TEST - BAVARIA C50 STYLE
elegant, and this is where you want to be. The light interior makes
a nice contrast to the dark floor, with many stowage spaces
beneath. The kitchen is absolutely functional, with not one, but
two fridges, plus a cooler box. The stove has three burners and
a fume hood / an extractor to keep the air fresh, while dedicat-ed
wine stowage is yet another plus in the lifestyle stakes. The
owner’s cabin with en-suite bathroom is more like a modern suite,
including a small workspace – or dressing table, depending on
who occupies it first.
The bathroom looks well suited for female praise. Roomy, a
separate shower-stall, wooden slats on the floor – Italian style
meets Nordic sauna. The second bathroom by the companionway
is equally cool, with access through two doors. One highlight is the
aft cabin to port. No more need to crawl into bed on all fours, as
the bed is accessible from all sides. The starboard cabin has no
“walkaround” bed, but its own heads. And large hatches in front
of the aft cabins provide good access to the engine. Stylish blinds
and elegant reading lights with the three options of white, red or
blue are welcome design features in the cabins and saloon.
What’s more, each reading light has a USB connection.
VIVA LA FAMIGLIA
The boat that we sailed is the owner’s version of the Style-Line.
Her owner had purchased the boat straight from the brochure,
which speaks volumes for the trust in the dealer and the Bavaria
brand itself. It is not the owner’s first Bavaria, says the Italian
dealer, who already very much looks forward to handing over the
yacht. I picture the owner: someone who obviously knows their
wants, and who frequently sails with the family. Maybe also with
friends, family members from further afield and other acquaint-ances.
In other words, quintessentially Italian. And if necessary,
the new skipper can also sail his yacht entirely alone, to prove
to everyone that the Capo is really the Capo.
Then I imagine the numerous crew members enjoying a sunbathe
on the wide decks. There should even be enough space on the
XXL-sized bathing platform to avoid congestion. Getting there
is so easy, that even the Nonna (grandmother) can go when the
dinghy is pulled from its tender garage, setting a course for the