Bayliner 175 BR Boat Test Notes

Detailed boat test notes from our video boat review of the Bayliner 175.

23rd August 2011.
By Lenny Rudow

Watch our Bayliner 175 Video Boat Review

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.Bayliner 175 performance data


  • 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.

Video Boat Review graphic

  • 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.

Bayliner 175 specifications

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About the author:

Lenny Rudow

Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including and With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including 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 who has won 28 BWI and OWAA writing awards.
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