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Bowman 47 Centre Cockpit Yawl

AU $70,000 
Huge price reduction
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Length 47' 0" - 14.33m
Vessel Location  Vuda Marina, Fiji (near Nadi International Airport)
Year  1980
Hull Material Fibreglass/GRP
Bowman 47 Centre Cockpit Yawl
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Proven Blue Water Cruiser currently berthed in Fiji - fully imported into Fiji. Why sail from Aus or NZ when you can fly over, cruise the Fiji Islands or Tonga (3 days), Vanuatu (4 days), Samoa (4 days) then return her to the Marina and fly home. This yacht is set up for short-handed, single- handed and family sailing/cruising.

This yacht has been priced to sell and represents real value for money. The price has been drastically dropped - lost our home in TC Winston and need to sell the boat.
AU $70,000 
Huge price reduction
Vessel Name  Koro
Year  1980
Length  47' 0" - 14.33m
Beam  13' - 4m
Draft  6' - 2m
Keel / Ballast  Lead in keel (3/4 length)
Vessel Location  Vuda Marina, Fiji (near Nadi International Airport)
Region  South Pacific
Designer  Holman and Pye
Builder  Sunstate Yachts, Freemantle, Western Australia
Hull Material  Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material  GRP
Engine  Yanmar 4JH3TE 75hp (2005) - regularly serviced, V-Drive Gearbox (2005). Engine room: Under cockpit - access from all sides
Engine Hours  Approx 1000 hours
Genset  Mase 2.5Kva Generator (2008) 135hrs
Fuel  3 x aluminium tanks - approx 240l
Water  2 stainless steel tanks under saloon seating - approx 400l
Covers  New dodger, bimini and forward cabin cover made in 2012, winch covers
Accommodation  Forward cabin with double bed, Aft cabin with single bed & 1 bed, 2 Sea berths in saloon
Shower  One - hot & cold water (12V) (Hot water from 240V element or heat exchange from motor)
Toilet  One electric TMC macerator toilet, One manual Jabsco
Galley  Broadwater stove 2 burner top/ grill / oven (2005), Double sink with pressurized water and foot-pump salt water, Good storage room with cupboards above and below
Refrigeration  12v Nu-Tec Fridge very efficient (ca. 60W) day fridge with good sized freezer compartment, Engine Driven or 240v Eutectic Fridge and Freezer (both huge)
Ground Tackle  O 85lb CQR Pulpit mounted on 95m 3/8th Galvanised chain (2005)
o 45lb CQR in its own custom deck locker
o 35lb Danforth mounted on the transom.
o Aux 100m 2" warp stowed in anchor locker
Safety Gear  O Fire Extinguishers and blanket
o EPIRB MT400 406MHz
o Life Sling
o 6-man inflatable life raft (inspected July, 2012)
o Seabrake GP30L collapsible drogue (2006)
Electrics  O 2 x 250Ah sealed Marine start Batteries
o 4 x 6V Trojans (2015) giving 500 Ahrs @ 12V
o Mase 2.5Kva Generator (2008) 135hrs. Diesel powered, water cooled genset, plumbed into the boat's fuel system. Soundproof box plus soundproofing on Eng room door makes it very quiet
o Victron Phoenix Multiplus (2008) 2.5Kva Inverter / Charger (variable charge up to 130A)
o 60Amp Engine Alternator
o Auxiliary 80Amp "House" Alternator run from lay shaft on engine.
o 310W (4 panels) solar system - 2 mounted above davits and 2 mounted on hand rails
o Plasmatronic PL20 solar controller and Xantrax monitoring.
o 240v Shore Power
O Icom 700 HF Radio
o AM/FM Stereo
o Garman GPS
o Furuno Sounder Model FCV-663
o Navman 3150 Wind Instrument
o Navman 3100 Repeater
o TMQ AP4 Autopilot - Autopilot has its own slot on the quadrant driven by an independent cable/chain (Boat can be steered even if primary steering fails)
Sail Inventory  O 135% Furling Head Sail - Ultimate Sails, Brisbane 2005
o Stay Sail 9 oz. Material (doubles as storm sail) - Ultimate Sails Brisbane, 2005 with Harken Stay Sail Furler 2005
o Main Sail with cover - fully battened main is still perfectly serviceable but slightly older
o Mizzen Sail with cover - 9 oz material (doubles as storm sail) - Ultimate Sails Brisbane, 2005
o Mizzen Stay Sail - older but very seldom used.
o MPS in sock for easy deployment
Mast / Rigging  O All Standing Rigging replaced in Brisbane, 2005
o All Running Rigging replaced in Brisbane, 2005
o 2 x aluminium mast and boom
o Hydraulic rearstay on main mast
o 2 x spinnaker poles
Deck Gear  O Maxwell VWC-2200 Windlass (2005) with foot control switch plus isolator
o Davits
o 19 x deck/sail/mast Barlow winches
o Large storage lazarette
Remarks  O Stepped the main mast 2005, fully primed and painted, rewired (all old wiring removed), mounted LED tricolor / anchor lights (60W draw), fitted mast steps, re-rigged
o Fitted "granny" bars round the mast, great for mast work at sea, standing on for reef spotting, hanging mooring lines, fenders etc
o Fully rebuilt the 12v / 240v systems 2008 with an isolator panel to handle 240v from 3 sources (shore, genset or inverter) feeding a single ship's 240v panel
o Mounted an extra 250W of solar and new batteries in 2011, the system easily handles live aboard living. The day fridge is so well insulated we now turn it off before turning in at night - meat stays frozen till next morning
o Hull was stripped back to glass 2007, minor osmosis ca. 15 small blisters treated, completely faired, re-primed and 3 coats wet on wet painted. New timber toe-rails fitted with old hole pattern sealed and coated. New heavy duty bow cap/roller fitted. Various "toe catchers" removed from deck with all holes sealed
o Repainted below decks 2011 with anti fungal paint (mould is a major issue in the tropics)
o New dodger and bimini made in 2012 using O'Sea PVC clear for dodger windows and Mariner Hooding canvas for dodger and bimini

We have been cruising on Koro since 2005; leaving Brisbane in 2006 we spent 6 months in New Caledonia and Vanuatu before heading to Fiji. Since arriving in Fiji we have built a small home on one of the more remote islands and find we don't use the boat as much as we had planned as she is too big for our current requirements. We are looking to downsize to a smaller boat and have removed all of our personal, "non-boat related", belongings. A new owner will have to "re-furnish" her with linen, crockery, cutlery etc.

The yacht is now in Vuda Marina (near Nadi International Airport) for the cyclone season. Viewing the boat there will mean a flight to Nadi Airport then a 30 minute taxi ride to Vuda Marina.
 Seller Details
Name  Neal Harrison
Telephone  +679 947 6721
City / Suburb  Waisali Village 0000
Country  Fiji
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