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Bowman 48

The Bowman 48 is designed for fast and comfortable ocean cruising. "Berschert" features two, double, en-suite cabins. The large master stateroom is forward, and one/two berths can also be made up in the main saloon.

The Raised Saloon and Galley on "Berschert" are open and airy. The galley provides generous counter space found to port is extended over the engine box to create an excellent workspace.
Comfortably arranged for fine living at anchor or in harbor, this Bowman 48 offers complete safety and comfort for offshore passagemaking and in any weather and under any conditions she can be handled by two, and run from the cockpit.

Full Specs

Navigation Station and Equipment

Bershert boasts an extensive aft facing Navigation Station located to starboard across from the galley. Her inventory includes extensive list of upgraded equipment to allow safe passage navigation and communications gear to remain as connected as you choose. Equipment includes:

  • Complete B&G Network System GPS Plus 12
  • Helm Mounted Daylight Readable Navigation Module
  • Purpose Built Navigation Computer with US Charts & Bahamas
  • Sea Tel Sat Phone with caller ID
  • IC-746 SSB Radio
  • Furuno Radar
  • Sailor VHF
  • JVC DVD Player
  • XM Radio- Subscription inactive
  • Alpine Speakers
  • Signal Link PACTOR Modem
  • WiFi Repeater
  • Cell Phone Repeater
  • AIS Control
  • Honeywell Thermostat for Heat
  • LUX Pro Thermostat for Air Conditioning Control
  • White and Red Lighting

The Cockpit Navigation Systems include:

  • Pedestal mounted Argonaut Daylight Readable T-Flex G615-XLR Display- repeater of the Nav Computer
  • Full Complement of B&G Instrument Displays mounted at the Companionway
  • Man Over Board quick fix button on Companionway
  • Detachable Furuno Radar Display Mount under Hard Top



The Saloon is bright and airy creating a comfortable setting in all weather. It features “U” shaped seating to port around a center mounted drop leaf table with 12 bottle storage inside. To starboard there is an unbelievable amount of storage including: (2) Large Hanging Lockers, Chart Locker, Ships Papers Drawer, Large Drawer for Signal Flags and miscellaneous gear. Other notable Saloon features are:

  • Bulkhead mounted Ship’s Bell
  • Cell Phone Repeater
  • Large Dell Flatscreen Display for either Computer or TV
  • MWB WiFi Repeater
  • Roll out Pipe Berth is stowed port.
  • Bulkhead mounted Plastimo Barometer and Clock
  • Ship's Safe
  • Wet Locker
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Electric Hydronic Heating (Shore or Genset Powered)



The Bowman 48’s cockpit offers comfort and safety at sea or on the hook. The Custom Hard Top Dodger, built by renowned yachtsman R.A. Noyce with clear- non distorted Barrett Glass, creates a comfortable dry space in all weather conditions. Cockpit is covered by Helmsman’s Canopy with (2) Solar Panels (~260W) mounted over. Additionally, there are Sun Curtains on the Helmsman’s Canopy. Other Cockpit features:

  • (2) Lewamr 64 Primary Winches
  • (2) Lewmar 50 Secondary Winches
  • (1) Coach roof mounted Manuel 44 Lewmar winch to port
  • (1) Coach roof mounted Electric 44 Lewmar winch to starboard
  • (6) Spinlocks to port and (6) to Starboard
  • Reading Lights under Hard Top
  • Stern mounting for 9.9 hp. Tihatsu electric start motor
  • (2) Stern mounted Stainless Steel Davits
  • 6 Man Liferaft – not certified
  • MOB Module
  • Magma Propane Grill
  • (2) varnished seats port and starboard
  • Propane Locker w/ (2) Tanks
  • Antenna Mast with Wave Call 3000 Antenna
  • Flag Holder
  • Stern Anchor Roller
  • Large Elk Skin covered Wheel
  • Richie Compass
  • Sleipner Bow Thruster Control – With Remote
  • Quick Chain CHC1202M Counter and Windlass Control
  • B&G Autopilot with Remote Control
  • Roll Up Sun Curtains


Berschert has wide walk around decks accentuated with lovely teak decks. While all lines lead aft to the cockpit, her decks offer a comfortable space to relax and enjoy the sea and sun. Starting at the bow she has a large pulpit and high stanchions and lifelines. A bow mounted plow anchor with 200’ of Chain is mounted on roller and easily controlled with the electric Lewmar Windlass. The windlass can be operated from the bow with foot buttons or from the cockpit where a Quick Chain Counter keeps track of extended rode. Other features include:

  • Lewmar Electric Windlass
  • 200’ Chain
  • Cockpit Windlass Control with Chain Counter
  • (4) Stainless Steel Dorads for Cabin Ventilation
  • (6) Fenders
  • Fender Boards
  • Collision Bulkhead Forward
  • (9) Opening Hatches
  • (3) Sets of Headsail Tracks
  • Cabin top mounted Traveler
  • Staysail mounted on deck
  • (3) Boarding Gates – Port/Starboard and Stern.
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Avon Dingy
  • Dingy Engine Deployment Frame
  • Stainless Steel Crane
  • Custom Cockpit Mounted Fuel Tanks for extended range
  • Wind Vane Steering System (Not Installed)
  • Hot & Cold Freshwater Water Cockpit Shower
  • Anchor Wash Down
  • Boarding Ladder

Sails and Rig

The Bowman 48 is a cutter rig with a balanced sail plan. She features an original Main Sail with three reef points, a Doyle Genoa, and Doyle Jib and a Staysail. Each of the head sails has its own on deck track.

Recent Mast and Boom Paint.  Shrouds replaced in 2013

Additional Rigging includes:

  • Inner Fore Stay
  • Running Back Stays
  • Mast Steps to first Spreader
  • Mast Mounted Spinnaker Pole
  • Selden Rigid Boom Vang
  • Flag Halyards
  • Dutchman System for Mainsail
  • Deck Lights
  • Mast Mounted TV Antenna
  • Mast Mounted VHF Antenna
  • Mast Mounted Wind Instruments



A large private master stateroom is forward with an en suite head to port and vanity make up table to port.

  • Large Hanging Locker
  • Air Conditioning Control
  • (4) Opening Ports & (2) Overhead Hatches
  • (3) Drawers under the Bunk
  • (5) Cabinets for Storage
  • Book Shelf
  • Mast step access

Master Head

  • Vacuflush Head
  • Fresh Water foot pump
  • Heated Towel Rack
  • Seagull Water Filter
  • Ample ventilation with Overhead Hatch and (2) Opening Ports
  • (3) Storage Lockers


Guest Stateroom

The Guest Stateroom is to starboard of the companionway steps. It has a door to the saloon as well as a door to the guest head.

  • Double Bunk
  • (4) Cabinets (2) Drawers and Hanging Locker
  • Rack for one Dive Tank Under Bunk


Engine Room Mechanical

The Bowman 48 is powered by a reliable Perkins 80Hp. Diesel. The engine is located under the galley and has an offset drive shaft. To port of the companionway is the Utility Room that houses the Watermaker, Generator, Large Tool Box and work bench.

  • Perkins 80Hp. Diesel
  • New Fischer Panda 6kW Genset (3hrs)
  • Engine driven Bilge Pump
  • Fuel Polishing System
  • Halon Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Blanket
  • Air Conditioning Unit- Under Stairs
  • Fuel Tank with Inspection Port Under Stairs
  • Spectra MPC 3000 Watermaker
  • Mastervolt Slow Start
  • Icemaker
  • Built in Tool Box
  • Isolation Transformer
  • Fischer Panda GenSet in Sound Shield
  • Isolation Transformer
  • (2) A/C Units
  • Electric Hot Water Boiler with Circulation Pump each cabin has separate control and heats towel racks in heads
  • Propex Heater


The Bowman 48 features an open, spacious galley, perfect for entertaining and serving the saloon or the cockpit. Notable features:

  • Gimbaled Taylors 041 Propane 2 burner Stove with Griddle and Broiler
  • Underway Strap
  • Seagull H2O Filter
  • Fresh Water and Salt Water Pumps
  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • Keel Cooled Frigiboat System
  • Huge Top Loading Freezer
  • Kenmore Microwave
  • Front Loading Refrigerator
  • XINTEX s-2A Propane Control (3 Tanks in lazarette)
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 48' 0"
- Max Height: 0
- LOA: 48' 0"
- LWL: 39.4166' 0"
- BEAM: 0' 0"
- DRAFT: 0' 0"
- Fuel: 0 Gal
- Water: 0 Gal
- Holding: 0 Gal
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: BOWMAN
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