Originally Posted by Codger2
I agree! I've never owned one but here is something I've learned over the years. Those who bad mouth the Bayliner 4588 & 4788 have never cruised on one!
I used to be of that ilk. As I've stated countless times before...You doubters should take a ride on one.....you'll come away a changed person!
Yes, I have no illusions that the interior of my 4788 is of the same caliber as some other much more expensive boats. That said, there is always a bigger, or more expensive boat out there, the sky is the limit.
What the Bayliners offer is a seaworthy, reliable platform, with a nicely done interior, and the benefits brought on by the fact that there was a team of engineers designing every aspect of them.
After four years on our 4788, looking it over with a very descriminating eye, I have found very few design defects, or things that I would do differently if I were to re-do the design.
On this boat I am adding functionality things, not fixing issues that a good design team sould have caught pre-production.