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Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-)
(w/ 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L TKS)

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Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-)
Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-)
This boat brings to our mind Crocodile Dundee's famous line to a potential mugger with a mere switchblade: "...now this is a knife" as he pulls out a 15" near-machete. That's sort of the way we feel about Bayliner's 197 Deck Boat bowrider compared to some other bowriders we've seen. The builder says she will hold 10 people, and for one of the first times ever, we'd say the builder is being a little too modest. We think the 197 ought to be on the U.S. Marine Corps' "to buy" list for landing craft. And, as with most Bayliner boats, the best part is the bottom line.

Key Features

  • Helm console with stereo, tinted windshield and nearby cup holder
  • Port transom storage compartment accommodates watersports gear
  • Telescoping, hide-away boarding ladder in starboard bow
  • Storage areas, like the deep in-deck ski locker
  • Optional swim platform extension
  • Bow converts from a seating area to a queen-sized lounge with optional filler cushions
  • Durable snap-in carpet option

Specifications

Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) Specifications
Length Overall 18' 7''
5.66 m
Dry Weight 2,695 lbs.
1,222 kg w/ eng
Beam 8' 1''
2.46 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2' 8''
.81 m
Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 35 gal.
132.5 L
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity 10 gal.
37.8 L (optional)
Deadrise/Transom 17-deg. Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance 7' 0''
2.13 m
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser ECT 3.0L
Tested Power 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L TKS
Opt. Power 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser TKS 3.0L
1 x 190-hp MerCruiser TKS 4.3L

Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) is 39.1 mph (62.9 kph), burning 11.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 42.39 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) is 27.1 mph (43.6 kph), and the boat gets 4.88 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.07 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 154 miles (247.84 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L TKS.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Optional
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Shower Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) Warranty

Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Limited lifetime
Transferable Yes
Deck Warranty
Years Limited 5 year
Engine Warranty
Years 2 year limited

Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) Price

Bayliner 197 Deck Boat (2014-) Price
Pricing Range $28,365.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L TKS
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
800 3.3 2.8 0.4 8.1 7.1 256 223 412 5.30 1.51 3.46 68
1000 3.9 3.4 0.6 7.1 6.2 223 194 359 6.30 2.27 3.01 67
1500 5.7 5.0 1.1 5.2 4.5 163 142 262 9.20 4.16 2.20 69
2000 7.3 6.3 2.3 3.2 2.7 99 86 159 11.70 8.71 1.34 74
2500 10.5 9.1 4.1 2.6 2.2 81 71 130 16.90 15.52 1.10 81
3000 20.8 18.1 4.7 4.5 3.9 141 123 227 33.50 17.79 1.90 83
3500 27.1 23.6 5.6 4.9 4.3 154 134 248 43.60 21.20 2.07 83
4000 31.8 27.7 6.7 4.8 4.1 150 130 241 51.20 25.36 2.02 82
4500 35.8 31.1 8.6 4.2 3.6 131 114 211 57.60 32.55 1.77 84
4900 39.1 34.0 11.2 3.5 3.1 110 96 177 62.90 42.40 1.49 87

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L TKS
Time To Plane 3.5 sec.
0 to 30 11.5 sec.
Test Power 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L TKS
Transmission N/A
Ratio N/A
Props N/A
Load 2 person, 1/2 fuel, no water, 25 lbs of gear
Climate 80 deg.; 70% humid.; wind: 0 mph; seas; calm

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