Bayliner Discovery 192: Boat Test Notes

Lenny Rudow provides a detailed look at the Bayliner 192.

29th September 2011.
By Lenny Rudow

Watch the Bayliner Discovery 192 Video Boat Review

Overview: A small, inexpensive boat with a cuddy cabin.

Concept

  • Design a boat in the Discovery series—which is all about maximizing versatility and ability while minimizing maintenance and cost—and give it overnighting abilities.

Construction

  • Fiberglass hull; deck has fiberglass compartment liners molded in; stainless-steel hardware.
  • Compartment hatches have gas-assist struts.Bayliner Discovery 192 Performance data

Performance

  • Cruises around 30 mph, tops out close to 40.
  • Fast hole-shot for waterskiing and wakeboarding.
  • Great low-speed cruising economy; at 21.9 mph it gets 5.6 miles to the gallon.Bayliner Discovery 192 specifications

Handling

  • Hydraulic-assisted sterndrive steering is easy to handle.
  • Wanders a bit at slow speed, like most small single-engine sterndrive boats.Video Boat Review graphic

Features

  • Cabin is surprisingly roomy for a 19-foot boat.
  • Removable aft seats boost fishing abilities.

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Lenny Rudow

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Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including Boats.com and Yachtworld.com. 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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