Since 1978 more than 44,000 yachts have been built at BAVARIA YACHTS. Today, BAVARIA YACHTS is a trendsetter in serial yacht building. For this reason, BAVARIA YACHTS is so successful: experience and courage for innovation.
Wind, water, waves, keel and rigging… the forces acting on the hull of a sailing yacht which have to be captured and redirected are significant. In collaboration with specialists from Farr Yacht Design, BAVARIA’s design and production team work out an individual load profile for every yacht, from which they later derive laminate plans and reinforcements. The focus is on a stable structural bulkhead, which also manages the forces acting on a BAVARIA.
This is precisely fitted into the hull to the nearest millimetre and is securely glued to the hull across a large area. Particularly strong keel bolts ensure a force‐fit to the keel – twice as many as is usual in yacht construction.
The mast support conveys the forces of the rigging into the reinforced floor assembly – this kind of distribution of forces is used on modern racing yachts. In addition to the stable floor assembly, a massive main bulkhead that is laminated to the hull ensures rigidity of the hull. In our yachts over 45 feet in length, the main bulkhead can be as thick as 30 mm. For protection in the event of frontal collisions, every BAVARIA has a collision bulkhead.
Isophthalic acid (IPA) resins in the outer layers used during the laminating process ensure that the hull of a BAVARIA is of the highest quality. These offer effective protection against osmosis and thus promote longevity of the BAVARIA. The hull and deck of a BAVARIA is formed by sandwich construction with foam inserts. In sailing yachts the deck is reinforced with aluminium sheets where fittings are mounted. In the so‐called „marrying“ process shortly before the end of production, the deck and hull are screwed and glued together.
Over 30 years of experience in boat building craftsmanship are behind the workmanship in the wood inside a BAVARIA. And although modern machines facilitate the boat builders’ work in their own joiner’s workshops, their sense of proportion and their know‐how in dealing with different types of wood is a daily need that only they can satisfy. Mahogany, teak, oak, walnut, chestnut or Ocean Line – a BAVARIA offers individuality and an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable, no matter what type of wood you have chosen. And every BAVARIA encompasses a perfect balance of solid wood and sturdy laminates, because in the end the weight of a BAVARIA’s interior fittings also contribute towards steady seakeeping and excellent sailing characteristics.
Before fitting and hatch assembly on deck, the milling and drilling has to be completed. To automate these tasks, BAVARIA developed a CNC system years ago that to date is unique in the global yacht and boat building industry. The deck layout of each type of yacht and the hole patterns for standard and optional equipment are stored by means of CAD/CAM. This requires hundreds of individual operations that are already predefined in the development phase of a yacht, and then optimised. The aim of this automation process was and is to reach a consistently high quality with continuous improvement in productivity. Precise arrangement of the deck openings is crucial in ensuring subsequent sealing.
At BAVARIA we place the highest demands not only on ourselves but also on our suppliers. We are involved in the entire development and production process of a BAVARIA right from the word go. Fittings, hatches, sails, spars, rigging, engines, fuel systems, steering modules, sunroofs and many pieces of equipment are developed and supplied exclusively for BAVARIA.