2013 Bavaria Cruiser 56, 56 ft | asking $279,000

Tu Meke

Yacht Sold

Additional Info:

Owners Remarks & Additional info
Having been stuck in NZ for an extended period during covid, we knew we would be spending a large amount of time near friends and family we were separated from for that time. We wanted a large volume vessel that could comfortably accommodate us, these friends and family members, run school for our 2 children and have enough space for us all (including a teenager) to be able to disappear. We also really wanted a boat that sailed really well, could easily handle a decent sea and was fast enough to maintain 200nm/day speeds if we wanted to or it was necessary to achieve that. Tu Meke exceeded these expectations and has an impressive ability to easily cover ground and disguise speed and maintain a light helm. We've sailed her from Croatia all the way through the Med (although the typical med conditions sadly meant we had to motor a lot), undertaking the major refit in Spain in November, dropping the mast and redoing all the electronics ready for crossing the Atlantic. The investment to get her ready for this voyage was significant, but she really looked after us as a result and didn't suffer a single fault or breakage the entire way across. Tu Meke swallows everything we have in her vast areas of storage. We even had the luxury of choosing and stacking our provisions in more convenient locations rather than having to resort to the harder to reach areas for the Atlantic. It's been a pleasure to sail between the Caribbean islands, and it's been fun to monitor the other boats crossing at the same time on AIS as we real them in and eventually pass them. Waterline is king! I was bought up in NZ and the hard racing scene so the thought of an in mast furler was like a bit of blasphemy, but with the new sails and the ease at which one can reef in nearly all wind angles I wouldn't cruise with a different set up, it's just so easy and manageable.
She's fast, incredibly roomy, can turn within her waterline and has a comfortable motion. It's a perfect set up for a family.

VAT paid when it was in Europe. It has spent it's entire life in Croatia and was well cared for before we bought it but it does have some blemishes, cuts on the wood in the kitchen where knives have gone, and some small chips in the gelcoat (most of which we have repaired). We've worked hard to make her as presentable as possible while keeping up all the necessary maintenance needed to ensure safe passage. Replacing rigging and sails were a must and were 10k euro each. Thru hulls and sea cocks have been replaced, electrics fully upgraded and mechanicals worked over. the engine is near 5,000 hours so the valve adjustment has been done, the turbo been fully rebuilt, the clutch and damper plates replaced, engine mounts replaced, cutlass bearings replaced, as with the main shaft seal. 5 days were spent buffing the hull and applying ceramic coating. The dodger was in bad shape but also a terrible design in that one couldn't see over it or through it from the helm, so that was redesigned and replaced now affording great visibility. Keeping the boat cool with airflow even when raining was very important to us, so the coachroof sunshade is designed so no rain can enter the top hatches. The saloon table was replaced with a permanently larger table and extra seating installed along the kitchen so more people can comfortably sit around the table and it folds down when not in use so you can still walk by with no issues. The boat is fully insured with Velos insurance and is $7k/year. Antifoul is the non toxic Seajet 038 as used by Chris Doyle and is the most effective we have used.

Head Room: 2240mm
Length of Bunks: 2100mm

  • (2) Webasto units, port and starboard
  • Fans installed in each cabin (2 in Worward Cabin)
  • Reading Light in Each Cabin
  • Lee clothes custom made and installed in Saloon, port and starboard aft cabins and bunk room
  • Upgraded Larger Saloon Table w/ Folding Leif
  • Additional Seating that Folds Down Out of The Way
  • Shade & Screens for deck hatches
  • Shades for side windows
  • 12v main fridge with air cooled compressor and fan evaporator. Top and side opening box
  • 12v 2nd fridge with air cooled compressor and wrap around evaporator plate - has freezing capacity
  • Double SS Sink w/ Cover Plates
  • 3 burner stove and oven
  • (2) 7.5kg fibre glass Propane tanks for galley.
  • (1) 5kg propane bottle stored in transom for BBQ
  • CO2 detector 2022
  • Toaster
  • Dual Pull-out Rubbish Bin
  • Sandwich Maker
Water Systems
  • (1) forward 410L tank
  • (2) 140L joined tanks
  • 8L pressure tank for fresh water.
  • Hot and cold in all bathrooms, galley and transom shower
  • Watermaker: Rainman 140L/h 230V
  • Water Heater: Sigmar Marine Stainless Steel AISI 316 - 230V immersion and engine heated
  • Fresh water pump 2022


Mooring Equipment

  • Windlass: 12V Quick
  • Anchor Roller(s): (2) Rollers on bowsprit
  • Primary: 40kg Lewmar Delta, long arm w/ 100m 12mm Chain 2022
  • Secondary: Danforth 30kg w/ 15m of chain & 60m of Rode
  • Hull buffed & ceramic coating applied 2023
  • Transom door/Swim Platform 3.5 x 1.5m New transom lift equipment, controllers/remote August 2023
  • Twin Lewmar Helm Stations w/ Composit Steering Wheels
  • Teak on Decks & Cockpit (Good Condition)
  • SS Grab Rails at Companionway
  • (3) Flush-Mounted Opening Deck Hatches
  • (6) Flush-Mounted Opening Coach Roof Hatches
  • (3) Small Side Opening Window Ports (Saloon)
  • (4) Large Opening Ports (Aft)
  • (2) Additional Opening Ports in Cabins that open into Cockpit)
  • (9) Side Windows (5 Port, 4 Stbd)
  • New Through Hull & Seacocks 2022
  • Swim Ladder
  • Bow Pulpit
  • Stern Pushpits
  • Navigation Lights
  • Deck Light
  • Side Stanchions w/ Lifelines
  • Bimini: Grey sunbrella 2022
  • Dodger: Grey sunbrella 2022
  • Full Deck Awning: Grey sunbrella covering center of boat allowing center hatches to stay open during rain - July 2023
  • Cockpit Cushions: Waterproof cushions
  • Cockpit Table w/ SS Grab Rail & Folding Leifs - Refinished from 2018
  • 15m hose with water maker to wash down boat
  • SS Propane BBQ
  • (9) Fenders.
  • Various Dock Lines


  • Primary Chart Plotter: Garmin GPSMAP 1022xsv - 2022
  • Active captain enabled
  • Maps: Mexico, Caribbean to Brazil, US Gulf Coast and eastern US coast to Savannah, GA; West Coast of South America to Arica, ChileInland and Coastal Marine Charts
  • Secondary GPS: GPSMAP 1022XSV
  • AIR Receiver: Garmin AIS 800 2022
  • Radar: GMR 18HD+ 2022
  • Depth/Sonar: Airmar DST810 2022
  • Wind Transducer: Garmin GWIND wired wind instrument 2023
  • NEXUS cabling and GND10 installed in Feb 2023
  • Predict wind DataHub tracker 2022
  • Multi displays are GHC10
  • Primary VHF: Raymarine RAY49E
  • Secondary VHF: ICOM IC-M73EURO
  • Compass: Olympic 135
  • Stereo & Speakers:JVC KDX272DBT 2022, (4) Speakers 2022
  • TV: JVC 42inch smart google TV May 2023

12V DC & 230V AC Electrical Circuits


  • House: (3) 90Ah Lithium batteries from Winston 2021
  • Engine: 60Ah deep cycle lithium battery from Winston 2021
  • Windlass/bowthruster: 140Ah AGM from Exide Marine 2020

Charging & Electrical Systems
  • Hydro Generator: Remoran Wave 3 (With Spare Prop)
  • Solar: (2) 380W from TrinaSolar
  • Charge Controllers: (2) Victron SmartSolar 100/30 (2023)
  • Battery Charger: Cristec CPS3 12V-40A
  • Alternator: 120Amp Yanmar
  • Battery Monitor: Victron Smart Shunt 500A/50mV
  • Shore Power Cord: 15m
  • Inverter: Victron Phoenix Inverter Smart 12V/230V 3000VA (2022)
  • VE networking enabled on boat

The engine has seen significant preventative maintenance including; valve adjustment, the turbo been fully rebuilt, the clutch and damper plates replaced, engine mounts replaced, cutlass bearings replaced, as with the main shaft seal. Alternator rebuild, gearbox rebuild, 5,000 hour engine service according to Yanmar manual (valve adjustment included), new engine mounts.

  • Steering System: Lewmar Cobra - no cables in system. Rack and pinion at each helm station using solid connecting rods to both rudders.
  • Propeller: Brunton Autoprop H6-566mm installed Nov 2022. Serviced July 2023
  • Spare Propeller: Fixed 3 blade
  • Bow Thruster: 12V Sidepower

De-Watering Systems
  • Electric Bilgwe Pump: TMC 2,500 GPH electric pump on float switch
  • Manuel Bilge Pump: Whale in Cockpit

Sail Area: 141.4m2

  • Mainsail: In mast furling main, Dacron, crosscut Dec 2022, Rolly Tasker Fastnet, as new
  • Jib: 106% Genoa, Dacron Crosscut Dec 2022, Rolly Tasker Fastnet, as new
  • Spare Genoa: Spare 100% Genoa. 2016, new luff tape. Good condition
Rigging Equipment
  • Selden Spar
  • Standing Riging: Stainless steel wire standing rigging - New Nov 2022
  • Running rigging: Replaced Nov. 2022
  • Chainplated: Stainless Steel
  • Mainsail Roller Furling: SeldenIn-Mast System
  • Genoa Roller Furling: Furlex 40SS
  • Mainsheet Traviler: German Mainsheet
  • Manuel Back Stay Adjuster
  • Boom Vang: Seldon rodkicker, manual
  • (10) Line Jammers On Coachroof (5 port. 5 Stbd)
Winches (In Cockpit)
  • (2) Lewmar 50 Self Tailing.
  • (2) Lewmar 55 Self Tailing.
  • (2) Lewmar 65 Self Tailing


  • (8) person offshore Plastimo - August 2022
  • First Aid Kit
  • EPIRB: NZ EPIRB (coded to NZ so may not include in sale)
  • (4) Buckeye 2 1/2 pound Dry Chemical August 2023
  • Fire Blanket
  • Emergency tiller for each rudder

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Units Included

  • 2022 Seatek Areotend 310


$ 279,000

Length: 56 ft
Location: Guadeloupe

Yacht Broker

Chesnee Cogswell

Nanny Cay Office

(284) 494-3260

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