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Bavaria 34
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Description: Bavaria 34
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Review Date: Fri April 25, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Bavaria sold a lot of these boats after it won many awards in Europe. The 34 is really a 35 footer and has almost as much room as Bavaria's 37. The 34 can sleep as many as the '37.

Bavaria now sells this model as a 36 footer starting in 2002 but save yourself lots of money and heart ache and just by a used '34 if you can find one.

We love ours and it is built very sturdy.

I say this boat is the best Bavaria has ever built because it is provides so much for the money. Built very solid with lots of room for a 34 and laid out very well.

Don't hesitate to buy one of these if you can find one for sale.

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Ingacio Rodriguez
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Review Date: Mon April 28, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I purchased my 2001 boat used just a couple of months a go from a broker in England. It is a very nice sailing boat. She is built extremely well with glassed in stringers and kevlar in the hull. The Volvo Penta engine is quite with very little vibration.

Bavaria must be commended for building such good quality into affordable boats.

I looked at the Bavaria 36, 37 but for the difference in price the 34 has everything the 37 has and isn't much smaller. The 34 can even sleep as much or more depending the the cabin configuraion.

The previous owner had worked out all of the minor issues this boat had so I feel I got a deal of a lifetime. I got a great boat for a used price.

I would have to second the previous review about how wonderful the Bavaria '34 is and also agree that it's best to buy a 34 used instead of new. All of the new issues are fixed and you can just sail.

You can't go wrong with this boat.
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Review Date: Tue April 29, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We sail our 34 in the North Sea and it has handled seas in the 8 to 10 meter range. I didn't enjoy the experience but the boat handled it well.

These boats are light displacement for their size which gives them quick acceleration and enables them to do very well racing. J+J designs and Bavaria have really manufactered a solid sail boat with beautiful lines.

Rudolph.
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Review Date: Fri May 2, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Our Bavaria 34 is a pleasure to sail on all points of the wind. Sails to wind better then any boat I have owned.

Strong capable boat built to last.

We saw the '34 at a boat show and was immediately in love. My wife liked it for others reasons then I. She loved the large forward cabin and open salon. I loved the exterior lines and all the nice Mahogany below. We test sailed another owners Bavaria 34 and we were hooked.

The '34 has a Volvo Penta sail drive which allows it to be easily motored in close quarters.

If this boat has any drawbacks, I can't think of any. My family and I enjoy the boat so much.

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Review Date: Tue May 20, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I've owned many a sailboat including a Jeanneau and a Benenteau and they couldn't match the performance and build quality of my Bavaria 34.

One of the other reviewers commented on how the 34 is now being shipped as a 36. I would suggest you buy a 34 if you can find one because the 36 is a little bigger but you'll pay $20,000 more.

The interior layout is almost identical and the weight of the two boats are as well.


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Review Date: Mon July 21, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This weekend I was invited to go sailing with a friend who owns a Bavaria 34. I have sailed all my life on a variety of boats ranging on the low end from Catalinas, Beneteaus to the high end Halberg-Rassy's, Swans and can honestly say this was one of the finest sailing vessels I have ever been on. I was shocked at how well put together this yacht was.

Its sailing performance was excellent on all points of the wind and we reached hull speed in only 5 to 10 knots of wind. This boat even performed well despite having in mast furling on the mainsail.

She motored just as well. It seems like the sail drive on these boats really gives them a performance advantage in tight morages. She turned on a dime and backed easily into the slip.

I was also very suprised with how plush the boat was. The interior has loads of beautiful finished joinery work and a boat load of space for a 34 footer. I say the interior is as nice as the higher end boats. How Bavaria can do it and still keep costs down is amazing.

When I asked my friend how much he paid for the boat new I was shocked. He said when he purchased it in 2000 it was only $116,000 US. That's fully loaded with every little toy including autopilot, radar, chartplotter/GPS, etc.

The only issues I had with the boat was the cockpit isn't quite as roomy as a Catalina's and the aft cabin isn't as large as I would like. However the forward v-berth cabin was huge. Also, both settees in the cabin are large enough to be used as berths as well.

I'm now in the market for a B34. Only problem is Bavarias has stopped making them so I'm looking for a used one. I noticed the 36 is basically the 34 but 20 grand more expensive. I told my buddy that I'll buy his 34 as soon as he wants to sell it.

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