- From: Keith <keith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 21:01:03 +0100
In message <4353a484$1_2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Duncan Heenan <duncanheenan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes
"Dan" <danny_deever2000@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:1129551635.910218.91870@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSeem to get a slagging off from many.
However apart from the Match 42 which does seem to have a serious design problem has anyone got a real definitive 'Bavarias are crap' story.
The solent's full of them and when you see that many around you'd think you'd see more damaged ones if they really did fall apart. Many charter firms own them - hard to imagine *they* get an easy life.
I've chartered one & I know one owner - neither of us had problems.
I have a feeling Bavaria knocking may just be bitter owners of 'better quality' yachts who are upset by the undeniable affect Bavria's have had on used yacht residuals.
So apart from the Match 42 has anybody heard anything about specific weaknesses.
I have had a Bavaria 34 from new. In the 4 years since, I have sailed just under 8,000 miles with no real problems. In the first year a top hatch leaked, and so Bavaria fitted all new hatches under warranty without a murmur - a better make - which have caused no problem since. Their agent, Opal Marine have been helpful in the few cases where I have contacted them.
My only design grouse is that the boom is a bit low, i.e. at my head height!
I'd happily buy the same again.
Do you have personal experience - or know other owners - who have owned Bavarias for longer than 4 year? say, 8 or 10 years?
There are a lot of older Bavarias out there for sale. And, your personal experience notwithstanding, there's rarely smoke without fire.
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