From both a renowned designer and builder the Bowman 48 is a handsome and extremely capable blue water yacht. Island Breeze is a yacht well known to us having sold her to the current owner, 2010/11 the yacht underwent an extensive refit program here in our yard at Berthon and the owner has continued with this programme. She is very well found yacht both in her presentation and operationally very much ready to go.
Since 2010 my wife and I have loved sailing Island Breeze. We have spent 2 summers in the Mediterranean including sailing there and back. Cruises along the south coast and a summer in the Netherlands. For us it was quite an adventure but the boat has hardly broken sweat! And is capable of so much more in solid safety and comfort.
We are very sad to have made the decision to sell such a lovely boat which I have been upgrading bit by bit with long term ownership in mind.
Regretfully my wife is suffering from increasing sea sickness, even in relatively gentle conditions, and I too have a couple of medical issues which while not currently serious, makes us more nervous about sailing.
Together with family commitments at both ends of the age range, means out opportunities to get away have decreased considerably and the option to just ‘go sailing’ is often overshadowed by other commitments.
This boat needs to be used and see the world. We hope she will go to someone who can make use of her exceptional sailing abilities in all weathers and enjoy the superbly built classic luxury of her interior with plenty of room for crew, family or guests.