Bayliner Boats Brings Affordability Back to First-Time Boating

Whether for Watersports or Just Fun in the Sun, the 16-foot Bayliner 160 Outboard Is the Total Boating Package-Easy to Buy, Easy to Own and Easy to Enjoy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 10 — Bayliner Boats, a brand of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today announced its 160 OB bowrider, a re-invigoration of its entry-level boat offerings and the perfect way for individuals, couples or families to step into the exciting world of boating. Complete with everything a first-time boater could want and priced to fit any budget, the 160 OB outboard makes tubing, wakeboarding, intercoastal exploring or other water fun as easy as stepping into the summer sun.

The 16-foot 160 OB is the total package. Carrying an MSRP of just $11,500, the runabout features a 60-horsepower Mercury® four-stroke outboard. The comfortable, open cockpit benefits from Bayliner’s exclusive beam-forward design that maximizes passenger space, and offers easy access to both bow and transom. Driver controls are simple and convenient to operate, and performance is not only nimble, but also safe and reliable thanks to the 160 OB’s deep freeboard.

Finally, the Bayliner 160 OB includes a high-quality single-axle trailer that is not only designed for dependable launching and haulouts, but also can be pulled by the average car—an environmental plus. Select options, such as a bimini canvas top, waterproof stereo and ski tow pylon, give owners the ability to truly make the 160 OB their own.

“Bayliner has always been a brand that is friendly to first-time owners. With the 160 OB we’re once again offering a top-quality integrated package that puts sun lovers on the water more affordably than with any other leading boat manufacturer,” said Jeff Behan, President of Bayliner Boats. “There isn’t a better way to give a family uninterrupted time together, or for anyone to enjoy the pleasures of boating, than with the 160 OB.”

Bayliner’s 160 OB lets five individuals ride comfortably in its spacious cockpit with standard sport seating. The wraparound safety-glass windshield opens in the center, allowing access to the boat’s extra bow seating. Beverage holders and convenient under-seat storage add to the enjoyment, and the built-in transom platform and ladder makes water entry simple. At the helm, waterproof cockpit instruments are comfortable and easy to understand, even for novice operators.

Keeping the 160 OB pristine is just as simple, thanks to its low-maintenance fiberglass hull and carpeted cockpit. Upholstery is KidClean™ protected to resist stains. The 160 OB’s custom-matched trailer provides both effortless, worry free travel and year-round storage (an optional bow well/cockpit cover protects the 160 OB from any weather).

Additional upgrades include 90 HP Mercury OptiMax or four-stroke engines for boaters looking to take on more speed or to pull adult skiers. To learn more about the new Bayliner 160 OB, or to locate an authorized Bayliner dealer near you, visit

About Bayliner:

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Bayliner is a leading manufacturer of attractively-priced runabouts, cuddy cabins, deckboats and cabin boats from 16 to 35 feet. Through its comprehensive product offering and quality craftsmanship, Bayliner strives to make boating attainable and fun for everyone. For more information, visit Bayliner is a brand of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).