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1971 Bowman 36

Levington, United Kingdom


Was £35,000 now only £22,500

The Bowman 36 is an elegant, traditional design by Holman & Pye, a long keeled heavy displacement blue water cruising yacht with a ketch rig and a pleasing sheer line.  This is a rare example with lifting keel, giving her the versatility to explore shallow coastal and inland waters, as well as crossing oceans.  Fully equipped with solar panels, wind generator, water maker, wind vane self steering and more, this is a vessel for anyone with far horizons in mind.

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Basic Boat Info

Price: £22,500
Boat Name: Sea Gypsy
Make: Bowman
Model: 36
Year: 1971
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Bowman Yachts
Designer: Holman & Pye
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36 ft
Waterline Length: 26'8 ft
Beam: 10 ft
Max Draft: 6'6 ft
Min Draft: 4'8 ft
Displacement: 10,490 kg
Ballast: 4,196 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Mercedes
  • Model: OM636
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 42hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2008
  • Engine Hours: 600
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 7 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 70 L
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 L

The accommodation offers four berths in two cabins.  The separate heads compartment is forward  with marine toilet, shower and washbasin. Holding tank.  Mid berth to starboard with galley opposite.  Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water system. Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven.  Refrigerator.  In saloon, dinette to port, converting to double berth, with settee berth opposite.  Saloon table with opening leaf.  Chart table to starboard.

Mechanical Systems

Located under work top in galley, Mercedes OM636 four cylinder 42hp diesel engine diesel engine.  Electric start.  Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger.  Shaft drive to three bladed feathering propeller.  Single lever control.  40 gallon fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approximately 300 mile range at 6 knot cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 7 knots.

Electrical Systems
  • Alternator charging
  • 3 x 12 volt batteries in two banks (2017)
  • Solar panels
  • Wind generator
  • 240 volt shorepower system
  • Battery charger
  • Inverter
Spars & Sails

Ketch rigged.  Anodised aluminium masts and booms.  Stainless steel standing rigging.  Terylene running rigging.  Slab reefing to mainsail.  Headsail furling system.  Two sheet winches.  Halyard winch.  Three spinnaker poles.

  • Furling genoa  -  Jeckells  -  good
  • Mainsail  -  Jeckells  -  good
  • Mizzen  -  Jeckells  -  good
Deck Equipment
  • Manson Supreme anchor with 90m chain
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Lifeline gates port and starboard
  • Teak coachroof grabrails
  • Stainless steel granny bars at mast
  • Sailcovers with lazyjacks
  • Sprayhood
  • Mast steps
  • Stainless steel dinghy davits
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Cockpit cover
  • Winter cover
Navigation Equipment
  • Steering compass
  • Nasa Clipper boatspeed and log
  • Nasa Clipper depth
  • Nasa Clipper windspeed and direction
  • Standard Horizon DSC VHF radio
  • Handheld VHF radio
  • Standard Horizon chart plotter
  • Nasa AIS receiver
  • CPT autopilot
  • Monitor wind vane self steering
  • Clock and barometer
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
  • Numerous charts
Safety Equipment
  • Two fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Jackstays
  • Radar reflector
  • Foghorn
  • Plastimo 4 person liferaft
  • First aid kit
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Danbuoy
  • Two manual bilge pumps

Built by Bowman Yachts in 1971 to a design by Holman & Pye.  White painted GRP hull with coveline.  Teak rubbing strake.  White GRP superstructure with painted non-slip to deck.  Long keel with encapsulated ballast and lifting centreplate.  Keel hung rudder.  Wheel steering.  Aft self draining cockpit.


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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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