About

Every aspect of our builds, from construction to fit and finish, is executed with precision and a full embodiment of the notion that we must continually improve every day.

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. Long before the first piece of jig frame is ever laid in the hull shop, we begin the design process. Each boat is a physical manifestation of the unique needs and preferences expressed by our clients, so we start the project with a series of questions and topics that help us get to know more about you and how you want to use your boat. What will your boat 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 boat? What is most important to you in a layout? These and other questions are what guide us in shaping each preliminary hull layout.

 

Once a layout is established and basic specifications are finalized, we move on to the construction phase, where your boat begins as a jig.

It 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 boat owners.

 

 

The people at Bayliss are truly amazing and were able to implement all of the features we desired.

“John has surrounded himself with an extremely talented team, who are also wonderful to work with. I’ve owned eight off-shore boats, and I’ve never had a better or more enjoyable experience building a boat.”

-Owner, Shark Byte

2018-06-26T21:45:25-04:00

-Owner, Shark Byte

“John has surrounded himself with an extremely talented team, who are also wonderful to work with. I’ve owned eight off-shore boats, and I’ve never had a better or more enjoyable experience building a boat.”

The build process was actually one of my favorite parts about the boat.

I had always admired the Bayliss boats from a looks and performance standpoint. Once I had the opportunity to meet John and the Bayliss team/family, I was even more impressed with the operation. They put a tremendous amount of effort into combining their many years of experience and expertise to achieve the owner's wishes and desires for their dream boat.

- Owner, Wave Paver

2018-06-25T10:06:17-04:00

- Owner, Wave Paver

I had always admired the Bayliss boats from a looks and performance standpoint. Once I had the opportunity to meet John and the Bayliss team/family, I was even more impressed with the operation. They put a tremendous amount of effort into combining their many years of experience and expertise to achieve the owner's wishes and desires for their dream boat.

Blank Check (Bayliss 75′) – Danny Hearn

I was so impressed with the talent of both young and old carpenters, painters, machinists, and the pride that each person I dealt with had in their work. It was obvious that they were true craftsmen who loved doing what they do. Bayliss Boatworks is a tight knit family and we were welcomed in true NC fashion. As far as the build process, I am in awe at how you can watch a stack of wood on the shop floor transform into these works of art in such a short amount of time- just 27 months in our case.

  • -Captain, Blank Check (Bayliss 75’)
2019-08-16T15:16:31-04:00
  • -Captain, Blank Check (Bayliss 75’)
I was so impressed with the talent of both young and old carpenters, painters, machinists, and the pride that each person I dealt with had in their work. It was obvious that they were true craftsmen who loved doing what they do. Bayliss Boatworks is a tight knit family and we were welcomed in true NC fashion. As far as the build process, I am in awe at how you can watch a stack of wood on the shop floor transform into these works of art in such a short amount of time- just 27 months in our case.

We really appreciate the attention to detail provided by the Bayliss team.

We are very proud to have the opportunity to show this girl off wherever our travels take us. You can bet on one thing, if we ever decide to have another boat built, it will, without a doubt be by Bayliss Boatworks.

-Owners, Lor-A-Di

2018-07-03T10:22:57-04:00

-Owners, Lor-A-Di

We are very proud to have the opportunity to show this girl off wherever our travels take us. You can bet on one thing, if we ever decide to have another boat built, it will, without a doubt be by Bayliss Boatworks.

I can’t imagine building a boat with another team.

I chose Bayliss because I was immediately able to see that John Bayliss and his team were focused on every last detail of the boat. I wanted a vessel to fish in Costa Rica, not just for tournament fishing but also comfortable for overnight trips to the FAD’s (Fish Aggregating Devices).  I knew that John understood exactly how we wanted to use the boat. I can’t imagine building a boat with another team.

-Owner, GameChanger

2019-06-03T11:22:06-04:00

-Owner, GameChanger

I chose Bayliss because I was immediately able to see that John Bayliss and his team were focused on every last detail of the boat. I wanted a vessel to fish in Costa Rica, not just for tournament fishing but also comfortable for overnight trips to the FAD’s (Fish Aggregating Devices).  I knew that John understood exactly how we wanted to use the boat. I can’t imagine building a boat with another team.

Interested in ownership?

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 an existing build of ours on the water, or you can head straight to Wanchese and better understand our process and practice. Our Brokerage services may be able to put you in touch with a previous build that is immediately available, without the wait.