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Bayliner 32xx, 38xx, 45xx, etc model year differences 11 Dec 2007 03:02 #1

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This is from BOC member skwcrj who owns a 3270 in Gig Harbor, WA


I think in general the following applies to the 32xx line.

1981 - 1987 = 3270
1988 = 3218 (some late 87's and some early 89's were called 3218's)
1989 - 1995 = 3288

In general, all years 1981-1995 are pretty much the same hull. The differences were pretty much in the engine choices available and the cabinetry/ color schemes used. One thing that's interesting is that Bayliner seems to have used the same color scheme for all the Motoryachts of that year (eg. 1986-87 3270, 3870, and 4550 have the same exterior trim).

1981-1984 3270 models were called EXPLORERS.

Most boats of this year range came with gas motors (some version of the marinized V-6). There were a few that came with 90hp Nissan engines. The ones with Nissan engines are pretty much just trawlers. Maximum speed is around 10 kts and normal cruise is around 8 kts.

Unless the previous owner added one, there is no factory radar arch.

The flybridge seating is a little different than the later models. The flybridge helm is on the starboard side.

The cabinetry is a little different in the galley. These don't have an extra cabinet above the stove (86's and later have a built in microwave).

1985-86 3270 Motoyacht.

110 Hino's were the diesel option. Marinized Chevy 305's were the standard engine. In the PNW, more than 1/2 of these year boats have 110 Hinos. The rest of the country seem to have the 305 motors. The gas version is a 15-17 kt cruise boat (3200-3500 rpm) while getting around 0.80 nmpg at that speed. Top speed is around 21-23 kts. The 110 hinos seem to cruise around 10-12 kts. with much better fuel economy (around 2 nmpg) but top speed is much less (14 kts?).

Radar arch seem to be a factory option on the 85 models. You see about 1/2 without on Yachworld listings. The radar arch was standard on the 86's.

The microwave cabinet above the stove is still missing on the 85's but
standard on the 86's and on.

From 1985 and on, the flybridge helm is in the middle of the panel and there is an L-type seat on the starboard side.

1988 3218 Motoryacht. (Some late production 87's and early 89's are called 3218's)

135 Hino's were the diesel option with the small block 305 GM's (VP or US Marine) as the gas standard. Diesel boats outnumber gas boats in the PNW for this year.

1989-1995 = 3288 Motoryacht.

150 Hino's are the diesel option with US Marine (marinized Chrysler 305's) being the standard engine.

Interior color schemes with variations of the galley sink thru out the years but overall the same as the 1986's and up.

Tramson doors are standard in 1992 models and up. However, many older models have been modified with a transome door by the previous owners.

Conclusion:

They all have the same hull from 1981-1995 but the cabin appointments are different on the EXPLORERS. 1985 is kind of a transition year for the Motoryacht. 1986 and on are pretty much the same except for power plant options.

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My 47 is a bit unique and is right at one breakpoint in production. It is registered as 1996 model and the identification on the hull agrees. It is the last Bayliner built with Hinos and the teak bulkhead between the salon and the back deck. After that all the 47s have Cummins engines and aluminum back bulkheads. This was the third or fourth1996 boat manufactured. It also has a Furuno factory installed radar, but these installations are rare. I was told by Bayliner that they built a few boats with Furuno electronics when they were in the middle of negotiations with Raytheon at the time.

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1981-1986 32xx had the safety hand rails end just aft of the lower helm window. 1987 on ended at the end of the side walk.

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Look at the bridge beginning in 1985 vs prior years. You will see a noticable difference in the bill overhang and the overall shape. Beginning in 1985 the 32xx used the 28 contessa bridge (slightly modified)

arhodes;154193 wrote: good afternoon, for weeks now I have been trying to locacte a dealer or manufacture that sell's the fiberglass roof panel extension from my bridge over the back,wich is secured by two vertical suports fastened to the wood on the transom rail, does anyone no who makes these or where to look.
Thank's Al Rhodes, Clearwater beach ,fl 780-880-7246

RobertSchommer;94268 wrote: This is from BOC member skwcrj who owns a 3270 in Gig Harbor, WA




I think in general the following applies to the 32xx line.

1981 - 1987 = 3270
1988 = 3218 (some late 87's and some early 89's were called 3218's)
1989 - 1995 = 3288

In general, all years 1981-1995 are pretty much the same hull. The differences were pretty much in the engine choices available and the cabinetry/ color schemes used. One thing that's interesting is that Bayliner seems to have used the same color scheme for all the Motoryachts of that year (eg. 1986-87 3270, 3870, and 4550 have the same exterior trim).

1981-1984 3270 models were called EXPLORERS.

Most boats of this year range came with gas motors (some version of the marinized V-6). There were a few that came with 90hp Nissan engines. The ones with Nissan engines are pretty much just trawlers. Maximum speed is around 10 kts and normal cruise is around 8 kts.

Unless the previous owner added one, there is no factory radar arch.

The flybridge seating is a little different than the later models. The flybridge helm is on the starboard side.

The cabinetry is a little different in the galley. These don't have an extra cabinet above the stove (86's and later have a built in microwave).

1985-86 3270 Motoyacht.

110 Hino's were the diesel option. Marinized Chevy 305's were the standard engine. In the PNW, more than 1/2 of these year boats have 110 Hinos. The rest of the country seem to have the 305 motors. The gas version is a 15-17 kt cruise boat (3200-3500 rpm) while getting around 0.80 nmpg at that speed. Top speed is around 21-23 kts. The 110 hinos seem to cruise around 10-12 kts. with much better fuel economy (around 2 nmpg) but top speed is much less (14 kts?).

Radar arch seem to be a factory option on the 85 models. You see about 1/2 without on Yachworld listings. The radar arch was standard on the 86's.

The microwave cabinet above the stove is still missing on the 85's but
standard on the 86's and on.

From 1985 and on, the flybridge helm is in the middle of the panel and there is an L-type seat on the starboard side.

1988 3218 Motoryacht. (Some late production 87's and early 89's are called 3218's)

135 Hino's were the diesel option with the small block 305 GM's (VP or US Marine) as the gas standard. Diesel boats outnumber gas boats in the PNW for this year.

1989-1995 = 3288 Motoryacht.

150 Hino's are the diesel option with US Marine (marinized Chrysler 305's) being the standard engine.

Interior color schemes with variations of the galley sink thru out the years but overall the same as the 1986's and up.

Tramson doors are standard in 1992 models and up. However, many older models have been modified with a transome door by the previous owners.

Conclusion:

They all have the same hull from 1981-1995 but the cabin appointments are different on the EXPLORERS. 1985 is kind of a transition year for the Motoryacht. 1986 and on are pretty much the same except for power plant options.

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ILIKESKI - I mored your message here to it's own thread:
http://baylinerownersclub.org/forum/showthread.php?t=23358

I think it'll get responses that way.

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ourpacifier;109870 wrote: 1981-1986 32xx had the safety hand rails end just aft of the lower helm window. 1987 on ended at the end of the side walk.


My boat "Forget-Me-Knot" is a 3270 1986 but I believe there were some changes mid-year with the 86's. My safety rails come all the way to the end of the side walk and when I had a new venturi wind screen made by Middy Plastics they required my hull No. because there were also a long and short version, mine was the longer.

I've also repowered from the original Vovo 305's to 350's, but that is another whole story.

Steve

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Hey All, I just bought a 32foot that was advertised as a 1988 3288 but looking at the manuale with the boat it is for a 3270 havnt got the title transfer yet so i dont know what it will say the hull number ends in 88. this all seems to contrdict the info here?

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MikeM8560;381168 wrote: Hey All, I just bought a 32foot that was advertised as a 1988 3288 but looking at the manuale with the boat it is for a 3270 havnt got the title transfer yet so i dont know what it will say the hull number ends in 88. this all seems to contrdict the info here?

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MikeM8560;382063 wrote: :confused:


last 2 digits indicate the model year..

sooooo.. hull number ending in 88 = 1988 model year...

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Bayliner 32xx, 38xx, 45xx, etc model year differences 09 Jun 2010 01:16 #10

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another differance in model years worth noting...

my 1982 3270's rudder boxes are set on platforms in the engine bay and go thru the bottom of the hull

later years angle aft and go thru the transom, NOT the bottom of the hull like mine, not sure on when the change was made, but ive noted 3270's with exposed rudder boxes thru the transom like the 3218' and 3288'.. so im at a loss for when it was done

anyone have any insight?

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I have noticed the confusion about numbering models and sizes etc. I just bought a 2004 288CB (maybe I don't belong on this forum with you big guys, but anyway) and when I went to the Bayliner catalog look up site, I selected 2004 288 from the choices and the manual that came up is for the 2858. It looks to be the same boat from a year earlier. Also confusing is size, usually model number conveys something about the size, I assumed 28 something. But then when I rented my slip (32 foot) the marina asked me for something that shows size overall, here's where things got interesting. Bayliner list "LOA as 30' 71/2"" and "length rigged as 32'11""... the marina manager asked that obvious question, my response was ....... We both concluded that the LOA measure must be the boat without the swim platform or drive, but including the bow pulpit. Which I guess would make the "hull" about 28 foot. He agreed that he would "deal with" the other 11". So now, as I told the wife, when I go to marinas that charge nightly by the foot, I will not admit to almost 33'!! Just say, hey it's a 288, 28 feet 8 inches!!!

But when I sell it will be a 32 footer, to be sure!!!:cool

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Well, I didn't see anything about 38xx's...

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The hull number ending in 88 dictates the year of the boat, make sure it has an "EK" in the middle of the hull number.

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There seem to be conflicting opinions on what the 38XX designations mean. The explanation that makes the most sense, is that the last two digits designate the plant in which the boat was made.

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canoel wrote: There seem to be conflicting opinions on what the 38XX designations mean. The explanation that makes the most sense, is that the last two digits designate the plant in which the boat was made.

I was told by Bayliner that they built a few boats with Furuno electronics when they were in the middle of negotiations with Raytheon at the time.




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canoel wrote: There seem to be conflicting opinions on what the 38XX designations mean. The explanation that makes the most sense, is that the last two digits designate the plant in which the boat was made.


In 1988, Bayliner decided to go away from the 38XX they had been using and start using the year ie 1988, the 88 part to designate the year manufactured, ie 3888. This cauaed issues as soon boats built in 1988 were being called 89 models. Dealers revolted, so in years later than 88 they just kept 3888. You can always tell when and where the boat was made by looking at the VIN number stamped on the transom.
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I was wondering what the original pricing was when they were new for the 3288? Is there anywhere that has the copies of brochures just for interest!

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How have the Hino engines held up on the '85-'95 32xx boats? I want to pick up one of these in a couple of years when I retire and go back to SE AK and live aboard the boat Are they a suitable boat to go outside Addington.Bartalome or Sw coast of Amirality ....are the hulls layed out well?

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I tried to do some research on this forum before I posted my question, but found some variations in the answers.

We are looking at a Bayliner 4788 1997 for sale. The owner does not know whether the boat is balsa or foam cored. We don't want to purchase a boat with balsa coring -- we went through some very expensive and time consuming repairs to our old trawler. I read that the first six 1997 4788's were balsa cored. But, then, I also read that they were all foam cored in 1997. A surveyor told the broker that all the 1997's were all foam cored. I'm obviously confused.

In short, is there a non-destructive way to tell if the boat is balsa or foam cored? Thanks.

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Hello and welcome Deborah,

You will be better off starting a new post in the section rather than tacking on the database topics.

In 1994 the first 6 hulls (as best we know) had balsa core before the full shift to 'syntactic foam' core.
You will note that was the time of the full model change over from the 4588.
A well cared for boat with balsa core will serve you well and be perfectly fine as well.
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