1989 Bayliner Capri Specsby James Nalley
The Bayliner Capri was a series of bowrider-style boats manufactured by the Bayliner division of the Brunswick Corporation. In 1989, nine Bayliner Capri models were offered: 1500, 1700, 1750, 1770, 1900, 1901, 1950, 1970 and 2150. With standard features, such as canvas tops and high-power outboard engines, the boats were popular for recreational purposes.
Each 1989 Bayliner Capri model included fiberglass hulls and a number of standard features, such as AM-FM stereo cassette players, swimming platforms, portable toilets, canvas tops, as well as marine-grade vinyl and exterior-rated carpet. The models could accommodate six people, with up to eight passengers on the 2150 model.
The 1989 Bayliner Capri models could accommodate a variety of Force and Mercury Marine outboard engines. For example, the 1989 Bayliner Capri 1500 could accommodate a 50-horsepower engine, while the 2150 model accommodated an outboard engine with up to 235 horsepower.
The 1989 Bayliner Capri models ranged from 14.67 feet long with a beam of 70 inches for the 1500 model to 20.42 feet and 108 inches, respectively, for the 2150 model. The weight varied by boat, but ranged from 975 to 2,525 pounds for the 1500 and 2150 models, respectively.
James Nalley is a full-time travel journalist whose work has been published in more than 100 magazines, journals and websites. He is also the Topic Editor and Feature Writer for the Latin America and Caribbean Travel section of a prominent website in Canada. Nalley holds a Doctor of Philosophy in music and literature from the University of Rochester.