I have a '99 Bavaria 35E. I'm very happy with the performance and build quality. The shortcomings are only very few. By the mid 2000s the build quality (at least interiors) had changed quite a bit. I'm not concerned about the restructuring of the Bavaria Yacht Co. (it's not actually a bankruptcy). They'll restructure with new equity partners and a couple of the divisions are quite profitable. Those that know the build differences between Bavaria's and other production boats like Bene and Catalina will tell you these are a cut above. As a standard cruising boat, it's hard to beat.