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Bayliner 2550

2950 Avanti

Posted: November 1987 | Type: Express

Bayliner advances a sleek design

By: Gorans

It like Bayliner come up another thoroughbred add to stable: the Avanti Sunbridge.

Italian dictionary Avanti as in front or advanced, thatâ s apt description this new The racy arrow shaped oval portholes swept back arch combine give the a sleek that conjures dreams of speed runs Portofino or

And Avantiâ beauty isnâ only skin The boat good performance, with a deep-V hull

Seaâ s boat had 230 hp outdrives, which an option; standard boat with a 340 hp outdrive.

The engines are of three offered by the other being a kw generator an air unit. Otherwise, comes standard, is consistent Baylinerâ s of offering completely equipped ready to

Well, not Individual dealers the ground as customer vary from to area. dealer-supplied add-on freshwater cooling.

Avanti does equipped with radio, digital sounder, AM/FM stereo, complete swim platform a host other features.

to the is over low aft coaming or the swim and through cut-out in transom.

In cockpit stern there is fold-down bench over the hatch, and hatch itself an automatic to keep open in position â a boon any boatman has ever his head hands bonked a falling cover.

The engines area fit, but oil check maintenance should no problem. twin batteries to port, isolated for the engines the other running the refrigerator and on.

A point lf boat is bridge, with U-shaped passenger and matching providing a conversation center under way just hanging the hook. in and from around table is the battle in many arrangements.

Light gray with blue reflects the to help the seats getting too in the A canvas top with drop curtains see-through windshield also helps the bridge the elements.

the main of the is the station. When sat in swivel seat felt like was strapping into an with the age instrument curving in of me. are colored a visual system from to yellow red in diminishing sweep infinity. The single lever controls are the right.

problem I with the is that has no to add shift and controls for who prefer separate controls. the test controls were little stiff, finding neutral t always but minor should take of that.

10 foot, inch beam the new design makes a roomy down below, in the cabin by see-through cut-out the forward

The only offered in interior is gray, to consistent with s standardization. U-shaped dinette to starboard, a lounge for cozy at dinner

The galley, port, features deep stainless sink and alcohol/electric combination with two Galley cabinets storage spaces adequate, but refrigerator, located under the seat, is little on small side.

behind the at the of the is the with room vanity, sink marine toilet “ an on the cubbyhole found a lot boats this A shower is built the deck.

aft stateroom pleasant, nothing the coffin-like often associated associated with sunbridge configuration. was easy visualize relaxing on a afternoon, sitting the U-shaped that converts a double

Bayliner 2950

An open entry way unrestricted headroom inside the Stowage for board and filler was thought out, make the from lounge berth a

Then it time to the Avantiâ performance. Jeff the Bayliner manager for line, helped the boat into Seattleâ Lake Washington Canal. Tracking low speed the twin was good, little of wander sometimes with I/O

As we onto Lake Tomson explained the new hull design a deeper than the 28 foot that has Baylinerâ s for several The 29 Avanti has degree deadrise a 16 deadrise on older design.

opened up throttles as passed the that marked end of speed restriction, the Avanti smoothly up plane. It smooth throughout range of we put through, and to find natural groove anywhere between rpm and rpm.

Speed by Bayliner 3,000 rpm 26 mph, also turns too be most economical speed. I the entire The boat hold on at around rpm and begin to off at lower turns. still produced respectable 16

At wide throttle, the just keeps with no feel at We held top end to around rpm in of the engine and getting 37

Bayliner reports the boat out at than 40 The single 340 hp is obviously going to up with sizzling speed, the range 15 to mph at speed isnâ too shabby.

new hull was reflected the Avantiâ good handling Hard turns t produce spooky feeling; tighter the the more boat leaned it.

Visibility good through steeply raked By standing at the holding onto destroyer type I got sweeping view the sloping to about feet in of the â “ as good some flying designs.

I the boat some sizable and slammed into a trough, where finally managed produce a spray on bow. Otherwise ride was dry.

Heading back the slop, turned the over to to check the side and forward

The handrails a solid but are little low. foredeck and cabin top skid proof easy walking; forward hatch an alternative foredeck access the forward for those are timid working their along the rails. The windshield frame use a to help moving back forth from arch to

Overall, I pleased with built-in quality has managed its standardized The Avanti, its Italian and sun-country should be winner in price performance

Bayliner 2950
Bayliner 2950

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