John Bayliss continues to apply the hard-earned lessons he learned as a charter captain and commercial fisherman to the custom boats he crafts with his team at Bayliss Boatworks in Wanchese, North Carolina. And while he’s understandably proud of the technological achievements in his recent builds, Bayliss also wanted to get back to his roots, crafting boats that were uniquely dedicated to fishing.
That was the motivation behind the new Bayliss GameBoat series: hardcore boats designed to run fast and fish hard, with minimal maintenance and upkeep. But make no mistake, these are not austere charter boats — every inch is unmistakably Bayliss, through and through.
The Marlin team received a sneak peek preview of Mama C, the first GameBoat 60, at the Bayliss Boatworks facility. The boat is featured in the February 2018 issue of Marlin but here’s an extended photo tour of the fishing boat.