Coming in at under £200k, this sportscruiser looks like a lot of boat for the money. But how much bang do you actually get for your buck?

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Overall score:80%


  • Spacious mid cabin
  • Great decks
  • Good Stowage


  • Single helm
  • No hull-side window for interior


Bavaria Sport 38


Price as reviewed:


The last 18 months has seen Bavaria launch a powerplay for dominance in the sportscruiser market. We’ve seen the Sport 28 and 34 and the range will soon be capped off with a flagship 43. This 38, however, marks a particularly interesting point in the market.

Priced well under £200,000, it looks like an awful lot of boat and will go up against several smaller models including Sealine’s best-selling SC35.


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


Top Speed:30.4 knots
Fuel Capacity:190 gal
Beam:13ft 1in
Cruising Speed:25.7 knots
Water Capacity:250 gal
Air Draught:10ft 6in
Length Overall:38ft 8in
Engines:Twin 5.7lt 320hp petrols as tested