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German premiere of the new Bavaria C46

by Bavaria Yachts 16 Jan 12:33 UTC 20-28 January 2024

The new BAVARIA C46 develops, interprets and extends the design concept of the successful C-LINE from the German shipyard Bavaria Yachts.

With a successful combination of generous space, outstanding sailing characteristics and innovative solutions, the new BAVARIA C46 aims to redefine the standards in its category once again.

She will be on show to the boot public for the first time in Dusseldorf, celebrating her German premiere with the comprehensive OCEAN package.

The OCEAN PACKAGE of the BAVARIA C46 stands for not having to do without anything on board. Just choose the colour of the hull and the hull stripes, the type of wood in the interior and the wood for the floor. Bavaria Yachts has already taken care of all other packages such as SAIL READY, DESIGN, entertainment, anchor and many other options, everything is already included in the C46 OCEAN PACKAGE.

The generous space on board and the proven Made in Germany solidity are combined with further improved sailing performance and an even greater feel-good factor on board. These achievements are possible by the pronounced chines and the V-bow, which already achieved excellent sailing characteristics in the previous development of the BAVARIA C38 and C42 and creates incomparable space in the cabins. With the new rig-sail concept of the BAVARIA C46, the pure joy of sailing is further optimized, whether single-handed or with a sporty crew - because the versatile BAVARIA C46 also offers convincing solutions for every requirement when it comes to deck layout. At the same time, the BAVARIA C46 is an elegant and chic yacht that is already delighting its soon-to-be owners. The nomination of the BAVARIA C46 for Europe's Yacht of the Year by the international jury of the European Yacht of the Year Award is further confirmation of this new, all-round successful concept.

The BAVARIA C46 is designed to offer a unique experience and fun, comfort and safety on board. Whatever the preferred way of sailing, the C46 proves to be the ideal companion to discover the pleasure of sailing in all its nuances. Building on the extensive experience of the past decades, the C46 offers a wide range of additional configurations, allowing maximum customization of the sailing experience to individual needs and preferences.

The BAVARIA C46 sets new standards in the combination of interior design, excellent sailing characteristics and innovative solutions. Like all models in the C-LINE, the BAVARIA C46 was created in cooperation between the BAVARIA development team and Cossutti Yacht Design.

Based on the experience of the last successful developments, the new C46 has distinctive chines and the famous BAVARIA V-Bow, which give the C46 a very agile and at the same time extremely stable sailing behaviour. Whether relaxed sailing with a small crew, single-handed sailing or trips with a large crew and sporting ambitions - the BAVARIA C46 offers all the necessary options for maximum sailing pleasure with six optional winch positions, plenty of sail area upwind and further options for gennaker and Code0.

Even under the mainsail and self-tacking jib, the BAVARIA C46 has a sail area of 115 square meters upwind, the reason is the new rig-sail concept with larger headsails. The larger 56 square meter genoa, which can be sheeted at a narrow angle via the genoa rails on the housing, ensures greater speed and optimized turning angles and thus offers maximum height upwind. Gennaker, Code0 or the newly developed Permanent Code0 ensure an optimized sail plan in the most varied of wind conditions. Permanent Code0 because this headsail can stay permanently on the bowsprit like a second, additional headsail and does not have to be taken down after every downhaul course or even day trip. This makes a Code0 as easy to use as a genoa was previously.

All halyards and trim lines are led to the two central winches at the helm. The main sheet and the sheet of the self-tacking jib are also operated by the central winches and are therefore always under the control of the skipper.

In addition to the conventional sports and furling mast with manual winches for active sailing, an electric furling system for the mainsail and electric winches for trimming the headsails are now optionally available for the first time. On request, powerful lithium batteries provide the necessary energy for the trimming system and other consumers on board the BAVARIA C46, also in combination with removable solar panels on the bimini to generate additional electricity.

The BAVARIA C46 offers two options for trimming the Gennaker and Code0. If you sail a lot alone or with a small crew, you can choose two more winches at the helm station in addition to the central winches. The sheet of the larger genoa can also be led directly aft through the halyard tunnel and trimmed to be easily accessible to the helmsman.

If the BAVARIA C46 is sailed by a larger, active crew, then the two additional winches on the cockpit coaming are exactly the right choice. Genoa, gennaker and Code0 are easily operated by the crew and give the skipper plenty of space behind the newly developed helm stand, which also ensures access to the most relevant information at all times from the coaming.

With the three additional B&G displays above the companionway, important data such as boat speed, wind strength, wind direction, course and depth can optionally be accessed by the entire crew at any time.

With the BAVARIA C46, the BAVARIA development team has created an impressive amount of space and comfort in the salon and cabins. In addition to an attractive design and high quality of construction, the clear goal during development was to create a spacious and communicative salon for the owner and crew while at the same time offering maximum privacy in the comfortable cabins. Therefore, the C46 offers a wide range of configurations that allow maximum customization of the yacht and the sailing experience to individual needs and preferences.

The salon is the perfect place for spending wonderful times together with family and friends on board the BAVARIA C46. In the slightly raised BAVARIA on-board office, with a navigation table and important nautical equipment, you are at eye level with the crew in the galley. This makes working on the navigation system or even cooking a shared experience. Meals are served at the large salon table with a U-shaped sofa, which can quickly be transformed into a large lying area at the touch of a button using the optional lowerable salon table.

To ensure the right light in the salon, Bavaria Yachts combines tried-and-tested yacht building with modern concepts. New skylights, large hatches and hull windows not only ensure daylight and ventilation in the salon during the day, but also a very good view of the sails, whether from the on-board office or from the salon table. In the evening, the energy-saving, linear designer lights in the deck panels always provide in the right light for the salon.

The available layouts range from 3 to 5 cabins and offer new possibilities to meet individual needs on board through multi-purpose rooms. For example, the owner can choose a configuration with 4 cabins, each with its own bathroom, this layout offers optimal privacy and comfort to all guests on board. Alternatively, a 3-cabin layout with an extremely spacious owner's cabin and an additional, separate multi-purpose cabin on the companionway can be chosen. This can then be used as tool storage, a place for wet oilskins or directly accessible storage space.

The ample room and feeling of space are absolutely impressive, and not just in the salon. In the standard version with three cabins, all berths on board have a width of at least 1.60 meters over the full length of all beds, with a total length of over two meters each - an almost impossibly generous solution in this segment. The very voluminous and almost four-meter-long owner's cabin in the bow offers impressive light and space and, in addition to its own bathroom and its own separate shower, also offers space for an additional cupboard on the main bulkhead and an on-board library in the salon.

Many other options allow you to adapt the layout and equipment below deck to your individual preferences. For a lot of space there is the possibility of a multi-purpose room on starboard and portside, for example if more storage space or space for a washing machine is desired. Four cabin layouts can be realized in the classic way with a divided cabin in the bow, here the berths are over 2 meters long and each a proud 1.50 meters x 0.80 meters wide, or if you understandably don't want to do without the unique owner's cabin in the front, by means of an additional fourth cabin with double bunk beds instead of the head on the starboard side.

This freedom of choice allows boat owners to create the space on board that best suits their individual needs. There are very different requirements and preferences, so the C46 offers a wide range of optimized solutions. Whether generous spaces or practical solutions on board - the BAVARIA C46 is designed in such a way that it can be adapted to every situation and offers passionate sailors unique experiences. Design thought through down to the smallest detail - Made in Germany - Made with Passion by Bavaria Yachts.

Packages and options

Ocean package

The OCEAN PACKAGE of the BAVARIA C46 stands for not having to do without anything on board. You only have to choose the color of the hull and the hull stripes, the type of wood in the interior and the wood for the floor. Bavaria Yachts has already taken care of all other packages such as SAIL READY, DESIGN, entertainment and anchor and many other important options, everything is already included in the C46 OCEAN PACKAGE.

Design package

The DESIGN PACKAGE aims to make something very special out of your BAVARIA C46 with attention to detail. The fabric-covered panels on the main bulkhead and a linear lighting concept create a unique ambience in the salon and cabins. Teak or Esthec in the cockpit and the choice of colour of the hull stripes and many other details are also part of the package.

Sail ready

Just start sailing! The SAIL READY PACKAGE supplements the extensive basic equipment of the BAVARIA C46 with many helpful options that make life on board even more pleasant. From the midships railing access to more energy through additional battery capacity to the light packages below deck and in the cockpit.

Sail and rig options

Enjoying sailing means being able to concentrate on the trim of the sails and the wind and conserving your energy. The BAVARIA C46 offers many options. In addition to the conventional sports and furling mast with manual winches for active sailing, an electric furling system for the mainsail and electric winches for trimming the headsails are now optionally available for the first time.

The Permanent Code0 was also newly developed, which can be set like a second forestay on the bowsprit and, in clear winds, quickly and easily ensures more propulsion and sailing pleasure, even for small crews.

Sailing is, by definition, the most sustainable way to get around on the water. The new Ekko-Tech sails, which can now be ordered on all Bavaria Yachts sailing yachts, give this philosophy another important accent for the environment. These high-quality laminate sails are made from recycled PET bottles and with the help of wind energy and green electricity.

Bavaria B-Box

It's best to stow things where you need them. This is also the principle of the BAVARIA B-Box, the storage space for everything you need for diving and swimming fun on board. Accessible directly from the bathing platform, the BAVARIA B-Box is ideal for anything that might need to be stowed away wet after the fun. By the way, the built-in compressor ensures enough air in the SUPs and toys.

Bavaria V-Bow and Chines

BAVARIA V-Bow and chines, these striking characteristics in the hull design not only give the BAVARIA C46 more volume below deck, but also exceptionally good sailing characteristics. The BAVARIA chines ensure more stability, a longer waterline and therefore more performance and a more direct feeling when steering. Narrow at the waterline widens towards the deck like a V of the BAVARIA V-Bow. It was developed by Cossutti Yacht Design from Italy and Bavaria Yachts to give the hull more volume, including in the foredeck. Despite the wide stern, additional volume in the bow ensures less distortion when heeling and therefore more safety, especially in rough seas. And the V-Bow gives the cabin in the foredeck completely new dimensions.

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