Originally Posted by beverley
Does anyone have direct experience of the boat? The reviews of it seem very positive and it seems like a very nice boat to me.
I realise people may not like the manufacturer, but that does mean that the boat is a bad one.
I had a Bavaria
33 2007 model. Sailed it for 4 years. I was a very good boat. Seaworthy
and generally sailed well. Not a racer
or anything near it, but a good solid boat, went to weather
at about 43 degrees, and ours handled even very bad weather
Lot's of comfort built in and on the 2007 models the workmanship was ok.
Having said all that, Bavarias are not a blue water
boat, even though quite a few have gone RTW. They are designed more for coastal sailing and many consider them to be a floating holiday home.
Would I buy another? Well, I'm going RTW so I needed a larger boat and one more suitable for that. But if you are coastal sailing, and like your creature comforts, it is a good boat.
Just don't think you are going to outrun anybody, they are not a fast boat.