Bavaria C38

With great satisfaction by the entire Cossutti Yacht Design team we are happy to announce another important project is coming to light this year: new Bavaria C38. After Bavaria C42 presented at the Düsseldorf Boot in January 2020 this is the second sailing yacht of the C line presented this year by the Giebelstadt shipyard.
Bavaria C38, the fifth model resulting from the collaboration between our Studio and Bavaria Yachts, completes the Bavaria C line downwards, joining the larger C42, C45, C50 models and the flagship Bavaria C57.

The new C38 recalls the highlights of the C42 with the characteristic rounded and voluminous “V bow”, the chine bottom, the large sail plan and the high stability, all characteristics that have proven to work very well on the greater sister.

The aft chines increase the stability during navigation with a careening angle comprised between 15 and 20 degrees. During the design of the bottom of the hull, we tried as much as possible to also use the dynamic effect of these chines to provide faster water drainage from the hull. Many modern sailboats have a wide stern and therefore a lot of volume at the rear of the hull. The consequences are loss in balance and skidding when wind and inclination increase. A stern designed in this way comes out of the water more easily and the bow is pushed further down, increasing the pressure on the helm. That’s why we have designed a V-shaped bow with greater volume: to compensate this effect and make the boat easier to steer.

The new Bavaria has a large and sporty sail plan, reaching almost 80 square meters of total area, with the mainsail (46 square meters) and the Genoa at 109% (35 square meters). Simple maneuverability when turning is guaranteed by the standard self-tacking jib (30sqm). A Code O (70 qm) and one gennaker (130 mq) for downwind sailing complete the sail plan.

The deck design fully recalls the philosophy of previous boats, albeit with obvious limitations due to the smaller size of the boat. The coachroof is on two levels, with large windows; cockpit and internal layout are similar and only slightly smaller than the C42, increasing liveability. This layout places the new C38 at the top of the category for volumes and internal-external livability. The V-shaped bow let more space for a large forward cabin, with a large owner’s bed (1.73 x 2 meters); the aft chines let us the space to create large aft cabins, measuring 1.50 x 2 meters.

The new Bavaria C38 will be configurable with two 2 or 3 cabin layouts. Next to the large bathroom with separate shower located amidships to starboard, an additional bathroom for the owner may be requested in the forward cabin. The large and bright saloon with L-shaped galley, U-shaped sofa, bench and game table offers a huge living space for the entire crew. The Bavaria C38 will be offered ready to sail at the very competitive price of € 128,900 excluding VAT.
The world presentation to the public is scheduled for January 2021 at Boot Düsseldorf. For that date the new Bavaria C38 will have already completed the first tests and production of the first units will be in full swing at the Giebelstadt shipyard.


ProjectCossutti Yacht Design
BuilderBavaria Yachtbau
LOA (incl. bowsprit)11,38 m (11.90 m)
Hull Lenght10,99 m
Waterline Length10,28 m
Total Breadth3,98 m
Draught standard cast iron hull (approx.)2,05 m
Ballast standard cast iron hull (approx.)2205 kg
Ballast optional cast iron hull as shallow keel (approx.)2460 kg
Displacement standard cast iron hull (approx.)9070 kg
Engine (Standard)21,3 kW
Fuel Tank210 l
Water Tank210 l
Sail Area79,3 sqm
Mainsail (standard)46,0 sqm
Mainsail (roll system)42,8 sqm
Jib (self-tacking)29,3 sqm
Genoa35,0 sqm
130 sqm
Code 070 sqm
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