On the Drawing Board: Bayliss 76

A first for the North Carolina builder emerges
A digital rendering of a Bayliss 76 on a white background.
Line art of the new 76-footer currently underway at Bayliss Boatworks in North Carolina. Courtesy Bayliss Boatworks

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The second project for a current Bayliss owner is in the initial phases of construction at Bayliss Boatworks in Wanchese, North Carolina. This will be the first 76-foot custom sport-fishing yacht for the company and its 40th build to date.

All of the Bayliss builds preceding this one have been ­custom-designed and hand-built to not just meet but exceed the needs and expectations of their owners’ fishing programs, and the Bayliss 76 project is no exception.

The cold-molded wood hull will be powered by MTU 16V2000 M96L engines; the build will feature redundant Seakeepers, Furuno Omni sonar, Bayliss’ proprietary Fresh Flow cooling system and a fuel ­capacity of 2,700 gallons. These options combine to create outstanding performance to aid in the efforts of this competitive fishing program.

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Inside, the new build will feature four staterooms, three heads, a day head and a pantry. The interior wood selection will be walnut, and exterior paint will be a custom-mixed Imron. Delivery is scheduled for summer 2026.

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