Bayliss Boatworks latest splash is hull No. 18 and the 77-foot Clean Sweep features
a four stateroom/four head layout designed to travel the world in search of the best billfish action. The
cockpit area has four individually temperature-controlled stainless refrigerator/freezers. A cockpit grill
center is located to starboard, with tackle storage drawers underneath, and drawers outboard to port. There’s
also a large in-deck ice bin and a custom livewell supply box that will deliver 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.
The bridge layout has wrap-around seating for 10-12 people and a table that doubles as a refrigerator/freezer. Aft of the forward seating area are two more air-actuated rod lockers. The massive helm console features four 21-inch displays and can mix and match screens to select anything from navigation/sounder/sonar information to television to the on-board camera system. An additional screen is mounted in the overhead to view the same information, but while facing aft.
The salon interior veneers came from a single teak log to ensure perfect color match throughout. There are a number of air-actuated parts throughout, including the salon TV lift, captain stateroom Pullman bunk and companionway stairs. The master stateroom is forward 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. Contact: Bayliss Boatworks at 252-473-9797 or visit www.baylissboatworks.com.
Draft: 5' 3"
Fuel Capacity: 2,800 gallons
Water Capacity: 450 gallons
Blackwell Boatworks' newest build brings new meaning to the term center console with the introduction
of the Blackwell 57. The first hull of this unique layout features a full walk-around climate controlled helm area and cabin
with side-entry doors. If desired, the helm cabin can be deleted in lieu of an open center console with T-top and curtains.
Other helm features include a 6-foot bench seat with storage below plus additional storage to port and starboard. The spacious
foredeck features seating forward of the helm cabin plus a large in-deck ice hold and brine tank and offers options such as
teak deck and toe rail, under gunnel rod and gaff storage, pulpit and fresh and saltwater washdown.
There’s plenty of standing head room down below, where you’ll find a galley that features two under-counter refrigerators plus a cooktop and microwave. A one- or two-stateroom layout with one or two heads is available. Other features and options to add include washer and dryer, teak or carpeted flooring, an entertainment center and Corian countertops. Back on deck and walking aft there’s bench seating across the rear of the helm area and port and starboard mezzanine seating with storage below plus a custom tackle center/bait rigging station with drawer storage. Teak-covered step boxes provide additional storage space. Options available include a green stick, teak deck and coverboards, transom door, transom livewell/fish box with viewing window and light, electric reel outlets, under gunnel lighting and storage and an insulated drink box. Contact: Blackwell Boats at 252-473-1803 or visit www.blackwellboats.com.
Beam: 16’ 10”
Draft: 55” w/tunnels
Fuel Capacity: 1,200 gallons
Water Capacity: 125 gallons