Watch the Bayliner 170 OB Video Boat Review

Reviewer Lenny Rudow checks the prop on the Bayliner 170 OB.

An outboard-powered bowrider in a class dominated by stern drives.

ConceptBayliner 170 OB Performance data

  • Design an outboard-powered bowrider with more interior space

  • Provide lower cost than stern-drive boats of the same size and nature


  • Fiberglass hull, gel-coated plywood deck, stainless-steel hinges


  • Quiet and clean while cruising, thanks to the four-stroke outboard

  • Lower cruise and top-end speeds than comparable stern-drive models

  • Great economy


  • Takes waves well for its size

  • Maneuverability as good or better than stern-drive models


  • A bowrider, with an outboard!

  • Tow pylon great for skiing or wakeboarding

  • Net pockets in the inwales provide handy stowage

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Bayliner 170 OB specifications