Most sportfishers wait until they are splashed to begin making great stories. The 75-foot Bayliss Blank Check, however, was a notable exception. Not only was the Blank Check the result of over 68,000-man hours – nearly 26 months of labor, she was built in total secrecy. Upon delivery, she was given to the owner’s father as a gift.
Built for an international fishing schedule, the boat combines luxury and finish with extreme fishability. Blank Check features a full anodized and mirror-polished tower and buggy top, supplied by Palm Beach Towers, complete with controls. The mezzanine area features custom freezer and refrigerated boxes, a drink box, a large ice bin, and copious amounts of tackle and storage space. There is a built-in livewell supply, as well as adaptability for a fighting chair or rocket launcher.
The interior of Blank Check is warm, inviting and bold. Upon entering the salon, the four-inch solid teak plank flooring offers a sleek backdrop for the salon and galley. The galley features three SubZero refrigerators, one SubZero freezer, a Miele speed oven and cooktop, a Hoshizaki ice maker, and a wine cooler.
The four-staterooms and three-and-a-half heads are well integrated. The forward master stateroom features a custom sofa, complete with built-in storage and two teak-veneered hanging lockers. The most striking part of the master stateroom is a rough-cut stone slab hanging above the bed, filled with fossilized fish and other marine creatures; the feature is a must-see.
BEAM: 20′ 10″
DRAFT: 5′ 6″
POWER: (2) MTU M96L 16V @ 2,600 hp each
Top speed: 44 knots
Cruise speed: 34-37 knots
Generator: (2) 30kw Northern Lights
FUEL CAPACITY: 2,475 gallons
WATER CAPACITY: 400 gallons
WATER MAKER: (2) FCI 1,850 gal. per day and dockside treatment system
INTERIOR LAYOUT: 4 Staterooms,
3.5 Heads, Pantry
BRIDGE LAYOUT: Center Console, (2) Freezers,
(2) Helm Chairs, Side Rod Storage
Stabilization: Seakeeper 26