Bavaria 36 Cruiser
The Bavaria 36 / Cruiser comes with an in-mast furling or battened main with lazy jacks, fixed hull ports to help light the interior and a sturdy drop-down swim transom.
A boat like this is all about the cockpit and, by extension, the drop-down “bathing platform.” In addition to being absolutely huge for a boat this size—spanning over half the width of the boat’s transom—this platform is supported by a pair of gas shocks and has a robust tackle to take the drama out of raising and lowering it. The outboard edge of the platform does double duty as a helm seat when raised.
The cockpit itself features a pair of long, comfortable bench seats with plenty of room for stretching out. In contrast to many cruising boats, the side decks on the Bavaria Cruiser 36 extend all the way aft, from the stem to the transom. This feature has a downside in that it takes away space from the cockpit; for example, in the case of the 36 it’s a bit tight between the cockpit seats and the large wheel and folding cockpit table. Nonetheless, it’s nice to have a secure workspace for doing things like throwing and catching dock lines. There is also a good-size wheel that allows you to steer from well outboard.
The Bavaria 36 also has 6ft 3in of headroom in the saloon—very impressive for a 36-footer.
The two-cabin version has a dedicated nav station, with the head pushed a short distance aft into what is the port quarter cabin in the three-cabin version. The three-cabin version includes a foldout nav table and a removable section in the port settee, which serves as a seat.
|Length overall||11,30 m|
|Length waterline||9,90 m|
|Beam overall||3,67 m|
|Engine, Volvo Penta Saildrive||D1-20|
|Engine power||13,3 kW/18 hp|
|Year of Build||2011|