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
Fuel Cap 35 gal.
132.5 L
Deadrise/Transom 17-deg. Water Cap 10 gal.
37.8 L (optional)
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance 7' 0''
2.13 m
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.


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