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2022-23 Sportfish Build Report – Bayliss Boatworks

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Featured Builder – Bayliss Boatworks

Bayliss Boatworks is the sixth of 12 builders featured in our annual build report. Its founder, John Bayliss, has been one of the best builders in the business since 2002. His team communicates with the client at every step in the journey from jig to finished yacht, even as the build moves from the hull shop to the main workplace in Wanchese, North Carolina.

67’ Overtime | Hull #28

Splash Date: October 2022LOA: 67’6″

Beam: 19’10”

Power: (2) 2000hp CAT C32B

Stabilization: Seakeeper 18

Genset: (2) Northern Lights 25kW

Fuel Capacity: Approx. 2,050 gal.

Water Capacity: Approx. 400 gal.; single integral tank

Water Maker: (1) FCI 1850 gallon-per-day

Interior Layout: 3 staterooms, 2 heads with day head. Tackle room, rod closet, and washer dryer.

Bridge Layout: Portside peninsula console. Bench seat forward with single lid access to dry storage

67 Bayliss Overtime

Every boat built by Bayliss Boatworks is a truly custom project. In the case of Overtime, a new 67’6’’ build set to deliver in late October, she will be the weapon of choice for a Cabo-San-Lucas-based program. In addition to what has become “standard“ these days (SeaKeeper stabilization, Furuno Omni sonar, Bayliss Boatworks freshwater cooling system, chilled water AC system, twin generators and lots of horsepower), she will be equipped to be effective in the varied fisheries indigenous to Cabo. With the help of the experienced captain and owner team, Bayliss Boatworks has designed an elaborate livewell circulating system that will allow them use of conventional livewells as well as multiple tuna tubes. And when it’s time to chase striped marlin up at Magdalena Bay, all that disappears, and she reverts back to a well laid out trolling sportfishing cockpit.

Other noteworthy additions in this build are the satin anodized tower, galley level day head, innovative tackle display and storage in the companionway, and the walnut interior. See the Bayliss Boatworks website for more details, after she delivers this fall.

60’ Sequentis | Hull #30

Splash Date: December 2023

LOA: 60′

Beam: 18′ 6″

Draft: 5′

Power: 2 MTU 12V2000M96X Diesel engines

Displacement: 82,500 lbs. (full load)

Stabilization: Seakeeper 18

Genset: 1 Northern Lights 25kW generator

Fuel Capacity: 1,650 gal.

Water Capacity: 225 gal.

60 Bayliss Sequentis

Once someone becomes a Bayliss owner they become part of a family, and for the owner and crew of Sequentis, this will be the third Bayliss boat. So when this family member asked for a special, purpose-driven builder Bayliss Boatworks didn’t hesitate to take on the challenge.

Sequentis has been designed and built specifically for the South Florida sailfish live-bait tournament scene. She’s a 60’ walkaround, powered with two 2000 hp V-12 MTUs, and she basically acts as a life-support system for an effective live baiting team. In collaboration with her owners and crew, the 60-footer is one of a kind from the ground up. Livewell and pitch bait tube access, along with rod holders, are basically 360 degrees. Innovative storage and drying storage for kites, easy access for tackle storage, livewell and rocket launcher station are all part of this design.

And while the design revolves around fishing first and foremost, she’s got all the creature comforts as well. She will have the normal “standards“ like a SeaKeeper, Sonar and Bayliss Boatworks Freshwater Cooling System, and there will be room to get out of the South Florida winter weather when needed. The rest is all about “lines-In.”

Check out past Build Reports in our Build Reports Archive.

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