Bavaria Yachts was founded in 1978 by the owner of a factory on manufacture of plastic Windows with Acroyoga Hermann (Winfried Hermann). As a yachtsman he has decided to retool the factory and start the production of sailing cruising yacht at low prices. He liked the idea of making yachts more affordable. The plant began operation with the release of 7 and 8-metre boat, and this was the first German company which makes the manufacture of yachts to the stream.
In 2001 Bavaria Yachts began producing motor yachts and they also quickly gained popularity, which grew with a winning ratio price/quality. All this has made Bavaria Yachts popular brand.
the Reverse side of a budget price tag and short production cycle, simple design, inexpensive materials, suitable for mass production build quality and relatively modest driving performance.
the Company produces a wide range of fiberglass cruise sailing yachts from 30 to 65 feet, they all have the traditional >layout with the cockpit in the stern. The engine lineup includes several families of yachts 33-55 feet. This is a fast planing cruisers out of GRP composite >with and without a flybridge, as well as >high-speed open yacht is relatively low price category.
In 2014, Bavaria acquired >Nautitech manufacturer >catamarans from 40 to 54 feet.
Today the main production facilities Bavaria Yachts located in Giebelstadt, which employs 600 people, Another 250 people working in the shipyard near La Rochelle, where they build catamarans Nautitech. Every year the company produces more than 2,000 thousand sailing and motor yachts.
the reputation of the Bavaria yachts suffered greatly after 2005 Bavaria Match 42, sailing in one of the regattas has lost the keel, and a man died, then the situation was repeated in 2013, when Bavaria 39 is also on the move lost his keel. In recent years, such cases >happened with the yachts by other manufacturers, which showed that it is not only a structural problem.
In 2007, was acquired by investment firm Bain Capital for €1.1 billion and Then in 2009, the shipyard passed into the hands of two us hedge funds Oaktree and Anchorage Capital. In April 2018, the company >announced the transition under the control of the interim administration.