VR4 BR from Bayliner, a small family model for first-time buyers

April 20, 2023
Posted by: eheijden

Bayliner presented the VR4, a 5.85 m bowrider, in both inboard and outboard versions, as a preview at Cannes and as a world premiere at the Grand Pavois in La Rochelle. A small open that takes the same concept as the VR5 and is intended for first-time users.

Bayliner continues to develop the VR range from the bottom up. After the launch of the VR5 and the VR6 in 2016, originally available in inboard version and since 2017 outboard version, the American manufacturer presents for the 2018 season the VR4 bowrider of 5.85 m. With this smaller model in the range, which follows the same concept as the VR5, Bayliner clearly targets boaters looking for their first unit.

“The VR4 replaces the 175 VR that was available with the Mercury 3L. When the engine manufacturer decided to stop this engine, the boat was also stopped.” explains Marianela, Bayliner’s marketing manager.

Bayliner VR4

There is therefore a large cockpit at the stern with a U-shaped bench seat and a cockpit table (optional). As an option, a rear sunbathing complement transforms the space into a comfortable place to relax. The backrest of the port bench is removable and allows either a cockpit bench and a co-pilot seat or a sunbathing bench facing the sea. The pilot seat to starboard, with foldable lower part, pivots to face the cockpit.

The large windscreen with central opening closes completely (with a door between the two cockpits) and protects the steering console well. The bowrider has a U-shaped seat and can be transformed into an integral sunbathing area. “On the VR5, we didn’t propose this element from the beginning, it was an option”, explains Marianela.

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