Bavaria 40 (2011) 'Tardis'


Bavaria 40 Antigua charter yachtBeautifully appointed below, with a wide beam carried well aft and 40ft in length, this Bavaria 40 Antigua charter yacht from Horizon Yacht Charters in Antigua is a very comfortable modern classic. Her large cockpit allows seating for all the crew around the cockpit table. When it is time to set sail, the 40 is quickly under way as all sail controls are led to the cockpit. The Bavaria 40 is simply a pleasure to be aboard. This yacht has built-in GPS, autopilot and inverter.

The Bavaria 40 Antigua charter yacht is a beautiful yacht – elegant, graceful and uncluttered. She sails very well indeed, is easy to handle and benefits from Bavaria’s superior construction techniques. Below decks she is bright and roomy. All in all, the Bavaria 40 Antigua is an ideal yacht for your Antigua yacht charter.

Here is an extract of what “Boatpoint” had to say about the Bavaria 40:

Bavaria’s new 40 cruising yacht departs from previous models with a different exterior and hull shape for things like a giant cockpit. First thing to notice is that this is a twin-wheel boat. To accommodate this, Bavaria has brought more beam aft to give a much wider transom and with that, a wider cockpit. They have then given the boat much more bluff transom which pushes the end of the cockpit farther aft. The overall effect is a cockpit almost the same size as their previous 46-footer – I kid you not. In the marina before our test, we had a 46 parked right next door and I could measure the cockpit sizes – they were nearly identical from the end of the cockpit to the dodger coaming. This has all been achieved with little or no space given up to the interior.”

You can read the complete review from Boatpoint of the Bavaria 40 here.


Bavaria 40 (2011) 'Tardis'

Hull type
Length (LOA)
41' / 12.5 m
Beam (width)
13' 1" / 3.99 m
Air Conditioning
Draft (depth)
6' / 1.82 m
Primary fuel tank capacity
40 gal / 150 L
Water capacity
79 gal / 300 L
Engine make + Drive
Volvo / Saildrive
Engine size (standard)
56 hp / 41 kW
No. of engines
Cruising speed
6.5 kts

Bavaria 40 (2011) 'Tardis'

Conrad and Melissa, Bavaria 40 Tardis March 10 – 19 2016, Antigua & Barbuda

Barbuda and Green Island were our favourites. Best dolphin show ever off Carlisle Bay.

Alan Ross, Bavaria 40, June 2015, Antigua

Barbuda was incredible, the beach at Low Bay is the prettiest ever; 11 miles and we were the only boat. Incredible snorkeling at Tuson Rock!

Helen & Milton Mills, Bavaria 40, "Mystery", April 2016

Thanks for your help and guidance for all things Antigua. We really enjoyed the trip/country/people. All arrived home safely.

Svetalana and Mikhail, Moscow, Russia, Bavaria 40 "Mystery" November 20 – 30 2015, Antigua

Trip was great! Paul our skipper was very skilled and we did have a good and fun trip to Guadeloupe and back. Excellent Skipper!

David Andrews, Bavaria 40 "Tardis" February 2015, Antigua & Barbuda

We had a terrific time and will be back again for sure. You and Al and the staff do a wonderful job.

Bavaria 40 (2011) 'Tardis'

At Horizon Yacht Charters Antigua we pride ourselves on the accessories, equipment and arrival packs that we provide on our yachts for your sailing vacation.

We frequently get asked “what is included on my yacht“, so we hope the following information provides a good idea of what you need to bring with you (and what you don’t!).

Equipment on board

All of our vessels have the following equipment on board:

  • VHF Radio
  • GPS
  • Dinghy and outboard motor
  • Charts and Chris Doyle’s Leeward Island Guide
  • Flashlight
  • Adult Lifejackets
  • BBQ Grill
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Through-hull Plugs
  • Deck brush
  • Cockpit table
  • Bimini
  • Linens and towels
  • Beach towels
  • Clothes pegs
  • Log and depth-sounder
  • Electric windlass
  • Refrigerator
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flare Kit
  • Binoculars
  • Tool Kit
  • Boat Hook
  • Signal Horn
  • Duct Tape
  • Bucket with Lanyard
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Cooler or deck cooler
  • All galley and cooking utensils
  • Pillows
  • Cigarette Lighter Outlet
  • 12V 110 Inverter in all Bavaria Yachts 36 and above
  • Autopilot in all Bavaria Yachts 41 and above
  • Roller furling main or fully battened main with lazy jacks
  • CD Player with saloon and cockpit speakers
  • Roller furling genoa

Complimentary Starter Kit

Upon boarding your yacht, you will find a Complimentary Starter Kit provided for your use by Horizon Yacht Charters. This includes:

  • Bottle of Rum
  • Bottle of Spring Water
  • Coca Cola x 2
  • Dish Washing Liquid
  • Roll Paper Towel
  • Guest Soaps
  • Salt and Pepper
  • One roll toilet tissue per head facility
  • 2 Boxes of matches
  • Insect Repellent
  • 2 Trash Bags
  • Kitchen sponge

Further Information

Please visit our Provisioning page for more information on pre-ordering supplies for your Antigua sailing vacation. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page if you have more queries about any aspect of your sailing vacation.

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 rent the full set from a recommended facility nearby.

Bavaria 40 (2011) 'Tardis'

Low Season Jul 10 - Oct 31
US$2,995/week US$427/day
Low/Mid Season May 1 - Jul 9,
Nov 1 - Dec 17
US$3,495/week US$499/day
Mid Season Jan 5 - Jan 30
US$3,995/week US$570/day
High Season Dec 18 - Jan 4,
Jan 31 - Apr 30
US$4,295/week US$613/day


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Bavaria 40 (2011) 'Tardis'

Terms & Conditions

Current Rates

Weekly rates (full 8 days / 7 nights) listed above daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Minimum 5 night requirement.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only.  Although Horizon Yacht Charters 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, CD, GPS, linens, towels, safety & galley equipment etc. See What’s Included for a full list.

Key: C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning, S = Skipper first day only

May we advise that HDW insurance, Cruising Permits ($35) and Dinghy Gas prepay fee ($25) are payable before departure from the dock in cash or travelers’ cheques. Upon return of the vessel you are required to top off the water and fuel tanks, which you receive full upon boarding the vessel.

Rates shown above are for 7 nights per vessel (min 5 nights except Christmas and New Year) with the additional daily rate should you wish to add nights. 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 $150.00 per day, Instructors from $165.00 per day and Cooks from $145.00 per day (plus food and gratuity).
  • Provisioning – please refer to our provisioning page for more information.
  • SUP, 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.
  • One-way supplement on trips from Antigua to St Maarten/St Martin $995.
  • One-way supplement on trips from Antigua to Dominica $995.
  • Other one-way supplements upon request.

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.

Conditions Apply to all Charters.

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