Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production)
(w/ 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L Alpha 1)


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The Bayliner 210 Classic is a stylish and versatile day boat which seats up to 9 people and can be used for a variety of water activities.

Key Features

  • Swim platform
  • Stereo
  • Stowage for skis and wakeboard
  • Full instrumentation
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Bimini top
  • Aft seats convert into sun lounger
  • Trailer

Specifications

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Specifications
Length Overall 20' 9'' Dry Weight 2,883 lbs.
Beam 8' 1'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2' 11'' (max) Fuel Cap 37 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 18 deg. Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance 4' 3''
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 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Engine options
Std. Power 1x220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L Alpha I
Tested Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L Alpha 1
Opt. Power

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Line Drawing

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Photo Gallery

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Impressive Performer

Bayliner’s 210 Classic is a basic boat designed with the uncomplicated goal of getting families out on the water in a very affordable boat.

Roomy Bow Area

Bayliner’s 210 Classic features contemporary looks and current fiberglass production techniques in a retro-design reflecting back to the uncomplicated way small boats were built 20 or more years ago.

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Comfortable Helm and Seating

The 210 is a boat that is equally friendly to the family, and the family budget.

Bring along all your friends for the day.

On the 210 Classic, however, the seats, engine box, and cockpit deck are all made from plywood, just like they would have been built twenty years ago.

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Stereo comes standard

The stereo allows you to crank up the tunes while cruising with family or friends.

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Captain's Report

Affordable and Uncomplicated Boating

Tested by Capt. Vince Daniello

A modern adaptation of the old Capri series of boats, Bayliner’s 210 Classic features contemporary looks and current fiberglass production techniques in a retro-design reflecting back to the uncomplicated way small boats were built 20 or more years ago. While this is a new design and state-of-the-art hull form, Bayliner did not include many of the features found on the latest production boats, such as an integral molded swim platform, transom walk-through, or custom-contoured cockpit seating. Instead the company went back through their archives looking for ways to build a simple, effective, and affordable entry-level runabout.

The Design

By returning to the simplicity of older boat designs Bayliner significantly decrease the price of the boat. With molded fiberglass construction every corner, curve, or indentation increases the complexities of tooling and producing each part. In the early days of fiberglass construction, boats were kept simple because of limitations of the materials and methods available. As the industry matured these limitations eased, allowing for more elaborate designs. But straight, uncomplicated parts are easier to make and are assembled more quickly; therefore simple boats are less expensive.

While the retro-design is less expensive there are other advantages as well. For example, not having a walk-through transom becomes a benefit when trying to keep a toddler inside the boat. Likewise, the aft seats can be raised to the top of the engine box to form a sunpad – something I remember from my parents’ boat – or they can be left out all together to help contain children. Realizing these advantages, Bayliner accentuated them with higher gunnels to provide a deep, safe cockpit, and a tall windshield to better block the wind and spray. The end result is a boat that is equally friendly to the family and the family budget.

The Construction

It is not just the design that dates back two or three decades; some of the construction is “retro” as well. Modern boats generally utilize a molded fiberglass cockpit deck which is glassed into the inside of the hull, and molded fiberglass parts for the engine cover and other removable components. On the 210 Classic, however, the seats, engine box, and cockpit deck are all made from plywood, just like they would have been built twenty years ago. Making and fitting a fiberglass deck is expensive, and with modern computer designs and a CNC router to cut the plywood I can see where this was a practical way to significantly decrease the price of the boat. I should point out that the hull and main deck are built using the same modern procedures as all other Bayliners. Everything made from wood is non-structural, and the plywood is pressure-treated to prevent rot.

Performance

Beside the cost saving, plywood has another advantage – it is lighter than fiberglass which directly affects the boat’s performance. Our test boat topped out at an impressive 49.8 miles-per-hour with a fairly low-tech, carbureted, 220 horsepower V-8. With the engine loafing along at 3500 RPM, we cruised at 37.2 miles-per-hour at an economical 3.8 miles-per-gallon, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the 210’s modern, lightweight hull design.

Bayliner’s 210 Classic is a basic boat designed with the uncomplicated goal of getting families out on the water in a very affordable boat.

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) is 49.8 mph (80.1 kph), burning 19.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 72.29 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) is 37.3 mph (60 kph), and the boat gets 3.80 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.62 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 127 miles (204.39 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0L Alpha 1.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Power Steering Standard
Trailer Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Warranty

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) 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
Link http://www.bayliner.com/runabout_warranty.asp
Deck Warranty
Years Limited 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.bayliner.com/runabout_warranty.asp
Engine Warranty
Years None
Link http://www.bayliner.com/runabout_warranty.asp
Powertrain Warranty
Years None
Link http://www.bayliner.com/runabout_warranty.asp
Accessories Warranty
Years Limited 1-Year Parts & Components
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification USCG Certified

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Price

Bayliner 210 Classic Bowrider (Not in Production) Price
Pricing Range $24,915.00
Price as Tested $24,915.00
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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