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Bavaria - 42 Cruiser

An excellent example of the "Classic" Bavaria line, "Frolika" has been in unbroken ownership from new and her condition and thoughtful updating demonstrate the care she has benefited from.

Specified in the 4 cabin layout with an in-mast furling upgrade she offers easy sail handling and flexible accommodation, and looks to be fantastic value to either coastal cruise or explore further afield. A further overview of her history can be found within the specification under "Owners Comments."

Ashore Swanwick Marina and available for immediate viewing.

Yacht Information

  • Boat Name:  FROLIKA
  • Year:  2000
  • Builder:  Bavaria Yachtbau
  • Designer:  J&J Designs
  • Engine:  Volvo MD22L
  • Location:  Swanwick Marina


  • LOA:  43 ft 11 in / 13.4m
  • LWL:  36 ft 6 in / 11.15m
  • Beam:  12 ft 11 in  3.95m
  • Draft:  6 ft 5 in / 1.95m
  • Displ:  8,400kg


  • Volvo MD22L
  • 50hp diesel
  • Last serviced 2014
  • Spare engine filters, oil and impellor
  • Saildrive
  • Tankage:
  • Fuel Capacity:  200 litres
  • Fresh Water Capacity:  550 litres 
  • Holding tank


  • Eberspacher central heating system with outlets to all cabins & saloon
  • Pressurised hot and cold water system
  • 2 x 175 VA domestic batteries, new 2011
  • Dedicated engine start battery, 2010
  • Emergency shorting link switch for engine start
  • 240v battery charger
  • 12/240v 300W inverter
  • Shore power with 13A outlets to saloon
  • Pressurised hot and cold water
  • Calorifier
  • Sony DAB audio system, new 2014

Deck Equipment

  • Selden in-mast furling system, serviced 2014
  • All lines lead to cockpit, most running rigging has been replaced in the last 2 years with the exception of 2 x halyards
  • 2 x Harken self tailing 2-speed primary winches, serviced 2014
  • 2 x Harken self tailing winches, serviced 2014
  • 2 x Harken winch handles
  • Electric anchor windlass with dedicated battery switched from under chart table
  • CQR anchor with 50m chain and 50m warp
  • Folding kedge anchor and chain
  • Spare ropes, warps and fenders
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Sails:
  • In-mast furling mainsail
  • Furling genoa
  • Orange storm jib


  • Blue sprayhood, new 2011
  • Spray dodgers
  • Blue steering pedestal cover
  • Blue all over cockpit cover, new 2011
  • Extra cockpit back support cushions and bolsters
  • Set of 7 x blue cockpit cushions

Cabin Types

  • 4 x cabins plus saloon, sleeps 10
  • Forward double cabin
  • Twin berths in bunk cabin
  • Extra cot berth fits over saloon table
  • 2 x double aft cabins

Domestic Inventory

  • Customised removable blue carpets throughout, new 2014
  • All saloon and forward cabin cushions had foam replaced in 2010
  • Navigation station
  • Galley with double stainless sink unit
  • 2-burner stove and oven
  • Large refrigerator
  • Cutlery, crockery, mugs and glasses for 10 people
  • Aft heads compartment with shower
  • Forward heads compartment
  • Black water tank with electric drain pump and deck vent
  • Jabsco toilet spares

Navigation Equipment

  • Suunto pedestal compass
  • Raytheon RL70 C Chartplotter/radar at chart table
  • Raytheon RL70 Radar/Chartplotter at helm
  • Raytheon ST60 Tridata instruments
  • Raytheon ST600+ Autopilot
  • Raytheon Digital GPS antennae
  • Navtex ICS Nav 6
  • Horizon GX1500S DSC VHF
  • Clock and barometer


  • ACR EPIRB (battery expiry 2012) but still operational
  • Zodiac 10-man liferaft and grab bag (requires service)
  • 5-man Quicksilver dinghy
  • Boat hook
  • 2 x horseshoe lifebuoys with drogues and lights
  • Danbuoy
  • 4 x 2kg dry powder fire extinguishers
  • 4 x 1kg dry powder fire extinguishers
  • 1 x 2g automatic engine room extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
  • Radar reflector
  • Bosuns chair, Red Ensign, 2 x  buckets, deck brush
  • Fog horn
  • Emergency tiller
  • Electric and manual bilge pumps

Owner's Comments

'Frolika' (named after our children Oliver, Francesca and Katy) was bought from the 1999 Southampton Boat Show and delivered in February 2000.  She also made an appearance at the millennium London show in January 2000.   We commissioned a boat which was to be easily sailed by us and our young family safely and in comfort.  As such, all sails are furling and all lines lead directly into the cockpit, this voids the need for anyone to go onto the foredeck. Together with family and friends we cruised extensively for at least a month a year around the Channel Islands and on to North and South Brittany.

Recent work carried out in September 2015 has included replacement of the saildrive gator and new rudder bearings.  She was antifouled in June 2015.

Frolika was fully coded for charter up till March 2014.  I have enjoyed using her for corporate days out whilst I have been skipper.  The charter work has been minimal over the last 14 years. During the last few years she has only been used commercially about four to six times annually. Being coded has the advantage that she has been routinely maintained and professionally inspected.

Many extras and updates have been made to ensure our cruising has been safe and comfortable.  More recently this has included new bunk foam, removable carpets, new Audio system.  I have added an extra battery for the anchor winch and an Adverc system to maximise battery charging.  Corroded locker stays, taps, mirrors and lights have been replaced to ensure her interior still looks new.  The teak cockpit and toe rail is oiled to improve her looks from the outside.  90% of the running rigging has been replaced in the last two years.

The sprayhood and dodgers were replaced in approx 2012.  In addition a cockpit cover was added at about the same time which adds living space in cooler and breezy conditions.  The cockpit cushions add comfort.  There is ample stowage for cruising with items such as folding bikes and inflatable kayaks etc. (not included).

Our Bavaria 42 was produced, in my opinion, at the time when the output from Bavaria Yachts was at its best.  The structure was solid and safe and was not compromised.  The quality of the interior wood joinery and styling was excellent.  I am glad to say Frolika exhibits little deterioration.

We are sad to be parting from Frolika as she has been a big part in our lives over the last 14 years but time for more extended cruising has allowed us to buy a larger vessel.

Please Note

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. 

It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer's safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.

Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
Model:42 Cruiser
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:2000
Sales status:Delete
LOA:13.41 m/44 ft
Length:12.8 m/42 ft
KW:50.0 hp
No. of berths:8
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