Dusseldorf salon preview/2: Bavaria 34 Cruiser and Swan 60 S

Today at the Dusseldorf boat show we tell you about two new products from shipyards that couldn’t be more different: Bavaria with the Bavaria 34 Cruiser and Nautor Swan with the 60S.


Let’s start with the smallest, the German shipyard’s 10-meter scanty that it announces as a world premiere. True, however, the Bavaria 34 is yes a completely new boat, but one that has the same hull as the 33 Cruiser model. Otherwise completely original deck and interior.
The most noticeable changes from the 33 are the cockpit, which now has two rudder wheels instead of one, neatly positioned toward either end so that there is an easy view even when the sprayhood is up.
1_ab537993adThe other big news is the interior accommodations, now with a nice version with three cabins, one of which is the forward owner’s cabin while aft are two almost twin cabins with double beds. We liked the proposed version because they managed to fit the three cabins in less than 10 meters without “suffocating” the interior spaces, which are characterized by a nice large and bright square, although the kitchen is a bit sacrificed.
What we were able to appreciate was the hull designed by Bruce Farr, as the boat was out of the water. Sharp bow and flat lines that are sure to provide excellent performance and course stability at wide gaits.
The numbers of the Bavaria 34 Cruiser
Overall length: 9.99 m (vessel without a license)
Length at waterline 8.85 m
Maximum width 3.42 m
Standard draft 1.95 m (reduced 1.50 m)
Displacement 5,200 kg
Ballast 1,300 kg
Engine: Volvo Penta Saildrive 18 hp
Water: 150 l.
Fuel: 150 l.
Sail area (upwind): 51 square meters
Cabins: 3+ 1 (sleeps 6/7)








Making a fine showing at the Dusseldorf Boat Show is the new Swan 60 S, one of the largest boats in attendance. Again, the hull is none other than that of its “brother” 60 FD, designed by German Frers, who has already demonstrated his excellent speed skills in the models that have battled it out on the Gazprom circuit in recent years.
The 60 S is the softened version, where the focus was on maintaining performance but making it an elegant blue water performance fast cruiser, to be driven even with a small crew.
The result we noticed at first glance is that this 60 S marks, on the occasion of the shipyard’s 50th anniversary, a return to its roots. What many fans expected. Indeed they have been wishing for some time. The line is one that is classic and contemporary at the same time, and the layout of the interior and exterior is marked by simplicity without any concessions to corsair fashions.
The cockpit, for example, has two distinct areas: the helmsman’s area and the maneuvering and guest areas. The latter is sheltered with a large canopy while a bimini shields the steering area from the sun. The stern, which is elegantly enclosed, opens up and a large garage appears, and the transom becomes a functional bathing platform.03

The interiors, thanks to a clever raising of the classic retractable deckhouse that does not compromise the line, are airy and as usual expertly crafted by the Finnish shipyard’s carpentry. Plus while they have current solutions, they retain a marine flavor that smacks of yachting history. Just what is expected from a “swan” boat.
The same for the construction, which is focused on solidity and safety without forgetting performance, and so the laminated fiberglass construction is combined with0 extensive use of carbon.
The numbers of the Swan 60 S
Overall length: 18.86 m
Length at waterline 17.40 m
Maximum width 5.09 m
Standard draft 1.95 m (reduced 1.50 m)
Displacement 22,500 kg
Ballast 9,150 kg
Engine: Yanmar 106 hp
Water: 500 l.
Fuel: 1,000 l.
Sail area (upwind): 200 square meters
Cabins: 3+ 1 (sleeps 6/7)



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