Bavaria has been promising something big and, sure enough, the C57 is Bavaria’s largest yacht yet. As you can see from our first look videos, the length, 57ft, is comparatively modest by production yard standards today, but this is a particularly large yacht for its size – 88sq m of living space is the largest in class says Bavaria. And it is expected to be the start of bigger yachts to come.
Bavaria has a relatively new management team in place and has changed its preferred yacht designers, introducing a modular build technique and vacuum infusion to save weight (and the environment). ORC racer cruiser specialist Cossutti Yacht Design was commissioned to do the lines of the C57 with the interior design and engineering by Pulse Yacht Design.
Cossutti predicts this twin-rudder design flying 136m2 of upwind sail area and sporting a generous 232sq m gennaker will have better performance than the 55 in all conditions and points of sail, especially light winds. Pulse’s chief engineer Leo Curin reports that the use of vacuum infusion for the hull and deck, together with longitudinal stringers and bulkhead receivers, means that a lot more structural stiffness has been built in. This has also allowed Bavaria to build blocks of furniture, entire cabins even, outside of the hulls.
Bavaria’s take on the ever-increasing popularity of the Expedition Cruiser is the new E40. It is available as either a sedan or with flying bridge but for a 40-footer, it comes with something quite special indeed. A green heart. Hybrid power is available for this single engined, shaft driven, semi-displacement vessel, as well as three levels of Diesel power.
Bavaria states that the E in the name stands for Economic, Ecologic, Exploring, Efficient and Emotional. However, quite possibly, it really means extra. On the E40 There is space a plenty, natural light everywhere and a real connection to all that is happening on board and in your general environment too.
So if space is standard, with three cabins and two heads, with showers on board, and the massive saloon, along with the aft deck and swim platform, then the E40 Fly adds even more.
Bavaria Yachtbau’s Business Development Manager, Luca Meffle, commented, “It’s pretty uncommon for a 40-footer to have all this space. It is the result of the efforts of our new product manager for powerboats, Fabio Marcellino. He joined us 18 months ago after 15 years with the Ferretti Group, so he is well and truly an industry icon.”
“In addition to Hybrid power for lakes or natural reserves, you can have options like air conditioning, genset, heating and so on, but uniquely in a vessel like this, you have a proper engine room with a door, so you can walk in and work and maintain on all your engine, batteries, charger, fuses, and so on. Everything is in one compartment, which is in between the aft cabins.”
Now if one of the ‘E’s is efficiency, then it is quite possibly best demonstrated by the hull form that is designed to glide effortlessly through the water in both full and semi-displacement modes. Yet the efficiency also stems from the production process, where vacuum infusion ensures not only complete resin coverage throughout the construction, without any excess, but also the lightest possible mass overall, and importantly, maximum strength.
Both the Bavaria E40 Sedan and Fly have the company’s renowned German engineering, attention to detail and supreme craftsmanship. The generous, innovative interior design and uncompromising comfort are unmistakable and are there to ensure that you achieve the most out of your boating. Two or three cabin versions with two heads are available, as well as all the mod cons like electric sliding panels, genset and aircon. As with the saloon, light and airy remains the consistent theme in the all timber cabins.
This craft will certainly set a new standard on its arrival into Australia and is sure to make any prospective buyer take note of it’s marvelous blend of contemporary style, desire to be environmentally aware and offer exceptional entertainment for all. Quite possibly that will become the starring ‘E’ in the whole equation. We do look forward to finding out for ourselves very soon, indeed.
To investigate the right Bavaria E 40 for you please contact Brendon Symons at Ensign Brokers on +61 7 5444 3055 for full specifications and pricing.