The boat employs Bayliner’s category-leading BeamForward™ design, which carries the full beam further forward in the boat than has been traditionally done. The result is a roomier cabin when compared to more traditional, pointed bow designs. The cabin features a berth to sleep two, a large, overhead hatch, and a large window on each side to let in plenty of natural light. The cabin access door has molded in steps making foredeck access easy through the split, sport windshield.
In the cockpit, the boat features the same AftAdvantage™ design as its bowrider counterpart, which increases the aft seating area by carrying it back to the aft most point of the running surface, then adding the swim platform at the end of the running surface, as opposed to further forward. This keeps the swim platform separate from the usable interior space, rather than encroaching on it. The combined effect of these two design concepts creates a boat with the usable space of boats up to two feet longer.
The boat’s port seat features a three position backrest which allows forward seating, rear facing or full lounge options. There’s also storage beneath the port console, as well as a handy glove box. Moving aft, an L-shaped lounge has plenty of comfort and storage with a rear bench portion also featuring a self-draining wet storage compartment which can also be used as a cooler. The boat’s cockpit is also self-bailing, which keeps excess water off the deck and makes cleanup much easier. A spacious in-floor ski-locker is easy to access and store all your water sports gear.
“The VR5 Cuddy is designed to give boaters maximum space and value for their dollar in a compact overnighter,” said Alexis Flechier; Bayliner’s EMEA Sales and Portfolio Planning Director.
“Just step inside the cabin or cockpit and you’ll feel the difference in space immediately.”
The VR5 Cuddy comes standard with a Mercury® 115 HP 4-Stroke outboard. Optional power includes a 150 HP 4-Stroke outboard, a 3.0L, 135 HP sterndrive, or a 4.5L, 200 HP sterndrive.