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Bavaria Cruiser 55 shoal draft

The Bavaria Cruiser 55, here in "shoal draft" version, is a 53’ monohull sailboat designed by Bruce Farr. She was built by Bavaria Yachtbau (Germany) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 2010 and 2014.

The Bavaria Cruiser 55 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Standard.

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Bavaria Cruiser 55's   Main Features
Model Bavaria Cruiser 55
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 2014
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 55's   Main dimensions
Length overall 55’
Hull length 53’
Waterline length 49’ 1”
Beam (width) 16’
Draft 6’ 2”
Light displacement 37920 lbs
Ballast weight 12125 lbs
Bavaria Cruiser 55's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1561 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 2960 sq.ft
Mainsail area 829 sq.ft
Solent area 732 sq.ft
Gennaker area 2131 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) 65’ 4”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 21’ 5”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 63’ 2”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 22’ 2”
Bavaria Cruiser 55'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.
21.76
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.
41.27
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.
145
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.
32 %
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.
9.39 knots
Bavaria Cruiser 55's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 75 HP / 110 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 79.3 gal
Bavaria Cruiser 55's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 5
Berth(s) (min/max) 6 / 10
Head(s) (min/max) 2 / 4
Fresh water tank capacity 184.9 gal
Bavaria Cruiser 55's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 10”

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