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Bavaria 40
Bare Boats Cruising
The Aegean And
Eastern Mediterranean

Cruising Aegean

Pleasing lines define this popular mid-range yacht cruising the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.
A roomy cockpit and judicious positioning of winches facilitate ready control of mast and sail shape without over-complicating things for the charter crew. With twin helms, the Bavaria 40 proves to be surprisingly light, sharp, and responsive. Among easy handling and extraordinary sailing pleasure, comfort does not get shortchanged: the three-cabin plan includes ample below-deck space and
generous stowage within attractive furnishings.

Cruising Eastern Mediterranean

Technical Specifications:

Length: 40.5 ft
Beam: 13.1 ft
Draft: 6.2 ft
Sail Area: 910 sq ft
Engine: 38 hp Volvo Penta
Displacement: 18,700 lbs
Water Tanks: 95 gal
Fuel Tank: 55 gal


Furling Headsail, Furling Main
Bimini Top
Electric Windlass
VHF Radio, CD Stereo Music System
Fully Equipped Galley
12v Refrigeration
Dingy w/Outboard

Cruising Eastern Mediterranean

Cruising Eastern Mediterranean

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Cruising Eastern Mediterranean

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