Performance of Bayliss 77 Clean Sweep

Powered by 2,600 hp 16V 2000 MTU diesel engines, Clean Sweep cruises at 36 knots

Bayliss 77 - Clean Sweep
Bayliss 77 - Clean Sweep
Bayliss hull number 18, the 77-foot Clean Sweep, is a boat that needs to be seen up close and personal to really appreciate everything that went into making her. Photo Courtesy Bayliss BoatworksCourtesy Bayliss Boatworks
Bayliss 77 Engine Room
Engine Room of the Bayliss 77
The pair of 2,600 hp 16V 2000 MTUs that power _Clean Sweep _are housed in a brightly lit engine room with high-gloss refrigerator-white finishes on all the big iron and its requisite equipment, and the fully air-conditioned and wired for sound engine room offers complete access to any piece of equipment. Photo Courtesy Bayliss BoatworksCourtesy Bayliss Boatworks
Bayliss 77 Performance
Performance of the Bayliss 77
On the water, Clean Sweep lived up to everything one would expect. As we headed out to sea, I noted she got on plane at 1,500 rpm with a 22 knot turn of speed. When we bumped her up to 1,900 rpm, she responded by delivering a little over 34 knots. And adding a mere 100 rpm, we settled into a very comfortable 36 knots. She responded quickly to helm commands, cut exciting turns, banking and holding rpm as she did so. She backed down quickly and settled into tracking straight and true on our way back to the dock. — Adapted from Boat Review: Bayliss 77 Clean Sweep by Capt. Ken Kreisler