Boat of the Year 2013 Nominees
Bavaria B/One Designed by the Farr Yacht Design office for the Germany-based production builder Bavaria Yachts, the Bavaria B/One is a 24-foot sportboat with a stated purpose of being “a trailerable one-design racer, match-racer, and overnighter for four people.” Economical is the key here, with an aluminum rig, supplied class sails, and E-glass construction. A slightly raised cabin top gives a little headroom below, and the lifting keel makes it easy to get to the water. Sail it away for $36,000.
During the week of Oct. 8, SW's Boat of the Year judges put 15 new models to the test on the Chesapeake Bay. The best of the best will be announced in SW's January/February 2013 issue, which will hit newsstands in mid-December. Photos by Walter Cooper.