Bavaria Yachts Germany has just released a very limited world wide first allocation of the amazing new Vision Series, and the US will be receiving one Vision 46 in the Spring of 2012. We are offering the exciting opportunity to be the first in the US (and one of the first globally) to own this spectacular new boat that is sure to take the market by storm in 2012.
2011 has been a very exciting year for Bavaria Yachts in the US. On the strength of 35 years of top quality, German engineering, years of dominant market position in Europe, an experienced new leadership team in Germany, and spectacular all-new Cruiser Series designed by Farr Yacht Designs and styled by BMW Designworks, we launched Bavaria Yachts back into the US market.
We began in June with the official opening of our flagship Annapolis office, in conjunction with being the proud title sponsor of the 19th Leukemia Cup Regatta in Annapolis Harbor.
In July, with our partners at Horizon Yacht Charters, we opened the first of many planned Horizon satellite bases across the US, dedicated solely to Bavaria Sailing Yachts. The charter business enjoyed a very successful sailing season, and offered early first-hand ability to experience the ground-breaking new Cruiser Series. In October, four Cruiser models (32, 36, 40, and 45) premiered at the US Boat Show, just across the water from our Annapolis offices. The response, from the hundreds of sailors who stepped aboard our boats, was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Our guests were specifically pleased by the spaciousness, design details, and striking quality of the build and finishes of the boats. We capped a great year with the Bavaria Cruiser 45 being named SAIL Magazine’s Best Boat of 2012 in the category of Cruising Monohulls under 50 feet.
As we look forward to the momentum and excitement continuing to grow into 2012, the company is set to launch yet another line, the new Vision Series, beginning with the unveiling of the first Vision 46 at the Dusseldorf Boat Show on January 21, 2012.
The Vision Series, also designed by Farr Yacht Design and styled by Design Unlimited UK, will hit the sweet spot for comfort and luxury cruising, ideal for couples and single-handed sailing. Both the Vision and the Cruiser Series share the same hallmarks Bavaria is quickly becoming known for in the US: the performance and handling of Farr Yacht Designs, the precision quality of German Engineering, and premium-quality boats made available at competitive mainstream prices thanks to the efficiency of the world’s most advanced factory, as well as, the groundbreaking direct sales and service model established in the US. We will also be announcing plans to expand factory-direct Bavaria locations to Newport, the Great Lakes, and the San Francisco Bay Area over the next 12 months.
2012 looks to be a great year for Bavaria Yachts, as we continue our focus on bringing US sailors premium-quality boats and dedicated service at affordable prices, which is what all sailors’ dreams deserve.