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Bayliner 205 Bowrider
(w/ 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L)

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205 Bowrider
Bayliner 205 Bowrider Test Video

The Bayliner 205 was introduced for 2003 as a replacement for the 19 footer. Customers were looking for more length and room in the cockpit, so they added some inches in both directions and called it the Capri 205. Add her weight of about 3100 lbs and you have a nice sport boat that is pretty easy to tow behind the family vehicle and fits into the carport or garage.

Key Features

  • Standard V8 engine for excellent performance and fuel economy.
  • Wide 8'0" beam provides increased interior space, storage capacity and improved hull suspension.
  • Largest cockpit in its class.
  • Available with optional fiberglass cockpit liner.
  • CD player and tilt steering standard.
  • Bimini top with boot standard.


Bayliner 205 Bowrider Specifications
Length Overall 20' 1'' Dry Weight 3,100 lbs.
Beam 8' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 11'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 40 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity none
Deadrise/Transom 19 deg. Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance 3' 11'' 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 205 Bowrider Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
Tested Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L
Opt. Power

Bayliner 205 Bowrider Line Drawing


Bayliner 205 Bowrider Photo Gallery

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A Complete Package

The 205 has stylish hull graphics and generally gave you the impression she was made to play with ski toys and soak up rays. Her bow has ample seating for at least three adults with nicely padded cus

Quality Manufacturing

The helm is well appointed with a matching sun lounger chair. Instrumentation is arranged for good visibility and has a European look. The cockpit sole has a lift away cover for wake board and other

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Comfort and Style

Sit up at the bow for a breathtaking ride with an exhilarating view.

Attention to Detail

In the cockpit, the companion seat is a wider version of a sun lounger. The glove box has overboard drainage in case water seeps in and the stereo also is tucked inside the glove box.

Bayliner 205 Bowrider Captain's Report is archived.

Bayliner 205 Bowrider Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Bayliner 205 Bowrider is 50.2 mph (80.8 kph), burning 18.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 70.78 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Bayliner 205 Bowrider is 25.6 mph (41.2 kph), and the boat gets 3.91 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.66 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 141 miles (226.92 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Bayliner 205 Bowrider Standard and Optional Equipment
CD Stereo Standard
Trailer Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Bayliner 205 Bowrider Warranty

Bayliner 205 Bowrider 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 Structural Hull
Transferable Yes
Extendable Yes
Deck Warranty
Years Limited 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Engine Warranty
Years None
Powertrain Warranty
Years None
Accessories Warranty
Years Limited 1-Year Parts & Components
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification USCG Certified

Bayliner 205 Bowrider Price

Bayliner 205 Bowrider Price
Pricing Range $30,645.00
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 numbers for this model are archived.