opinions on Bavaria 37 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-10-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ekhar is on a distinguished road
opinions on Bavaria 37

I''ll be looking at a fairly new Bavaria 37. Any one has any experience with this boat?

Gene
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-12-2002
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,680
Thanks: 5
Thanked 105 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
opinions on Bavaria 37

I have crawled through one and looked pretty closely. In my book, they are clearly below the quality of a Hunter, or Beneteau. Bavaria has bought into computer controlled assembly and the like. This has brought costs down and quality up on the Beneteaus but does not appear to have produced a better boat in the Bavaria.

Jeff
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-12-2002
SailorMitch's Avatar
Senior Moment
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
SailorMitch will become famous soon enough
opinions on Bavaria 37

I suggest posting your question on the Bavaria email list here on Sailnet. There are a couple of 37 owners on there who will respond.

My experience crawling around Bavarias differs from Jeff''s. I find them to be of better quality than the Benehunterlinas but maybe not by much. Every owner I''ve heard from, either in person or via the internet, loves their Bavaria. I met a family in Annapolis a year ago setting off on a 3 year cruise to they-didn''t-know where on a Bavaria Ocean 47. That guy loved the boat, and it looked fantastic from the poking around I did on it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 01-12-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
aasault is on a distinguished road
opinions on Bavaria 37

I would think the least objective review of any sailboat would be from current owners.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 01-12-2002
SailorMitch's Avatar
Senior Moment
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
SailorMitch will become famous soon enough
opinions on Bavaria 37

Aasault,

I know what you mean, but I''d still rather ask an owner about a boat rather than someone who''s just poked around a boat at a boatshow. In my experience, most owners are pretty honest about their boats, however. And if you hang out on the email lists through time you''ll get a real good feel for what problems they have.

FWIW, the Bavaria list on Sailnet is pretty quiet, primarily because there are relatively few owners. But there are people on those lists from around the world, too. It''s still worth a try.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 01-12-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
plehti is on a distinguished road
opinions on Bavaria 37

Bavarias are very popular charter boats in Europe - you''ll find them everywhere (bare boat or skippered). You''ll get the best understanding about the boat with taking a week in a Med with one...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 01-14-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
aasault is on a distinguished road
opinions on Bavaria 37

Sailormitch,

You''re absolutely right. I posted in haste regarding sailboat reviews from owners. I found some owner reviews of my boat, some of which are painfully honest. Tough Love!!!

Art
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 01-14-2002
SailorMitch's Avatar
Senior Moment
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
SailorMitch will become famous soon enough
opinions on Bavaria 37

Art,

No prob, and thanks for the email. It''s nice to be "right" every once in a while. (I''m married so it''s a new experience for me.) But I know what you were talking about, too. Some owners have a "halo" effect around their boats, not wanting to admit it sails like a garbage scow, and looks even worse. People have to weigh everything and then come to their own conclusion. But in general, I think most knowledgeable owners on here are pretty honest about the good and bad points of their boats. Not to repeat this phrase too much, but all boats are compromises and people have to understand that going in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 01-29-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ldatsailnet is on a distinguished road
opinions on Bavaria 37

Jeff

What is the title of your book you refer to in this post early on?

Regards,
Lycio
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 01-29-2002
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,680
Thanks: 5
Thanked 105 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
opinions on Bavaria 37

I was using the expression ''in my book'' as a figure of speech meaning ''in my opinion''.

Jeff
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bavaria 2sheets Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 01-04-2011 06:47 AM
Opinions on moving a boat around Lake Michigan mbieweng Boat Review and Purchase Forum 18 07-17-2004 05:20 PM
Opinions wanted on Laguna 30 mbieweng Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 06-01-2004 09:35 PM
Morgan OI41 opinions? robw_fl Living Aboard 2 01-15-2003 06:27 AM
Opinions on new motorsailing hull forms. amh Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 01-11-2002 09:17 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:36 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.