Bavaria Cruiser 56

The flagship of Bavaria's Cruiser line is as comfortable as it is enjoyable to sail.

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Beam carried all the way aft creates space for spacious cabins, while twin rudders keep the boat well on track when heeled.Mark Pillsbury

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Five full battens in the main and a 100-percent genoa give the Cruiser 56 plenty off power when sailing upwind in light airs, and are easily reefable when the breeze is on.Mark Pillsbury

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Wide side decks and a large cockpit make topsides the place to be when out sailing on the Cruiser 56.Mark Pillsbury

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A plumb bow, fine entry, and long waterline are all elements of a speedy hull design.Mark Pillsbury

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Light upholstery and lots of ports brighten the Cruiser 56's saloon. The dinning table is quite versitile in that it can be lower and raised with the push of a button to become a cocktail table or addition berth.Mark Pillsbury

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The U-shaped galley, which occupies the starboard side of the saloon, has its opening near the forward bulkhead, giving the chef lots of counter space on which to work.Mark Pillsbury

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The dinghy that was designed to fit into the Bavaria Cruiser 56's garage has a fold down transom that allows the boat to be stored with the four-horsepower motor left on.Mark Pillsbury

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Access to the Bavaria Cruiser 56's engine compartment is excellent, from the front and side panels.Mark Pillsbury