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Old 20 March 2014, 09:38   #21
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tbh, Bavarias are the Robin Reliant of the sailing world when brand new; bad enough when tied up safely in a marina but truly a bag of sh1te when underway.
Absolute cr4p.

Have you ever sailed on one?
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Old 20 March 2014, 10:42   #22
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Absolute cr4p. Have you ever sailed on one?
I have sailed on several and you're right they're absolute crap!

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Old 20 March 2014, 13:02   #23
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I've sailed , cruised and raced on a Bavaria 38.
We won race series and the boat was very competitive.
Like everything out there (cars, boats, motorbikes) I'm sure there are good and bad examples of people's experience with them, but in my experience I certainly wouldn't say they are c&*p!
I'd certainly own one(but probably not this one!!) in a flash.
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Absolute cr4p.

Have you ever sailed on one?
Worst boat I've ever sailed is a Bavaria 42 - two different ones. Close-hauled they don't point anywhere near as high as most similar-sized boats, if any of the hull forward of the keel emerged from the water they got blown off big-time and you had to reduce sail before any other boat due to weather-helm.They were a stunning commercial success however due to the generous below-deck accommodation and looked nice and shiny in the marina, but the trade off was compromised sailing ability.

I sailed an old Gibsea 45 (late 80's vintage with knackered sails) across the Straits of Gibraltar from Sotogrande to Morocco and beat a Bavaria 42 by nearly 90 minutes. Give me a yacht rather than a wind-blown caravan any day.
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Old 20 March 2014, 14:20   #25
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..and I bet the seller's thinking he's on to a sure thing - what with the massive number of views he's getting!
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Bavaria of that vintage are the Bayliners of the yachting world, cheaply built.

Second hand values are pretty low.
Wow.. didnt know that .. 70k for 40 footer .. Ive seen a few of them in marinas and they looked ok, never sailed in one though ... I suppose some owners rarely leave the marina though
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At least it comes with a VAT invoice.....
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Old 20 March 2014, 15:48   #28
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They've been trying to get rid of this on the bay since before Christmas
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Old 20 March 2014, 16:46   #29
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They've been trying to get rid of this on the bay since before Christmas
Christmas 2012....
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Old 21 March 2014, 05:15   #30
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Bavarias are very good boats for what most people ACTUALLY use a yacht for, rather than what they IMAGINE they will use a yacht for.

Short weekend local sailing with maybe a couple of weeks gentle cruising in good weather. Plenty of space for kids and showing off to your mates.
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