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spread out. On a summer cruise, kids
can play on the bow while adults hold a
happy hour in the cockpit and everyone
has a place to escape to.
Bavaria clearly gave a lot of thought
to safety as even the side decks have a
small but critical molded-in bulwark,
which provides good footing when heeling. Along the deck, there are also six
oversized pop-up cleats. You can avoid
stubbing your toe when the cleats are
folded but their beefy size means they're
more than large enough to secure the
hull in a turbulent slip.

between the leaves from the companionway aft to the helms and out to the
water. An optional outdoor galley may be
added below the transom seats where
gently angled steps on the port side
make the transition between platform
and cockpit easy for everyone, even for
those less mobile.
The C45's slippery hull means she'll
be a contender in club competitions but
when the racing is done and it's time for
the sun worshippers to come out, the
lounging cockpit turns into twin sunbeds. There are two additional double
sunpad locations - one on the bow and
one under the boom so guests can

rigging & Sailing
Bavaria aimed at flexibility with this
model so the C45 is offered with three
levels of equipment and layout options
called Holiday, Style and Ambition. That
last one offers an open transom, taller
rig, deeper keel, a bowsprit for a Code 0
and upgraded sails for those determined
to win races.
A tall (70' 9") keel-stepped Selden
mast with double aft-swept spreaders
supports a generous sail plan of over
1,300 square feet. (A taller performance mast is an option as is an ICWfriendly shorter version.) Our test boat
had a self-tacking jib on a below-deck
furler along with an in-mast furling
main. For the racing set however, an
overlapping genoa and a traditional
hoist mainsail are available to eek out
the best performance. The split backstay on our boat was of Dyneema and

A deep and fully enclosed cockpit
keeps kids, pets and grandma safe
when under way.

the sails were by Elvstrom.
There's a single, deep and balanced
rudder and also three choices of keel.
The standard draft is 7' 2" but skinny
water sailors will like the 5'8" option. For
top-notch performance, a carbon mast
and a deeper L-shaped keel (8' 2") with
a bulb are available.
On test day, we had a brisk day of
sailing with 15-16 knots of true wind on
the flat water of Biscayne Bay. At 60 degrees apparent wind angle, the C45
glided along at 7.8 knots. When we
hardened up to 40 degrees, we still kept
up 7.2 knots. Falling off to 150 degrees,
the speed fell to 6.8 knots, which is respectable for any sailboat at that angle.
The design is stable and stays on her
SPECIFICATIONS
LOA:
45' 10"
LWL:
42' 3"
Beam:
14' 7"
Draft:
5'8" - 7' 3"
Air Draft:
70' 9"'
Displacement:
26,312 lbs.
Sail Area:
1,330 sq. ft.
Fuel/Water:
66/172 gallons
Engine: Yanmar 57-hp (80-hp option)
Designer:
Maurizio Cossutti
Builder:
Bavaria Yachts
Price: Well equipped $395,000 USD.
Category:
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At the Helm: An Entertaining Thought on Creating a Culture of Safety
Club Review: Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
Special Feature: Safety at Sea
Power Review: Regal 33 Express
Sail Review: Bavaria C45
Power Review: Grady-White 235 DC
The Port Hole: April 2020
Special Feature: Planning a Cruise with PORTS Cruising Guide
Crossing The Line: Head to Canada’s New Year-round Boating Paradise
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - At the Helm: An Entertaining Thought on Creating a Culture of Safety
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Club Review: Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Special Feature: Safety at Sea
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Power Review: Regal 33 Express
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Sail Review: Bavaria C45
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Power Review: Grady-White 235 DC
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