If you're into family cruising you'd be hard pressed to find better value for money on the market
As Doug has been using one for the last two years, I’ll let him sum up the Bayliner Discovery 288. “For two, it’s perfect and for four, it’s fine. There’s plenty of room. It’s a great size boat.”
From the flybridge and the lower helm station the corners of the boat can’t be seen, so a third control station is positioned in the cockpit for docking, useful when just 2 of you onboard.
There’s plenty of fishing room in front of the console, with a hatch to a big fish box under the deck and ample drains.
As with all Hanses, the self-tacking jib helps define the boat’s character. Social sailors who may be put off by the busy-ness of tacking headsails will be astounded by the way this boat handles under sail.