3270 Explorer; 3270-3288 Motor Yacht
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The all-time best-selling boat in her class, the Bayliner 3288 Motor Yacht was introduced back in 1981 as the 3270 Explorer. She became the Bayliner 3270 Motor Yacht in 1985 and evolved into the 3288 Motor Yacht in 1989. First marketed (in an era of escalating fuel prices) as an efficient family cruiser, the original flybridge was updated and a radar arch became standard in 1985. The midcabin floorplan of the 3270/3288 remained essentially unchanged over the years aside from minor cosmetic updates. A lower helm was standard, the salon is very spacious with big wraparound cabin windows, and the private aft cabin extends beneath the elevated dinette in the salon. The cockpit is fitted with teak handrails, and the side decks are wide enough for easy access to the bow. The 3288s lightweight hull results in an extremely fuel-efficient package. The engine compartment, accessed via two cockpit hatches, is a tight fit. Early models with 110hp Hino diesels cruise at 12 knots, and later models with 150hp turbo Hinos cruise at 1617 knots. Twin 5.7L gas inboards cruise at 1618 knots. Over 3,000 are said to have been sold.