Bayliner Unveils New Pilothouse and Explorer Series Boats

These new models join the 2024 Trophy lineup.
Bayliner T25
Bayliner’s new T25 Pilothouse nicely making way. Courtesy Bayliner

Editor’s Note: Boating was granted special early access to these boats, and our Certified Tests will be published in the coming weeks.

Bayliner Boats, a Brunswick Corporation brand, today announced the addition of five new models to its award-winning Trophy lineup. Both the Pilothouse and Explorer series, originally part of the company’s European offering, will be making their North America debut under Bayliner’s flagship Trophy lineup.

“We are thrilled to officially introduce the widely successful Pilothouse and Explorer models to the North American market,” said Benoit Verley, President, Venture Group. “The preliminary feedback from consumers, dealers and partners has been incredibly positive, and we are confident these models will fill a gap in the cabin-style category and exceed the needs of our customers. We look forward to introducing more consumers throughout many of the 2024 boat shows, as well as seeing the models on the water for the 2024 boating season.”

Bayliner's T23 Pilothouse at sunset
Bayliner’s T23 Pilothouse allows walking around to the bow and back to the large cockpit. Courtesy Bayliner

Trophy T23 and T25 Pilothouse

New to the Bayliner North American fleet, the cabin-style Pilothouse is available in 23’ and 25’ are equipped with fishing-focused features and a design intended to spend a full day on the water enabling passengers to switch the vessel from day-to-night mode. Noteworthy standard fishing features, include a dedicated fishing station with livewell system and cutting board; a large fish locker with oxygenated water system and raw water washdown; high freeboards for optimal safety when fishing. Entertaining and comfort standard features, include a slightly asymmetrical cabin with full walkaround and three access sliding doors; spacious fishing cockpit that doubles as a dining area with aft and starboard flip seats; onboard hosting amenities, including a galley with sink, refrigerator, portable stove and sea toilet; ergonomic helm station with space for optional technology upgrades. Consumers can upgrade their models with premium, fishing and comfort packages.

T23 PilothouseT25 Pilothouse
Fuel Capacity:51 gal.86 gal.
Max Horsepower:225 hp300 hp
Max Capacity:7 persons9 persons
Bayliner T29EX running smoothly
The new Bayliner Explorer series of boats offer a roomier cabin than the pilothouse models. Courtesy Bayliner

Trophy T23, T25 and T29 Explorer

Providing a full range of 23’ to 29’, the Explorer series is designed to be the ultimate family-friendly model offering a full suite of standard amenities for comfort onboard. Noteworthy features, include a foredeck with opening hatch that can be converted to a large sun lounge; ergonomic helm with mounting space for a 9” GPS/Chart plotter; walkway to the bow area and a sliding cabin entry door; Versatile cockpit area suitable for cruising and dining or sunbathing with easy deployable sun lounge and water access; fully equipped galley with sink, recessed storage and optional stove and refrigerator; enclosed cabin with a fully equipped bathroom and sleeping quarters. Consumers can upgrade their models with premium technology and comfort features.

T23 ExplorerT25 ExplorerT29 Explorer
Fuel Capacity:53 gal.74 gal.126 gal.
Max Horsepower:225 hp300 hp450 hp
Max Capacity:9 persons11 personsYacht Certified
Bayliner T29EX running inshore
This T29EX model offers a door from the helm to a starboard side deck. Courtesy Bayliner

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All five models will make their boat show debut at the Seattle Boat Show, February 2-10, 2024. The model will be available for purchase across select locations within the Bayliner dealer network, and you can learn more about the models online by visiting,