38' Bavaria 38CC Ocean

  • Boat Name: FRAULEIN
  • Year: 1999
  • Current Price: US$ 149,900
  • Located in Annapolis, MD
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 4344-2546421
  • Central/Exclusive Listing
  • Available for co-brokerage

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Keel: Fin

LOA: 39 ft 6 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 32 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 2 in
Displacement: 16535 lbs
Ballast: 6393 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 55 ft 7 in
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in

Engine Brand: VOLVO
Engine(s) Total Power: 55 HP
Engine Model: MD22L
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Sail drive
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Cruising Speed: 7 knots @ 2000 RPM
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Year Built: 1999
Engine Hours: 1520

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (60 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

Wind speed and direction
Radar Detector
TV set
CD player
Cockpit speakers

Furling mainsail
Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker

Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Battery charger
Air conditioning
Hot water
Microwave oven
Marine head

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak cockpit
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Swimming ladder
Cockpit shower
Radar reflector
Electric windlass

Bimini Top
Spray hood


Center cockpit yachts can be a sizable design challenge for marine architects, especially when working with this length.  In an effort to create a highly desirable aft owner's stateroom, sometimes, other areas of the boat really take a hit.  The Bavaria 38CC Ocean is absolutely the most brilliant use of 39' of yacht length we've yet encountered.  Not only have they managed to pull off a spacious owner's suite, the galley is huge with tons of counter space, the head is large and functional with separate shower, the guest cabin forward works very well, and the main salon is about perfect!  To ice the cake, there are huge storage spaces just about everywhere.  Bavaria worked hard to create an ocean crossing yacht and they've really pulled it off here.

This particular boat really shocked us when we first stepped aboard.  Her owners are original and have primarily sailed on the Chesapeake Bay during the typical seven month boating season we enjoy here in the mid-Atlantic region.  After a 4 month adventure to and through the Bahamas this last 2011/2012 winter season, they're completely hooked on world cruising and are planning to venture much farther from home.  FRAEULEIN performed flawlessly during the trip south, island hopping, and during multiple excursions far off shore.  She's a fast and safe world cruiser, ready to go on her next voyage.

FRAULEIN is beautifully built and very well equipped for long range cruising.  She has the rig, hull, gear, tankage, and storage to take a cruising couple anywhere you might want to go.  With AC, a Northern Lights genset, modern electronics, full cockpit enclosure, and other cruising goodies, there's little you'll need to do before tossing the lines and heading off.

We've searched yachtworld for other cruising yachts this well equipped and in this shape and we can't find any even close to this price.  FRAULEIN's owners have their sights set on a larger yacht for extended cruising and they're motivated to sell to a willing buyer.

Browse through this listing, enjoy the photos and gear, and give us a shout to talk shop and schedule an appointment to see her.  We squeezed 65 pics onto the site.  We have 273 high resolution pictures of FRAULEIN we'd love to send you by email so you can truly enjoy what a special treat awaits you.

Skipper's Note:

"FRAULEIN was bought new by the current owners in spring of 2000 from Deltaville (VA) Yachts and has been docked on Back Creek in Annapolis since then.  Until 2011/2012 she was cruised on the Chesapeake from April through November from as far north as the C&D Canal, and as far south as Jamestown/Norfolk/Hampton, typically with one or two week-long cruises each year plus many long weekends in a very active yacht club.  During that time she went through several upgrades in equipment (Genset, electronics, and cockpits amenities). 

The center cockpit style leads to a party salon, a large V-berth with standup room inside the forward bedroom, plus the queen-sized aft master stateroom with lots of storage and easy access.  The head has a separate shower area (to keep the rest of the bathroom dry) with a comfortable seat allowing showers in any seas.    

The Bavaria fractional rig with roller-furling genoa and in-mast-furled main is ideal for single-handed sailing with all lines leading into the cockpit and all instruments within easy reach of the helm.  The short helm pedestal provides great visibility over the bow while seated at the helm.  The boat points well and is quite stable with no reefing needed until about 25 Kts.  The colorful Quantum Genaker provides 6 Kts easily downwind in about 10 Kts of breeze.  The 5 ft 2 inch draft allows gunk-holing all over the Bay.  The Genset and A/C allow comfortable anchoring overnight in the Bay’s hottest weather.

In the winter/spring of 2011-2012 FRAULEIN ventured out of the Bay for the first time – taking the ICW with a few outside hops to Key Biscayne, Florida.  Per the enclosed chart/routes (see last photo) she hopped to the Bahamas for a 4-month exploration from Nassau to the Exumas (Land and Sea Park, Georgetown and the cruiser’s anchorages on Stocking Island).  Excursions to the outer islands (Long Island, Concepcion Island National Park and Cat Island took us to some beautiful beaches and endless sunsets).  We returned from Exuma via Eleuthera and then the Abacos (Marsh Harbor on Great Abaco and Hopetown, Man O War, Great Guano and Treasure Islands) and back in an overnight to Ft. Pierce, FL.  This included several passages through the various cuts (sometimes pounding out through 6-8 foot waves, a few times surfing in on them, with numerous anchors (never dragging with our 45 lb Delta and 150 ft of chain).  We were every bit as comfortable as (and somewhat faster than) the larger boats we sailed with.  We sailed back to Florida and north to Beaufort, NC on the outside with some pretty umpleasant 10-ft washing-machine seas but FRAULEIN always felt safe and dry.  On the return trip, speed was important and the 55 HP Volvo sail drive allowed us to cruise at 7-8 Kts with the bigger boats for long hauls with no strain at less than a gallon per hour.

In the true German tradition FRAULEIN is a very strong, fast boat and, while still a young lady, has earned her place as a great Bay and ocean sailor."


I know that when I travel with clients FAR out of town for yachts, I don't like surprises when I get there. It's embarrassing for me and can make for an expensive trip. With that in mind, I'd like to share my rating of various systems on the boat so you'll be as informed as possible before you come for a visit. My rating system is on a 1-10 scale with 10 being 'excellent' (in MY opinion). Please view this list as a GUIDE only. Everyone's idea of good and bad can vary quite a bit. My goal in doing this is to help you reach a comfort level with the boat before you invest time and energy to come and see it. I'll summarize by saying that this appears to be an excellent yacht worthy of serious consideration.  

I seldom encounter decade-old yachts in such great condition.  Just about everywhere you look, this boat really shines.  We have 273 high-resolution photos of this yacht.  Please ask for them and you will be impressed.  

  • Overall Rating: 9.5/10
  • Well maintained and thoughtfully updated. The hull both above and below the waterline is pristine. I've learned when I shop for buyers to ask about what's wrong with a boat. It's just as important as what's right about it. Here is all I could find:
  • The previous owners were very maticulous in their maintenance and care for the boat so it is in truly impecable shape.  The cabin sole, interior, decks and upholstry all look great.  The owner had a Northern Lights genset installed in 2011 for cruising comfort on long passages.
  • In my opinion, all this boat could use is a color radar and chart plotter at the helm rather than the Raytheon RL70 monochome unit.  I would move the monochrome display from the helm down to the nav station along with an autopilot remote so she can be handled from below.  I would pick up a second-hand color unit to slip into the spot up at the helm to improve daylight visibility, the Raymarine RL70C.  
  • Interior: 9.5/10
  • Cabinetry in excellent condition. Interior upholstery has been updated.
  • The cabin sole looks brand new.  (Owners kept every inch of cabin sole covered with carpet to maintain it -- has been removed for showing)
  • Hatches are all in good condition.  There are a few very minor scratches on some of the bulk heads (by that we mean hardly any at all!).
  • Bilge is dry and very clean.
  • Exterior: 9.0/10
  • Hard dodger screen, bimini, and full enclosure are in good condition.
  • Teak in cockpit is natural and in good condition
  • Stanchions are loose.  (they are structurally sound but, by design, they wobble just a bit in their mounts)
  • Electronics: 9.0/10
  • Great electronics for a boat of this size and in this price range.  Raymarine RL70 Pathfinder chart plotter and radar and Raymarine autopilot make handling Fraulein an easy experience.
  • Could use a color chartplotter down below as well as an autopilot remote for below-deck handling (this series plotter, in color, can be had online for about $500, another control head for the autopilot can be obtained for about $350)
  • Engine Room: 9.0/10 (visual inspection only)
  • Engine has been regularly serviced.  Everything looks good.  Hoses, impellor and belts all look to be in good condition.  The sail drive allows for quiet, low vibration running at all speeds.
  • Galley/Head Systems: 9.0/10
  • Excellent condition. Stove is clean.  Galley has a Grunert refrigerator and there is good storage and counter space.
  • Storage compartments and spaces are thoughtfully laid out for maximum efficiency.
  • Fridge is adequate but we wish that it was a little larger (owner's set a portable, free standing freezer underneath the companionway steps -- does not convey)
  • Rig & Sails: 9.0/10
  • Sails in excellent condition and should have many years of life left.  Head sail is a top quality UK sail new in 2007.  The Seldon in-mast furling is easy to handle.
  • The colorful gennaker is a breeze to handle and really helps the boat
  • Rig is turn-key.


The owners have loved FRAULEIN, but like many boaters, are hooked and have decided to move up in size for more extensive cruising.  They just bought their new boat, so as you can imagine, they are ready to sell this one.


Located to the port of the hatch, the galley stretches from the main salon back towards the aft-cabin.  In the aft corner, there is a two-bowl stainless steel sink with a large storage compartment below.  Next to the sink is a stainless steel stove that can be covered for extra counter space as well as a microwave above the stove tucked securely into the open cabinetry.  Forward of the sink is useful counterspace and in the corner of the forward section of the counter is the top-loading lid of the Frigoboat refrigerator.  The galley offers offers two opening cabinets above the counter (one single and one double) as well as a standing row of drawers forward of the stove and extra storage to the starboard of the refrigerator.  This is truly a gourmet marine galley.  

  • Frigoboat 12V keel-cooled refrigerator, super efficient
  • 2-bowl stainless steel sink
  • SWEV 2-burner stove/oven
  • Emerson microwave
  • ample storage and teak cabinetry


FRAULEIN has a spacious walk-through head between the main salon and the aft cabin on the starboard side of the boat.  The shower area, forward of the head, is partitioned off and provides a bench as well as a chrome shower head/hose/control for easy and comfortable showering.  Aft of the partition is a Jabsco marine head.  Aft of the head is a stainless steel sink with dry storage below.  Extra cabinetry runs above and behind the sink and head.  Opening these lockers provides easy access to head hoses, water lines, shower lines, etc. 

  • Jabsco head
  • seperate shower area forward of head area with bench and chrome shower faucet/shower head
  • stainless steel sink with dry storage below
  • teak cabinets above sink and head
  • (2) mirrors
  • fiberglass floor
  • shower sump pump


FRAULEIN has an in-mast furling mainsail as well as all lines running aft to the cockpit for easy single-handed sailing.  She has a conventional rig with shrouds, double spreaders, a 7/8 fractional rig, a forestay and a backstay.

  • in-mast main, roller furling, 326 sq. ft. sail
  • 110% furling genoa, 467 sq. ft. sail (new in 2007)
  • Multi-colored cruising gennaker (1999)
  • (2) self-tailing Harken #44 primary winches, two speed
  • (2) self-tailing Harken #40 halyard winches, two speed
  • winch handles
  • cabin top line clutches
  • Seldon in mast furling
  • Seldon Rodkicker boom vang
  • Furlex 300X jib furler
  • self-leveling radar Raydome mounted on backstay with GPS antenna


FRAULEIN is equipped with a Raytheon RL70 Pathfinder radar and chart plotter at the edson pedistal along with a Sunto compass and Standard Horizon RAM mic VHF.  Starboard of the helm along the cockpit coaming are the Raytheon ST4000+ autopilot control head as well as a Raytheon ST60 speed instrument.  Raytheon ST60 wind and Raytheon ST60 depth instruments are on the port side cockpit coaming.  Down below, FRAULEIN offers the main Standard Horizon radio at the navigation station (along with the full-function RAM mic at the helm) as well as a Dual stereo and CD player with two West Marine speakers in the main salon.

  • Raymarine Pathfinder RL70 Radar chart plotter
  • Raydome self-leveling, 2kW
  • Raymarine ST4000+ Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 depth, wind & speed instruments
  • Standard Horizon VHF at nav  w/ RAM mic at helm
  • Dual stereo/CD with West Marine speakers in salon and cockpit
  • Toshiba 17" flatscreen television (located on aft wall at nav station)


 FRAULEIN's electrical system is very smartly laid out and has been expanded via a brand new panel at the nav station.  Between the batteries, the inverter, shore power and the Northern Lights genset, thinking about electricity while cruising this boat is now a thing of the past.  just plug in what you want to use and go.  

  • 120V system
  • 12V system
  • 2000-watt inverter (new in 2009)
  • Sinergex inverter panel (at nav)
  • (2) house 4D NAPA commercial marine batteries (350 hours total)
  • (1) Exide starting pattery
  • Island Time wifi extender (strengthens surrounding area wifi signals for access from the boat)
  • 20-amp battery charger
  • (2) 120V shore power systems (30 amp cables)
  • 12V and 120V metering at nav station


Volvo Perkins MD22L diesel engine with 1520 hours has been maticulously maintained by the current owners with regular maintenance, care and winterization.  Most yachts in this size range have a 30-35HP engine.  55HP allows FRAULEIN to cruise comfortably at over 7 knots, day in and day out.  The sail drive allows for quiet, vibration free and efficient motoring at all speeds. The owners also had a Northern Lights genset installed on FRAULEIN in 2011 for more comfortable cruising.  FRAULEIN also offers reverse-cycle AC and heat.

  • Volvo Perkins MD22L 55HP diesel engine (1520 hours)
  • Northern Lights 5.5kw generator w/ 552 hours (2011)
  • Cruisair 16,000 BTU reverse-cycle AC/Heat with SMX II control panel
  • Raycor fuel filters
  • 3-blade propellor
  • electric bilge pump


  • fiberglass side decks and coach roof
  • teak cockpit seating and sole
  • stainless steel bow pulpit and aft pulpit
  • deck exit gates to port and starboard
  • MOB Lifesling
  • bow anchor roller
  • 45# Delta Primary Anchor w/150' chain rode
  • 45# CQR Secondary Anchor w/150' rode
  • six deck cleats
  • self-draining anchor locker
  • large sail storage lockers aft
  • two stern rail seats
  • propane gas tank storage bin, self-draining
  • swim platform shower, both hot and cold
  • boarding ladder
  • deck vents
  • fixed aluminum and automotive glass dodger
  • manual bilge pump
  • navigation lights
  • electric windlass
  • deck light
  • six life jackets, flares, fire extinguishers


  • 5.5kW Northern Lights Generator w/ 552 hours (2011)
  • 2 Raycor fuel filters (1 for genset, 1 for engine)
  • Island Time wifi extender (2011)
  • Full cockpit enclosure with 4 zip-in screens (2011)
  • New windlass (2011)
  • New electronic panel and battery control switches (2009)
  • New interior upholstrey (2008)
  • New cockpit cushions (2008)
  • New 110% UK genoa (2007)
  • New gennaker (1999)
  • New 2000-watt inverter (2009)
  • HD TV (2010)

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.