Watch the Bayliner Discovery 195 Video Boat Review

Overview: A small, inexpensive bowrider.


  • Design a bowrider that is extremely low-maintenance and low-cost, but has good features and construction.

  • Fit the Discovery series’ versatile nature.

Bayliner Discovery 192 performance data

  • Fiberglass hull; plywood deck coated with rubbery vinyl-textured nonskid; fiberglass-encapsulated stringers.


  • Faster than you’d guess – we broke 40-mph.

  • Uninsulated enginebox is on the loud side.

  • Great fuel economy: 5.5 miles to the gallon at 3500 RPM.


  • Takes waves well for its size.Video Boat Review graphic

Bayliner Discovery 192 specifications


  • Unusual deck liner is grippy, and offers rinse-it and leave-it ease of use.

  • Fishing package adds versatility.

  • 120-watt, satellite-ready radio comes standard!

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.