February 20, 2015

New Model: Bayliss 77 B18

Bayliss Boatworks is proud to announce the delivery of hull number B18 the 77 feet Clean Sweep. Her owners previously owned Bayliss Hull 8, which was completed in 2007. They were ready for an upgrade and collaborated with Bayliss and naval architect Robert Ullberg to design a larger, faster sport-fish yacht, maintaining the features they loved about B8, and incorporating modern technology, additional power and length as well as various customization. Upon first glance, her breathtaking lines, ice blue hull and cloud white cabin set off the teak toe rail, teak bridge trim and cockpit mezzanine. The cockpit area has four stainless refrigerator freezers that can be individually temperature controlled depending on the crew’s storage requirements. There is a cockpit grill center to starboard, with tackle storage drawers underneath, and a couple of more drawers outboard to the port side. There is a large in-deck ice bin, and a custom live well supply box that will deliver huge amounts of raw water to either the transom live well, tuna tubes, or on-deck boxes. The gaff lockers pocket forward via stainless steel air-actuators, and the huge mezzanine sofa is kept comfortable by the hidden air-conditioning vents in the bulkhead. Her bridge layout is an adaptation from recent boats and has some really cool new features. The forward area of the bridge has wrap-around seating for up to twelve people, a table that doubles as a refrigerator/freezer, all with teak trim and a beautiful teak deck. Just after the forward seating area are two more rod lockers that are also air-actuated, and in the center, is the extra large helm console with some of the recent improvements from the finest electronics suppliers available. From the helm, the captain can view the four 21 inch monitors, and have the ability to mix and match his screens to select anything from navigation/sounder/sonar information to television to the on-board camera system. Another neat feature that’s become part of these larger boats is an additional screen in the overhead to view the same information, but while facing aft. So now the captain can be watching his baits and view the sounder and plotter while looking back, and it comes in very handy for docking as he changes his screen to the bow facing camera while he is backing in the slip. As you might expect with a bridge this large, there is a ton of storage available and Bayliss worked hard with the owners to subscribe a place for everything, and everything in it’s place.  Bayliss 77 B18 will feature four stateroom / four heads layout, and this particular layout is where a lot of joint collaboration really paid off. Each Bayliss boat is built for a specific purpose, and this one is no exception. As you enter the salon, it’s easy to tell that all the interior veneers came from a single teak log to ensure perfect color match throughout. One of the most stunning features of the boat is the beautiful leather finish granite. The stone selection blended perfectly with the teak and fabrics to make this one of the most beautiful interiors the BBW crew has put together.  There are a number of air-actuated parts throughout, including the salon TV lift, captain stateroom Pullman bunk, and companionway stairs. All these components were designed and built in Bayliss own in-house Heavy Metalworks department. Interesting and going against recent trends Bayliss 77 B18 owners went for a master forward stateroom design. The master is spacious and private, and features a beautiful wooden hand-carved marlin piece of artwork over the headboard. There is a crew stateroom to starboard, and a VIP to port. On the level lower are the captain’s stateroom, washer/dryer, and an inside entrance to the pump room/engine room. B18 is powered by a pair of 2600hp MTU, delivering top speeds of 43 knots and cruise of 34 knots. Building custom sport-fish boats since 2002, Bayliss has been one of the most admired builders which comes from the Carolinas, and has also three other yachts in construction which include a new ninety feet flagship.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.46 m (77ft)
Beam - 6.09 m
Draft - 1.60 m
Displacement - 4985 kg
Fuel Capacity - 10599 l
Water Capacity - 1703 l
Accommodation - 8 berths in 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU M94 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Spped - 43 knots max, 34 knots cruise
Construction - Cold molded, jig method. Wood, with fiberglass, and epoxy resins.
Project - John Ullberg