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Bavaria Cruiser 45 shoal draft

The Bavaria Cruiser 45, here in "shoal draft" version, is a 44’7” monohull sailboat designed by Bruce Farr. She was built by Bavaria Yachtbau (Germany) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). The production started in 2010 .

The Bavaria Cruiser 45 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Standard.

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Bavaria Cruiser 45's   Main Features
Model Bavaria Cruiser 45
Version Shoal draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Bruce Farr
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 2010
Last built hull Discontinued
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 2 spade rudders
Cockpit Open aft cockpit with closing system
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Bavaria Cruiser 45's   Main dimensions
Length overall 46’ 10”
Hull length 44’ 7”
Waterline length 40’ 10”
Beam (width) 14’ 4”
Draft 5’ 8”
Mast height from DWL 68’ 1”
Light displacement 27778 lbs
Ballast weight 6834 lbs
Bavaria Cruiser 45's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1152 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 2217 sq.ft
Mainsail area 603 sq.ft
Solent area 549 sq.ft
Gennaker area 1615 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 58’ 10”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 18’ 1”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 56’ 5”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 18’ 2”
Bavaria Cruiser 45's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
19.76
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
38.04
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
185
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
25 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
8.56 knots
Bavaria Cruiser 45's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 53 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 55.5 gal
Bavaria Cruiser 45's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 4
Berth(s) (min/max) 6 / 10
Head(s) 3
Fresh water tank capacity 95.1 gal

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