Just Listed is this brilliant pre-loved Byliner 215, which is stored out of the water and in dry storage at Sydney Boat House. With only 30 hours on the engine, you’ll be happy to know there’s a lot of boat loving left to to be enjoyed by you and your friends and family. 

The Bayliner is an amazing option for first time boaters, or the budget conscious as you get a huge bang for buck in this model! 

Options on this model are as follows:-

Mercruiser 350 Mag- 30Hrs

Black Hull with White deckstripe and white hull bottom- never anti-fouled 

Cockpit and Bow Covers- Black

Bimini Shade with huge head height

Table with integrated drink holders for 4

Ski Tow at stern

Swim Ladder 

Skid Trailer Included

INDEPENDENT REVIEW: BAYLINER 215

Offering the most boat for buck in this shootout is the Bayliner 215 – a classic bowrider design and shape with the power to match its size. A fantastic larger version of the more compact and sportier models, it was clearly the biggest boat in our shootout.

Built in the US since 1957, Bayliner (part of the gigantic Brunswick stable) is the longest operating boatbuilder out of the four test boats. The company has often led the way in the design stakes and in this case the 215’s most impressive feature is the size and layout of the cockpit and seating arrangement. I should also mention that the curved, moulded floor lining is a nice improvement from models of years gone by.

Unique among the pack, the 215’s spacious forward design gives it a prouder bow that sports long stainless grabrails. This design delivers greater bow stability at rest while allowing the boat to accommodate nine people, making it perfect for large families or those wanting extra space for more comfortable lounging, socialising and dining.

I also really liked the fact that the back-to-back “sleeper seat” folds out to convert into a sunlounge. When the bimini is up, those on the lounge are protected from the sun – you can see yourself comfortably settled in, reading a book or flicking through a glossy mag after lunch.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Although the skipper’s bucket-style seat was great to sit in, and the design created more floor space, a second sleeper seat is worth considering. 

The dash bulkhead compartments are certainly large enough and they’re accessed by removing hinged cushions at the rear of the bow lounge.

There’s also space to stash more items in the glovebox which Bayliner says can double up an Esky-come-icebox fitted with a drain. There is more space still under the rear seats either side of the inboard hatch.

It’s also worth mentioning that the cushioned seats can be removed and inserted higher up to create the sunlounge across the transom. Clip-in carpet as fitted is on the money if you like your creature comforts.

Bayliner’s classic hull design, incorporating strakes and a substantial reverse chine, delivers a dry ride with the sheets of water deflected downwards. Another noticeable feature that I liked was a full-height windscreen offering great vision regardless of whether I was bolstered up or fully seated. Its plastic and alloy support struts were ample support for the large three-piece windscreen too.

Standing out on the boarding platform and looking forward I noticed that the size of the boat is not only internalized – there’s plenty of space to relax and dangle your feet over the edge at rest. There’s even a drinkholder mounted on both sides to keep your cool beverage from spilling, a practical design consideration indeed and one that’s typical of the attention to detail that goes into these boats.

As it’s a larger boat it comes with a higher platform that could make it potentially a little harder for less athletic crew members to get out of the water. For this reason Bayliner has provided a neat telescopic boarding ladder that is safely stowed under a hatch.

Quality of finish is evident in the durable gelcoat, smooth shiny surfaces and sturdy stainless steel fittings. 

The gauges are excellent though, thanks in no small part to their low-glare backing, but again the moulded housing, switch panel and stereo face looked and felt a bit plasticy. There was also a bit of flex in the interior sidewalls which, while not a major issue, does imply a lighter build.

Overall, the Bayliner 215 is a big and friendly all-rounder with plenty of space for a big crew. It has enough power and speed to get up and go or tow, its large fuel tank allows for long-distance excursions, and it has a practical social layout. With all that space it’s a shame there isn’t a dedicated Esky built into the plan but I guess you can’t have everything.

 

3 rows that can seat 8 persons forward running

reclining driver’s couch with pantograph movement

driver’s couch with double position – sitting up and down

front peak for the anchor with the side opening door

back peak with the mooring accessories

front sunbathing bed convertible into a double bed with extensions as an optional that includes dunnages and pillows, the middle dunnage with a stainless steel leg can be used as a table

160 x 195 back sunbathing bed (with back rests in the horizontal

position)

wide back peak

wide front peak

two-seater console with hydraulic wheelhouse, stainless steel rudder, 2 internal compartments with door and one peak under the front seat

reticular polypropylene fuel tank (about 160 litres) according to standards located under the walk floor

foldaway stainless steel ascent ramp and VTR bridge

4 stainless steel bollards

perimetric double millpond

anchor-winch nose

5 stainless steel (4 eyebolts for hangers)

inflating device, a pair

Buy For $48 990
Included Taxes & Checkup
Year 2011
Condition Used
In-Stock In-Stock
Length In Feet 20.6
Length In Metres 6.3m
Beam 2.4m
Draft .51m
Dry Weight 1381kg
Fuel Capacity 140l
Engine Mercruiser 350MAG MPI 300HP