Avocet - Bavaria 37
“A very comfortable, responsive and well presented boat – ideal for coastal cruising and a pleasure to sail.”
This yacht is now managed by our sister company
Seascape Scotland Yacht Charter Ltd
New electric windlass fitted for 2016 season. New sprayhood, deck hatches and tender for 2015 season; fully battened mainsail for 2014 season, plus new autopilot, DSC vhf, safety lines and wheel cover.
Over the previous few years Avocet's genoa, battery bank, cooker, curtains and all cabin upholstery have all been renewed, improving on her already very good specification. Just when we thought we might be running out of ideas for improvement, we installed a heater outlet in the heads, both for comfort and to make it easier to dry your oilies!
Flexible accommodation comprising 8 good-sized berths with three double cabins and two single berths in the main saloon. Hot and cold pressurised water system, heated from engine or shore power immersion heater. Eberspacher warm air central heating plus 240v A.C. shorepower sockets in all cabins. New invertor to power 240v phone charger and/or laptop underway. 29hp Volvo saildrive diesel engine gives excellent performance and makes for easy manoeuvring.
Wheel steering - with controls and displays for the hydraulic autopilot, wind/speed/depth and colour chartplotter, all mounted at the wheel. DSC VHF radio and separate GPS readout at chart table. Radio/CD player. Fridge. Dinghy with outboard. Avocet is a delightful boat for west coast of Scotland cruising with a really fresh feel to her and all the home comforts you could ask for. She's also a pleasure to sail and a very easily handled yacht, whether under power or sail.
Note: Cruising Chute available as optional extra at £100 per week or part thereof.
Recent charterer feedback:
"We had not sailed in the Clyde before so enjoyed exploring the area over the Easter weekend, despite the "varied" weather conditions... Communication in advance of the charter was great, and Avocet was well equipped and sailed nicely. Overall a great break and we would definitely recommend you...." James Read and friends chartered Avocet in April 2017
"Enjoyed experience with sailaway –best sailing Bavaria yet, your attitude and approach professional but friendly."Robert Murray chartered Avocet in August 2015.
"We had a wonderful time sailing Avocet which is a very responsive and easy boat to sail and manoeuvre under motor. The boat is well equipped and beautifully kept. She is easily sailed by two. There are lovely extra touches internally which makes Avocet feel very much loved and comfortable. She is also well equipped and maintained on deck.......Thank you so much for your friendly and professional support. We would have no hesitation in chartering her again...." Neil and Catriona Menzies enjoyed their cruise on "Avocet", in September 2014.
"Spent seven days with Avocet, a well presented Bavaria and a pleasure to sail; even the inexperienced members of the crew found her a pleasure to handle - comfortable and safe. Sailaway Scotland? definitely. Looking forward to next time." George Burch and his family group of 6 chartered "Avocet" in July 2014.
"Hi Wilson - we had a great time, liked the boat, and will probably be booking again for next year – likely to be May. I have got the deposit so thanks for the quick return." Derek Tyler and friends chartered "Avocet" in April 2014
"Just to say that we had a great weekend.... The boat was very well equipped and fun to sail, please pass my thanks on to Kirsteen who did a great job of showing us where everything was." Andrew Thomson, chartered Avocet in May 2013
"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip... as before we found Avocet a joy to sail, very well equipped and maintained." Roger Bramley, July 2013
"Thanks again for providing such a well founded boat, would love to charter from you again." Julian Hawkings of Durham, chartered "Avocet"
"Thank you again for your friendly and professional support and service that enabled our memorable sailing experience.... We wish you all the best for your charter business and will definitely consider charter a yacht again this summer." Rainer Herbert of Aberdeenshire, chartered "Avocet" - and returned to charter her for a further week, 3 months later!
Engine: Volvo saildrive 29hp
Mainsail reefing: slab with stack-pack
Genoa reefing: Selden roller reefing
Cockpit chartplotter: Yes
Windlass: Yes, electric
Sleeping cabins: 3
Overnight berths: 8
Suggested ideal overnight: 6
Central heating: Yes
Year of build: 2001