September 29th 2011.
By Lenny Rudow
By Lenny Rudow
Bayliner Discovery 192: Boat Test Notes
Lenny Rudow provides a detailed look at the Bayliner 192.
Watch the Bayliner Discovery 192 Video Boat Review
Overview: A small, inexpensive boat with a cuddy cabin.
- 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.
- Fiberglass hull; deck has fiberglass compartment liners molded in; stainless-steel hardware.
- Compartment hatches have gas-assist struts.
- 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.
- Hydraulic-assisted sterndrive steering is easy to handle.
- Wanders a bit at slow speed, like most small single-engine sterndrive boats.
- Cabin is surprisingly roomy for a 19-foot boat.
- Removable aft seats boost fishing abilities.
About the author:
- 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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