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.