Bayliner VR5 Cuddy 2023
2023 Bayliner VR5 Cuddy
With a smooth, stable hull, seating for eight people, the Bayliner VR5 Cuddy Cabin is set to impress family boaters
A practical two-berth overnighter called the VR5 Cuddy, built using the same “beam forward” 20-degree vee hull bottom that carries the wide beam right forward to the bow, the VR5 Cuddy Cabin is a terrific family entertainer and social sports boat.
This cleverly designed deep vee hull is notable for its squared-off bow, which has the maximum beam of the boat extended forward – well past amidships – to provide more storage, seating and living space up in the bow.
Low-profile cabin and deck structure, and yet there is a surprising amount of space in the forward cabin, which is accessed via a lockable sliding fibreglass door.
Stepping down into the cabin reveals a traditional vee berth layout with two 1.9m x 600mm wide berths, upholstered in a neutral beige/brown patterned cloth fabric.
There is ample sitting space with 900mm of headroom above each berth and a maximum of 1.3m between the cabin sole and the ceiling – upholstered with a soft-touch cream-coloured vinyl.
The two individual berths can reconfigure into a decent-sized double bed using an included infill board and the two back-rest cushions.
For stowing stuff there is a shallow locker under the cushion in the forepeak, and open side pocket storage for clothing, towels, life jackets, etc.
A chemical toilet is conveniently stowed in a space under the cabin entry step, where it slides forward for use. Sliding the cabin door closed ensures you have privacy.
A cabin ceiling hatch provides ventilation to the interior as well as access through to the foredeck easy reach anchor well.
Cushioned cabin roof sun-pad is to use the steps moulded into the outside of the cabin door and then step up through the centre-opening windscreen.
Rear cockpit, the cushioned, moulded seating area wraps around the transom in an L-shape, providing forward-facing seats at the stern – as well as the engine box sun pad, beneath which is the heart of the boat.
Storage lockers are beneath the port-side seats and a decent-sized, insulated cooler/ice box is under the transom lounge.
Cuddy cabin models are available on the two larger hull sizes, VR5 and VR6.
Outboard and sterndrive engine options available.
Length overall: 6.23m
Hull length: 5.6m
Deadrise: 20 degrees
Dry weight with std engine: 1520kg
Dry weight on trailer: 2100kg (est)
Maximum power: 250hp
Fuel capacity: 132L
Water tank capacity: 40L
Seating capacity: Eight
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