Bavaria Unveils New
Md. – October 8, 2007 – Bavaria
Yachts USA continues to expand its redesigned
Cruiser Series with the addition of the new 31
Cruiser, replacing the popular entry-level 30
“At 32'1" LOA and
11'1" beam, the 31 is a big boat masquerading
as a small boat,” said Bruce Mundle, president
of Bavaria Yachts USA. “Bavaria’s
engineers have loaded the 31 with amenities you
wouldn’t find on many larger sailboats,
including teak cockpit seats and sole, a convenient
hanging locker for foul weather gear and even
an electric powered swim platform.
” Like all of Bavaria’s
Cruiser-Series sailboats, the 31 has a bright
and open interior that again gives the feeling
of a much larger boat. Four opening hatches, six
opening ports and two oversized fixed ports provide
extra light and natural ventilation. The light
varnished mahogany woodwork reflects the light
and reinforces the sense of openness and comfort.
The functional and ergonomic layout includes full
double berth cabins fore and aft, a private head
with shower, spacious galley and dining area with
two plush bench seats and folding table amidships.
On deck, Bavaria has added two
extra winches strategically placed on the cockpit
coaming, an easily adjusting mainsheet traveller
and a Selden adjustable pneumatic boom vang, making
sail handling easier than ever. Auxiliary propulsion
is provided by a Volvo Penta D1- 20 18 hp diesel
with sail drive for easy maneuvering. The engine
is easily accessible on all sides for oil changing
As with all Bavaria sailboats,
the 31 is sturdily built with hand-laid fiberglass,
solid below the waterline, fullyintegral grid
construction and Kevlar-reinforced bow sections.
“The Bavaria 31 Cruiser
is perfect for day sailors or long-distance cruisers
looking for an economical and dependable sailing
platform that’s easy to sail and built to
retain its value year after year,” said
About Bavaria Yachts
Bavaria Yachts USA is the trading name for Chesapeake
Holdings LLC, the sole importer of Bavaria Yachts
in the eastern U.S. and Texas.
About Bavaria Yachtbau
Bavaria Yachtbau is one of the largest sailboat
builders in Europe. With a modern high-capacity
factory in Giebelstadt, Germany, it employs state-of-the-art
automated processes to ensure product consistency
and quality control while reducing manufacturing
costs. As a result, Bavaria Yachts provide an
extraordinary combination of value and quality.
Boat Show — SailFest!
Reeve Hutchinson, Crow’s Nest Yachts, approached
the Minneapolis Boat Show after last year’s
show to see about getting the sailing vendors
and booths together. He felt the sailing community
was being swallowed by the mass of powerboat,
dock and accessories dealers. The boat show management
accommodated the request by creating a sailing
oriented center within the show called “SailFest,”
a dedicated sailing section featuring sailboats,
sailing gear and daily sailing seminars.
Not all of the sailing and sailing
related businesses are in the dedicated sailing
section, SailFest, but several are including most
of the regional sailboat dealers.
For a complete seminar schedule
and information on the 36th Minneapolis Boat Show
visit the website. For advance tickets and show
details visit MinneapolisBoatShow.com