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Bavaria 40 Cruiser | Transitions

Bavaria 40 Cruiser - 2013

Sailboat Name: Transitions

She's quick, nimble, light, airy and sensibly laid out. The cruiser 40' is a scaled down version of the 45, 3 cabin and offers most of the same features ... with the exception of the dual rudders. She also has in-mast furling and a fixed mechanical vang, making sail trim a very simple process.

The cockpit boasts a full bimini with dodger, a nice feature to help mitigate the 5 minute cloud bursts that are sometimes part and parcel of sailing the BVI. You'll enjoy the long teak bench seats that are angled nicely for comfort with backs high enough to offer comfort and support where needed. The cockpit sole is also teak, providing probably the best non-skid surface available.

She has dual helms with a compass mounted on each binnacle and Garmin electronics, including an 8" chartplotter and autopilot that are conveniently displayed on the drop leaf table and neatly fold away into the table when not in use.

The entire transom drops down between split backstays to provide a seamless boarding area and swim platform while at anchor. Her wide side decks and recessed hatches provide excellent access to the bow. All hardware is of high quality and well placed.

Below decks, you'll find a traditional 3 cabin layout. There are two spacious aft cabins and a forward v-berth, each offering standing head room, opening hatches with good ventilation and sun shades, fixed portlights, a small bench seat with storage below, hanging lockers, a deep drawer under the berth, fan and cabin lights. The aft cabins share a head with shower located to port of the companionway whilst the v-berth cabin has its own head with shower.

A proper navigation station with chart table is situated on the starboard side at the base of the companionway, and just ahead of the nav station is the main saloon with u-shaped settee and seating for 6 opposite the galley. The galley has all the standard equipment including a double stainless steel sink, gimaballed 2 burner stove, top loading fridge and a microwave for use when on shore power.

This is a roomy yacht with nice finishing touches. The blond alpi interior contrasts the mocha seat cushions and several fixed portlights lend additional natural lighting throughout while well placed opening ports and hatches provide excellent air flow. Though traditionally designed, she's not the typical, claustrophobia inducing sailboat of yesteryear. I like it.

Note: ASA Sailing lessons (levels 101, 103 and 104) are available aboard this yacht. Candidates must be at least 12 years of age or over to acquire bareboat certification.


Electric | Electronics

Helm | Cockpit


Special features

Note: The equipment list is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. The charter company reserves the right to substitute the dinghy, outboard or any other equipment listed which, from time to time, may need repair or replacement.

Cabins and berths - Maximum 2 to 6 persons

This yacht offers: 3 Queen cabins - in the following configuration:
Note: If you require a captain or ASA instructor they will each require a cabin. See Crew notes below for further details.

Charter Rates - Bavaria 40 Cruiser

December 18 to January 5 -
$5,195 (USD)
January 5 to January 31 -
$4,595 (USD)
January 31 to April 22 -
$5,195 (USD)
April 22 to July 10 -
$4,095 (USD)
July 10 to November 1 -
$3,595 (USD)
November 1 to December 18 -
$4,595 (USD)
Note: Prices and seasonal dates are subject to change without notice.

Pricing and booking information

If considering booking your BVI sailing vacation and would like the price for Transitions, enter your preferred charter dates at the top of this page and return to the charter rate section to see your net charter fee, including any applicable discounts. Note: The minimum charter period over Christmas or New Years is 7 nights. A sleep aboard is not considered a charter day.
Bareboat charter rates displayed do not include:
BVI Cruising Tax, NPT daytime mooring fees, yacht insurance, captain or ASA Instructor, cell phone rental, security deposit, V.I.S.A.R. donation, prior night sleep aboard fees or fuel and water charges.
Prices indicated are for 7 nights aboard. All charters begin and end at 12:00 noon. Please note that Transitions is not available during hurricane season from: August 20 to September 30.
Until you request a "hold" be placed on the yacht (and we confirm), availability cannot be guaranteed. A deposit in the amount of 50% of the net charter fee is required within 5 days of placing your hold.
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Photos of Transitions - Bavaria 40 Cruiser

"Transitions" at the dock
Main Saloon
Navigation Station
Forward Cabin
Forward Head
Starboard Aft Cabin
Port Aft Cabin
Aft Head


  • Free Nights - Monohull Yachts Only: Sail 10 nights and get 3 nights free from July 10 to October 31. If sailing for 8 or 9 nights, you will get 1 or 2 nights free and pay for 7. This offer is not applicable to HYC catamarans.
  • HYC Repeat Guests: Will receive 10% off BVI sailing vacations lasting 5 nights or longer, regardless of season. Please note that this discount does not apply to a prior night sleep aboard.
  • Multiple Yachts: Hire two or more sailboats for the same dates booked at the same time and save 10% on both yachts.
  • Important Note: From time to time, special offers may be available that are not noted above but will be reflected in your full quote, if requested. No two discounts may be combined.
  • Our Guarantee: You will always receive the best offer available, first time ... every time. Count on it!

Standard bareboat equipment

Notes about hired crew