(Vancouver, BC) — The concept and engineering phases have been completed, and now the development of the NAUTITECH 47 POWER is entering a new phase. In BAVARIA CATAMARANS’ shipyard in Rochefort, France, construction now begins on the catamaran, which is 14 metres long and travels at speeds of up 22 knots.

The clear lines and dynamic design reveal the powerful elegance of this catamaran. With a top speed of 22 knots, this catamaran doesn’t just have powerful acceleration, its cruising range of 1000 miles at a speed of nearly 9 knots is also testimony to its endurance. And whether on or below the deck, there is plenty of room for luxury and relaxation.

Sunsets on board are best enjoyed on the foredeck; that’s where one finds an inviting sofa and table with plenty of space for lounging.

The stern of the has multiple uses. The lifting platform between the hulls can be used as a Tenderlift or as a bathing paradise. It easily lifts a Williams Minijet 280 out of the water. In its central position, it links the two hulls to form a flat space which becomes a wonderful area for sunbathing right next to the water. When the platform is completely lowered into the water: voila – you have your own beach in the shallow water.

The day at sea is best spent on the generous flybridge. Enjoy the perfect view of as it gently swishes over the sea. With a bimini or a hardtop offering protection, the slipstream is there to be enjoyed and life can be lived to the full. A barbeque and a wet bar are also at the ready on the flybridge.

Meals are best served at the long dining table in the large cockpit with direct access to the saloon. At BAVARIA CATAMARANS, we call this tried and tested room layout the ‘OPEN concept’. With this clever layout, cockpit and saloon melt into one living space. The perfectly equipped pantry, the exclusive lounge area in the saloon and the generous cockpit all give the impression of a luxurious penthouse apartment.

Driving pleasure is provided by two Volvo Penta D4 motors each with 225 hp. The balance of power and efficiency are particularly impressive: travelling up to 22 knots. Take comfort in long-distance cruising of 1000 miles without stopping.

The NAUTITECH 47 POWER will be unveiled at European boat shows in early 2018.



WHERE |  Victoria’s Inner Harbour

WHEN | April 28 – May 1, 2016

The 26th annual Victoria Harbour Boat Show will once again be located in the yacht basin in front of the Empress Hotel.

Land and sea exhibitors offer plenty for the recreational boating enthusiast. We’ll have a host of new and previously owned sail and power on display.


+ BAVARIA CRUISER 37 (2 cabin)

+ BAVARIA CRUISER 41 (3 cabin)

+ BAVARIA VISION 42 (2 cabin)

+ BAVARIA OPEN 40 (3 cabin). THIS BOAT will be on display at our Sidney sales docks in Port Sidney Marina during the show

+ DUFOUR 500 GRAND LARGE (3 cabin)




Thursday/Friday 11 AM – 6 PM

Saturday/Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

TICKETS (go on sale March)

Adult $10

Senior/Student $8

4 day pass $20 (on-line purchase only)

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SAIL magazine just announced the OPEN 40 as WINNER in the 31′ – 40′ Catamaran category for 2016. Read on for their announcement:

(ANNAPOLIS, MD) — Known for its monohulls, Bavaria recently acquired French catamaran builder Nautitech and entered the multihull market with the new Open 40, a boat that has been making some serious waves at the many boat shows where it appeared this year.

Naval architect Marc Lombard has created a high-freeboard design with narrow hulls and fixed keels. The reverse bows hint at good performance, and the hard chines running from bow to stern both help part the water to keep the decks dry and provide a bit of extra interior volume while permitting waterline beam to be kept narrow. At 17,000lb, the boat is fairly light, with solid glass below the waterline and a cored, infused laminate above.

With those narrow hulls, the Open 40 sails like a witch, more than holding her own upwind—not a favorite angle of sail for most cats. Bavaria has also changed up a few options recently and added engine controls at the helms on both sides, which makes docking on either port or starboard a breeze. The interior finish is somewhat dark, which contrasts well with the boat’s white paneling, and a small shelf was added between the galley and the settee to provide a dish and cup rack.

The real story behind this boat is suggested by her name: the “Open 40.” On most cats, the saloon and galley are spread over about two thirds of the available main deck space, leaving the cockpit with the remaining third. However, aboard the Bavaria Open, this ratio has been reversed, with the idea that the cockpit is the area where cruising crews spend most of their time, making this Bavaria indeed much more “open.” The flow is excellent from the interior, past the starboard-side dinette and all the way to the transoms. Protection from the sun and rain is provided by a hardtop that extends all the way aft and also serves as the anchor for the mainsheet traveler.

Visibility forward from the helms is excellent overall, and even reasonable to the opposing forward corner through the ports. Best of all, this boat is as fun to sail off the wind as it is on a beat, providing a good turn of speed even at lower wind speeds, and will not disappoint in either private ownership or on charter.