Bayliner 175 BR Boat Test Notes
Detailed boat test notes from our video boat review of the Bayliner 175.
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Filming the Bayliner 175 on the Tennessee River
A small , inexpensive, but competent bowrider.
- Design a bowrider with more interior space than prior models.
- Provide lower cost than the competition.
- Fiberglass hull, gel-coated plywood deck, stainless-steel hinges.
- Sporty; we broke 42-mph.
- Though it’s louder than a four-stroke outboard, it’s not as loud as some similar stern-drive models.
- Takes waves well for its size.
- Wanders a bit at slow speeds.
- Narrow gunwales noticeably increase useable interior space.
- The swim platform is huge for this size boat.
- Net pockets in the inwales provide handy stowage.
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