The Bavaria Cruiser Line

This past summer, SAIL magazine had the opportunity to test sail and video the better part of the new Bavaria Cruiser line—including the Bavaria 32, 36 40—at the Bavaria Yachts USA headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. Earlier this year, executive editor Charles J. Doane also took the Bavaria 45 out for a heavy-air trial off
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This past summer, SAIL magazine had the opportunity to test sail and video the better part of the new Bavaria Cruiser line—including the Bavaria 32, 36 40—at the Bavaria Yachts USA headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. Earlier this year, executive editor Charles J. Doane also took the Bavaria 45 out for a heavy-air trial off Grenada.

Designed by Farr Yacht Design, the new boats combine performance with spacious accommodations and an easy-handle rig. In-mast furling is standard in the United States, as is a blade jib to facilitate easy tacks and gybes. In addition to having plenty of room belowdecks, the boats also feature an expansive fold down platform in the transom, which is sure to be the envy of the anchorage at the end of the day.

While in Annapolis, SAIL had an opportunity to catch up with Bavaria Yachts USA director Andrew Thompson to get his take on the latest from Bavaria. Look for SAIL’s in depths reviews of the 32, 36 and 40 in the coming months. For more on the complete line of yachts, visit bavariayachts.com.

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