2018 57' Bavaria C57

Annapolis, MD


Aequus is an excellent platform for living aboard and extended World cruising. She was thoughtfully equipped by her owners to ensure comfort, safety, and ease of handling. She reliably carried them throughout the Med, Caribbean, and east coast of the United States since they took delivery in 2018. Now they are ready to return to their lives in the UK and hope that their beloved Aequus will sail on to new adventures.

Her stylish Walnut interior features three staterooms, two heads, a utility/laundry area, a salon, galley, navigation station and a tremendous amount of storage. She will comfortably accommodate eight people in four berths, including the convertible salon berth. Interior amenities include, reverse cycle air conditioning, washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, two heads with separate showers, a television, stereo, and a spacious salon with plenty of seating. The high-capacity AC generator and inverters will power all the AC equipment, when needed, and 1300 watts of solar maintains a charge on the lithium battery bank. Thanks to the water maker there is always plenty of fresh water, so go ahead and enjoy a proper shower aboard this lovely yacht.

The Bavaria C57 is fun to sail and easy to handle – even with a small crew. Its sheets and halyards can all be operated easily using four winches (2 electric), all within reach of the twin helm stations, which are fully equipped with electronics. The furling mainsail is a must for shorthanded cruising and sailing into the wind is a breeze thanks to the self-tacking jib. The Code-O is perfect for a pleasant beam reach and the cruising chute drives Aequus nicely down wind. The standard draft keel provides excellent lift and tracking ability, while dual rudders reduce weather helm. Finally, when needed the upgraded 110 HP Yanmar will consistently push Aequus along at 8.5 knots.

The deck and cockpit layout on the Bavaria C57 were expertly designed for safety, comfort, and enjoyment by Maurizio Cossutti of Cossutti Yacht Design in Italy. Flush mounted deck hatches, covered line channels, minimal deck fittings, lifelines, and cabin top rails make it easy to navigate the decks. The cockpit offers a tremendous amount of space with two U-shaped seating areas, two tables and dedicated helm stations. The cockpit tables can easily be converted into lounges and the exterior wet bar with grill, sink and refrigerator drawer is a sweet feature! The drop-down bathing platform is easily accessible via actual steps on either side of the integrated rib garage which accommodates the 60 HP Williams MiniJet 280. If you enjoy scuba diving you will love the dive compressor. Finally, Aequus includes an assortment of water toys.

Aequus is priced well below her replacement value and is ready to go. Note that VAT was paid in Malta in 2018.


  • BuilderBavaria Yachts
  • ModelC57
  • Model Year2018
  • DesignerCossutti Yacht Design
  • LOA54.75 ft
  • Beam17.25 ft
  • Dry Weight37,765 lb
  • Engines Total Power110 hp
  • Number of Engines1
  • Engine BrandYanmar
  • Engine Model4JH110
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Engine Power110 horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Fresh Water Tanks171 gallon
  • Fuel Tanks132 gallon
  • Holding Tanks18.5 gallon
  • (3) 12" B&G Zeus multifunction displays
  • B&G H5000 CPU 
  • (2) B&G H5000 graphic displays
  • B&G H5000 autopilot
  • (2) Autopilot control pads
  • B&G 4G broadband radar
  • B&G forward looking sonar
  • GoFree WiFi access point for nav equipment
  • B&G H50 VHF at the nav station and a wireless VHF remote (transmit and receive AIS)
  • Radar reflector
  • Fusion MS-AV755 head unit
  • Fusion MS-NRX300 control in cockpit
  • 500w amplifier
  • (4) Fusion speakers
  • Samsung 40" smart TV on electric lift
  • PlayStation

The interior of Aequus is finished with Walnut joinery, synthetic Elm flooring, solid surface "Milky White" counters, and light vinyl covered panels. All interior lights are LED and accent lighting is provided. The yacht has two reverse cycle air conditioning units for comfort, eleven deck hatches and opening ports for ventilation, and large coach roof and hull windows for natural light. 

  • Blinds and screens on hatches
  • Curtains for coach roof windows & hull portlights
  • Reading lights, electric outlet and USB chargers in each cabin
  • Wabasto reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Dimmable lights in salon and cabins

The forward Owner's Cabin features a Queen size "island" berth, table with seat, and storage.

  • (2) Reading lights
  • (2) opening hatches
  • Soundproofed for privacy
  • Upholstered headboard and bed frame

The ensuite Forward Head has a separate toilet and sink to starboard and a shower to port. 

  • Manual flush raw water toilet 
  • 70L (18.4 gallon) holding tank

The innovative Galley extends across the breadth of the boat, which allows for an efficient use of space. The sink, stove/oven, and dishwasher are on the port side and the drawer fridge/freezer and Bosch microwave is to starboard.  

  • Solid worktop "Crispy Milk", 
  • Bosch microwave, 220v
  • Fisher & Paykel Dishwater, drawer 220v (incl grey water tank)
  • Oven and 3-burner gas stove on gimble
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Drawer fridge and freezer
  • Supplemental Dometic chest fridge and freezer located in the port aft cabin
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Ventilation fan above the stove

The inviting Salon features a U-shaped dining area to port and and lounge area to starboard with a proper navigation station. The dining table table drops down with a touch of a button to convert to a berth and a cleverly hidden 40" TV, raises and retracts on demand.

  • (4) large deck hatches with blinds and screens
  • (4) opening ports
  • Electric salon dining table that drops to convert to a berth
  • 40" TV raises and retracts on demand.
  • Sideboards, shelves and cabinet
  • Leather style covered chart table
  • Handrail on ceiling in stainless steel with leather cover
  • Handholds at companion way, covered with leather
  • Chart table with a 12" B&G multi-function, VHF, Fusion stereo, generator control and battery monitor
  • Plenty of storage beneath the cabin sole 

Two Aft Cabins:

  • Upholstered bed frames
  • Cabinets
  • Two opening hatches with screens and blinds
  • One opening port
  • Covered panel ceiling in cabins

Port Head:

  • Pump-toilet with holding tank, disposal via seacock 
    and deck pump out
  • Separate shower stall
  • Vanity, sink and mirror
  • Manual fresh water flush toilet
  • 70L (18.4 gallon) holding tank

Starboard Laundry Room:

  • The starboard head was converted to a utility/laundry room by the owners. 
  • Vanity, sink and mirror
  • Washing machine (Soba Babynova 1000)
  • Storage

The Bavaria C57 features a spacious cockpit with two U-shaped seating areas, twin helms with helm seats, and two teak tables. Amenities include a cockpit wet bar with a gas grill, sink and 30L drawer fridge. The cockpit is covered by a sprayhood and bimini. 

  • Sprayhood with handholds
  • Biminin top with LED overhead lighting
  • Cockpit cushions with backrests
  • Twin cockpit tables
  • Cockpit wet bar area with a gas grill, sink and a 30L drawer fridge
  • Electric bathing platform with a swim ladder
  • Cockpit shower
  • Freshwater washdown at transom
  • Teak on cockpit floor, benches, helms seats, bathing platform and pushpit seats
  • (2) foldable Teak pushpit seats
  • Y-spoke carbon steering wheels - black
  • Twin helm pedestals with (2) 12" B&G multifunction displays, (2) autopilot controls, (2) B&G multi-displays, a Fusion remote, wireless VHF, bow and stern thruster controls (starboard helm) and an electronic throttle (starboard helm).  
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit
  • 12v outlet in cockpit
  • Companionway with washboard and sliding hatch in acrylic glass
  • Dedicated life raft storage in cockpit floor
  • Storage space for toys and equipment under cockpit, access via cockpit floor hatch
  • Line storage boxes at each helm
  • Box for gas bottles, self drained
  • Strategically placed cupholders 
  • Stainless steel arch with solar mounts
  • Cockpit floor, cockpit benches, swim platform, side decks and coach roof finished with Teak
  • Sail locker
  • Stainless steel anchor arm with roller
  • Electric windlass 
  • 40kg Rocna anchor with 100m chain
  • 35 kg Delta anchor (spare)
  • Flush mounted deck hatches
  • (6) mooring cleats, stainless steel, fixed
  • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
  • Rail opening on both sides
  • Stainless steel passerelle
  • Deck ventilators
  • Fishing rod holder
Standing/Running Gear
  • (2021) Elvstrom Sport tri-radial mainsail
  • Elvstom self-taking jib
  • Seldon in-mast furling
  • Code O by Crusader Sails
  • Cruising chute by Hyde Sales
  • Seldon CX45 furler for code-o and cruising chute
  • Genoa tracks with pin stop cars
  • Backstay adjuster, hydraulic
  • (2) Electric Lewmar 65EST EVO winches
  • (2) Manual Lewmar 65EST EVO winches 
  • Keel stepped aluminum 2 spreader mast,
  • Boom vang
Engine and Propulsion
  • Yanmar 110 HP (4JH110) engine (1,450 hours) with shaft drive
  • Electronic engine throttle control mounted on the starboard instrument console
  • Three-blade folding prop
  • SidePower Proportional Thrust bow thruster (tunnel)
  • SidePower Proportional Thrust stern thruster (retractable)
  • The engine is accessible from 5 locations
  • FireBlitz fire extinguisher
  • Two circuit cooling with seawater filter
  • Engine hour meter and rev meter
  • Voltmeter, fuel indicator
Hull and Bottom
  • Silk Grey gelcoat hull color with Traffic White hull line and boot stripe
  • 8 hull windows (fixed)
  • The bottom was painted in November of 2021
  • Digital Switching System incl. 12” multifunction display at chart table with GPS function
  • Engine circuit and board circuit, separated
  • Shore supply 230 V (1 x 230 V AC-outlet on switch board)
  • (2) 230 V shore power cords
  • Main power supply with circuit breaker and control lamps
  • AC-outlet package (1 per cabin and 3 in galley)
  • 12 V outlet at switch board
  • Generator: Fischer Panda 10000i with +/- 1,145 hours, located in the engine compartment
  • Solar: 1300 w LG with Victron Connect controller
  • Lithium Batteries: Battle Born 400 Ah lithium battery bank  
  • Whisper Power Inverter 2000 w 
  • WiFi booster and antennae
  • WiFi router
  • 4G mobile phone antennae
  • Victron Connect BMV 712 Smart Battery Monitor
  • Victron Connect 150/70 MPPT
  • Victron Connect 100/50 MPPT
  • Victron Connect DC charger
  • Cristal 20 amp AC charger (bow/stern thrusters batteries)
  • Cristal 40 amp AC charger (engine battery)
  • Sterling Power 60 amp AC charger (lithium house battery bank)
  • Inverter 500 w (for TV and PlayStation)
  • Air Conditioning (Wabasto): 20,000 BTU unit for the salon and a 13,000 BTU unit for the forward cabin (duel hertz units 50/60 Hz)
  • Water Maker: 170L per hour Winder AC water maker
  • 170L per hour Winder AC Water Maker
  • Washing machine  in the starboard aft head (Soba Babynova 1000)
  • Fisher & Paykel dishwasher in the galley
  • Hot water heater
  • Cockpit sink
  • (2) 70L (18.4 gallons) blackwater tanks and one 40L (10.5 gallons) grey water tank
  • (2) manual toilets (electric is in place for conversion to electric toilets)
  • Raw water flush toilets
Tender, Tender Garage and Toys
  • Williams 60 HP MiniJet tender
  • Full size jet tender longitudinal garage (max 2.8m jet tender). 
  • Launching system for dinghy with rollers and electric winch
  • Coltri Dive Compressor
  • (2) Dive tanks
  • (2) BCD's and regulators
  • (2) Masks, fins and weights
  • INOP low pressure air compressor
  • JP windsurfing board
  • North Sail mast & boom for windsurf
  • Kneeboard
  • Wakeboard 
  • Waterski rope
  • Cabrina kiteboard and 12m kite
Safety Equipment
  • Seago offshore six person life raft (due for its 3 year service in July)
  • Ditch bag with assorted gear
  • Self-inflating man overboard Day Buoy
  • Seatec Rescue Rope
  • Ocean Signal EPIRB1
  • Flare kit
  • Bungs
  • Axe
  • First aid kit
  • Tools
  • Misc. spare parts
  • Epoxy putty
  • One fire extinguisher in each cabin, one in the cockpit, and one in the galley

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Matt J. Malatich
S&J Yachts
843 872-8080 | www.sjyachts.com | matt@sjyachts.com

 Charleston City Marina
13 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401 

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