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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.
Model: 40 Cruiser
Overall length: 40' 0"
Beam: 13' 0"
Draft: 5' 5"
Keel: Shoal draft
Main sail: In mast furling
Headsail: Roller furling
Sail area: 882 sq. ft.
Engine make: Volvo Penta Saildrive
Engine size: 38 Hp
Fuel capacity: 56 Gallons
Water capacity: 96 Gallons
Manual heads: 2
12' RIB Dinghy with 9.9 Hp
Electric | Electronics
Inverter/charger: 1800 watt
Manual winches: Yes
Chartplotter (Gamin GPS map 4008)
Autopilot (Garmin GHC 10)
Wi-Fi available for rent
Helm | Cockpit
Cockpit bimini: Canvas
Transom: Drop down
Oven and 2 burner stove
Top opening fridge
Stove top coffee maker
Hot & cold water
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: 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.
Interested in booking the Bavaria 40 Cruiser, Transitions?
Photos of Transitions - Bavaria 40 Cruiser
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
Pots & pans, dinnerware, glassware and cutlery are provided in quantities matching the sleeping capacity of this yacht.
Towels and bed linens are supplied for all aboard. Beach towels are also supplied.
Small first aid kit, binoculars, navigational tools, charts and a cruising guide to the Virgin Islands.
Life jackets are supplied for all aboard. However, if you will have a toddler or very small child aboard, it would be wise to bring a zip up life jacket to Tortola as small life jackets are in very limited supply and fit is not guaranteed.
A starter kit including 1 toilet roll per head, small hand soaps, 1 roll of paper towels, dish liquid, Handi Wipes, 2 trash bags, matches, antibacterial spray, Off insect repellent, 1 bottle of rum, 2 cans of Coke, 1 bottle of spring water, salt & pepper and one bag of ice is provided. Once the starter kit has been used, you are responsible for all consumable items.
Please note: Snorkel gear is not included but may be rented or purchased next door at Blue Water Divers.
Notes about hired crew
Accommodations suitable for your captain: Midships bunk cabin | quarter berth cabin | double or queen cabin.
You may also assign an adult forepeak berth provided the captain has clear access to a head (bathroom) that does not require entering a private cabin occupied by members of your party.
If your group is of a size that requires the use of open berths such as an open midships berth or saloon table conversion, please designate members of your party to fill those spaces.
Please note that crew are hired at your request and are non-cancellable less than 7 nights prior to the start of your charter. Should you wish to cancel the captain hired on your behalf less than 7 nights in advance, 50% of their fee will become due and payable.
Current (per day) Crew Fees are:
Captain & Check Out Skipper @ 185.00 or ASA Sailing Instructor @ 210.00, plus meals and gratuity. Gratuities average 10 to 20% of the crew member's total fee, subject to level of service received.