Bavaria 38

29,950 Tax Paid | St Mawes United Kingdom


  • Make Bavaria
  • Model 38
  • Year 1998
  • LOA 38ft/12m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Ancasta Ref 34682
  • Name Amethyst


New price, reduced by £10k, be quick, final reduction.
A wonderful opportunity to purchase this 1998 Bavaria 38 with three double cabins and two heads.
Built with a high spec rig set up this yacht would suit maybe a 'hands on' enthusiast who can get her looking "Ship Shape", maybe new upholstery updated rig and electronics etc.
She has a Volvo diesel with little use, radar, plotter and cabin heating make for a very full package.


BAVARIA 38 Built 1998
Designed by J & J Designs and built by Bavaria Yachts, Germany
British Registration 901660

White GRP hull, deck & superstructure, reinforced in Kevlar
**HULLY SLURRY Professionally Blasted Feb 2020, Epoxied & new antifoul
** Hull Professionally polished 2020
Teak deck and cockpit
Fin keel
Spade rudder
Wheel steering with emergency tiller

LOA 11.85m ( 38' 11" )
BEAM 3.85m ( 12' 8" )
DRAFT 1.85m ( 6' 1" )
DISPLACEMENT 7,200 kg (15,873 lbs)
BALLAST 2,500 kg ( 5,511 lbs)


Selden anodised aluminium spars
Twin sets swept back spreaders
Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2014)
Repairs to stanchion posts (2019)
Packamain mainsail stowage system
Selden single line reefing mainsail
Selden spinnaker pole
Selden gas kicker
Furlex headsail furling gear
Adjustable backstay
8 x Rutgerson clutches on coachroof
Genoa furling system and forestay (new 2013)

Two Harken 40 twin speed self-tailing genoa sheet winches
Two Harken 44 twin speed self-tailing halyard/reefing winches

Collins sails fully battened main - 2010
Collins sails genoa - 2010
Shore Sails cruising chute
Storm jib


Sleeps 6 in 3 double cabins
Forecabin with double berth, en-suite heads with Jabsco marine WC, handbasin and shower.

Saloon with linear galley area with 2 burner gas cooker with oven, deep 12v fridge and double stainless steel sink to port. Comfortable seating area around dining table.

Twin aft double cabins share aft heads with Jabsco marine WC and handbasin.

Interior upholstery in patchwork pattern with mahogany joinery and teak and holly style cabin sole.
Webasto cabin heating
Full standing headroom throughout


Volvo MD2030 29hp diesel engine
Fresh water cooled
Engine serviced for the 2020 Season
Cruising speed approx 6 knots
Single lever Morse control
Diaphragm saildrive replaced (2009)
Saildrive with 3-bladed propeller and ropecutter

Two 12v batteries - New Domestic November 2019
Switched & charged by engine alternator
Shorepower with cable

Fuel capacity 150 litres in a stainless steel tank
Two Fresh water capacity 150 litres each made in fibreglass
One 70 litre stainless steel black water holding tank

Pressurised hot & cold water throughout
Water heated by engine calorifier and 240v immersion heater
Seacock for water cooling replaced (2012)



At chart table:
Autohelm tri-data speed, log and depth
Raytheon RL70 radar
Lowrance Globalmap 3500 plotter
Simrad RD68 DSC VHF radio

On steering pedestal:
Suunto steering compass
Autohelm tridata speed, log and depth
Autohelm wind
Autohelm ST6000+ autopilot

16kg Plough style bower anchor with 30m chain and 10m warp
Electric Anchor windlass with remote fitted 2012

Radar dome (2008)
Two horseshoe lifebuoys with lights
Webbing jackstays
Gas detector
Fire extinguishers (expiry dates unknown)
Fire blanket
Flares (expiry dates unknown)
Six lifejackets
Manual and electric bilge pumps

Seacocks replaced (2014)
Avon inflatable dinghy
Navigation lights
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guardwires
Sprayhood frame
Wheel and pedestal cover
Warps, fenders and two boathooks
Clock and barometer
Stereo radio/cd/cassette player
Waterproof cockpit speakers
Some engine spares
Cutlery, crockery and utensils

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