he VISION line from BAVARIA is a new luxury sailing yacht collection with a unique development history. It is the result of a Europe-wide series of workshops which involved end users in its conception right from the outset. The VISION line is designed based on owners' views of their own dream yacht. Following the successful premiere of the VISION 46 at boot 2012 in Düsseldorf and the subsequent enthusiastic response from customers and journalists, the second model in the collection was premiered in September 2012 at Cannes. Both models from the luxury series have an emphasis on comfort and design. Further details about the VISION line: Above deck
The overall design of the narrow stern keeps its shape until midship. Entering the yacht via the fold-out bathing platform, a standard feature, a number of innovative details are immediately apparent. For example, an integrated telescopic swimming ladder pulls out of the side of the platform. This prevents tangling when fishing and or when stepping from or alighting into a tender astern. The twin-rudder cockpit has been intelligently designed with an asymmetrical layout that avoids having an inconvenient table positioned midships. Instead a comfortable seating area with a fold-out table was created on port side. This ensures easy access to the companionway at all times. In addition, on the new BAVARIA VISION 46 the table can also be lowered at the touch of a button to turn it into a comfortable day bed or sun lounger. A luxurious detail that will not go unnoticed – especially by female crew members. The elegantly curved superstructure and large salon windows allow plenty of air and light below deck. Generous, solid teak decks with shrouds positioned outside provide easy access to the fore ship, while the flush hatches ensure an even surface at the bow. The integrated anchor and gennaker fittings are further evidence of the intelligent design – and guarantee easy handling even in poor weather. Moreover, the optimal height doublesailing rig and Elvström furling sails make for pleasant cruising – at wind speeds up to 40 knots. Below deck
Below deck there are more surprises in store. Numerous hull windows create a light and airy ambiance in the salon and cabins and everything is pleasantly quiet – the deafening roar outside is left behind. With a generous ceiling height of over two meters and large windows in both the superstructure and hull, there is comfortable and welcoming accommodation throughout. The pantry section is intelligently configured. Two deep sinks, a large base unit and recessed shelving, e.g. for a coffee machine make for a well-organised galley. To starboard is a bathroom with WC and a passage to the walk-in storage locker, which can also be transformed into a second guest room or kids' room. On the port side, opposite the shower cabin is a comprehensive pantry with plenty of storage. Further surprises await astern: the guest room(s). A tastefully furnished cabin with white wall panels also provides the option to accommodate two guests completely separately. If required, a dividing wall can be used to create two distinct and comfortable berths. In the salon a large Lshaped sofa awaits, which thanks to the lower-able table, also transforms into a comfortable sleeping area. Opposite this is a height-adjustable chart table with instrument console and two seats. This can also be turned into a further relaxing/ sleeping area and the stools stow away under the floor. By now it will be clear that the designers intended to provide generous amounts of room for relaxation and sleeping. As you might also expect, the VISION 46 also offers the latest in communication technology, a flat-screen display and corresponding sound system. In the master cabin at the bow there is a full king size bed, numerous cupboards and an office desk, which also transforms into a dressing table (it turns over to reveal a mirror).
The large amount of hatches and hull windows combine with the light wall coverings to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, the same as all the below-deck accommodation. Many of the ship's finer details only become apparent when used in action. The VISION is a yacht to explore in and be explored. Its storage options are unparalleled – and the same applies to the inventiveness behind them. In particular, the huge, walkin storage locker with flexible configuration is bound to impress, as well as the fact that it also doubles up as an additional room. Deluxe sailing – with minimum effort and maximum safety. Two BAVARIA control systems ensure easy sailing. Dock Control
Beneteau and Jeanneau Dock & Go 360 Docking showed the way. Hanseyachts followed suit with their Smart Mooring System. And now with the VISION 46, BAVARIA YACHTBAU is proud to introduce its proprietary electronically controlled manoeuvring system. Via joystick control the main engine and bow and stern thrusters ensure that even the most complex docking is child's play. In addition, the Garmin chart plotter relays information about the drives and sideways movement to the helmsman.
The BAVARIA Dock Control assist system has been proven in practise. Precise and powerful, electronically-controlled thrusters move the yacht sideways immediately. This pleasantly simple system enables pinpoint docking. Forward and backward movement is provided by the saildrive; this means there is a slight delay, although it's easy to get used to. All in all, the system is very user-friendly. Dock Control costs approximately 22,500 euros. Trim Control
Tacking and jibing has never been easier – simply put the helm down and press the button. The Trim Control system now provides an alternative to the self-tacking jib, including when using a genoa. This is how it works: when the button is pressed the first winch hauls in the sheet, while the second winch automatically eases off the opposite side. For fine trimming, the VISION 46 helmsman has a control panel directly in front of
him and can trim the genoa and main sheet at all times and with lee and luv.
Trim Control also functions perfectly in strong winds. The system does take some getting used to. To manoeuvre, the helmsman needs to put the helm down and press the button to operate the winches simultaneously – and then keep the button pressed down. However, its plain sailing once you are used to it. The Trim Control system was developed by BAVARIA in collaboration with Lewmar and Garmin. It requires additional electrically-operated sheet winches with a rewind function on the coaming and coach roof. This makes it a relatively expensive option. Additional charge for the VISION 46: 14,300 euros.