Bayliner - Ciera 2858 Express CB
- Stock #089793 -
This vessel was SOLD on November 18.
Like new condition 1998 Bayliner Ciera 2858 Express Command Bridge with only 72 hours on rebuilt engine. Rare for this boat is a Westerbeke 5K generator, along with 16,000 BTU AC and wood floor. She has the galley with built in microwave, refrigerator, two burner stove, SS sink, water heater, sleeps 6, flybridge seating for 4, deluxe bath with shower, full electronics, CD, FM radio, surround sound, flat screen TV with antenna, fishfinder, GPS(2), full safety equipment, Magma grill, new oil, remote controlled spotlight, new Faria gauges, freshwater flush for motor, new bimini, and solid wood cabinets. Everything works perfectly!
She has a large aft cockpit and plenty of room below - this is the perfect entry-level cruiser for a couple, or can also serve a family looking for more space and the ability to overnight in comfort.
For a 28 foot boat, 30' 7'' with swim platform as tested, Bayliner really packs loads of amenities and creature comforts into this boat and opens up extended cruising to a lot of people. She is a Classic model, which means she has the look and charm of the older models that people have come to associate with Bayliner. When one first steps foot aboard they notice the good job of dividing up the space. There is substantial outdoor deck space along with an equally matched interior. This is hard to find on a cruiser of this size. Usually one suffers for the benefit of the other. This is not the case here and that's one of the big selling points for this boat.
Up on the Bridge
The ladder to the bridge affords more usable space in the aft cockpit below. The bridge features an L-shaped bench seat to port that will accommodate three comfortably. Over to starboard the helm station is well placed and offers an excellent vantage point when running the boat or docking.
All the gauges and rocker switches are well laid out and within easy reach. Throttle controls and trim tabs are over to starboard of the driver and are very comfortable to use. The helm seat is comfortable and makes for a pleasure when driving from this position. It's also a great place to have cocktails when at anchor or just relax and catch some sun.
The aft cockpit is wide open and provides room for entertaining or simply relaxing after a long day's cruise. The gunwales are high and should keep most children from climbing out. There is also a safety door that closes off the swim platform when not in use. Back here there is plenty of room to relax with your feet in the water or secure a dinghy when underway.
Back in the cockpit along the transom the long storage compartment is convenient for storing shore power cords and other supplies that you would keep within reach. For those looking for plenty of storage space the 2858 Ciera features two large compartments on either side of the engine hatch with access to the bilge and optional air conditioning and heating unit. There is loads of space here for storing fenders and supplies and there is also good access to the steering and sides of the engines from here.
In the center hatch, which raises easily, with the help of one hand, the engine compartment features excellent access all around, making for roomy and convenient checkpoints on the 310-hp MerCruiser 454 MPI. This will be very useful for those morning checks before heading to your next port of call. There is plenty of ventilation and light to do all necessary work and maintenance.
When it comes time to leave the cockpit to drop the anchor or get the lines on, the two built-in side steps do the job well. Up on the bow there is also a nice size rope locker for your anchor and rode.
Walking through the sliding glass cabin door you immediately realize why the side decks are narrow, because smaller side decks mean a roomier cabin. Immediately to port of the stairs is a bench settee with storage above for general items, or for storage for guests sleeping in the private midcabin berth that runs under the dinette table. There is plenty of room here for getting in and out and shows good use of space. If you are on a long cruise with only two people aboard, you can use this area for storage.
Opposite this location to starboard is the head. Here we find plenty of space for a manual toilet, shower, sink and loads of storage.
Moving forward in the cabin to starboard is the galley. There is a large countertop that will make any cook envious. Tucked into the corner is the ships electrical system with ac and dc power. Below is the refrigerator, storage and microwave. Above is the large sink and stove with alcohol/electric dual burner.
Over to port is the raised dinette table and bench seating. The table is removable and can lower to turn the area into a double berth. There is more storage found under the seats and in a hanging locker forward of the area. Forward of the seating up in the bow is the V-berth, which could be the most comfortable spot on the boat.
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|Model:Ciera 2858 Express CB|
|Mooring Country:||United States of America|
|Length:||8.53 m/28 ft|
|Width:||2.93 m/10 ft|
|No. of engines:||1|
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