Bavaria R40 Coupe

The German builder packs more features than one might expect into a 41-footer.


Twos are wild aboard the new Bavaria R40 Coupe. The 41-foot, 5-inch yacht comes with two staterooms, two heads, two engines, two captain’s chairs at the helm and two sunroofs in the hardtop. For good measure, the sunpad on the bow is a double.

In the main cabin, an L-shaped dining settee is across from a linear galley. The table at the settee has two wing sections that can fold under, so the table can seat four or just a couple. Forward of the dining spot is the helm, which includes a stylish console for displays and instruments. The captain has a 10-inch display on a sloped dash console, and the copilot has a matching display on a separate dash console that isn’t angled upward nearly as much. A companion chair is across the walkway to port. Glass is all around the main cabin, so the view is panoramic from anywhere, and the entire area can be bathed in sun and breeze thanks to a large opening sunroof.


Belowdecks, a VIP stateroom is in the bow. Its berth can be a single large bed, or the two halves of the bed can swing out to create two berths in a V shape. It has direct access to the second head. Aft, below the salon, is the master stateroom, which includes a king-size bed, a sofa, a dressing table, hanging lockers and an en suite head. Hull windows ensure the spaces below are well lit.


A large swim platform gives passengers access to steps into the cockpit, where folks can relax on a settee with room for about six rear ends. The hardtop overhangs the cockpit, to provide shade, but another sunroof opens here, for those times when people want the sun to pour through. The R40 comes in a Flybridge model, too, in which case both sunroofs are eliminated.
Twin Volvo Penta D6 engines power the R40 Coupe. Standard power is 330 hp, but options exist for 300 to 370 hp. The D6 diesels are hooked up to sterndrives, which helped to create enough belowdecks space for two staterooms and heads. Depending on the engines an owner chooses, top speed will vary from about 34 knots to about 38 knots.


LOA 41 ft., 6 in.
Beam 13 ft., 1 in.
Draft 3 ft., 5 in.
Fuel 238 gal.
Displacement (Dry) 20,500 lbs.
Water 92 gal.
Power Twin Volvo Penta D6 330 hp diesels
Price See dealer
Bavaria Yachts, Germany,
JK3 Yachts, San Diego;
(619) 224-6200; jk3yachts.comJK3 Yachts, Newport Beach, Calif.;
(949) 675-8053;

JK3 Yachts, Alameda, Calif.;
(510) 227-2100;

JK3 Yachts, Seattle;
(206) 285-6200;


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