Reviewed by Richard Crowder
Bayliner's 2010 brochure claims that its 175 is the best-selling boat ever built. That’s no small claim in the boat business and there are lots of reasons why, starting with affordability. This no-nonsense 175 Bowrider makes it very easy to get started into boating and onto the water with everything you basically need for family fun and enjoyment.
The 175 is the entry level of Bayliner's Bowrider series with a total of six models from seventeen to over twenty-three feet. Bayliner also offers a total of seventeen models in Ski N Fish, Deck Boat, Cuddy Cabin and its Cruiser series right up to over thirty-three feet in length.
Even though the smallest boat in its lineup, the 175 Bowrider features the same engineering and construction techniques as its bigger Bayliner sisters. This includes Bayliners Smooth Ride System™ (SRS), unitized construction, and cored fibreglass box beam stringer system. The traditional and standard interior layout features a three-position swivel helm bucket driver’s seat with a passenger back-to-back seat that converts to a full-length sleeper seat. The individual stern seats beside the motor box each raise to form a full-width sunpad lounge over the padded motor box. Facing bow lounge seats feature padded backrests to allow you to stretch out in comfort. Storage is provided under these bow seats as well as under the cockpit floor with room for fun water toys such as skis or a wakeboard.
Standard power on the 175 Bowrider is MerCruiser’s 135 HP, carbureted, 3.0L sterndrive. Power steering is optionally available as is the same engine with the same power but with multi-point fuel-injection. A single axle, swing-tongue trailer comes standard with the 175. Enhance your enjoyment of the 175 with the optional bimini top with storage boot, a bow well and cockpit cover, along with an MP3 player ready waterproof stereo AM/FM. And for more serious on-the-water fun, choose the optional wakeboard tower.
Bayliner's 175 Bowrider is ample proof of just how easy it can be for the whole family to be able to enjoy all of the pleasures that boating offers.
|Length:||17' 6"||5.33 m|
|Draft:||2' 10"||86.4 cm|
|Dry weight:||1847 lbs||838 kg|
|Fuel Capacity: (portable tank)||21 US gals||79.5 l|
|Engine / Drive:||MerCruiser 3.0L Alpha I Sterndrive|