On the horizon

Bavaria Yachts has presented its new Bavaria C38, which will join their rapidly expanding C-Line.

01 September 2020


Bavaria Yachts is downsizing, introducing the Bavaria C38. With Bavaria’s signature V-bow and Chines at the stern, the C38 guarantees safe and fast sailing properties and an incredible amount of space below deck.

“Chines increase stability under sails with a heel angle of 15 to 20 degrees. When designing the underwater hull, you can also use the dynamic effect of the Chines for faster water drainage on the hull,” explains Maurizio Cossutti, who as a yacht designer and his team are responsible for the shape of the hull.

“Modern sailboats often have a very wide stern and therefore a lot of volume in the back of the hull. If the sailboat tilts in the wind and the heel increases, the hull is out of balance. The stern comes further out of the water and the bow is pushed further into the water.

“As a result, the boat gets trimmed and the pressure on the rudder increases. The V-bow offers more volume and compensates for this effect and the boat is easier to steer.”


80-square-metres of sail area in the mainsail and a 35-square-metres genoa ensure optimal propulsion on the wind. The standard self-tacking jib guarantees easy handling. A 70-square-metre Code0 and a 130-square-metre gennaker complete the sporty sail plan.

There is real space below deck in the cabins. In the owner’s cabin in the foredeck, the double bed measures a sensational 1.73-square-metres, while the bunks in the aft cabins are 1.50-square-metres.

“The V-bow also gives us more space in the bow cabin below deck,” explains Pascal Kuhn, who is responsible for the development of sailing yachts at Bavaria.

“Thanks to the chines we were able to place the large aft cabins a little further aft. Both of these benefits the salon, where seven people can now comfortably enjoy their dinner at the saloon table.” 

In addition, there is a spacious bathroom with a separate shower amidships to starboard, another bathroom can be ordered for the owner in the bow cabin. The large, bright saloon with L-pantry, U-shaped sofa, lounge bench and card table is a real living space for the whole crew.

The Bavaria C38 joins the C42, C45, C50 and the flagship C57 in the C-Line. The public will be able to view the Bavaria C38 for the first time at boot 2021.




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