Bavaria 45 wins SAIL's 2012 Best Boats Award

Horizon Yacht Charters is proud to announce that the Bavaria Cruiser 45 has been awarded SAIL magazine’s prestigious “2012 Best Boat winner” for the “Cruising Monohull Under 50ft” category.
Dec. 2, 2011 - PRLog -- Horizon Yacht Charters (BVI) November 30, 2011

Horizon Yacht Charters is proud to announce that the Bavaria  Cruiser45 has been awarded SAIL magazine’s  prestigious “2012 Best Boat winner” for the “Cruising Monohull Under 50ft” category. The annual Best Boats Awards recognize the best new sailboat models that are introduced into the North American market and is no doubt one of the most coveted accolades in the sailing world.

Built in collaboration between Bavaria Yachts, (which boasts the world’s largest single site production facility) Farr Yacht Design and BMW DesignworksUSA, the 45 is a beautifully engineered yacht with powerful lines and a host of innovative features. Built to the exacting Germanischer Lloyd Certification, the new Bavaria 45 sets a higher mark for the production yacht industry.

Met with incredible enthusiasm at this year’s Annapolis Boat Show, SAIL’s Charlie Doane commented that “There’s an awful lot for a modern cruising sailor to like in this boat”. The spacious interior and styling were not overlooked and the quality of the build and finish are also highlighted in his piece on

The 3 cabin/3 head yacht (also available as a 4 cabin/3 head yacht) has certainly raised the standard in design and construction for the other production builders to try and attain in the future. Features such as the signature stern-wide swim platform “a worthy contender in the ongoing transom wars” cites Charlie Doane, have not gone unnoticed. A range of optional extras such as an extensive choice of cabin and interior joinery finishes are also available.

Charlie Doane summed up the bottom line: “Most of all, we like the way this boat sails. Thanks to the twin rudders, which are canted well outboard, and the efficient Farr-designed hull, this is one broad-beamed mass-production cruising monohull that will power up and heel over without griping when pressed hard to windward”.  
Horizon Yacht Charters, the Caribbean importer for Bavaria Yachts over the last decade, and in conjunction with Bavaria Yachts USA , for their US Annapolis base, offers a very competitive Yacht Ownership Programme, which includes a tax free incentive for private or charter purchase in the Caribbean. Flexible Charter Management Programmes include a maximum income offering with unlimited sailing time, as well as a Guaranteed Income Programme, which offers sailing time of up to 12 weeks per year. A World Wide Sailing Programme is also available for those wanting to try alternative sailing destinations.  With the new base, just opened in Annapolis, Horizon Yacht Charters can offer year round sailing either in the Caribbean or a combination of summers in the US and winters in the Caribbean.  A ‘Try Before You Buy’ option is a great way to test the waters, offering prospective buyers the opportunity to sail a Bavaria 45 in their bases in the BVI, Grenada or Annapolis and if a decision is made to purchase a yacht within 3 months, the cost of the charter is deducted from the purchase price. Charter purchase, Private purchase and yacht management is available at all locations and additionally in Antigua and St Maarten.

Founded in 1998 in Nanny Cay in the British Virgin Islands, Horizon Yacht Charters, over the years, has added locations in Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, St Maarten and Annapolis, USA. With almost 100 yachts under private and charter management, they are the leading owner-operated, top rated sailing yacht charter company in the Caribbean. With the addition of stateside operations, and rumours of more US locations opening shortly, Horizon is able to offer discerning clients, flexible ownership possibilities and expansive cruising grounds. Horizon Yacht Charters is the Caribbean importer for the German–built Bavaria Yachts range and Bavaria Yachts USA is an affiliated company importing the range to the East Coast of the USA. Horizon Yacht Charters is also an agent for Fountaine-Pajot catamarans and sells these yachts into Charter Management Programmes or for private use.

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Horizon Yacht Charters is the choice for a sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Antigua, St. Maarten The Grenadines and Annapolis, MD. Horizon Yacht Charters is the fastest growing, top rated sailing yacht charter company in the Caribbean.
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