Location: Estepona Marina : Spain – (Paid up to end of year)
Flag: British (Registered part 1 with tonnage certificate)
Goodvibes is an extremely sturdy Bavaria 350 Sportline. She was built in Germany in 1992 and made her way to the UK then on to the Balearics where we bought her in Majorca in 2016 being the third owners.
This is a very well built boat with safety and strength evident throughout. She sports a lovely wood interior with well built cupboards and lockers.
Length: 11.15 m
Beam: 3.60 m
Draught: 1.65 m
Displacement: 5000 kgs
Type: deck-stepped 7/8 sloop
Keel: Deep fin
Engine: Volvo D1-30F, 3 cylinder, 30 horse power
Drive: Volvo 130S-B sail drive with a left-handed, three bladed folding propeller
Fuel tank: 146 litres (stainless steel)
Water tank: 217 litres (stainless steel)
As per 2016, equipped with:
- New Volvo Penta D1-30 and 130-s sail drive with folding prop – only 85 hours on the engine
- Hull cooled sea fridge (top loader)
- Symmetrical Spinnaker with sock and desk bag
- Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock and bag
- Recovered upholstery in saloon and V-berth (not aft cabins)
- Recently installed Quick windlass with handheld remote
- Stainless gimballed oven, grill and 2 ring cooker
- Teak imitation decking
- Head sale (Genoa on roller furler)
- Main sail – SLAB with 3 reefs (Reef 1 and 2 are single line reefing and can be reefed from cockpit, no going forward)
- Radio – Navman VHF7200
- Electrical system: 12v DC and 220v AC
- 3 powder fire extinguishers
- galley fire blanket
- 6 lifejackets + assorted tethers
- offshore flare packet (expired)
- Danbuoy – Auto inflate (new owner should check and change the co2 cartridge)
- horseshoe lifebuoy
- foghorn (Pump to refil)
- 4 man valise life raft (Needs service check)
- AVON Dingy and outboard 3.5 Mercury petrol engine
- Storm gib (old)
- Eberspächer forced air diesel heater
- 100 watt solar and Wind generator
- 6 inch touch screen (a series MFD)
- Black water holding tank (100 L) with macerator pump out.
When we bought her she was more or less cruising ready but we wanted her to be in tip top condition with the latest gear. We spent the first winter in Gibraltar living on her and upgrading her systems and gear with new navigation systems and sea talk NG network along with a bunch of new upgrades across the board.
Electronics and Navigation Gear
- New Autopilot – Raymarine EV-200 + helm display
- New Quantum Radar (Wifi to 7 inch Multi Function display – overlays charts)
- New 7 inch touch screen Multifunction display (moved the 6 inch display belowdeck as a mirror – can enter waypoints from the chart table and view position etc)
- i70-s Multi Display
- New i60 Wind instrument and helm display
- itc-5 converter for data from depth sounder
- New Nasa BM2 battery monitor
- New deep cycle marine batteries (3 x 180 AH) totalling 540 AH
- Raymarine AIS 650 Transceiver and Active Splitter
- Victron charge controller
- 600 watt pure sine wave Inverter and cable to plug into boat shore power (230 v to run laptops, charge phones etc)
- Upgraded network to Seatalk NG backbone (easy to add on new equipment)
- New standing rigging (installed by Sean the rigger in Gib, solid experienced guy)
- Replaced a number of the running rigging lines, anything that looked a little old (Halyards, topping lift etc).
- Replaced blocs and multiplier for back stay
- New oversized 20KG Rocna Anchor (sleep well with this set)
- 70 metres of new 8mm chain
- New plastic in spray hood (2020)
- New NIBRAL folding prop (2020)
- Magma gas barbecue
- 400 watt (4 x 100) solar panels
- New water heater/clarifier integrated with engine and heats up on shore power
- New sea toilet
- New fresh water pump
- New water plumbing pipes (completely replaced with flexible plastic push putting)
- New tap in galley
- Salt water tap (save water when washing up)
- Filter with window on heads salt water in (to catch and release fishies that swim up the heads inlet pipe)
- New starter battery
- McMurdo Smartfind EPIRB
- MOB1 Ocean Signal (Man Overboard Locator beacon integrated into life vest linked to Satnav onboard)
- Auto Electric bilge pump (Large) and a small electric one for pump out after cleaning
Let’s start at the front… Here we find a Quick horizontal electric windlass with a 20 kg Rocna anchor and 70 metres of galvanised 8mm chain. The oversized anchor and plenty of chain makes for a good nights sleep… Rocna sets really solid.
The headsail (Genoa) is fixed on a roller furling system. The furling line runs to the cockpit, which makes it easy to roll the sail in and out.
On the front deck there is a spinnaker halyard and a baby stay.
The mainsail rigging consists of 2 pairs of swept back spreaders and three shrouds on each side. Two reefing lines are single-line, the third one has to be tied down manually at the mast.
All other lines (spinnaker halyard, jib halyard, topping lift, kicker, outhaul and main halyard) also run to the cockpit which means that in theory you should very rarely have to go forward on deck to adjust the sails.
In the cockpit there are have two self-tailing winches (44) which are used mainly for the jib-sheets. A bit further back are 2 standard winches (40) which can be used for the spinnaker sheet etc.
The cockpit comes with ample seating space and a nice table that folds out. Under the seating area are large lockers which could be used for diving gear, the life-raft, petrol and diesel jerrycans, dinghy equipment etc. The steering wheel is rather large, but it can be taken off easily and stowed elsewhere in order to have more space to move around the cockpit.
On the steering wheel pedestal there is the Autohelm controller, a windmeter, a multifunction display with depth, engine information etc., a chart plotter and a compass.
The cockpit can be fully covered overhead thanks to a spray hood, the bimini and a sun-cover that can very easily be rolled out and in.
The arch that holds the bimini also contains 2 flexible 100 watt solar panels. On each side there is an additional fixed 100 watt solar panel that flips out for maximum sun.
Last but not least: the push-pit holds a Magma gas barbecue.
Inside there are 3 cabins: the forward master cabin (which is most suited as the primary bedroom) and two aft cabins. Together with the two settee berths in the saloon Goodvibes can theoretically sleep 8 people. That would be rather crowded though!
The heads (the bathroom) are accessible via a door in the saloon or a door in the master cabin.
The saloon feels very roomy. Both table ends can be folded down which gives more than enough space to walk up and down. With the ends put it place, the table turns into a very decent dining table of 120cm by 95 cm. Thanks to the 2m long settees you can accommodate quite a few guests indoors.
The hanging locker on starboard is set up for wet-gear and jackets. The port locker has been converted into a food storage cupboard and contains some shelves.
When entering below deck, the chart table is on the starboard side.
On the port side is the galley with a two burner gas stove with oven, a top loader fridge, a double sink and a saltwater tap (handy for rinsing off dishes in anchorages to save fresh water).