This Bayliner 3055 has the twin Mercruiser 5.7L Bravo II outdrives, Lowrance GPS, Horizon VHF, compass, Sony sound system, windlass (new), trim tabs, SS grill, camper canvas.
Professionally maintained, outdrives serviced 2013.
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Bayliner's philosophy in designing an extra-wide 31-foot-6-inch cruiser was for it to be a stepping stone between the Ciera line of family cruisers and its Avanti line of larger sport cruisers that starts at 35 feet. Interestingly, Bayliner made the 3055 Ciera attractive not only to those desirous of stepping up to a larger boat, but also to those wishing to step down. For instance, if an Avanti owner feels his cruiser has become too much boat, he can step down in length to the 3055 Ciera, yet the roominess of its 11' wide-body design doesn't leave him feeling deprived.
And true to its mission, the boat does have a voluminous air to it when compared with many boats this length. Even the cabin entry is quite accommodating with its 2-foot width and large retractable top. Within the cabin you have 9-feet-5-inches of usable width (not counting side cabinets and shelves), which permits passengers to maneuver past each other without becoming unduly familiar in the process. The extra width allows the 6-foot-8-inch berth to run diagonally across the cabin rather than down the boat's center line. This permits the starboard C-lounge and dinette to run farther forward for added seating. The lounge also converts to a berth if you need added sleeping quarters. Across from it is a fully-equipped galley and an enclosed head and shower unit that offers 6 feet 2 inches of headroom and enough width (3'6") to accommodate ... Twinkie lovers. Overall length of the main cabin, from forepeak to mid-berth, is 14 feet 4 inches with a maximum headroom of 6 feet 6 inches.
The forward berth is large enough to accommodate overhead cabinetry as well as two auxiliary stereo speakers and a 110-volt electrical outlet. Both it and the mid-berth have privacy curtains and small hanging lockers. The mid-berth affords 6-foot-5-inches by 4-foot-6-inches of lounging comfort and has a built-in headboard with an additional 8-inch stowage bin behind it. Headroom, however, is limited to 3 feet 11 inches, which is still adequate unless you're an NBA center. A window opens to the cockpit for ventilation and natural light, and three 12-volt lights produce more than enough illumination at night.
Lighting, in fact, is something the 3055 Ciera has in abundance, which contributes to the cabin's sense of roominess. Many sunbridge cruisers I've been on have cave-like cabins that require the use of artificial light to see adequately on even sunny days. Bayliner believes the cave dwelling style is best left in the stone age, so it offers an open ambience by allowing a generous amount of natural light and fresh air to enter the cabin through three screened deck hatches, long side windows and a host of opening portholes with screens. And when night falls you're still not left in the dark because there are more electric spotlights overhead than a Hollywood movie set.Fat With Amenities
With a base price of only $71,295 for this twin engine boat, one might conclude that the standard equipment list is pretty sparse. But that's not the case; the 3055 Ciera comes well equipped. The standard galley package for instance, doesn't stop with a stainless-stell sink, pressurized hot and cold running water and a dual-burner Origo alcohol/electric stove, but also includes a 3.1 cubic-foot, dual-voltage Norcold refrigerator/freezer and a Samsung microwave oven.
The cockpit also sports some nice standard features. Behind the passenger's seat is an entertainment center that has a molded sink with a faucet and storage cabinet. It faces a comfortable sunken lounge area with reverse-J-shaped seating and a removable table, which makes it convenient for preparing lunches for alfresco dining. Another standard item is a huge 54-quart Igloo cooler that fits snugly into a niche under the lounge to keep it from sliding around. Bayliner opted for a carry-on cooler instead of a built-in unit, for convenience and flexibility — this way items can be transported on and off the boat without having to transfer them from one cooler to another, which is a feature I prefer when boating.
The lounge also comes with a filler cushion (optional on many boats but standard on the 3055 Ciera) that allows you to convert it to a huge 6-by-7-foot sunlounge during the day and a berth for star gazers at night.
Another good feature included in the base price is the fiberglass radar arch. It is prewired to simplify radar installation and also houses dual overhead lights and two stereo speakers. Mounted on its outer sides are stainless-steel grab rails to assist you in going forward to handle deck lines.
Other standard features include a transom shower conveniently located in a large stowage compartment built into the transom and accessible from the swim platform, an anchor roller, a Danforth 3-inch illuminated compass, driver's side windshield wiper, trim tabs, shorepower and a transferable five-year limited structural hull warranty.