Bavaria C45 – Feel the C

Bavaria Yachts will be using boot Düsseldorf (20 to 28 January) to launch a number of world premieres. Among them the new Bavaria C45. A 13.98-metre-long sailing yacht with superyacht character and a wide range of features usually only found in much bigger yachts. A BBQ grill with wet bar in the cockpit, space for the dinghy in the stern and, along with the classic 3 and 4 cabin version, the option for a 5-cabin version are just three of a long list of innovative new features for this size boat.

With the design of the Bavaria c45, Bavaria Yachts is offering a brand new approach to sailing yachts of around 45 foot. In silhouette the C45 looks like a superyacht thanks to the extended hull with its three large windows, and the slim line appearance of the structure created by the long band of windows. The C45 doesn’t lag behind the superyachts when it comes to styling details either. All the hatches that are part of the clever lighting and ventilation concept are flush on the deck. The deck and structure are all level areas without steps or edges, just like on an actual superyacht.

In the cockpit, a clear separation is made between relaxation and the joy of sailing. Anyone wanting to enjoy some sunbathing can do this in the large cockpit. Along with its two large reclining areas, this is also the best place to enjoy lunch at the two large tables or to enjoy a BBQ from the grill right at the stern.

The Bavaria C45 is trimmed and steered from the two helmstations at the rear of the cockpit. The sails are set by the four windlasses situated right next to the two wheels and can be trimmed easily and precisely. From the two steering columns, the helmsman has the perfect overview of the sails, all navigational instruments and, of course, the C45 itself.

As a world first on a 45-foot sailing yacht, there’s space for the dinghy in the stern. At a touch, the dinghy disappears over the bathing platform into the stern ready for sailing. As a result, it doesn’t impact space in the forecastle. If a dinghy isn’t required, then the dinghy garage is the perfect stowage for diving gear and other water toys.

Styling and design are by Cossutti Yacht Design in Italy. Maurizio Cossutti and his partner Allessandro Ganz have poured their collective experience gained from regatta and cruising yachts into the new Bavaria C45. That means that the C45 can boast an unbelievably good sailing performance and an enormous speed potential from the moment it leaves the shipyard. The C45 jumps at the lightest breath of wind and can be sailed reliably and fast even under harsh conditions.

The self-tacking jib guarantees quick and precise turns. A large gennaker, which can be easily set and retrieved by a furler, ensures fast sailing with following winds. At the wheel, the helmsman can feel the boat’s performance thanks to the perfectly balanced rudder blade which obeys every rudder movement perfectly, both under sail and when manoeuvring in port.

The concept of design lines that was introduced in the Bavaria C57, has been expanded for the C45 to include a sporty variant. With everything you need, both inside and out.

Standard equipment means that everything a skipper and his crew need is already on board and included in the basic price. From the anchor windlass, to the sails, right through to the navigation instruments. The Bavaria C45 style is impressive with its exquisite woods and highest quality materials in all the details on board. She has everything you need for fast sailing without compromise.

The options offered by the layout below deck include the classic 3-cabin version, which has an owner’s cabin that is extremely generous for its class and boasts a bath and shower in the bow, and the two equally generous guest cabins in the stern, the C45 can also be ordered in a 4-cabin version. Two spacious cabins in the bow, which have their own bathroom and a separate shower in the saloon, provide perfect luxury for eight people on the 13,98-metre-long C45. And in a revolutionary step for 45-foot sailing yachts, the Bavaria C45 can also have a fifth cabin with two bunk beds, if required.

All the cabin versions have the same bright and airy saloon with space for large crews to sit down to a big dinner at the U-shaped table on the port side, and for relaxing on the lounge sofa on the starboard side. Food is prepared and cooked and drinks are mixed in the L-shaped galley. Numerous stowage compartments and especially the large fridges provide ample space for provision.

On the BAVARIA C45, the navigation and the onboard electronic system on the large displays are visible at all times, and what’s more they can also be accessed quickly and easily. Digital switching is the buzzword and was developed by the electronics manufacturers B&G and Naviop in collaboration with the development team at Bavaria. All equipment and electrical circuits on board can be controlled and monitored via a touch panel. The fill levels for the fuel, water and waste water tanks and the charge level of the batteries are checked by tapping on the display. And all of this comes as standard. in the BAVARIA C45. It could hardly be more innovative.

The deck and the hull of the Bavaria C45 are built in a technically sophisticated and state-of-the-art vacuum infusion process. This guarantees that the hulls are extremely sturdy with less weight. The engineers from Bavaria Yachts have refined this process for series production yachts and have christened it Vacutec. Since 2016 all new developments at Bavaria Yachts are built using this process

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