The Bavaria 44, an aft cockpit fractional sloop, was designed by J&J Design and built in Germany by Bavaria.
Underwater Configuration: Bulb fin keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 45'9" (14.0m)
Waterline Length: 37'6" (11.4m)
Beam: 13'10" (4.2m)
Draft: 6'5" (2.0m)
Rig Type: Fractional sloop
Displacement: 21,164lb (9,600kg)
Designer: J&J Design
Builder: Bavaria (Germany)
Year First Built: 2002
Year Last Built: 2004
Owners Association: Bavaria Owners Association
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 19.8
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 31.3
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 179
4. Comfort Ratio: 24.6
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.0
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 19.8 suggests that the Bavaria 44 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 31.3 would usually mean that the Bavaria 44 would have a tendency to heel excessively in a gust, and need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
However, as she has much of her ballast concentrated in a bulb at the foot of the keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 179 tells us the Bavaria 44 is clearly a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer to a degree.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 24.6 suggests that crew comfort of a Bavaria 44 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 2.0 is on the cusp of suitability for an ocean passage, so venture offshore with caution.
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