|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Lower Upnor Kent UK|
1999 Bavaria 38 Exclusive 53,750
From an era, before Bavaria was known for mass production yacht building the Bavaria 38 Exclusive is of a different breed and widely acknowledged as a good sturdy cruising boat. This yacht is built to a high standard using good quality materials in a practical seaworthy design which is typical of this range in the late '90s. This yacht offers 6 berths in two cabins and the saloon with two head with 6ft headroom in the saloon. Last out of the water over the winter of 2018/19 when she was also antifouled. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a very tidy 38' yacht at a very reasonable price, we recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment.
Please call our Kent Chatham Office+44 (0)1634 571605 for further information or to arrange a viewing.
|Vessel name:||Last Chance|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Volvo Penta|
|Cruising Speed:||6 knots|
|Maximum Speed:||7.5 knots|
|Length over all:||38' 8"|
|Maximum draft:||6' 1"|
|Draft, drive up:||6' 1"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Fuel capacity:||150 Litres|
|Water capacity:||300 Litres|
Below decks, the finish on this Bavaria 38 Exclusive is excellent and in first-class condition. The internal joinery work is solid and robust, constructed from solid mahogany and mahogany faced plywood; all finished in a satin effect varnish.
The blue saloon upholstery works well in contrast with the finish of the wood, opening up the cabin space adding to the warm and cosy feel of the boat below decks. Use of a hard-wearing laminated sole board material finished in a non-slip plastic removes the requirement for varnishing of the sole and as a result, the boards appear to have had little wear.
Fitted out as the owner s cabin, with En-suite heads compartment the forepeak provides a large double V-bunk with over 6ft in length and a sizable standing area for changing etc. A large selection of storage options is provided throughout the cabin in various shelved and under-bunk lockers. The En-suite heads are of a reasonable size with sea toilet, sink, vanity unit and shower all neatly contained in a white moulded finish space for easy cleaning.
The saloon is of a good size for a boat of 38' with the passageway forward slightly offset to starboard and a centrally positioned drop leaf table. A conventional bench style settee runs along the starboard side with a U-shaped settee fitting around the table to port. The saloon provides storage throughout again in a selection of overhead and under settee lockers; both settees, Heated throughout via an Eberspaecher diesel heater.
A full-sized chart table is positioned to starboard at the aft end of the saloon with a shaped seat with storage provided beneath, ideal for use at sea. Ships switch panels and navigation equipment are all easily accessible from the seating position. A large chart locker is provided within the table along with a bosun's drawer and locker. To port, the L-shaped galley provides all equipment and generous storage required to cater for a full crew with two-burner and oven gas cooker, double stainless-steel sink with freshwater filtration system fitted, and sizable top opening fridge.
Immediately aft of the galley is a good-sized, well laid out aft cabin again providing a generous double berth with over 6' of length and practical standing area for getting changed. A good variety of shelving and hanging space lockers are provided with a further under-seat locker provided.
The main heads to the starboard side of the companionway is of a generous size for any boat with a sizable dedicated wet hanging locker area sited at the aft end. The heads provide a practically sized shower area with sea toilet, sink and vanity unit all finished in an easy-clean white moulding.
The cockpit is of sufficient size to safely accommodate a full crew when on a passage in comfort with sufficient additional space for alfresco entertaining of guests when at anchor. The wheel is positioned centrally at the aft end of the cockpit space with a full-width bench seat provided for the helmsman. All engine and navigation instrumentation/controls are contained within the binnacle. A large full depth cockpit locker to starboard provides a huge amount of storage for the boat gear with additional dedicated gas lockers provided within the helmsman's seat.
Built before Bavaria entered the mass, high volume boat production market the 38 Exclusive was built in a traditional manner. Heavy hand laid GRP hull and deck mouldings finished in a white gel coat with blue style stripes. Last Chance has laid teak decks and cockpit. The large open foredeck is clear from obstructions with a sizable anchor locker containing the electric windlass and associated controls as well as providing ample storage for the 80m of chain and fenders when not in use. Easy passage aft from the foredeck can be made along the very wide side decks which again are clear of obstruction with plenty of grab handles. Stanchions support sturdy guard wires running the full length of the boat with gates on both port and starboard sides for easy access when alongside. With all lines lead aft to the cockpit the requirements for crew going forward when on passage should be limited. Sensibly stainless-steel guards are fitted over coachroof dorade vents to provide protection from flailing sheets. Stout cleats are provided forward, midships and aft for securing of mooring warps, the midships cleat being particularly useful if coming alongside shorthanded.
1 x Delta Stainless steel anchor with 30m of stainless steel chain
1 x Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass
10 x Fenders
10 x Warps
Ribeye aluminium rigid bottom dinghy (available by seperate negotiation)
Winter cradle (available by separate negotiation)
Depth Raymarine ST60
Speed/Log Raymarine ST60
Wind system Raymarine ST60
VHF Radio ICOM
Handheld VHF Radio ICOM
Chart plotter Raymarine with C-Map Charts
Navigation lights Deck level Aqua signal
Navigation lights Masthead Aqua signal
Clock and Barometer
Located under the companionway steps is a Volvo Penta 40HP 1999 3 cylinder 40HP diesel engine that is freshwater cooled via a heat exchanger. Saildrive to a 2 blade fixed prop with a rope cutter. Saildrive seal was last changed in approximately 2015/2016. Morse controls mounted on the cockpit steering binnacle. The engine has been serviced annually by the owner, who has also part finished replacing the engine sound proofing. The yacht will cruise at 6 knots under engine and has a maximum speed of 7 knots.
2 x 12V 140AH domestic batteries, approximately 8 years old. 1 x 12V 55AH engine battery age unknown. All charged from engine alternator and 240V battery charger via the 240V shore power ring main system which also has a hot water immersion heater attached,
1 x Fire Blanket
1 x CO2 Detector
1 x Smoke detector
Cockpit harness points
Liferaft Plastimo 6 man last serviced 2011
1 x Manual bilge pump
1 x Electric bilge pump
First Aid kit
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner s specific needs.