Lake Forest, IL – Bayliner Boats introduces 28 feet of affordable luxury with the new, spacious 285 Cruiser, perfect for overnight trips, weekend excursions and designed to entertain the entire family. The new 285 Cruiser provides all the luxuries of owning a large boat, with the easy-to-maintain, built-to-last value customers expect from Bayliner.

“Given the strong success of the previous 285, our goal was to maintain the sought-after features responsible for its success, while updating the interior look of the cabin and overall usable space of the cockpit,” said Betsy Lazzara, Vice President and Brand Manager for Bayliner. “The improvements to this boat will without a doubt offer more comfort and versatility on-board.”

At 28 feet 7 inches, with an exceptionally wide beam of 9 feet 11 inches, the 285 Cruiser provides an impressive amount of functional space given its size and reasonable price point. With capacity for 10 and sleeping space for 6, family overnights or a weekend trip with friends will never feel cramped or crowded. Entertaining is easy on the 285, with unique features like the double-wide helm seat, allowing the captain to be included in the conversation, and the private aft cabin making it easy for two couples to enjoy an overnight trip.

Bayliner pays close attention to detail with cabin updates like the new maple wood interior and black countertops, giving the 285 Cruiser a sharp, modern feel.  The side windows and large overhead hatch let in so much natural sunshine; you’ll seldom need to turn on the lights.

The 285 Cruiser weighs approximately 8,056 pounds, holds 89 gallons of fuel and is powered by a standard issue 350 MAG Bravo III ECT Mercruiser – providing tremendous performance for the value – and the convenience of a single engine package.

With plenty of readily accessible storage space and stress-free upkeep, the 285 Cruiser makes owning a 28-foot boat easy.