BAVARIA YACHTS – Discover the Blue.

Experience the pure joy of yachting.

Perfect sailing performance.

The BAVARIA C42 is the logical progression from the BAVARIA C-line, but has its own distinct character. A modern, innovative hull shape with chines and a V-shaped bow developed by BAVARIA YACHTS guarantee both the best sailing performance and an unusually large amount of space below deck.

The clever details that BAVARIA YACHTS is known for, both above and below deck, has been further refined in the BAVARIA C42, providing this unusual 12.38m long sailing yacht with the best of the newest innovations in yacht building.


A new sense of space

The foredeck and side decks provide generous room for a sailing yacht of this size. The innovative hull design also opens up new dimensions below deck. Select from individual cabin layouts ranging from the luxurious 2-cabin version with a spacious bathroom
to the comfortable 3-cabin version with two bathrooms.

The U-shaped seating area at the starboard side and the portside lounge bench easily cater for eight people during a cosy dinner. As in classic layouts, the L-shaped pantry is located portside.

Lots of space for you and your guests

Thanks to the V-shaped bow and the large side windows, the bow cabin doesn’t simply appear spacious; when it comes to headroom and the space on offer, it’s close to unbeatable.

Owners can look forward to a real king size bed with a breadth of 1.8m and a length of 2.1m. Cupboards and abundant storage space go without saying.


Extra speed thanks to more sail area.

When developing the rigging and sail plan, the development team from BAVARIA YACHTS in collaboration with Cossutti Yacht Design focussed on two aspects in particular: easy handling and above-average performance. 54 square metres of sail area for the mainsail and 47 square metres for the genoa sail provide the BAVARIA C42 with an extra portion of power from the wind.

While sailing with the wind abeam or running before the wind, a Code 0 sail (85 square metres) and a gennaker (140 square metres) ensure maximum speed. The self-tacking jib means the easiest of handling when tacking. What’s more, it’s included in the standard version of the BAVARIA C42. In order to be able to perfectly trim the two-spreader mast on all courses, a backstay and backstay tensioner are also included in the BAVARIA C42’s basic equipment.

Technical data


LOA (incl. bowsprit)12.38 m (12.90 m) | 40.6 ft (42.3 ft)
Hull length11,99 m
LWL11.27 m | 37.0 ft
Beam overall4,30 m
Standard keel draft2.10 m | 6.9 ft
Shallow keel draft1.70 m | 5.6 ft
Ballast (standard)2698 kg | 5948 lb
Ballast (shallow draft)3011 kg | 6638 lb
Displacement9678 kg | 21336 lb
Displacement (shallow draft)9991 kg | 22026 lb
Engine (standard)29.4 kW (40 hp) | 29.4 kW (40 mhp)
Engine (option)41.9 kW (57 hp) | 41.9 kW (57 mhp)
Fuel tank (approx.)210 L | 66 gal
Water tank (approx.) (option)210 L (460 L) | 132 gal (289 gal)
Sail Area100.6 m² | 1082.9 sq.ft
Mainsail std53.8 m² | 579.1 sq.ft
Mainsail furling51.2 m² | 551.1 sq.ft
Genoa46.8 m² | 503.8 sq.ft
Gennaker140 m² | 1507.0 sq.ft
Code 085 m² | 915.0 sq.ft
Mast height above WL20.1 m | 65.9 ft
I17.5 m | 57.4 ft
J5.05 m | 16.6 ft
P16.5 m | 54.1 ft
E5.51 m | 18.1 ft
CE categoryA – 10 / B – 12
DesignCossutti Yacht Design