Oct 15, 2019, 8:29 AM
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The ideal ocean cruising yacht
Bowman 57 Cutter rigged Ketch
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Part 1 Registry Ireland, Reg Number 404492
Bowman 57 Aleria underway
Currently lying Kilrush, Co. Clare Ireland - this is near Shannon Airport
Aleria (formerly Manic Moment, Kestrel, Papagayo) is a classic Holman & Pye designed ketch, built in 1976 in the United Kingdom for delivery to the US. She is the sister ship 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.
She 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.
Over the past year, she has received new standing rigging as well as receiving a thorough going over with many minor repairs to make her ready for her next adventure.
She has been given classics status by Jauge Classique Handicap, JCH
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