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Bavaria Cruiser 41 S

Sailboat specifications

The Bavaria Cruiser 41 S is a 39’4” (11.99m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by Farr Yacht Design (United States). She is built since 2011 by Bavaria Yachts (Germany).

Bavaria Cruiser 41 S's main features

Bavaria Cruiser 41 S
Hull type
Cruiser-racer sailboat
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
Hull and deck: GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
Keel : fin without bulb
Twin helm wheels
Single spade rudder
EC design category
 iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
160 000

Bavaria Cruiser 41 S's main dimensions

Overall length
40’ 6”12.35 m
Hull length
39’ 4”11.99 m
Waterline length
35’ 1”10.69 m
Beam (width)
13’3.96 m
7’ 8”2.35 m
Light displacement (MLC)
17891 lb8115 kg
Ballast weight
5578 lb2530 kg
Ballast type
Cast iron

Bavaria Cruiser 41 S's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
980 ft²91 m²
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi 9/10
Mast configuration
Deck stepped mast
Rotating spars
Number of levels of spreaders
Spreaders angle
Spars construction
Aluminum spars
Standing rigging
1x19 strand wire

Bavaria Cruiser 41 S's performances

Upwind sail area to displacement
 iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
243 ft²/T22.53 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
 iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The 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.
Ballast ratio
 iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.

The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
31 %
Critical hull speed
 iAs 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.
7.94 knots

Bavaria Cruiser 41 S's auxiliary engine

1 inboard engine
Engine(s) power
28 HP
Fuel type
Fuel tank capacity
55.5 gal210 liters

Bavaria Cruiser 41 S's accommodations and layout

Open aft cockpit
Cabin(s) (min./max.)
2 / 3
Berth(s) (min./max.)
4 / 8
Head(s) (min./max.)
1 / 2
Freshwater tank capacity
55.5 gal210 liters

Bavaria Cruiser 41 S's saloon

Maximum headroom
6’ 5”1.94 m
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