Boatbuilders/Restorers
  Boat Kits, Plans & Designers
  Books & Magazines
  Charters & Captain Services
  Marinas, Boatyards & Repairs
  Marine Supplies & Accessories
  New & Used Boat Dealers
  Other - Docks, Software, Etc.
  Sails, Oars & Paddles
  Schools & Instruction
       Boating Safety
       Sailing Instruction
       Boatbuilding & Trades

  Surveys, Insurance & Finance
  Towing, Transport & Hauling

  Site Map/Business Listings
  Contact Form

500 Internal Server Error

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, bythesea@pair.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.


Boat Reviews By Owners

1988 -- 24' 5" BAYLINER

Model: 2455/2450 Ciera

Cockpit: On deck, she has a single swivel captain’s chair and “L” shaped bench seating for 4-5 as well as an additional transom seating for 2-3 people. Cockpit sits 4 adults (+ helmsman) comfortably. Personally, I think she has a great layout and prefer it to the searay layout – that is, I prefer the single captain’s chair (my space) - I’m not blocked in, as you would be on a bench seat, and can easily see and talk to passengers on the L shaped bench seat – the layout brings everyone together rather than have them sit/stand behind you. Helm visibility is good but would prefer if helm pedestal moved up/down instead of being fixed - rake of windhield is servere but overall good visibility. There is a small storage locker below the bench seat and there is a table and pedestal for the cockpit and aft seating areas. She could use more storage above deck. Because of the teak coamed railings, she is not a great fishing boat, but I have and will contuinue to catch fish -rod holders were not standard equipment but can easily be mounted to rails or flush mounted. We have founfd her to be a great boat & very economical for picnics and extended family day trips.

Cabin: Down below, she has six-foot headroom and a fully enclosed stand up head w/ a toilet & macerator, sink and good storage. The galley has an ice box (some models have fridges), alcohol stove (some have alchol/electric), fresh water sink and under and upper counter storage. There is a small hanging closet and teak magazine rack and the v- berth (which has good storage underneath) converts into a double bed. There is also a very spacious queen size aft cabin – in total she sleeps 4-5 very comfortably (the L shaped bench in the cockpit offers an additional sleeping space). There is a forward "shelf" space perfect for storage or in our case a tv pedestal and an enclosed anchor locker. There are 2 tables and 2 pedestals - one for the v-berth and the other for the cockpit or the stern. The "L" seating in the cockpit can also double a single berth.

Construction: Aside from leaky windows (apparently common in these older boats, I think she is a well built vessel - for a soon to be 20 year old she handles well in rough seas and cuts through small chop w/ little bounce.

Handling: She has a nice deep hull and at approx 3,675 dry Lbs & w/ an 8ft beam is a smooth and stable cruiser. She planes out pretty quickly and the trim tabs really help to balance her out (starboard to port) while under way.

Engine Room: 5.7L rebuilt w/ OMC cobra (rebuilt) outdrive. Top end is just shy of 40mph (gps) - though w/ a little fine tuning and less weight I think I get her over 40mph. She will easily pull an inflatable (the kids just love that) & skier. For best fuel economy, she likes to cruise around 3200rpm (25mph). She has a 55 gallon fuel tank, a 13 gallon fresh water tank and a 13 gallon waste holding tank. I guesstimate that she burns 6/gph cruising, so she is pretty fuel efficient, but has muscle if and when you want it.

General Comments: For us, the 2455/2450 (according to bayliner,the same boat) has been the perfect starter boat - we have 3 kids (growing fast) & we primarily do extended day tips & a few overnights on the South Shore of Long Island. We have occasionaaly run her out through the inlet & into the ocean on calm days for fishing as well. I like that I can single hand the boat (added a windless) & if I were to go bigger, it would likely only be to a 2550 (for the added benefits of lightly larger beam, seperate dinnette & shower) - but then again the ease of use & economy (purchase, maintainence, storage & operation) of the 2455/2450 are hard to overlook.

Email Address: wzband@yahoo.com


Date Submitted: 2007-12-09

Return to List Of Boat Reviews

Boats For Sale | On-Line Forums | Happenings | Regional Sites | About By-The-Sea | Nautical Links | Home
We invite businesses to send press releases to be displayed on our Trade News page.