by Boat Advice

The new Bayliner Element XL carries forward the tradition of the immensely popular Bayliner Element which included an all new design internally maximising space and convenience as well as externally with Bayliner’s unique M shaped hull.

The new Element XL adds an additional 2 feet to the original design creating even more entertaining space and maintains the safe attitudes that made the 16 foot Element so popular as an entry level option. In addition, in keeping with the models design ethos, the price has again been kept aimed towards the first time owner.

Internally, Bayliner has opted to continue with the inward facing opposed seating which keeps guests and owners in a positions where conversation is easy without moving around or swivelling around into uncomfortable positions on existing seats. This really creates a nice focus on entertaining whilst onboard.


The designers have opted to add the additional space behind the helm seat, which means the previous single person lounge/day bed area at the stern is now twice as wide and has creatively been turned into two inward facing double lounges, one on each side of the boat. The perfect place to hang out, eat lunch or simply relax.

Elsewhere in the boat the moulded in seats, storage under the bow cushions and easy to read helm gauge all remain as per the original 16 foot Element.

Importantly the Bayliner team worked hard on making sure that this new Element, while adding space and versatility to an already great package, also maintained the behavioural characteristics of the 16 foot predecessor. Flat stable turning and minimal bow life courtesy of the ‘M’ shaped hull were crucial to the success of the Element and remain so in the 18 foot XL.

The Bayliner Element boats are perfect for a range of owners from first time boaters all the way through to veteran owners and the elderly due to the simplicity of use, low maintenance and safe handling aspects. Even kids will find the boat simple to use and what better way to get the whole family hooked on boating.


Length, 18’2
Beam, 2.13m
Max hp, 115
Weight, 907kg