About Bella

Bella is a Rival Bowman 40 (hull number 9) designed by Chuck Paine. She was made in Southampton, England in 1988.

“A modern classic”: After 30 years Bowman 40s are still identified as one of the best cruising yachts by Yachting World magazine. Here’s a link to the full list in the 2019 article:

https://www.yachtingworld.com/features/best-bluewater-sailing-yacht-designs-124276

More details on Bowmans here: https://www.rivalowners.org.uk/page/60/

Bella and was originally called Bellamanda. We bought her 10 years ago from Alan who commissioned, owned and looked after her until he passed her to us.