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The Bavaria Cruiser 45 shows what you get when you cross BWM Designworks with Bruce Farr Yacht Design. This 45 footer is right in the sweet spot for many cruisers.
This Bavaria 45 Cruiser sleeps eight in a four cabins / three head layout and is auxiliary powered by a Volvo Penta D2-55CV Saildrive.
The Bavaria Cruiser 45 has a nearly plumb bow and carries its beam well aft. This broad design lends itself well to a feature that is a rarity in production builds – the boat has not only twin helms, but also twin rudders.
When a wide boat heels, it needs a deep rudder to keep contact with the water. But with two, the rudders can be shorter and still keep the boat tracking in a variety of conditions including lumpy seas and close wind angles. The Bavaria Cruiser 45 runs as if she is on rails, which, in a way, she is.
This Bavaria 45 Cruiser is supplied complete with kitchenware, toolbox, nautical charts, pilot, lanterns, radio / CD / MP3, flares, binoculars, foghorn, 220V adapter cable, electric windlass, dinghy, life jackets, harnesses, VHF radio, second anchor, rudder, lifebuoy, radar reflector, winch handles, speakers, warps and fenders, barometer, horn, bimini, fire extinguishers, furling genoa, plotter, anemometer, tridata, helm compass, cockpit shower.
The construction is a hand-layup of solid glass and chopped strand mat with an inner grid frame for stiffness. The hull and deck are cored with Airex foam and the bolt-on keel is cast iron.
It’s a fairly heavy construction designed to do well in poor conditions and stiff breezes. The fractional rig with double aft-swept spreaders carries a 110 percent jib and a full-batten mainsail or an optional furling main. The control lines are led aft and the mainsheet has a bridle so there’s an end on either side of the companionway. In 20 knots at 40 degrees apparent wind angle the Cruiser 45 will do 7.5 to eight knots, and up over nine knots on a beam reach. Under power the boat will cruise between seven and eight knots.
The cockpit on the Cruiser 45 is well laid out with a fixed table in the center that will serve well for bracing and has interior stowage.
There’s plenty of room throughout the cockpit to stow items in two shallow lockers, and a large lazarette deep enough to carry sails and a rolled up dinghy.
A nearly stern-wide transom section raises and lowers electrically and when down, creates a nice extended swim platform with a ladder for easy water access.
The Bavaria Cruiser 45 has four cabins and three heads with plenty of stowage space.
The saloon has a U-shaped dinette to starboard with a double seat amidships that backs up against the galley to port.
An aft-facing nav station joins the dinette that also forms its seat.
The galley has acres of countertop space, a two-burner stove with oven. A great feature is the railing that runs the length of the galley counter that makes a useful fiddle to keep things from flying and provides an excellent handhold.
The two aft cabins each have an en suite head and shower compartment. The companionway that separates them provides good access to the engine from the front, and the numerous ports and hatches throughout the main living area provide lots of light and good ventilation.
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