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Bavaria got a lot of bad press, mostly in Europe, based on design defects in a couple of their new Match series racers - there are threads here or sailinganarchy(dot)com on this - reading the details left me agast that a major builder could do such an obviously bad job...and they tried to cover their tracks with marketing mumbo-jumbo and finger pointing, as if running aground once would excuse a keel falling off...
That being said, not necessarily a reason not to consider some of their well-established production boats, unless the way they handling screwing a bunch of other customers (not to mention killing one) makes you uncomfortable about having anything to do with the build.
Last edited by sailingfool; 05-02-2007 at 11:24 PM.