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Described as “The best selling boat in her class with more than 3,000 built during her production run from 1981 – 1995”,  by the editors of the PowerBoat Guide.

This popular family cruiser has just undergone extensive renovations to bring her back to first-class status.  We’ve spent hundreds of hours since January taking care of those pesky details — and many larger projects that included replacing the original ZF Hurth gearbox flex plates — that often owners simply can’t find time to tackle, nor pay a boatyard crew to do.

We are very pleased with the results and think you will be, too.  Just hauled out for bottom paint and hull wax.  She’s all shined up and very clean inside, shows very well overall and all ready to start your boating adventure.

The 3288 model offers voluminous interior space for her length with two large private staterooms.  She has durable, simple and economical twin Hino 4 cyl. diesels, a large flybridge and an enormous aft cockpit with high bulwarks. 

Your family and friends can be assured of a summer of safe and fun boating … as we all get outdoors at last!




Bayliner 3288 Flybridge Sedan, 1991, “Yellowbird 52

LOA: 32’ 1”

Waterline Length: 28’ 10”

Beam: 11’ 6”

Draft: 2’ 11”

Weight: 12,500 lbs.

Bridge clearance: 13’ 10”

Fuel: 210 gallons total in two aluminum tanks, replaced in 2007

Wate: 90 gal. poly tank

Waste: 23 gal. poly tank



Twin 150 hp HINO turbocharged 4 cyl. diesels

2,430 hours, freshwater cooled

10-12 knots economical cruising, 16 knots top speed

Two spare ‘Michigan’ three blade bronze props 17×16

ZF Hurth 630A gearboxes

New flex plates for ZF Hurth gearboxes installed

Two Racor canister fuel filters

Mid-cabin and engine compartment bilge pumps

Engine spares; belts, filters, lube, oil



110v shore power, 30 amp

30 amp shore power cord 

Six Trojan T-105 6 volt house and inverter batteries

Two Fleet 1,000 amp 12v start batteries

Heart model EMS 2800 – 12, a 1500 watt inverter and battery charger

Isolator and three selector switches

Miscellaneous electrical spares, terminals, wire, bulbs, fuses, etc.



3” Ritchie helm compass

Raymarine Apelco 5160 VHF radio

Gramin Striker Plus 4 sounder and fish finder (new)

Garmin 3120 GPSmap color chart plotter

Furuno 1621 radar

Hynautic helm controls

Heart Inverter interface control

Battery bank monitor

Aqua Meter fume detector

Bennett trim tab control 

Zwaardvis padded helm chair with folding arms and foot rest

12v helm fan



Bimini canvas for fair weather 

Canvas flybridge windscreen

Cockpit winter canvas cover

Starboard bench seating with storage below

Ritchie 3” helm compass

West Marine Model 550 VHF

New Todd all-weather helm seat with cushions

TV, radar, VHF and GPS antennae on arch

West Marine 6500 waterproof all-weather outdoor speakers

Bennett trim tab control

Fire extinguisher

Cable tabs and brackets to move GPS and Plotter to the upper helm



Large “L” shaped dining settee seating

Dinette table converts to double berth, approx. 7’ x 4’

Red Dot marine heater

AudioVox SPS Synthesized am/fm/tape player

AudioVox Equalizer

AudioVox two-way stereo speakers 

Newly refinished wood finishes and dinette sole

All settee and bunk cushions were just professionally cleaned

All carpet and fabric wall coverings were just professionally cleaned

Salon draperies and privacy curtain freshly laundered, ready to install



Samsung Series MW 20700 microwave

Hillerange three-burner propane stove and oven

Dual stainless galley sinks

Norcold 110v/12v refrigeration

Six gallon hot water heater

Five gallon propane tank beneath flybridge helm

SeaWard propane detector and shut-off control

GFCI 110v. outlet in galley

Newly refinished wood finishes and galley sole

Jabsco marine toilet with all new pump and valves installed

All waste tank hoses, tees and fittings newly replaced

Jabsco macerator

Grohe ‘Relexa’ shower wand

Shower sump pump

Curtained shower enclosure

Hand-held shower wand 


ACCOMMODATIONS: Forward stateroom

Vee berth with cushioned insert, approx. 7’ long x 6’ 2” wide

Hanging locker and ample cabinet storage

Holmes Insta-Furnace 110v. space heater

Two adjustable 12v LED reading lights 

Air-dryer model 1000 dehumidifier

Bomar aluminum portlights with privacy covers


ACCOMODATIONS: Aft master stateroom

Double berth, approx. 76” x 80”

Aft stateroom sink, mirror, hanging locker and cabinet drawers

So-Pac 750/1500 watt electric space heater

Large sliding window to aft deck with screen

Two adjustable 12v LED reading lights 

Stowage area beneath aft berth for engine spares

Bomar aluminum portlights with privacy covers

Air-Dryer model 1000 dehumidifier



Swim platform with folding boarding ladder

Aft deck storage cabinet and ladder base were rebuilt

Sea water wash down pump for aft cockpit

New all-weather flybridge helm seat

Lofrans ‘Cayman’ dual capstan electric foredeck windlass

Bruce 39 lb plow anchor with 200′ chain rode on bow pulpit

Danforth 12 lb ‘lunch hook’ with 220’ line rode in foredeck locker

Magma stainless steel propane grill on aft rail (like new)

Fish cleaning table for aft rail

Adjustable rod holders for aft cockpit rail

1” stainless deck rails, flybridge rails and flybridge ladder

Lines, fenders, boat pole

Flag staff and colors

Paper charts for Puget Sound

Manuals for engine mechanical, boat systems and accessories



Six adult lifejackets

Toss ring

Three fire extinguishers

“Outdoor” brand ‘travelers first aid’ kit

Flare gun and hand held flares

Propane auto-shutoff solenoid in galley

New signal horn

Aqua Meter engine fume detector

27” tall aft cockpit bulwarks enclosure


PHOTOS (click to enlarge and scroll)



Refinished the aft exterior salon bulkhead with four coats of satin varnish.

Repaired the aft salon door track and rollers for smoother action. 

Rebuilt the aft deck cabinet and stowage box.

Resurface with six coats of teak oil on aft cockpit cap rail and ladder treads.

Rebuilt the inner radar arch with Starboard panels.

Replaced one aft deck drain, changed out the overboard discharge line.

Resurfaced and painted the propane tank on upper helm.

Replaced helm seat with a new ‘Ladder Back’ cushioned helm chair.

Removed port storage bench from flybridge and replaced fiberglass surround.

Replaced small starboard side engine inspection hatch on aft deck

Filled and faired miscellaneous small mounting holes on cockpit surround.

Traced down and sealed small leaks on flybridge deck.

Stiff cleaning on exterior salon and house to remove oxidation.

July: Hauled out for bottom paint and zincs, shafts and props inspection, and hull survey   

[survey report will be made available for new buyer’s use].

July: Hull compounded and waxed, waterline to rail.



Salon draperies were taken out and laundered, now ready to install.

Settee, bunk cushions and both mattresses commercially cleaned.

All interior fabric wall coverings and carpet were commercially cleaned.

Stripped, sanded and refinished the galley and dinette sole.

Cleaned the cabinet woodwork and polished the hardware.

Refinished the countertop mahogany trim and settee table fid rails.

Refinished the sliding access hatch above the aft berth companionway.

Repaired the companionway ladder to the aft berth.

Replaced all of the waste tank lines, tees and fittings to eliminate tank odor.

Scrubbed the midship starboard bilge area near waste tank and water heater.

Replaced thru-hulls for shower sump and macerator

Scrubbed away old finish on interior woodwork and applied furniture oil.

Deep cleaned all of the interior surfaces, galley and head.

Deep cleaned the galley stove, oven and refrigerator.

Checked all of the electronics and cleaned up wiring where needed.

Cleaned and painted areas beneath the berths, cabinets and lockers.

Eliminated a slight leak on the forward deck hatch.

Replaced lightbulbs, 12v helm fans and small electrical where needed.

Repaired the Heart interface helm controller.

Removed old wiring and a general cleanup of electrical wiring.



Cleaned engine blocks and engine compartment bilges.

Replaced engine compartment bilge float switch.

Replaced starboard engine short exhaust connector hose from riser to muffler.

Cleaned up old wiring and any loose connections to all of the batteries.

Epoxy coated a new battery shelf and muffler support for port engine.

July: Replaced the dampener or ‘flex plates’ in the ZF Hurth gearboxes

July: Engine oil samples taken, reports state ‘normal and acceptable’.

July: Full mechanical inspection, belts, oil and fluids changed

[report will be made available to buyers].

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The “Yellowbird 52” is running very well.  We elected to replace the dampener plates simply because they were original equipment and the compression spring flanges were overly noisy at idle, as is very typical when paired with the Hino 4 Cyl. engines.  Take a look online at numerous postings on the Bayliner Owner’s Forum for ‘testimonials’ about this being a rather labor intensive, and thus expensive, repair.  All done !


We are quite selective about the vessels we accept into our program and pursue a very rigorous process before they are listed for sale.  This begins with our preliminary introduction when we meet with the donor to discuss the condition and upkeep of their boat.  Once accepted, each new arrival undergoes a thorough examination, similar to what a marine surveyor will do.  This allows us to prioritize our attention to any deferred maintenance or repairs that may be needed. 

Over the years we’ve performed just about every kind of marine repair, from electrical and plumbing issues to all types of appearance enhancements and even rebuilding engines.  If something is not working right we fix it, simple as that.  We prove that her electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems are correct, safe and functioning properly.  By doing all of this, we know these boats quite well – top to bottom – and present them fairly and honestly to buyers.  

We encourage you to have our boats professionally surveyed as a part of your purchase process.  By the time we’ve finished and the boat is advertised, we are confident you’ll receive a strong report from your surveyor.  

Thank you for considering PMF boats in your search !