The media is really beginning to pick up on the all-new Bavaria Yachts as we bring a new approach to yacht sales in the USA and introduce the all-new Farr Yacht Design and BMW Designworks USA Cruiser range. SAIL Magazine, Blue Water Sailing Magazine and the Robb Report, for the ultra-affluent, have all published articles recently.
Read some of the buzz….
The August issue of Robb Report, luxury magazine and one of the definitive authorities for ultra-affluent consumers, features the 217-MPH 700 HP Lamborghini Aventador on its cover. Inside, there’s also a nice piece on Bavaria Yachts.
Showing the Bavaria Cruiser 40 powering along in a brisk wind, Robb Report discusses "the streamlined exterior lines of the Cruiser Series, a collection of sailing yachts from German shipbuilder Bavaria Yachts, reveal the hand of BMW DesignworksUSA, which collaborated on the series with Farr Yacht Design."
Blue Water Sailing
Blue Water Sailing's editor George Day reviewed the Bavaria Cruiser 50, 45, 40, 36 and 32 in an 8-page feature “Bavaria Rising” in the August issue. George reviewed the Cruiser 50 in Turkey and the Cruiser 45, 40, 36 and 32 at our HQ in Annapolis, Maryland. “The new Bavarias have definitely been designed and engineered by sailors who know the difference between what works and what doesn’t aboard a well used cruising boat," George comments in the article.
Here's a snippet on the Cruiser 45: "Under sail, the 45 handled much the same as the 50. With twin rudders and a roller furling rig, the boat was easy to tack and jibe and managed to sail just as close to the wind. The boat is incredibly solid underfoot and gives the impression of a larger vessel. We noted during a change of crew on the fly that one of our larger sailors did not cause the 45 to heel at all as he climbed aboard from the chase boat. As very close sister to the 50, the 45 will appeal to those who want a big cruising boat with a lot of volume but do no need the size and extra volume the 50 provides.
SAIL Magazine's Charles Doane, had a great sail on the Bavaria Cruiser 45 earlier in the year and has published his review in the August issue.
He concluded that sailing performance, "in moderate to strong wind, is exceptional. The boat represents a great value for cruisers looking for both charter-boat comfort and performance-boatspeed."
Here's his thoughts on the performance of the Cruiser 45 in frisky conditions off Grenada:
"We had ideal conditions outside Grenada's True Blue Bay - a strong 20-knot tradewind and a commensurate lumpy sea. The Cruiser 45, to put it bluntly, sails like a witch and reveled in this environment. Certainly it is one of the better-performing mass-production cruisers I've ever been aboard.
"In deference to the breeze, we sailed under the standard 110 percent jib and tucked one reef in the main. Although the mainsail was a little too full (I believe the reef points may have been out of position), we slipped to windward very efficiently. The powerful hull felt smooth and authoritative as it shouldered through the big waves. The motion was predictable, with little slamming."