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2004 Bavaria 38 Cruiser

Lefkas, Greece


Bavaria 38 Cruiser first supplied Jan 2005. Popular cruising yacht, fin keel, wheel steering, very well equipped for liveaboard sailing. Accom for 6 in 3 double cabins, single heads, holding tank. Powered by 29hp Volvo, mainsail 2021, predominantly Raymarine nav gear, solar panels. Privately owned never chartered – VAT paid £59,500

Owners will be sailing locally in the Ionian from 10-20th September before laying up for winter. Sale/Purchase can take place after this.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Bavaria
Model: 38 Cruiser
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Bavaria Yachts
Designer: Bavaria
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Waterline Length: 33 ft / 10.06 m
Beam: 13 ft / 3.96 m
Max Draft: 6 ft / 1.83 m
Min Draft: 6 ft / 1.83 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: MD 2030
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 29hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 3,500


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


Built by Bavaria Yachts, Germany (ordered 2004 first supplied January 2005)
GRP Hull deck & structure (white)
Hull coated with ‘Copper Coat’ antifoul (applied 2019)
Aft cockpit cruiser
Teak trim in cockpit and stern
Wheel steering
Fin keel
Blade rudder

LOA:      40’3 (12.2m)
LWL:      33’6 (10.2m)
Beam:     12’7 (3.8m)
Draft:       6’0  (1.8m)
Displacement: 8,533kg


Volvo MD 2030 29hp (original)
Approx engine hours 3,500
Annual Service by yard
Sail drive (sela last change 2026)
Reverse reduction saildrive 120S-D
3 bladed fixed prop

(Vessel previously owned by marine engineer.
Current owner, annual service, engine, sails etc., by professionals.
Use for 3 months/year by current owner, dry docked in between)


12/220v systems – Shoe power
Charging by - Engine, Solar Panels, 240v shore power
2 x 140a/h domestic batteries (2018)
1 x domestic battery 55 a/h (2018)
USB charging points in cabins, LED lighting in 70% of lamps
Solar panels


Fuel:      1 x 150 ltr plastic tank
Water:    2 x 150 ltr plastic tanks (total 300 ltrs)
Holding: 1 x 80 ltr plastic tank

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged
Aluminium spars & mast
S/S standing rigging – inspected by local riggers Waypoint each year (believed to be original)

Mainsail – Slab reefing, white (2021)
Lazy bag stack system
Roller furling genoa (furlex), white with blue UV strip (age unknown)
Cruising chute and spare reconditioned main sail
Spinnaker pole

2 x Lewmar genoa winches 40 spd
2 x Lewmar main winches 44 spd


Accom for 6 in 3 double cabins
Single heads with shower
U-shaped saloon seating to stbd
Linear galley to port
Nav station to stbd
Standard Bavaria joinery
Forepeak mattress renewed 2020 (fitted bedding)
Saloon upholstery (blue) replaced 2018


Eno Cooker – 2 burner hob
Oven & grill
Double S/S sink
Portable mains space heater
Copious items typical of owner’s ‘live aboard’ vessel i.e. table mats, coffee pots cooling fans, mosquito nets for ports etc.


Lofrans Cayman 88 -Electric anchor windlass 1000w
16kg Kobra anchor with 75m 8mm chain
2nd Fortress (alloy) kedge anchor mounted in s/s box with chain & tape reel
Sprayhood - Renewed 2019, includes infill to Bimini
Bimini renewed 2019
Full fitted cockpit cushions
Stern arch holding solar panels
Centra Nav pod to helm/wheel
8+ warps
12 fenders
Folding passerelle with hand rail
Swim ladder 2022
Deck shower
Fishing rod holders
Guard rails replaced 2018
Boat hook


Raymarine 300 GPS
Raymarine ST60 – Wind/Speed/Depth
Autopilot – Raymarine smart pilot 600 (plus display)
Raymarine 54E VHF DSC
Navtex (installed but not working)


Excel tender
2.5hp Mercury outboard
Last service 2022 (not used since service)


8 life jackets (service required)
3 x fire extinguishers
Electric & manual bilge pumps
Life buoy
Jack stays
Radar reflector
Emergency tiller
Fire blanket
All of the safety equipment items require service

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.


Purchased in UK by original owner and sailed to Greece.
Used only by that owner.
On transfer to current owner 2015, used for maximum of 3 months/year by owner/skipper.
Never chartered or commercially exploited.
Cruising area Greek waters.
Vessel kept in Aktio Marina out of water when not in use.

Last structural survey on purchase in 2015

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

Current British SSR Registration
Copy Brexit letter confirming vessel in EU on Brexit.
Copy - Bill of Sale to current owners (2015) only 2nd owners since new.
Copy - Statement/Invoice confirming UK VAT paid on supply (2005)
Copy - New Yacht Purchase Contract - Opal Marine UK (Jan 2005)
Copy - Builders Certificate (23rd Nov 2004)
Ce Plate on board.

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Additional Contact Information
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