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Bavaria Vision 42


With a VISION 42 you can not only experience first class sailing, you will also be a first class sailor! She is a yacht with many options and countless ways to make dreams come true on the water. No other yacht in this size packs this much luxury.

Mast base, cleats, blocks, winches, stanchions, cockpit windows, hatches – the list of components that belong to the deck and in the cockpit of a VISION 42 is long. A VISION 42 has over 40 items that the BAVARIA product managers factor in. An efficient deck layout is the result of the many years of experience of the product managers, designers and boat builders at BAVARIA. Each piece of equipment has its proper place on the deck – it is not fitted just anywhere, but to the millimetre exactly there where it is most effective for handling on deck. In the construction of the deck, aluminium sheets are later laminated in crucial areas of the sandwich construction, giving BAVARIA yachts above-average stability. Computer-controlled milling and drilling ensure that positioning is precisely as pre-defined by the product team, again to the nearest millimetre. Tension directions and the weights of halyards and sheets are carefully calculated in advance so that each fitting and each winch is correctly dimensioned when mounted on the deck.

Cockpit ergonomics

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The VISION 42 is proof that a cockpit does not necessarily have to be symmetrical. Her well thought through and intelligent layout allows for easy and safe handling under sail with the VISION 42. The winches for the mainsail and the headsail are easily accessible by the helmsman, as are all the important navigation instruments. For relaxing sunbathing, the cockpit table can be lowered to combine with the L-shaped seating on the port side to become a large saloon area. There is also plenty of space for sunbathing behind the two helms – not only for the helmsman.

Interior visions

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Guests are always welcome on board a VISION 42. The large galley provides plenty of work space for preparing a substantial meal, even at sea. You are well positioned between the sink and cabinets on the port side when at sea to allow easy cooking. The saloon table can be lowered to the saloon floor to create a large lounging area and the navigation area can be rearranged to become a sofa – on board a VISION 42, this is easily done at the pull of a handle. The master cabin can be fitted with either a large head with shower or a writing and dressing table. There are no limits to what can be envisioned aboard the VISION 42.


The aim of the TRIM and DOCK CONTROL systems developed by BAVARIA is to make it possible to sail a yacht of this size with a small crew fast and manoeuvre her safely to any berth in the harbour. The TRIM CONTROL system is based on powerful electric winches that can not only pull the sails tight but also ease them in a controlled manner. A VISION 42 with TRIM CONTROL is tacked with the press of a button, not by human power. In the harbour, DOCK CONTROL ensures precise manoeuvring of the VISION 42. Using a joystick, the engine as well as bow and stern thrusters are controlled and make mooring a breeze.

Quick Specification

Length overall 12,80 m
Length hull 12,50 m
Length waterline 11,40 m
Beam overall 4,05 m
Draught standard cast iron keel (approx.) 2,07 m
Draught option cast iron keel as shallow keel   1,62 m
Unloaden weight (approx.) 9.800 kg
Ballast (approx.) 2.450 kg
Engine, Volvo-Penta with Saildrive D2-40
Engine power 29 kW / 40 hp
Fuel tank (approx.) 210 l
Water tank (approx.) 210 l
Cabins – Heads, standard 2-1
Berths, standard version 4
Height in salon (approx.) 2,00 m
Mainsail and fore sail, standard (approx.) 88 m2
Height of mast above water line (approx.) 18,93 m
No. of cabins – heads 2-1 / 2-2
Berths 4
Heads 1
Shower cabin 1
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Hull color white
6 hull windows (fixed)
Colored stripe on hull, grey
Rudder / Keel
Cast iron keel as deep keel
Emergency tiller
Steering pedestal
2 steering pedestal with compass and steering wheel / s
covered with leather
Instrument console in steering pedestal
Helmsman seat
Deck ventilator
Cockpit floor, Side deck and coach roof with anti slip
6 aluminium cleats
Coaming for sprayhood
Twin mainsheet system
Pulpit, pushpit
Rail opening on both sides
Bow fitting with anchor roller
Bathing platform
Bathing platform manually lowerable with teak
Bathing ladder stainless steel
Cockpitshower for warm and cold water
(warm water only in combination with warm water boiler)
Hatches and side windows
7 hatches to open up
3 port lights to open up
Teak on cockpit seats
Cockpit table, manually height adjustable and foldable
Gasbox “USA” for 2 x 11 lb bottles, self draining
Standing / running gear
Mainsail, coordinated for sport rigging, offshore-quality
Jib, coordinated for standard fore sail reefing gear,
Sport rigging
Backstay adjuster, mechanical with handle
2 winch handles
1 x Lewmar Evo aluminium winch on coach roof,
2-gear, self-tailing
2 x Lewmar Evo aluminium winches in aft cockpit,
2-gear, self-tailing


2 cabins
Locker in foreship and aft cabin
Mattresses fabric “New Drell”
Furniture panels covered with fabric
Standard upholstery
Pump-toilet with holding tank, disposal via seacock and
deck suction
Shower in shower cabin
Interior in solid wood and veneer,
standard in sipo
Floor chestnut
Blinds on hatches
Fly screen on hatches in salon and foreship
salon table, fixed
salon with settee
Standard upholstery
Sideboards, shelves and cabinets
Covered panel ceiling
Handrails on ceiling (stainless steel)
Handholds at companion way
Storage space with drawers and flaps
Companion way door as bulkhead in perspex
Navigation corner
Chart table, height adjustable with instrument console
and chart table seat
2 flame gas cooker with oven
Fridge and freezer combination 172 l with compressor,
subdevided, openable from top and front
Double stainless steel sink
Dish dryer above kitchen island
3 Fire extinguishers


Fresh water
Fresh water tank with level indicator, 210 l
Electrical pressurised water pump with filter
Bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Electrical bilge pump
Two circuit cooling with seawater filter
Engine hour meter and rev meter
Voltmeter, Fuel indicator
Electrical system
Engine circuit and board circuit, separated
Starter battery
1 Board battery
Shore supply 230 V (1 x 230 V AC-outlet on switch board,
shore supply 110 V for surcharge)
Main power supply with circuit breaker and control lamps
AC-outlet package 230 V
12 V outlet at switch board
LED navigation lights and anchor light
CE-Certification Category A
CE-Certification Category B
GL CE-Yacht certification