Check out the 2021 European Yacht of the Year, the Bavaria C42, at S&J Yachts with offices along the entire East Coast.



Our newcomer with Italian design represents the further evolution of our renowned BAVARIA C-Line, and focuses on performance and space. A modern innovative hull design featuring chines, and the rounded V-Bow developed by BAVARIA YACHTS promise an outstanding sailing experience and offer unusually spacious quarters below deck.

Hull length
Waterline length
Draft, cast iron keel (approx)
Draft, cast iron keel shallow (approx)
Unloaded weight (approx)
Engine, standard
Engine, optional
Fuel (approx)
Water (approx)
Sail area
Mainsail/furling (approx)
Height of mast above waterline (approx)

40’ 7”
39’ 4”
37’ 0”
14’ 1”
6’ 11”
5’ 7”
21,336 pounds
Yanmar 4JH40, 40 hp
Yanmar 4JH57, 57 hp
55 gallons
55 gallons
1,083 sq. ft.
579 sq. ft. / 551 sq. ft.
65’ 11”


MORE PERFORMANCE — BAVARIA CHINES and the BAVARIA V-Bow provide increased stability, a longer waterline and improved performance, combined with a feeling of direct control at the helm. The distinctive angular design of the BAVARIA C42’s stern has a further advantage, creating more width in the stern cabins and a higher standard of comfort.

A NEW SENSE OF SPACE — The innovative hull design opens up new dimensions below deck. Select from individual cabin layouts ranging from the luxurious 2-cabin version with a spacious bathroom to the comfortable 3-cabin version with two bathrooms. The U-shaped seating area at the starboard side and the portside lounge bench easily cater for eight people during a cozy dinner. As in classic layouts, the L-shaped pantry is located portside.

Many features are included as standard in the BAVARIA C42 series models. These include the self-tacking jib and a sail area of 1,083 square feet. Experience the impressive BAVARIA C42 dimensions for yourself.

Exterior Photos

Interior Photos

Layouts and Sailplans