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Reviewing the Bayliner 285

A single-engine cruiser with sleeping quarters for six passengers.

ConceptBayliner 285 Performance data

  • Create the roomiest cruiser of its size, with the widest beam in its class.

  • Use extensive windows and ports to create an open feel belowdecks.

  • Use a single powerplant to reduce cost.


  • Fiberglass hull with Armorflex gelcoat and a Hydropel vinylester skin coat.

  • Full-length fiberglass box-grid foam-filled stringers.



  • Slow out of the hole by modern standards, but acceptable cruising and top-end speeds.

  • Excellent economy; you have to really push it to break a 20-gph fuel burn.


  • Handling can be tough with a single-screw boat of this size; luckily you can order it with an optional bow thruster.

Video Boat Review graphicBayliner 285 specifications

  • Fully-enclosed, walk-in midcabin provides more privacy than expected on a boat of this size.

  • Engine access is easy, 360-degrees.

  • Helm bolster is extremely comfortable.