Mark Cameron Yachts

Bavaria 30 Cruiser




Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

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


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with external iron ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD2020-D marine diesel engine. 19Hp. Two-cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta 130S Sail Drive.
Fuel Capacity90l


Drinking Water Capacity150l


The Bavaria Cruiser 30 is a spacious and comfortable cruiser offering two separate double cabins, large open plan living space, separate heads compartment and large spacious cockpit. The German boatbuilding powerhouse understands how to build practically designed yachts. At just over 31 feet in overall length, the Bavaria Cruiser 30 offers everything a coastal cruiser may desire with many of the features you would find on her larger sisters.

GOLDFINGER is a well presented, much-loved example of the Bavaria 30 Cruiser; lightly used and well looked after. With her current owner now looking for something larger she is looking for a new owner:

Volvo Penta MD2020-D 19hp marine diesel with Volvo Penta 130S saildrive.
Saildrive diaphragm replaced for 2018 season.
Electric Anchor Windlass.
Raymarine Axiom chart plotter.
Raymarine Autopilot.
Raymarine Tri-Data and Wind Instruments.
Ocean Safety 4 person liferaft in service until Feb 2021.
Wintering afloat and with a motivated seller GOLDFINGER is in commission and available for viewing 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 blue 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 fairleads.

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 deck
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 the companionway.
Sail Wardrobe

Mainsail - White dacron. 3 slab reefs. Elvstrom Sails.
Genoa - White dacron with blue UV stripe. Roller reefing. Elvstrom Sails.
Canvas Work

Sprayhood - Blue with window forward.
Mainsail Cover - Stackpack type.
Spray Dodgers - Name on.

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.

Main Anchor - Rocna 10 anchor on chain/warp rode.
Electric Anchor Windlass - Mounted within anchor locker, below deck level.
Mooring Warps - Selection.
Fenders - Selection.

Depth - Raymarine ST60 Tri-Data display mounted on pedestal.
Log - Raymarine ST60 Tri-Data display, mounted on pedestal.
Wind - Raymarine ST60+, mounted on pedestal.
Plotter - Raymarine Axiom MFD, mounted on pedestal
VHF - Cobra Marine DSC VHF
Autopilot - Raymarine ST4000+ pilot control head with wheel drive.
Compass - Plastimo 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.

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 MD2020-D marine diesel engine. 19Hp. (2005)
Two-cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Volvo Penta 130S Sail Drive.
Sail drive diaphragm replaced for 2018 season.
Ships Batteries

Engine Bank - 1x 12v, 55Ah lead-acid type.
Domestic Bank - 1x 12v, 140Ah lead-acid type.
Batteries charged from engine driven alternator with splitting diode system.

Manual Bilge Pump - Located in cockpit.
Electric Bilge Pump.
Battery Charger - Quick SBC251 240v charger.
Battery Monitor - On main switch panel.
TV/DVD Player - Mounted on main bulkhead in saloon.
Tender - Inflatable dinghy.
Boarding Ladder - Fold out from transom.

Liferaft - 4 person Ocean Safety ORC canister type raft (next service due 2021), mounted in cradle on pushpit.
Plastimo Rescue Sling.
Horseshoe Lifebuoy - x2.
Dan Buoy.
Throwing Line
MOB Rescue Sling.

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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