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S/V Cassiopeia For Sale

by Asailof2hearts

Boat currently in Mexico, Pacific mainland (Barra de Navidad or Puerto Vallarta)

S/V Cassiopeia is a 1997 Bavaria 46E (Exclusive), a classic performance cruiser. Built to German Lloyds GL-100 AF (ALL OCEAN) specifications when that was still a thing for boat builders. She is solid, with many features indicative of a boat ready for challenging conditions, e.g. the large deck cleats and wire used for the standing rigging.

She has a custom owner layout, with a large centerline stateroom master berth (approximately a California King size, new latex in June 2020, with covers) forward with its own head, and two queen-size berths aft with a common head with full shower. Never chartered, her original owner commissioned her for racing on Lake Constance in Germany. Hence, the control line layout where everything runs to the cockpit and the full complement of winches. (In the photos below, is the starboard aft cabin, the port side cabin is a mirror image–it currently has storage boxes  🙂  )

The straight-line galley is amidships with a top-loading frig, recessed compartment for the induction hotplate, and counter area for the Instant-Pot. Dual sinks with single handle faucet.

Beautiful salon and table, bench has underneath storage, table includes a beautiful inlayed cover hiding wine storage area. Seating for up to eight (8) adults.

All lights are LED for energy efficiency. Beautiful gooseneck reading light in one corner of salon and also lights the nav table.

The boat was built in Germany, therefore it has 230V wiring and outlets throughout powered by the inverter.

Price includes dinghy and outboard. (We have a Viking 4 person life raft, valise style (offshore), new June 2020 available separately)

You can read Cassie’s history here.

$150,000 USD

For further information, please contact us at asailof2hearts at gmail dot com.


  • solid fiberglass hull
  • LOA: 47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)
  • Beam: 14 ft 8 in (4.48 m)
  • LWL: 40 ft 0 in (14.2 m)
  • Maximum Draft: 6 ft 7 in (2.10 m)
  • Displacement: 25300 lbs
  • Ballast: 9680 lbs. Lead keel, non magnetic
  • Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
  • Fin keel
  • Spade rudder


  • Fractional sloop
  • Selden mast and boom – mast height 61 ft – deck stepped
  • Selden Rodkicker Size #3 (replaced internal spring/shock July 2020)
  • Furlex 400S  jib furler
  • Selden backstay adjuster
  • LED anchor light
  • All standing rigging new in 2015


  • 2 electric primaries, Harken ST56 (2 speed self tailing)
  • 2 cockpit secondaries, Harken ST48 (2 speed self tailing)
  • 2 roof top, Harken ST44 (2 speed self tailing)
  • 1 at the mast, Andersen 46ST (2 speed self tailing)


  • Ullman Sails
  • 120 Genoa (LP 6920/J 5820) (new 2015)
    J=18 ft 8 in (18.75 ft)  (5,820 mm)
    LP=22’10” (22.83 ft) (6960 mm)
    I = 59 ft (18,000 mm)
  • Fully adjustable jib sheet cars
  • Main (new 2015)
    P = 56 ft 4 in (17,150 mm)
    E = 16 ft 8 in  (5100 mm)
    fully battened
  • Selden roller sail track and cars on the mast
  • fully zippered stack pack with lazy jacks
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker with snuffer
  • All halyards and lines in good to great condition


  • 59 HP Volvo Penta MD22P-B (diesel)
    approximately 2,600 hrs
  • timing belt, belt tensioner, idler pulley replaced March 2018
  • New start battery AGM Group 31 105 Ahr – Feb 2018
  • raw water pump replaced – Aug 2019
  • starter motor replaced – April 2020
  • Volvo sail drive 120SE
  • Volvo 3 blade folding propellor
  • QL BP800 bow thruster (Volvo Penta)
  • Powered by 2 ea Optima Red Top 34-78 12V 800 CCA batteries (new Sept 2019)


  • Fresh Water Tanks: (153 Gallons)
    Forward tanks: 105 G/2×200 L
    Stern tank: 48 G/180 L bladder
  • Fuel Tank: (69 Gallons/262 L) stainless steel with Racor primary filter
  • Holding Tank: 15 gallon (plastic)

Ground tackle

  • Mantus 85 lb anchor with Mantus swivel and BR-2 anchor roller
  • 300 feet Acco Galvanized Hi Test, G-4 5/16 inch (new 2018)
  • Windlass: Anchorlift windlass Mako 1200 with controller
  • Stern anchor: Fortress G-37 18 lb

Electrical/Power System

  • Victron Multiplus 12/3000/120‐50‐ 230V Inverter/charger – June 2020
  • Sterling BB1260 Battery to Battery (B2B) charger, 12V‐ 12V, 60A – June 2020
    (powered by LiFePo house bank to charge the bow thruster bank and the start battery)
  • Victron Energy Centaur Charger 12/100 24/60
  • Lithionics 555 Ahr model GTX12V555A hr‐F2509‐DIN LiFePo4 Battery; and Li3‐OPE Never‐Die Dual‐Channel BMS module, 400A, Advanced Series V8 (purchased and installed through Ocean Planet Energy) – June 2020
  • Li3‐OPE Never‐Die SOC display – June 2020
  • Balmar XT-SF-170 high output alternator installed with pulley kit and serpentine belt
  • Balmar MC-614-H external regulator
  • All new cabling and fuses installed from engine compartment to house battery compartment


  • 2 each LG 395W rigid solar panels – November 2021
  • 2 each Victron 100/50 MPPT controllers – June 2020 and November 2021

Electronics and Instruments

  • B&G Halo20+ radar (new June 2020)
  • B&G Zeus3s 9 inch MFD (new September 2022)
  • Vesper XB8000 AIS with antenna splitter
  • IridiumGo with external antenna (1 spare SIM card)
  • Icom M506 VHF with handheld remote at the helm
  • Compass: Ritchie Helmsman HF-742
  • Raymarine depth, wind, boat speed are connected through a converter (0183 to Seatalkng) and plug-in to the NMEA2000 backbone that runs from the helm to the forward berth. All data is available over WiFi through the Vesper 8000 that connects to the onboard Netgear router.
  • Autopilot: Autohelm ST6000
  • Stereo – Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5UBT-S with Bluetooth receiver, USB inputs, speakers in salon and cockpit


  • ECHOTec Watermaker
    Model 260 – DML – 1 
    13 gal / hr (50 l / hr)
    38 amps 12V DC


  • Eberspaecher D5LC (Espar D5) (diesel) forced air – needs some ducting replaced
  • 6 gallon hot water heater (230 VDC or engine coolant circulation)

Safety Gear

  • EPIRB ACR Electronics 2744, RLB-35 Cat.2 GlobalFix Pro 406MHz
  • 3 fire extinguishers (galley, forward berth, cockpit locker)
  • Fire blanket (in galley)
  • Fireboy MA2 Automatic Discharge Clean Agent Extinguisher mounted in engine compartment


  • Jabsco model 29120-3000 (main head); model 29090-2000 (forward head)

Interior Equipment

  • Engel MD040F-U1 freezer (Oct 2021) – 12 VDC or 110 VAC
  • Dyson Vacuum
  • Instant Pot / Air Fryer (230V)
  • Induction Hot Plate (230V)
  • Knife Magnet
  • 7 Interior Fans
  • 3 Hatch shades

Cockpit and Deck Gear

  • Teak folding cockpit table with leafs
  • Lifesling
  • New 2022 Edson outboard motor mount
  • outboard motor lifting crane
  • 2 ea small (1 gallon) propane tanks
  • leather wrapped wheel
  • Swim step shower (hot and cold)
  • Deck wash (salt water)
  • 50 Amp shower power cord (75 feet) with SmartPlug connector on the boat side; various 30 Amp adapters included
  • Solid stainless steel tube rails from side gates to pushpit
  • Bimini frame and canvas (new February 2021)
  • bimini covers cockpit from rail to rail, and includes zip on shades
  • Dodger frame and canvas (Sunbrella) (new February 2021)
  • 6 ea 20 L diesel (yellow) jerry cans
  • Sunbrella jerry can covers (new February 2021)
  • Magma SUP rack
  • 6 HTM fenders
  • 2 round fenders
  • Large sail locker on foredeck behind the chain locker
  • lots of spare lines

Notable Spares

  • new water maker membrane
  • watermaker filters
  • water pumps
  • alternator and serpentine belts
  • raw water pump
  • starter motor
  • prop and saildrive zincs
  • oil and diesel filters
  • Fixed blade prop for sail drive
  • bolts for alternator adjusting arm
  • engine/saildrive oil
  • bow thruster oil
  • windlass remote control
  • spool of 1/4” Dyneema

Galley remodel (June 2021)

  • added insulation around frig and small 12V circulating fan inside compartment and 12V fan to help cool the compressor
  • new counter top

Major maintenance

December 2021

  • removed all existing seacocks and thru hulls
  • fiberglass filled 4 holes no longer used
  • replaced 10 thru hulls with Marelon Series 93 using Garolite G10 1/4” thick backing plates
  • sandblasted hull, keel, and rudder
  • repaired all noticeable blisters
  • 2 coats Seahawk Tuff Stuff primer barrier coat
  • 2 coats Seahawk Islands 44 blue ablative bottom paint
  • PropGlide on folding prop


  • 10 foot Walker Bay Superlight 310 SLRH Hypalon RIB (fiberglass bottom) (Aug 2016)
    with chaps (Jan 2021)
  • 2002 Yamaha 15 HP  2 stroke (model 15MSHA)
    manual start, standard shaft length
  • Beachmaster dinghy wheels
  • 2 ea 6 gallon gas cans


Here are some YouTube videos as well:

Video 1

Video 2


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