Mark Cameron Yachts

Bavaria 30 Cruiser


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Lying: Morayshire, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBavaria 30 Cruiser
DesignerJ&J Design
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingMorayshire, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP with fin keel & spade rudder
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta D1-20B
Engine Hours802
Fuel Capacity90l


Drinking Water Capacity150l


The Bavaria Cruiser 30 was the entry level offering from the German boat building power house. At just over 31 feet in overall length the design offers everything a coastal cruiser may desire from their first yacht. Two separate double cabins, large open plan living space, separate heads compartment and large spacious cockpit.
Still with her original owner WINSOME is a well presented and much loved example of the class. Offered for sale now the owner has moved to a large yacht she comes with a complete inventory with many desirable extras including radar, plotter and wind generator.
Lying afloat in Lossiemouth viewing is by prior appointment.

'The new Bavaria 30 Cruiser, the answer for the smaller yacht buyer. 31 feet overall, the 30 Cruiser has more displacement than the 32, and boasts more sail area on over two feet more mast height, indicating an even better sailing performance potential. A fuller hull shape also allows for a larger relative interior volume that retains the same ample light and ventilation evident in all previous models.
The 30 Cruiser has that same “yacht” feel as all the other Bavaria Cruiser series models, taking full benefit of the lighter mahogany woodwork that is a signature of the new series Bavarias. Add to all this the no compromise construction benefits obtained with the use of a full interior “grid” system and the 30 Cruiser is definitely a yacht whose cruising potential is as limitless as the imagination of the owner.'

The Bavaria 30 is an entry-level cruiser with all the features that any sailor would look for in a coastal cruiser. With each of its two cabins equipped with a double bunk, hanging locker, and small open area, the interior is large enough to accommodate two couples or a small family on a weekend (or even longer) cruise. The straight settees in the saloon are over 6 feet long, and its inlaid dining table can drop down to create a double bunk. The space has just over 6 feet of headroom. The galley has a two-burner stove, refrigeration, a stainless-steel sink, and even a bit of counter space. A full forward-facing nav station includes a small chart table, space to mount electronics, and a contoured seat. A fully enclosed head with vanity completes the interior. The J & J Designs hull should offer a responsive and forgiving ride. The fin keel carries over 2,200 pounds of ballast in the bulb for stability, and the deep spade rudder should provide plenty of bite. Add to this more than 550 square feet of sail area, and you may realize that the Bavaria 30 is not your average entry-level boat.'

Sail Magazine. Best Boats. August 2005.

Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Hand consolidated sandwich GRP construction, cored above waterline, solid GRP below waterline.
Kevlar reinforced bow sections
GRP moulded internal structural matrix including floors and stringers, fully bonded to hull with GRP overlays.
Bolt on iron fin type ballast keel
Spade rudder.
Hull finished below waterline with copper coat type antifouling.
Hull finished above waterline in original white gelcoat with blue sheerband and boot top.
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Hand consolidated sandwich GRP construction.
Moulding finished in white gelcoat with blue style stripe.
Decks and coachroof finished with moulded non-slip textured panels.
Teak laid panels finish cockpit seating and sole.
Anodised alloy toerail with integrated fair leads.

Twin spreader 9/10ths fractional sloop rig.
Mast and spars by Selden in silver anodised alloy.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel with roll swage terminals.
Selden 100S Furlex roller reefing system for Genoa.
Full battened slab reefing mainsail with lazy jacks and stackpack type cover.
Gas strut type kicker.
Spinnaker pole, stows on mast.
All lines lead aft to cockpit except Genoa halyard.
Spinlock rope clutches to control lines lead aft.
LED Masthead navigation lighting.

Primary Winches - 2x Lewmar 30. 2 Speed, self tailing. On cockpit coaming.
Halyard Winches - 2x Lewmar 16. 2 Speed, self tailing. Port & Starboard of companionway. 1x Lewmar Lewmar 16. 2 Speed, self tailing. On Mast.

Mainsail - White dacron. Fully battened with 3 reefs. Owen Sails. (2013)
Genoa - White dacron with blue UV stripe. Roller reefing. Fully serviced by Owens sails 2013. (2006)
Spinnaker - Including snuffer system. Very lightly used.
Tri-Sail - Sail slides for mast track.

Sprayhood - Blue with window forward. C&J Marine.
Mainsail Cover - Stackpack type with mast boot. Owen Sails.
Pedestal/Table Cover - Blue. Owen Sails.

Main Anchor - CQR Style plough anchor on chain/warp rode.
Mooring Warps - Selection.
Fenders - Selection.
Fender Board.

The Bavaria 30 is an ideal starter boat for a couple or young family. With all lines lead aft to the cockpit and primary winches within reach of the helm the boat is easily handled with a short crew.
Decks and coachroof finished in non-slip textured panels.
Alloy toerail with integrated fairleads.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit railings.
Plastic coated stainless steel guardwires running the length of the decks, supported with alloy stanchions.
Port and starboard alloy mooring cleats fore and aft.
Track mounted midships cleat port and starboard.
Single stemhead roller.
Self draining anchor locker, accessed through deck hatch.
Stainless steel grabrails on coachroof aft of mast.
Moulded cockpit coamings.
Laid teak panels to finish cockpit sole and seats.
Wrap around cockpit seating.
Large cockpit locker below starboard seating.
Moulded GRP pedestal with built in instrument pod and teak topped folding table. Storage locker within table.
Removable seat section centrally aft creating walk-thru entrance from transom.

Depth - Raymarine ST60.
Log - Raymarine ST60.
Wind - Raymarine ST60 with close hauled analogue repeater.
Plotter - Raymarine E80 MFD mounted on pedestal.
Radar - Raymarine pathfinder series mast mounted 2kW scanner, displaying on E80 MFD.
VHF - Raymarine 249 DSCVHF with cockpit and chart table control stations.
Autopilot - Raymarine S1 Smart Pilot. MkII wheel drive unit with ST6002 control head.
GPS - Raymarine Raystar 125 active GPS antenna on SeaTalk network.
AIS - Comar CSB200 Class B transponder.
Navtex - McMurdo ICS NAV6
Compass - Olympic 135 on pedestal.

Freshwater System - Fully pressurised hot and cold water system. Faucets in galley and heads with outside shower at transom. QL Calorifier providing hot water, heated by engine or 240V immersion heater. Single plastic freshwater tank or 150ltr capacity. Tank level gauge on main switch panel.
Galley Stove - Bavaria Yachts, two burner and oven gas cooker.
Refrigerator - Top loading built in below galley work surface. Waeco,12v, air cooled compressor unit.
Heads - Jabsco manual marine toilet. Discharge overboard or via holding tank. Single plastic holding tank of 40ltr capacity.
Shore Power System - Hardwired system with RCD protection. Ring main, immersion heater and battery charger.
Lighting - LED lighting throughout below decks accommodation.


The accommodation below decks is of the standard modern layout with separate double fore and aft cabins with a large open plan saloon centrally. The layout provides a practical living space maximising the volume of the hull.
Fore Cabin -Large double V-bunk. Storage shelves running the length of the bunks outboard overhead. Hanging lockers at aft end of cabin port and starboard. Light and ventilation provided by large opening deck hatch. Bin type lockers provided beneath bunks.
Saloon -Occupying full beam of the boat. Bench seating port and starboard which converts to two occasional single bunks. Large centrally mounted double drop leaf saloon table with bottle storage provided in central part of table. Storage lockers provide outboard of bunks overhead. Seating backs can be lifted to access cave type lockers port and starboard. Additional bin type lockers provided beneath starboard bunk.
Galley -Port side of companionway. L-shaped galley with fiddled worktop. Storage provided beneath work surface with additional lockers outboard. Single stainless steel sink, top loading fridge and two burner gas cooker.
Nav Station -Starboard side of companionway. Partial bulkhead to separate from saloon. Forward facing chart table with navigators seat. Storage provided in table for charts with bosuns drawers and lockers beneath. Ships switch panel outboard with DSC VHF commandmic and stereo. ICS Navtex display mounted forward of chart table.
Heads -Separate heads compartment to starboard immediately aft of chart table. Easy clean moulded compartment with drained shower sump sole. Manual marine toilet, sink, shower and vanity unit. Toilet discharging overboard or via holding tank.
Aft Cabin -Accessed through galley. Large double berth extending under cockpit sole. Storage shelf running length of bunk outboard. Hanging and storage locker provided at forward end of cabin.

The engine is located within a dedicated engine space beneath the companionway steps. the area is fully sound insulated. Access to the engine is provided with the companionway steps lifting up. Additional access panels are provided from heads and aft cabin with sail drive accessed by lifting the aft cabin bunk base.
Volvo Penta D1-20B marine diesel engine. 19Hp. (2007)
Twin cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
802 recorded running hours.
Volvo Penta Sail Drive.
Flex-o-Fold 2 blade, bronze, folding propeller.
Sail drive diaphragm replaced 2015.

Engine Bank - 1x 12v, 55Ah lead acid type.
Domestic Bank - 2x 12v, 140Ah lead acid type.
Batteries charged from engine driven alternator with splitting diode system. Additional means of charging is provided with the wind generator and 240V battery charger.

Manual Bilge Pump - Located in cockpit.
Electric Bilge Pump.
Battery Charger - Quick SBC251 240v charger.
Wind Generator - Rutland 914i with HRDi smart controller.
Battery Monitor - On main switch panel.
Stereo - CD/Radio head unit. Speakers in saloon.
Tender - Inflatable dinghy.
Boarding Ladder - Fold out from transom.
Outboard Storage Bracket - On port pushpit.

Liferaft - 6 person cannister type raft, mounted in deck cradle.
EPIRB - McMurdo SmartFind 406 GPS EPIRB in float free housing.
Horseshoe Lifebuoy - x2.
Dan Buoy.
MOB Rescue Sling.
Jackstays - Webbing type.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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