Bayliner (Buccaneer/US Yachts)

1970 - 1979

Founded by J. Orin Edson who had been a dealer for small powerboats and motors since 1955. At some point he purchased the Bayliner name and began building sailing craft around 1970. It is said that Bayliner, which historically, had been a manufacturer of power boats, got in to the sailboat business in response the fuel crisis of the early 1970's. Of course, the higher fuel prices didn't make them less expensive to build.
Whatever the reasoning, they were called Buccaneers and they built a lot of them before they sold off the entire devision in 1979? and went back to building powerboats only.
Many models were based on 'splashed' copies of boats from other builders (most notably the COLUMBIA 23T and COLUMBIA 26T) with changes that emphasized interior amenities with sailing performance as a secondary consideration. And yet some might say, they have their own unique aesthetic. These boats ranged from the 17' BUCCANEER 180 up to 27'. Others included the Doug Peterson designed BUCCANEER 335 at 33'. These were also built from tooling purchased from other companies.
Many of the same models (with minor differences were built by US Yachts which was a division owned by Bayliner. US Yachts, (not the same company that was associated with Grampian Yachts) also built some larger boats (the largest was the US 42) that did not appear in the Bayliner line.
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Sailboats Built By Bayliner (Buccaneer/US Yachts)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
BUCCANEER 180 17.58 ft / 5.36 m 1974
BUCCANEER 200 20.42 ft / 6.22 m 1974
BUCCANEER 210 20.83 ft / 6.35 m 1974
BUCCANEER 220 22.50 ft / 6.86 m 1978
BUCCANEER 240 23.67 ft / 7.21 m 1975
BUCCANEER 245 23.67 ft / 7.21 m 1975
BUCCANEER 250 25.00 ft / 7.62 m 1978
BUCCANEER 255 25.50 ft / 7.77 m 1978
BUCCANEER 270 26.67 ft / 8.13 m 1975
BUCCANEER 272 27.00 ft / 8.23 m 1978
BUCCANEER 275 26.67 ft / 8.13 m 1976
BUCCANEER 277 27.00 ft / 8.23 m 1978
BUCCANEER 285 26.67 ft / 8.13 m 1976
BUCCANEER 295 29.25 ft / 8.92 m 1976
BUCCANEER 305 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1977
BUCCANEER 320 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1976
BUCCANEER 325 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1976
BUCCANEER 335 32.61 ft / 9.94 m 1978
US 18 17.58 ft / 5.36 m 1980
US 21 21.25 ft / 6.48 m 1982
US 22 22.00 ft / 6.71 m 1979
US 25 25.00 ft / 7.62 m 1981
US 27 27.50 ft / 8.38 m 1983
US 29 29.50 ft / 8.99 m 1977
US 30 29.92 ft / 9.12 m 1979


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