test - BAVArIA C57
The "lounge area" of the cockpit is further forward and completely
undisturbed by the sail handling activities. It is centered
around the two fixed tables (as an extra, these can also be lowered
electrically, so that two large sunbathing areas can be
created) that leave the passageway to the companionway completely
unobstructed. And, after sailing, the rear part of the
cockpit can also be changed once again. A BBQ for on board
grilling is hidden under the seating section above the counter,
there is also a refrigerator and even a small sink with a tap and
a fixed, solid cutting board for the fish or meat - perfect! The
transom can also be electrically extended and is thus turned
into a bathing platform or, when lowered even further
downwards, to become the ramp for the small dinghy garage
which houses a tender under the cockpit.
These are all features that you would expect on a much
larger yacht, but the Bavaria C57 indeed offers a bit of a
"Superyachtfeeling" despite its mere 16 metres in length.
This impression continues seamlessly below deck. Here, the
prevailing space concept which is common on smaller yachts
has almost been completely turned upside down. With an
astonishing effect. The interior is light and airy, thanks to the
surrounding window strip built into the low deckhouse and
the large hull windows. Above all, one does not enter through
the galley, as is often the case, but one immediately comes
into the very spacious living and lounge area. On board this
yacht the on-board kitchen has been moved further forward,
in the area around the mast, which offers significant advantages
in a yacht this size and with this hull shape. The
separation between the galley and living space is visibly
clearer, but above all the galley can now utilise the entire
width of the yacht. More about this later.
In Split we sailed in the Bavaria C57 in the version with three
cabins. However, versions with four or even five cabins are also
possible thanks to the modular design of the interior installation.
With three cabins, the salon is particularly luxurious, with a fixed
navigation centre or a desk, as well as a lounge and a multifunctional
area - depending on the time of day, taste or needs,
the large dining table can also be converted into a small couch
table or even a large flat lounging area for watching television.
This can of course also serve as a very nice extra-bunk for
spontaneous guests. The contemporary, cool and elegant design
of this space might suggest that this interior was designed for in
port, but far from it: many details such as handrails and a lot of
very clever built-in cupboard space that can be opened at sea
without the all the contents faling out, deep drawers and the
voluminous storage space in the bilge make this "sailing lounge"