A Tardis-like sportscruiser: more room for your money

What they say
Err, nothing actually. Refreshingly, there isn’t a single word of hyperbole in their brochure – Bavaria let their pictures and their competitive prices do the talking.

What we say
Sleek it is not, but the consequence of that necessary height is good headroom under the hardtop, plus an outstanding view out through those deep windows.

The 30 sports a good range of engines: petrol and diesel, single and twins, plus Mercruiser’s new Axius system, which provides joystick control for sterndrive boats.

Two separate seating areas in a 30-footer’s cockpit is good going (one of these converts to a sunbed) but the real surprise comes down below. It feels remarkably roomy and comfortable; Bavaria are in the vanguard when it comes to their owner’s mid cabins, which have better stowage and more room inside than seems possible.

Contact: Ancasta International.
Tel: 44 (0)23 8045 0001.
Website: www.ancasta.com 

At a glance
Length: 31ft 6in (9.60m)
Beam: 9ft 9in (2.98m)
Engines: Single & twin 320/520hp sterndrive, diesel & petrol
Top speed: 35 knots (single 330hp)
Price from: £127,500 inc UK