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  • Manufacturer: Bavaria Yachts
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 2002
  • LOA: 40'0" (12.20m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft: 1.95
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 171455
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: Eberspacher
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 300 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo
  • Horsepower: 55hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 150 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 7.5 knots
  • Top Speed: 9.5 knots

Broker Remarks

Bavaria 40 Cruiser for sale. A roomy cruising boat offering comfortable and versatile accommodation.  MIRAGE has Eberspacher cabin heating and an additional water tank, giving a total capacity of 300 litres for convenience when there are extended periods on board. Three double sleeping cabins with additional single berth in the saloon.

The impressive specification includes an upgraded 55hp Volvo engine and full range of navigation equipment, some of which was updated in 2013.  The in-mast reefing makes and all lines leading back to the cockpit make shorthanded sailing possible.

Under the same ownership from new and lightly used.  Cruised across the channel and along the South West Coast.  Maintained annually and most years stored ashore for the winter.  For sale as owner retiring from sailing.  Currently ashore in Plymouth and available for viewing.


Sleeps 7 in 3 double and 1 single berth in 3 cabins plus saloon

  • Eberspacher D4L Airtronic cabin heating
  • Bavaria hardwood joinery throughout
  • Light blue upholstery
  • Teak and holly sole
  • LPG gas system

Galley (port):

  • Linear
  • 2 x burner gimballed cooker with oven and grill
  • Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink
  • Large cool box with fridge plate
  • Opening portlight


  • U-shaped settee (starboard)
  • Large table
  • Centreline seat opposite
  • Opening hatch
  • Foreward facing chart table (starboard), with large compartment for nautical charts and lockers beneath

Owners Cabin (foreward):

  • Double berth
  • Storage under and water tank beneath
  • Seat (port)
  • Hanging locker with shelving
  • Shelved locker
  • 2 x opening hatches

Owners En Suite (starboard):

  • Jabsco marine toilet
  • Hand basin

Twin Aft Cabins:

  • Double berth
  • Hanging locker
  • Shelving
  • Small seat
  • Opening hatch
  • Opening portlight

Day Head (port):

  • Jabsco marine toilet
  • Hand basin
  • Shower


Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 2002 by Bavaria Yachts in Germany, designed by J and J design.


  • White GRP hull and superstructure
  • Teak decks
  • Teak side decks
  • Teak cockpit
  • Eberspacher cabin heating
  • Hull antifouled each year
  • 3 x cabin layout


  • Volvo Penta D2 55hp diesel engine (larger engine than standard 29hp fitted at build)
  • Approximately 1640 hours running
  • Engines last serviced (2017)
  • Sail drive (seal replaced 2014)
  • Cruising speed 7.5 knots
  • Maximum speed 9.5 knots
  • Fresh water cooled
  • 3-bladed propeller


  • 12v system
  • 3 x batteries (2016), in saloon
  • Charged by engine alternator
  • 240 v AC Shorepower
  • 3 x 240v outlets in galley and forecabin
  • Battery isolator
  • Electric panel with switches, fuel and water gauges at chart table
  • 12v outlet


  • Fuel capacity 150 litres in 1 x tank
  • Fresh water capacity 300 litres in 2 x tanks, (situated under foreward berth)

Water System:

  • Pressurised hot and cold water system
  • Water heated by 240v immersion heater and 30 litre calorifier


  • Sloop rig
  • Selden aluminium twin spreaders
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Terylene running rigging
  • In mast furling
  • Selden boom
  • Selden rod kicker
  • Furlex 300s furling system
  • Spare halyard
  • All lines led aft
  • 6 x Rutgerson rope clutches
  • Mainsheet track on coach roof
  • Genoa tracks with adjustable cars
  • Backstay adjuster


  • Mainsail
  • Genoa


  • 2 x Harken 44 2-speed self tailing primary winches
  • 2 x Harken 40 2-+speed self tailing halyard winches



Navigation Equipment:

  • Raymarine Touch Screen radar (2013)
  • Raymarine Touch Screen chart plotter (2013)
  • Raymarine ST6000 autopilot with Whitlock heavy duty chain drive
  • Raymarine tridata Log/ speed/
  • Raymarine wind indicator
  • Plastimo steering compass
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Raymarine echo sounder
  • Simrad RD68 DSC VHF

Anchoring and Mooring Equipment:

  • CQR anchor
  • Chain
  • Lofrans Cayman 88 1000W electric anchor windlass with remote
  • Stainless steel self-launching bow roller
  • 8 x fenders
  • 6 x mooring warps
  • Boat hook

General Equipment:

  • Anchor locker
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit lockers
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Cockpit shower
  • Teak deck
  • Teak side decks
  • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame and garb handle (2015)
  • Wheel and pedestal cover (2015)
  • Dodgers (2015)
  • Cockpit canopy
  • Winch handles
  • Outboard motor bracket
  • Radio/CD player with saloon and waterproof cockpit speakers

Dinghy and outboard could be available by separate negotiation

Safety Equipment:

  • Plastimo Cruiser 6-person liferaft
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy attached to danbuoy
  • MOB throwline
  • Safety line attachment points in cockpit
  • Jackstays
  • Flares
  • Manual foghorn
  • Firdell Blipper radar reflector
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Stainless steel guardwire with gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit
  • Automatic bilge pump

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