Bowman 45

This cutter-rigged yacht was Chuck Paine’s third design for Bowman, and his hallmarks can be seen all over the boat. Many were fi tted out to an owner’s custom requirements – and one even had a piano installed! As one would expect from a Bowman, she is a seaworthy boat with a solid and well-crafted interior, and a successful ocean cruiser. Her windward performance was uninspiring, however.

LOA 13.78m (45ft 2in), LWL 11.14m (36ft 6in), beam 3.96m (13ft), draught 1.75m (5ft 9in),
displacement 11,113kg (24,500lb). Price guide: £220,000 to £240,000. YM Test Report June 1995.