The Boats.com review team checked out Bayliner’s flagship runabout and found a family-friendly boat with good performance and features. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below.
Read Lenny’s Bayliner 235 BR Boat Test Notes
If you have kids, you have a reason to go swimming, wakeboarding, and waterskiing. Try to find a kid that doesn’t like that stuff—they don’t exist. Now one boat you’re probably going to run across when you’re shopping is the 235 BR from Bayliner, so we gave it a thorough review to find out if it’s the right boat for you.
Now with the 5 liter Merc, this boat rocks. We cruised at around 45 mph and check this out—top end, 54.5 mph. Yet throughout the powerband, we saw really good efficiencies. And even at top end we were getting about 3 mpg. But when you’re really ready to have fun, put a skier or a wakeboarder back there, and check out the hole shot.
Features and Construction
A boat like this, the main entertainment center is back here. Check this out. You’ve got a huge swim platform area, with a stereo remote right back here, waterproof, so you don’t even have to come all the way out of the water to change the stereo. You have two speakers back here, and on top of that, there’s even a cooler right inside the swim platform.
There’s a ton of comfy seating back here, and there’s storage underneath. Plus there’s a large stowage box right in the deck. Now it’s unlinered, that means you get some extra space, has a gas assist strut on the hatch, and beefy hinges.
Now you may think this door right here and this windshield close up for weather protection. What I’m saying is, put the kids up there, shut this down, now it’s time to party!
Read the full transcript of the Bayliner 235 BR Video Boat Review on Boats.com