Video: Bayliner 285 Cruiser Boat Review

Lenny Rudow from the Review team checked out this single-engine 28 footer that has sleeping quarters for six passengers.

Read Lenny’s Bayliner 285 Boat Test Notes


Is there such a thing as a single-engine cruiser that can accommodate half a dozen people for a weekend? That gets decent performance, and that costs less than $100,000?

Bayliner says their 285 fits the bill. To find out if we agree, we spent a few days on this one, on the Tennessee River.

Since cabin accommodations are really make or break on a cruising boat like this, let’s start down here first. Right over here we have a dinette that folds down into a berth for two. Stowage underneath. Up here there’s a nice size berth with a privacy curtain that can be pulled across. And over here there’s a full galley. Sink, microwave, one burner stove, a refrigerator, and there’s also a nice stowage area under here with a couple drawers.

To help us understand the concept behind the 285, we have Pat Blake here from Bayliner with us today.Pat, tell me, what’s the most important thing about this cabin?

Interview with Pat Blake, Bayliner Boats

Pat: Well Bayliner’s all about natural lighting. So many boats you get inside and you feel like you’re inside a cave. We have two big windows on the side, we have two big hatches up top, we have another large hatch up here behind us, a couple hull windows, and all that natural lighting comes in it creates just a tremendous feel of space.

Read the full transcript of the Bayliner 285 Cruiser: Video Boat Review

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