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OVERVIEW: This is a one owner boat that was brought to Florida from the West Coast. This very clean Bayliner 285 is fresh from just having installed a brand new base Mercruiser engine, new manifold/risers, and the drive was serviced. This owner is including some CG equipment, lines, decor, grill, fenders, and a portable AC/Heat unit due to not having factory air.
Bayliner’s 285 Cruiser is a dependable, affordable and deceivingly spacious home away from home, with a topside and cabin so roomy you will think you purchased a much longer boat. There are two major design contributors to the voluminous space aboard the 285. One is its beam, a very beamy boat. When you spread those extra inches of beam throughout the length and depth of a boat this size, the extra cubic volume it creates becomes very noticeable in extra shoulder room, storage space, isle width, berth size, etc. It just feels more roomy and less confined. The second contributor to real and perceived space on board is Bayliner’s “beam-forward” design which continues the widest part of the boat up toward the bow which also helps create a broader, more inviting foredeck for lounging. The new 285 is said to have the widest beam of any single-engine cruiser available.
Inside the cabin of this mid-cabin express cruiser, the feeling of roominess is further enhanced by ample headroom plus the use of several and large windows and ports allowing natural light inside and more opportunities to see outside. Hullside windows run the full length of each side of the salon/galley area, two opening, screened ports supply fresh air and light to the forward “V-berth” area, and a large overhead opening hatch provides the same benefits there.
She has large storage capabilities of its galley with cabinets, and a full complement of available amenities including microwave, refrigerator, stove, and sink with faucet. The convertible dinette opposite the galley with storage below will honestly seat four adults or alternatively, sleep two.
In the bow you will find the forward berth with a curtain that supplies visual privacy to this area. The molded fiberglass stand-up head on the starboard side aft of the dinette provides a vanity with sink and faucet, hot and cold pressure water, toilet, shower, a storage cabinet, and an opening, screened port. Perhaps the jewel of the 285 Cruiser’s interior is not only the size of the mid-berth but also its full-height closeable door, not curtain, for the ultimate in privacy in a boat this size. A hanging locker is within easy reach.
The Topside seating is maximized with an adjustable, large helm seat with flip-up bolster for the captain, a portside first mate seating doubles as a lounge or aft-facing cockpit seating, plus a fold-away transom bench seat. Between these latter two, opt for the huge cockpit table to feed or entertain all of your guests out here, or convert the whole area into a large topside dinette. With coolers within easy reach and your partying, fun and entertainment capabilities are endless.
The Helm is outfitted with windlass, remote control spotlight, Garmin GPS/Depth, and VHF.
OWNERS REMARKS: This boat has a brand new base Mercruiser engine installed in November 2019 with 1 year warranty, new Mercrusier manifolds, new Mercrusier risers, new Mercrusier fuel system, new starter and new batteries, professionally installed by certified Mercruiser. I am including alot of items in the sale like CG Equipment, lines, grill, as well as the portable AC Unit I use in the summer.
LOA 28'9" Beam 9'10" Weight 7241 lbs Draft 28" Fuel 102 gal Water 33 Gal Engine Mercruiser 350 MPI 300HP Bravo III Drive
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