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2010 Bavaria 40 Cruiser

Lefkas, Greece


Bavaria 40 Cruiser built 2010. Probably one of the best maintained and equipped cruising yachts you will find on the market today. Volvo engine (2014) under 500hrs, heating, solar charging, holding tanks. Inmast furling main, Elvstrom sails. Accom for 6 in 3 double cabins, 2 heads. Comprehensive Raymarine Nav gear. Full safety equipment. She has been invested in and upgraded throughout this ownership. Privately owned and never chartered. EU tax paid status £89,500

Basic Boat Info

Price: £89,500
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Bavaria
Model: 40 Cruiser
Year: 2010
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Bavaria Yachts
Designer: Bavaria
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40'8 ft / 12.40 m
Waterline Length: 36'7 ft / 11.15 m
Beam: 13'1 ft / 3.99 m
Max Draft: 6'7 ft / 2.01 m
Single Berths: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D2-40
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 38hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 2014
  • Engine Hours: 495
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


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


GRP hull, deck and structure.
Fin keel (cast iron)
Teak laid cockpit and stern platform
Rudder bearings replaced in 2017

Two steering positions with a Raymarine C90W chartplotter positioned on a Scanstrut adjustable bracket
located between the two. Two Raymarine displays provide navigation and performance data as well as autopilot
controls. Engine control are adjacent to the starboard wheel.


Volvo-Penta D2-40 38hp, with Sail drive
Volvo 3 bladed prop
Engine, new in 2014, less than 495 hours on the clock.
The original engine was replaced free of charge by Volvo-Penta because of a manufacturing fault.

Engine spares
Fan belt 2 x filters Impeller
Sail drive anode
Spare coolant and engine oil


2 x Power cables with Type ‘C’ connectors (one 15m approx., the other 25m approx.) Various adapters
1 x 63 amp to 16 amp adapter
2 x 32 amp to 16 amp adapter
2 x 16 amp to 13 amp adapter
2 x 13 amp to 16 amp adapter
1 x 13 amp extension cable Various ‘C’ type plugs
Twin‐tub adapter (for aft deck use)

2 x 120 watt solar panels
Tracer MPPT controller
Tracer MT50 monitor display
Smartgauge battery monitor
Victron 350watt inverter
2 x 130 Amp/hour batteries
1 x 88 amp/hour start battery

Power Supplies
There are mains sockets throughout the boat for use when connected to a shore supply. In addition there is an inverter
which provides 350 watts of 50Hz mains power when a shore supply is not available. The boat uses 12v DC for most
of its systems with an outlet in the cockpit which is useful for lighting when at anchor or for a searchlight. USB
sockets on the control panel are useful for charging mobile phones, computers, etc. The high intensity anchor light
fitted to the post on the stern is automatic, switching on at dusk and off at dawn.

Solar panels
High output solar panels were installed in 2015. A copy of the wiring diagram is attached. Have proved exceptionally efficient making the boat virtually shore-power independent. The solar panel controller is of the advanced Tracer MTPP type. A high-tech battery monitor (Smart gauge) was installed at the same time and this gives an accurate indication of battery charge percentage.


Fuel:      250 litres of diesel.
Water:    2 tanks, extra water tank added: forward tank 120 litres aft tank 250 litres.
Holding: 2 tanks, high density plastic

Seacocks - High-tech NZ ‘plastic’, holding tank seacocks installed 2018
1 x high pressure deck wash hose with‘gun’1 x spare WC Jabsco pump (new)
Jabsco - assorted spares
1 x Hose on drum with connecting hose 1 x flat hose
1 x box assorted water connectors and adapters 2 x buckets (black and blue)

Hot and cold water are plumbed into both heads and the stern deck shower.
The calorifier is powered from the engine and shore supply.

Rig and Sails

Furling headsail and mainsail with all lines leading back to the cockpit making handling safe and convenient.
Lightly used.
Standing rigging original
Sails: Elvstrom furling gib (original)
Elvstrom inmast furling main sail (original)

4 winches – two are for the jib sheets while two more serve a variety of purposes through the two sets of clutches.


Comprises of a double forward cabin with ensuite heads (WC, shower, basin).
There are two double aft cabins and a separate heads (WC, shower,basin).
Spacious saloon seats six comfortably, eight in ‘cosy’ mode.
Ample storage in cupboards and under seats.

Practical ‘linear’ galley with deep fridge, double sinks and gas cooker.

The chart table is spacious and the area houses many of the ship’s instruments.


Twin‐tub washing machine (240v)
Webasto Heater (diesel) ducted hot air unit provides either hot or cool air.
Ice maker (240v)
Microwave (240v)
Electric toaster (240v)
Electric kettle (240v)
Iron (240v)
Vacuum cleaner (240v)
Dust Buster (battery)
Table top ironing board
Various clothes pegs, small and large Melamine fruit bowl
Melanine salad bowl with servers Melamine crisp bowl
4 x china cereal bowls 6 x china dinner plates 1 x teapot
6 x china side plates 6 x chine pasta bowls 1 x cafetiere
1 x wine carafe
6 x plastic ‘champagne’ glasses 6 x wine glasses
8 x china mugs
5 x glass tumblers 5 x highball glasses 6 x plastic ‘glasses’ 4 x ‘nibbles’ bowls 4 x cork place mats
Numerous plastic storage containers
Utensils: grater, serving spoons, kitchen knives, various scissors, chopping board, cherry stoner.
Cutlery: 6 x forks, 6 x steak knives, 6 x dessert spoons, 4 x dinner knives
4 x oven trays
1x rectangular ‘Boaty’ frying pan 1 x small frying pan
2x saucepans with lids 1 x milk pan
1 x casserole dish with lid 1 x sieve
1x colander Oven gloves 7 x tea towels
Various coat hangers First Aid kit
Grab bag
2x inflatable deck back rests 2 x cockpit tablecloths
1 x shopping trolley

Reeds Almanac
Ionian Cruising Companion (Bird)
Adriatic Pilot (Dynah‐Thompson)
Greek Waters Pilot (Heikell)
Knots, Splices and Ropework handbook First Aid Manual
Reeds Maritime Flag Book
Various Ionian/Adriatic travel guides

Red ensign Greek ensign Yellow ‘Q’ Flag
Volvo Penta pendant French courtesy ensign

2 x duvet covers 1 x 4.5 Tog duvets
4 x pillows
4 x pillowcases
3 x small saloon cushions (striped)
3 x large saloon cushions (blue with white spots) 2 x beach towels


Rocna 20kg anchor with 65m chain 20m rope
Brittany ‘kedge’ anchor
Electric windlass and handheld control (chain deployed readout)
Sea water power washer is fitted on the starboard side
2 x radio remotes for windlass
3 x winch handles
2 x zipped side screens for bimini
1 x zipped rear screen for bimini 2 x jackstays
4 x floating cockpit cushions (CJ Marine)
1 x Bluetooth loudspeaker (battery powered)
1 x Rat traps (new - unused)
Fishing rod
Various fishing lines Compressed air foghorn
2 x gas cylinders (one installed in gas locker, the other spare)
Warps etc.
2 x main mooring lines (blue braided – 10m with spliced loop)
2 x secondary mooring lines (blue – 20m with spliced loop)
2 x secondary mooring lines (white – 8m) 3 x 7m mooring lines (blue)
1 x 17m mooring line (white) 2 x anchor/mooring snubbers
Various assorted lengths of ‘useful’ rope and cord
All hatches have custom-made covers which protect them from UV and prevent crazing.

General Equipment
8 x Cylinder fenders
2 x Ball fenders
1 x Bow fender
1 x fender step

Bo’sun’s seat Bo’sun’s splicing fid
Various whipping waxed threads and tapes Various Velcro cable ties
Various cleats, blocks and shackles 5l fuel can (red -­‐ 2-­‐stroke)
20l diesel can (yellow)
1 x leadline
1 x orange anchor float
1 x spare gas bottle and carry bag Latex gloves
Sail track lube, 3 in 1 oil, WD40, Araldite, Superglue Various cleaning materials
Engine oil pump 2 x funnels Anchor ball Motoring cone Radar Reflector Emergency tiller
Set of wooden plugs


Raymarine nav gear:
C90W Chartplotter with Navionics card VHF DSC Radio
Cockpit VHF full remote mic and cockpit LS Digital Radar
VHF Radio remote is available in the cockpit, with LS, which gives full remote control of the main radio which is located at the chart table.
2 x MFD (chart table and cockpit) Autopilot
AIS transponder (Tx/Rx) EPIRB
Navtex receiver Nereus Gas alarm Solar panels MPPT Controller
Smart gauge battery monitor
Automatic anchor light (on at dusk, off at dawn)
ST70 Depth/Wind

Charts and Plotting
Navionics digital card -­‐ Europe (for Chartplotter) Imray – G11: Northern Ionian
Imray – G121: Southern Ionian Islands
Imray – G12: South Ionian Islands
Imray – G13: Gulfs of Patras & Corinth
Imray – G15: Southern Peloponnese
Imray – G16: Western Peloponnese Portland Plotter
1 x 600mm ruler


Zodiac tender 2.65m
3.3hp mariner outboard


Seago 4-man liferaft located on the coachroof.
Ocean Signal EPIRB
AIS Transponder (Tx/Rx) with separate antenna
ICS Nav6 Navtex
Neureus gas alarm
VHF DSC radio,
Fire extinguishers, dan buoy, life jackets, horseshoe buoy, corkscrew.

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.

Owners Comments

We bought her in 2011 from the UK’s main Bavaria dealer, Clipper Marine on the Hamble. She was the high
spec Bavaria Cruiser 40 show boat at the 2010 Southampton Boat Show and as such she came with lots of extras.
These included in-mast mainsail, electric windlass, warm air Webasto heater, upgraded navionics, the upgraded
cockpit table, a galley microwave, extra water tank, additional domestic battery, Bimini and jackstays.

She’s been a good boat to own; safe, comfortable, easy to manoeuvre and good to sail. She is easily handled by two
people as all the lines come back to the cockpit. We reckon to achieve around half the wind speed except in very light,
or very strong, winds. She behaves well going astern – a real bonus with stern-­‐to mooring in the Mediterranean.

Sails well and is a very safe and comfortable boat. She is also very dry – we leave clothes on board from one
season to the next without any condensation or mildew problems.

The manually operated lowering transom makes an ideal swim platform and is perfect for dinghy access.

We have tended to spend the summer months on board (May to September/October. August in the UK) and she
makes a very comfortable home afloat. We use the forward cabin as the master suit and allocate the after cabins for
guests, although the starboard aft cabin tends, like on so many boats, to be used for storage. Having two heads
means guests can have their own facilities and Breeze has suited non sailor guests as well as old sea dogs.

We have had a programme of continual upgrades and since new we have added many extras such as solar panels, AIS,
Navtex, windlass radio remotes, auto anchor light, pressure deck wash, etc. The solar panels have been amazing
making the boat DC self sufficient and independent of shore supplies. The Victron inverter gives us a modest mains
supply when needed.

Maintenance Record - professionally maintained from new and we have embarked upon a programme
Of continual upgrading. As well as the regular maintenance jobs such as antifouling and engine winterisation we have
added extra facilities and features. New rudder bearings were fitted in 2017. New state-of-the-art seacocks were fitted
in 2018. Two high-power solar panels with comprehensive digital control means Breeze can exist without the need to
connect to shore supplies.

So, you’ll be asking, if she is so good why are you selling? Well, the answer is, I am afraid to say, aging bones.
The boat has survived the years far better than her skipper. I am less nimble around the deck these days and I
recognise that it’s time to spend more time ashore and much less time afloat. It’s a very sad realisation. We’ll be sorry
to say farewell – we have grown very fond of her.

She’s looked after us in some pretty unpleasant weather and she’s pampered us in quiet, stunning anchorages. We may
be saying goodbye but we have so many happy memories.

Title Documents and Tax

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

British SSR Certificate
Bill of Sale to current owners May 2011
Clipper Marine (UK) Invoice VAT on supply May 2011
Builders Certificate
Copy Declaration of Conformity
Copy DEKPA Greek cruising log

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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