Probably the cheapest flybridge cruiser that you can buy
Bayliner’s small-to-medium motor cruiser series extends from 22 to 33ft (6.7-10.1m) and is called the Ciera.
The Ciera 2858 is nominally a 28ft (8.5m) boat, although its moulded in bow platform takes the centreline length to 30ft 6in (9.3m).
The command bridge model is probably the smallest flybridge cruiser available.
There is a good reason for the sub-30ft hulls not having flybridges – the shorter the boat, the relatively greater becomes the effect of top hamper.
But the hull design and construction of the 2858 are sound enough to carry the extra weight.
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The 2858 is one of the most popular Cieras to be imported into the UK, and in its command bridge version is probably the cheapest flybridge cruiser that you can buy.
A 2001 model 2858 starts from £61,295 with petrol outdrive and including VAT; four or five-year-old models should fetch around £45,000.
Price as reviewed:
Displacement: 3.7 tonnes
Cabins: Four to sixth berths in forecabin and saloon; galley, toilet/shower
Fuel Capacity: 90gal (427lt)
Beam: 9ft 10in (2.77m)
Water Capacity: 27gal (123lt)
Air Draught: 3ft 6in (1.07m)
Length Overall: LOA: 32ft 8in (9.96m)
Engines: Single 310hp 7.4-litre petrol or 200hp 4.2-litre diesel outdrive
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