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Bavaria Unveils New 31 Cruiser

Bavaria Unveils New 31 CruiserANNAPOLIS, Md. – October 8, 2007 – Bavaria Yachts USA continues to expand its redesigned Cruiser Series with the addition of the new 31 Cruiser, replacing the popular entry-level 30 Cruiser.

“At 32'1" LOA and 11'1" beam, the 31 is a big boat masquerading as a small boat,” said Bruce Mundle, president of Bavaria Yachts USA. “Bavaria’s engineers have loaded the 31 with amenities you wouldn’t find on many larger sailboats, including teak cockpit seats and sole, a convenient hanging locker for foul weather gear and even an electric powered swim platform.

” Like all of Bavaria’s Cruiser-Series sailboats, the 31 has a bright and open interior that again gives the feeling of a much larger boat. Four opening hatches, six opening ports and two oversized fixed ports provide extra light and natural ventilation. The light varnished mahogany woodwork reflects the light and reinforces the sense of openness and comfort. The functional and ergonomic layout includes full double berth cabins fore and aft, a private head with shower, spacious galley and dining area with two plush bench seats and folding table amidships.

On deck, Bavaria has added two extra winches strategically placed on the cockpit coaming, an easily adjusting mainsheet traveller and a Selden adjustable pneumatic boom vang, making sail handling easier than ever. Auxiliary propulsion is provided by a Volvo Penta D1- 20 18 hp diesel with sail drive for easy maneuvering. The engine is easily accessible on all sides for oil changing and maintenance.

As with all Bavaria sailboats, the 31 is sturdily built with hand-laid fiberglass, solid below the waterline, fullyintegral grid construction and Kevlar-reinforced bow sections.

“The Bavaria 31 Cruiser is perfect for day sailors or long-distance cruisers looking for an economical and dependable sailing platform that’s easy to sail and built to retain its value year after year,” said Mundle.

About Bavaria Yachts USA
Bavaria Yachts USA is the trading name for Chesapeake Holdings LLC, the sole importer of Bavaria Yachts in the eastern U.S. and Texas.

About Bavaria Yachtbau
Bavaria Yachtbau is one of the largest sailboat builders in Europe. With a modern high-capacity factory in Giebelstadt, Germany, it employs state-of-the-art automated processes to ensure product consistency and quality control while reducing manufacturing costs. As a result, Bavaria Yachts provide an extraordinary combination of value and quality.

Minneapolis Boat Show — SailFest!
Reeve Hutchinson, Crow’s Nest Yachts, approached the Minneapolis Boat Show after last year’s show to see about getting the sailing vendors and booths together. He felt the sailing community was being swallowed by the mass of powerboat, dock and accessories dealers. The boat show management accommodated the request by creating a sailing oriented center within the show called “SailFest,” a dedicated sailing section featuring sailboats, sailing gear and daily sailing seminars.

Not all of the sailing and sailing related businesses are in the dedicated sailing section, SailFest, but several are including most of the regional sailboat dealers.

For a complete seminar schedule and information on the 36th Minneapolis Boat Show visit the website. For advance tickets and show details visit



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