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Bayliner 197 SD (2012-)
(w/ 1 x 135-hp MerCruiser 3.0L TKS)

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197 SD (2012-)
Bayliner 197 SD (2012-) Test Video

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 a pulls out a 15" near-machete. That's sort of the way we feel about Bayliner's 197 SD deckboat 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.

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Bayliner 197 SD (2012-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Bayliner 197 SD (2012-) 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 SD (2012-) 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.
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Standard and Optional Equipment

Bayliner 197 SD (2012-) Standard and Optional Equipment
CD Stereo Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional Runners
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Shower Optional
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Bayliner 197 SD (2012-) Warranty

Bayliner 197 SD (2012-) Warranty Information
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Bayliner 197 SD (2012-) Price

Bayliner 197 SD (2012-) Price
Pricing Range $31,703.00
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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