57′ Bayliner 1998 5788 Freshwater since new. $325k


$ 325,000.00
Lake Mead Nevada
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I had totally forgot about this boat til somebody called me yesterday inquiring about her. I last visited this boat in 2008, when I took these photos. She was a “lakeside cottage” then, sold once, as a Lakeside Cottage, and is now available again in 2018 as a Lakeside Cottage.

This yacht has been on Lake Mead (near Las Vegas, NV ) since delivered and commissioned by the factory brand new in 1998. That said- her value is for waterfront property IN Las Vegas Nevada because the expense of moving her off the lake is now cost prohibitive. It’s my understanding she can stay in her slip if you buy her.  Before you ask me what “cost prohibitive” means- Look up the meaning of “prohibitive”. I guarantee it applies to you too. It makes NO sense to think of moving her. The last I checked (2012) I was quoted $50k, and it required two trucks and a crane, plus the entire flybridge would have to be removed. The factory shut down in 2008, and all their people who knew how to do it properly are “in the wind”, so put this in the Impossible Category.

I don’t know why people call me thinking of moving her to the Pacific Coast, when there’s already  plenty 5788’s there. Has she been mechanically maintained and upgraded?” I’m asked. WHY WOULD SHE BE? . The water levels on Lake Mead have been low for over a decade now, so it’s not like there’s anywhere to go is there? If you want a cruising 5788 I can find you a good one. If you want a Lakeside Cottage on Lake Mead, here you go.

BUT for the person who seeks a waterfront escape home in the desert, and prefers a real yacht to a houseboat- then this is the yacht for you!  Her location in PRIME end slip with a wide open view adds value.  She’s fully equipped with all the features of any other 5788 direct from the factory to include Bow thruster, twin 600hp MAN diesels (875 hours) 15kw Generator, 4kw Inverter, Vacu-flush heads etc. You can take a look at the other 5788s I have here on my site for more detailed specs.


Flybridge forward  lake view.

Lake Mead fish are easy to catch, although I don’t know why one would want to.

Gel coat as you would expect from a vessel that’s been under cover in fresh water since new.

Her window frames have no corrosion.

Landscape reflection. Look at all the trees. There are NO trees! lol. It’s like the moon out there.





Engine room access is via the cockpit.

This is the first thing you see when entering the engine room of a 5788



Glendenning Cablemaster 50 amp shorepower


Pretty nice view from the galley is it not?

pilothouse helm

The headliner in the pilothouse.


Bayliner 5788 layout drawing

Master stateroom admidships- full width of the vessel.



Aft side of the master stateroom


Starboard side of the master stateroom. The head which has a full bathtub plus stand up shower is to the right.

The bathtub in the master head.

VIP stateroom forward.

Looking aft towards the master stateroom from the VIP. The washer and separate dryer are behind the mirrored door in this photo.

The washer and separate clothes dryer.

The guest stateroom.

The stairwell up.




Sliding door to the pilothouse.



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