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Bavaria 37



Bavaria 37 for sale




37' 11"


12' 1"


4' 5"

Keel type

Shallow fin


Volvo MD2030 diesel



This is a one-owner (and clearly very lightly used) Bavaria 37 from 2000. This is the three cabin version with a conventional battened mainsail and the optional shallow draught (1.35M) keel. She was factory fitted with hull windows to the saloon as an option when new. This design ticks a lot of boxes for family cruising, with a good inventory including electric windlass, electric halyard winch, and a clean and spacious interior and three separate sleeping cabins without using the saloon. Unlike many Bavarias, this example has only had private use by the original owner.

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Bavaria Yachtbau, in southern Germany, have been building yachts since 1973. Initially they built fairly expensive yachts, in small numbers, but since the mid 1990s have been concentrating on volume production of spacious family cruising boats, that have proved equally popular with private buyers and charter fleets.

In production from around 1999 until 2003, the Bavaria 37 was designed by J & J Designs, and offers typical mid-period Bavaria style * in a size that is now regarded as a good family cruiser. Modern Bavarias offer yachts with an attractive 'woody' interior at very reasonable cost thanks to a very highly developed mass production 'assembly line' facility, currently turning out nearly 3,000 boats a year.

* There are at least three entirely different models called the Bavaria 37: this yacht being the first of the same named versions. Designed by J&J Designs in a similar style to other contemporary Bavarias, she has a fairly classic modern hull form with a sugarscoop stern and distinctive blue contrast strips along the lines of the saloon ports, helping to disguise the high topsides and coachroof that give excellent space and headroom below. She has a single wheel in the cockpit, and the interior is finished in lacquered sapele mahogany veneers and solid wood trim. There was a choice of keel draughts, two or three stern cabins, and battened or in-mast mainsails. This yacht has the shallow keel and two aft cabins, with a conventional battened mainsail.

In about 2007 another J&J designed Bavaria 37 was introduced. Externally this model looks very similar, the major difference in the saloon where being the galley was aft rather than midships. These 37s were labelled "Cruiser" series, and started to use lighter joinery finishes in the interior.

From about 2013 onwards a further series of Bavaria 37 Cruisers were produced, with design by Farr. These were beamier aft, with twin wheels, large rectangular hull and coachroof windows, and a drop-down transom instead of the sugarscoop sterns of the earlier J&J designs. Most of these had light interior joinery, as well as much squarer edged joinery detailing - this being significantly cheaper to build.



Engine details

Volvo Penta MD2030 three-cylinder 950cc diesel, freshwater cooled, with Volvo gearbox and Saildrive

Fuel tank capacity

150 litres


Two bladed on saildrive. Saildrive seal replaced 2021


2 x 140AH Exide services batteries (new 2020/21) and 74AH Varta engine start battery.

Battery charging /electrics

Engine alternator, shorepower battery charger and 150 watt solar panel on gantry at stern with MPPT controller (solar panel etc. new 2021)

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, deck-stepped Selden mast and boom, with S/S standing rigging replaced in 2012


Elvstrom battened mainsail, slab reefing, with stackpack type cover


Elvstrom roller genoa

Genoa furling

Selden Furlex 200S


Symmetrical spinnaker and Crusader gennaker

Primary winches

2 x Harken 40 self-tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Harken 32 self-tailing, also Lewmar 12 volt electric winch on starboard coachroof.

Bower anchor

Delta with 20 metres 8mm chain and approx 20 metres warp

Anchor windlass

Lewmar Pro Series 1000 watt electric windlass - new for 2021 season




Raymarine ST4000+ with ST4000 Mk II wheelpilot

Steering compass

Suunto on binnacle

Warps & fenders

4 warps and 4 fenders


Cockpit sprayhood new for 2020, cockpit table, dodgers new for 2021. and wheel cover also new for 2021. Transom shower fitting.

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Standard Horizon CP-300 7" colour plotter at wheel, with European charting. Also Magellan GPS and FX324 Map colour plotter at chart table.


Raymarine ST60

Depth sounder

Raymarine ST60


EasyAIS receiver


NASA Clipper Navtex

VHF radio

Simrad RD68 with DSC

Radio receiver

JVC radio/CD player

Safety/emergency equipment


6-man Ocean safety valise, new 2009, serviced to 2019 only, now due for re-servicing


Horseshoe with floating light

Radar reflector


Bilge pumps

Manual and electric pumps

Fire extinguishers

2 x dry powder, plus auto extinguisher in engine compartment


Cabin layout

Forecabin, saloon, heads and two aft cabins


max 7

Water tank capacity

believed 150 litres. Hot and cold pressurised water from engine calorifier or shorepower immersion heater


Bavaria two-burner and oven, gas


Refrigerated coolbox





Inflatable dinghy


Mariner 2.5 hp two-stroke

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