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2023 Bayliner M19 Review

Wondering what boat is the right one for you and your family? The 2023 Bayliner M19 is an excellent choice and offers a stable ride. The layout of the boat itself is very passenger friendly and the handling is supreme in every way. What makes this boat stand out in the lineup of all other boats is that it offers a financially friendly price point and is easy to store and tow.

The 2023 M19 is joining the M series from Bayliner. This newest option has an improved hull foundation and offers handling similar to that of an automobile, which makes it a great choice for first-time and new boaters.

Bayliner is a boat manufacturer that focuses on building up customer trust by manufacturing boats that are made with the best materials. The design team at Bayliner is made up of boaters themselves, so they know exactly what it is that other boaters are looking for when it comes to their vessel. Each boat is manufactured with plenty of storage space to ensure that your boat’s deck is never cluttered.

When it comes to your boat, Bayliner believes that it should meet your needs and expectations to ensure that you have the best boating experience possible. Bayliner states that they have won seven consecutive Customer Satisfaction Index awards from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

If you are looking for a boat that is easy to maintain, safe, family-friendly, and includes just what you want without the extra fluff, the 2023 Bayliner M19 may be the right choice for you.

Below, we will review the 2023 Bayliner M19 in-depth to give you a better idea of what to expect when it comes to the interior, accessories, engine, warranty, and pricing.

Interior and Accessories

The interior of the 2023 Bayliner M19 is sure to catch your attention with the beautiful seating. The stitching on the seats is perfect and brings the look of the interior together. At the bow cockpit, you will find plenty of seating. This area can hold up to five passengers or two passengers can stretch out and lounge to catch the sun’s rays. There is an optional table that can be added in right here making this area a social gathering for snacks and drinks. Should you want to sit rear-facing, a center bow cushion and backrest make it possible.

Unlike the other models in the M series from Bayliner, the M19 comes with a helm seat that is plush and includes a flip-up bolster. On the opposite side of the helm seat is a companion seat that is molded right into the deck helping to save space. You do have a removable backrest. If you need additional room, the filler cushion in the footwell can be dropped down to add a bench. You can also add in a filler aft and link the seat with the lounge in the rear.

There is a spacious aft lounge that is convertible. You can slide the backrests around to create sun pads or to change the seating around to accommodate you and your crew.

At the helm seat, there is an equipped dual acrylic windscreen and a full windshield that allows you to open it at the center. You will also find speakers and a waterproof stereo with AM/FM options and Bluetooth. The steering wheel is made from plastic, but despite that, it feels very solid and does not take away from the interior in any way.

While the M19 does not have a galley, it does include a total of nine cupholders and plenty of storage space to keep your coolers and drinks stowed away.

Engine

The 2023 Bayliner M19 comes standard with a 90HP EFI 4-stroke Mercury outboard engine. Mercury is known for making some of the best 4-stroke outboards available on the market. The engine itself is powerful and packs a bit of a punch, especially for those who are new to boating. Each engine is made to save on fuel and be as efficient as possible. Due to the construction and lighter weight of this engine, you will find that acceleration and planning on the water are better and faster than with larger and heavier engines.

The 90HP EFI 4-stroke Mercury engine comes with a total of 90 HP. It is a 4-cylinder engine and weighs around 359 pounds. The full throttle range is between 5,000 and 6,000 RPM.

Should you be looking for an engine that offers a bit more power, Bayliner does allow you to upgrade your engine. There are two upgrade options available as follows:

  • Mercury 115 HP 4-stroke EFI outboard engine (additional $1,225)
  • Mercury 115 HP Pro XS outboard engine (additional $1,940)

The M19 comes equipped with a hydraulic steering system that makes steering, handling, and moving around the water easy. The hydraulic steering system is both reliable and durable making it a desired option, especially for those who may be new to boating.

Pros

  • Lightweight design (easy to store and tow)
  • Premium interior
  • Affordable and low price point
  • Seats up to 9 people
  • Plenty of storage on board
  • Telescoping boarding ladder

Pricing and Specifications

The 2023 Bayliner M19 is a very affordable boat that is family friendly. Many people rave about the price point as the base MSRP for the M19 is $30,995. It is important to note that this is the starting price and the price of your M19 may vary depending on any optional features you choose.

The 2023 M19 does come in three options, which we will discuss below.

The first option is the standard option, which includes all of the features we discussed above. The standard model with nothing additional rings in at the $30,995 price point.

The second option is the MX package. This package includes a Bimini top with boot, snap-on bow well and cockpit cover, automatic bilge pump, stainless steel upgrade, cooler, ski tow pylon, and bow speakers. The MX model is an additional $1,990 to the base price.

The third option is the M Comfort package. This package includes an automatic bilge pump, Bimini top with boot, stainless steel upgrade, snap-on bow well and cockpit cover, ski tow pylon, table, cooler, bow filler cushion, 2 bow speakers, portside lounge seat, and bow block-off. The M Comfort package is an additional $2,040 to the base price.

2023 Bayliner M19 Specifications

  • Overall Length: 19 feet
  • Width: 7 feet 6 inches
  • Maximum People Capacity: 9
  • Max Horsepower: 115
  • Fuel Capacity: 18 gallons
  • Estimated Weight (with engine): 2,399 pounds

Warranty

Bayliner does provide a warranty with the purchase of a 2023 M19. The manufacturer does state that they have a very low claim rate, which speaks to how well-built their boats are.

Every Bayliner comes with a warranty. The M19 specifically comes with a lifetime limited transferable hull warranty, a five-year limited deck warranty, a two-year limited Mercury engine warranty, and a one-year parts and components warranty.

Final Thoughts

The 2023 Bayliner M19 is a great choice of boat, especially for those who are new to boating or those who just want to take the family out on the weekends. The M19 has an excellent price point and comes with a warranty too.

You will find that the M19 has quite a bit to offer given its size. If you are in the market for a new boat or you are looking for a boat that is easy to store and tow, the M19 is a good choice.

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