Vilano Boatworks flips their Hull #1 on November 18, 2021

On November 18, in St. Augustine, FL an event took place that has been in the making for months, Vilano Boatworks flipped their Hull #1 a 65’ Custom Sportfish. This is a milestone the boat builder has been looking forward too since inception and it went flawlessly.  The boat has returned to the shop where interior work by the Vilano team is underway. Hull #1 is scheduled for an in-water date later in 2022.

“We couldn’t more excited about the events of today, the vision, the innovation, the team work, the labor and the love that went into this was amazing. This team has built something the industry needed and when it is finished will be fantastic.” -Chris Downey, President/Employing Broker at DH Yachts.


Bayliss Partnership

THERE IS NO TEXTBOOK ON HOW TO BUILD A GREAT FISHING YACHT. THERE’S ONLY ONE SCHOOL: A LIFETIME ON THE WATER, AND THAT’S WHERE JOHN BAYLISS GOT HIS EDUCATION.

Since 2002, Bayliss and his team have been applying experience to reality to create bulletproof sportfishing yachts in our Wanchese, NC facility. Long before the first piece of jig frame is ever laid in the hull shop, we begin the design process. Each yacht is a physical manifestation of the unique needs and preferences expressed by our customers, so we start the project with a series of questions and topics that help us get to know more about the customer and how the customer wants to use their yacht. What will your yacht be used most for? Will you be entertaining as much as fishing? How far will you travel? Where do you fish? What type of fishing do you prefer? Will your family use the yacht? What is most important to you in a layout? These and other questions are what guide us in shaping each custom sportfishing yacht.