This 38-footer is a marked step up for the German yard

Product Overview

Overall rating:

60%
Overall score:60%

Pros:

  • Spacious mid cabin, great decks, good stowage

Cons:

  • Single helm, no hull-side window for interior

Product:

Bavaria 38 Sport

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£157,000.00

With four new models launched in the last 18 months, Bavaria’s assault on the sportscruiser market shows no signs of letting up. Priced well under £200,000, the 38 Sport looks like an awful lot of boat and will go up against several smaller models including Sealine’s best-selling SC35.

Price is as tested with twin 5.7lt 320hp petrols. With twin D4-260 diesels it comes in at £195,000.

Verdict

Big on size and value, the Bavaria Sport 38 is very easy to spend time on. The detail work may still be lacking but Bavaria now has a line-up that means business

Details

Top Speed:30 knots
Cabins:2
Beam:13ft 1in (3.9m)
Cruising Speed:21 knots
Length Overall:38ft 8in (11.8m)
Engines:Twin 5.7lt 320hp petrols