Bavaria Match 35 for sale

Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom

Listed price £39,000 GBP

General information
Bavaria Match 35
Used sail boat for sale
$50,424 USD | Listed price £39,000 GBP
Price comment
Nicely presented cruiser/racer.
Name of boat
Doug Peterson / J&J Design
Length overall
Length waterline
5.94 tons (U.S.)
GRP hull with bolt-on ballast keel
Fin Keel
Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom

About this Bavaria Match 35


The Bavaria Match series were concived by Doug Peterson to create an optimised IMS racing yacht; capable of podium regatta finishes while offering all the comfort of their cruising cousins for use as a holiday cruiser. The Bavaria Match 35 do not have the extreme keel designs of her larger sisters and has proved to be the best compromise of the design serious. Her high aspect rig, slippery hull and deep keel have created a 35’ yacht which performs well while providing two double cabins below decks with the modern amenities expected of any modern cruising yacht.

Winning her class in the Round The Island Race FIRESTARTER has proven to live up to the designers expectations. Based in Scotland for the last few years she has also proven to be a rewarding cruiser, capable of making very quick passages. Benefitting from a comprehensive maintenance regime she has been upgraded to suit use as a cruiser and her inventory highlights include:

Steering system overhauled with new rudder, bearings and seals 2017

Volvo Penta MD2020, professionally rebuilt 2018

Saildrive hull diaphgram replace 2018

Pressurised hot and cold water

Built in fridge, professionally fitted 2005

Holding tank

Raymarine Dragonfly plotter, fitted new 2020

Pontos 4-speed self tailing winches, fitted 2015

Comprehensive sail wardrobe

Wintering afloat the Bavaria Match 35 FIRESTARTER is being kept in commission, available for viewing and offered in sail away condition.


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull.

Sandwich type construction above the waterline, solid GRP below.

Kevlar reinforced bow sections.

GRP moulded internal structural matrix including floors and stringers, fully bonded to hull with GRP overlays.

Hull faired below the waterline winter 2019 and Micron antifouling applied for launching in 2020.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded deck with integrated self-draining cockpit and superstructure.

Hand consolidated sandwich GRP construction.

Moulding finished in white gelcoat with blue style stripe.

Decks and coachroof finished with moulded non-slip textured panels.

Teak laid panels finish cockpit seating and sole.

Anodised alloy toerail with integrated fair leads.

Keel & Rudder:

Bolt-on, fin profile ballast keel.

Lead keel with stainless steel keel bolts.

Semi-Balanced, Spade rudder fitted new 2017.

GRP construction.

Stainless steel rudder stock

Self-aligning rudder bearings, replaced 2017.

Rudder seals replaced 2017.


Engine & gearbox:

Volvo Penta MD2020.

19hp @3600RPM.

3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine diesel engine.

Volvo Penta mechanical, reversing marine gearbox/saildrive.

Single lever morse control.

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine and saildrive fully serviced late 2019.

Engine professionally stripped and rebuilt 2018, invoices available.

Hull diaphragm replaced 2018

Cruising speed 6kts.

Propulsion & Steering:

Volvo Penta sail drive.

2 blade, bronze folding propellor.

Cable wheel steering.

Emergency tiller.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power

240VAC shore power connection

Shore Power:

Single 16 amp connection

Extension lead to connect shore power supply.

Hardwired RCD protected system

Battery Banks:

Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC lead acid.

Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC lead acid.


Engine driven 55 amp

Split charging diode to regulate alternator

Battery Monitor:

Annalogue guage on switch panel.

Guage can read both battery banks.


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water system.

Monobloc mixer faucets in galley and heads.

Heads faucet extending to serve as shower.

Deck shower fitting at aft end of cockpit.

Bilge Pumps:

1x Manual bilge pump

1x Electric bilge pump, auto and manual switching.



Single plastic tank

Approximately 95ltr capacity

Fresh Water:

Single plastic tank.

Approximate 150ltr capacity.

Holding Tank:

Single plastic holding tank

Approximate 60ltr capacity.


Insulated tank

Heating by engine or 240VAC immersion heater.

Tank Monitoring:

Analogue guage on ships switch panel.


Depth/Wind & Log – TackTik Wireless Micro Net system, total of 5 displays, 3 mounted on mast, 2 mounted on pedestal.

Plotter – Raymarine Dragonfly 5 plotter mounted on pedestal. (2020)

GPS – Garmin GPS128

VHF – Simrad RD68 DSCVHF



Galley Stove – Bavaria Yachts two burner and oven gas cooker


Single stainless steel sink.

Monobloc mixer faucet.


Jabsco manual marine toilet.

Discharge overboard or via holding tank.


Built-in top loading unit in galley.

Retro fitted, approximately 125ltr capacity

Waeco 12VDC aircooled compressor.


Incandescent overhead lighting throughout interior.

Reading lights in way of bunks.


Sony CD/Radio head unit.

Speakers in saloon.


Summary of Accommodation:

Two double cabins.

Two occasional single berths in saloon.

Heads compartment with shower.

Accommodation Finish:

Joinery work constructed from a mahogany type hardwood with a varnish finish.

Teak and holly laminate finish sole boards.

GRP moulded head linning

Light blue and white upholstery in saloon.

Cream curtains in saloon and aft cabin.

Esteem Upholstery mattresses in forward and aft cabins. (2009)

Retractable ‘black-out’ blinds fitted to both deck hatches.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Large double V-bunk.

Storage shelves running the length of the bunks outboard overhead.

Hanging locker at aft end of cabin to port with shelved locker to starboard.

Light and ventilation provided by large opening deck hatch.

Bin type lockers provided beneath bunks.


Occupying full beam of the boat.

Bench seating port and starboard which converts to two occasional single bunks.

Large centrally mounted double drop leaf saloon table.

Storage lockers provide outboard of bunks overhead.

Seating backs can be lifted to access cave type lockers port and starboard.


Located to Port side of companionway.

L-shaped galley with fiddled worktop.

Single stainless steel sink forward inboard

Top loading fridge under worktop, outboard of sink.

Gimbal mounted two burner gas cooker aft.

Storage provided beneath work surface with additional lockers outboard.

Navigation Station:

Located to Starboard side of companionway.

Partial bulkhead to separate from saloon.

Forward facing chart table with navigators seat.

Storage provided in table for charts with bosuns drawers and lockers beneath.

Ships switch panel outboard of navigators seating.

Aft Cabin:

Accessed through galley.

Large double berth extending under cockpit sole.

Storage shelf running length of bunk outboard.

Hanging and storage locker provided at forward end of cabin.


Separate heads compartment to starboard immediately aft of chart table.

Easy clean moulded compartment with drained shower sump sole.

Forward facing manual marine toilet located aft.

Wash hand basin and countertop outboard forward.

Vanity lockers outboard of counter top.



Twin spreader 9/10ths fractional, double spreader sloop rig.

Mast and spars by Selden in silver anodised alloy.

Selden carbon spinnaker pole

Standing rigging of stainless steel rod.

Tuff-Luff on forestay.

Slab reefing mainsail

Gas strut type kicker.

Block and tackle backstay adjuster.

All lines lead aft to cockpit

Spinlock rope clutches to control lines lead aft.

Harken mainsheet system with adjustable car.

Block and tackle mainsheet with tweaker.

Harken genoa track with towed car, adjuster lines lead to cockpit.

Lazy jacks 2018.

Spinnaker guys and sheets replaced 2017/18


Primary Winches - 2x Pontos Grinder 40, four-speed, self-tailing. (2015)

Halyard Winches - 2x Harken 32, two speed, self-tailing.


Mainsail – Sanders polyester membrane. 2011

Mainsail – Sanders carbon laminate. 2007

Mainsail – Sobstad 2004.

Genoa #1 – Sanders, carbon laminate. 2007

Genoa #1 – Sanders 2012

Genoa #1 – Sobstad 2004

Genoa #3 – Sobstad 2004

Heavy Weather Jib – Sander, Vectran. 2007.

Spinnaker - Sanders full radial 0.9oz AP, white. 2012

Spinnaker - Sobstad Tri-radial spinnaker blue and white 2004

Canvas Work:

Mainsail Cover – Stackpack cover with mastboot. 2018.

Mainsail Cover – Conventional type cover with ‘FIRESTARTER’ on.

Sprayhood – 2020.

Cockpit Cushions – in red.

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – 10KG Rocna anchor on chain rode.

Mooring warps – Selection of heavy and light mooring lines.

Fenders – Selection

Boat hook


Inflatable dinghy. (2020)


Decks and coachroof finished in non-slip textured panels.

Alloy toerail with integrated fairleads.

Lowered smooth section of toerail aft for crew sitting out on rail.

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit railings.

Stainless steel guardwires running the length of the decks, supported with alloy stanchions.

Toerail mounted mooring cleats forward and aft.

Stainless steel grabrails on coachroof running aft from mast to sprayhood.

Cockpit locker under starboard cockpit seating.

Steering pedestal at aft end of cockpit with large diameter wheel

Mainsheet track spanning cockpit forward of pedestal.

Removable helm seat aft of wheel to create walk-thru transom.

Stainless steel,transom mounted boarding ladder.

Set of large bolt croppers

10 litre black plastic diesel can and pourer


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

Low level navigation lights.

Mast mounted steaming light and deck flood.

Mast head Tri-colour

Life saving:


Wooden emergency bungs – set of 6 (unused)

Coded first aid kit (MSN 1726) new 2020

Ocean safety life buoy with reflectors fitted and yellow drogue

Plastimo (red) fog horn

Heavy duty torch


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Volvo Penta MD2020. 19hp @3600RPM. 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine diesel engine (professionally rebuilt 2018). Volvo Penta mechanical, reversing marine gearbox/saildrive.
Fuel capacity
25 gallons (U.S.)
Drinking water capacity
40 gallons (U.S.)
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Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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