Of all the boats vying for your hard-earned cash, entry-level bowriders have the toughest assignment. After all, these boats must accommodate a family-size crew, offer cavernous stowage, come with pulling power for all types of water toys, feature reliable power, measure around 18', and do it all at a bargain-basement price. Is it possible? Yes, but it's not easy. To find out which boat does it best, we tested five of the top contenders: Bayliner 175 Capri, Glastron SX 175, Rinker 180, Stingray 180LS, and Nitro 175 Sport built by Tracker. Offering lots of family-friendly features, which each does, is, of course, the easy part. The hard part is delivering the complete package for-drumroll please-our target price of $14,000 or less. We poked around their stringers and frames, analyzed their passenger layouts, and put them through their paces in an effort to see how they measure up dollar for dollar. Looking for the best bowrider bargain on the market? Read on.