Mark Cameron Yachts

Bavaria 32 Cruiser


Very well presented, fastidously maintained


Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBavaria 32 Cruiser
DesignerJ&J Designs
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine. 19HP @3200RPM Three cylinders, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta Sail Drive. Single lever morse control.
Fuel Capacity90l


Drinking Water Capacity135l


The Bavaria 32 Cruiser is a deceptively large 32' cruiser. A development of the successful Bavaria 32 the model had a relatively short production run. With a greater displacement and considerably larger sail area than her predecessor, the design sails well with improved handling in heavier seas.

A deep keel version of this popular design the Bavaria 32 Cruiser SOLACE has proven to be a stable and reliable cruising yacht for her current owners. Benefitting from continual upgrading in recent years her inventory includes:

Volvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine, approximately 1500hrs
Saildrive hull diaphragm replaced 2022
2-blade fixed alloy prop (2017)
Raymarine ST4000+ wheel pilot
Raymarine ST60 navigation instruments
B&G Vulcan V7 chart plotter
AMEC Cypho 150S AIS receiver, integrated to Vulcan display (2014)
Standard Horizon CP300i, C-Map Atlantic and European coasts chart card
Standard Horizon VM-3500E DSC VHF with Standard Horizon VH-310 second Commandmic in cockpit (2014)
JRC 1500 radar system with mast-mounted radar scanner
Standard Horizon HX270 handheld VHF with charging dock
Shore power system with galvanic isolator and connection points bow and stern
All new batteries 2022
Battery charger
Gas system overhaul 2022
Mikuni MY30, diesel-fired blown air system.
LED lighting below decks (2016)
Cello 19” TV/DVD player with masthead antenna (2018)
In-mast roller reefing mainsail, Saturn Sails 2023
Roller reefing genoa, Saturn Sails 2023
Sprayhood, Saturn Sails 2023
Pedestal Cover, Saturn Sails 2023
Cockpit Cushions, Saturn Sails 2023
Over Boom Winter Cover, W.B. Leitch Sailmakers 2023
Guardwires replaced 2023
Liferaft serviced 2023
Lewmar electric anchor windlass

Wintering afloat on her berth in Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne the Bavaria 32 Cruiser SOLACE is available for immediate viewing by prior appointment. An excellent opportunity to acquire a high-spec cruising yacht for the 2024 season.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Sandwich-type construction above the waterline, solid GRP below.
Kevlar reinforced bow sections.
GRP moulded internal structural matrix including floors and stringers, fully bonded to hull with GRP overlays.
Original white gelcoat finish to topsides.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single-piece GRP moulded deck with integrated self-draining cockpit and superstructure.
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.

Spade rudder, GRP construction
Stainless steel rudder stock
Self-aligning rudder bearings.


Engine & gearbox:
Volvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine.
19HP @3200RPM
Three cylinders, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Volvo Penta Sail Drive.
Single lever morse control.

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine to be serviced March 2024
Engine running hours reported to be approximately 1500hrs
Saildrive hull diaphragm replaced 2022
Tacho display replaced with new item in 2016
Raw water pump stripped and overhauled 2017
Exhaust hose replaced with new in 2018
Exhaust injection elbow replaced with new OEM part in 2022
Exhaust muffler replaced with new item in 2023
Cruising speed 6kts.

Propulsion & Steering:
2 blade fixed alloy prop (2017)
Wheel steering with cables.
Emergency Tiller

Raymarine ST4000+ wheel pilot
Wheel drive unit
Drive belt tensioners replaced 2016
Motor gearbox replaced 2017


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power
240VAC shore power connection

Shore Power:
Extension lead to connect shore power supply.
Dual onboard connection points – bow and stern (2013)
Galvanic Isolator – Safeshore G170smi (2013)
Hardwired RCD protected system
UK 3 pin sockets, battery charger and immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Engine Bank - 1x 12VDC (2022)
Domestic Bank - 3x 12VDC (2022)
Emergency link switch between engine and domestic batteries (2015)

Engine driven 55 amp
Split charging diode to regulate alternator

Battery Charger:
230VAC – 12VDC charger

Battery Monitor:
Analogue guage on switch panel.
Gauge can read both battery banks.

12VDC auxiliary charging socket


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system.
Monobloc mixer faucets in galley and heads.
Heads faucet extending to serve as shower.
Hot water deck shower fitting at aft end of cockpit.

Bilge Pumps:
1x Manual bilge pump
1x Electric bilge pump, auto and manual switching.

Gas System:
Self-draining storage locker for 1x 907 Camping Gaz bottle
Flexible hoses replaced 2022
Regulator replaced 2022
Isolation valve replaced 2022


Single plastic diesel tank.
Approximate 90ltr capacity.

Fresh Water:
Single plastic freshwater tank.
Approximate 135ltr capacity.

Insulated tank
Heating by engine or 240VAC immersion heater.

Tank Monitoring:
Analogue gauge on ships switch panel.


On Deck:
Log/Speed/Depth – Raymarine ST60 Tri-data display
Wind – Raymarine ST60. New masthead anemometer fitted 2013
Plotter – Standard Horizon CP300i, C-Map Atlantic and European coasts chart card
Plotter – B&G Vulcan 7
Magnetic Compass

Below Decks:
Chart Plotter – Standard Horizon CP300i C-Map Atlantic and European coasts chart card
Radar – JRC RADAR1500 display with mast-mounted radar scanner

Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – Standard Horizon VM-3500E DSC VHF with Standard Horizon VH-310 second Commandmic in cockpit (2014)
AIS – AMEC Cypho 150S AIS receiver, integrated to Vulcan display (2014)
Handheld VHF – Standard Horizon HX270 with charging dock


Galley Stove – Bavaria Yachts two burner and oven gas cooker
Refrigerator – Top loading built-in beneath worktop in galley
Single stainless steel sink.
Monobloc mixer faucet.

Jabsco manual marine toilet.
Discharge overboard

Heating & Ventilation:
Mikuni MY30, diesel-fired blown air system.
4 outlets
Thermostatic cabin controller.

Overhead LED lighting throughout the interior (2016)
Red/White light at chart table (2016)

Sony CD/Radio head unit
Speakers in saloon
TV/DVD player - Cello 19”, 230VAC (2018)
Masthead mounted TV antenna


Summary of Accommodation:
Forward double cabin.
Two occasional single berths in saloon.
Aft double cabin
Heads compartment with shower.

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work constructed from a mahogany type hardwood with a varnish finish.
Teak and holly laminate finish sole boards.
GRP moulded headlining with vinyl covered panels
Fitted curtains for portlights
Blackout blinds for deck hatches
Blue fabric upholstery throughout

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Double V-bunk forward.
Door fronted lockers running the length of the bunks overhead, outboard to port and starboard
Standing room aft of bunk
Hanging locker at aft end of cabin to port with shelved locker to starboard.
Light and ventilation provided by large opening deck hatch.
Bin-type lockers provided beneath bunks.

Occupying full beam of the boat.
Bench seating port and starboard which converts to two occasional single bunks.
Centrally mounted double drop leaf saloon table.
Shelves above settee backrests, outboard
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.

Located to Port side of companionway.
L-shaped galley with fiddled worktop.
Single stainless steel sink forward inboard
Top loading fridge under worktop, outboard of sink.
Gimbal mounted two burner gas cooker aft.
Storage provided beneath work surface with additional lockers outboard.

Navigation Station:
Located to 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 locker beneath.
VHF mounted outboard of chart table.
Ships switch panel outboard of navigators seating.

Aft Cabin:
Accessed through galley.
Large double berth extending under cockpit sole.
Door fronted lockers running the length of the bunks overhead, outboard
Hanging and storage locker provided at forward end of cabin.

Separate heads compartment to starboard immediately aft of chart table.
Easy clean moulded compartment with drained shower sump sole.
Inboard forward facing manual marine toilet located aft.
Hinge down GRP seat over heads unit.
Wash hand basin and countertop outboard forward.
Vanity lockers outboard of countertop.
Half length mirror
Hanging hooks for wet weather gear
Dedicated hanging locker accessed by a door at aft end of heads.


Twin spreader 9/10ths fractional, double spreader sloop rig with in-mast furling mainsail.
Mast and spars by Selden in silver anodised alloy.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel with roll swage terminals, last replaced 2014, inspected 2023
Selden 200S Furlex roller reefing system for Genoa, full rebuild in 2017
In-mast mainsail furling system serviced by Fairlie Riggers in 2023
Gas strut type kicker.
Block and tackle backstay adjuster
All lines lead aft to cockpit
Rope clutches to control lines lead aft.
Mast mounted radar reflector.
New genoa halyard fitted 2023

Primary Winches - 2x Harken 32, two-speed, self-tailing.
Halyard Winches - 2x Harken 16, two-speed, self-tailing.
Winch handle x2

Mainsail – White dacron. In-mast roller reefing. Saturn Sails 2023
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing. Saturn Sails 2023

Canvas Work:
Sprayhood – Saturn Sails 2023
Pedestal Cover – Saturn Sails 2023
Cockpit Cushions – Saturn Sails 2023
Over Boom Winter Cover – can be fitted with boat afloat. W.B. Leitch Sailmakers 2023

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – CQR 25lb anchor on chain (20m, 8mm) / warp (40m, multi-plait)
Kedge Anchor – Danforth anchor with chain/warp rode
Electric Anchor Windlass – Lewmar electric windlass, mounted within anchor locker. New handheld control fitted in 2023
Mooring warps – Selection
Fenders - Selection

Decks and coachroof finished in non-slip textured panels.
Alloy toerail with integrated fairleads.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit railings.
Stainless steel stanchions supporting double-tier guardwires.
Guardwires replaced in full by Fairlie Riggers in 2023
Guardwire gates to port and starboard sides
Port and starboard alloy mooring cleats forward, midships & aft.
Single stemhead roller.
Self-draining anchor locker, accessed through deck hatch.
Stainless steel grabrails on coachroof aft of mast.
Stainless steel lifraft cradle mounted on hatch garage forward of sprayhood
Moulded cockpit coamings.
Laid teak panels to finish cockpit sole and seats.
Wrap around cockpit seating.
Cockpit locker below starboard seating.
Folding teak cockpit table, mounted on pedestal
Storage locker within table.
Suede covered stainless steel steering wheel.
Removable seat section centrally aft creating walk-thru entrance from transom.
Outboard bracket on port side pushpit rail
Outboard lifting davit to port side of transom
Fold up swimming ladder, stowing in transom step.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Low level navigation lights.
Mast mounted steaming light and deck flood (2023)
Mast head Tri-colour

Life saving:
Liferaft – Sea Safe 4 person cannister raft. Manufactured 2016, last serviced 2023.
Inshore Flare Pack (2023)
Webbing Jackstays
Gas Alarm – Pilot gas alarm system, new bilge sensor fitted 2018
Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm – Kiddie 10SCP (2016)

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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