TEST - BAVARIA E34
from the helming position, but you cannot see the anchor itself
from there nor when it is fully raised - so it would be useful if a
second person then keeps an eye on things and passes on the
appropriate comments from the foredeck.
The central point on board is the helming position in the saloon.
Two people can sit comfortably side by side on the bench there,
the all-round view outside and the general overview of all that
is going on is, to say the very least, excellent. Those who are not
used to hydraulic steering will appreciate the rudder indicator,
which, like all instruments and a clever multifunction display
including a chart-plotter, is clearly visible in the control console.
The hull shape has been optimized for the lowest possible
driving resistance, which means at the same time, in conjunction
with the small keel, that the boat drives well and reliably
straight ahead. Nevertheless, all manoeuvres are extremely
easy to execute, the yacht turns willingly and a pronounced
wheel effect from the propeller (the stern pulls backwards to
port) helps tremendously if you can incorporate this into your
manoeuvres. Port, how appropriate, is also the preferred side for
coming alongside the dock, the entrance through the railing is
on this side and coming from the helming position you can exit
quickly and easily through the sliding door on the aft deck to the
portside of the boat. When reversing, the boat is difficult to turn
to starboard, but that does not matter, because there the help of
the (optional) bow and stern thrusters can be called in.
The standard engine is a Volvo Penta 60 hp / 44kW diesel with
shaft drive. This is also sufficient, especially for inland navigation,
actually perfect and is of course the most economical
choice. If you travel more often along the coast and perhaps
need a bit of power for heavy or tidal currents, you can alternatively
install a 110 or even 220 hp Volvo. On the Bavaria E34
on the Havel, we have the middle engine with 110 hp. Already
at 1500 rpm, the Bavaria E34 runs at the 5.8 knots that is the
maximum allowed on the Havel with a consumption of only 2.6
liters per hour. The perfect cruising speed is 7.5 knots at 2200
rpm and an economical consumption of 7.9 liters.
The Bavaria E34 is an uncomplicated, therefore also reliable and yet very comfortable
cruising yacht, ideal for a couple who is traveling during the weekends,
on vacation or even longer periods and enjoy a leisurely life on the water. Even in
bad weather you are comfortable and well protected while underway, the rain or
cold stay outside and in the saloon, you can still enjoy the trip to the full, which is
a wonderful feeling. And thanks to the second cabin you can also take a couple of
friends or the children with you. In any case, cruising is relaxed and easy, and so is
the lifestyle on board.