Bavaria 38 Holiday

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Designed with a focus on comfort the Bavaria Holiday 38 offers spacious accommodation over 3 double cabins, including a master cabin with en-suite heads forward. The saloon and linear galley maximise use of the living space amidships. On deck a large aft cockpit can accommodate a full crew with all lines lead aft for short-handed sailing.

The Bavaria Holiday 38 AWARA has benefitted from extensive upgrading in recent ownerships. Her extensive inventory includes:

Original gelcoat finish to topsides
Coppecoat antifouling
Teak decks, fitted new in 2015
Volvo Penta MD2030, 29hp marine diesel engine
Volvo Penta sail drive unit, fitted new 2015
3 blade Bruntons Autoprop
Sterling Pro-Charge Ultra battery charger
Solar panels x3
DuoGen wind / hydro generator
Victron Phoenix Blue Power Inverter
Raymarine EVO autopilot system (2016)
Raymarine eS98 chartplotter/radar display x2 (2016)
Raymarine radar scanner (2016)
Raymarine ST60 navigation instruments
Icom M505 DSC VHF with CommandMic in cockpit (2016)
Icom MA-500TR class B AIS transponder (2016)
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system
Double Epex, fully battened mainsail from Elvestrom Sails (2015)
Double Epex, roller reefing genoa from Elvestrom Sails (2015)
Storm Jib and Trysail
Ocean Safety 6 person liferaft
Honwave inflatable dinghy
Yamaha Malta outboard

Lying afloat the Bavaria Holiday 38 AWARA is presented for sale in commission and ready for immediate viewing.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull
Sandwich-type construction above the waterline, solid GRP below
GRP moulded internal structural matrix including floors and stringers, fully bonded to hull with GRP overlays
Plywood bulkheads
Original gelcoat finish to topsides
Underwater hull coated with CopperCoat

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck with integrated self-draining cockpit and superstructure
Sandwich type GRP construction
Moulding finished in white gelcoat with blue style stripe
Laid teak decking to finish side decks and foredeck, 12mm teak decking applied new in 2015
Coachroof finished with moulded non-slip textured panels
Teak laid panels finish cockpit seating and sole
Anodised alloy toerail with integrated fairleads

Keel & Rudder:
Bolt-on cast iron ballast keel
Stainless steel keel bolts
Spade rudder, GRP construction
Stainless steel rudder stock


Engine & gearbox:
Volvo Penta MD2030
3 cylinders, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced – September 2023
Reconditioned injectors and new lift pump fitted September 2023
Cruising speed 6kts
Selection of cruising spares for engine and general systems aboard
Basic toolkit

Propulsion & Steering:
Volvo Penta saildrive, fitted new 2015
3 blade Bruntons Autoprop, removed and serviced 2019
Wheel steering
Emergency tiller

Raymarine Evo autopilot system (2016)
Raymarine p70 control head at chart table (2016)
Raymarine EV-1 course computer (2016)
Raymarine ACU200 actuator (2016)


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power System:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Single 16 amp connection point
Hardwired RCD protected system
3 pin UK sockets, battery charger, immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, lead acid
Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC, 180Ah, Varta, lead acid - 2019

Battery Monitor:
NASA BM-1 battery monitor system

Sterling Pro-Charge Ultra
230VAC – 12VDC, 30amp

Single engine mounted alternator
Adverc alternator controller

Wind/Hydro Generator:
Duo Gen 3
Mounted to starboard side of transom

Solar Panels:
2x 80w panels mounted on fold-out rail mounted
1x 150w Flexible panel, mounting on sprayhood top
Independent charge controllers

Victron Phoenix Blue Power Inverter
12VDC – 230VAC, 350w

Other Electrical:
USB charging sockets at chart table


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in galley
Mixer tap in forward heads
Mixer tap in aft heads, extending for use as shower head
Manually pump tap in galley

Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump x2
Electric Bilge Pump

Gas System:
Gas Safe inspection and service completed 2020
3 spare gas bottles aboard


Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 150ltrs

Fresh Water:
Twin fresh water tank
Approximate capacity 150ltrs

Holding Tank:
Single holding tank
Connected to forward heads only
Approximate capacity 150ltrs

Tank Monitoring:
Guage at chart table showing both tanks


On Deck:
Plotter/Radar – Raymarine eS 98 with chart plotter and radar functionality (no touch screen function) (2016)
Radar Scanner – Raymarine 4kW 18” HD Scanner, mast mounted (2016)
Repeater – Raymarine ST60 Multi x2 – Showing depth/speed/log and GPS information
Wind – Raymarine ST60
Wind Close Hauled – Raymarine ST60

At Chart Table:
Plotter/Radar - Raymarine eS 98 with chart plotter and radar functionality (2016)
Depth/Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60 Tri-Data display

Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – Icom M505 DSC VHF with CommandMic in cockpit (2016)
AIS – Icom MA-500TR class B AIS transponder with dedicated display, also displaying on Raymarine displays (2016)


Cooker – Bavaria Yachts 2 burner and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted
Fridge – Built-in fridge with 12VDC compressor and chiller plate, insulated 2022
Double stainless steel sink
Mixer tap
Manually pumped fresh water tap

Toilets – 2x Jabsco manual marine toilets
Wash hand basin x2
Mixer tap in forward heads
Mixer tap in aft heads, extending for use as shower head

Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating
Thermostatic cabin controller
Outlets in cabins and saloon

Overhead LED downlighters throughout interior
Reading lights in cabins

JVC CD/Radio head unit
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
Master cabin forward with en-suite heads
Linear galley to port
Saloon to starboard
Nav Station
Port and starboard double aft cabins

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work constructed from a mahogany type hardwood veneered plywood with solid moulded trims.
Internal joinery work finished with a varnish type finish
Teak and holly laminate finish sole boards.
New upholstery throughout saloon, fitted for 2022 season
GRP moulded heads compartments
Laminate finish to galley worktop
GRP moulded headlining

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Double V-bunk forward
Storage shelve running the length of the bunks outboard overhead.
Standing room aft of the bunk
Hanging locker with countertop above outboard of standing space to port
Storage space beneath bunk, aft section accessible from locker door beneath bunk
En-suite access to forward heads

Forward Heads:
Located to starboard side within forward cabin
Inboard facing manual marine toilet locate outboard forward
Countertop outboard aft with inset wash hand basin.

To starboard side.
Large fixed saloon table located centrally
Wrap around U-shaped settee outboard of table
Bench seat unit running along inboard side of table
Shelve outboard of settee running length of saloon with storage lockers at forward and aft ends
Battery compartment located beneath saloon settee outboard section with storage lockers beneath other sections of settee base
Seating backs can be lifted to access cave type lockers to starboard
Stroage space beneath inboard bench seat

Located to port side of saloon
Linear galley with timber crashbar running the length of the worktop
Double stainless steel sink forward
Gimbal mounted two burner gas cooker centrally outboard
Top loading fridge under aft section of worktop
Lockersand storage shelve above worktop outboard
Selection of lockers and drawers beneath forward section of worktop and cooker

Nav Stations:
Located to Starboard side of companionway.
Partial bulkhead to separate from saloon.
Forward facing chart table with navigators seat.
Storage provided in table for charts with bosuns lockers beneath.
Storage locker with in base of navigators seat
VHF, AIS display, Axiom MFD and battery monitor all mounted outboard of chart table forward.
Ships switch panel, Raymarine ST60 Depth/speed instrument and autopilot controller mounted outboard of navigators seat.

Aft Heads:
Located to port side, aft of galley.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard forward
Athwartships countertop aft with inset wash hand basin
Vanity lockers above countertop outboard

Port and Starboard Aft Cabins:
Symmetrical cabins to port and starboard sides
Standing room at forward end of cabin
Large double berth extending under cockpit sole aft.
Storage shelf running length of bunk outboard.
Hanging and storage locker provided outboard of standing room forward.


Deck stepped, twin spreader, 7/8ths fractionally rigged sloop
Anodised alloy mast and spars
Stainless steel standing rigging
New standing rigging fitted in 2012, certificate available
Furlex 200S roller reefing system on forestay
Slab reefing mainsail with Selden mast car system
Rod kicker
Adjustable backstay with block and tackle adjuster
Mid-boom mainsheet
Walder boom brake
Selden removable bow sprit for rigging cruising chute
11 Spinlock rope clutches for lines lead aft

Primary Winches – 2x Harken 44, two-speed, self-tailing
Secondary/Halyard Winches – 2x Harken 40, two-speed, self-tailing

Mainsail – Fully battened, slab reefing. Double Epex. Elvestrom Sails (2015)
Genoa – Roller reefing. Double Epex. Elvestrom Sails (2015)
Spinnaker – 2010
Storm Jib – unused
Trysail – unused
Old Mainsail – Crusader Sails
Old Genoa – Crusader Sails

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – Stackpack type cover with lazyjacks
Halyard bags in cockpit
Cockpit Cover – rigs from backstays with zip in side panels
Foredeck Hatch Cover

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 20lb Bruce anchor on 50m, 8mm chain/warp rode
Kedge Anchor – Danforth anchor
Windlass – Lewmar electric windlass
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders - Selection

Inflatable Dinghy – Honwave with hard transom
Outboard – Yamaha Malta 3hp, 2-stroke

Single bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit rail
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions
Double tier stainless steel guardwires
Guardwire gates to port and starboard
Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft, to port and starboard
Below deck anchor locker, housing electric windlass
Stainless steel dorade ventilator in way of mast with stainless steel protective hoop
Lines lead aft from mast to port and starboard sides of coachroof
Stainless steel grabrails running along outboard edged of coachroof to port and starboard aft of mast step
Liferaft mounted on deck chocks over hatch garage
Secondary winches and rope clutches to port and starboard sides of companionway
Primary winches mounted on coaming tops outboard of cockpit
Bench seating to port and starboard sides of cockpit with lockers beneath aft ends of seating
Centrally mounted steering pedestal aft with stainless steel grabrail
Walk-thru to transom aft of pedestal
Transom mounted swimming ladder
Outboard storage bracket mounted on port side rail
Folding teak cockpit table mounting on forward face of pedestal


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Masthead tri-colour
Masthead anchor light
Steaming light
Deck flood light
Low level running lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – Ocean Safety Charter Iso cannister raft, 6 person. Next service due January 2025
Horseshoe lifebuoy x2
MOB rescue sling
Mast mounted radar reflector
RORC Liferaft extension kit / parachute drogue
Grab bag

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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J&J Designs
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United Kingdom


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Volvo Penta MD2030 29hp 3 cylinders, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse control
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About The Seller

Mark Cameron Yachts

The Braes



United Kingdom

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