This budget American manufacturer traces its roots back to 1955 when Jorin Edson went into boat selling existed producing plywood run abouts. The general rumour was that Mr Edson purchased the name Bayliner for $100 then transformed the company into its mass production of GRP craft. Bayliner produced both yachts and motor cruisers.
The manufacturer never set out to be at the top end of quality but focused very sensibly on "boats for the masses" which were built and priced accordingly.
The range of motor cruiser we generally see in the UK are in the 21ft to 32ft range. The planing design was primarily conceived hence the normal larger V8 petrol engines. These give fast distance cruising where economy is not such an issue. These planing hulls generally manage well at slow speeds and the design of these craft is always appealing, in short, great looking boats at great prices.
Many craft are sold through UK dealers but others are direct imports by owners.
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