Bavaria 37 (2017) 'Jitterbug'Gallery
Our Bavaria 37 “Jitterbug”, available for BVI charter, has the cockpit and interior volume of some of the competition 40-footers. The British “Sailing Today’ magazine gave the Bavaria cruiser 37 a 4/5 for sailing performance.
The 37 is quick, responsive, and well-balanced. Impressive. With a fully battened mainsail and 106% genoa, this Bavaria 37 is super fast to tack, and easily sailed short-handed due to the single line reefing system led back to the cockpit. A Garmin autopilot complements the full array of Garmin electronics, including an 8-inch cockpit chart plotter.
Like the other Farr designs in the Bavaria lineup, she carries her beam well aft (12 feet of it) enabling this 37 footer to have the cockpit of a 40 footer and twin helm positions. This provides for excellent visibility when helming on either tack and also gives a clear walkway through to the transom. The Bavaria signature transom lowers to give you the perfect swimming platform at anchor or at the dock. Ideal for your BVI Yacht Charter!
Below decks, there is 6ft 3” of headroom in the saloon, bundles of ventilation and energy-efficient led bulbs, to reduce your battery charging and engine running time. There are 2 cabins, a forward V-Berth with ample storage on the shelves and in 2 closets with clothes hangers provided. The aft cabin has a large bed with a clever design that tucks behind the engine compartment for extra room. Both cabins have portlights for ventilation and fans are installed throughout the yacht.
The galley features 2 sinks with covers to allow more surface space when cooking, a 3-burner stove and a top-loading fridge. There is plenty of storage room throughout the saloon in overhead lockers and drawers tucked into the saloon table.
When you have anchored for the day, zip ashore in the 12ft RIB, with 15 hp Yamaha… Horizon has the best tenders in the islands!
Read Sail Magazine’s review of the Bavaria Cruiser 37 here.
Jitterbug also won her class in the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta – demonstrating great performance qualities on top of her cruising credentials! Follow this link to see the full results.
Please also review the list of included equipment and amenities Horizon Yacht Charters provides on all our Yachts.
You can check availability and reserve this Bavaria Cruiser 37 for charter by submitting a Request Form – 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!
Occasionally we use library pictures; actual yacht may differ slightly in appearance and interior.
- Double Cabins
- Max People
- Hull type
- Length (LOA)
- 37' 1" / 11.3 m
- Beam (width)
- 12' / 3.67 m
- 15,432 lbs / 7,000 kg
- Air Conditioning
- Solar Panels
- Water Maker
- Sail area
- 700 ft2 / 65 m2
- Draft (depth)
- 6' 5" / 1.95 m
- Primary fuel tank capacity
- 40 gal / 150 L
- Water capacity
95 gal / 360 L
- Engine make
- No. of engines
- Height of mast above water
- 55' 10" / 17.02 m
- Rig type
- Conventional mast
- Electric genoa winches
- Electric mainsail winch
- Bow Thruster
Robert Perry, April 28th - May 6th 2018
Amazing service. The team there is great.
Very helpful. As a seasoned sailor, I really appreciated their attention to detail, checking out all the systems with me, and answering any questions that I had. Everything was clean and in great condition. Everything we needed was there. We have sailed the BVI many times and always find something new to do and see that we didn’t get to before.
Lee Warner, 9-17 April 2022, BVI
We loved our boat Jitterbug, Cara and the Horizon staff – class act, thank you! Jon was great too!
Cynthia Schuler, June 2022 BVI
Horizon does a good job looking out for its charterers. Impressed with their attention.
Jonathan Horvath and Dave Polakoff, BVI Feb 2023
Thank you for a wonderful 2023 experience, February 4-11, 2023), our first, with Horizon. From our first contact with Christalen to our last day, farewell with Sandra and Courtney, we could not be happier with the experience. Please also extend our appreciation to John, Henry, Vijay, Will, Kieran, Cara, the gents at the fuel dock, and everyone else who worked so hard behind the scenes to make our experience easy and delightful. Everyone’s friendliness and courtesy were so appreciated.
Beyond every one’s exceptional efforts to accommodate our requests and needs, one key differentiator, from our experience with other BVI charter companies, was knowing, in advance, which boats we would be utilizing. This allowed us to hit the ground running upon arrival, thanks to each boat’s excellent Horizon-produced manual and video, as well as fine-tune our planning and manage the expectations of our fellow sailboat guests.
We look forward to returning to Horizon in the future, recommending Horizon to others, and continuing our newly formed friendships in the interim.
Thank you so very much, Horizon friends.
We frequently get asked “What’s included in 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, we also offer wifi and watertoy rental.
Here is a useful list of things to bring with you on charter and not to forget on your shopping list!
Equipment On Board
All of Horizons’ British Virgin Island yachts have the following charter yacht equipment included on board:
- VHF Radio
- Chart plotter
- 10ft – 12ft RIB Dinghy and 15hp outboard motor
- Charts and Virgin Islands Cruising 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
- 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
- Wifi (charges apply)
Avoid shouting from the helm to the bow with our Sena Boom headsets, allowing you to communicate with ease when picking up a mooring ball, anchoring, docking, or navigating through shallow waters. Perfect for blind spots and windy conditions on board.
Please contact us for details on availability and pricing.
Why not rent some watertoys to give that extra dimension to your BVI sailing vacation?
- Single Kayaks
- Double Kayaks
- Dinghy ladders
- Floating mats
Internet & Adapters
Enquire to firstname.lastname@example.org for rates & availability based on your charter dates.
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 of 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. Please contact Blue Water Divers ahead of your arrival to book your snorkel gear. Visit our watersports page for more information.
Nov 1 - Dec 17
Jan 31 - Apr 24
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Did you know Horizon’s charters start and finish at noon? This means we can get you out sailing your first afternoon after your briefings – remember to watch your video briefings to speed up your check out! At the end of your trip, you sail back to Nanny Cay to refuel and debrief before your noon departure. This gives you a full 6 nights/7 days chartering around our beautiful islands, unlike some companies that start at 5pm, meaning you will have to sleepaboard* at the docks, and then finish at 10am, again meaning you will probably have to stay overnight on the docks the night before you leave to fly home.
*If available, a sleep aboard can be added the night before your charter start for a small supplement, boarding your yacht after 5pm.
Weekly rates (full 7 days / 6 nights) are listed above as daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Our minimum charter duration requirement is 5 nights.
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 endeavour to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly, such as yacht deck, the colour of the 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 travellers’ 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 6 nights per vessel (min 5 nights except for 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-aboard (the option of staying on board your yacht at the dock) with the 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 $60.00 (max $600) per day for Monohulls and $70.00 (max $700) per day for Catamarans. Security deposit is $2000 for monohulls and cats 41ft and under, and $5000 for cats 42ft plus. This limits your liability to the security deposit (either $2000 or $5000) per incident relating to the yacht and 3% of hull value per incident if in contravention of the Client Responsibility Agreement or the Charter Contract.
- Skippers are available from $225.00 per day, Instructors from $275.00 per day and Cooks from $225.00 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 are 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.
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 the charter start date. A full refund less a $200.00 administration fee is given should the reservation be cancelled in writing up to 90 days prior to the charter start date. If the charter is cancelled within 90 days of the 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 recommend this as it protects you should anything unforeseen occur before your holiday. Click Here for more details.
Conditions apply to all charters.
- Cruising Permit $4 pp/pd
- National Parks Permit From $25 per week
- VISAR (Optional) $2 per person
- Mobile phone rental $20 (Duration of charter) Mandatory
Super Size your Dinghy
Why not upgrade your yacht tender during your sailing vacation? Get the crew ashore in style and explore more with an upgraded tender. Only $300 per day. Find out more here.