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Bavaria Vision 46 (2016) 'Sweet Chariot'
If you are a sailor who appreciates the finer things in life, consider the sleek and graceful Bavaria Vision 46 for your next BVI yacht charter.
The brief for the Vision 46 was for a yacht to combine elegance, comfort and ease of handling. The Bavaria Vision 46 was six months in the conceptual stage alone, with input from dealers and customers around the globe taken into consideration. A further six months was spent in developing and building the prototype.
The result is nothing short of what you would expect from a close collaboration between the Bavaria shipyard, Farr Yacht Design and Design Unlimited, a British custom interior design specialist. Design Unlimited were responsible for the interior design on Sojana, a Farr 115 footer, and Wally Cento, a 98 foot Wally, among many other mega yacht commissions.
The hull design by FYD has a performance that you would expect from the worlds most successful performance yacht design group. Easily sailed shorthanded, with many high tech sailing options such as electric winches for bother genoa and mainsail sheets, and an electric coach roof winch to roll the mainsail in and out, this yacht is incredibly easy to handle. You will find the 106% genoa a joy compared to an overlapping genoa, and the powerful mainsail is easily controlled via the double mainsheet system which acts as both a traveller and a mainsheet in an extremely efficient and safe manner. The powerful Selden Rodkicker makes vang sheeting upwind a straightforward operation. Navigation is enhanced with a Garmin 4008 colour chartplotter in the cockpit.
The companionway on the Bavaria Vision 46 is offset to starboard in the cockpit, which means when you are dining at anchor, you do not have to drop a table leaf to squeeze past when it is time to get below for the next bottle of wine! This yacht has the electrically lowerable cockpit table, so that you can drop the table to make a very large sun pad in the cockpit – perfect to enjoy a good book under the shade of the bimini. You can even shower on the signature lowerable swimming platform, without holding the shower head, as this yacht has a shower holder on the underside of the helm seat.
Below decks, Design Unlimited have incorporated style and practicality in equal measure. Oak joinery and the mocca leatherette upholstery is enhanced by the custom ambient lighting. Hatches and portlights supply an abundance of light, and the reflective tint on the windows assist the Air conditioning when the tradewinds are not quite enough in the height of summer. The L shaped galley is functional with generous food preparation areas, and ample refrigeration space.
There is plenty of storage space, even a bespoke cabinet for wine storage with a convenient pull out rack which holds the glasses by their stems. The owner’s stateroom is forward, with a Queen- size island berth, and en suite head and shower. The port aft cabin is a King-size double, which neatly converts to a twin, and there is a smaller double berth to starboard, accessed via the aft head. Above this starboard aft berth, you can sleep under the stars, as the cockpit seat above the berth hinges open to give a view of the night sky. The electrically lowerable saloon table on the starboard side, gives you the flexibility of a double in the saloon.
Would you like to check availability on this Bavaria Vision 46? Submit a Request Form and we will advise straight away! Perhaps you would like to buy this yacht or something similar? Visit our yacht sales pages here.
So join Horizon Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands and enjoy the Caribbean sailing vacation of your dreams!
Photos are stock photos; actual yacht may differ.
Bavaria Vision 46 (2016) 'Sweet Chariot'Specifications
- Hull type
- Length (LOA)
- 45' 11" / 14 m
- Beam (width)
- 13' 11" / 4.24 m
- Air Conditioning
- Draft (depth)
- 5' 9" / 1.74 m
- Primary fuel tank capacity
- 55 gal / 210 L
- Water capacity
153 gal / 580 L
- Engine make + Drive
- Volvo-Penta / Saildrive
- Engine size (standard)
- 55 hp / 41 kW
- No. of engines
- Cruising speed
- 6.5 kts
- Rig options
- In-mast furling
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Bavaria Vision 46 (2016) 'Sweet Chariot'Reviews
Ben Wright, Bavaria Vision 46 "Sweet Chariot", 12 June 2016, BVI
I just wanted to send a quick email praising Giles for making our Charter fantastic. He was professional, efficient, and friendly. We expect little issues to go wrong on a sailboat…it was great to have Giles ready to fix things and ensure the crew was happy on our trip (a very important part of a return trip). We used Moorings for our first charter and were very disappointed. Horizon was night and day better.
Bavaria Vision 46 (2016) 'Sweet Chariot'
We frequently get asked “what’s included on my BVI yacht charter?”
Well, apart from guaranteed fun on the water when you charter a yacht with Horizon BVI, we hope the following list of charter yacht equipment provides you with a good idea of what you need to bring with you (and what you don’t!)
In addition to the comprehensive equipment lists below, please note all our bareboat catamarans are equipped with on-board Wifi.
Equipment On Board
All of Horizons’ British Virgin Island yachts have the following charter yacht equipment included on board:
- VHF Radio
- 11ft or 12ft R.I.B Dinghy and 9.9hp or 15hp outboard motor
- Charts and VI Guide
- Adult Lifejackets
- BBQ Grill
- Fire Extinguishers
- Through-hull Plugs
- Deck brush
- Cockpit table
- Linens and towels
- Beach towels
- Clothes pegs
- Speedo and depth-sounder
- Wind indicator
- Electric windlass
- Cellular Boatphone
- First Aid Kit
- Flare Kit
- Tool Kit
- Boat Hook
- Signal Horn
- Duct Tape
- Bucket with Lanyard
- Cockpit cushions
- Cooler or deck cooler
- All galley and cooking utensils
- 12V Outlet
- 110 Volt Inverter to charge laptops etc
- Autopilot in all yachts 37′ and above
- Roller furling main or fully battened main with lazy jacks
- CD Player with saloon and cockpit speakers
- Roller furling genoa
Some of our BVI yacht charter vessels also have the following additional charter yacht equipment included:
- Blender 110V
SUPs & Kayaks are available to rent.
Why not rent SUPs or Kayaks to give that extra dimension to your BVI sailing vacation?
Internet & Adapters
High Speed Internet & Plug Adapters
For wifi provision we work with a company by the name of Renport. You can visit their secure online booking system to confirm and guarantee your reservation for the “Surf 4G Router Pak”. Please ensure that you put “Horizon Yacht Charters” in the notes section.
Please click here for useful information on plug adapters for you electronics.
Complimentary Starter Kit
Upon boarding your yacht for the start of your BVI sailing vacation, you will find we have included a Complimentary Starter Kit provided for your use. This includes:
- Bottle of Rum (Naturally!)
- Bottle of Spring Water
- Dish Liquid
- Roll Paper Towel
- Antibacterial Spray
- Guest Soaps
- Coca Cola
- Complimentary bag of ice
- Condiments (salt & pepper)
- One roll toilet tissue per head/shower
- OFF Insect Repellent
- 2 Trash Bags
Please note that we do not supply snorkel gear. We suggest you bring your own mask and snorkel to ensure a good fit, or you can easily rent the full set from Blue Water Divers situated next-door to Horizon Yacht Charters. Visit our watersports page for more information.
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Bavaria Vision 46 (2016) 'Sweet Chariot'Terms & Conditions
Weekly rates (full 8 days / 7 nights) listed above daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Minimum 5 night requirement.
BVI Charter Rates are subject to change without notice.
Horizon Yacht Charters BVI Charter Rates are listed above. Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only. Although we endeavor to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly, such as yacht deck, colour of hull, dodger or bimini.
All yachts come with rigid inflatables & outboards, biminis, BBQ, Stereo, GPS, linens, towels, safety & galley equipment etc. See What’s Included for a full list.
C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning, S = Skipper first day only
*Additional $700 supplement per week applies from Dec 18 – Jan 4
May we advise that HDW insurance, Cruising Permits and National Parks Permit are payable before departure from the dock in cash or travelers’ cheques, as using a Credit Card will incur a 5% surcharge. Upon return of the vessel you are required to top off the water and fuel tanks, which you receive full upon boarding the vessel.
BVI Charter Rates shown above are for 7 nights per vessel (min 5 nights except Christmas and New Year min 7 nights + supplements on selected yachts) with the additional daily rate should you wish to add nights. BVI Charters start and finish at noon. Sleep-aboards (the option of staying on board your yacht at the dock) with boarding of your vessel available after 5.00 pm, can sometimes be added to the start of your charter at an extra charge of $75.00 per head per night (minimum of $200.00 per night), depending upon yacht availability.
- Hull Damage Waiver Insurance is compulsory for $50.00 (max $500) per day and limits your liability to $1000.00 REFUNDABLE security deposit on yacht.
- Skippers are available from $185.00 per day, Instructors from $210.00 per day and Cooks from $160.00 per day (plus food and gratuity).
- Provisioning – please refer to our provisioning page for more information.
- Windsurfing, kayaks, hammock rentals, SCUBA gear or other water-sports are all available at competitive rates. Click here for more information.
- Hotel Accommodations throughout the islands can be arranged. Most major credit cards accepted. Please check our Accommodations page for more information.
- Learn to Sail – we are an ASA affiliated Instructing Facility – please request more details on our courses or click here for more information.
The BVI government may soon implement a 7% Accommodation tax on charters. Should this be implemented in the future the relevant additional fees shall be levied on your charter.
An Environmental levy of $10 per head is payable by all visitors to the BVI on arrival (effective 1st Sept 2017).
Bookings and Cancellations – We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation and the balance due of 50% should be received by Horizon Yacht Charters no later than 45 days prior to charter start date. A full refund less a $200.00 administration fee is given should the reservation be canceled in writing up to 90 days prior to the charter start date. If the charter is canceled within 90 days of charter start date, then a full refund (less $200.00) is made subject to Horizon Yacht Charters reselling the charter space reserved.
Trip Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommended this as it protects you should anything unforeseen occur before your holiday. Click Here for more details.
Conditions apply to all charters.