Bavaria Cruiser 56

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


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


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


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


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


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


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