Our guided tour of the Bavaria 450 Coupe, taken from the 2015 Dusseldorf Boat Show
The Bavaria 450 Coupe does what Bavaria do best by offering lots of space, two or three cabins, a choice of sterndrives or IPS, all at a reasonable price point, but it also exhibits some innovation.
It doesn’t have a separate external cockpit, just a large rear-facing sunpad with room for a folded inflatable in the garage beneath, leading down to a sizable bathing platform.
Instead, you get an electric drop-down window at the aft end of the saloon and an offset hinged glass door, which together with the sunroof make the saloon feel almost as open as a regular cockpit. See the video above to see these bits in action.
All versions have a master suite forward with a choice of one or two more double cabins and a day heads amidships.
The finish is more on the functional side, rather than luxurious, but it’s a lot of boat for the bucks.
Read the show review in the April 2015 issue of MBY, out March 5.