Bayliner Cuddies

If you know your boat nomenclature, then you know that a bowrider whose open bow has been replaced with a deck is called a cuddy and for 2012 Bayliner is offer a range of four cuddies:

* The 192 Discover* The 652* The 702* The 802

192 Discovery

A 19-footer, the 192 Discovery is the smallest of the four that Bayliner is offering for 2012. With an 8-foot beam she is a stable craft and thanks to deep-Vee hull technology she can easily sleep two. There's also an optional portable head unit available.

The 192 features a self-bailing liner and you can enclose the cockpit in a full camper enclosure to keep unwanted guests like mosquitoes and other forms of airborne nightlife out of your sleeping quarters and your breakfast nook in the cockpit during the morning. It's a nice touch that includes an optional table for the cockpit.

At 2,500 pounds, she's not a lightweight, but she's not as heavy as some of the toher out there too that draw more than 3-feet fully loaded. She features 21 gallon of available fuel.

The 192 Discovery features a rod holders, oversized seats that can double as comfortable costs and you can equip it with the 12-volt trolling motor, if you plan to do lots of fishing from her.

There are five six-cylinder stern drive powerplants available.

The 652

If the model you want is really a cabin cruiser but the big boys are out of your league, the a model like the stern drive 652 is for you.

A cuddy, she will berth two and has head facilities. Entering the cabin is through the center panel in the windscreen that also serves as the hatch for the cabin. Once you are inside, you can lock the hatch for privacy.

That this Bayliner is intended to be more than just a 20-foot motorboat is evident from the deep-V hull packaging she uses and the 8-foot beam.

She only draws 3 feet of water and since there is no waveriding transom available, you will find your bridge clearance is about 5-feet which means that, unless you are going under a very low draw at a very high tide, you should be able to slip through to open water.

The cockpit features twin bucket seats at the helm with a flip-up bolster. This means you can line these up to serve as extra bedding if your guests don't mind roughing it. The cockpit also features a sink. The aft area features a walkthrough transom to the swim deck that also offers storage.

There are two engine choices available a three-liter six and a 4.3-liter V-8.

The 702