Originally Posted by Ray Jones
I am contemplating buying
a new Bavaria
. Seen lots of reviews
but most are biased as written by a magazine for the manufacturer.
Does anyone know of any cons or indeed pros?
I live in the UK and intend to do only coastal cruising.
Any help greatly appreciated
I had a Bavaria 33 , 2009 model. Ours was an excellent boat
, very comfortable, sailed fairly well (closest we could get to the Wind
was about 41 degrees).
We sail the Baltic
, so somewhat the same weather
as you get. Only reason we sold
it was to get something bigger to do a circumnavigation
in. If we were only going to sail the Baltic
, we would have kept it. Ours was a 2 cabin
We sail in almost all kinds of weather
and never felt nervous in it despite being out in 35/40 Knot
Only negative I can tell you about was that when we were going hard upwind, she had a tendency to turn up into the Wind
regardless of our steering
. We had a good size genua, so it really just means you need to start thinking about reefing at 18-20 knots.
If you buy one, get the big engine
, the Little engine
is just a bit undersized
good luck - pm me if you want to know more