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Broker’s Comments

The Bowman 57’ is an evergreen blue water cruising yacht. With her powerful hull shape and lines which are incredibly easy on the eye, she simply looks right from every angle. These yachts can be seen in all corners of the planet and they continue to give good service to their yachtsmen. With secure cockpits, split rig in most cases, and practical spacious accommodation below decks they are great for world sailing.

ALERIA has been meticulously maintained and much improved in this ownership and is offer for sale to her new sailors in full cruising trim.

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:, on, 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.

Over the past year, 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: 01590 679222

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