Are you looking for a bluewater capable cruiser at a great price? Then you should have a close look at S/V Defiant. She has been exceptionally well maintained and updated by her current owner.
This hearty 40-foot cruising boat from Germany is one in a family of boats recently introduced into the North American market by a revitalized Bavaria Yachts. The Cruiser 40 features a powerful high-volume hull and has a distinctive cabinhouse profile, with a unique concave vertical cabin side rising to a pronounced corner at the roof’s perimeter.
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LOA 40' 6"
Beam 13' 1"
Draft 6' 2"
Displacement 19136 lbs
Construction details for the Cruiser 40 are similar to the other boats in this line. The hull is laid up by hand in Bavaria’s European production facility, with a mix of chopped-strand mat and and biaxial fabric set in isophthalic polyester resin. The hull, which is cored with Coremat below the waterline and with Airex foam above, is reinforced with a top-hat style internal grid. The deck is also cored with Airex and is screwed and bonded to the hull on a generous internal flange. The ballast keel is iron.
The cockpit is both comfortable and functional, with long bench seats on either side, high coamings for back support and a fixed table with folding leaves amidships. The split twin-wheel helm allows easy access to the stern, where a large fold-down swim platform facilitates immediate access to the water. The transom is well engineered, with a clever hydraulic hinge that increases resistance as you drop the platform, so that it doesn’t fall flat all at once. The hinge also greatly reduces resistance when you’re hauling the platform back up, so that you need not strain yourself in the process.The mainsheet arrangement has two separate sheets that are set in a bridle and led forward along the boom, then back to coachroof winches on either side of the companionway. The twin sheets, matched with a powerful mechanical vang, should allow as much control over mainsail shape as a single sheet led to a traveler.
The sheets for the blade jib, which sets forward of the wide swept-back spreaders on the mast, are led to winches mounted at the forward end of the cockpit coamings. No primary sail controls, therefore, can be reached by the helmsperson, though I expect the jibsheets could also be routed to the secondary winches farther aft.
Moving forward you’ll find the deck is easy to negotiate, thanks to the aggressive antiskid. Deck cleats are numerous and well sized. The anchor rode locker at the bow is a bit unusual and may seem undersized if you want to carry a lot of chain. There is a small inspection hatch on deck, but physical access is through a gasketed hatch behind the forward bulkhead in the forward cabin below. The problem with this arrangement is that access to the locker through this hatch may be blocked off when there is too much chain stacked up inside.
Engine Brand: Volvo D1-30
Year Built: 2009
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2050
Propeller: Volvo Feathering Prop (Brand New)
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Power: 30 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: PVC (90 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: PVC (55 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: PVC (32 Gallons)
Defiant has the three-cabin layout, with two staterooms aft under the cockpit and a large owner’s stateroom forward with an ensuite head. The galley is ranged Euro-style along the port side of the saloon, with another head aft to port.
The aft cabins are well arranged, with a large dressing area, good stowage and a decent amount of vertical clearance over the double berth (which does unfortunately have a kink in its shoulder to accommodate the engine space). The dinette in the saloon, which can seat seven people easily, incorporates a settee that is also long enough to sleep the odd guest. Behind it is a dedicated nav station with a rather small desk, but enough space alongside to mount auxiliary electronics.
Full batten C&J Mainsail
Lazy Jack Main
Furlex Headsail Furler
Whisker Pole with Deck Mounts
2 Lewmar 40 Two Speed/Self Tailing Halyard winches
2 Lewmar 48 Two Speed/Self Tailing Genoa winches
2 Lewmar 40 Self Tailing Sheet Winches
All Lines Lead Aft to Cockpit
Raymarine C-120 Chart Plotter and Radar
Raymarine 6002 Auto Pilot
Raymarine ST60 Tri Data; spd, depth, log
Raymarine ST60 wind spd/direction
Raymarine 55 VHF Radio, with remote to helm
ICS Nav6 Navtex weather
45lb CQR w/ 50M Chain
Danforth Secondary Anchor
Lewmar Pro Series Elec Windlass
Side Power Bow Thruster
2013 AB Dinghy Webasto Diesel Heater System