Calico Moon - Bavaria Cruiser 46
"A capable and comfortable cruising yacht, easily handled under power and a joy to sail. Presented in excellent condition, this is a superb yacht for a family holiday or a larger group of friends."
New mainsail, genoa, sprayhood and cockpit chart plotter for 2016 season. New upholstery throughout, in 2017.
Having been built with Bavaria’s extra-cost deep lead keel option, she does sail rather well! Plus, with her powerful bow thruster and and extra-cost 75hp engine option, she goes rather well under power, too!
Note: Calico Moon is a sister ship to Deja Vue, our other Bavaria 46 Cruiser. With two of these beautiful yachts, we can now offer the option to charter them as a pair, which is ideal for larger and/or corporate charter parties.
This Bavaria 46 has a super cruising layout with four generously sized sleeping cabins - 2 large double cabins aft, an even larger double cabin forward, plus a decently-sized twin bunk cabin to port. To sleep even more, the dining area in the saloon converts if needed, into a further double bunk. Two generously sized heads/showers, a good sized chart table and a well-equipped & spacious linear galley, complete the interior.
With electric windlass, powerful 75hp engine, bow thruster, new furling headsail and new main, and all sail controls led aft to her large secure cockpit, she’s as easily handled by a smaller crew as she is comfortable with a larger group. Her large and secure cockpit is well protected with a generously sized sprayhood. She is a great yacht to charter the West Coast of Scotland.
Her already fresh interior was fully refurbished by us when she joined our fleet in 2015. For season 2017 we are running out of ideas for further improvement, however we have enhanced the heating system, added a new DAB-enabled music system and are open to other suggestions!
Warm air heating is provided by a powerful Eberspacher unit, with hot and cold water at the galley and in the two heads/shower compartments.
Charter coded for up to 10 overnight and up to 12 for day sailing.
She carries full navigation and safety equipment including Navtex, EPIRB, radar, autopilot etc; and two GPS plotter displays and DSC VHF units, one of each at the helm and the chart table.
Recent charterer feedback:
"Wilson, we appreciated the taut and seamanlike nature of the boat - a pleasant contrast to some of the more flabby boats on the Solent!" Phil Lapage on behalf of the Shresbury School chartered Calico Moon for a Duke of Edinbugh's award trip to Skye and back, in July 2016.
"We really enjoyed the week and the boat was excellent. We will definitely come back in future." Peter Millican and friends chartered Calico Moon in May 2016.
"We all had a really good time, the boat was comfortable, easy to use, lots of space and really good to sail. We will definitely be going again next year and if possible we would like the same yacht again..." Colin Brown and colleagues are regular Sailaway customers, who enjoyed their long weekend on "Calico Moon" in September 2015 and did indeed ask for her again in September 2016!
"the boat was excellent - we would have no hesitation in chartering again." Phil Seth and friends enjoyed a long weekend on Calico Moon in May 2015.
"Had a great weekend. Made it to Portavadie sunday overnight and great sail home on monday. Will definitely be chartering her again." Raymond Murphy chartered in May 2015, and has booked again for 2017!
Engine: Volvo 75hp
Mainsail reefing: Selden in-mast furling
Genoa reefing: Selden roller reefing
Cockpit chartplotter: Yes
Windlass: Yes, electric
Sleeping cabins: Four
Overnight berths: Ten
Suggested ideal overnight: Eight
Fridge: Yes, plus coolbox
Central heating: Yes
Year of build: 2006