Introducing Bayliner Boats' All-New 245 Cruiser: Where Great Weekends Begin

Super Versatile, Trailerable Pocket Cruiser is Bayliner's Most Affordable Model -Yet Packed With Amenities that Make Entertaining and On-Water Pastimes Fun and Carefree

Jan 20, 2010, 11:33 ET from Bayliner Boats

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayliner Boats, a brand of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today announced its all-new 245 Sunbridge Cruiser, re-configured for 2010 as the ultimate entry-level weekend getaway for cruising, watersports or dockside entertaining.  Featuring room for eight and a light-filled, open cabin, the 245 Cruiser allows water lovers to step into cruising by offering possibly the best value on the market.

Bayliner's 245 SB is designed for comfort, performance and ease of ownership.  As plush topside as it is below in its roomy and well-appointed cabin, the 245 SB benefits from Bayliner's exclusive beam forward design that puts livable space where it's needed most.  In the cockpit, the L-shaped seating area includes a SunChaiser™ lounger with fore-and-aft movable backrest so passengers can optimize their conversation or viewing space.  Cupholders near each seat make serving beverages easy as well.

Drivers will appreciate the power assisted rack-and-pinion steering that minimizes helm effort.  The glare-resistant instrument panel is completely waterproof, making hosedowns easy, while ample dash space is left for after-market electronics.

Powering the 245 SB is a 5.0L (220HP) MerCruiser Alpha I V-8 engine - more than enough for watersports like tubing or wakeboarding, yet economical to operate over a full weekend.  A retractable, three-step swim ladder with handrail offers convenient access to the integrated swim platform.

In the cabin, six-plus feet of headroom provides a rich sense of openness - a feeling only accented by the 245 SB's continuous side windows.  The galley includes a stainless steel wet sink and plenty of food and dinnerware storage; the forward dinette, capable of seating four comfortably, doubles as a V-berth at night.  The 245 SB also includes a private aft stateroom for two, enclosed head with sink and portable toilet or optional holding tank, and integrated below-deck AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers that is also satellite-ready and MP3 compatible.

"Bayliner's new 245 SB for 2010 is an excellent combination of versatility, simplicity and value," noted Jeff Behan, president of Bayliner Boats.  "Our goal was to create a top-quality cruiser that is easy to use and easy to maintain, yet also provides the functional amenities that support a wide variety of uses.  Whether your favorite pastime is dockside parties, overnight family excursions or simply experiencing the open water on a sunny afternoon - or all three - the Bayliner 245 SB makes it all possible."

Adding to its versatility, the 245 SB is suitable for trailering to wherever the roads and waters dictate.  Options include air conditioner/heater, dockside power (including dual-voltage refrigerator, alcohol electric stove, water heater, battery charger and transom shower), Sunbrella® cockpit or camper back covers, tandem-axle trailer, and two engine upgrades.

To learn more about the new Bayliner 245 SB, or to locate an authorized Bayliner dealer near you, visit www.bayliner.com.

About Bayliner:

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Bayliner is a leading manufacturer of attractively-priced runabouts, cuddy cabins, deckboats and cabin boats from 16 to 35 feet.  Through its comprehensive product offering and quality craftsmanship, Bayliner strives to make boating attainable and fun for everyone.  For more information, visit www.bayliner.com.  Bayliner is a brand of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).

About Brunswick:

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Benrock parts and accessories distributors; Arvor, Bayliner, Bermuda, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Ornvik, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Sealine, Triton, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables.  For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.

BAYLINER CONTACT:

Betsy Lazzara, VP/Brand Manager

Bayliner Boats

847-331-5539

betsy.lazzara@brunswick.com


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