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1997 Bayliner 3988 Command Bridge Motoryacht

Portland, Connecticut

A stylish boat in her day with a rakish bridge and canted windows, 
the Bayliner 3988 is a value-priced family cruiser with roomy 
accommodations and a long list of standard equipment. She’s built 
on a shallow-deadrise modified-V hull with moderate beam and 
prop pockets to reduce shaft angles. Inside, the two-stateroom, 
two-head floorplan is arranged with an island bed forward and a 
double berth in the small second stateroom that extends below 
the elevated dinette in the salon. The master head is fitted with 
a bathtub that provides sitting headroom only since it’s located 
beneath the lower helm station. Large salon windows make the 
interior seem spacious and completely wide open. Additional 
features include a stylish integral swim platform with shower and 
transom door, port and starboard cockpit steps, wide side decks, 
and a comfortable flybridge with seating for six. Most 3988s were 
delivered with twin Cummins diesels. Among them, twin 250hp Cummins diesels cruise 
at 20 knots (low 20s top).

Basic Boat Info

Make: Bayliner
Model: 3988 Command Bridge Motoryacht
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BL2A01EHH597
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 39 ft
Length Overall: 46'3 ft
Beam: 13'11 ft
Max Draft: 3'3 ft
Bridge Clearance: 14'10 ft
Dry Weight: 21500 lb
Deadrise: 10 deg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6BTA
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 250hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Hours: 1,000
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6BTA
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Engine Power: 250hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Hours: 1,000
Total Engine Power: 500hp


Fuel Tank Capacity: 298 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 36 gal


Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Flybridge


Ken Petzold


37 Indian Hill Avenue
Portland, CT, US, 06480
Tel:(860) 342-1196

Manufacturer Provided Description
The Bayliner 3988 Command Bridge Motoryacht is designed for maximum comfort, with a dual-helm station that also lets you enjoy virtual year-round cruising. The spacious bridge deck and sport cockpit are convenient for sunning, fishing, or dockside socializing. The salon is designed for entertainment with plenty of comfortable seating on two separate levels. This unique arrangement includes an upper-level galley with dinette - settee as well as a lower helm station with all-around visibility. For accommodations, the 3988 features two double staterooms and two head compartments, one with an enclosed shower.
  • Hardtop with Full Strataglass Enclosure (2022)
  • Windshield Cover
  • Radar Arch
  • Swim Platform with Ladder
  • Transom Door
  • Cockpit Spreader Lights
  • Rod Holders
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Bow Pulpit
  • 2-Stateroom/2-Head Layout
  • Master Head with Tub
  • Galley Fridge & Freezer
  • Salon U-Line Icemaker
  • Princess Stove/Oven
  • Master Island Bed
  • Galley Wood Floor
  • Clarion Salon Stereo
  • Microwave


  • Raymarine E120 Radar
  • Raymarine E80 GPS/Plotter
  • Raymarine V850 Fishfinder
  • Remote Spotlight
  • Windlass
  • (2) Icom VHF Radios
  • Westerbeke Generator
  • 2-Zone Air/Heat (2018)
  • Dripless Shaft Logs
  • Internal Sea Strainers
  • Water Tank Monitor
  • Holding Tank Monitor
  • Pro Mariner 30 Amp Battery Charger
  • Water Heater
  • Racor Fuel Filters
  • Oil Exchanger
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Listing Broker-Ken Petzold