deck hatches.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(CQR, Fisherman)
100.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
Suzamar 4man dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (unknown year)
2 x Harken 44.2st two speed genoa winches
Lewmar Main halyard winch
Lewmar Genoa winch
Newmar Reefing winch

Simpson Laurence windlass was removed, refurbished with new bearings -2016,

Cockpit cushions in good condition.

Teak cockpit table with stainless steel support.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine radar and electronic chart
Autohelm 4000ST autopilot , this is installed but non-operational, it needs re-connecting and calibrating.
EMI log with repeater in cockpit
EMI echo sounder
Standard Horizon VM-3500E VHF radio

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Some of the equipment for a gas alarm is still installed but is non-operational, a manual handheld detector is available and used from the cutlery drawer.

Broker's Comments

A very rare example of the classic Holman and Pye design, which won the London Boat Show cruiser award in 1970
Built of GRP to Lloyds 100A1 specification, in 1971 by Southern Boatbuilders Ltd., Designed for comfortable long-distance cruising. She has synthetic teak decks fitted 2015 and an abundance of varnished teak throughout she really is a delight to be aboard. Her hull was completely re-sprayed in 2013 amongst a number of further mini refit items over the last couple of years.
She has the added benefit of a lifting keel, so at the end of the passage it allows you to creep into beautiful uncrowded places few boats of her size can go.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bowman 36 has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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