Tuesday, March 2

Bavaria Launches New Vida 33, Its First Outboard

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Bavaria, the large German builder of power and sailing yachts, just launched its first Vida 33, an outboard-powered weekender with sport styling and performance.

If it brings to mind the looks of the Greenline NEO 33, it should. Bavaria acquired the rights to the NEO recently, after Greenline, the Slovenian builder, decided that outboard power didn’t fit in with its eco-friendly positioning. The NEO had solar panels to provide on-board power.

For its part, Bavaria did not have an outboard boat in its powerboat lineup, which ranges from 29 to 55 feet. The new Vida 33 comes with standard twin 150-Mercury outboards; optional 300-hp Mercs provide a top speed of more than 40 knots.

The Vida 33 hardtop is a one-cabin, one-head boat. The hardtop has a sunroof that you can open for more fresh air flowing into the helm station with three matching black seats. The main deck is built for sunny days. The cockpit has L-shaped seating with a large table on the starboard side; the seating converts to a sun pad. A wet bar, fridge and grill are on the port side, with a countertop. An optional hydraulic swim platform lowers to water level for easy access to water sports.

The foredeck comes in two versions. You can order either a double sun pad with a walkaround area, or C-shaped seating for six people with a table in the middle.

Below, the cabin has a V-berth to sleep two people; that area also converts to a seating space for daytime use. The head has a separate shower.

Specs.: LOA: 36’1”; Beam: 11’3”; Draft: 3’0”;  Disp.: NA;  Fuel: 184 gals.;  Water: 52 gals.; Power: 2×150 Mercury outboards or 2×300-hp Mercury outboards. Read more:





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