Following the launch of the Bavaria C57 at the 2017 Dusseldorf Boat Show, and the approaching premieres of the company’s C65 and C45 models, a fourth yacht in the new C-line, has been announced: the Bavaria C50. Like its sisterships, the emphasis is on elegance relaxation and good living, along with styling elements such as large hull windows and flush hatches that were first seen in the superyacht world.
The C50 will be available in three specifications: Holiday, Style or Ambition. Even in the basic version the boat is supplied with the most essential equipment for coastal sailing, while the Style model adds additional features, plus a wide selection of interior décor options. The Ambition version includes a black bowsprit which integrates anchor handling with a sprit for asymmetric spinnakers and gennakers. A black anodised mast and boom, plus steering wheels in a carbon design add a sporty hint to this model’s appearance.
Below decks a variety of layouts are possible, ranging from a classic three-cabin version, each with en suite facilities, to a five-cabin option. All can be fitted with an additional self-contained skipper’s cabin in the bow. The large port-side galley has numerous work spaces and stowage areas, with an impressive 250 litre fridge/freezer, plus a wine cooler that has space for 20 bottles. The forward owner’s cabin in three-cabin boats has a queen size bed, dressing table, a separate shower and bath, plus lots of stowage room for personal effects
On deck, the forward part of the cockpit is separated from the sailing action and has a table each side, allowing for easy movement forward from the after sailing cockpit. This has a pair of winches next to the helm position on each side, from which all basic sail handling operations can be carried out. A self-tacking jib makes manoeuvring as simple as possible.
Right aft is a large bathing platform that reveals a capacious dinghy garage with sufficient stowage space for everything needed for snorkelling, or for diving with compact gear. There’s also an outdoor barbeque grill, with wet bar, plus further sun bathing areas on the coach roof and foredeck.
- Length overall 15.35m
- Hull length 14.99m
- Beam 5.05m
- Light displacement 15,490kg
- Draught (standard keel) 2.30m
- Upwind sail area 135 or 147sq m