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Bowman Starlight 35

Bowman Starlight 35

Under offer
£66,900 VAT paid

Built: 1999
Currently lying: Chichester Harbour, UK - United Kingdom

This listing contains some provisional information: details may change

We do apologise we are awaiting further pictures - to follow when restrictions allow.
Build no. 35-089
The Starlight range of yachts were designed by Stephen Jones and built by Starlight Yachts until 1995 and then onwards by Rival Bowman. The Starlight provides a powerful seaworthy cruiser/racer, blended with the latest build technology. The result is a family cruiser that is capable of crossing oceans and winning races.

Broker notes
Wandering Star, currently afloat, is an exceptional Starlight 35 in terms of overall condition and equipment and more particularly she has had the benefit of only two owners, both of whom equipped the boat and maintained her to a high standard.
Bowman Yachts completed Wandering Star to an unusually high spec for the first owner Dr Smith, with no expense spared and a record ex-works cost of £137,000!

During the first 10 years, Dr Smith engaged in a round-Ireland cruise and then cruising West coast Scotland and later, several years in the Baltic. However, for health reasons Dr Smith then asked Lucas Yachting to find a new worthy buyer.

Geoff became the new owner of Wandering Star, having been searching for such a special 35 for several years. He has continued to maintain her to the same high standard, mainly cruising South coast and Brittany - his adjacent complimentary comments are interesting and reassuring.

After this further 10 years of careful ownership, Wandering Star is now again on the market, for age and health reasons and we are again privileged to be dealing with this rather special Starlight 35.
We have agreed an asking price at a competitive £66,900 and our objective now is to find the buyer who will appreciate this splendid Starlight and take her on for the next 10 years or more hopefully.
Do call Mike for more detail - 07717 885435

Owner comments
I have owned Wandering Star for a period of 10 years and I am the second owner from new.
I have made many channel crossings with her and cruise most of the South Coast of England and found her to be in all respects a superbly comfortable sea-boat, which is capable of making some deceptively fast passages.
Her wing keel has a relatively shallow draft for a boat of this size, which enables her to explore destinations not possible with similar boats with deeper draft - the wing keel certainly provides for exceptional seagoing capability, particularly in higher wind strengths and rough weather.
My reason for now very reluctantly selling Wandering Star is our increasing age - my wife and I have sailed together for 35 years and now feel that time has come to do other things whilst we are still capable.
This is the sole reason for the sale, which I have now entrusted to Mike Lucas.


LWL: 28.6 ft
LOA: 35 ft
Actual L.O.A: 36.1 ft
Beam: 11.5 ft
Draft (fixed): 4.9 ft
Displacement: 5.99 tonnes
Water capacity: 190 l
Fuel capacity: 110 l


Engine: fresh water cooled Volvo 2030 - regularly serviced
Rope cutter: Ambassador
Propeller(s): Volvo 3-blade (2010)

Navigation equipment

Depth sounder: B&G
Wind instruments: B&G
Autopilot: B&G
VHF radio: SX25 with handset (plus cockpit speaker at steering position - not connected)
Electronic chartplotter: Garmin 700 series at chart table
Radar: Raytheon RL70 with 18" Radome 2kw on stem pole
Speed/log: B&G
Navtex: Target Pro (2008)
Radar reflector: Visiball by Kemp
DPS Furuno Navigator
ICOM M710 GDMSS with ATU E H/S ground plate type 300/450


Engine battery: 1 qty Alfa 110 Ahr (2020)
Domestic battery: 2 qty Alfa 110 Ahr (2020)
Battery charger: Sterling Pro
Shorepower system: 240v
CD player/radio: Sony with stereo speakers
Solar panel: fitted forward of sprayhood
Stering battery management system
12v in cockpit
Immersion heater: 240v
Switch panel at chart table with fused switches, volt meter, ammeter ans 240v distribution panel

Safety equipment

Liferaft: RFD 4-man in canister with cradle - serviced in 2017 (although old, in very good condition)
Fire extinguisher(s): 3 qty
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Dan buoy: with light
Fenders: 4 qty large plus 4 qty medium with fender cloths
Gas tap at galley
Drogue 0.6m diameter
Throwing line in bag

Rig and sails

Mainsail: fully battened by Dick Batt (2017)
Genoa: 135% radial (2009) with recent UV strips
Storm jib: 68 sq ft by Lucas
Spinnaker: small standard - rarely used
Rig type: masthead sloop
Standing rigging: replaced 2010 by Harris Rigging
Inner forestay: removable with lever adjuster (needs fitting) - reinforced deck fitting
Genoa furling: 300S Furlex
Kicker: rod
Mast: alloy (Selden)
Spinnaker pole: with vertical mast stowage
Sail controls: all led aft
Spinnaker halyard deck gear
Pole lift and downhaul

Deck gear

Bow anchor: 35lb CQR with 40m 8mm calibrated chain (2018)
Kedge anchor: FX23 fortress plus 10kg Bruce anchor with 5m chain and line on reel
Clutches: 14 qty Lewmar
Boarding gates: port and starboard
Mainsail cover
Sprayhood: blue
Cockpit cover/tent: blue with hoops and zip windows
Dodgers: blue with name
Binnacle cover
Primary winches: Lewmar 48ST
Secondary winches: Lewmar 30ST
Coachroof winches: Lewmar 30ST
Power windlass: Lewmar Propower
Towing genoa cars
Cockpit table at pedestal
Teak to cockpit sole and seating
Rope bags
Mainsheet on track forward of steering pedestal
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
Ensign and staff


Dinghy: inflateable 2.3m with airdeck (2008)
Dinghy engine: 2hp Yamaha 2-stroke
Little John outboard bracket


Superstructure colour: white
Hull colour: dark blue
Deck construction: grp
Keel construction: lead - wing keel
Superstructure construction: grp
Bottom finish: soda blasted (2010), Hempel epoxy and Cruising Performer
Hand laminated grp hull with full length interior moulding bonded to give strength to hull: contains polyurethane "closed cell" foam, which provides buoyancy and is unique to Starlight construction; it also contributes to strength and stiffness
Deck has effective non-slip pattern moulded in and securely bonded to hull, using aluminium toerail
Highest quality materials are used in the moulding process to give protection against osmosis fitted with Stephen Jones design wing keel in solid lead (s.s. studs and fastenings)
Rudder is skeg mounted for strength and directional stability
Dark blue hull with self-draining cockpit featuring low bridge deck at forward end and large lazarette stowage beneath aft curved seat


Cooker: Plastimo Neptune 2000 with oven and grill plus bum strap
Fridge: Isotherm refrigerated cool box
Heating: Mikuni diesel
Number of berths: 6/7 in three cabins
Toilet: Jabsco marine (2010)
Pressurised water: hot and cold, with shower and electric pump out
Cherry wood trim in interior
Lee cloths on saloon berths
Calorifier plus hot water immersion (2010)
Holding tank with deck pump-out and Microvent holding tank filter: not used in present ownership - will require service
Heads treatment system

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