Introducing “Athlon,” a 2001 Bayliner 5788, in excellent condition!
The 5788, Bayliner’s Top-of-the-Line Pilothouse Motor Yacht, has exceptional appeal to boaters seeking great build quality with an innovative design in a yacht that can be had at a very attractive price. The 5788’s success along with its Pilothouse siblings, the 5288 and the 4788, led Brunswick Corporation use these designs to start the Meridian Yacht line in 2003.
5788’s with their thick, strong hulls and low center of gravity provide a very comfortable ride whether it be at cruise or wide-open throttle. Powered by twin 610 hp MAN marine diesels, Athlon cruises between 8 to 15 knots and will run up to the mid-20’s when desired.
You’ll step onto Athlon via her large boarding platform and then enter the cockpit through either of the two transom doors. Molded steps lead to the Fly Bridge with access to the bow on both sides.Entering though the sliding glass door you’ll note the large L shaped couch and multi-level coffee table to the left. To the right is a wet bar with sink, icemaker and entertainment unit.
Forward is the large dinette across from the galley with two-tier solid surface countertop. The galley has a new Stainless Steel Frigidaire Refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Frigidaire Microwave, and a Creda oven, glass cooktop, and compactor. The twin stainless steel sinks complete the galley.
Forward is the pilothouse. A couch and table are behind the adjustable helm seat that faces upgraded Raymarine and Simrad electronics including two Radars, GPS, Chart Plotter, Depth, Auto Pilot, Video Cameras, and VHF Radio. Port and starboard doors make docking and anchoring easy.
The fully enclosed Fly Bridge is accessed from the Pilothouse. The owners recently replaced the enclosures and Bimini, and installed new custom seat covers. The rear enclosure has a door to access the grill, davit crane and side console Rendova 380 Tender powered by a 40 HP Yamaha.
Down a curved stairway from the Pilothouse is a landing in the companionway where an upgraded ASKO stacked full size washer and dryer sit behind a mirrored fixture.
Forward along the companionway is the third stateroom, VIP Stateroom, and shared head.
The VIP Stateroom has a centerline berth with storage below, dual hanging closets, twin hatches above and private entrance to the shared head.The head has a vanity with solid surface countertop, sink, mirror with storage behind, vacu-flush toilet, and separate shower enclosure.
The third stateroom has crossed bunk beds with storage cabinets making a great space for guests.
Athlon’s spacious full beam Master Suite has an island queen berth flanked by nightstands and cedar-lined hanging lockers with a bureau to the left and mirrored cabinets. Across from the bed is an entertainment center and vanity with mirror. The head has a vacu-flush toilet with a separate enclosed tub/shower combination.
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Cruising is enhanced by Athlon’s Village Marine Watermaker, Westerbeke Generator, Magnum MS 1024 4k/125 Inverter, Promax Charger and AGM Batteries. Entry to the Engine Room is in the cockpit via the hinged fly bridge stairs. Below you’ll find a clean, orderly Engine Room with easy access to all important parts and mechanicals. Records show continual professional maintenance to keep Athlon in ready-to-cruise condition throughout the year. The MAN Marine 610 HP Diesels are in excellent condition with under 1400 total hours, indicating an average of less than 75 hours use per year. Athlon is prepared to provide many years of enjoyable cruising and long-term owner satisfaction.
Comfort aboard the Bayliner 5788 Pilot House Motoryacht begins with its superior ride and handling. The hull's fine forefoot gracefully broadens to a hard-chine modified V-bottom to provide a smooth ride and sharp turns. Twin MAN diesel inboards deliver quiet, assured power and efficient all-day cruising. Exterior decks allow ease of movement and plentiful lounge seating while the spacious cockpit provides access to a large boarding platform aft. There is enough space for a tender up to eleven-feet in length. Its 800-gallon tankage brings distant cruise destinations within reach. The 5788's styling combines traditional ambiance and a dramatic contemporary line. Attention to detail and premium materials throughout - warm polished wood paneling and trim, solid-surface countertops, and wear-dated interior carpet complete an environment of luxury and lasting appeal. The main salon offers plenty of room for entertaining and has easy access to the pilot house. The lavishly appointed owner's stateroom ensures complete comfort. An entertainment cabinet and wet bar provide focus for social gatherings. The home-style electric galley offers full sized appliances and Avonite countertops. The main salon affords a sweeping view from the ergonomically designed L-lounge complete with high - low cocktail table and ottomans. The 5788 includes a fully-equipped pilot house, and the privacy of three separate and gracious staterooms. PROPULSION: Compact, powerful, and economical, MAN diesel engines assure top-class propulsion, are environmentally compatible, and offer the advantages of low-cost, large-scale series production. For over 100 years MAN has been linked with the development and advancement of the diesel engine. Together with MAN, Rudolf Diesel developed the most economical heat engine in the world. MAN has consistently remained at the forefront of virtually every refinement in high efficiency, low fuel consumption, high reliability, and long life. With an international network of MAN Marine Diesel Engine outlets, you are assured of expert service wherever you may go. BAYLINERS: Bayliner has built and delivered more boats in the 30-foot-plus range than most other builders combined; by building products whose superiority and value are clearly evident, and then by backing them up with unexcelled service and dealer professionalism. By virtue of size, Bayliner wields enormous purchasing power. Insisting on the finest materials and components, and receiving maximum volume discounts, enable them to avoid artificially high price tags. Combined with regional manufacturing centers, company-owned trucks, and a long list of advanced manufacturing technologies, you have truly superior value.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.