Bayliner 210 Classic First Boat — The Hull Truth — Boating and Fishing Forum

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Hello and thanks for having a great community here.

I have searched and read a bunch of threads regarding first boats and such.

Here is where I am at:

I grew up around small bay boats. Did a ton of crabbing and fishing, and just loved it. Fast forward 25 years and I am looking to get back into it.

I am looking for a decent boat for my wife and my two step sons (14 and 10) to go out on. We will mostly be cruising, skiing, tubing, etc. Some light fishing and crabbing. We will also probably scuba off the boat, but this will be minimal.

I def want to keep the boat at an easily trailerable size, as I live in NJ and there are a ton of interesting places to boat within a few hours of me (NJ Shore, Delaware river, Lake George, Greenwood Lake, etc) I relish the idea of going away on weekend jaunts to different places. I have a Hummer H3, so 5000lbs is about the max weight I can tow.

I have a hectic life, and have little to no desire to work on a boat, so I def want new with a warranty.

I make a decent living, but do not want to spend a ton of money on a new hobby. To me, a ton is anything north of $25K or so.

I read a magazine recently where they praised the Bayliner Bow Riders as great entry level machines. I feel the need for a cuddy, as I like to get out of the sun, as does one of my step sons. Also, it would be nice to be able to camp on the boat if we wanted to, so a cuddy seems to make sense. I went to my local (50 miles away!) Bayliner dealer and looked at a few of their cuddys.

I like the 210 Classic the most, as you get more move around space than the 212. The cabins are nearly identical. The 210 also comes with a nice 220 HP engine as its base engine, where the 212 comes with a 130 or so.

The dealer has an ’05 leftover. We spoke and have come to a price, out the door (tax, tags, trailer, everything) of a hair over $25K. ($25,100, I think). List on a new ’07 is $31K, plus tax, tags, etc (close to $33 or $34K when done)

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I know I can get larger used boat for the same money, but I really don’t want to deal with the hassle of used.

I also know that Bayliner has a bad rep, but the more I research the more it seems like these are the old bayliners. (this one comes with a lifetime hull and 2 year engine warranty)

I also realize that this is an entry level boat, and am OK with that.

With all my assumptions/opinions shown here, can anyone point me at another boat that fits the bill? I think I have made a decent decision (I know that it is not perfect, but few decisions are), but am always willing to listen to constructive advice.

As a side note, I plan on using the garmin 498 for GPS/Fish finding and a radio with DCS for emergency capability.

Thank you for any advice or comments.

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