BAVARIA C38 - Horizon Yacht Sales

Perfect sailing characteristics, simple handling, maximum usage of the interior below decks, and the highest level of comfort.


Bavaria C38 Sailing Yacht

Perfect sailing characteristics, simple handling, maximum usage of the interior below decks, and the highest level of comfort – what might once have been a contradiction in the field of yacht design, the BAVARIA C38 proves to be possible without compromises. Just as with the larger BAVARIA C42, the BAVARIA V-shaped bow and distinctive chines at the stern are two crucial design elements of this BAVARIA C38.

“Chines increase stability while sailing at a heeling angle of between 15 and 20 degrees. When designing the bottom of the hull, the dynamic effect of the chines can also be used to provide faster water drainage from the hull. Modern sailboats often have a very wide stern and therefore a lot of volume in the rear of the hull. When the sailboat gets more wind and the heel increases, the hull gets out of balance. The stern comes further out of the water and the bow is pushed further into the water. As a result the pressure on the rudder increases. A V-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 hull shape.

Almost 80 square meters of sail area across the mainsail (46m2) and the 109% Genoa (35m2) ensure optimal propulsion by the wind. Simple handling while tacking is guaranteed by the standard self-tacking jib (30m2). Code0 (70m2) and gennaker (130m2) sails complete the BAVARIA C38’s sporty sail plan.

Bavaria C38 Below decks

Below decks, the BAVARIA V-shaped bow and the chines at the stern opened up completely new opportunities for the BAVARIA YACHTS development team to use the space. “The V-shaped bow provides us with more space in the bow cabin below decks too. The chines mean we can place the large stern cabins a little further aft. Both these aspects benefit the lounge, allowing seven people to comfortably enjoy their dinner at the salon table,” explains Pascal Kuhn, who is responsible for the new development of sailing and motor yachts at BAVARIA YACHTS.

And there really is plenty of space below decks in the cabins. In the owner’s cabin in the bow, the double bed measures a sensational 1.73 x 2 meters. The berths in the stern cabins measure 1.50 x 2 meters, which must also be close to a record for this size of boat.

For individual configurations of the BAVARIA C38, BAVARIA YACHTS offers layouts with 2 or 3 cabins. Alongside the generous bathroom with a separate shower midships to starboard, an additional bathroom for the owner in the bow cabin can be requested. The large, bright lounge with an L-shaped pantry, U-shaped sofa, lounge bench, and card table offers real living space for the whole crew. The BAVARIA C38 is ready to sail for 128.900 € excluding VAT.

The BAVARIA C38 completes BAVARIA YACHTS’ C-line, alongside the larger models BAVARIA C42, C45, and C50 as well as the flagship BAVARIA C57. The public will be able to view the BAVARIA C38 for the first time at the boot 2021 trade fair. The world premiere will already have completed its first tests and production for the BAVARIA C38 will be in full swing at the shipyard in Giebelstadt.

If you would like to know more about this BAVARIA C38 monohull for private ownership and use, or for placing in our highly regarded charter fleet in the Caribbean, or would simply like to learn more about this or another Bavaria model email Robin Hodges.

BAVARIA C38 – Highlights

  • BAVARIA Chines and BAVARIA V-Bow by BAVARIA YACHTS and Cossutti Yacht Design Team
  • Significant BAVARIA Chines for more stability, improved performance, and better steering control
  • BAVARIA V-Bow – additional volume for better trim, more safety, and interior comfort
  • Unique vessel with clear BAVARIA YACHTS history of BAVARIA C-Line and CRUISER Line, featuring appeal, design, and functionality of the C-Line family
  • Optimized deck layout for easy handling and better vessel control
  • Huge and ergonomic cockpit – featuring teak-covered L-benches and perfect visibility
  • Extended cockpit to the aft by wide side deck, optional helmsman seats, and comfortable cushions with backrests
  • Modern and reduced interior styling by BAVARIA YACHTS Design Team in cooperation with Cossutti Yacht Design
  • Following C–Line family design and functionality
  • Additional volume by BAVARIA Chines and BAVARIA V-Bow combined with a big accommodated length for additional space at and below deck
  • All cabins and heads are on one level
  • Various combinations for interior layouts
  • Several woods and fabric options for personal styling
  • Big master bed in forwarding cabin (1.73×2.00m) – wide and rectangular double beds in aft cabins (1.50×2.00m)
  • Salon with space for lounging and dining for up to 7 people, including a big L-Pantry, an office desk/navigation, and a fixed dining table – optional extendable and can be lowered for dining or an additional double berth and lounging
  • Wide and long companionway for safe and comfortable access to the vessel
  • Lots of space for storage and stowing

Bavaria C38 Hull & Sails


  • Modern, young, and unique appeal
  • More form stability by hull shape
  • Improving reaching and downwind performance
  • Better performance on average
  • Better steering control
  • Additional volume for interior accommodation and safety


  • Extra volume forward for longitudinal trim and accommodation
  • Reduced bow “diving” in waves when heeled
  • Keeping slim waterline for low slamming in head seas
  • More comfort and space on the forward working deck
  • Easy access to the vessel from the bow
  • Additional safety by extended coachroof as central footrail
  • Anchor- and sail locker integrated

More performance with safety, stability, and vessel control

  • More volume for more safety and spacious interior
  • Increase of righting moment and stability by fore and aft beaminess
  • More Performance with sails to be kept up longer
  • Reduced drag by less distortion of heeled- and increase of dynamic waterline
  • More control by rudder better in water and improved steering balance

Sail plan

  • Innovative, significant, and optimized hull lines by Cossutti Yacht Design
  • Additional stability and a big sail plan with more than 95 m² upwind achieve the highest performance
  • Additional volume for a maximum safety
  • 9/10 anodized aluminium rig with 2 sets of aft swept spreaders (25°) and optional furling rig
  • Ergonomic and easy deck layout for small and big crews
  • All halyards and control lines are visible and accessible on deck
  • Standard furling self-tacking jib, optional 109% genoa or a furling Code 0 available
  • Optional gennaker incl. sniffer

Deck & Cockpit

  • Optimized deck layout for easy handling and more control
  • Huge and ergonomic cockpit – featuring teak-covered L-benches and perfect visibility
  • Overall 4 lockers on deck – 2 in cockpit benches, 1 transom locker including a big and unique anchor- and sail locker at the bow
  • 6 hatches and 6 portlights (4 in coachroof windows and 2 in cockpit sides) provide air and light to the interior
  • Steering System and autopilot with remote control access from the cockpit
  • Control lines and sheets on central companionway winches
  • Huge companionway with hinged twin door
  • Additional secondary winches at the middle of the cockpit side for optional genoa, gennaker, or Code 0
  • Third pair of winches bringing main- and self-tacking jib sheet to the helm station for double-handed or small crews
  • Extended cockpit to the aft by wide side deck, optional seats and comfortable cushions with backrests at helm station
  • Forward sunbed and optional GRP cockpit table
  • The optional manual bathing platform is covered with teak incl. a standard swimming ladder

Salon & Pantry

  • Long and big salon with space for lounging and dining
  • Spacious U-shaped bench on starboard and a big bench on portside including a big office desk/navigation on starboard – seated in boat direction
  • Very wide and long companionway with 5 steps for safe and comfortable access to the vessel including a leather-covered handrail
  • 2 hull and 2 coachroof windows with central hatch and three optional portlights for ventilation
  • Separate L-Pantry with plenty of space for storage, including storage in the bilge below the floorboard
  • Front opening fridge (110 l) with small icebox and optional additional fridge or freezer in the utility room (with 2 -1 or 2 – 2 layout)
  • 3 burner gas stove and a big stainless steel sink with a tab
  • Salon table convertible into a dining table for 7 crew or can be lowered for lounging or additional berths
  • Various stowage in upper cupboards, below seats, and behind backrests

Owner & Foreship Cabin

  • Luxurious fore cabin with comfortable double berth 1.73 x 2.00 m
  • More space for more comfort due to BAVARIA V-Bow and BAVARIA Chines
  • Two huge cupboards and a small cupboard on the port (not with air conditioning) and on the starboard
  • Optional 2nd ensuite head for more privacy with the berth of 1.73 / 2.17 x 2.00 m
  • Optional full height mirror and comfortable bedhead


  • Main head in the salon with washing basin and separate toilet/shower compartment in modern concrete look with dedicated spa material
  • One floor level with storage space
  • Washing basin with cold/hot water tap
  • Big mirror on bulkhead for washing basin
  • Shower space with glass door and lock
  • Modern and stylish shower panel with mixing tap and shower head holder
  • Floorboard in shower with BAVARIA YACHTS styling
  • Manual or electric toilet
  • Blackwater tank level indicator via LED panel next to the toilet – black water tank can be dismounted for maintenance
  • Optional 2nd ensuite head in fore-cabin with washing basin, toilet and shower functionality in GRP and dedicated spa material

Aft Cabins

  • Aft cabin on starboard with the huge, rectangular double berth of 1.50 x 2.00 m, full height cupboard, and additional storage
  • Access to the starboard technical compartment and to technical space between cabins from the starboard cabin
  • Utility room on portside with additional space for expansion of galley to the aft with more storage – optional additional fridge or freezer
  • Access to the aft utility room via a big hatch from the galley
  • Optional 2nd aft cabin on portside with the rectangular double berth of 1.50 x 2.00 m, full height cupboard, and additional storage

Interior Layouts

  • 2 – 1 (Standard): Forward cabin and aft cabin on STB – utility room with the extended galley on the port
  • 2 – 2: Second head for owner cabin with washing basin, toilet, and shower functionality
  • 3 – 1: Second aft cabin on the port
  • 3 – 2: Three cabins with two heads for the maximum crew (extendable with lowerable and foldable salon table for an extra double berth)

If you would like to buy a Bavaria Cruiser C38 for private use, for placement in our highly regarded charter fleet in the Caribbean, or would simply like to learn more about this or another Bavaria model, email Robin Hodges at Full contact details for our team can be found here. 

BAVARIA C38 Specifications
Hull type
Length (LOA)
11.38 m / 37 ft 4 in
Beam (width)
3.98 m / 13 ft 1 in
9,070 kg / 19,996 lbs
Sail area
79 m2 / 854 ft2
Draft (depth)
2.05 m / 6 ft 9 in
Primary fuel tank capacity
210 L / 55 gallons
Water capacity
1 x 210 L / 1 x 55 gallons
Engine size
29.3 hp / 21 kW
Engine size (optional)
40 hp / 29 kW
No. of engines
Height of mast above water
18.57 m / 60 ft 11 in
Interior layout options
2 Cabins / 1 Head
Max people
3 Cabins / 1 Head
Max people
2 Cabins / 2 Heads
Max people
3 Cabins / 2 Heads
Max people
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