Originally Posted by Avaun
I am waiting to see the Hanse 455 the other boat that people think I should consider the Bavaria
46 vision or the 42
I have sailed on a Bavaria
46 as well, albeit older than what you are looking at. It's a fast boat even in light air. Raw water cooling
system on that boat was somewhat difficult to access and trouble shoot.
We raced that boat N2E this year. Got caught in gale force winds at 2 am off the coast of Mexico
with some pretty substantial swells. The following from the skipper
"A course that varied 90 degrees every couple of minutes due to swells and gusts. Boom in the water
as often as it was out.
For a good part of our shift the winds were variable in speed but consistent in direction. There was a period of about 45 minutes where the direction changed dramatically. Two boats that went inside as we did and finished around the same time in the morning were spun around 360' between 2 and 3 am."
Bottom line - the boat held up and we finished the race
. Like with the Hanse, Germans seem to build good boats.