US $400,000 Additional costs may apply Need Finance?
65' - 19.81m
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Sebana Cove, Johor, Malaysia
Launch Year
Hull Material

Description: Gil's Catamaran
Location - Sebana Cove Marina, Johore Malaysia.

Bavaria | Custom 65

Bavaria sets an incredible benchmark for pre-owned catamarans; she has been immaculately maintained with every single step documented by her meticulous owner, a retired German airline captain who applied his working practice of keeping scrupulous checklists, procedures and maintenance to his catamaran.

Every single component and servicing procedure has been documented, and you will not find better service and owner's manuals on any new or used catamaran on the market! Bavaria is an absolute dream for anyone who values serviceability and step-by-step maintenance instructions. The owner also keeps historic logs and future service dates for almost every component installed.

Over the years Bavaria has enjoyed numerous upgrades, including a substantial refit in 2006/2007. The following was done during the refit.
- The complete outer skin was replaced with seven layers of epoxy glass
- Entire coachroof was replaced with balsa end-grain tablets with new LEWMAR hatches.
- The windscreens were changed to tempered glass in Alu frames.
- The rudder shaft was re-engineered to enable removal of the rudder blade in less than one hour without affecting the steering system.
- The entire rigging was also removed, checked and replaced where necessary.
- New YANMAR engines installed and run for the first time in 1997.
- SS Davits added in 2003.
- A full aluminum dinghy was engineered, shaped like a rubber dinghy and installed.
- All electronics were changed/upgraded to FURUNO between 2011 and 2015.

This refit and upgrades cost the current owner almost more than the listing price and no cost was spared to get her into optimal shape. Considering all the upgrades and work that has been invested in her, Bavaria represents exceptional value compared to similar semi-custom catamarans.

She is constructed from a sandwich epoxy with AIREX-centre construction and built for around-the-world, open-water cruising.

Bavaria's layout comprises four double beds, plus three singles in port and starboard hulls, making her ideal for families or those planning to entertain guests. Each hull features LAVAC toilets and showers, one in each hull.

The catamaran is also equipped with some of the best rigging available, including an ALU main mast with custom carbon-fibre LEISUREFURL boom and ALU mizzen mast with ALU LEISUREFURL boom. The main and Mizzen fully battened LIDGARD sails are from New Zealand. For ease of use the genoa furls from a cockpit e-winch, and the boomvang is a NAVTEC hydraulic pre-charged system that is rarely - if ever - seen on catamarans.

Bavaria has been equipped with systems that truly facilitate easy management and sailability by one or two people. The owner also added a plywood keel covered by 6mm SS channel to meet the rudder shaft for additional protection and simple serviceability.

Bavaria was built by Gil's Catamaran, master craftsmen of custom catamarans & trimarans since 1955 in Southern California, USA. Gilbert of Gil's Catamaran is now 88 years old and still building custom catamarans to this day. Gil is a highly skilled craftsman and one of the original pioneers of building custom catamarans.

The builders know-how, combined with the current owner's refit, attention to detail and smart upgrades, make for an exceptional catamaran worth a serious look.

Contact Multihull Solutions for additional details and to book a private inspection of Bavaria, which will be sure to impress the most discerning buyer.

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Sebana Cove, Johor, Malaysia
Launch Year
Rudy Choy & Vince Bartelone
Gil's Catamarans, Newport Beach, California
65' - 19.81m
8.53m / 28'
1.70m / 5' 7"
38,000 Kgs
Keel / Ballast
Added on Plywood keel covered by 6mm stainless stek channel to meet the rudder shaft
Hull Material
Deck Material
Sandwich Epoxy wirh Airex sentre
Engine Make
Number Engines
Horse Power
100 Hp ea
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
2nd Engine Hrs
Fuel Consumption
2,500 L
Max Speed
10 Knots
Cruise Speed
6 Knots
Maxprops 18" 3 blade, adjustable pitch set @24 degrees, Hydraulic drive, shaft 1.25" diameter
2,080 L
7 Cabin
3 Single berth
4 Double berth
1 Queen berth
1 King berth
Buit in top loading - A/C compressor and/or starboard engine
Buit in top loading - A/C compressor and/or starboard engine
3 Burners
Water Maker
HRO watermaker 1,000 USG/day
Hotwater System
2 A/C water heaters in port mast foot compartment / 2 fresh water daytanks 260 L each
2 Showers - 80 L holding tanks
2 Lavac vacuum with manual Henderson gusher pump
TV - LG 48" LED
Stereo - Cockpit system
Radio - Same cockpit system
Air Conditioning
1 unith in each hull
Full aluminium, custom built like inflatable on stainless steel davits
Yamaha 15,5 4 Two stroke & 1Hp
Ground Tackle
Anchor - Bruce 50 kg, + 2 spare anchors
Chain / Rope - 150m BBB chain
Spare Anchor - 2 Taifun anchor, Danforth 120kg
Chain / Rope - Chain & rope
Windlass - Maxwell twin hydraulic anchor winches
Notes - Windlass driven by starboard engine hydraulic system
Safety Gear
Life ring - 2 on bow bracket, 2 horse shoes on stern bracket
Bilge Pumps
8 Electric, 2 in shower pumps
Life Raft
1 Givens Bouy 12-man in shell on fixed cradel behind mizzen mast survival kit & man watermaker
Life Jackets
20+ in cockpit locker plastic containers
Numerous in orange boxes
Fire Protection
Fire extingisher in Saloon, 1 in galley, 1 in wet locker 1 in generator room
Battery House 12 LIFELINE battery bank / 12 Volt 1,320 Ahrs (12 deep cycle 6VDC new in 2019)
Battery Engine - 2
Battery Charger - 3 x MAGNUM MS-2812, FREEDOM-25, Xantrex 40 Amp
Notes - 1 big portable A/C-charger
Generator - ONAN Diesel Genset 9 KVA 115VAC
Genset - 1295 Hrs
Wind Generator - Superwind with electric stop control
Solar Panels - 10 x 100 Watts above solid cockpit sunroof, Morning Star controller
Air Conditioning - Yes, one unit in each hull
Heater - Same as air-con
Transformer - Isolating, for 220 VAC shore power
Inverter - 2 x MAGNUM MS-2812, FREEDOM-25 charger/inverter, one 1000 Watt
Alternator - 2 Silver Bullet 140 Amps, auto & manual control
Shore Power - Yes, 120 A/C & 220 A/C inlets
Notes - 7 AC sockets
Depth Sounder - FURUNO DST-800 & FI-504
Log - FURUNO DST-800 & FI-504
Autopilot - FURUNO NAVpilot-700
Wind Instruments - FURUNO FI-501 & FI-5001
Radar - FURUNO DRS-4D, spare FURUNO 1621 Mark-2 radar scanner & display suitable for mizzen mast
Chartplotter - FURUNO MFD-8 with MAXSEA-TZ professional Asia region
AIS Auto ID System - FURUNO FA-50 Class-B
VHF - ICOM IC-M506 / 2nd HF ICOM IC-M700 PRO & AT-130 Tuner
Radio - Same cockpit system
Notes - Spare VHF set, Spare ICOM AT-120 HF tuner set, INTERPHASE foreward looking sonar & display
Sail Inventory
Age of Sails - New in 1997 with new boomfurler system
Mail Sails - Fully battened LIDGARD sails N. Z.
Headsails - Lidgard
Screcher / Gennaker -3
Furlers - Leisurefurl main & mizzen booms, 1 genoa furler new 1997
Winches - 3 main winches HARKEN ST-electric, 4 BARLOW gib and mainsail, 2 spinacker x2 on each mast
Notes - Spinnaker TriRadial, 17.3m luff, 8.19m girth / Forestay and twin backstay changed to wire in 2001 / 2 mizzen winches ANDERSEN stainless steel ST / Genoa has sunbrella zip-on sock for weather protection
Mast / Rigging
Mast Material - Sparcradt alu Main & mizzen mast with custom carbon fiberglass main boom
Standing Rig Material - Navtech stainless steel rod and wire
Standing Rig - Checked, dye-tested and replaced where necessary in 2001
Deck Gear
Davits / Platform - Stainless steel davits
Deck Wash - Cockpit connection
Bimini - Permanent polycarbonate cockpit sunroof structure
Enclosure - Patrial
Air Compressor - BAUER Dive Compressor with 2 A/C and petrol motors, 1 small A/C compressor
Mooring Lines / Fenders - Numerous each

Notes - Canvas sunroof covering all deckhouse (blue) / Stamois cockpit zip-in windscreens and side panels for rain protection / HUKA dive compressor system for hull & prop cleaning
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