NEW YACHT – Bavaria C45 Hummingbird

An Introduction to hummingbird, our shiny new Bavaria c45


Hummingbirds are small, colourful birds with iridescent feathers (see below). Their name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that they make a humming noise. The only similarity I can recall between a hummingbird and THE Hummingbird (i.e. the Bavaria C45) is to do with their speed, and high performance ‘flappy things’.


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One of the most fantastic features of Hummingbird is that she will have a slab reefing main sail… this means her sailing performance will be through the ROOF. So although her sails won’t be flapping anywhere near as much as a hummingbird’s wings (remember a flappy sail is not a happy sail 😉), they will be equally as efficient in ploughing this fine vessel through the water. Although we love the ease and simplicity of in-mast furling (of which the majority of our yachts have), it is nice to have a big, high performance AND luxury yacht – all in one.

So about Hummingbird… She is being built in the Bavaria factory in Germany in the new year, and she will be delivered to Izola in Slovenia where our team of engineers will meet her for commissioning. This basically involves putting the boat together so that’s the rig and mast being stepped, tuned and tested, completion and system check of all wiring on board, all safety equipment installed, many other jobs and then the sea trial before her delivery down.

Like our other new yacht Wyvern, Hummingbird has a fabulous layout on board – 3 double cabins but with the option of the mahoosive forward cabin being split to make 2 doubles. This is great for 4 couples, group sailing or families with children who don’t wish to share a cabin.

Other handy features include an XXL bathing platform, dinghy garage, bow thrusters, solar panels and many more…

You can see the full spec & layout of Hummingbird here.

Hummingbird is available for Bareboat Charters & Skippered Charters as well as RYA training in some cases.

She will be arriving at her new home at Sail Ionian around mid-March 2019, which we CANNOT WAIT FOR. Super excited to get on board and take some pics to share with you all… hold your horses though, she is still in the factory! In the meantime, she is going to get booked up QUICK. If you fancy a brand new yacht to cruise around the Ionian islands… then Hummingbird is the one.

View pricing & availability here.

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