Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH is a major German yacht builder, headquartered in Giebelstadt, Bavaria, Germany. The company has been producing sailing and power yachts since 1978.
The Bavaria factory is the single, largest yacht production facility in Europe with 650 employees and capable of delivering over 3,000 boats per year to new owners worldwide.
Bavaria Yachts USA (Bavaria Yachts) is the new sole importer, distributor and dealer for Bavaria yachts in Eastern and Central USA.
Introducing a new business model for the industry, Bavaria Yachts focuses solely on the sales and after-sales support of Bavaria yachts eliminating the three-tier structure currently in place for other manufacturers. Bavaria Yachts effectively provides “factory direct” purchasing from the German manufacturer Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH and offers the full range of Bavaria Cruiser and Vision yachts.
Bavaria Yachts also offers an integrated, full-range customer experience from learning to sail, chartering Bavaria yachts, sales of new and pre-owned Bavaria yachts to an extensive range of yacht services. For the customer, this new approach translates to wider customization and ownership options, expert product knowledge, a more hands-on trial experience, better pricing and dedicated after-sales support.
Bavaria Yachts is co-owned by managing director, Kenny Feld and directors, Andrew Thompson and Sylvia Driver. Kenny is was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and vice president of Electronic Data Systems. Andrew and Sylvia are the founding directors of Horizon Yacht Charters in the Caribbean and have a combined experience of 40 years in the sailing industry. Horizon Yacht Charters has been the Caribbean importer of Bavaria yachts since 2000 and currently manages more than 50 Bavaria yachts in a fleet of 100 charter yachts in its four Caribbean charter bases.