Bayliner Ciera 8 Cruiser 2023
Available on backorder
2021 Bayliner Ciera 8
Bayliner’s flagship Ciera 8 is a fine family boat and weekend cruiser with a smooth riding hull and MerCruiser sterndrive performance
Base Model Pricing as per.
The Ciera 8 is one of two boats at the head of a refined 2021 Bayliner boat range. A single-level entertaining deck with reconfigurable seating areas, cockpit galley, and four-berth lower cabin.
And yet the centerpiece of this cockpit layout is the five-man dining area, which can be converted into a large, triangular sunbathing platform (or overnight camp bed) by simply swinging the hinged backrest of the aft bench over and down into the space where the table once perched. It’s certainly not the most ingenious piece of multi-purpose versatility ever built into a piece of deck furniture and the various gaps and hard bits generated by the seat top grab rails look distinctly uncomfortable to a man of my sinewy frame, but it remains an indisputably useful asset on a small family cruiser.
With a mini-galley (fridge, sink and stove) installed to port, you can use this navigator seat either as a compact, aft-facing lounger or a small, inward-facing two-man bench. However, if you don’t want the cockpit galley (and with a more generous one down below, you might well consider a second, alfresco station excessive), you can specify some extended port seating instead. Yet even with the cockpit galley in place, you still get convertible seating for up to nine people, so I would be inclined to keep it in place to avoid having to head below every time a shipmate wants a drink.
In terms of layout, the main berth in the V of the bow is separated from the guest cabin (which runs laterally below the helm) by means of a simple curtain. Beside that on the port side you get a standing galley and on the opposite flank, you get a separate heads compartment. While the materials don’t feel especially heavyweight or expensive, they remain moderately attractive and practical – and while the galley feels more like a freestanding, after-market, add-on section than a seamlessly integrated part of the boat, it is no less compact or efficient for that.
Bayliner Ciera 8: Specifications:
LOA: 8.15 m
Beam: 2.55 m
Weight: 3,100 kg
Fuel: 247 litres
Water: 76 litres
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