Bavaria C38: a new “V-shaped” model for the German giant


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The Bavaria revolution, with the new C Line by Cossutti Yacht Design, does not stop and in fact adds another piece to the mosaic of the German giant’s production. The C38 is the new boat coming to market, once again with a design conceived by Maurizio Cossutti’s studio that focused on a particular V shape of the front part of the hull.

The new 38-footer is the younger sister of the already launched C42, and brings to this size the concepts already successfully expressed in the previous boat. What are we referring to? To water lines first. In fact, while the new Bavaria line obviously focuses on comfort and interior convenience, which are basic on such a boat, it does not give up sailing qualities at all. Sailing qualities that mean not only performance, but also safety and seamanship, as Maurizio Cossutti himself explained:

” Edges increase stability while sailing at a heeling angle of 15 to 20 degrees. When designing the hull hull, the dynamic effect of the edges can also be used to provide faster drainage of water from the hull. Modern sailboats often have a very wide stern and therefore a lot of volume in the back of the hull. When the boat gets more wind and the rudder fishes less, the hull loses balance. The stern comes out more out of the water and the bow is pushed down. As a result, the pressure on the rudder increases. A V-shaped bow with more volume compensates for this effect and the boat is easier to steer.” explains Maurizio Cossutti, the yacht designer responsible alongside his team for the shape of the hull.

Edges and volumes in the bow that also provide that interior volume otherwise unthinkable on a 38-foot boat, features that make the C38 a complete boat that can range from the charter audience to the most experienced owners.

Official presentation scheduled for early 2021.

Length. f.t. (with bowsprit) 11.38 m (11.90 m)

Length. hull 10.99 m

Length. gall. 10.28 m fe

Width. 3,98 m

Standard Draft 2.05 m

Shallow draft 1.65 m

Standard ballast 2205 kg

Displacement 9070 kg

Motor (Standard) 21.3 kW (29.3 mhp)

Carbutant 210 l

Water 210 L

Sup. vel. standard 79.3 m²

Mainsail (Standard) 46.0 m²

Rolling mainsail 42.8 m²

Self-tacking jib 29.3 m²

Genoa 35.0 m²

Gennaker 130 m²

Code 0 70 m²






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