The Bavaria E40 Fly offers full displacement cruising and an aft cabin in a neat 40ft package, Jack Haines gets to grips with it in the Solent

Product Overview

Bavaria E40 Fly

Pros:

  • Frugal cruising
  • Aft cabin privacy
  • Practical decks
  • Bright saloon
  • Good value

Cons:

  • Mediocre performance won't suit everyone
  • Feels built to a price
  • Flybridge seating is low

Product:

Bavaria E40 Fly review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£319,747.00 (as reviewed)

Take a look inside

This particular boat had the two-cabin layout, though you can split the aft double into a pair of twins if you need more sleeping space or intend to use the boat for charter.

Bavaria E40 Fly

The bright, sociable saloon

As an owner the twin cabin boat delivers space and privacy that few rivals can live with aside from the likes of the more expensive offerings from Broom, Westwood and Haines. In this guise both cabins have comfortable double beds and ensuite access to their own bathrooms. Those using the forward cabin benefit from a split shower room and toilet, too.

Bavaria E40 Fly

The full-beam master ensuite aft is key to the E40’s charms

The rivals mentioned above won’t be having sleepless nights about the quality of the internal fit out just yet but it’s attractive, robust and built to last if lacking in lustre.

You can read the full review of the Bavaria E40 Fly in the June 2017 issue of MBY.

Contact Clipper Marine for more details.

Bavaria E40

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Verdict

If you can accept cruising at 10 knots then there is a lot to like about the E40. The living spaces are excellent and it's rare to have two such good cabins on a 40ft boat plus it's relatively good value and should prove cheap to run

Details

Length:40ft 3in (12.29m)
Beam:13ft 8in (4.2m)
Draught:3ft 8in (1.16m)
Displacement:11.5 tonnes (lightship)
Fuel capacity:270 litres
Water capacity:420 litres
Test engine:Volvo Penta D4 300hp
Top speed:14.5 knots
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