Cruiser 55, the First BMW Designed Yacht

This month, the Cruiser 55 (the biggest BAVARIA yacht to date) will be shown for the first time at the Salo Nautic Intercional de Palma on Majorca.

In January 2009, the BAVARIA Yachtbau GmbH announced BMW Group DesignworksUSA as their new design associate. They presented their debut joint project, the Deep Blue 46, at the BOOT Dusseldorf. With that boat they won “Boat of the Year” award at the Croatia Boat Show.

The design concept of the Cruiser 55 (created in the Munich studio of DesignworksUSA) comes to envelop the construction made by Farr Yacht Design.

“The Cruiser 55 presents itself in a discreet form, totally avoiding superficial effects, but nevertheless – or perhaps for this very reason  radiating more class and finesse than any design produced during the last ten to fifteen years,” according to The Yacht magazine.

“The design of the Cruiser 55 places the emphasis on the highest level of functionality and performance. Our design was aimed at creating a silhouette that reflects a maximum degree of lucidity and clarity.

The deck dispenses with all superfluity, all functions are extremely well-organised and oriented towards a sheer sailing experience that takes on a completely new dimension,”
said Laurenz Schaffer, head of the Munich studio.

The boat features an effectively raised deck line, a modern hull profile at the stern with a wide deck within the aft cockpit area, a wide transom and a generous seating arrangement.

Thanks to these attributes the Cruiser 55 is already filling the order books before series production has even commenced. The Bavaria Cruiser 55 can immediately be ordered in a three, four or five-cabin version.
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