condition: good length overall (LOA): 18 make/manufacturer: Bayliner model name/number: 175XT Bowrider propulsion type: power year manufactured: 2004
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Bayliner 175 XT Bowrider with factory fitted sports tower and trailer.
The Bayliner 175's are apparently the most popular boat in the world, and this boat has the popular 3.0l Mercruiser inboard engine (which I wanted for extra security in the boat park after a spate of outboard thefts on the south coast) and the Alpha one gen 2 stern drive. Being a newer engine this gives surprisingly better economy over boats just a few years older and I have not managed to empty the petrol tank in a weekend, which you will do with the older 3.0l and the 5.7's!
The boat can (apparently) take 7 people and seats 8, but we have not taken more than 6 on board, which left us with lots of power and planing at a good speed. The boat handles beautifully and is stable, pulls away and perfect for watersports with the (factory fitted) tower.
I had the engine pulled last year for a check over and fixed an oil leak, there are no issues that I am aware of other than caution on manifold (easy DIY replacement). The engine was properly winterised and the engine serviced with new oil and filter ready for the season, and actually hasn't been out this year and is still in the garage.
The cover has been recently refurbished and looks great, lots of maintenace including steering cables lubricated (just finishing this), new killcord, new horn. The trailer has been substantially refurbished, with a new: axle, brake hubs, brake cables, winch, hitch ram and U bolts.
Also included pair waterskis and 2/3/4 tow ropes, 2 fenders, warps, navy blue covers (front and back) and rough white overcover, anchor and chain. Honesty - blower not working after engine lift (hoping it's just a loose connection) also horn and speedo and it needs a new stereo! I'm hoping to have these fixed when I pull the boat out for photos next week.
I have owned and used this for 2 years and much loved, but the sailing boat is getting more use, and apparently two boats is too many (who knew!!?) and one has to go.
I got the boat out of storage this morning and after a quick clean (not even waxed) it's shining and looks amazing! Today I'm sorting the blower, fitting new U bolts on the trailer and giving it a polish.
I'm doing that " Do I really want to sell and have 3 more months fun and sell next year!?" but should really move this on, so have reduced to £7,250 to sell (before I change my mind!!)
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