Bavaria 38 Holiday (2000) for sale in Argyll, United Kingdom


The popular Bavaria 38 Holiday, 'AWARA', meticulously cared for and highly upgraded, is available for sale in Argyll, United Kingdom. This 11.98-metre yacht, manufactured in 2000, boasts a roomy interior with three double cabins, a master suite with en-suite heads, and a saloon and galley designed for comfort and convenience. A large aft cockpit welcomes a full crew, making for an easy sailing experience even short-handed. Recent upgrades include teak decks fitted in 2015, new Volvo Penta sail drive unit, advanced navigation instruments, and a top-of-the-range Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system. Sailing enthusiasts will also appreciate the additions of fully battened mainsails, a storm jib and trysail, and an Ocean Safety 6-person liferaft. With comfortable accommodation and high-quality sailing gear, this vessel is ready for immediate purchase and viewing.

General information
Bavaria 38 Holiday
Used sail boat for sale
Price comment
3 double cabins and 2 heads.
Name of boat
J&J Designs
Length overall
11.98 metres
Length waterline
10.30 metres
3.82 metres
1.85 metres
7,300 kg
Fin Keel
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Bavaria 38 Holiday


Designed with a focus on comfort the Bavaria Holiday 38 offers spacious accommodation over 3 double cabins, including a master cabin with en-suite heads forward. The saloon and linear galley maximise use of the living space amidships. On deck a large aft cockpit can accommodate a full crew with all lines lead aft for short-handed sailing.

The Bavaria Holiday 38 AWARA has benefitted from extensive upgrading in recent ownerships. Her extensive inventory includes:

Original gelcoat finish to topsides

Coppecoat antifouling

Teak decks, fitted new in 2015

Volvo Penta MD2030, 29hp marine diesel engine

Volvo Penta sail drive unit, fitted new 2015

3 blade Bruntons Autoprop

Sterling Pro-Charge Ultra battery charger

Solar panels x3

DuoGen wind / hydro generator

Victron Phoenix Blue Power Inverter

Raymarine EVO autopilot system (2016)

Raymarine eS98 chartplotter/radar display x2 (2016)

Raymarine radar scanner (2016)

Raymarine ST60 navigation instruments

Icom M505 DSC VHF with CommandMic in cockpit (2016)

Icom MA-500TR class B AIS transponder (2016)

Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system

Double Epex, fully battened mainsail from Elvestrom Sails (2015)

Double Epex, roller reefing genoa from Elvestrom Sails (2015)

Storm Jib and Trysail

Ocean Safety 6 person liferaft

Honwave inflatable dinghy

Yamaha Malta outboard

Lying afloat the Bavaria Holiday 38 AWARA is presented for sale in commission and ready for immediate viewing.


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull

Sandwich-type construction above the waterline, solid GRP below

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

Plywood bulkheads

Original gelcoat finish to topsides

Underwater hull coated with CopperCoat

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

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

Sandwich type GRP construction

Moulding finished in white gelcoat with blue style stripe

Laid teak decking to finish side decks and foredeck, 12mm teak decking applied new in 2015

Coachroof finished with moulded non-slip textured panels

Teak laid panels finish cockpit seating and sole

Anodised alloy toerail with integrated fairleads

Keel & Rudder:

Bolt-on cast iron ballast keel

Stainless steel keel bolts

Spade rudder, GRP construction

Stainless steel rudder stock


Engine & gearbox:

Volvo Penta MD2030


3 cylinders, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled

Mechanical reversing marine gearbox

Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine last serviced – September 2023

Reconditioned injectors and new lift pump fitted September 2023

Cruising speed 6kts

Selection of cruising spares for engine and general systems aboard

Basic toolkit

Propulsion & Steering:

Volvo Penta saildrive, fitted new 2015

3 blade Bruntons Autoprop, removed and serviced 2019

Wheel steering

Emergency tiller


Raymarine Evo autopilot system (2016)

Raymarine p70 control head at chart table (2016)

Raymarine EV-1 course computer (2016)

Raymarine ACU200 actuator (2016)


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system

230VAC shore power system

Shore Power System:

Extension lead to connect to shore supply

Single 16 amp connection point

Hardwired RCD protected system

3 pin UK sockets, battery charger, immersion heater

Battery Banks:

Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, lead acid

Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC, 180Ah, Varta, lead acid - 2019

Battery Monitor:

NASA BM-1 battery monitor system


Sterling Pro-Charge Ultra

230VAC – 12VDC, 30amp


Single engine mounted alternator

Adverc alternator controller

Wind/Hydro Generator:

Duo Gen 3

Mounted to starboard side of transom

Solar Panels:

2x 80w panels mounted on fold-out rail mounted

1x 150w Flexible panel, mounting on sprayhood top

Independent charge controllers


Victron Phoenix Blue Power Inverter

12VDC – 230VAC, 350w

Other Electrical:

USB charging sockets at chart table


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water system

Mixer tap in galley

Mixer tap in forward heads

Mixer tap in aft heads, extending for use as shower head

Manually pump tap in galley

Bilge Pumps:

Manual Bilge Pump x2

Electric Bilge Pump

Gas System:

Gas Safe inspection and service completed 2020

3 spare gas bottles aboard



Single diesel tank

Approximate capacity 150ltrs

Fresh Water:

Twin fresh water tank

Approximate capacity 150ltrs

Holding Tank:

Single holding tank

Connected to forward heads only

Approximate capacity 150ltrs

Tank Monitoring:

Guage at chart table showing both tanks


On Deck:

Plotter/Radar – Raymarine eS 98 with chart plotter and radar functionality (no touch screen function) (2016)

Radar Scanner – Raymarine 4kW 18” HD Scanner, mast mounted (2016)

Repeater – Raymarine ST60 Multi x2 – Showing depth/speed/log and GPS information

Wind – Raymarine ST60

Wind Close Hauled – Raymarine ST60

At Chart Table:

Plotter/Radar - Raymarine eS 98 with chart plotter and radar functionality (2016)

Depth/Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60 Tri-Data display

Communications Equipment:

DSCVHF – Icom M505 DSC VHF with CommandMic in cockpit (2016)

AIS – Icom MA-500TR class B AIS transponder with dedicated display, also displaying on Raymarine displays (2016)



Cooker – Bavaria Yachts 2 burner and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted

Fridge – Built-in fridge with 12VDC compressor and chiller plate, insulated 2022

Double stainless steel sink

Mixer tap

Manually pumped fresh water tap


Toilets – 2x Jabsco manual marine toilets

Wash hand basin x2

Mixer tap in forward heads

Mixer tap in aft heads, extending for use as shower head


Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating

Thermostatic cabin controller

Outlets in cabins and saloon


Overhead LED downlighters throughout interior

Reading lights in cabins


JVC CD/Radio head unit

Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:

Master cabin forward with en-suite heads

Linear galley to port

Saloon to starboard

Nav Station


Port and starboard double aft cabins

Accommodation Finish:

Joinery work constructed from a mahogany type hardwood veneered plywood with solid moulded trims.

Internal joinery work finished with a varnish type finish

Teak and holly laminate finish sole boards.

New upholstery throughout saloon, fitted for 2022 season

GRP moulded heads compartments

Laminate finish to galley worktop

GRP moulded headlining

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Double V-bunk forward

Storage shelve running the length of the bunks outboard overhead.

Standing room aft of the bunk

Hanging locker with countertop above outboard of standing space to port

Storage space beneath bunk, aft section accessible from locker door beneath bunk

En-suite access to forward heads

Forward Heads:

Located to starboard side within forward cabin

Inboard facing manual marine toilet locate outboard forward

Countertop outboard aft with inset wash hand basin.


To starboard side.

Large fixed saloon table located centrally

Wrap around U-shaped settee outboard of table

Bench seat unit running along inboard side of table

Shelve outboard of settee running length of saloon with storage lockers at forward and aft ends

Battery compartment located beneath saloon settee outboard section with storage lockers beneath other sections of settee base

Seating backs can be lifted to access cave type lockers to starboard

Stroage space beneath inboard bench seat


Located to port side of saloon

Linear galley with timber crashbar running the length of the worktop

Double stainless steel sink forward

Gimbal mounted two burner gas cooker centrally outboard

Top loading fridge under aft section of worktop

Lockersand storage shelve above worktop outboard

Selection of lockers and drawers beneath forward section of worktop and cooker

Nav Stations:

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 lockers beneath.

Storage locker with in base of navigators seat

VHF, AIS display, Axiom MFD and battery monitor all mounted outboard of chart table forward.

Ships switch panel, Raymarine ST60 Depth/speed instrument and autopilot controller mounted outboard of navigators seat.

Aft Heads:

Located to port side, aft of galley.

Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard forward

Athwartships countertop aft with inset wash hand basin

Vanity lockers above countertop outboard

Port and Starboard Aft Cabins:

Symmetrical cabins to port and starboard sides

Standing room at forward end of cabin

Large double berth extending under cockpit sole aft.

Storage shelf running length of bunk outboard.

Hanging and storage locker provided outboard of standing room forward.



Deck stepped, twin spreader, 7/8ths fractionally rigged sloop

Anodised alloy mast and spars

Stainless steel standing rigging

New standing rigging fitted in 2012, certificate available

Furlex 200S roller reefing system on forestay

Slab reefing mainsail with Selden mast car system

Rod kicker

Adjustable backstay with block and tackle adjuster

Mid-boom mainsheet

Walder boom brake

Selden removable bow sprit for rigging cruising chute

11 Spinlock rope clutches for lines lead aft


Primary Winches – 2x Harken 44, two-speed, self-tailing

Secondary/Halyard Winches – 2x Harken 40, two-speed, self-tailing


Mainsail – Fully battened, slab reefing. Double Epex. Elvestrom Sails (2015)

Genoa – Roller reefing. Double Epex. Elvestrom Sails (2015)

Spinnaker – 2010

Storm Jib – unused

Trysail – unused

Old Mainsail – Crusader Sails

Old Genoa – Crusader Sails

Canvas Work:

Mainsail Cover – Stackpack type cover with lazyjacks


Halyard bags in cockpit

Cockpit Cover – rigs from backstays with zip in side panels

Foredeck Hatch Cover

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – 20lb Bruce anchor on 50m, 8mm chain/warp rode

Kedge Anchor – Danforth anchor

Windlass – Lewmar electric windlass

Mooring Warps – Selection

Fenders - Selection


Inflatable Dinghy – Honwave with hard transom

Outboard – Yamaha Malta 3hp, 2-stroke


Single bow roller

Stainless steel pulpit rail

Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions

Double tier stainless steel guardwires

Guardwire gates to port and starboard

Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft, to port and starboard

Below deck anchor locker, housing electric windlass

Stainless steel dorade ventilator in way of mast with stainless steel protective hoop

Lines lead aft from mast to port and starboard sides of coachroof

Stainless steel grabrails running along outboard edged of coachroof to port and starboard aft of mast step

Liferaft mounted on deck chocks over hatch garage

Secondary winches and rope clutches to port and starboard sides of companionway

Primary winches mounted on coaming tops outboard of cockpit

Bench seating to port and starboard sides of cockpit with lockers beneath aft ends of seating

Centrally mounted steering pedestal aft with stainless steel grabrail

Walk-thru to transom aft of pedestal

Transom mounted swimming ladder

Outboard storage bracket mounted on port side rail

Folding teak cockpit table mounting on forward face of pedestal


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:

Masthead tri-colour

Masthead anchor light

Steaming light

Deck flood light

Low level running lights

Life saving:

Liferaft – Ocean Safety Charter Iso cannister raft, 6 person. Next service due January 2025

Horseshoe lifebuoy x2

MOB rescue sling

Mast mounted radar reflector

RORC Liferaft extension kit / parachute drogue

Grab bag


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 MD2030 29hp 3 cylinders, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse control
Fuel capacity
150 litres
Drinking water capacity
150 litres
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Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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