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2009 Bavaria 43 Cruiser

2009 Bavaria 43 Cruiser boat for sale

Model Length:
43 ft
CAD $229,000
Nanaimo, BC
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This is one of the finest sailboats in the 40-45 ft range available for sale in British Columbia at the moment. Having confidently circumnavigated Vancouver Island in the summer of 2020 with her owners and two children, Stargazer is fully equipped and ready to start her next adventure.

Currently in the Nanaimo Yacht Charter fleet this Bavaria 43 Cruiser is indeed ready to go. The charter contract is assumable which means if you purchase Stargazer you will be able to take advantage of income…..yes….income when you purchase this boat. The income generated by chartering consistently pays for moorage, insurance, and maintenance for the year. There are potential opportunities to use the boat during the high season this year and unlimited opportunity in the off season.

Normally one would think a charter boat is worn, beaten and in need of TLC. Well, nothing is farther from the truth with Stargazer. Everything from the winches being serviced, bilge pumps look after, sails safely stored, brightwork maintained and even the holding tank and pumps serviced. This vessel is in much better condition than if it was owned by a single person unless they happened to be that rare breed that is dedicated to maintaining all the systems on their vessel to a high standard. Stargazer has a team of people looking after her care and well being all year round with one simple theme. Respect the boat and ensure she is ready to look after her crew.

The Bavaria 43 Cruiser was nominated for the European Boat of the Year award when she was launched. She has all the right features for cruising. The three cabin layout is amazingly flexible. The owners cabin has an enormous v-berth with an en-suit head and shower. The two stern cabins can be used on there own, or the moveable bulkhead can create one smaller and one larger cabin as well as being removed completely for a giant rear cabin. The aft head allows for additional privacy and has a separate shower stall. The living area is spacious, bright, and functional. The large U-shaped dinette can seat 6 adults comfortably and the galley has all the essentials from a propane stove and oven, refrigerator, freezer and microwave. Included is a powerful Espar hydronic forced air heater as well as a full cockpit enclosure making this a true year-round cruiser. Recent upgrades include and oversized Rocna anchor that ensures a good sleep and a 400W solar array to keep thinks working on longer trips.

As a sailing vessel the Bavaria 43 Cruiser is confident and powerful. Dual wheels let you steer from the high side with increased visibility and comfort and the hull maintains its course with little effort on the helm.  All sheets are conveniently led aft and the in mast and roller furling make sail handling manageable for this large and efficient sail plan. She excels off the wind providing a feeling of strength and confidence and the folding propeller ensures maximum efficiency under sail.  The large cockpit has lots of space for the captain and crew and the fully enclosed cockpit provides complete and flexible protection from the weather. With a bow thruster, radar and many extras Stargazer needs nothing before setting sail.

All in all, this is a great cruising sailboat that took the current owners and their children around Vancouver Island and is a favorite for chartering.

Please contact us for a viewing.


43 ft 0 in
43 ft
Beam Measure:
13 ft 1 in
6 ft 1 in
21605 lbs
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Fuel Tanks Capacity:
55 gallons
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Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
95 gallons
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Holding Tanks Capacity:
20 gallons
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Engine #1

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Mechanical, electrical and plubing

  • Bow thruster: Side Power SE80
  • 55 hp Volvo D2-55 diesel engine with saildrive
  • Hours | 1100  +/-
  • Volvo Penta three blade folding prop
  • Spare three blade fixed prop
  • (2) house batteries
  • (1) engine battery
  • 40 amp battery charger
  • Solar panels – 400 watt
  • 50′ shore power cable
  • Navigation lights, deck light
  • AM/FM/CD audio system with interior and cockpit speakers
  • Hot/cold pressure water system with accumulator
  • Hot/cold cockpit shower
  • Two gravity fed holding tanks with y-valve for deck or overboard discharge
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump

Instruments and Navigation

  • Raymarine C90W chartplotter with radar
  • Raymarine 4kw raydome mast mounted
  • Autohelm 6000 autopilot (with rotary drive)
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata (speed, depth, log)
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind (WSI/WDI)
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio at navigation station with AIS
  • VHF radio in cockpit
  • Masthead VHF antenna
  • Compass mounted at pedestals
  • Masthead wind indicator

Sails and rigging

  • Upgraded dacron Elvstrom in-mast mainsail furling with vertical battens
  • 135% upgraded Elvstrom furling genoa with UV cover and foam luff
  • Double spreader Selden mast with oversized wire rigging
  • Furlex furling systems for main and genoa
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker bow sprit with gear
  • Rigid boom vang with gas spring; control to cockpit
  • Adjustable backstay
  • (2) Lewmar 2 speed ST primary winches
  • (2) Lewmar 2 speed ST spinnaker winches
  • (2) Lewmar 2 speed ST cabin top winches
  • German mainsheet system leads mainsheet to aft winches, port and starboard

Additional Equipment

  • Quicksilver 330 Tender with Yamaha 2.5 Outboard
  • Custom LaFabrica dodger with side handles
  • Custom LaFabrica bimini with full enclosure
  • Electric windlass with hand remote
  • Rocna anchor with 250′ chain
  • Side gates port and starboard
  • (6) Lewmar deck hatches
  • (8) Lewmar opening ports, (6) Lewmar fixed hull ports
  • Teak swim platform with stainless stern mounted boarding ladder
  • Fixed centerline cockpit table with storage
  • Fenders + docklines
  • Edson outboard mount

Charter Management

Family owned and run with over 60 years of charter management experience and a dedication to customer service Nanaimo Yacht Charters stands out as a full service charter and yacht management company. Stargazer is part of the Yacht Partnership program which means the year round care and maintenance is exceptional and far exceeds what a typical owner would do. Sails, bottom maintenance, zincs, holding tank, winches, electronics, dinghy, engines, etc. all have scheduled maintenance completed on time by professionals.

Nanaimo Yacht Charters is part of the Nanaimo Yacht Services Group and provides the broadest range of services available to any yacht owner in charter in British Columbia. This Group includes: The Marine Store, Stones Boatyard, Nanaimo Yacht Services, and Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School. Together this provides Yacht Partnership members special discounts in the Marine Store, reduced labour rates for all marine service technicians, an inflatable boat repair shop, a full-service boatyard, and an 85 ton Travelift.

Nanaimo Yacht Services provides highly skilled and experienced marine technicians who can perform all necessary maintenance and upgrading tasks and provide a reduced labour rate to fleet owners. Stones Boatyard makes it possible for each boat to be lifted after every charter for inspection when necessary. And the highly trained team of technicians, located on site, provides charter owners with the highest level of professional care

Walking on Stargazer its obvious she is well looked after.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

2009 Bavaria 43 Cruiser

2009 Bavaria 43 Cruiser

2009 Bavaria 43 Cruiser