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Bavaria 40 ARC ready Blue Water Yacht

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Boat REF# 166176
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.35m (40'6")
Year 2008
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 38hp, Volvo Penta D2-40 (2008)
Lying Gibraltar


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Extra Details

Builder Bavaria GMBH
Lying Gibraltar
Fuel capacity 220.0 ltr (48.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 360.0 ltr (79.2 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 260.0 ltr (57.2 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 38hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta D2-40 (2008)
Engine Hours engine1:   873
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 3 bladed Brunton auto prop
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.8 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Engine spares tick

She carries a spare prop and endless spares for her proposed transatlantic crossing.

Power regulator ensures correct charging of batteries from solar panels and wind generator.


LOA 12.35m (40'6")
LWL 10.75m (35'3")
Beam 3.99m (13'1")
Draft Min 2.24m (7'4")
Draft Max 2.24m (7'4")
Displacement 8,500kg (18,742.5lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (2008) with stainless steel standing rigging (2008)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Quantum - Inmast (2011)
Headsail - Furling (2013)
Other sails Cruising chute - unused - Kemp (2013)
Storm jib - unused - Kemp (2013)
Main - Elvstrom (2008)
Genoa - Elvstrom (2008)

The rigging was inspected in September 2013 to meet ARC rally insurance requirements.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

This yacht has been prepared for the ARC so the vendor apart from complying with all the standard stringent ARC safety requirements also strengthened the rudder bearing supports.

Her lovely teak decks add a touch of class.

This yacht is the deep keel version (2.24m) for better upwind performance.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 3
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

In excellent condition throughout.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick


Fitted with AIS class B - transmitting device.

Internet and email access available via Iridium 9575 Satphone complete with pre-paid Comms package.

Deck Gear

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Quick - Hero windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(Rocna, Danforth and folding grapple anchor)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of warp
Scanmar Monitor windvane self-steering system
Zodiac - unused dinghy (2013)
2.3hp outboard, Honda (2013)
The windvane steering is brand new (Oct 2013) costing £4000 and installed in such a way as to permit removal at the destination for enjoyment of the swim platform.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Rarely has a yacht come to me with such a complete, serviced and ready to go safety equipment. This is unsurprising as she is ready to depart on the ARC.

She is also equipped with a sea drogue to slow her in very strong downwind sailing.

The EPIRB is brand new from Sep 2013.

The liferaft is also brand new from Sep 2013 and is a six man oceangoing raft compliant with ISO9659-1.

Broker's Comments

This yacht is in excellent condition. It has been fully kitted up for this year's ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers). Nothing has been left to chance in terms of equipment, safety and integrity of the vessel to withstand the worst an ocean can throw at it. Unfortunately due to a change in circumstances the vendors have had to pull out of the ARC. So if you want to cross the pond this season he have a yacht ready to depart as soon as you have stowed your personal effects and provisioned her. This yacht has been owned from new by the same vendor and his attention to her maintenance is plain to see. This year Jimmy Cornell is organizing an Atlantic Odyssey crossing of the pond in January so this could also make a perfect boat for participation in that rally.

Hurry come to view her I can unhesitatingly guarantee that you won't be disappointed. A part exchange for a smaller boat could be a possibility.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bavaria 40 ARC ready Blue Water Yacht has been personally photographed and viewed by John & Lynda of Boatshed Gibraltar. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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