Bayliner Trophy T29 EX

Bayliner Trophy T29 EX

An affordable overnighter.

by Craig Ritchie

Built with an eye to affordable cruising, Bayliner’s Trophy T29 EX was designed for families looking for an easy-to-manage weekender.

Photos Courtesy of Bayliner

With a 67-year heritage of getting people on the water, it’s no surprise Bayliner hit it out of the park with the brand-new Trophy.

“The Trophy T29 EX feels larger than its specs might suggest, thanks in part to the large windows, full glass salon door and large hardtop roof hatch,” says Bayliner’s Benoit Verley. “With its fresh, clean interior décor and full beam that carries well forward of the windshield, there’s plenty of space for a family to stretch out.”

Boarding at the swim platform, a wide transom door leads into the roomy cockpit where an L-shaped lounge and a transom bench seat invite you to get comfy. It’s also a great spot for dining alfresco while enjoying panoramic evening views.

The salon offers all the essentials, including a well- equipped galley to starboard, a dinette to port, and a roomy helm forward that’s served by a full-size sliding door starboard. A six-speaker Fusion stereo provides high-quality audio entertainment, while a standard shore power set assures stable power at the slip.

At the helm, the T29 EX features a Mercury SmartCraft speedometer, tachometer, a 9-inch Simrad NSS EVO3S with Mercury VesselView link, an anchor windlass and a bow thruster — all standard. There’s also a spotlight on the hardtop to facilitate docking when returning late in the day.

Below deck, the T29 EX offers a large forward V-berth and a compact but useful mid-cabin stateroom that the kids in the family will immediately claim as their own. Opening portholes flood the space with natural light and fresh air.

Standard power for the Trophy T29 EX are twin Mercury 225-hp outboards. A healthy option list with tasty add-ons makes this new boat a near-perfect Great Lakes pocket cruiser.


  • LOA: 29’3″
  • Beam: 9’9″
  • Draft: 3’7″
  • Dry Weight: 6,508 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 126 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 450 hp
  • Max Power: 450 hp
  • Base MSRP: $210,353
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