Bowman 47 Centre Cockpit - complete the Dream with this house! (Boat sold)

AU $70,000 Make an offer Finance
Vessel Location
Koro Island, Fiji Insurance
Hull Material

Fancy owning a 1 bedroom house on a tropical island in Fiji overlooking your yacht sitting on a mooring in the bay? Live in the house during the summer and cruise the South Pacific during the winter! Or do both! All this can be yours!

Unfortunately Cyclone Winston did major damage to the house. It still has half the walls and the posts and floors and decks. The roof now sits beside the house, still intact. The house could be rebuilt using what is still there.

The house remains sit on 1 acre freehold land with (once) landscaped and productive gardens on Koro Island, Fiji. The house was built with open-plan kitchen, dining, living area. Large bedroom, large bathroom. And a huge deck!

10 minute walk to the beach where you can choose which water sport you'd like to indulge or have a drink at the small resort. The house is within a 450 acre development with about 50 houses. Drop your mooring and sail your yacht to Savusavu for provisioning - its an easy 30 miles.

AU $70,000 Make an offer    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
47' 0" - 14.33m
13' - 4m
6' - 2m
Keel / Ballast
Lead in keel (3/4 length)
Vessel Location
Koro Island, Fiji
South Pacific
Holman & Pye
Sunstate Yachts, Fremantle, Western Australia
Hull Material
Decks Material
Yanmar 4JH3TE 75hp (2005) - regularly serviced, V-Drive Gearbox (2005). Engine room: Under cockpit - access from all sides down below
Engine Hours
Approx 1000 hours
Mase 2.5Kva Generator (2008) 135hrs
3 x aluminium tanks - approx 240l
2 stainless steel tanks under saloon seating - approx 400l
Dodger, bimini and forward cabin cover made in 2012, winch covers
Forward cabin with double bed, Aft cabin with single bed & 1 ½ bed, 2 Sea berths in saloon
One - hot & cold water (12V) (Hot water from 240V element or heat exchange from motor)
One electric TMC macerator toilet, One manual Jabsco
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
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
85lb CQR Pulpit mounted on 95m 3/8th Galvanised chain (2005)
45lb CQR in its own custom deck locker
35lb Danforth mounted on the transom.
Aux 100m 2" warp stowed in anchor locker
Safety Gear
Fire Extinguishers and blanket
EPIRB MT400 406MHz
Life Sling
6-man inflatable life raft (inspected July, 2012)
Seabrake GP30L collapsible drogue (2006)
- 2 x 250Ah sealed Marine start Batteries
- 2 x 6V Trojans (2015) giving 250 Ahrs @ 12V
- 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
- Victron Phoenix Multiplus (2008) 2.5Kva Inverter / Charger (variable charge up to 130A)
- 60Amp Engine Alternator
- Auxiliary 80Amp "House" Alternator run from lay shaft on engine.
- 310W (4 panels) solar system - 2 mounted above davits and 2 mounted on hand rails
- Plasmatronic PL20 solar controller and Xantrax monitoring.
- 240v Shore Power
Electronics / Navigation
Icom 700 HF Radio
AM/FM Stereo
Garman GPS
Furuno Sounder Model FCV-663
Navman 3150 Wind Instrument
Navman 3100 Repeater
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
135% Furling Head Sail - Ultimate Sails, Brisbane 2005
Stay Sail 9 ½ oz. Material (doubles as storm sail) - Ultimate Sails Brisbane, 2005 with Harken Stay Sail Furler 2005
Main Sail with cover - fully battened main is still perfectly serviceable but slightly older
Mizzen Sail with cover - 9 ½ oz material (doubles as storm sail) - Ultimate Sails Brisbane, 2005
Mizzen Stay Sail - older but very seldom used.
MPS in sock for easy deployment
Mast / Rigging
All Standing Rigging replaced in Brisbane, 2005
All Running Rigging replaced in Brisbane, 2005
2 x aluminium mast and boom
Hydraulic rearstay on main mast
2 x spinnaker poles
Deck Gear
Maxwell VWC-2200 Windlass (2005) with foot control switch plus isolator
19 x deck/sail/mast Barlow winches
Large storage lazarette
- 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
- Fitted "granny" bars round the mast, great for mast work at sea, standing on for reef spotting, hanging mooring lines, fenders etc
- 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
- Mounted an extra 250W of solar in 2011 and and new batteries in 2015, 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
- 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
- Repainted below decks 2011 with anti fungal paint (mould is a major issue in the tropics)
- New dodger and bimini made in 2012 using O'Sea PVC clear for dodger windows and Mariner Hooding canvas for dodger and bimini

She is currently 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.

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 lovely home on Koro Island where we have lived for the past 8 years. We have loved our time on the yacht and the island but have reluctantly decided to sell both - either separately or as a package. We are open to negotiation.

Neal Harrison
City / Suburb
Waisali Village

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