Broker’s Comments

Holman & Pye’s sweet lines make for a silhouette that is immediately recognisable as a Bowman 57, built in the UK and the 1970s and 1980s, this yacht series have taken their owners across multiple oceans. Their practical split rig, safe centre cockpit and well-balanced hull form make them perfect for ocean sailing. These yachts can be seen in all our planet’s oceans and they are still putting in the miles and providing a safe and comfortable platform for successful bluewater cruising.

ALERIA is a well-travelled Bowman 57, and she is currently on her fifth change of name. She has been carefully updated and well maintained and has taken her current owners far. With her robust original build and practical and well thought out systems, she is perfect for further bluewater cruising with her new owners. At her current price level, she offers easy entry into large yacht, bluewater cruising, and she has the advantage that whatever your cruising programme, she probably already knows the way!

She is offered to her new owner in full cruising trim including the recent replacement of her standing rigging.

Owner’s Comments

ALERIA (formerly MANIC MOMENT, KESTREL, PAPAGAYO) is a classic Holman & Pye designed cutter-rigged ketch, built in 1976 in the United Kingdom for delivery to the US. She is the sistership to Roger Swanson’s CLOUD NINE, which was one of the first yachts to successfully traverse the NW Passage. She was featured in Cruising World (Quite the Ketch, May 2007: https://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/bowman-57-quite-ketch), on coastalboating.net, Bowman 57 Facebook page and on the covers of publications.

ALERIA is a very comfortable and fast cruiser for crossing oceans, coastal cruising and/or living aboard. Her classic lines and tumble-home hull never cease to draw other sailors to ask about her. Her balanced sail plan provides many options for maximizing speed and comfort while underway.

Recently she has received new standing rigging, as well as a thorough going over with many minor upgrades to make her ready for her next adventure.

She has been given “classics status” by Jauge Classique Handicap, JCH.


Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Bowman
  2. Model: Bowman 57
  3. Name: ALERIA
  4. Hull Designer: Holman & Pye
  5. Year Built: 1976
  6. LOA: 57’1” / 17.4m
  7. Beam: 14’9” / 4.5m
  8. Min / Max Draft: 8’2” / 2.5m
  9. Displacement: 19,000kg / 41,888lb
  10. Accommodation: 8 berths in 4 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  11. Engine: 1 Yanmar (110hp) Diesel
  12. Location: Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
  13. Price: €275,000, VAT paid
Contact Details
sue-grant-18, Berthon Brokerage

Sue Grant
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222
E-Mail: brokers@berthon.co.uk


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