Another entry in the big-boat arena is the Bavaria Cruiser 55, launched in Palma, Mallorca, in late April. The boat is a result of the new collaboration between Bavaria, BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and Farr Yacht Design. It features a plumb bow and long water line, and a fold-down transom door for dingy storage and swimming. Below deck, the styling is unmistakably modern and a break from past Bavaria interiors. The woodwork is light colored, set off by white panels and coach roof. I'm intrigued by the design and finish, and look forward to perhaps getting a peek at the boat during the fall shows--if one is imported to the States by then.