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Bavaria 37, Thea and Irlbach

The Cruising 40 fleet now has 2 new Bavaria 37s. Thea was added in 2006 and Irlbach in 2007.

The Bavaria 37 combines quality construction and seaworthiness with high performance sailing. With its fixed deck skylights and 12 opening hatches and ports, the interior is light and well ventilated. The main salon has a large mahogany table with a wraparound settee and a well equipped galley aft to port. The cabins feature double berths with ample storage in enclosed lockers.

On deck, control lines are led aft for ease of sail handling. The cockpit has teak seats and sole and a drop leaf table with storage. The walk through transom allows easy access to the swim platform with its fold out ladder and cockpit shower. Go to the Bavaria Yachts website for more information and photos. The Bavaria factory was featured in Sail Magazine's "How They're Built" series.

Cruising 40 members can daysail the Bavaria 37s or take them for extended cruises of up to 7 days.


Number in Fleet 2
Year 2006 Thea
  2007 Irlbach
LOA 37' 3"
LWL 32' 3"
Draft 5' 7" Thea
  6' 5" Irlbach
Beam 12' 6"
Displacement 15,180 lb.
Ballast 4,400 lb.
Fuel 40 Gal.
Water 95 Gal.
SA 730 sq. ft.
Bridge Clearance 54'

"Yellow Jacket" out for an evening sail
Equipment and Accommodations

  • 40 HP Volvo Diesel with Sail Drive
  • Main, 100% jib, 140% genoa, asymmetrical spinnaker
  • Hot and Cold Pressure Water
  • 110 Shore Power
  • Propane Stove with Oven
  • 12V Fridge
  • VHF Radio
  • GPS
  • AM/FM/CD player
  • Knot Meter
  • Depth Sounder
  • Wind Instrument
  • Forward V-Berth Stateroom
  • Aft Cabin with Double Berth
  • Two Settees
  • Enclosed Head with shower
  • 35# CQR on bow roller
  • 25# Danforth