Sails : April May 2010
YACHTS TO WATCH 018 Bavaria's sleek Cruiser 45 -- created by the dream team collaboration of BMW Designworks and Farr Yacht design -- will be launched in Australia at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, to be held from 21 to 23 May. The boat follows hot on the heels of the Cruiser 55 and Cruiser 32, both from the same design team. Options will include Selden in-mast roller Jeanneau has put together a flexible package with the Sun Odyssey 30i with a number of options to meet the diverse needs of Australian sailors. The first Australian hull of the Marc Lombard-designed 30-footer is set to launch in December. The model will be offered in a fixed keel version with a single rudder or with a lifting keel version with twin rudders, which enables the yacht to be beached. Prices will start at $153,313 and both versions also offer the choice of steering wheel or tiller. There are two cabins and a saloon featuring lots of storage compartments and an additional shorepower system can be installed as an option for pulling up at the marina. Other features include standing headroom throughout, a 100-litre ice box and two-head burner hob. Jeanneau.com furling mainsail (an increasingly popular choice), high-tech sails, self-tacking jib, three interior wood colour choices and a host of other dynamic features. The choice of layouts is three or four double cabins and the four-cabin layout is a flexible design that can be converted to three cabins if the fourth is not required. Bavariayachts.com.au Bavaria Cruiser 45 Bavaria’s stylish cruiser on launch pad for May debut. BEACHED AS Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 30i has a unique lifting keel which allows it to be safely beached on the sand. A performance hull, an injection deck, elegant lines and contemporary interior design in teak ensures that the Sun Odyssey 30i is a sure competitor in its class. THEIR WORDS "We're very excited about the Bavaria 45 cruiser as it represents a real stride forward in this size range. With the option of three or four double cabins, it suits a variety of market requirements and we're confident a Farr designed yacht will be pretty quick so it will suit the race-a- cruiser sailors very well too. Bavaria's incredible economies of scale and efficiency of production mean the value is fantastic putting it well within range of buyers of say 42- to 43-foot yachts who will get real bang for their buck and a bigger boat to boot." - Bob Mulkearns, MD of Bavaria importer, North South Yachting. Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 30i Compact cruiser with beach -able lifting keel option.
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