Bavaria 36 (2011) 'Swift'

Bavaria Cruiser 36An ideal charter yacht in the Caribbean! The Bavaria Cruiser 36 is a fabulous three cabin addition to the Bavaria Cruiser range at Horizon Yacht Charters. Both interior layouts feature a fully-equipped kitchen on starboard, a spacious seating area in the salon as well as plenty of stowage facilities. Easily handled by two but comfortably accommodating six, this is a perfect yacht to cruise the Caribbean Islands in style. Sail handling requires minimum effort whilst below deck the Bavaria 36 has all the amenities of a well-appointed mid-size cruiser.

You can view the operating manual for this yacht here: Bavaria 36 2011 Swift Ops Manual. Please also review the list of included equipment and amenities Horizon Yacht Charters provides on all our Yachts.

Would you like to check availability on this Bavaria Cruiser 36? 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!

NB Some pictures and video may be of ‘Farr Out’, ‘Swift’s’ sister ship.


Here is what Cruising World had to say about the Bavaria Cruiser 36:

as we discovered during our tests of the boats—not surprisingly, considering Farr Yacht Design’s pedigree of highly successful inshore and offshore raceboats—they indeed sail very well.”


“There’s more than generous headroom throughout, even forward in the double cabin, which isn’t always the case in a 36-foot boat.” 

You can read the complete review here.

Sail Magazine concluded: “The Bavaria Cruiser 36 provides a well-thought-out combination of performance and living space for a wide range of needs afloat.”

You can read their full review here.

You can watch Yachting Monthly’s video review of the Farr Yacht designed Bavaria Cruiser 36 below. (See the May 2011 Issue of Yachting Monthly for the full test).

Bavaria 36 (2011) 'Swift' Specifications
Double Cabins
Hull type
Length (LOA)
37' 1" / 11.3 m
Beam (width)
12' 4" / 3.75 m
Air Conditioning
Solar Panels
Water Maker
Draft (depth)
6' 4" / 1.92 m
Primary fuel tank capacity
40 gal / 150 L
Water capacity
95 gal / 360 L
Engine make + Drive
Volvo-Penta / Saildrive
Engine size (standard)
27 hp / 20 kW
No. of engines
Cruising speed
6.5 kts
Rig type
In-mast furling
Bavaria 36 (2011) 'Swift' Videos
Bavaria 36 (2011) 'Swift'
Bavaria 36 (2011) 'Swift' Reviews
Bill and Angela Steitzer, April 2017

Angela and I thank you and your staff for a wonderful, relaxing experience sailing Swift; your Bavaria 36. She performed flawlessly and handled with ease which allowed our non-sailing guests to quickly relax and enjoy the beautiful BVI waters.

The senior pastor from our church and his wife, both non-sailors, accompanied us on this 8-day adventure. Pastor Steve stayed “unplugged” for a much deserved respit and did lots of snorkeling while the ladies enjoyed tandem kayaking; a big hit! Each stop provided enjoyable adventures. Thanks so much for a smooth, relaxing fun-filled trip!

The 2016 Grand Prize winners of the ASA/Hands Across the Sea sweepstakes.

Jim Tommins Fairfield, Conn. USA, February 2017

My wife Trish and I had a fantastic time using Horizon Charters for our week in the BVI’s. The sailboat- Bavaria 36 Swift, was perfect for just the 2 of us.  Great German design and engineering. Easy to handle for the 2 of us. Comfortable and well- appointed. Seaworthy and reliable. Loved the transom platform! It was ready for us, spotless. We had a few days of  “sporty” 22-27 knot winds with 5-6′ waves in the SFD Channel…lots of fun and Swift handled it like a pond.

Kudos and send best regards to your entire Nanny Cay team – Christalen for our pre-booking information requests, reservation booking and follow-up, she and Courtney for tracking us through our arrival delays, Jenny was excellent on check-out and taking care to get our provisions loaded in our absence, Henry for technical advice on the mast furling and propane delivery, and Giles and Arthur for our de-brief upon our return. A very good crew!

We left a lot more to explore in paradise the next time- JVD and yellow flags at the Baths! We look forward to chartering again with you in a year or 2.

Larry Schappa, December 2015

The whole trip was seamless. The boat, Bavaria 36′, was an excellent choice for a crew of 2 with novice bareboat experience. We were graced with great weather and winds and we’re happy to have missed most of the “crowds” by a few weeks. Very happy with Horizon. The boat was in excellent condition.

Great Experience!, January 2017

Great Experience!. We were very impressed with the coordination and professionalism extended to making our trip enjoyable. We plan to use Horizon in the future.

Thank you, Michael Keator

Jonathan Welsh, May 1st - May 11th 2019

Horizon has earned our future charter business in the BVI – You guys understand how to operate in a professional and fully communicative way. All staff should take an immense sense of pride in that.

Bavaria 36 (2011) 'Swift'

What's Included

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
  • GPS
  • 11ft or 12ft R.I.B Dinghy and 9.9hp or 15hp outboard motor
  • Charts and VI Guide
  • Flashlight
  • Adult Lifejackets
  • BBQ Grill
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Through-hull Plugs
  • Deck brush
  • Cockpit table
  • Bimini
  • Linens and towels
  • Beach towels
  • Clothes pegs
  • Speedo and depth-sounder
  • Wind indicator
  • Electric windlass
  • Refrigerator
  • Cellular Boatphone
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Generator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender 110V
  • Wifi (charges apply)


SUPs & Kayaks are available to rent.

What's Included

Why not rent SUPs or Kayaks to give that extra dimension to your BVI sailing vacation?

Please contact us for details and pricing, or visit our watersports page for more information.

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. Charges apply.

Please click here for useful information on plug adapters for you electronics.

Free Provisions

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
  • Matches
  • OFF Insect Repellent
  • Handiwipes
  • 2 Trash Bags

Snorkel Gear

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.

Bavaria 36 (2011) 'Swift' Enquire
Low Season Jul 10 - Oct 31
US$2,795/week US$399/day
Low/Mid Season Apr 20 - Jul 9,
Nov 1 - Dec 17
US$2,995/week US$427/day
Mid Season Jan 5 - Jan 30
US$3,495/week US$499/day
High Season Dec 18 - Jan 4,
Jan 31 - Apr 19
US$3,795/week US$542/day


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Find Your Rate

Unlike most charter companies, our weekly rates include a full 8 days and 7 nights charter. Charters start and finish at noon. 5 night minimum.
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Bavaria 36 (2011) 'Swift' Terms & Conditions

Current Rates

Weekly rates (full 8 days / 7 nights) listed above daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Our minimum charter duration requirement is 5 nights and from 18 December – 4 January the minimum is 7 nights / 8 days.

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 $2000.00 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.

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.

Additional Items

  • Cruising Permit $6 pp/pd
  • National Parks Permit From $25 per week
  • VISAR (Optional) $2 per person
  • Mobile phone rental $20 (Duration of charter) Mandatory
Contact us for Availability