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Bavaria 38 'Dotty Dot'


There is wheel steering, a furling headsail and slab reefing mainsail with lazy jacks for ease of handling. The yacht is the 3 cabin version with berths for 8 people. Internal headroom is 1.9m maximum and there is clear permanent passage through to the fore cabin.


There are three cabins with 3 double berths and a single in the saloon which can be made into a double on one of the 38s.

bavaria 38 layout

Factory Extras

The yacht has the following extras which may not figure on other Bavaria 38s:

  • Third reef in the mainsail allowing a 70% sail area reduction for strong wind sailing
  • Side opening gates to allow less mobile people to board comfortably
  • Mid ship cleats for ease of attaching mooring springs (very useful when sailing single handed as it is very possible to do with this yacht with its electronic equipment and cockpit lead sail controls).
  • Refrigerated cool box
  • Second 140ah domestic battery
  • Automatic battery charger which starts charging batteries when shore supply connected
  • Extra headsail halyard with deck anchor point for the storm jib
  • Deck pump out for black water holding tank, essential when families are on board
  • Hot water calorifier
  • Lofrans electric anchor windlass
  • Trilight on top of mast
  • Leather Wheel covering

Non Factory Extras fitted in UK

These are hull fitted items requiring uk installation:

  • Raymarine Wind speed and direction indicator
  • Raymarine autohelm which can be set to follow waypoints, follow a set magnetic course, follow the wind shifts or tack the yacht when single handed plus many other features
  • Raymarine chart plotter allowing extensive use of waypoints and routes with Man Overboard function
  • Raymarine GPS allowing yachts position to be seen on chart plotter and integrated with DSC VHF radio to broadcast yachts position in event of an emergency
  • Raymarine Seatalk integration of above electronic equipments
  • Simrad DSC VHF intergrated with GPS and with cockpit extension speaker
  • Hand held VHF

MCA Certification Extras.

These items were fitted in the UK post delivery to achieve MCA certification

  • Engine bay bulkhead to retain fire suppressing agent
  • Fireproofing of engine sea water hoses
  • Armoured gas supply hose to gimballing cooker
  • Anti syphon modification to heads
  • Gas and CO alarm
  • Stainless steel fire proofing of area adjacent to gas hob
  • Battery change over switch to allow engine to be started from domestic batteries in an emergency


  • Flat screen colour TV with intergral DVD player
  • Radio with ipod dock and twin saloon stereo speakers

Internal photographs of the Bavaria 38

bavaria 38 cockpit


In addition to the installed equipment above, there is a long list of loose equiment which includes the following:


  • Mainsail area 37.6m2 Sanders sails fully battened with Rutgerson cars for ease of hoisting and dropping complete with sail numbers
  • Furling headsail 45.8m2 Sanders sails with UV strip
  • Spinnaker Sanders Sails with 4m 80mm spinnaker pole
  • Orange Storm Jib

Ground Tackle

  • Main anchor is 45lb plough anchor with 50m of 8mm chain matched to the gypsy on the windlass
  • Secondary kedge anchor with 10m of chain and 50m of warp.

Safety Equipment

  • Qty 10 manual 150N lifejackets with lights, integral harness and sprayhood
  • Qty 10 3 point safety harnesses
  • Offshore flare pack with qty 4 parachute, qty 6 red hand held, qty 4 white anti collision smoke and qty 2 orange smoke>
  • Solas B First Aid Kit
  • Solas B 8 man valise liferaft, on hire but paid up until June 2018
  • Foghorns
  • High power searchlight
  • Wire rig cutters and hack saw
  • Qty 2 lifebuoys with light and drogue, one with floating line
  • Danbuoy
  • Kim recovery sling
  • Wooden bungs for sea cocks


  • Sprayhood
  • Packaman mainsail stowage
  • Wheel cover
  • Cockpit dodgers


  • Solent Chart Folio plus cross Channel Folio
  • Almanac, Tidal atlas, Bretton plotter, dividers, logbook
  • Hand bearing compass
  • Night and day binoculars


  • Batteries: qty 2 Varta 140ah domestic plus a Varta 70ah engine start
  • (Standard equipment includes qty 2 240v outlets and qty 2 12v outlets in main saloon)


  • Inflatable tender (4 man)
  • Wet Weather Suits (7) 2 Medium, 3 Large, 2 Extra Large
  • Anchor ball, motoring cone, bosuns chair
  • Full galley equipment comprising crockery, cutlery, drinking glasses, cooking pots
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit table

bavaria 38 keel ashore

bavaria 38