Bavaria 38 Ocean CC

Bavaria 38 Ocean CC

1998 Bavaria 38CC Ocean - Blue Water Sailing Yacht

Set up for single-handed sailing

Huge refit between 2010 and 2015 

New Seldon In-Mast Roller Furler complete with new upper swivel (2015)

New SS Standing Rigging from Seldon (2015)

New 316 SS chain plates with Nitronic 50 Rod from Seldon (2015)

Full range of cruising electronics completely updated between 2010 and 2015

Iridium GO Satellite device for weather, text, email and voice calling (2015)

Lewmar Anchor Windlass, complete with water proof motor housing (2015)

New Lewmar anchor windlass controllers, wired and wireless (2019)

Complete service of anchor windlass (2019)

Outstanding keel reinforcement in preparation for 4000 nm non stop ocean crossing. Pulled keel for hull and keel inspection by marine inspector, no cracks or damage of any kind was found, reset with epoxy (2016). Added 3 x 316 SS backing plates inside bilge to strengthen and spread load of keel bolts. (2016)

Huge equipment list includes generator, water maker, solar panels, large fridge, separate freezer, comprehensive cruising electronics recently updated, furling main and Genoa for easy control of the sails in all circumstances, especially great for short or single handed.

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A little bit of history: Gratitude has had three owners since her launch in 1998. She has always been privately owned and NEVER chartered. 

The first owner purchased her new in England in 1998. The following year they sailed with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) from England to the Eastern Caribbean.  Then in 2008 sold her to the second owner, a Canadian couple who spent their summers in Canada and winters sailing. 

Gratitude spent the winter months sailing around the Caribbean, ABC’s, Columbia, Panama and the San Blas Islands and the summer hurricane seasons safely stored in boat yards out of the water “on the hard”, until April 2013 when they sailed her to Kemah Texas.

The third owner purchased and renamed Gratitude in Feb 2015 (original name “Stream Spirits”).     He then spent the next 12 months upgrading and preparing Gratitude for crossing the Pacific Ocean single handed.

The third and current owner set sail with Gratitude from Kemah Texas in March 2016 sailing for the South Pacific Islands, arriving in Fiji in November 2018.

A testimony to the quality of this blue water sailing yacht is the current owners, non-stop single handed crossing of the Pacific Ocean. Galapagos Islands to American Samoa, 5000nm in 40 days. 

The Bavaria 38CC Ocean design is a brilliant use of 38 feet of yacht length. The boat has an enormous AFT owner’s suite with a highly desirable centerline queen berth, full galley with lots of counter and cabinet space, comfortable salon, and a large head with separate shower. The guest cabin forward is a large well ventilated double V-birth with ample storage to accommodate guests in comfort and privacy.

Bavaria worked very hard to create an ocean crossing yacht and they really pulled it off here. The boat is stunning, well balanced, sea-kindly, and offers luxurious accommodation that would be the envy of owners of a much larger boat.

Gratitude is a beautifully built and well-equipped long range cruising yacht. Perfectly set up for single or short handed sailing with all lines led aft into the dry, comfortable, center cockpit, as well as having In-Mast roller furling on the main and a Furling Genoa.

Gratitude is a proven world cruising yacht with the rig, hull, gear, tankage, and storage to take a cruising couple anywhere in the world they might want to go. With onboard conveniences such as water maker, large refrigerator, separate freezer, wind generator, solar panels, updated electronics and a diesel 220V Genset you can set sail with confidence. 

Your skills and provisions are all that is needed for your cursing adventure to begin.

Details:

Designer: J&J Design

Dimensions:

LOA: 38.58 feet LWL: 32.58 feet Beam: 13 feet

Displacement: 16537 lbs Ballast: 6394 lbs

 

Engine: 50 HP MD 22L BT Volvo Diesel with Volvo Sail-Drive

Generator: Fisher Panda 4000 FC 230V 50Hz 3.7kw diesel

 

Tankage:

Fuel 60 gallon Water: 100 gallon Holding: 15 gallon (new 2015 never used)

 

Manufacturer Provided Description

Bavaria's first center cockpit, over 40 Bavaria 38 Ocean were sold within months of its introduction in mid 1997.

This sleek and graceful-looking boat is the perfect two-person cruising yacht. The aft master stateroom features a centerline queen bed, ample storage, and large head with separate shower.

The galley has ample storage, which is great for chefs. The navigation station has excellent working area.

The main salon is roomy without being cavernous.

Forward cabin has a double V-berth and storage.

Bavaria Yachts: Winning lines, outstanding quality, and exceptional value distinguish Bavarian Yachts. Designed by J & J Design - one of the most successful design teams in Europe - and constructed by Bavaria Yachts, these boats have high residual value.

 

Galley

Range: Force 10, 3 burner, propane stove with oven and broiler (New 2010)

Refrigeration: Refrigerator and separate Freezer, (2015) installed new Air/Water cooled Sea Frost refrigerator. 2009 re-built fridge box with additional insulation in box and added cutting board top. 

Double stainless steel sink with pressurized hot and cold water.


Electronics

Digital Yacht AIS100 Dual Channel receiver (2013)

Raymarine ST60 Instruments (Seatalk integrated): ST60 Plus wind display  (2012) New Mast head transducers and equipment (2015) ST60 Multi function depth, speed/log (2009) ST60 Plus Autopilot control (2010)

VHF with DSC, at helm Standard Horizon, DSC integrated with chart plotter to display distress and position information (2015)

Chart plotter Standard Horizon 300i, installed at helm (2009)

Autopilot Raymarine Type 1, below deck linear drive

Radar Autohelm/Raymarine 2kw Pathfinder mast mounted transducer dome with LCD display mounted in cockpit.

EPIRB ACR globe fix 406 MHZ with GPS position (2010)


Rigging

New Seldon In-Mast Roller Furler complete with new upper swivel (2015)

New SS Standing Rigging from Seldon (2015)

New 316 SS chain plates with Nitronic 50 Rod from Seldon (2015)

Seldon 300s Genoa furling


Sails

Mainsail Max Roach, purchased new with boat but not used until (2010)

Genoa 120% Doyle foam luff (2007)

Original Elevestrom main and Genoa have been maintained by a sail loft and are very serviceable backups onboard.

Storm Jib (new - never used)


Ground Tackle

Bruce 44lb in bow roller with 300ft of 5/16 high test G4 chain

Lewmar Anchor Windlass, complete with water proof motor housing (2015)

New Lewmar anchor windlass controllers, wired and wireless (2019)

Complete service of anchor windlass (2019)

Fortress with chain and rope rode


Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Iridium GO Satellite device for weather, text, email and voice calling (2015)

6 New West Marine AGM 105AH House Batteries with new wiring (2016)

1 New West Marine AGM 105AH Starter Battery with new wiring (2016)

New Balmar Smartgauge Battery Monitor (2016)

New Hot Water Heater with new hoses (2016)

Complete service including new seals for Volvo Sail-Drive (Nov 2015)

New Racer 500 fuel filter, new custom fuel manifold (2015)

Bow and Stern Lights (2015)

Rebuilt Volvo water pump (July 2017)

New Cooling pump and Relays for Panda Genset (2019)

Water Maker HRO/Village Marine, 7 gal/hr, 12V supply from Genset or house battery bank (Pickled in 2015)

Genset Fisher Panda 3.7kw diesel

Jabsco wash down pump (2009)

Jabsco Par max 3.5 GPM house water pump (2010)

Victor Energy, Centaur 50 amp multi-stage battery charter (2007)

2 Solar panels 265 watts (2010 / 2011)

Solar Controller Blue Skies MPPT (2011)

Electric Energy D400 wind generator (2007) 


Safety Equipment

Distress Flares in waterproof case (2016)

EPIRB ACR globe fix, 406 MHZ with GPS positioning (2010)

Drogue

Electric bilge pump

Whale manual bilge pump, built in

Whale manual bilge pump, portable

New Bilge Float Alarm (2019)

Rescue sling

Radar reflector at masthead

Fire extinguishers 2 PFD’s

Jack Lines & safety tethers


Deck Gear

New Seldon Mast Base complete with new running rigging (2015)

New custom 316 SS goose neck for mast foot wire penetration (2015)

Changes all electrical wiring inside mast (2015)

New LED Lights: Anchor, Steaming, Mast Head Tri-Color, and Deck Light (2015)

New Mast Head Wind Instrument and Indicator (2015)

New Rope Clutches (2015)

New SS BBQ, with new pots and pans (2015)

New West Marine stereo and speakers (2015)

New Teak Deck Port/ Stud of companionway (2015)

New 3/4” thru-hull fittings with new 3/4” seacock (2015)

New LED Bow and Stern Lights (2015)

New custom Bimini 2016,

New top windows for Bimini 2019

Sand, Seal, and build up 5 coats varnish all cockpit teak (2019)

Sand, Seal, and build up 3 coats varnish areas of main Solon (2019)

Stern mounted SS Dinghy Davits with solar panel mount (2008)


Special Note

Pulled keel for hull and keel inspection by marine inspector, no cracks or damage of any kind was found, reset with epoxy (2016)

Added 3 x 316 SS backing plates inside bilge to strengthen and spread load of keel bolts. (2016)