Bavaria Vision 46 Named Cruising World’s 2013 Boat of the Year

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Bavaria’s latest design wins Boat of the Year in the competitive Full-Sized Cruising Class.

Bavaria Vision 46

Bavaria Vision 46

This is a superb boat…my full-sized cruiser of the year

Bavaria’s latest design wins Boat of the Year in the competitive Full-Sized Cruising Class

This week Cruising World magazine announced that the Bavaria Vision 46 has earned the magazine’s prestigious 2013 Boat of the Year Award. The first of Bavaria’s recently launched Vision Series, the all new 46 caught the eye of Cruising World’s panel of judges because it "more than met its stated objective (of being) the ultimate ‘couple’s’ cruiser, easy to sail and operate and possessing lavish appointments and accoutrements.” Furthermore the judges praised the Vision 46’s “easily driven hull and notable sailing characteristics. ‘It felt right’, said Alvah Simon.”

Debuted at the Newport and Annapolis Boat Shows, the Vision 46 immediately captured the attention of US boat buyers, struck by her innovative styling, comfort and livability features. Above and below deck, the Vision design was borne out of extensive rounds of interviews with hundreds of real cruising sailors, and its thoughtfulness shows in every detail. Add to this the performance of a Farr Yacht Design, German-engineering, high-end Bavaria quality construction, plus fit and finish akin to custom-built vessels, all at an affordable price point, and it’s easy to see why one of Cruising World’s consumer “secret shoppers” raved, “This is a superb boat…my full-sized cruiser of the year.”

Bavaria Yachts re-entered the US market in June 2011, with its innovative new “Factory-Direct” sales and support model, and an entirely re-designed range of Farr-Designed Cruiser and Vision Series boats from 33 to 56 feet. This Cruising World award marks the second such honor in as many years. The popular Bavaria Cruiser Series 45, was named SAIL Magazine’s Best Boat Under 50 feet for the 2012 model year.

For the full story on the Vision 46’s selection as Boat of the Year 2013, see the January issue of Cruising World magazine, hitting news stands this week.

The Vision 46 is available for viewing at Bavaria Yachts’ Annapolis location. For more details on the award-winning Vision 46 and the entire line of Bavaria Sailboats, visit

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