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  • Manufacturer: Bavaria Yachts
  • Location: South Devon
  • Year: 1998
  • LOA: 39'1" (11.90m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.95
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 171480
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: Webasto
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 380 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo
  • Horsepower: 50hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 230 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 7 knots
  • Top Speed: 11 knots

Broker Remarks

Bavaria 38 Ocean for sale.  This is a boat designed for cruising and equipped for the Med.  Inner stay-sail and running backstays were installed in 2010, along with a removable bow sprit for the assymetric cruising chute.  Room in the cockpit to seat six passengers, and enough length for a 6-footer to stretch out for a nap.  With 16" of pathway between the teak toerail and the cabin trunk, movement fore and aft is easy.  In-mast furling mainsail.  The bow area has a chain locker large enough for the electric winch, as well as 100 metres of  chain, and rope.  The stainless steel double bow roller is designed to cantilever downwards when the anchor is lowered.  This simplifies the task whilst avoiding damage to the gelcoat.  The stern is designed for the casual cruiser with a two-step swim platform equipped with a stainless steel ladder hinged to go in the water, and a shower.

Equipment includes, holding tank, Webasto heating, bimini, dinghy, outboard, radar, WiFi access point and AIS receiver.  Spacious accommodation below with owners cabin taking the full width of the boat. Full refit and enhancements made 2009/2010 for offshore sailing prior to two year Mediterranean tour.  In current ownership for 11 years, one previous owner.


Sleeps 6 in 2 x double and 2 single berths in 3 x cabins including saloon

  • Mahogany interior joinery
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • 1.95 metre headroom
  • Curtains (2010)
  • Flooring upgraded marine plywood
  • Webasto diesel Heating
  • 4 x deck hatches (3 forward and one in the owners cabin)
  • Four opening ports on each side of the deckhouse
  • Lee cloths for two saloon berths and aft cabin
The generous beam of the Bavaria 38 Ocean provides large, comfortable spaces in which to lounge and sleep. The workmanship is of high quality.


  • L-shaped countertop
  • Calor two ring cooker with oven
  • Twin sinks
  • Refrigerator
  • Engine access


  • Folding dining table
  • 6' 6" settee (to port.), converts to single berth
  • Chart table
  • A similarly sized settee is to starboard (forward of the nav station), converts to single berth

Owners cabin:

  • Spans the stern and has a 6' long, 5' 6" wide berth in the centre surrounded by finely finished mahogany closets and cabinetry
  • Sitting area
  • Hanging Lockers


  • V-berth measures 6' 4" on the centerline, and is 6' wide at the head, tapering to 18" at the bow
  • Cabinetry includes a 43" tall hanging locker to starboard and a similarly sized cabinet with three shelves to port

Heads (starboard):

  • Sink
  • Jabsco marine manual pump to holding tank
  • Shower cubicle
  • Wet locker in shower

Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 1998 by Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH, designed by J & J Designs and launched in 1999.

  • Deep fin keel
  • Wheel steering
  • Centre cockpit
  • White GRP hull, deck and superstructure


SSR#: 128150


  • Volvo Penta MD22L 50hp diesel engine (accessed via hatch in galley)
  • Engine hours approximatley 1,037
  • Last serviced March 2016
  • Volvo Penta 120S sail drive
  • Cruising speed approximately 7 knots
  • Maximum speed approximately 11 knots
  • Range 400 nautical miles
  • Fuel consumption 4 litres per hour
  • Fresh and sea water cooled
  • 3-blade folding propeller (anodes fitted 2019)


  • 12v system
  • 3 x 130Ah AGM domestic batteries, 1 x engine battery (2010)
  • Situated under starboard saloon floor
  • Charged by Mastervolt battery charger, engine, shorepower, wind generator and 2 x flexible roll up solar panels (for bimini)
  • Balmar high performance alternator
  • Mastervolt battery monitor
  • Shorepower
  • Shorepower cable and extension lead


  • Fuel capacity 230 litres in 1 x Polyethylene tank (beneath starboard aft cabin berth)
  • Fresh water capacity 380 litres in 2 x Polyethylene tanks (beneath aft cabin port and bow)
  • Holding tank 60 litres in 1 x stainless steel tank (engine room), installed 2010
Water System:
  • Pressurised water system
  • Heated by engine/ mains fed hot water tank
  • Sloop rig
  • Selden Furlex staysail and running stays
  • Selden aluminium spars
  • Selden stainless steel standing rigging
  • Stainless / braided running rigging
  • Selden in-mast mainsail reefing
  • 2 x Selden Furlex headsail furling
  • Selden spinnaker pole
  • Removeable Selden bow sprit for cruising chute (2010)
  • Inner staysail with deck strengthening and running backstays (2010)
  • Halyards/ sheeting (replaced 2010)


  • Elvstrom in-mast furling main (1999)
  • Elvstrom roller furling genoa (1999)
  • Dart Sails roller furling staysail (2010)
  • Hood Sails Asymmetric cruising chute and sock (2010)


  • 2 x Harken 2-speed self tailing main winches, in cockpit (serviced 2012)
  • 2 x Harken 2-speed self tailing halyard winches on coachroof (last service 2012)
  • 2 x Harken 2-speed self tailing spinnaker winches, in cockpit (installed 2010, serviced 2012)


Navigation Equipment:

  • Raymarine Radar
  • 2 x Raymarine SL70RC chartplotters (1 at chart table, 1 on binnacle)
  • Autohelm 100/300 + ST7000 Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST 50 log/speed
  • Raymarine ST 50 wind indicator
  • Suunto binnacle mounted compass with light
  • Raymarine Raystar plus Garmin GPS78 failover GPS
  • Nassa navtex
  • Raymarine ST50 echosounder
  • Icom IC-M505 VHF radio (at chart table and cockpit handset)
  • Digital Yacht AISA400 receiver
  • NMEA Seatalk Bridge
  • ShipModul NMEA multiplexer
  • WiFi access point / Long range Omni-directional antenna

Anchoring and Mooring Equipment:

  • Rocna 20 main anchor on bow roller
  • Danforth secondary stern anchor
  • 50metres chain/ 50metres polyester warp/ 50m stern tape on reel
  • Lewmar electric windlass with hand held controls
  • Telescopic boat hook
  • 8 x fenders
  • 15 (approximately) x mooring warps
  • Step fender
  • Stern fender
  • 4 x mooring dampers

General Equipment:

  • Anchor locker
  • Detachable davits
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit lockers (port and starboard quarterdeck)
  • Hot and cold shower (on transom)
  • Spray hood (2010)
  • Bimini (2010)
  • Custom made cockpit cushions
  • Full aft/ foredeck sun awning
  • Full winter cover
  • Stereo
  • Clock
  • Barometer
  • Crockery
  • Utensils
  • Radio/CD player
  • Pushpit mounted BBQ
  • Quicksilver 270 Airdeck with davit mounts and cover (Airdeck 2012)
  • Mercury 4-stroke 6hp outboard engine

Safety Equipment:

  • Liferaft
  • Flares
  • Foghorn
  • Radar reflector
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Johnson automatic bilge pump
  • Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit
  • Multi-drogue sea anchor

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