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BAVARIA sets a new sales record

February 5, 2014

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A total of 102 BAVARIA yachts were sold at “the boot” in Duesseldorf

Only a few days ago the boot in Dusseldorf finished and now the final results of probably the biggest boat fair of her kind in the world are on the table. BAVARIA enjoyed a staggering result with 102 customers deciding at the exhibition to buy a BAVARIA sailing yacht or motorboat. This is not only a new show sales record for BAVARIA itself, but also among 1,600 exhibitors at the boat Dusseldorf (from the 18th to the 26th of January), this result is one of the largest experienced at shows.

BAVARIA continues its successful strategy and is developing and extending its market share still further. All yachts ordered at the show are due to delivered during this season which not only secures jobs in Giebelstadt but allows for further recruitment in the future.

Three questions to Constantin von Bülow the CEO of Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH:

To sell 102 sailing and motor yachts in only nine days is quite an effort. Did you expect to achieve such a record?

Constantin von Bülow:

Already during the autumn boat shows in Europe we have seen a positive tendency towards our products at BAVARIA. However, with 102 clear orders on the boot we have surpassed our own expectations. It has shown that it was the right decision to present our complete range of products in Dusseldorf along with our 20 traders from 12 nations. In only 15 months we have put more than 10 new sailing yachts on the market and have provided our motor yacht lines with some attractive equipment packages. This is appreciated by the market now.

Did you previously know the customers that have placed orders at the boot?

Constantin von Bülow:

Not only owners and charter companies who already own a BAVARIA yacht before have now ordered new ones. We are more than happy to see new customers who have previously owned a yacht from one of our competitors who have now decided to switch and place an order for a new BAVARIA yacht as well as some who have not owned a yacht before.

What reasons do your customers give for buying a BAVARIA yacht?

Constantin von Bülow:

The high quality and the attractive design of our yachts were the most commonly mentioned purchase reasons that we heard from customers, which encourages us in our brand strategy and product development. We have invested a lot of time and money in these subjects because we are convinced that customers are not deceived today just by smart chic lines in the design during their purchase decision, but spend more time looking exactly at all the details of a yacht. We have found the perfect balance in the production with boatbuilding and more fashionably industrial manufacturing. We order only high-quality equipment from our suppliers. Put all this together and we get the right mix to successfully sell yachts. The development in the yacht sector has not finished yet, however, with BAVARIA we have achieved the range turnaround and our success at the boot in Dusseldorf proves this quite clearly.

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World Premiere of the new BAVARIA CRUISER 46

September 3, 2013

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Bavaria Cruiser 46

The new BAVARIA CRUISER 46 gets its international premiere in Cannes (10 – 15 September 2013). The latest member of the Bavaria CRUISER line was only recently released and the yacht will be available for viewing at the Festival de la Plaisance. Two further new additions, the CRUISER 37 and 41, will also be on display.

This July the Bavaria CRUISER 37 was nominated for the “European Yacht of the Year Award 2014”, the most prestigious award in the yachting and water sports industry. The CRUISER 37, 41 and 46 were all launched onto the market within a very short time frame and will be displayed all together for the first time in Cannes. The new CRUISER line was developed by BAVARIA together with Farr Yacht Design (USA) for the naval architecture and Design Unlimited (UK), for both the exterior styling and interior design.

Visitors from all over the world will have also the possibility to experience the 42 footer of the exquisite VISION line at the Festival de la Plaisance.

BAVARIA will also display the SPORT 29, SPORT 32 and SPORT 35 HT of its successful SPORT line. From the award-winning VIRTESS line, the VIRTESS 420 Coupé will be exhibited in the motor boat section.

The BAVARIA stand in Cannes is situated at the

VIEUX PORT – Pontoon: QML 106, Stand QML 001.

Sailing Yachts:

CRUISER 37 – Nationale Premiere
CRUISER 41 – Nationale Premiere
CRUISER 46 – Weltpremiere

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Enjoy An Extra Day’s Sailing!

November 16, 2012

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Did you know that every time you book a week’s charter with Horizon Yacht Charters, you automatically receive 7 nights and 8 days worth of sailing?  If you compare this to some of the other charter companies, where a weekly rate only gives you 6 nights and 7 days sailing, you’ll realise that just one of the many benefits of chartering with Horizon includes getting a whole extra day out on the water!

Don’t forget that after you have checked in with our friendly front desk, we always aim to board you by midday, ensuring maximum sailing time for you and your friends or family.  And on your return, we don’t expect to disembark your yacht  until midday, allowing plenty of time for a leisurely sail back to base from your last night’s anchorage.

Horizon gives you more – another reason why you’re in the right company!

To book your 7 night/8 day charter with us contact info@horizonyachtcharters.com

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Dream of an Unspoilt Paradise?

October 31, 2012

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Enter our competition to win a 7 night vacation cruising Antigua & Barbuda in the Leeward Islands. 

Antigua & Barbuda sit in the heart of the Caribbean like a pair of gems sparkling in the blue ocean.  For sailors who enjoy their own corner of paradise, this cruising area offers a heady mix of history, sailing, exploring and relaxing. 

The island of Antigua offers a mix of coves and bays from the deserted offshore islands in the North Sound to the bustling harbours of English and Falmouth to the south.    From casual lobster lunches on white sand beaches to some of the finest International cuisine; there’s something for everyone. 

Barbuda is just a 4 hour sail from Antigua and offers an unrivalled Robinson Crusoe experience; frigate birds, whale watching and snorkeling combine with 11 miles of unbroken pink sand beach to deliver a breathtaking memory for years to come. 

For those blue water sailors amongst you, head further south to the island of Guadeloupe and Iles des Saintes, or sail west across to Nevis and St Kitts.  All just a day sail away.

Competition rules:

  • One entry per person
  • The 7 night/8 day charter will be aboard a Bavaria 40*
  • Block out dates include; Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, Presidents Week, Antigua Sailing Week or Easter
  • Prize does not include; flights, transfers to and from the airport, provisioning, mooring fees, cruising permits, national park permits, fuel/water, Hull damage waiver.

*Subject to availability – model and size may vary. If you require a skipper, the fee is extra and is $150 per day for the duration of your charter, (not including food/beverages/optional gratuity).   Please remember that the skipper needs his/her own cabin. Alternatively an instructor is US$165 per day.

The winner will picked at random on December 31, 2012.

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The Vision of the Future

October 1, 2012

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The highly anticipated Vision Series from Bavaria has finally hit the US shores and will proudly be on display at this year’s Annapolis Sail Boat Show, taking place later this week (October 4-8).

The latest from Farr for Bavaria is the new design for the Vision Series. The Vision 46, is an owners layout with 2 double cabins and 2 heads and showers. Other layouts are available. An asymmetric cockpit layout allows the port side to be a generous sun lounger at anchor, and in keeping with what you would expect from Farr, and what we have witnessed already in the Cruiser range, the new Vision 46 promises to be a capable shorthanded passage maker with a good turn of speed and close winded.  For the full spec, please click here.

Recently nominated by SAIL magazine in their prestigious annual ‘Best Boat’s competition, The Vision 46 is a worthy contender and a hot favourite to take home the coveted prize.

Already available to charter for day sails, weekends or week long charters on the Chesapeake, we are also taking bookings for the Vision 46 from our BVI base.  Available from November 1, 2012, early charter bookings are looking strong and we anticipate a busy season ahead.  Check out our rates here for further information and to book!

And if you are attending the Annapolis Boat Show and would like to book an appointment to meet with our Sales Team, to discuss purchasing a yacht for either private use or to put into our charter fleet,  please email info@horizonyachtcharters.com and we will ensure to schedule in some time for you.

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The New Bavaria Cruiser 50!

August 17, 2012

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Bavaria CruiserEarlier this year, Horizon Yacht Charters were thrilled to discover that the Bavaria 45 had been awarded the Best Boats 2012 Winner: The Bavaria Cruiser 45 (Cruising Monohull Under 50ft) by Sail Magazine! Since the recession began in 2008, Bavaria has been reorganized under new ownership, and is once again catching the attention of the U.S. market with their new boats designed by Bruce Farr and BMW Group DesignworksUSA.

Bavaria Yachts USA will be introducing the latest Farr design in the Cruiser family to the U.S. market this fall .  The new Cruiser 50 is the latest Cruiser model to emerge from the Bavaria/ Farr Yacht Design/ BMW Group DesignWorksUSA partnership, and is available through Horizon Yacht Charters as the Caribbean Dealer and USA importer of these award-winning yachts.   The Cruiser 50 displays an exciting combination of both style and strength. With forty Cruiser 50s already sailing the world’s oceans, Bavaria Yachts USA and Horizon Yacht Charters are excited to introduce this model to the US market this Fall.

The innovative features of the Cruiser range are extended beautifully in the Cruiser 50, and with an actual LOA of 51 feet and clever use of deck space, the cockpit has feel typically found on most 55-60 foot boats! When the signature transom-wide swim platform is lowered, this massive outdoor living space and straight-through access to the water and dinghies is something to behold.Bavaria 50 Cruiser

Natural light floods the interior giving a wonderful sense of space and freedom, thanks to the 17 opening hatches and 12 ports. An integrated salon and wrap-around galley have been introduced, and these unique features create an open, yet intimate, space for relaxing or entertaining.

Bavaria Cruiser 50 Saloon and Galley

Bavaria Cruiser 50 Saloon and Galley

With the brilliant Farr Yacht Design, including a twin-rudder system unique to the cruising class, you get striking up-wind and off-wind performance, as well as fingertip control on this impressively big and strong boat.

The Bavaria Cruiser 50 can be configured to three, four or five cabins, with three or four heads and showers to suit you.  With the interiors available in bosse mahogany, oak or teak, and with 11 styles of upholstery to choose from, this spacious and ergonomic yacht can be customized to your individual tastes and requirements.Bavaria Cruiser 50 Forepeak

Of course you can always come down to Grenada to charter a sailing holiday in the Southern Caribbean on our brand new Bavaria 45 to get a taste of the Farr Design for yourself! Click here to see our fleet.

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Horizon Yacht Charters (Grenada) Ltd hires John Pirovano as Yacht Sales & Service Manager!

February 24, 2012

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Grenada, West Indies – February 2012 – Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada (Horizon Yachts) – has hired John Pirovano as their new Yacht Sales & Service Manager.

John will be responsible for strengthening and developing three key areas of business:

Yacht Sales. Horizon is the Caribbean dealer for Bavaria Yachts and a dealer for Fountaine Pajot Catamarans. In 2011 Horizon Grenada became the dealer for Sea Ray and Meridian motor yachts for the Southern Caribbean, covering St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago. John will be responsible for developing sales across the region through a network of sub agents in each country.

Yacht Management. Horizon Grenada opened an office at Port Louis Marina in 2010 with the objective of developing their private yacht management business in this brand new, first class marina facility. John will be the first point of contact for private yachts seeking assistance and management and will continue to develop this growing side of the business. It is hoped that more and more yacht owners will see the benefit of locating their yacht at Port Louis in Grenada: the gateway to the Grenadines.

Yacht Brokerage. There is currently no properly established yacht brokerage company in Grenada. Brokerage will work hand in hand with management where Horizon will take care of a yacht while assisting the owner in its sale.

Originally from New Zealand, John has spent most of his working life in the yachting industry. John’s early sailing career developed from national competition to racing with New Zealand’s best. The early eighties bought John to America where he worked on large mega yachts before being lured into maxi yacht racing. Six years of international competition followed on famous yachts such as Bumblebee 4, Kialoa 4, Condor and Nirvana. This boat broke many blue water records including the Newport – Bermuda and Fastnet race records in ’82 and ’85 respectively.

With marriage in sight, John moved ashore to work initially for Hood Sail makers in Marblehead Mass, before moving into the Marina service and management industry. An opportunity then arose to assist in the establishment of a new mega-yacht service facility for Palmer Johnson in Savannah Georgia, leading to a position of Sales Manager, with global travel in pursuit of service work to the fast growing mega-yacht fleet.

Although never straying to far from his boating routes, John spent several years in the high speed ferry industry developing new business and operations in North America and the Caribbean. In 2010 John was enticed back to the sunshine and trade winds of the Caribbean with an offer of a job in Grenada.

John Pirovano has honed his skills with over 30 years’ experience in the Marina and Yachting Industry with roles varying from yacht sales & service to marina operations & management. His Southern Caribbean role will benefit from his international experience and help him to provide top-notch service to clients with knowledgeable, hands-on advice.  Horizon Grenada is very happy to welcome him on board! John Pirovano can be contacted at john@horizongrenada.com or tel: +1473 536 4956

For more information please contact Jacqui Pascall

Telephone: 1 473 439 1000/2

email info@horizongrenada.com





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Bavaria Wins Best Sailboat Award!

November 22, 2011

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Horizon Yacht Charters are thrilled to find that the Bavaria 45 has been awarded the Best Boats 2012 Winner: The Bavaria Cruiser 45 (Cruising Monohull Under 50ft) by Sail Magazine! Since the recession began in 2008, Bavaria has been reorganized under new ownership, and is once again catching the attention of the U.S. market with their new boats designed by Bruce Farr and BMW Group DesignworksUSA.

The Bavaria 45 has spacious berths, with a great galley and saloon layout and sails like a dream – when we recently invited Charles J Doane from Sail Magazine to join us on our brand new Bavaria 45, he said “We had ideal conditions outside Grenada’s True Blue Bay—a strong 20-knot tradewind and a commensurate lumpy sea. The Cruiser 45, to put it bluntly, sails like a witch and reveled in this environment. Certainly it is one of the better-performing mass-production cruisers I’ve ever been aboard… The boat represents a great value for cruisers looking for both charter-boat comfort and performance-boat speed.” Read the full article from Charles here: Bavaria 45 Review .

Of course you can always come down to Grenada to charter a sailing holiday in the Southern Caribbean on our brand new Bavaria 45 to see for yourself! Click here to see our fleet.

Horizon Yacht Sales are proud to be the Caribbean regional dealer for Bavaria Yachts, and are happy to offer a “Try before you buy” program where you can test-sail a yacht on charter with us in the Caribbean. If you subsequently decide to purchase a similar new yacht within the following three months, our Caribbean yacht sales department will deduct up to a week’s charter fee from the purchase price!

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A look at the Bavaria 38 by BMW!

June 8, 2011

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The Bavaria 38, designed by BMW and Bavaria is described as “sheer boating pleasure”… A brilliant boat for 1 or 2 couples to enjoy a yachting holiday with loads of space down below and a lovely, well-spaced galley – not one of those that when you’re working no-one can get past you to the forward cabin!

Designed with some more traditional features associated with sailboats such as accented trim, integrated grabrails on joinery components, and deep, sturdy fiddles around work surfaces and shelves-all in varnished African mahogany, and featuring an enormous head for a boat of this size – you will certainly be able to swing a cat here! For your comfort, the cabins are well -ventilated with perfectly placed hatches.


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