BOAT NAME: Pleiades
MAKE & MODEL: Bowman Talisman 50 â€“ Custom Build
HULL MATERIAL: GRP
LENGTH OVER ALL: 15.24m
LENGTH OVER WATERLINE: 12.19m
KEEL TYPE: Moderate Fin
DISPLACEMENT: 20 Tons
ENGINE MODEL: Perkins M90
ENGINE HP: 85
ENGINE HOURS: 3440
SAIL DRIVE OR SHAFT DRIVE: Shaft
DATE LAST ENGINE SERVICE: August â€˜18
FUEL TYPE: Diesel
FUEL TANKAGE: 650 LtrS
WATER TANKAGE: 500 Ltrs
AGE OF STANDING RIGGING: Various â€“ cap/fore replaced 2010, forestay in 2018
DATE LAST ANTIFOULED: 2018
NUMBER OF SEPARATE SLEEPING CABINS: 3
TOTAL NUMBER OF BERTHS: 6
DOES SALOON CONVERT TO BERTH: Two passage berths
NUMBER OF HEADS: Two
Bowman Talisman 50
Pleiades is a strikingly attractive yacht, she gets heads turning wherever she goes. She has beautiful lines and lovely sweeping decks. Her teak decks are always being commented upon. Unlike a lot of modern yachts all the deck area is usable. She has a centre cockpit which seats six or ten at party time. The cockpit seats are long enough and wide enough to sleep on- very nice in the summer months. The cockpit table folds away while sailing. From the helm position there is excellent all round visibility even with the bimini in position.
From the companionway into the large saloon with its offset dining table to seat six with comfort. There is an island seat that happens to also be a bottle storage and another bench seat to starboard. Lots of storage and drawers for all those bits we just need. To starboard is the navigation station. Good sized chart table with storage under. An insert lifts up from the table lid to reveal the Dell computer which runs the Seapro navigation system. Radios and other equipment are at fingertip range.
Just aft of the navigation area is the â€˜bosuns cabinâ€™. Single berth with Pullman above. Overhead stowage and wet locker. The perfect sleeping spot when on passage. Access under the seat to the hot water tank. Stowage under the berth.
From the port side of the saloon going aft is the longitudinal galley. Once again perfect for passage making-very little boat movement. With fridge and freezer also a built in cool box. Just add ice to a stack of beers and wine on those hot summer days. Next to the double sink is the Force 10 stove, with three burners, oven and grille. All the burners have been replaced since 2012. Lots of stowage under the work top and behind the sink etc. There are various racks for all manner of things. The gas alarm with its on/off solenoid switch is located above the sinks and has two sensors below. This was new in 2009.
Continue aft through the galley to the owners cabin. Offset double with hanging wardrobe, drawers and stowage lockers. Heads compartment with Jabsco manual toilet ,new in 2009. Stowage lockers, mirror, towel rail etc. Separate shower cubicle.
Forward of the saloon is an area we call the â€˜lobbyâ€™, storage and an extra area that can be used by the fore cabin if needed. From the lobby to port is the second heads and shower unit. Forward is the second double cabin with hanging locker and good storage. There is excellent storage under the berth. The chain locker is also accessed at this point.
Throughout Pleiades the joinery is excellent, there are plenty of lights when and where you need them, very good headroom, top quality fittings and equipment. All in all she is a wonderful craft.
Bowman Talisman 50, Custom Built in 1998
Designer; Holman & Pye
Builder; JPM Wilde and David Skeene Yachts
British Registered Part 1, Official No.901566
GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Teak laid decks
Engine; Perkins M90, 85hp, Circa 3440 hrs. Fitted with two alternators 12v and 24v.
Generator; Northern Lights M673 (2010) 556 hours.
Stainless steel shaft through cutlass bearings, bronze P bracket.
Max Prop with rope cutter fitted.
Edson wheel steering system, stainless steel wires through bronze turning sheaves to bronze quadrant. Grease points fitted.
Fully battened main. Doyle NZ 2005
Yankee, Crusader Sails 2010
Staysail, Hood 2012
Storm Jib, Quantum 2001
Cruising chute, crusader 2010
Spare battens stowed in the boom
Proctor mast fitted with Ronstan cars.
Proctor boom strut
Twin carbon fibre spinnaker poles.
Forestay and cap shrouds-new 2018- 12mm 1x19
Inner forestay 8mm 1x19
Babystay 12mm 1x19
Lowers 12mm 1x19
Aft lowers 14mm 1x19
Backstay 12mm 1x19
Rechman furling system
Primary- two Lewmar 66ST 2 speed
Furling -Lewmar 40ST 2 speed
Mainsheet â€“Lewmar 40ST 2 speed
Staysail sheets- Lewmar 48ST 2 speed
Downhall- Lewmar 44ST 2 speed
Staysail halyard- Lewmar 44ST 2 speed
Main halyard- Lewmar 48ST 2 speed
Fore halyard- Lewmar 48ST 2 speed
Reefing- Lewmar 40ST 2 speed
B&G Broadband 4G Radar
Raymarine RN300 GPS
Icom SSB IC-M710 radio
Prosser electric barometer
Furuno Navtex NX300
Clipper battery monitor BM1
Safeshore Marine galvanic isolator.
Icom IC-M505 DSC VHF
Icom command mike for above
SCS PTC-11E Pactor modem
Simrad HT50 handheld VHF
AIS Receiver and Transponder
B&G H5000 NMEA2000 System (2xZeus Chartplotters, H5000 Graphic Displays)
B&G Autopilot + Fully redundant Autopilot
B&G Precision 9 Sensors (Position, Depth, Wind)
B&G Forward Scan Sonar
Lawrence Globalmap 5300- using Navonics chart system.
GME Epirb- 2010
Iridium 9575 Satellite Phone
Lewmar 2000 24volt deck windlass.
102 meters of 12mm galvanised chain.
60lbs CQR anchor
Fortress FX-37 kedge
Pulpit, pushpit and guardwire
Ropes and fenders
Fore and aft deck wash outlets
Alpine CDE 9880E radio and CD player, two saloon speakers plus two deck speakers
Alpine remote control.
Staysail deck bag
Bimini with stainless steel support poles
Solid teak cockpit table
Solid teak washboards
Engine and generator spares
Aft deck communication mast- TV aerial, AIS, Emergency VHF, Navtex, GPS.
All deck hatches and port lights are of stainless steel.
Bathing platform with built in bathing ladder.
Clock and barometer
24 volt bilge pump.
Manual bilge pump.
Large lazarette with own auto bilge pump.
Very large fordeck locker with own auto bilge pump
All electric pumps have been replaced since 2017
Brand New Cadet 260 NEO Dinghy Tender with Paddles
Honda 2.3hp 2008
Fuel tank; 650lts
Water tanks(three); 500lts
Grey water holding tank; 40lts
Black water holding tanks (two) with electric pump through hull discharge or, deck pump out.
Four 220ah AMG, 2010. Domestic 24 volt and navigation systems.
Two 100ah acid, 2012. Engine start and 12volt systems.
240volt shore power with domestic sockets throughtout.
Four 24volt sockets.
Ampair towing generator, 100watts.
Two solar panels.
Charles 24volt charger- 2010
12 volt charger.
Pressurised hot and cold water throughout
Water heated by calorifier and 220v immersion heater
Seafresh Watermaker H204A, 65 litres per hour
JonBuoy - Inflatable Danbuoy
JonBuoy - Recovery Module
Stainless steel emergency tiller
Auto fire extinguisher in engine room.
She is a delight to sail, her Holman & Pye design giving he wonderful seagoing characteristics. She is a big heavy yacht that looks after the crew extremely well in all conditions.
Lying Valencia Spain â€“ En-route Solent UK late spring unless sold first
Available to view strictly by appointment
Office Hours Mon- Fri 0930 â€“ 1730
Saturday by prior appointment
For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact John Rodriguez Yachts