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Bavaria 49
$189,000 USD
50ft 6in


Moorage Sublease available and possible at Shilshole Bay Marina (Seattle, WA) 

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Spacious and sailor friendly, the Bavaria 49 Footloose is a great example of a successful design from this well-regarded German boatbuilder. A four cabin, three head layout comfortably accommodates a large crew, with main salon and cockpit living spaces allowing everyone to spread out. With in-mast furling mainsail and furling headsail, she is easily handled by a shorthanded crew. Footloose has received many recent upgrades and is ready to go now.

This Bavaria 49 was a semi-custom build for a Norwegian owner who sailed his new boat to the Caribbean and then spent four seasons there. A buyer from the Pacific Northwest then purchased the vessel and lived on it for three years before having it loaded onto a Dockwise Yacht Transport ship to relocate it to Puget Sound. Since then, much effort, time and money has been spent going through every system onboard while enjoying trips north to the San Juan and Gulf islands, Desolation Sound, and then a three month dream excursion and adventure to Alaska.

After 50 years of being on sailboats, these lifelong boaters have decided to shift to powerboating to explore the Northwest in a different kind of vessel. Pick up where they left off with their hard work, and enjoy this extremely strong, very capable and well-sailing cruiser!

Name of vessel Footloose
Model Bavaria 49
Year 2003
Builder Bavaria Yachts
Designer J&J Design
Price $189,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 50
Beam (feet) 14' 6"
Draft (feet) 7' 6"
Displacement (pounds) 24200
Ballast (pounds) 8580
Engine model Volvo Penta TMD22
Engine horsepower 78
Engine hours 900
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 75
Water tank capacity (gallons) 75
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 60

Interior layout

The interior of Footloose is configured with four enclosed cabins and three heads, sleeping a total of seven (nine, if the forepeak cabin is used). Bulkheads and trim are in rich Mahogany which are offset by white overhead and ceilings. Large overhead hatches and opening portlights provide plenty of natural light.

The master stateroom is forward. There is a pullman style berth to port and a single bunk to starboard. Ample storage is available in numerous lockers. The head is forward and to port. The toilet faces inboard, with a counter stretching along the forward end of the space. Lockers are located outboard. A passageway leads forward to additional cabin in the forepeak that is currently configured as a storage area.

The spacious salon is aft. To port, a U-shaped settee surrounds a large fixed table. A additional settee on the inboard side of the table allows up to eight to be seated for a meal.

The galley is opposite to starboard. The U-shaped configuration gives plenty of counter space. A front loading refrigerator and top loading freezer provide ample cold storage space (a additional refrigerator unit is located in the forepeak cabin). The propane two burner stove/oven is protected by a stainless crash bar. Double stainless steel sinks are located at the aft end of the counter. A large top loading locker, doors below the sink and lockers above the counter provide storage space for dishes, pots, pans and pantry items.

The navigation station is aft of the galley on the starboard side of the salon. A large chart table gives good working space. AC and DC switch panels, battery monitor, VHF radio and GPS are close at hand.

Twin quarter cabins aft provide comfortable guest accommodations. Both cabins are configured with good storage space. Opening ports in the cabin side and into the cockpit provide ventilation. Heads with integral showers forward double as day use heads for other guests.

Galley equipment

  • Emerson ice maker
  • Magic Chef microwave
  • Eno propane two burner stove/oven
  • (2) 2-gallon steel propane tanks
  • Fire blanket
  • Front loading refrigerator at galley with Coolmatic 12v DC compressor
  • Top loading freezer with Isotherm BD50F keel cooled refrigeration compressor\


  • Electronics and Navigation
  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 12S touch screen radar/chartplotter (2020)
  • Raymarine radar antenna (2020)
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata, Wind, Multi displays
  • RaymarineST 6001+ autopilot
  • (2) RaymarineSmartcontroller wireless remotes
  • Raymarine Ray218E VHF radio
  • Garmin GPS128
  • Vesper AIS receiver/transceiver (2020)
  • McMurdo EPIRB (battery expires 3/2025)
  • (2) Plastimo binnacle compasses
  • Bullet wifi
  • Sony MEX BT2700 AM/FM/CD stereo receiver
  • (2) Pioneer stereo speakers
  • Miyota flat panel TV
  • Navigation lights, anchor light, tricolor light and spreader lights

Electrical Systems

  • 12v DC and 120v AC electrical systems
  • Bavaria 12v DC switch panel and Blue Sea Systems AC breaker panel
  • Smartplug30 amp shore power inlet
  • (2) 30 amp shore power cords
  • 12v outlets at salon, nav station and cockpit
  • 120v outlets throughout interior
  • (4) Dyno 6v wet cell house batteries (9/2016)
  • (4) Lifeline GPL 4CT 6v AGM house batteries
  • Platinum Prestige 0175P engine start battery
  • Blue Sea ACR
  • Renogy700 watt inverter
  • Xantrex Freedom HF1800 watt inverter/charger
  • VAH110 DC battery monitor
  • Air Breeze wind generator with Solar Boost 3024i regulator

Mechanical Systems

  • 2003 Volvo Penta TMD22 (78hp) diesel engine control panel with tachometer (900 hours since rebuild at 1200 hours)
  • Hurth direct drive transmission with Volvo shaft seal
  • 4 blade Max Prop feathering propeller
  • Racor 500FG primary fuel filter
  • Electronic engine throttle/shift controls
  • Auxiliary fuel and water gauges at cockpit
  • Presolite 90 amp alternator with Balmar ARS5 external regulator
  • Espar hydronic diesel heater
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • (2) Lewmar stainless destroyer wheels with leather covers
  • Katadyn PowerSurvivor 160E 12v DC 7 gallon/hour watermaker
  • Plastimo manual bilge pump
  • 1400 GPH electric bilge pump
  • Shurflo pressure water pump
  • 12 gallon water heater

Deck and Hull

Footloose’s hull is clean white with dark blue cove and boot stripes. The deck is white teak overlay. Her cap rail is teak. Her hull form carries the beam well aft but not to the extreme extent of the newer production boats. This is a shape that maximizes interior and cockpit space but is not so wide that it will compromise upwind performance. An Iverson’s Designs dodger and bimini protect the cockpit. A fixed table is located on the centerline, with the Raymarine multifunction display mounted on a rotating bracket at the aft end. The cockpit accommodates twin wheels, allowing good visibility while steering and the ability to have the walk-through transom, making for an easy path from swim step all the way to companionway. There is a good sized swim step which includes a fold down telescoping swim step ladder. A hot/cold stern shower is conveniently located at the transom. Two antenna masts support wind generator, radar and other antennas and outboard motor crane.

  • Maxwell (12V) horizontal anchor windlass
  • Quick wired windlass remote
  • 55lb Delta anchor with 300’ 5/8 HT chain and 100 3/4″ woven poly
  • Anchor snubber
  • Danforth secondary anchor with chain and rode
  • Anchor wash down
  • Swim ladder at stern
  • Hot/cold stern shower
  • Iverson’s Designs dodger and bimini with aft curtain (2017/2019)
  • Canvas covers for wheels and dodger windows
  • Washboards and doors for companionway

Sails and rigging

  • Selden two spreader anodized aluminum mast with in-mast mainsail furling
  • Selden anodized aluminum boom
  • Adjustable backstay
  • Selden Rodkicker rigid boom vang
  • Selden Furlex headsail furler
  • Selden bowsprit
  • Rutgerson mainsheet traveler
  • Aluminum spinnaker pole mounted on mast
  • Halyards: mainsail, boom topping lift, (2) spinnaker, genoa, pole lift
  • (2) Harken 48ST winches on cabin top
  • (2) Harken 56.2 primary winches on cockpit coaming
  • (2) Harken 44ST secondary winches on cockpit coaming
  • Winchrite cordless electric winch handle
  • Doyle dacron mainsail (2017)
  • Doyle 145% dacron genoa (2017)
  • Ballard Sails 3/4oz furling asymmetrical spinnaker (2019)

Safety and Miscellaneous

  • Lifesling MOB recovery system
  • (4) fire extinguishers
  • Magma propane BBQ
  • Outboard motor lift and mount
  • Cockpit cushions

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