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Lyman-Morse launches Hull #1 of the Hood 35 LM Series

by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding 16 Jun 15:13 PDT June 10, 2022
World renowned craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology and advanced design define the new Hood 35 by Lyman-Morse © Langley Photo

Last Friday, with friends, family, and our Thomaston and Camden-based crews in attendance, Lyman-Morse celebrated the launch of Shadow, Hull 1 of the new Hood 35 LM series.

The Hood 35 LM follows the recent successful collaboration between Lyman-Morse and C.W. Hood Design on the Hood 57 LM. Similar to the 57', this stunning cold-molded pocket-yacht defines a niche all its own, encompassing advanced construction technology, world-renowned craftsmanship, and superior performance. Hull No. 1 Shadow is designed as a hardtop express and equipped with some of the most advanced marine technology available today.

Shadow's tech-savvy owner sought to outfit the vessel with the latest marine technology. She is one of the first dayboat-sized vessels to utilize Raymarine's new Digital Switching System, YachtSense. The Raymarine vessel control system offers digital switching, which replaces traditional mechanical switches and circuit breakers with digitally controlled power distribution modules, significantly reducing the size and length of cabling required to distribute power throughout the boat. Hull No. 1 features twin 440-hp Yanmar 6LY440s coupled to a pair of Hamilton Waterjet HJX29s. This is the first pleasure vessel in the USA to be equipped with these brand new jets. More efficient, more powerful, and with military grade controls, Shadow reaches speeds of 40+ knots. Shadow is also the first pleasure vessel to be equipped for autonomous running with the state-of-the-art Sea Machines system. Lyman-Morse is working closely with the owner and Sea Machines to have this boat confidently guiding herself and her passengers in the near future.

An advanced technology package was not the owner's only request. He wanted a vessel that offered the traditional aesthetics and comfort of a wooden hull combined with classic Downeast lines. Below, the beauty of a cold-molded yacht is revealed. The interior features the classic exposed Douglas fir planking of her cold-molded hull. The walnut carpentry, sleek black finishes, and charcoal upholstery lend a contemporary -- yet exquisitely refined and timeless -- finish to the interior. Customized helm seats feature carbon fiber and walnut details. A specially designed detail, the v-berth easily converts from a settee to a bed with the slide of a hidden walnut insert.

"Between C.W. Hood and Lyman-Morse, this really was the dream team. I have worked with Chris Hood in the past on my last boat, so when I found out they were working with Lyman-Morse, I couldn't have been happier. Lyman-Morse's reputation precedes itself in building custom yachts and so does their ability to incorporate state of the art technology, so this really was the perfect boat builder to take on this project" -(owner of Shadow)

As part of the series approach, C.W. Hood has incorporated a flybridge version into Hull 2 currently under construction and scheduled for a 2023 completion. Additional information on the Flybridge model will be announced as construction progresses. A soft-top model is also offered for yachtsmen looking for more of a dayboat option. The Hood 35 LM follows the builder's strategy of employing advanced technology, innovative construction methods, and inspired design techniques to create a semi-custom platform. This reduces build time and increases production efficiencies compared to a one-off offering. Yet, demonstrated by the high customization of the first two hulls, Lyman-Morse will incorporate its world-renowned customization and solution-based approach to deliver exactly what each owner wishes.

Lyman-Morse has been busy with several other exciting projects in addition to the Hood 35 LM. We recently launched Hull #2 of the LM46 performance cruiser series which will be competing in this year's Newport to Bermuda Race at the end of this week. We are also nearing completion on our Kendall Square Canopy project which will be delivered to Cambridge, MA at the end of the summer. The 160' x 32' canopy structure will cover the entrances to the MBTA station and serve as one of the showpieces for the redevelopment project. Lastly, we will be launching the Navier 27 this summer for testing. This carbon 27' all electric, high performance, foiling powerboat will offer a range of 75 nautical miles while comfortably flying over waves up to 4' in height and introduces intelligent autonomy that goes far beyond autopilot. The Navier 27 will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this October.

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