Bavaria Cruiser 51 Monohull

Impressive style, impressive space, impressive performance

Bavaria Cruiser 51

The Bavaria Cruiser 51. Impressive style, impressive space, impressive performance.

This is a magnificent 51-foot yacht with blue-water cruising satisfaction guaranteed.

  • She offers outstanding, uncomplicated sailing and is a sheer pleasure to sail.
  • A perfect mixture of fun and comfort, practicality and luxury aboard this 51-foot yacht.
  • Enormous amounts of space above and below deck, a fresh practical layout and superb sailing performance are just some of her key attributes.
  • She is perfect for families sailing together on short cruises but also offers true blue-water passage capability.
  • 3, 4 or 5 cabin layouts are available giving you flexibility and choice.

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The Bavaria Cruiser 51 has a modern and purposeful profile, including large coach roof skylights, panoramic windows, and the largest electronic bathing platform in her class, and super comfortable L shaped cockpit seats.

The cockpit layout features larger helmsman seats for more comfort and a new cockpit table with larger table leaves and integral table lamp.

The twin helms give easy access to the cockpit when boarding, and when sailing the twin rudders ensure confident steering at higher angles of heel. So when the breeze is up, you have total control.

Navigation instruments are at both helms and sail handling and manoeuvrability is easy with a small crew aboard.



For a larger yacht she is surprisingly easy to sail. The roller furler genoa sheets back to electric winches on the side deck through cars on the coach roof which gives tighter upwind sailing angles. There is an automatic tacking system available as an option for ultimate ease in jib trimming.

The mainsail is controlled by lines led to coach roof winches and she has the excellent German bridle system instead of a traditional traveler. You can choose a roller furler main or a fully battened rig.

The light hull, deep keel and balanced rig offer great all-round sailing performance and she feels alive through the steering wheels.

Under power the Volvo 75HP diesel delivers an agile performance and very respectable cruising speed of 8 knots at 2,400 rpm.



The Bavaria Cruiser 51 is gigantic below decks and exudes quality and comfort. With 3 double cabins, 3 heads and showers, she is truly luxurious. The master suite has a huge island bed, a head and separate shower room to port, and a walk-in closet area separately to starboard.

In the 4 cabin version, the master suite accommodation forward can (by simply fitting a longitudinal modular bulkhead) be converted into two double cabins.

The extra beam aft also means the two aft cabins are generously proportioned and give full double berths as well as full standing room in the forward third of each cabin. The head and shower is just forward of the aft cabins on each side.

The saloon table with centerline bench seat comfortably sits 8 and there is a separate chart table to port. The U shaped galley is well equipped and something you might find in a small apartment.  Coupled with plenty of storage throughout, living aboard is efficient and truly civilized.

Beautifully crafted joinery in mahogany can be combined with 4 styles of upholstery to choose from, this spacious and ergonomic yacht can be customized to your individual requirements.

If you would like to buy a Bavaria Cruiser 51 for private 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, contact us here.


Bavaria Cruiser 51 Specifications
Design Year
Hull type
Length (LOA)
15.57 m / 51 ft 1 in
Model Length
15.5448 m / 51 ft
Beam (width)
4.67 m / 15 ft 4 in
14,100 kg / 31,085 lbs
Headroom in saloon
2.11 m / 6 ft 11 in
Sail area
131 m2 / 1,410 ft2
Draft (depth)
shoal keel, 1.85 m / 6 ft 1 in
Primary fuel tank capacity
303 L / 80 gallons
Water capacity
1 x 720 L / 1 x 190 gallons
Engine make + Drive
Volvo-Penta / Saildrive
Engine size
75 hp / 55 kW
No. of engines
Interior layout options
3 Cabins / 3 Heads
Max people
4 Cabins / 3 Heads
Max people
5 Cabins / 3 Heads
Max people
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