This vessel benefits from having been well cared for and maintained throughout her life, she is offered for sale in very good condition for her age with very few signs of wear and tear.
This vessel is designed to be easily handled by a couple or single-handed sailor making her versatile and very family friendly. The decks are remarkably clear and uncluttered. She benefits from a built in, self-draining anchor locker, a stainless steel bow fitting with anchor roller and a chafe guard.
The rig is a 9/10 fractional with two sets of slightly swept back spreaders on Selden spars with a fully-battened mainsail. . The genoa is on a Furlex headsail roller reefing system.
All lines lead aft to the cockpit. The mainsail trims from the center of the boom onto a traveler located just forward of the companionway. The winches are Harken and the hatches are Lewmar. The wheel comes standard with a leather cover. The cockpit is reasonable for a 36’ boat which maximizes space below. It has a walk through transom and a hot & cold deck shower.
Descending the companionway steps, the saloon is light and airy with good quality joinery, fixtures and fittings thoughout. The cabin sole is “never-wear” which looks like teak but is virtually maintenance free. The cabinet and cabin doors are solid wood. All of the locker and cabinet doors are finished on the edges.
The galley has a stainless steel double sink with easy access to the fridge. There’s a gimballed, two burner stove with oven, and good plenty of well laid out storage.
The navigation station is across from the galley facing forward. It is well appointed for a thirty six foot boat. Instrument displays are located directly in front of the nav table. There’s stowage under the chart table, above to starboard and under the nav seat.
The main saloon has a table for six, mounted with a drop leaf, for easy fore and aft passage. It is well lit with six adjustable lamps strategically placed in the headlining. It has several opening hatches with roller blinds and six opening ports with curtains for enhanced cross ventilation.
Epoch is a three cabin model with two aft cabins, offering guests their own space. All cabins benefit from double bunks.
The forward heads has a pull down seat for showering. There is also a hanging wet locker. The moulded nature of the heads compartment makes it easy to drain and keep clean. There is also a 'Jack and Jill' door for accessing the heads from the forward cabin.
The forward stateroom is again light and airy with plenty of storage cupboards on both sides.
Overall this is a well thought out and attractively finished interior.
The major difference between Bavaria and every other production builder that I am aware of is that they build their boats beam to beam rather than stem to stern. This allows different models to cruise down the same production line. They have also invested heavily in high-tech, computer aided manufacturing processes which should also increase quality control.
Despite all the automation, the hull is hand laid solid GRP fiberglass to the waterline, then it’s foam cored above the waterline and on deck to save weight. The boats also feature double centerline laminates, kevlar bow sections and reinforced stringers. The Bavaria line has Lloyd’s Register LRQA Offshore rating - the highest given in the pleasure craft industry.