'Cloud', my Bowman 36 sailboat is in turn-key condition, ready to cross oceans! She's currently berthed in Oriental, North Carolina, USA.
But it's with very mixed emotions that we're selling our classic sailboat to upgrade to something bigger for our growing family.
A recent survey conducted in December 2022 found only one major issue - her exhaust system was outdated and corroded, so in January 2023 we had it completely replaced.
She's ready to live aboard and/or take you anywhere in the world.
Bowman, now Rustler Yachts, is one of the highest quality yacht builders in the world.
The Bowman 36, once named "The Bentley of the Sea" is representative of the highest standards of custom yacht construction.
The term 'Bluewater' gets thrown around for just about anything that floats these days, but 'Cloud' is an ACTUAL blue water cruiser designed to cross oceans in safety and comfort.
In fact, the Bowman 36 is one of the few boats approved for the Golden Globe Race for circumnavigation. Couple that with drop dead gorgeous lines and tons of modern upgrades including an interior refit to make her more viable as a liveaboard, 'Cloud' truly has it all.
Every boat is a compromise, but she’s as close as you’ll find to the perfect balance in solid offshore performance yet still comfortable in the slip or at anchor.
In 2019 an interior refit was performed by the legendary Bayliss Boatworks where an interior cabin housing 2 pilot berths was rebuilt into a comfortable dinette which also converts into a berth.
Padded paneling was added throughout the interior and the V-berth was also completely rebuilt to accommodate two people instead of one.
All three deck hatches were replaced with brand new low-profile Vetus hatches.
From 2019-2022 'Cloud' underwent an extensive refit. We've put over $100,000 into bringing her back to life with a modern touch in comfort and safety features including the following upgrades and replacements:
I'm asking $73,500 for my Bowman 36 'Cloud'.
If you'd like more information or want to be 'Cloud's new owner please contact me, Chris Hannant, here...
The Bowman 36 was designed by Holman and Pye, a British naval architecture firm that also created the legendary Oyster yachts. The Bowman 36 was first launched in 1974 and was produced until 1988, with about 60 boats built.
The boat has a fiberglass hull and deck, with a long keel and a skeg-hung rudder. The rig is a masthead sloop, with a roller-furling genoa and a mainsail with lazy jacks. The cockpit is spacious with a wheel steering and an aft locker. The boat also has a bowsprit, which adds to its charm and character.
The interior of the Bowman 36 is cozy and elegant, with teak woodwork and brass fittings, and can accommodate up to six people, with two cabins and a saloon. The forward cabin has a V-berth and a hanging locker, while the aft cabin has a double berth and a seat. The saloon has two settees that can convert into berths, a folding table and a navigation station. The galley has a stove, an oven, a sink and a fridge. The head has a toilet, a sink and a shower.
The Bowman 36 is not only beautiful, but also practical and functional. The boat has ample storage space, with lockers, drawers and shelves throughout, while opening ports and hatches provide good ventilation.
The Bowman 36 is a joy to sail, with excellent performance and handling. She's stable and balanced, with good speed and maneuverability and can handle various weather conditions, from light winds to heavy seas, she's also easy to sail single-handed or with a small crew, thanks to her simple rigging and reliable systems.
She's ideal for cruising long distances or exploring remote destinations.
Note: This additional info was drafted by Dick McClary of sailboat-cruising.com using GPT-4 (OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model) as a research assistant to develop source material.
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