Bowman 45

$195,000.00 - Reduced!


Listing Id 5130359 Length 45.00 Feet
Condition Used Type Sail
Make Bowman Year 1978
Model 45 Engine Type 2022 model Vetus 45hp diesel shaft driven
Hull Style Single Hull Type Fibreglass
Stock Number PWB0453334


Bowman 45 loaded with bluewater cruising features galore and with a complete refit in 2022. Exclusively For Sale with DBY Boat Sales, this classic 1978 heavy displacement yacht is in outstanding condition and ready to go anywhere.

This unique and beautifully designed Bowman 45 is a hand-crafted yacht built and equipped for long distance blue water cruising. She has proven herself with two circumnavigations, six Atlantic crossings and a competitive track record for ocean racing in her day. Designed by the legendary Holman and Pye and built by Bowman Yachts (Emsworth, UK) in 1977, launched 78, she is a renowned, heavy displacement yacht that will take you anywhere. Traditional GRP hull and deck construction with foam insulation, fin keel (4.5 tons ballast), skeg hung rudder and a beautiful new synthetic teak deck laid in 2019.

Moonshiner underwent an extensive refit in 2022/23 at a cost of over £150000 ($290000) for a short-handed cruise from the UK to Sydney. Highlights of her upgrade include new standing and running rigging, new engine, new mainsail, complete re-wire with renewables, 2 new chart plotters, autohelm, radar, all new hatches and upholstery. Hull below the waterline was completely cleaned and freshly antifouled along with new anodes in October 2023.

A 2022 survey and detailed inventory are available upon request.

Please contact DBY Boat Sales for more high-res photos and inventory information on +61 2 9999 3311 or email  We can also arrange an inspection at your convenience.


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