The cockpit is both comfortable and functional, with long bench seats on either side, high coamings for back support and an upgraded fixed table with folding leaves amidships. The split twin-wheel helm allows easy access to the stern, where a large fold-down swim platform facilitates immediate access to the water. The transom is well engineered, with a clever hydraulic hinge that increases resistance as you drop the platform, so that it doesn’t fall flat all at once. The hinge also greatly reduces resistance when you’re hauling the platform back up, so that you need not strain yourself in the process.
The mainsheet arrangement has two separate sheets that are set in a bridle and led forward along the boom, then back to coachroof winches on either side of the companionway. The twin sheets, matched with a powerful mechanical vang, allow as much control over mainsail shape as a single sheet led to a traveler.
The sheets for the blade jib, which sets forward of the wide swept-back spreaders on the mast, are led to winches mounted at the forward end of the cockpit coamings. No primary sail controls, therefore, can be reached by the helmsperson
Moving forward you’ll find the deck is easy to negotiate, thanks to the aggressive antiskid. Deck cleats are numerous and well sized.
Three-cabin version, with two staterooms aft under the cockpit and a large owner’s stateroom forward with an ensuite head. The galley is linear to the port side of the saloon comprises of an oven, fridge, and microwave oven, with another head aft to port. The aft cabins are well arranged, with a large dressing area, good stowage and a decent amount of vertical clearance over the double berth. The dinette in the saloon, which can seat seven people easily, incorporates a settee that is also long enough to sleep the odd guest.
There is a good sized chart table to starboard with plenty of stowage, and a toilet compartment on the port side with shower.
Number of double Berths: 3
Number of Cabins: 3
Number of Heads: 2
Upholstery upgrade (Cream vinyl)
Webasto diesel hot air heating.
Mattress fabric upgrade
Galley worktop upgrade
2nd Water tank
Ocean flooring upgrade
Bavaria Cruiser 40 Avantgarde, built by Bavaria Yachtbau in 2012 (2013 Model Year) to a Farr Yacht Design.
GRP hull, deck and superstructure.
3 Cabin /2 Head version.
Fin keel - Iron.
Silk grey hull.
The hull is laid up by hand, with a mix of chopped-strand mat and and biaxial fabric set in isophthalic polyester resin. The hull, which is cored with Coremat below the waterline and with Airex foam above, is reinforced with a top-hat style internal grid. The deck is also cored with Airex and is screwed and bonded to the hull on a generous internal flange.
Volvo Penta D1-40 40hp diesel engine (Upgrade)
Saildrive to a 3-bladed propellor c/w rope cutter.
ONLY 247 Hours
Performance while motoring is good, and the boat has no trouble developing 6.7 knots of speed with the 40hp engine turning 2,200 rpm in flat water. At full throttle (2,850rpm) this climbs quickly to 7.7 knots. The boat’s turning radius at speed is reasonably tight, about 1 1/4 boatlengths, and she is easy to control while backing down.
Sails & Rigging:
Deck stepped classic mast with stainless steel standing rigging
Gas rod kicker
Furling genoa - Furlex
High-tec mainsail c/w UV sacrificial protection
High-tec genoa c/w UV sacrificial protection
6 x Deck winches
Electric & Water Systems:
Hot and cold pressurised water
Calorifier or via engine
240v Shore power and battery charger c/w shore power cable
2 x 135AH Batteries (house)
1 x 85AH Battery (engine)