The new Bavaria 45 cruising yacht to arrive in Australia

The new Bavaria CRUISER 45 is set for its world debut at the forthcoming Dusseldorf Boat Show on January 23. Designed by Farr Yacht Design and BMW Designworks USA (a subsidiary of the BMW Group), the new CRUISER 45 will set a new benchmark in mid-size production cruisers.

Following on from the success of the CRUISER 55 and CRUISER 32, the new 45 continues with exciting new cruising innovations such as the twin rudder system, flush forward decks, deep keel and exciting sail plan. Options include Selden in-mast roller furling mainsail (an increasingly popular choice), high-tech sails, self-tacking jib, three interior wood colour choices and a host of other dynamic features. The choice of layouts is three or four double cabins and the four cabin layout is a flexible design that can be converted to three cabins if the fourth is no longer required.

Bob Mulkearns, MD of North South Yachting (Australian importer of Bavaria Yachts) will be attending the Dusseldorf Boat Show to get a first look.

Mulkearns said: “We’re very excited about this model as it represents a real stride forward in this size range. With the option of three or four double cabins, it suits a variety of market requirements and we’re confident a Farr designed yacht will be pretty quick so it will suit the race-a-cruiser sailors very well too. Bavaria’s incredible economies of scale and efficiency of production mean the value is fantastic putting it well within range of buyers of say 42’-43’ yachts who will get real bang for their buck and a bigger boat to boot.”

The first CRUISER 45 is set to arrive in Australia in May 2010.