Breaking It Down
Bayliner wrote the book on value runabouts two generations ago. Since then, its sub-20 models have gone through several components and design makeovers. The 195 hits a sweet spot that straddles the hard-to-balance line of affordability and quality. So, while there might not be a swarm of hatches with gas-assist struts, we weren’t alarmed by a bunch of lightweight plastic latches either. Reaching nearly 50 mph and falling onto plane in little more than three seconds with a 4.3-liter motor are positives we can live with.
The MP3 jack and head unit for the stereo system are tucked into the glove box to protect them from elements and thieves.
Gauges are incorporated into pods across the instrument panel, giving them a nice look and protecting them from glare.
The swim platform is long and wide — not typical of a 19-footer.
Some of the seat-pad and other storage hatches do not have hinges, making access a bit more cumbersome.
The big sun pad is a nice piece of real estate for those who use it, but for those who don’t, it just takes up space elsewhere — namely, in the cockpit.
LOA: 19' Beam: 7'11" Dry Weight: 3,020 lb. Max. Horsepower: 260 Fuel Capacity (gal.): 35 MSRP: $26,840 (w/ 4.3L MPI)
Engine: MerCruiser 4.3L MPI (220 hp) Load: (People) 345 lb., (Fuel) 18 gal. Top Speed: 49.2 mph @ 4,900 rpm Time to 30 MPH: 8.0 sec. Time to Plane: 3.3 sec.