Boat Details

A very comfortable, fast performance cruiser from the Rival Bowman stable, the 39 proved equally at home on long distance passage making or family cruising. Masthead rig, well stayed with fore and aft lowers, caps and intermediate shrouds, a fully battened mainsail system in lazy jacks with furling headsail and all lines led aft underdeck to the cockpit, she is easily handled both shorthanded or with crew. 

Diamond Blue features a wing keel which proved itself in giving a much smoother performance, plus it's shallow draft extends the sailing area.

New rigging in April 2017. 6 berths in 2 cabins, 2 heads.


Diamond Blue is one of the last Starlight's built by Bowman, Hull number is 39.

Spars and Sails

Anodised aluminium keel-stepped, twin spreader rig, mast, boom with solid rod kicker. Spinnaker pole on mast. Fully battened mainsail system, furling headsail set on Furlex furling gear. Single backstay with backstay adjuster. 6.1 mainsheet with mainsheet control lines at helm. 

Doyle mainsail

Doyle Blade Sail

North 3DL Genoa

Sanders Spinnaker Symmetric

Deck Equipment

Hull in navyblue GRP, anodised aluminium toe rail, full teak decks. Double bow roller, anchor led to Horizon 1500 electric windlass with rope and chain gipsy and chain storage in self draining anchor locker. Fwd and aft fairleads and cleats, midship cleats. S.s. pulpit, pushpit, lifelines & stanchions. New rigging April 2017. 

Full length coachroof with opening hatches, s.s. grab rails, portlights in coamings, Deck vents. Navy blue sprayhood with grab rails. 2x Genoa tracks & cars with control lines led to cockpit thru 12 rope clutches. Lagoon cockpit table & mount. Saillocker & gas locker, 2x lazerette lockers.

T-shaped cockpit laid to teak with teak cockpit sole. Mainsheet track & control lines at binnacle. Wheel steering with s.s. grab rail. Engine controls on binnacle and control panel starboardside, compass. 

2x Lewmar ST50 primary winches

2x Lewmar 44 spinnaker winches

2x Lewmar ST44 halyard winches

Step down bathing platform with folddown s.s. bathing ladder, s.s. step. 

2x s.s. grab rails at compionway hatch, with acrylic washboards and sliding hatch.

Mechanical & General

  • Beta 40hp diesel engine on shaft with P-bracket & stern gland
  • Flexofold 2-bladed folding propeller with Ambassador rope cutter
  • All new anodes (April 2017)
  • 240V shorepower & battery charger
  • New calorifier April 2017
  • Semi-skeg rudder with rudder bearing
  • Coppercoated June 2016
  • TV Aerial

Navigational Equipment

Mounted on garage console:

  • ST50 Separate speed & depth, ST60 windspeed & direction

Mounted on binnacle:

  • Raymarine Linear drive Autopilot
  • Raymarine chart plotter

Hi-fi speakers mounted in cockpit coamings.

Second VHF remote in cockpit.


At chart Table:

  • Raymarine RL70C raderplotter
  • Standard Horizon VHF with DSC radio & fistmike, and AIS (Receiver)built in. Integrates with A70 on binnacle 
  • Separate VHF for mounting to binnacle
  • Radio/CD player
  • Electric windlass breaker
  • Furuno NavTex


Safety Equipment

  • Quickbouy inflatable Danbuoy
  • Lifesling
  • Outboard bracket
  • Horseshoe & light
  • Safety line jackstays
  • Radar reflector
  • Navigation lights throughout
  • Seago 6-Man liferaft in cannister mounted on s.s. brackets on transom (m.o.o.s)


Forward V-berth double with infill, portside seat, hanging wardrobe. Open shelf storage, under berth storage.

Starboardside ensuite with ITT jabsco sea toilet, vanity unit with mirror, H&C pressurised water, shower with teak grating, outboard storage.  

Saloon with starboardside U-shaped settee, outboard storage, cupboards and lockers. Portside single seat. Centrally mounted saloon table with folddown leaves, drinks storage in centre. Opening portlights, full length grab handles.

Portside aft of saloon, forward facing chart table with chart storage, lockers, navigators seat with storage. Outboard 12v control panel, instrumentation.

Starboardside aft of saloon, L-shaped galley, grey Formica style worktop. Twin s.s. sinks with H&C water, separate pumped sweet water. New Oct 2016 Neptune 4500, fully gimballed 2-burner cooker with oven & grill. Top loading refrigerator, new Frigaboat compressor April 2017. Outboard cupboard storage for dry food, crockery. 

Aft cabin double with open locker storage, hanging wardrobe, seat & changing area. Opening hatch. Access to ensuite (doubles as aft heads) with sea toilet with holding tank, vanity unit with mirror, H&C water, shower with teak grating, outboard cupboard storage. 

Companionway with 2 steps, removable panels to engine compartment. 

6 Berths in 2 cabins

12v LED lighting throughout

Forward hatch with blind


Finished in American Cherry

Alcantara style blue upholstery

Avtex TV/DVD

Teak & Holly laminated cabin sole

Webasto Cabin heating

Lee cloths on settees

240V sockets throughout


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


  • BuilderStarlight
  • DesignerStephen Jones
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • Built1996
  • Price£87,500
  • Length12.1 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Beam3.81 m
  • Max Draft1.63 m
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Beta
    • Fuel Type: diesel

Contact Seller

S.D.Marine Ltd
Hamble Point Marina Unit 6 Firefly Rd Hamble, Southampton SO31 4NB United Kingdom
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