Bayfield 29


L.O.A.: 29' 0" (8.84 m)
L.W.L.: 21' 9" (6.60 m)
Beam: 10' 2" (3.10 m)
Draft: 3' 6" (1.07 m)

Displacement: 7100 lbs. (3220 kg.)
Ballast: 3000 lbs. (1361 kg.)
Sail area: 486 sq. ft. (43.48 m²)

Motor: 15 hp diesel.
Headroom: standing
Berths: 4 to 5
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 213

Price range: $30,000 to $36,000

    The Bayfield 29 has a full keel, cutter rig (two head sails), a shallow draft, and a built-in bowsprit (complete with stylized wooden trail boards on either side of its bow). It is an out-and-out cruising boat, and like its smaller counterpart, the Bayfield 25, it only starts to come alive when the winds picks up.

    A unique feature of the Bayfield 29 is that it has no V-berth, which, on some boats, can be cramped and difficult to get in and out of. Instead, the Bayfield 29 has a huge and comfortable head where the v-berth is normally found. It does, however, have two quarter berths, as well as two berths in main cabin, one of which converts into a double. The Bayfield 29's cabin is wide open, but built-in wooden panels which slide up from the galley counter and the chart table (a nicely executed idea) can be used to divide the living space into two areas. Two points about the Bayfield 29 - it has a relatively small cockpit, and if you don't count the bowsprit, its hull length is more like 27.5 to 28 feet.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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