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2005 Bavaria Cruiser 42

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

Our first look at the Bavaria 42 at the dock confirms those impressions. It has a high freeboard and it's a sturdy-looking boat, with a wide beam and a beautiful finish. Lines on this boat are sleek and there's no doubt when you look at it that this is a cruising-class vessel. We were also immediately impressed by the detail and quality glasswork. This Boat is considered to be great value for the money.

The Bavaria 42 in-mast furling system makes sailing very easy. The visibility you have on this boat is impressive while the added benefit of twin helms provides comfortable steering positions no matter what the conditions.

Looking at the boat you can sense its solid construction and robust design. The boat, like all Bavaria models, features Kevlar in the bow sections for increased impact resistance. Bavaria has used foam core in the hull and deck to reduce weight above the waterline. They rely on a flange joint system to join the deck and hull for additional strength and a fully integrated grid system is laminated to the hull for more strength.

The deck is well-designed and clean, boasting Rutgerson deck hardware and Genoa cars. Lines lead back to the cockpit and allow for easy sailing and control. Standard Lewmar winches and hatches are adequate. What also struck us was the effective use of large skylights for a super bright cabin and numerous ports to allow cross ventilation. Standard roller blinds graced every skylight and there were curtains for the ports.

The below decks were bright and the solid wood and mahogany interior finish complemented each other nicely. Headroom was a pleasure - between 2 and 2.1 mt. Typical of what we call the new European standard were the well-fitting "crafted" doors and cabinets. There were also numerous storage lockers. Three cabins provide ample berths and the boat features two large well-appointed heads, the aft one containing a shower.

The large and functional galley includes two 12-Volt fridges, a double sink, and gimballed propane stove. And the salon could easily seat six, making a three-couple-cruise a breeze.

A separate navigation station is neatly tucked in the main cabin with the flexibility to easily add further navigation instruments. A Raymarine instrumentation package that includes their ST60 (speed/depth/and log), as well as the trusty old Windex, comes standard. VHF at the navigation station and above deck is also included.

The boat is for sale from the first owner. All of the maintenance has been done regularly by our company for 16 years. We can provide a full-service report upon the request of serious potential buyers. A standing rig report of the boat is available. The boat has an Australian flag and EU VAT is not paid.

The boat demonstrations will be made during the working hours of the week. The boat is berthed at Marmaris Yacht Marina. Appointments are needed to see the boat.


  • Manufacturer: Bavaria Yachts

  • Model: Bavaria 42 Cruiser

  • Designers: J&J Design

  • Built: 2005

  • Flag: Palau

  • Hull Type: Fin w/bulb & spade rudder

  • LOA: 12.99 m

  • LWL: 11.40 m

  • S.A. (reported): 85.47 m²

  • Beam: 3.99 m

  • Displacement: 9,200 kg

  • Ballast: 3,000 kg

  • Max Draft: 1.80 m

  • Construction: FG

  • Engine: Volvo Penta

  • Model: D2-55

  • Engine working hours: 1750

  • Transmission: Sail Drive

  • Type: Diesel

  • Fuel: 208 L

  • Bow thruster

  • 2XWater tanks: Total 360 lt.

  • 2XHolding tanks: Total 120 lt.

  • 3X140 ah Service batteries (Total:420 ah) - NEW

  • 1X140 ah Engine&Bow thruster battery - NEW

  • 3XDouble cabin (Owner version)

  • 2XHead&Shower

  • 1XBattery charger

  • 1XInverter

  • 1XShore power inlet

  • 1XShore power cable

  • 1XDiesel heater with 3 ventilation outlets in every cabin

  • 6XRaymarine instruments with repeaters

  • 1XRaymarine Radar

  • 1XRaymarine autopilot

  • 1XRaymarine chartplotter

  • 1XRaymarine VHF

  • 2XCompass

  • 1XNavigation table

  • 1XRadio&Dvd Player

  • 2XCockpit speakers

  • 2XSaloon speakers

  • 1X60Watt Solar for engine battery

  • 1XElectrical bilge pump

  • 1XManual bilge pump

  • 1XBoiler 40 lt

  • 1XOven with two burner

  • 2X12V Refrigerator

  • Pressured freshwater system

  • Teak cockpit

  • 1XTeak cockpit table

  • Cockpit shower

  • Swim platform

  • Swim ladder

  • 2XGangway

  • 1XOutboard engine bracket on pushpit

  • 1X4hp outboard engine

  • 1X2.5 mt dingy – NEW

  • 1XLiferaft for 6 people

  • 1XSprayhood

  • 1XBimini

  • Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop

  • 1XIn-mast Main Sail (one-year-old)

  • 1XFurling Genoa Sail (two years old)

  • 1XAsymetric Spinnaker (slightly used)

  • 1XSelden Mast with boom and rod kicker

  • 1XSelden spinnaker boom

  • 2XLewmar roof coach winches

  • 2XLewmar Genoa sheets

  • 1XLifebuoy

  • 1X12Vdc Lofrans windlass

  • 1X70 mt inox chain

  • 1X25 kg Delta Anchor

  • 1XSearchlight

  • Flares

  • Kitchen goodies

  • Mooring ropes

  • Fenders

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