'Helios', our Bavaria 44 Sailboat is for Sale
By Owners Jean & Françoise Cremet

We are the original owners of the 2004 Bavaria 44 'Helios' on which we have spent happy years, but feel now that we are getting too old to handle her. 

Bavaria 44, Helios'Helios' making great progress

'Helios' is in excellent condition and ready to sail and fully outfitted for extended cruising. She is a 44ft sloop, with quite new sails and a well-maintained 55 H.P. Volvo Penta engine.

'Helios' is currently in Rio Dulce, Guatemala. Delivery to Florida can be negotiated.

Bavaria 44, Helios'Helios' docking in Rio Dulce Guatemala, May 2023

History

We bought this German boat new from Bavaria in 2004. It is one of the last of the Bavaria 44 series.
We sailed in the Mediterranean for a few years and then headed to the Caribbean. Now the boat is in Rio Dulce, Guatemala and for the past three years we have been sailing in the Gulf of Honduras.
Every year the boat is hauled out for the rainy season. We make sure that the boat is always kept in good condition thanks to continuing maintenance. Bottom paint has been done every year, there are no blisters.
The boat has never been chartered.
She is registered in Saint-Nazaire (France) under number SN E 14406

Bavaria 44, HeliosLaid-up ashore for the rainy season

Dimensions

Length overall: 13.95 m (45,76 ')
Length waterline: 11.45 m (37,56 ')
Beam: 4,25 m (13.94 ')
Draught: 1.65 m (5.41')
Estimated tonnage according to builder: Gross tonnage: 11,91, Net tonnage: 3.57
Bridge clearance without antenna: 18.15 m (60') (with VHF antenna: less than 65')
Fresh water tanks: 1 x 210 liters (55,4 US gallons) + 1 x 150 liters (39,6 US gallons)
Fuel tank: 210 liters (55.4 US Gallons)

Layout

Bavaria 44, HeliosAccommodation Layout

Cockpit

Bavaria 44, HeliosTwin wheels in the spacious cockpit

The two steering wheels make easy access from the swim ladder.
Lazarets are located under the two benches.
The folding table in the middle is made of solid exotic wood, and has some storing room beneath.

Covers of steering wheels have been remade.
Instruments in the cockpit: speed and depth (Raymarine i50), wind (Raymarine ST60), autopilot controller (Raymarine P70S). 2 Plastimo Olympic 135 compasses.

Teak floor.
Upholstery in good condition.

Friendly salon

Bavaria 44, HeliosSalon, looking aft

Storage room under the seats.
Four opening portholes and a hatch.
Bookshelf on the starboard side. Numerous cabinets.
Upholstery in good condition.

Bavaria 44, HeliosSalon, looking forward

Navigation Station

Bavaria 44, HeliosNavigation station

Chart plotter is a Raymarine a65. Radar is displayed as well on this Raymarine a65.
Fixed VHF is a Navicom RT750
West Marine portable VHF
AC outlet operating on dock power.

Forecabin

Bavaria 44, HeliosForepeak berth

Numerous cabinets on both sides, hanging locker, storage space under berth and seat.
Opening porthole and hatch.
Private head access.

Bavaria 44, HeliosForepeak seat

Aft cabins

Bavaria 44, HeliosPortside aft cabin

Both aft cabins have a double berth, hanging lockers, two opening portholes, and a hatch.
Aft head adjacent to port aft cabin.

Galley

Bavaria 44, HeliosGalley

Linear galley on portside.
Dual burner stove, oven, 12V refrigerator, double bowl sink.
Fresh water pump : Jabsco
Sea water faucet.

Bavaria 44, HeliosTwo-burner stove

Heads & Showers

Bavaria 44, HeliosHead compartment

2 head and shower compartments, each compartment has an opening porthole.
One ensuite with master cabin.
Aft head with holding tank
Both heads have a manual Jabsco flushing system
Water heater: Isotemp slim 15 Marine 4gallons
AC outlet in aft head operating on dock power.

Deck & Rigging

Bavaria 44, HeliosLofrans Tigres anchor windlass
Bavaria 44, HeliosStemhead arrangement

Anchor: primary anchor Simpson Lawrence 20, with 80 meter of 10 mm chain; secondary anchor; third light anchor with leaded line.
Windlass: Tigres Lofran 1200 W

Genoa furler: Furlex
Mast,boom and downhaul: Selden
Releasable forestay
Rigging was inspected and deemed in good condition in May 2023.

Winches: Harken 2 x 2 speed 48 + 2 x 2 speed 40
Sheet tracks: Rutgerson
Cleats: Spinlock

All the halyards and reef lines are led back to the cockpit.

Bavaria 44, HeliosDeck-stepped mast with all lines led aft
Bavaria 44, HeliosHarken 40 2-speed winches

Canvas

Bavaria 44, HeliosAll canvas in good condition

Dodger, Lazy bag, Sail Bags & Bimini

Sails

Bavaria 44, HeliosOne reef in the fully-battened mainsail and a partially furled headsail
  • Mainsail, fully-battened:  40m2, 3 Reef lines good condition (3 years old)
  • Genoa: 50m2, good condition (2 years old)
  • Staysail: 30m2, fair condition
  • Storm sail: good condition
  • Spinnaker: 142m2, good condition

Propulsion

Engine

  • Make: VOLVO Model: D2 55B
  • Hours: 2000 hours Year: 2004
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Saildrive MS13 Volvo
  • Fuel tank: 210 liters (55,4 US gallons)
  • Fuel prefilter
  • New heat exchanger, exhaust elbow, and head gasket.

Fixed propeller

  • Propeller blades: 3
  • Propeller material: Aluminium alloy

Bowthruster: Sleipner

Electricity

Bavaria 44, HeliosElectrical control panel

House Bank – 3 batteries AGM West Marine 198 Ah 12V (2023)
Engine start – 1 battery MCA at 32°F: 1000 (2023)
Solar Panels: 2 x 100 Watts
Dock charger is a Cristec 12V/40A which can be connected to a 110V US or a 230V European dock system.
Volvo alternator giving 12V
11 LED cabin lights.

Electronics

VHF: Navicom
Speed and temperature sensor: Airmar
Depth sensor: Airmar
AIS : AIS 650 class B transceiver Raymarine
Auto Pilot : S2 Raymarine
Radar : Raymarine quatum 2 Q24D Doppler radar

Miscellaneous

DIY equipment

Dinghy: Zodiac Cadet 270
Dinghy outboard: Mercury 2.5 HP

3 inflatable life jackets
7 fenders
Numerous lines in good condition
4 Extinguishers

Also included but to be checked :

  • Man overboard module: Switlik 11/15
  • Liferaft: Revere 12/15
  • Flares

Asking Price & Contacting the Owners...

Bavaria 44, Helios'Helios'

We're asking $120,000 for our Bavaria 44 'Helios'.

If you'd like more information or want to be 'Helios's new owner please contact us, Jean and Françoise Cremet, here...

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