Bayliner 170 OB: Video Boat Review’s Video Boat Review team recently traveled to Tennessee to evaluate four Bayliners. Here’s their take on the Bayliner 170 OB, a bowrider powered by an outboard.


We’re here on the Tennessee River testing Bayliner’s 175 OB bowrider. Now this is a really interesting boat because years ago we saw bowriders that had outboard power, but they kinda died off.

Pat, why are they coming back?

Interview with Pat Blake, Bayliner Boats:

Pat: The cost of catalytic converters coming on the stern drive models now based on the EPA government regulations, the outboard is now a cost-effective means of competing against that. At Bayliner we’re gonna have a full line of stern drive and outboards so the consumer can make the choice.

Now on a boat like this, how much money do customers save by getting outboard power?

Pat: You can save about a thousand dollars over a catalyzed stern drive engine.

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