Bavaria 38 Page 2

Some features to consider:

  • There’s a single bow roller, a deep anchor locker, and a powered windlass.
  • Deck hardware is supplied by both Lewmar and Rutgerson
  • The standard mast roller-furling mainsail has vertical battens for better shape.
  • The electric transom door opens to provide cockpit access and create a swim platform.
  • PROs:

    • Powered boarding platform/passerelle
    • Good sailing performance
    • Ample lockers with latches
    • Plentiful hatches for light and ventilation
    • CONs:

      • Step-over ledge at forward cabin
      • No central helm seat
      • Difficult to walk around wheel
      • Conclusion:

        It doesn’t take a lot more money to move from a minimal, plain production boat to one that looks and acts like a yacht. Moderation in design, careful engineering, and meticulous construction should give the Bavaria 38 Cruiser a long lifetime of pleasing its owners, whether they choose to sail coastwise or go offshore.