In their May edition, Blue Water Sailing covered the arrival of the new era of Bavaria Yachts in the USA and previewed the new Cruisers that will be available to test sail from early June:
“The German production boat builder is all set to make waves in North America with a new line of cruisers
“Bavaria Yachts of Germany has one of the largest and most advanced production boat building facilities in the world. The company has the capacity to build more than a thousand sailboats up to 55 feet each year. While they haven’t been building at full capacity during the long recession, Bavaria is poised to fill orders in a huge way as buyers return with checkbooks in hand.
“Part of the company’s worldwide strategy has been to earn a secure and growing position in North America. This spring, Bavaria took a positive step in that direction by appointing their existing Caribbean dealer, Horizon Yachts, as the new distributor and dealer for the brand on the U.S. East Coast, Great Lakes and Gulf Coast. The new company, which will have its flagship office in Annapolis, Maryland, is called Bavaria Yachts USA.
“From June 2011 onward, Bavaria Yachts USA will have the new Cruiser 32, 36, 40 and 45 available on the Chesapeake Bay for charters and test sails. Kenny Feld, the company’s new managing director, commented in a press release, “This is a very exciting time for Bavaria Yachts in the USA. The new Farr Yacht/BMW Design-works USA designed range differentiates itself from the competition by redefining quality, design and value in cruising yachts. Bavaria Yachts USA distinguishes itself through its specialized integrated sales, service and charter operation that is concentrated exclusively on Bavaria Yachts.””
Visit our web site for more information on the Bavaria Cruiser range:
Our new Farr-designed Cruiser 32, Cruiser 36, Cruiser 40 and two Cruiser 45s have arrived in Annapolis and the commissioning process has begun! In the photos above you get a great look at the large swim platforms.
SAIL Magazine has just featured the new Horizon Yacht Charters base opening in Annapolis:
Horizon Yacht Charters, which has long maintained a network of bases in the Caribbean, is expanding into the United States. This May, the company will open its first North American base in Yacht Haven Marina near Annapolis, Maryland, where it will offer boats from the
“We selected Annapolis because it is far and away the sailing capital of the United States,” says Kenny Feld, managing director of Bavaria Yachts USA. “It has the best and broadest cruising waters of the country, which is a perfect place to showcase the new range of Bavarias.”
Read the full SAIL Magazine article, “Horizon Yacht Charters Splashes in the U.S.”