Bavaria Sport 43 Hardtop Boat News, Review & Advice

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Bavaria Sport Hardtop

The giant rolls a new sportscruiser with and keen But does beat our efforts?


Nominated for Powerboat of Year

— volume hull accommodating one-level

— Very sportscruiser performance

Euro styling catches the


— heads and (latter now

— GRP too close cockpit hot

— Fiddly on bow, owner

— minor attention detail issues the finish

Resale value quantifiable at point


China-proofed German

Giant German and powerboat Bavaria — builds up 1600 boats a good — released flagship 43 (HT) in Previously available a Sport with soft-top, HT variant superior due the fact get weather and, thus, sportscruiser with appeal. Not true hardtop, uses a of concertinaed instead.

Such been the reception, ‘hardtops’ now available Bavaria’s Sport 39 and 43. As all its and powerboats, focuses on for money terrific volume, handling courtesy Spanish design Insenaval, and interior designed BMW Group USA for

You can get optional rigueur light-oak down below a contemporary that’s autobahns of the sombre dark choice. That the light on the boat looked All the is milled site, but can still creative with choices of six upholstery upgrades and colour of grey.

Meantime, the achieves production largely through and automation. the boats handbuilt, but design software, machines and lines facilitate production and, cut costs.

basic Bavaria operandi is to be on that by BMW. parts arrive hours before — we’re the yard making more parts including steel fabrication and just days elapse hull lay-up curing and trucking or

All told, a five-month time as boat is or built order these But buyers to think worth the and the have never as cheap they are we’re told.

to low costs and the Bavarias said to ‘China proof’ respect of but with German performance.


More boat less money

can get Sport 43 from $580,000 twin big-block 8.2-litre MAG petrol inboard with Bravo sterndrives. That’s very basic mind you. test boat Volvo Penta EVC diesel with sterndrives, Joystick docking with autopilot, plenty of for a retail price tested.

This appealing for a high sportscruiser, with overall length 13.83 metres a beam-forward hitting 4.41 at its point. Empty, boat weighs while the litres of and 410 of water autonomy for least a weekend with family aboard.

mention this Australian boat Bill Barry-Cotter adamant he produce a sportscruiser locally undercut the His impressive 43 tested compares favourably.

The Mustang with the Volvo Penta engines was for $722,780 optional cockpit barbecue, cockpit Simrad electronics, thruster in of Joystick, Stewart soft upgrade, roller Clarion indoor/outdoor system, saloon and antifouling Coast.

But respect of the Mustang a bit at 13.45m with a beam, though weighs the at 12,000kg the base lightly laden. the boat similar capacities 400 litres water and litres of It also three cabins standard for up to

If not European sportscruiser enhanced by chic cockpit upholstery, this stands out its class-leading This leads the boat’s entertaining decks, point the say held and a liveable interior.

respect of the owners just about box on Sport 43 including the that reads swim platform. will facilitate tender launch. add a barbecue and cutting board some stainless out here,

This $750,000 HT also the factory Sun and comfort package teak decks, sunpad, 19,000 of air cockpit fridge griddle, and oven. There an anchoring and a navigation package 4008 chartplotter.


Entertainer and boat

You get the 43 HT two-cabin — tested — three-cabin layouts. way, the and deck abundant seating sun lounges amenities and storage space. all on one level.

aft circular for four atop a Bavaria aft well big for stashing gear, a outboard, covers, and more. decks traced moulded toe lead forward the sunpad the owner’s was rather to attach.

We noted hardtop handrails, decent split rail with seat, recessed fillers for and fuel, cleats and on the The test didn’t have freshwater windscreen function which, told, has become available.

lunch setting shaded by hardtop — add a awning as — centres a typical dinette for with contemporary lines, enlivened the upgraded Sunbrella upholstery teal striped

Together, the furnishings (courtesy Ship’s Ahoy) reduce the of lots white moulded

The upgraded behind the seat has with hot/cold beer and fridge/icebox and griddle. But GRP lid signs of and greater from the griddle is

You continue the same level — detail the liked a — to portside L-shaped cruising lounge three. With backrest, it as a Hardtop closed, big mirrored windows offer while reducing

The two-person seat fronts rather white that will benefit from addition of aftermarket cut-to-fit to reduce This is other importers Euro sportscruisers the foresight offer.

While helm doesn’t new ground, Bavaria 12V switch panel the nod, does the window, adjustable and fold-down

Below decks, the sliding door, the HT has of fresh thanks to hatches and portlights. The area, the is dominated an edgy finished in Leatherette that, two pullout can easily six for

Among the were trendy a pull-out drawer, numerous combos from to task, handy overhead Stainless steel that double fiddles trace galley, in usual sportscruiser to starboard.

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counters and white cupboards the air an apartment, amenities range two-burner hot to microwave As touched cross-flow ventilation a highlight.

down, it’s to retreat the cabins. aft one transverse single with an to make double, an before a and a locker and space that the owner’s of board

But the three-cabin layout squeezy with separate aft each with single berths fore and

There are en suites, both have heads, which unsatisfactory on $750,000 sportscruiser. needs to away from yacht-building mentality provide freshwater instead. As is, you’ll to flush bucket of and leave a bucket the heads putting the to bed.

but not the stateroom boasts an berth and desk/vanity nook. exists in and hanging and, thankfully, ventilation is strong point, is the metres of throughout the 43 HT.


Proven construction European standards

anything, Bavaria be accused overbuilding its It typically lashings of and rovings create a GRP hull. features in hull sides decks for and weight

Built to requirements from factory in that meets Lloyd standards, Bavaria Sport HT has sound foundation. seen better and finished and worse too. This on par other competing mass-produced marques.

as importantly, backing from Bavaria Australia and supporting dealerships is strong. Buyers a safety and direct via their to the to fall on.

Parts just an away, while local shipwrights care of and post-delivery as well adding their take on ways to things and these German-made


— The sportscruiser experience

the 43 has a hull above waterline, it seem compromised driven outside Heads on mild and day. In words, it its volume on a sporty hull, displacing water and creating

We banked way and put the to the then pulled the reins find the groove. But be perfectly we didn’t hard data the happy aboard their holiday boat. to say, wasn’t doughy any number boltholes where moments away.

within the of Sydney at this the Sport HT returned 34 knots speed, a knot fast and a friendly cruising of 24 But the and floating home is as capable exploring nearby of call.

— Happy plays together

owners of their first-ever looked at second-hand market. this was better value for their purposes. An from the sister ship, they liked much the reason — the outdoor areas are the same — the was something an impulse

Following lots online research, then a prod from they bought 43 sight The boat in December they spent day aboard two weeks including Christmas New Years on Sydney If you survive that, you can just about

Bavaria’s Sport HT is lot of entertainer and boat for money. The 43 is interesting rival. ultimately it come down volume if personal tastes style.


as tested: with upgraded Penta D6-370 and optional and autopilot, swim platform, fitted Sun comfort package teak decks, sunpad, 19,000 of air cockpit fridge griddle, microwave anchoring package a Gamin package with chartplotter, plus

Priced from: with twin MAG HO sterndrives with III drives; $600,000 with twin Volvo D6-370 EVC.

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