In 2010, when Germany’s Bavaria Yacht GmBH called in the U.S.-based Farr Yacht Design, their goal was a yacht to replace Bavaria’s 36-foot boat. The Farr Yacht design became the Bavaria 37 Cruiser, with a near-cavernous interior, a wide range Danish Elvström sails and a fit and finish worthy of a winner of the 2015 European Yacht of the Year. The Bavaria 37 costs as less than a new Lamborghini, but it can take you and your family around the world.

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Seaworthiness and Sailing Ability

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The Bavaria Cruiser 37’s ability to handle moderate seas is excellent. With a cast-iron keel, the V-shape bow flattens to a more rounded bottom at the stern, giving the boat a softer ride and decreasing its yawing motion when at anchor. Both of those characteristics reduce passenger discomfort. The hull and deck are of sandwich-type construction. Between the inner and outer layer, foam inserts provide additional flotation. Where deck fittings appear, the hull is reinforced by aluminum sheeting.

Leather-covered wheels on twin steering pedestals control a symmetrical, balanced rudder and mean easy access to a wheel, no matter the degree of heel when under sail before a freshening breeze. The blocks for the forward sheets are track-mounted to let you use the Cruiser 37’s Genoa to best advantage. Seven hundred square feet of Elvström sails drive the Cruiser 37 and you have your choice of sail materials, ranging from basic Dacron to Elystrom’s high-performance EPEX laminated sail membranes.

Creature Comforts

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With seating on both sides and a removable table, the cockpit becomes an upper deck mini- salon. With the optional Bimini top, the cockpit becomes a covered entryway into the lower salon. In the lower salon, the interior styling and detailing come from London-based Design Unlimited’s Mark Tucker, whose megayacht design experience shows though in the Bavaria Cruiser 37’s use of much wood and little plastic. The elongated windows and the skylights throughout add to the cruiser’s sense of airiness and give a sense of luxury to the phrase, “below deck.” On the starboard side as you walk down the steps, the galley greets you with a stove, microwave and sink, plus a reasonable amount of cabinet and under-sink storage. The lounge and dining area includes a stowable table, and seating to starboard and a couch to port. Storage cabinets run the length of both sides of the lower salon

Two or Three Cabins

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The master’s cabin is all the way forward, behind the salon’s forward bulkhead. The Cruiser 37’s sole head is across from the galley. Aft of the lounge, Bavaria gives a purchaser the option of having two aft cabins or three.
The Bavaria Cruiser 37, while not inexpensive, starts at less than $200,000 because of the demand. Boats this size can sail anywhere, from up and down a coast to around the world, and aren’t too big for small marinas. Bavaria expects to produce a number of them, based on the demand for the Bavaria 36, which sold 358 units worldwide, in part because it’s the most popular-size boat with charter fleets. Chartering makes sense for a boat that’s underused because its owners are too busy with life or family, but chartering also means the charterer must maximize the space available.
The two-cabin option means you have one queen-size berth, with a locker, over-bed lighting, an opening port and a hanging closet at the starboard, aft-end of the salon and a storage area of the same size – about that of a small garage – on the port side. This is the most attractive option if you do not plan to charter the boat out. If however, you plan to let the boat out for charter, Bavaria’s three-cabin option gives you the ability to turn that space at the port side at the stern into a third cabin, with bed, locker, shelving and an opening port.
The master’s cabin in the two-cabin version has two hanging closets and a navigation area, with VHF radio. On the three-cabin version, a smaller navigation area is found in the salon. Regardless of the number of cabins, the master’s cabin is spartan, with the exception of having twice as much storage. The master’s cabin’s cabin has over-bed lights, an escape hatch leading to the foredeck and a queen-size V-berth with shelving on both sides.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

• The Cruiser 37 is well-designed and well-built.
• It’s as seaworthy as any vessel of its size.
• It offers the opportunity to pay some of the expenses of ownership, should you choose the three-cabin option that’s suitable for charter.
• The large storage space available in the two-cabin version isn’t quite large enough to hold a jet ski, but is large enough to hold supplies for an extended voyage
• It has only one head, although you can change the shower location in the two-cabin version.


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If you don’t plan to upgrade within a few years, go for the two-cabin option. A few years in three-cabin charter service will probably pay for the upkeep needed after it’s been in charter service and maybe some maintenance, but at the cost of the storage room. On the other hand, you’re also trading the ability to accommodate four for the ability to accommodate six.

2015 Bavaria CRUISER 37 Standard Specifications:


• Hull color white
• 5 hull windows (fixed)
• Colored stripe on hull, grey

• Cast iron keel as deep keel
• Symmetrical rudder with fore balance
• Emergency tiller

Steering pedestal
• 2 steering pedestal and steering wheels covered with
• leather
• Helmsman seat
• Compass on cockpit table

• 1 Deck ventilator
• Cockpit floor, side deck and coach roof with anti slip structure
• 4 Aluminium cleats
• Twin mainsheet system
• Pulpit, pushpit
• Guardrail
• Bow fitting with anchor roller

Bathing platform
• Bathing platform manually lowerable with teak
• Bathing ladder stainless steel
• Cockpit-shower cold and warm water
• (only in combination with warm water boiler)

Hatches and side windows
• 6 hatches to open up
• 5 port lights to open up

• Teak on cockpit seats
• Teak on helmsman seat
• Cockpit table
• Box for gas bottles, self drained

Standing/running gear
• Mainsail, coordinated for sport rigging, offshore-quality
• Jib, coordinated for standard fore sail reefing gear,
• offshore-quality
• Sport rigging
• Backstay adjuster, tackle

• 2 winch handles
• 2 x Lewmar Evo aluminium halyard winches,
• 2-gear, self-tailing (30)
• 2 x Lewmar Evo aluminium genoa winches,
• 2-gear, self-tailing (40)


• 2 cabins
• Cabinet in foreship and aft cabin
• Mattresses fabric “New Drell”
• Covered panel ceiling in cabins

• Pump-toilet with holding tank, disposal via seacock and
• deck suction

• Interior in solid wood and veneer, standard in mahogany
• Blinds on hatches
• Fly screen on hatches
• Salon table, foldable wings
• Artificial leather covered panel ceiling in Salon
• Salon with settee
• Standard upholstery
• Sideboards, shelves and cabinets
• Handholds in salon
• Handholds at companion way
• Storage space with drawers and flaps

• Chart table with instrument console
• Chart table seat, foldable

• 2 burner stove with oven
• Cooler with compressor
• Double stainless steel sink
• 3 Fire extinguishers
• Fire extinguisher blanket


Fresh water
• Fresh water tank with level indicator, 210 l
• Holding tank
• Electrical pressurised water pump with filter

Bilge pump
• Manual bilge pump
• Electrical bilge pump

• Two circuit cooling with seawater filter
• Engine hour meter and rev meter
• Fuel indicator

Electrical System
• Engine circuit and board circuit, separated
• Starter battery
• 2 AGM board batteries
• Shore supply 230 V (shore supply 110 V as an option)
• Main power supply with circuit breaker and control lamps
• AC-outlet package (1 per cabin and 2 in galley)
• 12 V outlet at switch board

• Masthead fly (Windex)
• Navigation lights (LED), deck light

• CE-Certification Category A
• GL CE-Yacht certification


Length overall 11.30 m
Length hull 10.90m
Length waterline 10.22 m
Beam overall 3.67 m
Draught standard 1.95 m
Draught option 1.63 m
Light weight displacement 7,000 kg
Ballast 2,080 kg
Engine Volvo-Penta Saildrive D1-20
Engine power 14 kW (19 PS)
Fuel tank (approx.) 150 l
Water tank (approx.) 210 l
Cabins 2/3
Berths 4/6
Height in salon 1.95 m
Mainsail (battened) and fore sail 65 m²
Height of mast above waterline 16.82 m
Passengers 8
CE category A
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