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Bayliner has had its share of popular boats over the years, and the 2850/2855 Ciera Sunbridge was certainly one of them. Introduced in 1983 as the 2850 Contessa Sunbridge (and becoming the 2855 Ciera Sunbridge in 1988 when the floorplan was updated), she was marketed as a budget-priced family cruiser with sleek styling, a wide beam, and a spacious midcabin layout. This is a roomy boat below for a 28-footer with good headroom thanks to her raised foredeck and elevated helm. Berths for six are provided together with a standup head compartment, decent counter space, and a full-size galley. The cockpit has plenty of lounge seating for guests and visibility from the helm position is excellent. When she became the Ciera Sunbridge in 1986 the deckhouse was redesigned and raised slightly, and the interior was completely rearranged with a U-shaped dinette to port replacing the previous dinette forward. Built on a lightweight hull, most were sold with a single 260hp Volvo sterndrive engine. Shell cruise easily at 18 knots and reach a top speed of 2627 knots. Note that several subsequent 2855 Ciera Sunbridge models were produced by Bayliner.