Every member of the Bayliss team is committed to our mission of pushing beyond industry standards to achieve something new. Amongst our staff of more than 90 people, you’ll find diverse and dynamic backgrounds, from lifetime skilled woodworkers and glassing experts to cabinetmakers and mechanical technicians.
John Bayliss began his career in 1975 as a mate in Hatteras Village, North Carolina, and within five years became a captain running charter trips on his own boat out of Oregon Inlet. He continued his extensive fishing career in both the commercial and charter industries until 1997, when he accepted a job with Hatteras Yachts as a demo boat captain and eventual broker. Bayliss Boatworks was opened in April of 2002, and continues to employ approximately 90 local craftsmen and women.
GameBoat Concept Supervisor
Our GameBoat concept is simple and direct – build a boat that will chase fish efficiently. John Bayliss appropriately runs this division - an experienced and avid fisherman himself.
New Construction Supervisor
Little gets past Bill Kebschull, who supervises all new construction operations, from large-scale logistics to tiny details.
We make our boat cabinetry in-house, and Bill Crum keeps those details in check. Over ten employees are tasked with construction, fit and finish for all of our new build’s custom cabinets.
There are a lot of wires on our boats, and Anthony keeps them straight - an orderly process is the name of the game. Anthony’s crew is nimble, competent, and able to fit in incredibly small places.
Exterior Carpentry Supervisor
Exterior carpentry includes everything from cockpit construction to teak toerails. An experienced craftsman, David brings his enthusiasm to every boat.
Hull Construction Supervisor
The first lines laid are the most crucial. Wayne Deaver has been building boats for decades, and his knowledge makes the lines consistent every time.
Our mechanical department is in charge of the heavy lifting and ensuring all systems are healthy on our new builds. Whether Colin’s crew is moving boats, preparing for sea-trials, or dropping fuel tanks, engines, and gyros into open hulls – the process is on lockdown with swift movers.
Most of the metalwork that is installed on our boats is made in-house. Omie’s small crew is kept busy, constructing and polishing everything from hawse pipes to custom vents.
We don’t cut corners on paint – it’s flawless or it’s redone. Between boatyard and new construction paint jobs, Gary and his crew are kept moving. Gary brings extensive experience and an attitude that will turn any bad day around.
Ship's Store Supervisor
As the lead for all product ordering, as well as our shop, boatyard and ship’s store inventory, Christen keeps the wheels moving on a machine that has many special requests. Christen and her crew keep the shelves stocked, the packages unloaded, the operations smooth, and the entire shop laughing.