This was the first Bavaria by J&J Designs, which in 1993 was tasked with giving the range a sharper look and better performance. J&J introduced bulbed keels and a more efficient rudder design and a sleeker, lower hull profile. The Bavaria 44 is a big yacht in all respects, with six berths in three cabins
including a suite forward and a second heads aft. The saloon is not ideally arranged for offshore use but works well in harbour. A charter-orientated Holiday version was also offered, but it tends to fetch lower prices today
LOA 43ft 9in(13.32m), LWL 38ft 10in (11.85m), beam 13ft 9in (4.20m), draught 7ft 4in (2.25m) displacement 22,440 lb (10,200kg), Price guide: £90,000 to £130,000.