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Bavaria Cruiser 56 Shoal draft is a Offshore cruising sailboat built by Bavaria Yachts and designed by Farr Yacht Design. Her first hull was built in 2014 with an overall lengh of 16.75 m or 55 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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BAVARIA CRUISER 56 SHOAL DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft16.75 m / 55 ft
Builder(s)Bavaria Yachts
Designer(s)Farr Yacht Design
VersionShoal draft
categoryOffshore cruising sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2014
Last Hull BuiltDiscontinued
AppendagesKeel L-shaped keel (with bulb)
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderTwin spade rudders
CockpitClosing aft cockpit with opening system
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal690 L / 182.3 gal
Ballast Ratio0.3


Overall Length (LOA) 16.75 m / 55 ft
Hull Length16.16 m / 53 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)15.63 m / 51.4 ft
Beam (width)4.76 m / 15.7 ft
Draft2.02 m / 6.7 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 18596 kg / 40997 lb
Ballast Weight5500 kg / 12125 lb


Critical Hull Speed9.60 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)138
Ballast Ratio0.3
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement20.66 m²/T / 222 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement39.18 m²/T / 422 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL23.25 m / 76.4 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire
Upwind Sail Area145 m² / 1561 ft²
Downwind Sail Area275 m² / 2960 ft²
Mainsail Area77 m² / 829 ft²
I65.2 ft * 19.88 m
J21.5 ft * 6.51 m
P63.2 ft * 19.25 m
E22.2 ft * 6.76 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power110 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity280 L / 74 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity150 L / 39.6 gal