KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 1, 2011 The dynamic So Worth It! lifestyle that comes with boating aboard a Bayliner is more attainable and rewarding that ever with the debut of the all-new 175 Bowrider, fully redesigned for 2012. Not only has the 175 been the top-selling Bayliner model for many years, it has also long been one of the most popular runabouts on the water. Following the host of updates for 2012, the 175 is once again poised to capture the imagination of the boating world.
The new 175 is built to suit a wide range of boaters, from families with young children to empty nesters who are just getting into the boating lifestyle, said Jeff Behan, president of Bayliner Boats. Lots of families may think a used boat is right for them, but with the 175 theyll discover they can get a new boat for a similar price.
Design, functionality and performance have all been improved, starting with the hull. It's sleeker and more aggressive than ever, yet maintains Bayliners signature Beam Forward Design: The widest part of the boat extends farther toward the bow, creating more passenger and storage space aboard. The new hull carves out a deeper and more roomy cockpit, as well, propelling the 175 even further ahead as one of the most spacious and storage-rich boats in its class. The deepened freeboard also ensures a safe ride for the entire crew, including small children and pets.
The super-stylish hull doesnt just lend the boat an attractive profile and more onboard space, it also delivers impressive performance. The standard 3.0-liter,
135-hp MerCruiser sterndrive engine launches the 175 without breaking a sweat. If you get your thrills from watersports, opt for the Flight Series Package, which adds a new, forward-sweeping wakeboard tower, integrated Bimini top, a massive extended swim platform (also available as an stand-along option) and aggressive Flight Series graphics. Factor in updated interior styling including new upholstery patterns, and the sporty 175 has the look of a competition ski boat.
Some of the most innovative functional improvements to the 175 affect storage. Bayliner designers sculpted a new motor box, which features high-capacity cleats on the front and top that allow for larger gearfrom multi-rider tubes to bulky coolersto be tied down with bungee cords. Two cords come standard. The convenient tie-downs will keep unwieldy stuff secured while underway. The motor box also designed with a flat, recessed surface to double as a table. Additionally, designers added more effective sound insulation to the interior of the motor box, ensuring a quieter and more comfortable on-water experience.
The smart storage solutions continue with the portside dashs lockable glove box, perfect for keeping valuables secure, and a massive ski locker under the floor. And as part of the new standard storage system that includes the motor box tie-downs, Bayliner offers a side storage system with cleats mounted under both gunnels.
In addition to the Flight Series Package (offered for the first time on the 175), an optional Fishing Package is available on the 175, which includes an eight-gallon aerated livewell, 12V MotorGuide® bow-mount wireless trolling motor with quick-release mount, a Garmin Echo 150 fishfinder, a non-skid bow casting platform and pedestal seat, and hullside rod storage.
2012 175 Bowrider Specifications
Length overall (LOA) 17'6" (5.33 m)
Beam 6'11" (2.11 m)
Approx weight w/std. engine 1,923 lbs (872 kg)
Fuel capacity 21 gal (79.5 L)
Std. engine (U.S.) 135 M MPI/A1 (3.0L) WPS ECT
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Bayliner is a leading global manufacturer of attractively-priced runabouts, cuddy cabins, deck boats and cruisers from 16 to 33 feet. Through its comprehensive product offering and quality craftsmanship, Bayliner strives to make boating attainable and fun for everyone worldwide. For more information, visit www.bayliner.com. Bayliner is a brand of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).