2010 Bayliner 160 OB
Good things come in small packages
By Matt Spencer
They say good things come in small packages. Well, that holds true for the 2010 Bayliner 160 OB. My first impression of the 160 at the Miami International Boat Show was that it is a cool little boat and further inspection solidified this even more.
At 16 feet, 2 inches, this really IS a small boat, but less is more in this case. The folks at Bayliner did an impressive job of keeping things simple in the cockpit, taking full advantage of the 7-foot, 2-inch beam. The seating configuration is a full-width bench seat aft, two buckets, and lounge-style bow seating. It really feels like a much bigger boat from the inside.
Bayliner also did a great job of not cluttering up the cockpit with needless features that end up detracting from usable space. Some bowriders under 20 feet clutter cockpits, leaving you feeling cramped. This is not the case with the 160. But you’re not going to go without either. There are cup holders and grab handles where you need them and you can toss your gear under the front consoles or under the aft bench.