Bayliss 62′ : GameChanger

Built for an already-robust sportfishing program at southern latitudes

GameChanger was built for owners with an already established and robust fishing program. This 62′ yacht features a variety of faux teak components. Her layout is a three stateroom/two-head layout, with an extremely spacious tackle and freezer room. Check out GameChanger in the news.

“I chose Bayliss because I saw that John Bayliss and his team focus 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). John understood exactly how we wanted to use the boat. I can’t imagine building a boat with another team.”
– GameChanger (Bayliss 62′) Owner


Start Date: May 2017

Completed: December 2018

Length: 62'

Beam: 18' 2"

Draft: 4' 10"

Power: (2) MTU M96L 12V @ 1920 hp each

Gyro: Seakeeper 16

Genset: (1) 20 kw Northern Lights Generator

Fuel Capacity: 1,726 gal.

Water Capacity: 250 gal.

Water Maker: 1,200 gal. per day with a dockside processor

Holding Tank: 80 gal.

Interior Layout: 3 Stateroom / 2 Head / Tackle and freezer room

Bridge Layout: Peninsula console, Starboard bench seat, Two helm chairs

Begun in May of 2017, GameChanger is a product of more than 38,000 man hours – equaling nearly 18 months of labor. Her charge is to join an already-robust sportfishing program at southern latitudes.

GameChanger’s hull is blanketed in the classic Cloud White hue and is clad with impeccable faux teak compliments punctuating the transom, cabin, and bow deck – making maintenance more manageable. GameChanger’s faux teak details are extensive, and include the transom, drip molding, toe rail, helm pod, and salon door. Her windshield is black, and she is equipped with a full tower.

The flybridge features a peninsula-style layout: the console is oriented to the port side, with seating to the starboard. Two teaser reels are nested above in the hardtop. The faux teak helm pod is a standout on the console, matching well with the two helm chairs. Ample storage is found in the console, forward brow, and starboard seating; a freshwater washdown connection can be accessed forward of the starboard bench seat.

GameChanger’s cockpit is oriented with her crew’s needs in mind. The off-center salon door shifts the configuration of the cockpit mezzanine, allowing for a large ice bin, and elongated seating in the upper mezzanine areas. The lower mezzanine level lids open to reveal custom-built stainless bait boxes and storage. In the engine room companionway, there lies ample and tailored storage for heavy dredge tackle. Custom pocket gaff storage is located in GameChanger’s starboard tackle center.

The upper and lower level layout was intended to match a unique sportfishing program’s needs. The lower level began with a blank sheet of paper, where her owner chose a three stateroom/two-head layout, including the quintessential tackle room.

The salon and galley are open and classic. An L-shaped sofa fills the port side of the salon upon entry, matched by a small bench sofa to the starboard; the sofa bases are veneered with teak. Solid four-inch teak flooring draws great attention to the galley area, which is split by the starboard oriented dinette area, complete with a solid teak table and TV. All seating areas, from salon to galley, can be lifted to reveal copious storage areas below – for everything from tackle to supplies.

In the cooking area, a large stainless sink is oriented near a Miele two-burner cooktop and microwave. When not in use, the cooktop is easily concealed by a sliding top mechanism, made from quartzite to match the countertop surface. Two SubZero units sit aft, just below the quartzite countertops, which are creamy and lightly colored, providing a strong contrast to the bold teak veneers that are throughout the galley area.

The lower level is organized for maximum accommodation and storage. Starboard of the last companionway step sits the entrance to the tackle room: two bait freezers are oriented between cabinets customized for tackle, dredge reels, and rods. The dayhead is oriented just across the companionway, complete with plentiful linen storage, attractive fixtures, quartzite countertops, and four-inch teak flooring.

Two of the three staterooms feature bunk beds, as well as expansive hanging lockers; dresser-style drawers are below each bunk. All stateroom cabinet surfaces, from night stands to storage cabinets, are topped with solid teak.

The forward Master stateroom is generously sized; teak details are the main standout, including two full length hanging lockers oriented to the starboard, with a full set of dresser drawers in between. The master head lies forward of the living quarters, matching the fixtures and quartzite in the dayhead. Beneath the forward master, the carpet lifts to reveal covert storage in the machine tunnel – a strong feature intended for additional provisioning on longer fishing trips.