2005 Bayliner 285 Cruiser

Betsy West Used Boat For Sale | ID# 6089508

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Howard Basnight


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Betsy West

28′ Bayliner 2005


Morehead City, NC


  • Length Overall: 29′ 6″
  • Beam: 9′ 10″
  • Maximum Draft: 3′ 1″
  • Dry Weight: 7,185 lb

Tank Capacities

  • Fuel: 102 gal
  • Water: 33 gal
  • Holding: 20 gal

Engine Information

  • (1) Inboard/Outboard unleaded
  • Mercruiser 350 Mag MPI @ 300|horsepower

General Description

Since the introduction of this model in 2000, the Bayliner 285 is known for their contemporary styling, roomy accommodations, and a very affordable price.  The Betsy – West is a 2005 model that has been lightly used – with approximately 100 hours on her 300 HP Mercruiser with Bravo 3 sterndrive. Tri-axle trailer included.


The Betsy-West is a 2005 Bayliner 285 Cruiser.  She spent her early life in freshwater and has only been in a saltwater environment the last few years.  The Betsy-West is a one owner boat and has been lightly used. Built on a solid fiberglass deep-V hull with a relatively wide beam, this model is known for their roomy and functional accommodations. The convertible dinette will seat four comfortably and there is a full galley, stand-up head, and generous storage throughout. Forward there is a huge V-berth with privacy curtain and the owner’s stateroom is aft (under helm deck) with an athwartship double berth with a privacy door. At the dock, enjoy air-conditioning and heat. A tri-axle trailer is included.


The 285 Bayliner Cruiser features a full beam swim platform that allows easy entry from a floating dock.  There is a transom door to starboard that hinges open to access the cockpit area. Truly a functional layout with lots of seating!

  • Full beam swim platform – non-skid surface
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder under swim platform – starboard side
  • Outside storage locker in transom
  • Grab rails (2) on transom – stainless steel
  • Flag staff holder on transom
  • Transom door – hinged to open inboard with slide bolt lock
  • Transom shower – hot and cold water
  • Non-skid cockpit deck – courtesy lights port and starboard
  • Engine access hatch – manual lift
  • Cockpit table – removable on pedestal
  • Radar arch overhead cockpit – 2 courtesy lights overhead
  • 2 stereo speakers in arch – port and starboard
  • Aft bench seat folds down
  • Bench seat to port, facing aft has storage locker below – with canvas cover
  • Bench seat above is part of forward looking seating – convertible backrest
  • Storage cabinet behind helm seat – to starboard

Helm Deck

The helm deck incorporates a non-skid finish.  The helm is to starboard and there is companion seating to port.  Access to the cabin is centerline.

  • Wide helm seat with backrest – seat cushion folds forward for leaning post
  • L-shaped companion seat to port – two drink holders in cushion
  • Built in steps to port – to allow access to bow deck – thru center opening windshield
  • Windshield with wiper on starboard side
  • Faris gauges
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Single lever Mercruiser control (throttle/gear) with trim switch for outdrive
  • Lanyard kill switch
  • Danforth compass
  • Navman Tracker 5500 GPS – with cover
  • Navman VHF 7100 – with cover
  • Remote at helm for stereo – Aquatronics
  • 12v outlet at helm
  • Windlass control
  • Bennett trim tab switch
  • Depth gauge

Cabin Overview

The entry to the cabin is centerline from the helm deck.  Entering the cabin, the Master stateroom entry is to port with the double berth under the helm deck. To port is a spacious galley and to starboard is a stand-up head (aft) and convertible dinette. Forward is a large V-berth. Truly a fantastic layout that is extremely functional.

  • Entry door is a bi-fold door with telescoping top that lifts – lockable with key
  • 3 steps down to cabin – top step hinges open – holds trash can
  • Carpet throughout cabin
  • Vinyl like headliner

Master Stateroom

The Master stateroom is an athwartship double berth that is under the helm deck. There is a privacy entry door to port as you reach the bottom step into the cabin. 

  • Double berth with headboard to port – storage shelf behind headboard
  • Decorative throw pillows
  • Privacy door – lockable
  • GFCI outlet
  • Storage cabinet to port as you enter – encompasses 120v panel
  • Portlight on port side
  • 2 overhead lights
  • Carpeted headliner
  • Porthole to helm deck – opens with screen and drape
  • Storage shelf at foot of berth


The galley is truly spacious and functional – located to port.

  • 3 cabinets under the galley counter
  • Stainless steel sink and faucet
  • Tappan microwave behind sink
  • Origo 4300E 2 burner stove with lid – denatured alcohol or electric
  • Sliding plexi door cabinet for storage
  • Storage shelf
  • Large portlight with valance and curtain
  • Opening hatch above galley with screen
  • 2 lights in headliner above galley
  • 12v Sea Dog outlet
  • 120v outlet
  • Aquatronics 12v stereo -AM/FM/CD
  • Seat forward of galley with storage locker behind seat with door


Entering the cabin, the stand-up head is immediately to starboard. There is a pull out nozzle at sink for showering.

  • Fiberglass sole with drain
  • Privacy door – lockable
  • Shower curtain
  • Portlight – opens
  • Overhead light
  • GFCI receptacle
  • Sink with pull out shower nozzle
  • Mirror – aft bulkhead above sink
  • Sliding plexi doors for storage cabinet – outboard
  • Jabsco toilet
  • Stainless steel grabrail


To starboard, forward of the head and across from the galley, is the spacious and functional dinette that will seat four.

  • Dinette converts to double berth
  • Storage under seating
  • Portlight with valance and drape
  • 2 overhead lights in headliner
  • Opening hatch with screen
  • Storage shelf outboard
  • Overhead storage aft
  • Norcold refrigerator beneath aft dinette seat – dual voltage
  • Safe-T-Alert CO2 alarm

Forward Berth

All the way forward, there is a large V-berth with a privacy curtain.

  • Large opening hatch overhead with screen
  • Two overhead lights
  • Portlights port and starboard – will open – with screens
  • Mirrored forward bulkhead
  • 2 stereo speakers in forward bulkhead
  • AC/Heat control panel at  base of berth – Marine Air System
  • Decorative pillows
  • Flat screen TV – swings to V-berth or galley area – Insignia
  • DVD player


The Betsy – West is powered by a single gas Mercruiser 350 Mag MPI – rated at 300 horsepower.  Sterndrive configuration with Bravo 3 outdrive. Owner indicates approximately 100 hours on the engine.

  • Bravo 3 outdrive features dual propellers – counter-rotating
  • 120v shore power system
  • Dual battery system
  • Automatic battery charger
  • 120v breaker panel – in Master stateroom
  • 12v panel under helm
  • Electric windlass
  • Air conditioning/heat system – shore power only

Miscellaneous Equipment
  • Bimini top with stainless steel frame
  • 4-sided enclosure – from windshield to radar arch to transom
  • Pressurized water system
  • Macerator discharge
  • Hot water heater
  • Cockpit carpet runners
  • 7,000 BTU Air conditioning/Heating system (shore power)
  • Storage cover – windshield to transom
  • Bilge pumps
  • Venture VBT-8600 Galvanized tri-axle trailer (never been in water)
  • Gas fill – starboard side aft
  • Water fill – starboard side amidship
  • Waste outlet – transom to starboard
  • Stern cleats – outboard
  • Bow cleats with chocks and cleats amidship
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Stainless steel anchor shute with Danforth style anchor
  • Starboard side windshield wiper
  • Spotlight at bow with cover – remote at helm
  • Mast light on arch, GPS antenna on arch top, VHF antenna 
  • Non-skid bow deck


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