by Boat Advice

The Bayliner 190 DB is one of two new outboard powered deck Boat launches slated for 2014 for Bayliner. The 190DB signals an entirely new direction for the company with a completely new design incorporating functionality and creativity in segment that was once simply an open boat with lots of seating.

The 190 DB has been entirely created around customer feedback and research groups with the focus on implementing affordable and functional changes. Through those studies, Bayliner discovered that over 30% of the day boat market spends most of the day at the stern, so the focus has been on that area of the vessel.

The 190DB is rated for 10 person and features an L shaped seating configuration in the cockpit with a wide bow that carries the beam well forward to a large bow seating area. The large flat bow area is designed as a forward swim platform ahead of the bow seating, complete with three step ladder. It will also be suitable as a casting platform and the self draining compartments either side on center allow room for anchors and other bits and pieces.

At the stern, Bayliner have reconfigured the arrangement around the outboard and added an optional extra-long swim platform port and starboard. This creates a user friendly area at the stern often lacking in outboard powered deck boats. If you not only like to enjoy a day out with friends but like for more adrenalin based activities, the 190DB comes with optional Watersports Pack consisting of wakeboard tower, racks, integrated Bimini top with boot, swim platform extension, a colour choice of Black, Red and Blue (including deck gel stripe), hull side graphics and a stainless steel upgrade package.

Internally, Bayliner has designed much of this boat for comfort. There is a Porta Potti located on the port side under the lounge seating which comes with an optional change curtain for privacy when you add the Bimini top. Throughout, compartmentalized storage is located under the bow seats which include removable dividers that separate the compartments into three individual storage spaces and inside the helm console a 23L esky remains out of the way of passengers. Each console is separated by a massive 51cm width walk-through with the driver and passenger protected by console only windscreens or an optional full wrap-around walk-through design.

On the floor between the consoles sits a huge 1.95 m long storage area with a depth of 30.5 cm. The hatch is hinged from the front so it can be accessed from both sides and is held open by a gas assist strut. At the stern, there is a walkway to the rear swim platforms which includes a self draining wet storage area perfect for snorkels and fins.

Bayliner also did some work on the helm instrument panel and offer a functional and completely redesigned helm. Gauges are mounted on carbon fibre with the port gauge being a 3-in-1; speedometer, voltmeter and fuel gauge. A tachometer sits to its right with the trim gauge being centre of the panel. Bayliner have also made use of the space below the gauges with a small padded compartment perfect for phones and wallets.

The 190DB heralds a new era for Bayliner with an outboard powered day boat designed around functionality and usability. What sets this boat apart from the rest is the extended optional swim platforms either side of the outboard, comfortable seating and deep safe cockpit area making the 190DB one of the most inspired deck boat designs to date.


Length, 5.66m

Beam, 2.46m

Deadrise 17 degrees

Weight, 1379kg

Fuel, 132.5L