Among the many yachts making their West Coast debuts at the 2018 Seattle Boat Show are a fleet of Bavaria models, including the Virtess 420 Fly (that we previewed in our March 2017 issue), Sport 450, and Sport 400. These German-made luxury sport yachts have many popular design features, including notably generous accommodations for their sizes. The Bavaria Sport 400 (S40), is a modern-styled motor yacht that should be right at home island hopping here in the Pacific Northwest or turning heads on Lake Union.
The exterior is very fun-in-the-sun oriented, complete with large swimstep off the stern, seating, and a table that eats up most of the cockpit, and a large open foredeck with a padded sun bed. The S40 comes in four very different deck layouts: Open, ST, HT, and Coupe. Perhaps the biggest difference in these layouts is the cabin, for the Open version removes the cover of the cabin completely for a large ski boat-like experience at the helm, while the others retain, and even expand, the cabin’s prominence aboard.
One can even get a S40 with an almost completely glass cabin with retractable hardtop, offering the airiness of the Open without sacrificing the protection of a proper cabin. All the layouts offer four berths below for extended cruising.
With the abundance of layouts, there is probably an S40 that will resonate with would-be owners. If you want to see one in person, check out local dealer JK3 Yacht Sales’ booth at the upcoming Seattle Boat Show.
For more info, check out jk3yachts.com and contact them for pricing.