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Introducing the Hood 42 LM

by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding 29 Mar 10:20 PDT
Hood 42 LM © Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding

We have a rich history of building boats with Chris Hood, and together we've created the popular Hood 35 LM and the inspiring Hood 57 LM, yachts that are as well-designed, well-built, and well-loved as any afloat.

And now, we're proud to announce the Hood 42 LM, a new flybridge cruiser from Lyman-Morse and C.W. Hood Yachts. First off, the Hood 42 LM is drop-dead gorgeous, bringing to life a timeless elegance, inspired by the classic Wasque powerboats which are such a familiar site here on the Maine coast.

However, while the Hood 42 LM may evoke a golden age of yachting on the outside, under the waterline she sports a modern hull shape optimized for comfort and performance, and she's constructed with the latest in materials and boatbuilding techniques.

The Hood 42 LM features a lower cabin with large owner's stateroom, enclosed shower and head, and plenty of storage. The main deck features a single-level open living and entertaining space that combines the lower helm, galley, and salon. The space is open, airy, and full of natural light and ventilation thanks to plenty of thoughtfully placed power windows, with the galley to port and a large settee and table to starboard.

Her flybridge gives the helmsman a commanding view, with 360-degree sightlines, perfect for close quarters maneuvering or just taking in the scenery. Power for the Hood 42 LM comes from twin Volvo DPS drives that will provide her with a comfortable cruise in the mid 30-knot range. Hull No. 001 is currently under construction at our yard in Thomaston.


  • LOA: 42'
  • Designed by: C.W. Hood Yacht Design
  • Builder: Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co.
  • Model: Hood 42 LM
  • Construction: Cold-molded Wood Composite
  • Location: Thomaston, Maine
  • Boat engine: Twin Volvo DPS

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