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Bayliner™ Boats introduces 28 feet of affordable luxury with the new, spacious 285 Cruiser, perfect for overnight trips, weekend excursions and designed to entertain the entire family. The new 285 provides all the luxuries of a large boat, with the easy-to-maintain, built-to-last value.
At 28 feet 7 inches, with an exceptionally wide beam of 9 feet 11 inches, the 285 provides an impressive amount of functional space, given its size and reasonable price point. With the capacity for 10 and sleeping space for six, family overnights or weekend trips with friends will never feel cramped or crowded. Entertaining is easy on the 285, with unique features like the double-wide helm seat, allowing the captain to be included in the conversation, and the private aft cabin making it easy for two couples to enjoy an overnight trip.
Bayliner pays close attention to detail, with cabin updates like the new maple wood interior and black countertops, giving the 285 Cruiser a sharp, modern feel. The side windows and large overhead hatch let in so much natural sunshine that you’ll seldom need to turn on the lights.
The 285 weighs approximately 8,056 pounds, holds 89 gallons of fuel and is powered by a standard issue 350 MAG Bravo III ECT MerCruiser—providing tremendous performance for the value—and the convenience of a single-engine package.
With plenty of readily accessible storage space and stress-free upkeep, the 285 Cruiser makes owning a 28-foot boat easy.
The trailerable 255 redeﬁnes boating freedom. With sleeping capacity for four, the 255 opens up on-the-water possibilities for extended cruises and overnight trips. There is an enclosed head with sink and shower, versatile cockpit seating and multipurpose galley that provide creature comforts for all your outings. The 255 cabin boasts unmatched versatility and more than six feet of headroom. Drop in the cockpit table to enjoy open-air meals above deck.
Add an optional ﬁ ller cushion, and with a few quick adjustments, the starboard cockpit becomes a full-length lounge area with headrest. There’s room for two to rest up after a day of fun on the water in the 255’s cozy mid-cabin berth. The forward dinette converts to a comfortable berth for two more. The galley offers a stove, sink, microwave and refrigerator.
The air conditioning/heating option is for 110V/60 hertz, 7,000 BTU. The reverse-cycle air conditioner unit has been engineered to provide the necessary BTUs to keep the cabin cool. The reverse-cycle design allows the unit to provide either cool or warm air for the cabin on-demand.
Additional options include a cockpit cover. This custom-ﬁtted, removable cover extends from the windshield aft to the transom, protecting the cockpit area from the elements. Another optional feature is a TV/DVD package with a 19-inch ﬂat-screen LCD. The swivel-mounted television includes a DVD player.
The 245 Cruiser is the ultimate entry-level weekend getaway for cruising, watersports or entertaining. Featuring room for eight and a light-ﬁlled cabin, the 245 is designed for comfort and performance and offers one of the best values on the market.
As plush topside as it is below in its roomy cabin, the 245 beneﬁts from Bayliner’s exclusive beam forward design that creates livable space. In the cockpit, the L-shaped seating area includes a SunChaiser™ lounger with a movable backrest. Cup holders are available near each seat.
The power-assisted steering minimizes helm effort. The glare-resistant instrument panel is completely waterproof, and there is ample dash space for electronics.
Powering the 245 Cruiser is a 5.0L (260 hp) MerCruiser Alpha I V-8 engine—more than enough for watersports, yet economical, too. A retractable three-step swim ladder with handrail offers convenient access to the swim platform.