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Bavaria 36
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2 3731 Wed November 15, 2006
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0












Description: Bavaria 36
Keywords: Bavaria 36
 


Author
KRJohnson2
Junior Member

Registered: August 2002
Posts: 2
Review Date: Mon October 4, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Our new 2003 Bavaria 36 was delivered in April, 2004 (a “leftover” model) on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

My wife & I are still relatively new sailors (this is our second boat), and we had her outfitted for our needs. The Bavaria 36 is set up well for short-handed, or couples, sailing with most control lines led aft to the cockpit. Ours is equipped with a furling mainsail (works like a charm), and the “shallow” 5.2-ft cast iron keel (necessary for the bay where we sail). This boat tracks a course very well without constant adjustment from the helm. She is, indeed fun and relatively easy to sail; handling under power (the Bavarias use a Volvo-Penta Saildrive that is superb) is also very straightforward and easy.

The Bavaria 36 is actually just over 37-ft length over-all, and has the classic look of a sailboat, with just enough teak in the cockpit (seats & sole). The interior is nicely finished in Mahogany, and has a pair of settees which can double as single berths (or maybe even sea berths). Hardware, sailing gear, and fittings are all first rate – inside & out.

The cockpit isn't quite as long, as some, but that allows a larger saloon. The owner’s cabin is forward, and is quite large, with a queen-plus sized bed, and plenty of storage (lockers, shelves, and cabinets) on both sides. The guest cabin is aft – with a large bed, but less storage. There is a wet-locker located in the head, just to starboard of the companionway steps (just where you would want it). The galley is a little small, but quite serviceable for our uses. Both settees in the cabin are large enough to be used as berths as well.

Access to the Volvo-Penta engine is good via lift-up companionway stairs (using a pneumatic assist) and a panel in the aft cabin. Storage in the cockpit is good – 2 large lockers.

Bavaria Yachts have engineered this boat, and others in their line, such that they are built to very high standards (a beefy grid system, use of mahogany furniture & bulkheads instead of a liner, glassed-in attachments instead of simple tab construction). They are built on a highly mechanized assembly line that allows Bavaria to hold the price down. That makes the boat a good value (but not inexpensive!).


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bruce489
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Registered: May 2004
Posts: 6
Review Date: Wed November 15, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Ideal size for a 4 person charter/easy steer backwards/decent trim levelexcellent mainsail rigging
Cons: Slightly lacking in sunbathing area

Generally an excellent yacht to charter
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