About BAYLISS BOATWORKS
WE BELIEVE IN HONORING OUR CUSTOMERS BY BUILDING THEM THE MOST EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT, AND WELL-BUILT SPORTFISHING YACHTS IN EXISTENCE.
There is no textbook on how to build a great fishing yacht. There’s only one school: a lifetime on the water, and that’s where John Bayliss got his education.
Since 2002, Bayliss and his team have been applying experience to reality to create bulletproof sportfishing yachts in our Wanchese, NC facility. Long before the first piece of jig frame is ever laid in the hull shop, we begin the design process. Each yacht is a physical manifestation of the unique needs and preferences expressed by our customers, so we start the project with a series of questions and topics that help us get to know more about the customer and how the customer wants to use their yacht. What will your yacht be used most for? Will you be entertaining as much as fishing? How far will you travel? Where do you fish? What type of fishing do you prefer? Will your family use the yacht? What is most important to you in a layout? These and other questions are what guide us in shaping each custom sportfishing yacht.
Once a layout is established and basic specifications are finalized, we move on to the construction phase, where your yacht begins as a jig.
The yacht jig will remain in the hull shop, while it surpasses benchmarks like the “Whiskey Plank,” hull rollover, and engine install – just to name a few. About a third of the way through the process, the boat is moved to the main shop where the remainder of the construction milestones are reached – cabin installation, flybridge and mezzanine build-out, interior cabinetry construction, paint, sea trial, and finally, delivery. Your personalized projected construction timeline will change depending on the size and complexity of your vessel. No matter the build, the custom nature of these projects means that we place a high value on communicating effectively with our yacht owners.
I can’t imagine building a boat with another team.
The people at Bayliss are truly amazing and were able to implement all of the features we desired.
-Owner, Shark Byte
We really appreciate the attention to detail provided by the Bayliss team.
Blank Check (Bayliss 75′)
-Captain Danny Hearn
- -Captain, Blank Check (Bayliss 75’)
The build process was actually one of my favorite parts about the boat.
- Owner, Wave Paver
Interested in building a custom Bayliss yacht?
We guarantee it to be one of the best decisions you will ever make. Get in touch with us! We will meet you anywhere to show you one of our existing yachts on the water, or you can head straight to Wanchese, NC to better understand our custom yacht building process and practice. Our Brokerage services may be able to put you in touch with a Bayliss Boatworks yacht that is immediately available, without the wait.