Bavaria is famed for its budget boats. Do they stand the test of time? Dick Durham finds out
Her overall appearance is of a well-designed, unpretentious and modern cruising boat. Indeed, she’s as pretty and seamanlike as many boats that cost twice as much. But because of a perceived snobbery over this value-for-money brand, plus keel problems mentioned earlier, the Bavaria is perhaps unfairly stigmatised, creating negative preconceptions.
If the family man can overlook this and not feel he has to be a breast-beating offshore adventurer, this is an excellent cruising yacht.