Bavaria Owners' Association Commodore
Welcome to the BOA website.
My name is Bob Clements, and I am the current Commodore of the BOA, it is my job to help you get the most from your membership.
My wife and I have owned our Bavaria 49 since 2003. She was originally based in the Caribbean under charter management, and we then sailed her back to the UK in 2011 where she has been based ever since. These days the boat has a relatively easy life, just noodling around the south coast and English Channel, but we’re beginning to hatch plans to run away back to the sun again as soon as the kids have left home!
As you probably already know, a lot of the BOA activities revolve around rallies (and other informal gatherings). These rallies are tremendous fun and are a great way to meet other like-minded people. If you haven’t attended a rally yet, please do come along to one and see what it’s all about. If your boat is overseas on not in the area where the rally is taking place, let me or one of the committee know, as we can usually find spare berths on boats that are going.
In addition to the rallies, please make use of the forum (a great source of help and information), and make sure you “like” the BOA Facebook page.
The BOA is entirely run by volunteers, so any time and help you can give is always greatly welcomed.
Even though the BOA has been going for quite a few years, one of our biggest challenges still seems to be that the majority of Bavaria owners still don’t know about us, so if you raft up next to one or bump into any in your boatyard or marina, please do tell them about the BOA and encourage them to join. The more members we have, the more events we can run, and the more clout we have with suppliers to get members discounts for you.
Have a great summer, and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.
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Membership is open to anyone who owns, charters or has an interest in the Bavaria range of yachts.