Opal Marine will launch three new boats onto the market at London 2002 - the Bavaria 32, 44 and the Legend 356

Opal Marine will relaunch its three new boats onto the market at London 2002 – the Bavaria 32, 44 and the Legend 356

The Bavaria 32 is an entry-level model. It has been built with a far more internal volume and much more stowage than its 31ft predecessor. It has two cabins with four berths with accommodation for another two in the saloon and combines practicality with comfort.

The Bavaria 44 has a choice of four cabins with eight berths, or a three-cabin layout with six berths and also has extra accommodation in the saloon. Twin-wheels give the helm clear lines of sight to windward and leeward and its robust hull construction means the 44 is easily handled even when the seas get a little rough.

The American-specification Legend 356 was previewed at the Southampton Boat Show and will go into production at the Luhrs plant in Portland next spring. The 356, big sister to the 306 and 326, melds the latest in American design and European styling, and was designed with a considerable amount customer feedback at every stage.

The new fin-keeled, British-built Legend 356 will also be available with a bilge keel option. The lead keel and balanced spade rudder reflect the latest thinking in underwater appendage profiles and makes the handling of the yacht much easier in all conditions.

The accommodation features a twin cabin layout, again providing plenty of room for stowage. A tough lacquer finish is applied to all the interior teak so its appealing look is also durable.

To see these new boats, visit the Opal Marine at Stand 45A at the London Boat Show 2002, starting on 4 January.