'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.
'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.
'Helios' docking in Rio Dulce Guatemala, May 2023
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
Laid-up ashore for the rainy season
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)
Twin 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.
Upholstery in good condition.
Salon, looking aft
Storage room under the seats.
Four opening portholes and a hatch.
Bookshelf on the starboard side. Numerous cabinets.
Upholstery in good condition.
Salon, looking forward
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.
Numerous cabinets on both sides, hanging locker, storage space under berth and seat.
Opening porthole and hatch.
Private head access.
Portside aft cabin
Both aft cabins have a double berth, hanging lockers, two opening portholes, and a hatch.
Aft head adjacent to port aft cabin.
Linear galley on portside.
Dual burner stove, oven, 12V refrigerator, double bowl sink.
Fresh water pump : Jabsco
Sea water faucet.
Heads & Showers
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
Lofrans Tigres anchor windlass
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
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
All the halyards and reef lines are led back to the cockpit.
Deck-stepped mast with all lines led aft
Harken 40 2-speed winches
All canvas in good condition
Dodger, Lazy bag, Sail Bags & Bimini
One 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
- 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.
- Propeller blades: 3
- Propeller material: Aluminium alloy
Electrical 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.
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
Dinghy: Zodiac Cadet 270
Dinghy outboard: Mercury 2.5 HP
3 inflatable life jackets
Numerous lines in good condition
Also included but to be checked :
- Man overboard module: Switlik 11/15
- Liferaft: Revere 12/15
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