The Bayliner 4788 Pilothouse MY is a restyled and lengthened version of
the popular 4550/4588 Pilothouse MY Bayliner produced from 1984 to 1993.
Aside from the additional two feet of hull length, Bayliner designers
reversed the radar arch on the 4788 and softened the flybridge profile
for a sleeker and more modern appearance. Inside, the superb pilothouse
floorplan of the original 4588 was continued in the newer model with few
changes. The L-shaped lounge was moved to starboard in the salon, and
the increased hull length of the 4788 can be seen in the enlarged galley
and salon dimensions. Two of the three staterooms are fitted with
double berths, and the third cabin, which opens to the master stateroom,
has a settee with hinged upper and lower berths. Visibility from the
raised pilothouse is excellent. The cockpit is sheltered from the sun by
a bridge overhang, and the side decks are wide enough for safe and
secure foredeck passage. On the downside, the engineroom is a tight fit.
Early models with 315hp Hino diesels cruise at an efficient 18 knots,
and later models with 370hp Cummins diesels cruise at 20 to 21 knots.