Bavaria 44 - three cabin version - the complete cruiser!
A top boat, very well presented and at a very good price, really well prepared for coastal and offshore cruising and club racing, with a very easily handled rig. A very comfortable yacht with a long list of essential offshore equipment, she’s not too far off Cat 1. The yacht has a moderate-displacement hull (9600kg on a waterline length of 1.45m) with the Standard 1.65m iron keel, which has a reverse profile – maximum chord is at the bottom – to support the substantial bulb. The rudder is very deep, almost as deep as the 1.65m keel.
The boat features a large cockpit and clear decks – she’s easy to walk around. Twin spreader nine-tenths rig (the forestay attaches to the mast well below the masthead) with single lowers. The chainplates are tied to the keel structure by stainless steel rods, which are visible in the outboard areas of the saloon. The No.1 genoa has a substantial overlap, but great for effortless and short handed sailing.
The three-cabin set-up has a master stateroom in the bow, and two double cabins aft. Galley is arranged in linear fashion down the port side. The work surface extends full-length, including a cover over the stove, which hides the cook top when not in use. The surface itself is Corian.
The two mirror-image double cabins aft have plenty of shelving, hanging space and lockers, with opening hatches mounted in the front faces of the cockpit seats to provide ventilation.
210 L (Fuel consumption – economy (6/7 knots) approx. 5-6 l/hr
At this rate – max 33-40 hrs motoring 220-240 Naut miles)
3 blade Volvo folding
60amp hour alternator for start battery
120 amp hour alternator for house batteries
Start Battery – 100 a.h. New Oct 2017
House Batteries – 580 a.h. (3x193ah) new July 19
House battery size – 43x18x24 LxWxH
Starter Battery – New late 2017
Bow thruster battery – New July 2019
Battery Charger – 40 amp for shore power
Shore power lead 230V safety compliant certified for marina use (not current)
2000W Vectra Inverter, Electric WOF
2 solar panels on arch with regulator MPP350 – Voltronic from AA Solar fitted allowing for upgrade of panels.
Television/DVD and aerial
Stereo – radio/C.D. (blue tooth) player with cabin speakers and 2 waterproof speakers in cockpit.
2 water tanks – total capacity 360 litres
Hot water from Cylinder Heated via engine heat exchanger or from shore power.
6 x 3 cabins
x 2, 1 x holding tank
x 3 (1 cockpit)
12 volt top opening fridge
Water filter under galley sinks (new filter 11/11/18)
Stainless steel 2 burner gas cooktop and oven with automatic gas detector and gas cut off in galley
Galley equipment – pots, crockery, cutlery, assorted glasses
Formica top cover for galley sink
2 x gas bottles
VHF – remote in cockpit
Navigation and Electronics
Simrad GPS and plotter and radar at the chart table – currently not working.
Garmin chartplotter in cockpit with New Zealand and Australia maps installed.
Raymarine Chart plotter– (Es 9 inch) with NZ chart, connected to wind/debt/speed
Sails and Rig
Selden Roller furling mainsail - (Selden) Roller furling headsail. Staysail for inner forestay. Selden mast and boom
Running backstays Inner forestay and turnbuckle Jib pole and Kite Pole
Jib and Main (Elvstrom)
2 Harken self tailing sheet winches with covers
1 Harken self tailing winch for furling headsail with cover
2 Harken self tailing halyard winches on cabin top
Ground Tackle and anchors
Main anchor - 33kg Delta with 50 m of 10mm chain and anchor snubber – galvanised late 2019
2nd anchor – 24kg CQR with 2m of 10mm chain
3rd anchor – 16kg Danforth with 2 m of 10mm chain and anchor warp
Lofrans anchor winch
Liferaft (4 persons) – last tested (2018)
4 life jackets
1 automatic float switch electric bilge pump
1 manual bilge pump in cockpit. Both bilge pumps discharge overboard
All below waterline skin fittings and gate valves replaced 2015
3 Fire extinguishers + 2 new dated Oct18
Flares – EPIRB (registered) and electronic flare.
Webasto diesel heater
Operating manuals for electronics and outboard etc including boat wiring diagram
2 compasses in cockpit
Assortment of spare rope, kite sheets, mooring ropes.
12v vacuum cleaner
2.7 Maxxon RIB dinghy with oars and pump
2 H.P Yamaha outboard
Lifting purchase for dinghy
Dinghy davits on stern