TEST - BAVARIA VIDA33
Gesamtlänge inkl. Badeplattform 11,01 m (10,52 m)
Length overall incl. bathing platform
Rumpflänge / Length hull 9,94 m
Gesamtbreite / Beam overall 3,43 m
Tiefgang, Antrieb angehoben (ca.) / Draught, drive raised (approx.) 0,61 m
Tiefgang, Antrieb abgesenkt (ca.) / Draught, drive lowered (approx.) 0,94 m
Kraftstofftank (ca.) / Fuel tank 2 x 350 L
Wassertank (ca.) / Water tank 200 L
Kabinen - Badezimmer / Cabins - Bathroom 1/1
CE Kategorie / CE Category B - 8 / C – 10
Motor Standard / Motor Standard 2 x Mercury
L4 150 inkl. Active
Smiling, the hostess hands me an ice-cold drink into my
hand. Welcome on board, she says, and: There's more
in the fridge. My glance briefly follows her hand, there is
a complete wetbar with all the trimmings. But before I
can marvel at it for a long time, the lines have already
been cast off, calmly and with low revs we glide out of the harbour.
I carry my drink to the helm station, three padded seats are available
here, and greet the skipper. Where we want to go today, I ask,
and he gives a cheerful laugh: Wherever you want to go, we have
several attractive destinations within easy reach!
Indeed, a glance at the chartplotter's display confirms it. The skipper
draws a radius with his finger: 40 nautical miles. At full throttle
we would be there in an hour! I am amazed. But we don't want to
be stressed, we want to have fun!
My skipper almost seems to be a bit disappointed: "Driving fast is
not stress, it's fun," he says and immediately proves it. As soon as
we have left the harbour entrance far enough astern, he accelerates.
First gradually, then more and more until the engines show
all their power and the water rushes past in a silvery, glittering
His wife has stowed away the drinks and joins us. The three of us
now stand next to each other in the padded helm station, almost
like the crew of a real offshore racing boat, this really is a special
experience. For a moment I turn around to marvel at the broad
white band of our wake. She taps me and shouts in my ear: "Better
not do that! Here we are well protected, but if you do it further
astern... What then? The wind, she says. At 40 knots it could tear
the glasses off your nose if you're not careful!
I nod. Astonished. There are indeed a few new things to consider
here. Hold on tight, I'm going to make a few turns, the skipper calls
and the boat starts to turn. After a nanosecond of concern I notice
how calmly the hull settles into the water, even at an angle. And
back again, in the other direction - and the hull remains stable in
Finally, the skipper lets off some pressure. Our harbour and the
shore have long since disappeared astern in the haze, but now
islands appear ahead. Crazy, I think, I've never zipped over here so
fast. We're still racing along at just under 20 knots, but compared
to the ride at full throttle it seems almost leisurely now.
That much is clear, you must be able to drive the boat properly: 40
knots is no joke. But then, you obviously don’t go at full throttle all
the time. And anyway, the Bavaria Vida 33 is already made as driver
friendly and simple as possible. In the ergonomically designed
helm station, everything is under control and in view. The two
outboard motors trim themselves automatically depending on the
speed of the boat, and the joystick makes docking and undocking
child's play. There is, I am told, even a so-called "Sky Hook" function.
What is that? It is remotely reminiscent of the technology
of modern oil rigs or research vessels. By means of a GPS signal,
the two motors hold the boat in place by themselves when the
function is switched on. Practical if you are travelling alone and
want to prepare the lines and fenders before entering the harbour.
In peace and without drifting randomly all over the place...
The Vida 33 then shows her second strong side, at anchor, during
our very nice lunch break. As there are only three of us on board,
we have the choice of several options: In the bow, a bench around
a small table is waiting for us in a very inviting way (alternatively, a
large sun lounger is installed here).
What a day! A wonderful, sunny late summer’s day, ideal for
an extended daytrip on the water. Full of expectations I walk
along the jetty, and there in front she is, with her stern towards
me, inviting. I immediately feel a tingling in my stomach as I
approach. The others are already on board, even the BAVARIA
VIDA 33 itself seems to be waiting impatiently for the mooring
lines to be released. The two mighty V8 outboards are bubbling
along quietly, but with a clear promise in the undertone: Just
wait, they seem to whisper, until we and our two times 300 HP
are finally let off the leash!