19 July 2013
The Cruiser 37 - nominated for European award!
BAVARIA is proud to announce the nomination of the new CRUISER 37 for the “European Yacht of the Year Award 2014” in the category “Family Cruiser”.
It’s only just been launched and yet the CRUISER 37 has already been nominated for the most prestigious award in the yachting and water sports industry. Every year, representatives from Europe’s top eleven sailing magazines select their candidates for the respective categories of the European Yacht of the Year Award.
The CRUISER 37 has been shortlisted along with five other yachts in the category “Family Cruiser”. BAVARIA is proud to receive this nomination, which recognises the good work done by the yard and its partners to improve the new CRUISER range.
Testing for the European Yacht of the Year Award is going to take place in either Southampton or La Spezia this autumn. The winners will be announced at “boot 2014” in Düsseldorf.
7 June 2013
Proudly presenting the Cruiser 37 & Cruiser 41There’s been some big changes happening in the Bavaria factory in Germany. Last year Bavaria announced two new models the Cruiser 56 and Cruiser 33 which replaced previous models, the 55 and 32 respectively, and they have just released the first details of the next two sizes to be re-modelled. The 36 is to become the Cruiser 37 and the 40 the Cruiser 41.
Highlights for the Cruiser 37 include additional coachroof windows, large panorama windows, a new deck design and the largest bathing platform on the market. The new deck design creates a more spacious atmosphere and benefits from a longer foredeck. This means that the new Cruiser 37 can easily accommodate up to six. The generous cockpit area with cockpit table has seating for all crew members and still allows plenty of freedom of movement for manoeuvres. In addition, the new twin wheel steering enables easy access to the bathing platform, whilst still providing all-round visibility for the skipper. Additional highlights include the new wedge-shaped cockpit table with greater legroom and the optional drinks holders and detachable lamp.
Below deck the Cruiser 37 has plenty to shout about. The spacious saloon has a new storage concept for optimal organisation of life on board with multiple crew members. The new panorama windows allow plenty of light into the interior and together with the new coachroof windows help create a sense of greater spaciousness. The high-quality furnishings come in three different colours with a range of upholstery options.
In addition, the easy-care, high-quality fabric panels above and around the beds create a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
Thanks to its improved cabin design, the Cruiser 37 provides additional space in the forward cabin for a wider double bed and increased standing height in the aft cabin. Moreover, the whole interior has been adapted to fit the new design concept. There is also a greater amount of space in the galley for budding masterchefs. And the extended kitchen unit easily accepts a double sink and still provides plenty of storage area. Read more about the all new Cruiser 37.
Following hot on the heels of the 37 the Cruiser 41 is the Giebelstadt shipyard’s latest model from its new and completely overhauled collection. Key features include a new deck design, generous interior and much more besides. The Cruiser 41 delivers freedom, luxury and outstanding sailing performance for circumnavigators and sailing families alike.
The new, clean deck design features elegant lines and greater standing room in the forward cabin – all details that promote greater comfort and relaxation. At the stern, the roomy cockpit area has geometrically arranged seating areas, to ensure optimal comfort for all crew members. In addition, the twin wheel steering provides superb handling and all-round visibility for the skipper.
On deck, further intelligent design features include the flexible cockpit table with integrated and clearly-visible chart plotter, handrails and drinks holders to make every trip a pleasant affair.
Large, easily-accessible lockers and additional storage space under the cockpit floor also provide plenty of room for equipment.
Below deck, the Cruiser 41 is all about luxurious comfort and generous amounts of space. Her optimised hatches and the large side coachroof windows, which have already proved so popular on other Cruiser yachts, allow a maximum amount of light into the interior, making the living quarters even more comfortable. A further characteristic of the new Cruiser line are the rounded edges throughout the interior.
The new styling gives the interior a luxurious, yet modern feel whilst the new-layout gives generous and comfortable cabins to ensure optimal relaxation for the whole crew.
There are intelligent design solutions below deck too, such as the folding salon table or adjustable seating for dining with larger numbers, while the fixed chart table has additional shelf space and storage area to ensure that plotting next day’s course remains a comfortable affair.
The forward cabin now also features a larger bed for additional space and a more relaxing night’s sleep. Read more about the Cruiser 41 here.
10 March 2013
Welcome to the Vision 42Following the successful premiere of the VISION 46, BAVARIA presents the latest addition to the new VISION line. The new VISION 42, which benefits from the same features and innovations as its big sister, was premiered at the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes in September.
Bill Rutherford owner of Busfield Marine, thinks that the Vision 46 and this new model the Vision 42 set a new standard in the owner’s cruiser category, with a focus on high-end elegance, comfort and easy handling. “The new Vision Series offers features that were, until now, only seen on mega yachts,” he says, “Their unique cockpit design with offset companionway allows for a large port cockpit table that can be electrically lowered and converted to a day/lounging bed – truly versatile and stylish, and not yet seen in another production cruiser class.” The optional push button self tacking system makes single and short-handed sailing a pleasure. Additionally, Bavaria’s docking system employs drop-down bow and stern thrusters, coordinated with the main engine for complete control and accuracy in tight quarters.
Below deck, a generous lounge area affords additional comfort. Two comfortable cabins and intelligent interior organisation make the Vision 42 a luxury cruiser yacht. It has high-quality, functional furnishings throughout and can sleep up to six persons.
The Vision 42s many unique handling features and elegant interiors combine with Farr Yacht Design engineering for fast and comfortable passages. What is striking about this yacht is the attention to detail along with the premium build quality and finish found in all Bavaria Yachts. All combined, the Vision 42 is a stunning boat that is sure to draw attention wherever she drops her hook. She’s the perfect yacht for owners with high expectations. Read more
7 January 2013
Bavaria Vision 46 - Cruising World’s 2013 Boat of the YearCruising World magazine recently announced that the Vision 46 has earned the magazine’s 2013 Boat of the Year Award. The all new 46 caught the eye of the judges because it "more than met its stated objective (of being) the ultimate ‘couple’s’ cruiser, easy to sail and operate and possessing lavish appointments and accoutrements.” ‘It felt right’, said Alvah Simon.”Above and below deck, the Vision design was borne out of extensive rounds of interviews with hundreds of real cruising sailors, and its thoughtfulness shows in every detail. Add to this the performance of a Farr Yacht Design, German-engineering, high end Bavaria quality construction, plus fit and finish akin to custom-built vessels, all at an affordable price point, and it’s easy to see why one of Cruising World’s consumer “secret shoppers” raved, “This is a superb boat - my full-sized cruiser of the year.” Read More
20 December 2012
Christmas Bavaria Yachts NewsletterMerry Christmas to you and your family and friends. We hope you have a superb summer holiday and enjoy some great sailing with blue skies and fair winds. We also wish you a healthy & prosperous 2013. We already have two new Bavarias arriving next year – a 56 & 33 – so we know it’s going to be a good year for us. We hope it’s the same for you. Here is our Christmas Newsletter, just keeping you up-dated with what’s been happening with Bavaria Yachts both here and internationally. read it here
2 October 2012
BAVARIA announces new flagshipBAVARIA is delighted to announce its latest and largest yacht. With the CRUISER 56, BAVARIA presents a new top model that will replace the CRUISER 55 in future. The new 17-meter flagship of the BAVARIA portfolio has an innovative design and delivers optimal sailing characteristics.
Its newly designed hull has extra wide beds in the aft cabins that ensure comfortable sleeping accommodation for the whole crew. The new design also delivers optimal sailing characteristics, while for her size, the CRUISER 56 is amazingly easy to handle.
The reconfigurable cockpit has plenty of space around its two steering wheels – the long seat banks and easily accessible lines mean that the CRUISER 56 can also be steered comfortably while sitting. Intelligent design solutions and reconfiguration systems plus numerous layout and design options allow her to be adapted for all purposes and to suit owners’ individual tastes.
30 August 2012
Latest Bavaria Yachts NewsletterWell, summer feels like it’s on its way so we thought that we would bring you up to speed with regards to what’s new in the world of Bavaria Yachts as well as in Busfield Marine Brokers. The Auckland on The Water Boat Show is also fast approaching at the end of September and we’re planning another Bavaria Owners Evening in October. So do check out our latest newsletter ... read more here
20 August 2012
It's boat show time of the year again and the NZ Marine Industry Association is promising a bigger and better show than ever before with a new name, new branding and new dates. The Auckland On the Water Boat Show prides itself on exhibitions featuring the boats and equipment and the passionate, expert people from the leading edge of NZ's marine industry - making the show a must-see for anyone interested in marine recreation, or a day out to enjoy the sights, sounds & spectacle of the show. Busfield Marine will be there on the dock in front of the VEC, marina site 14, with the new Cruiser 32 and 36 on display as well as information on the whole range of Bavaria Yachts, plus our second hand boat listings. We look forward to seeing you there.
Bavaria Cruiser 45 wins coveted award
US Sail Magazine thinks our Cruiser 45 is the best. Here’s part of what they say ....
"The twin rudders on this beamy cruiser ensure excellent helm control even when hard on the wind at an aggressive angle of heel. The wide transom incorporates an enormous flip-down swim platform that is raised and lowered with an electric motor and will undoubtedly make you the envy of the anchorage." For the full review and more details on the Bavaria Cruiser 45 read here
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19 July 2012
VISION 46 nominated as European Yacht of the Year 2012/13
The Vision 46 has been nominated in the category “Family Cruiser” for the “European Yacht of the Year Award”. The yacht now competes against four other sailing boats for the title “European Yacht of the Year 2012/13” which will be announced at Dusseldorf “Boot” show in January next year. We've all got our fingers crossed! Read More
17 July 2012
Bavaria Cruiser 33 release
Bavaria has announced that the release of the all new Cruiser 33 to replace the Cruiser 32 will be premiered at the HISWA Boat show in Amsterdam in September. A stunning new look with panoramic side windows - impressive with its elegance and sportiness. And available landed here in New Zealand for an amazing $183,000 with the factory & Kiwi packs loaded on and GST & duty paid (subject to exchange rate fluctuations). Read More or Contact Us for further details
07 July 2012
Second VISION model ready this spring
After its successful premiere at the boot trade fair in Dusseldorf at the start of the year, the VISION 46 has received an extremely positive response from both customers and the press. The next model in the new luxury sailing yacht collection is now under development. The new VISION 42 benefits from the same features and innovations as its big sister and will be available from this spring.
Both yachts from the high-end luxury line have an emphasis on comfort and design. In particular, the integrated lounge area in the cockpit and the generous amounts of space in the cabins make the new VISION 42 a luxury cruiser yacht with extra comfort for longer trips. BAVARIA’s latest model is the perfect yacht for owners with high expectations.
Innovative features such as the new Dock and Trim Control, which was designed especially for BAVARIA, ensure that the VISION 42 has easy handling and great performance – whether sailing alone or with a larger crew.
The VISION line from BAVARIA Yachtbau GmbH is a new luxury sailing yacht collection. It is the unique result of a Europe-wide series of workshops which involved customers in its development right from the outset. The VISION line was designed based on owners’ conceptions of their own dream yacht. Incredibly well priced starting at only $330,000 landed here in New Zealand. Price subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Contact us should you like further details about the stunning new VISION 42
25 June 2012
Latest Bavaria Owners' newsletter
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