Please select your home edition
GAC Pindar 2018 Leaderboard

Bavaria R55 world premiere at Boot Dusseldorf

by Nikita Hutten, Bavaria Yachts Australia 9 Feb 12:11 PST
Bavaria R55 © Bavaria Yachts

Exciting music, a breathtaking light show, an impressive world premiere. On Saturday, the 20th of January, Bavaria Yachts presented the new Bavaria R55 to the public at the boot in Düsseldorf. Just as breathtaking and impressive is the elegant design, luxurious features and powerful performance of Bavaria Yachts' new super motor yacht.

Developing a modern yacht always presents designers with the same challenge: finding the ideal balance between the exterior and interior. In the case of the Bavaria R55, our team managed to give it a slim and highly dynamic exterior design while creating an extraordinary amount of space inside. It is unique in this class and an absolute benchmark in terms of design, elegance and performance.

'The Bavaria R55 combines decades of yacht-building knowledge. It is a milestone which future owners will derive pure pleasure from on account of its incomparable, extremely safe boat feel and because of the numerous other pioneering features on board', explains Robert Chaffer, Product Manager of the Bavaria R55.

She was constructed by J&J Design who already designed the successful Bavaria R40 for Bavaria Yachts. The drive is looked after by IPS propulsion with either two 600 hp or two 725 hp. What makes the IPS drive unit in the new Bavaria R55 so special? It's a forward-facing contra-rotating propeller system, which is much more efficient than conventional shaft drives, since the driving force runs parallel to the surface of the water. This results in better acceleration combined with up to 30 % less fuel consumption and 40 % more range. But that's not all: this yacht is 20 % faster as well – because all the power flows into the drive.

Future owners of the new Bavaria R55 will be able to choose from two interior versions: white oak and walnut. But that's not all. Everything is hand-selected. Take the high-grade aniline leather. And the trendy decorative cushions that are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The sleeping area is a dream: a luxurious memory foam mattress as standard or, as an upgrade, an innerspring mattress with a memory foam topper. Surrounding the king-sized bed there's a beautifully soft, deep-pile carpet to round off the feeling of luxury perfectly.

'We wanted to create something new and very special. It took care, time and immense attention to detail. For the interior we always opted for precisely the material, the fabric and the lighting which we thought would meet our high standards, and especially those of future owners', Robert Chaffer continues.

As soon as you set eyes on the Bavaria R55, you can recognise its dynamism and elegant sportiness. That becomes all the more clear when its athletic hull rises out of the water. But our design team thought up something extra-special and extravagant: the 'knife blade design', which flows sideways into the front area of the hull, giving the yacht an extra-sporty touch.

Related Articles

DAME Awards special mention for Scanstrut
We speak to Grant Fox about Scanstrut's new products At the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products. Posted today at 12:00 pm
ACR Electronics AISLink CB2 Class B Transponder
Increasing visibility and aiding collision-avoidance in areas of high traffic ACR Electronics, Inc., a manufacturer of life-saving distress beacons and survival equipment, has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Transponder. Posted today at 5:50 am
New Zhik ECO Wetsuits achieve Special Mention
Dame Awards recognise Zhik's innovations for third year in a row The new Zhik ECO Wetsuit received a Special Mention today at the METS DAME awards, recognising Zhik's innovations in technical sailing apparel for the third year in a row. Posted on 13 Nov
Siren Marine partnership with American Magic
The U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup Siren Marine and New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, are pleased to announce that Siren Marine has been selected as the Official Connected Boat® Supplier to American Magic. Posted on 13 Nov
AISLink CA2 Class A transponder by ACR Electronics
Developed to meet the requirements of global AIS mandates The commercial standard system offers powerful and frequent transmission of AIS information for the exchange of dynamic and static ship data with other AIS systems, significantly aiding collision-avoidance and improving safety for vessels. Posted on 13 Nov
Wessex Resins producing bio-based ENTROPY RESINS
For the European, Middle Eastern, African, Turkish, and Indian markets Wessex Resins is delighted to announce it is now manufacturing ENTROPY RESINS, under license from Gougeon Brothers, Inc., for the European, Middle Eastern, African, Turkish, and Indian markets. Posted on 13 Nov
Yanmar launches 4LV sterndrive models
The new 150 to 250 mhp five-engine range combines with the Yanmar ZT370 sterndrive Yanmar Marine International is launching a full line-up of 4LV sterndrive marine diesel engine models to complete its highly-acclaimed 4LV series of ultra-refined common rail (CR) engines. Posted on 13 Nov
Vetus launches smart-controlled bow pro thrusters
For fully-proportional control for vessels up to 80ft Incorporating an in-house-engineered intelligent motor controller, the new upgraded fully-proportional brushless models deliver all the remarkable features of the BOW PRO series with an added boost function to make life easier for even more boat owners. Posted on 13 Nov
Fusion launches all-weather panel-stereo
Leading manufacturer announces weather proof plug and play solution with bluetooth streaming FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today the release of a weather-proof version of all-in-one marine entertainment system – the Panel-Stereo Outdoor. Posted on 11 Nov
Erwin Bamps new CEO for PRESTIGE®
Sundance Marine excited to announce Erwin Bamps has joined the team Sundance Marine is excited to announce Erwin Bamps as the new CEO of PRESTIGE® Erwin joined PRESTIGE® on November 1st, 2018, and has joined the team at the Jeanneau-Prestige head office in Les Herbiers. Posted on 9 Nov
Allen Brothers MBW 660 Purchase PowerZhik 2018 Kollition 728x90 BOTTOM1DSailing Footer