A Bowman 47 Yacht

Skippered by Capt." FearLess" Andre Hollerer 


MoonFlower is a cutter rigged GRP open water sailing yacht, designed by

Holman & Pye London,

who also have designed many Oyster yachts and she was build under survey to A100 Lloyds Specifications

She is slender, elegant and spirited.

MoonFlower is a standout Bowman 47 with refined styling

turning heads in every Marina or Anchorage


MoonFlower was completely restored in 2003/2004&2007 from masttop to bottom by professional craftsmen @ the Cairns Boat Yard and in Phuket, Thailand; 

no expenses were spared and MF is set up for long range ocean cruising, ready to take you anywhere...... 


The cutter rigged masthead sloop with centre cockpit: 

Design: Holman & Pye  (designers of the Oyster yacht)

Build: start 1987- launched 1992, fully renovated 2003/2004/2007

Builder: Sun Yachts Australia

Survey: Capt. James Black

  • M&H Survey No 4580
  • LLOYDS A 100 survey build
  • QLD, Australian Commercial Survey 2C, 2D exp. June 2004

MF however was not used by its owner for commercial purposes



L:15.25 m - W: 3.96m - D: 2.6m

Fin keel with skeg hung rudder


14 t cruising weight



  • Water tanks 2 ( 1x 700 lt GRP midship, 1x 200 lt st/st) 
  •  Fuel: 2 alloy tanks 400 lt total
  • 5000 kg lead in kiel


Down Below:

Classic Teak interior fully revarnished with repairs made 2007, new lining on fully insulated cabin roof


Cabin set up:

1x master state room w ensuite head, 1 forward double,

1 crew cabin w 2 berths, 2 Heads w 1 hot and cold shower and 1 electric toilet (2004), L shaped galley, lrg saloon with new sunbrella upholstery. Chart table and radio station, 1 tool room, 1 engine room. She offers 6 feet plus headroom for easy living. Plenty off storage possibilities.



fully sanded back and resprayed with Jotun Paint 2007

New windows with mirror polished stainless steel frames

Sunbrella bimini and full sun cover  ( 2007) and dodger over cockpit, new 2005, new lazy jack, dinghy cover and deck covers made with sunbrella fabric, 2007



Solid GRP, no balsa or foam core to rot,

fully sanded back to gelcoat and resprayed with Jotun Paint

Mast: resprayed 2003, all wiring, lights etc new 2003

Rigging: st/st, checked and approved with repairs made June 2004 & 2007 and mostly new running rigging, 6 st/st lewmar self tailing winches

Furling Head and Stay sails. Fully battened main sail w 3 reefing points



fully sanded back to gelcoat and antifouled with International, July 2003, re-painted 2005, 2006 and late 2007



Perkins 55 HP Reconditioned Diesel and Warner gearbox, outhaul in October 2008 with new pistons, piston chambers, water pump, fuel injector, etc, cruises at 6.5 knots with approx 1.7 lt/hrs

2 alternators (55 and 210 amp w switch for fast charging),

Engine was completly rewired Oct. 2006, reconditioned starter motor and 2 new alternators, waterpumps, bilge pumps, engine failure alarms,



  • MoonFlower is 12 and 240 volt wired throughout
  • New starter battery and 2 banks w 3 batteries each side, replaced Oct 2006
  • Furuno Radar 1623 (16 nm), new 2004
  • Navman G3100 Autopilot w linear drive, new mother board 2008
  • Navman Wind 3150, new 2004
  • Garmin GPS plotter 188 Sounder, new 2003
  • Raytheon GPS, Raystar 390
  • Icom 710 HF, new 2004
  • Icom M45 VHF, new 2006
  • Uniden VHF w masthead antenna
  • DSE flatscreen TV & computer monitor
  • Sony FM radio w CD , saloon and deck speakers, new 2007
  • 12/240 volt TV
  • Masthead TV/Radio antenna
  • 240 volt and hot water exchange water heater
  • Gas alarm and shut off valves




  • Fully Battened Main Sail
  • New Genoa, 2007
  • New cruising chute, new 2007
  • Inner stay sail
  • Fore stay sail


  • 200lt sewage holding tank w pump
  • CO2 fire extinguisher system with heat sensor and siren alarm
  • 3x Fire extinguisher
  • 2x Epirbs, flares and life wests/harnesses
  • 3 battery banks, Closed cell batteries, liq. Acid batteries, new 2006
  • Broadwater stove and oven (2 burner), new 2004
  • Waeco, Large Fridge and Freezer, 12 and 240 volt, new built June 2004 w new compressor in 2006
  • Bilge pumps, automatic w alarm, new 2006,
  • Salt and fresh water (new) pressure pumps, 2007
  • Mirror polished ST/ST Davits new 2003
  • Gas BBQ
  • 2x LPG 9 & 15kg gas bottles w leak detectors
  • Inflatable dinghy w hard bottom 2.6 mtr
  • Outboard motor Mariner 4 hp
  • Outboard motor Yamaha 15 hp, new late 2007
  • 2x Olympic 135 compasses, one new, one spare
  • 2 CQR anchors 45, 35 lbs w 100 m galvanized chain (60 mtr new 2004), 200 mtr rode for spare
  • Windlass: new motor and switches June 2004
  • Full Teak table w extensions, drawers to seat 9 pax, new 2004





is a fast and strong cruising yacht build for any weather condition. Her classic lines and regained beauty turns heads in every anchorage or marina. She is quiet sturdy, capable of handling heavy seas and possible collisions with floating objects and is managable for shorthanded cruising.


He owner sailed her from Darwin, Australia singlehanded via Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia to Thailand in 2006; than via the Maldives and Red Sea to Egypt and the Med. In her earlier days she ventured to exotic places as Japan and East Asia and proofed well on many races with line honors in the Australian-Hawaii“Clipper Cup”.



Her set-up lets you cruise with minimal effort and cruising speeds of 8+ knots gives her the adventage of short passage making from the safe and well sheltered centre cockpit.


Watch her sail from the large entertaining aft deck with the gas BBQ, teak table and benches while listening to your favorite music.

Enjoy your meal while the sun sets, all prepared in the Chef''s 

stainless steel and timber galley or from the aft deck Magna BBQ.


MoonFlower is set to take you voyaging or tie her up in one of the exotic marinas for quality live aboard.