Bavaria Yachts unveils three new sailboats: Bavaria C45, Bavaria C50 and Bavaria C65
With almost 40 years of experience in boat building, the world-famous German boatyard could not fail to join Düsseldorf Boat Show with the best of its current and future production. Producing affordable boats for anyone, the boatyard has established itself as one of the world’s top sailboat manufacturers, especially in the ’90s. Today, the range of products offered by Bavaria Yachts is even more sophisticated and, after the presentation of the new entries at Boot Düsseldorf, the desire to raise the game and set sights on “maxi boats” has become clear. Among the novelties in the “C” sailing line, if the 45- and the 50-footer meet the size standards of the Bavarian brand, the new 65-footer represents, on the contrary, the first step on a carefully matured path.
“Beautiful” and ” versatile” are the adjectives which best express the key features of the smallest new model, the Bavaria C45. Based on the Studio Cossutti-designed lines of the C57, the new creation features the same large windows and the two-step deckhouse of the 50-footer.
A key feature of all the new models, the deckhouse not only contributes to flood interiors with a huge amount of natural light but also provides the boat with sporty, streamlined lines. More specifically, Studio Cossutti has wanted to borrow from the automotive design a concept of versatility which becomes extremely useful even in boat building. And it’s from this conceptual basis that three different lines originate, specifically designed to meet the needs of three different types of customers: Holiday, Style and Ambition.
In the first case, the reference customer is close to the chartering world and the boat offers surprising solutions for this size category. The Bavaria C45 Holiday features a large garage in the stern which, thanks to a crane system, enables the owner to launch the tender quite easily. Sailing equipment is complete and guarantees a safe cruising experience even with small crew (the boat can even be steered by one single person) thanks to a self-tacking jib and a mainsail sheet with no traveler system. Decorated with fine mahogany woodwork, interiors are offered in different layout options. This is, in fact, the only boat of the category which offers a 5-cabin version including four double cabins, a bunk-bedded cabin and two bathrooms. Three- and four-cabin versions are equally available and equipped with an additional environment which can become a utility room or a separate shower compartment.
The dinette layout is the same in all versions, with a C-shaped enveloping sofa, a central table and a linear sofa on the opposite side. Fully-equipped and L-shaped, the galley is positioned on the port side while the chart table is on the starboard side and benefits from the sofa settee stretching towards the stern. The Bavaria C45 Style targets anyone looking for comfort and style. More equipped than the previous version, she features a composite bowsprit, a built-in jib furler and a teak deck. Behind the rudders, seating hide a barbecue grill and a sink while the cockpit table is modular. The interior layout of the dinette is the same in all three versions but, of course, the C45 Style devotes greater attention to details and the fore master cabin plays a central role.
Finally, the Bavaria C45 Ambition targets anyone loving the sporty side of sailing. Even if fitted with the same elegant clear oak interiors, the boat has a slightly more dynamic design if compared with the other two versions. The tender garage and the outdoor wet bar disappear while the mast and the sail plan guarantee better sailing performance. The stern remains openable and extra draft (up to 2.60 m) is offered as an optional.
The second novelty of this boat show – the Bavaria C50 – follows the same building philosophy of her “younger sister”. Infused superstructures, light displacement, modular hull and sturdiness are the highlights of this boat. As with the 45-footer, the C50 comes in three different versions: “Holiday”, “Style” and “Ambition”. Without prejudice to the conceptual differences between the three versions, the larger size of the 50-footer makes this creation a significantly more welcoming and more usable boat. Exhibited at the boat show in her “Style” version, the Bavaria C50 has captured visitors’ attention with her high building quality, exquisite woods, sophisticated upholstery and high customization possibilities.
The third and last Bavaria Yachts’ “new entry” is a blue water cruiser. Named Bavaria C65, the boat is intended to make the German boatyard enter the world of maxi, top exclusive boats.
The hull is produced using Bavaria Yachts’ sophisticated vacuum infusion process and reinforced with extra carbon. This has the fortunate side-effect of reducing weight and maximizing both sturdiness and aesthetical appeal.
The dark-coloured hull exhibited at the boat show, contrasted with the teak deck and the gelcoat elements, was certainly modern, elegant and not exaggerated. The deck of the new Bavaria C65 is surprisingly well-arranged and uncluttered: side-decks are unencumbered and shroud chain plates are positioned laterally. The alternation between teak and dark glass windows contributes to give this cruiser an exclusive, elegant look.
The cockpit is huge and with symmetric lines. Two C-shaped sofas envelop a central walk-around table. The double rudder system includes two symmetric columns equipped with state-of-the-art navigation instruments and twin touchscreen monitoring displays. The stern is home to a large tender garage while the life raft is exaclty where it should be: a small aft locker, located within crew’s reach.
Even if the version exhibited at the boat show was equipped with a crew cabin, the steering of the Bavaria C65 is not only extremely easy but can also be managed by only one person. The dinette offers surprisingly wide volumes. A narrow strip of windows running from the mast to the cockpit makes the yacht look significantly more spacious and airy. On the port side, the chart table is as large as a conventional desk while a C-shaped sofa envelops a large table on the starboard side. Opposite, and separated from a real “corridor”, a linear sofa hides a 40-inch tv cabinet. Interiors include two symmetric cabins, each equipped with en-suite bathroom. Forward of the salon, on a slightly lower level, is a welcoming, fully-equipped galley while the master cabin is positioned in the bow.
Minimal but really elegant, the master cabin is furnished with a beautiful walk-around double bed. A walk-in closet, a tv screen, an en-suite bathroom and a separated shower compartment complete this environment which, as well as the dinette, represents the beating heart of interiors.
The Bavaria C65 is powered by a Yanmar 110hp engine. The 900-liter fuel tank and the 1,300-liter water capacity reveal the manifest ocean propensity of this yacht.