From the Danube to the Côte d'Azur with the BAVARIA R55
published on 18th May 2022
The overland journeys that a BAVARIA covers from the yard in Giebelstadt, via one of the more than 77 BAVARIA YACHTS dealers worldwide, to the customer are sometimes even more spectacular than any voyage. This was the situation for a BAVARIA R55, the largest motoryacht from BAVARIA YACHTS, on its journey from Marina Saal near the river Danube to its mooring on the French Mediterranean coast at the end of March.
The journey from Marina Saal (Germany) to the French Mediterranean coast took four days.
At the end of March, a brand-new BAVARIA R55 made the more than 1200-kilometre overland journey directly from the showroom at Boote Yachten Marina Saal to Port Napoleon between Montpellier and Toulon. More precisely, two heavy loaded trucks took to the road because it was necessary to remove the fly bridge to clear the bridges. The semitrailer for one of the two trucks was already fully laded with the fly bridge, well packed in a crate. The R55 was lashed securely to the second semitrailer, after also removing the propulsion systems to reduce the clearance height for the bridges as much as possible.
The two trucks and their semitrailers with the R55 loaded were then able to start their journey to France on 22 March. They traveled the German motorways during the night, constantly secured by escort vehicles and the police. In France the transport was stopped and checked time and again; on narrow cross-country roads it was also accompanied. It often passed close to buildings, over junctions and up and down difficult gradients. The transport team had to drive every kilometre with maximum concentration.
"As the R55 arrived undamaged in Port Napoleon four days later and we were able to start unloading without delay, we were of course jubilant. We had a tight schedule because the new owner wanted to drive the R55 to its final mooring in Nice a few days later and a strong Mistral with wind speeds of over 90 km/h was forecast", explains Christian Wagner, Head of Sales at Boote Yachten Marina Saal GmbH.
"Undertaking a sea trial together with the owner is always the best moment and is a reward for the stressful days of preparation for delivery. Our team in Saal, all those involved in the transport, our colleagues at BAVARIA YACHTS and the assembly team on site did a really good job", resumes Peter Seifert at the end of the journey of the BAVARIA R55 from the Danube to the French Mediterranean coast.
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