Watch the Bayliner 235 BR Video Boat Review

Overview: The flagship of Bayliner’s bowrider fleet.


  • Make a top-shelf bowrider with eye-opening performance, and price it below the competition.Bayliner 235 BR Performance data


  • Fiberglass-encapsulated stringers; marine-grade heavy-duty vinyl; integrated bow grabrails.


  • Hold on to your hat—this boat tops 54 mph.Bayliner 235 BR specifications


  • It has the beef to chop through choppy waters.

  • High-speed maneuvering is excellent; when a log suddenly popped up in front of us as we ran full-tilt, a twitch of the wheel was all it took to avoid it.Video Boat Review graphic


  • Removable sunpad cushions create a large aft tanning bed.

  • The same cushions allow easy transom and swim platform access.

  • Gull-wing style engine hatches on gas-assist struts allow for quick and easy access to the powerplant.

Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld,, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.