Comet/Dieter Empacher Commuter Express Launch

We launched COMET in October, 2002. This elegant 42' Commuter Express Launch with a 1920s heritage was commissioned by Jeff Pierce who wanted the sophisticated design from Dieter Empacher to have a lightweight hull built of aluminum. As the owner of Pierce Aluminum, he knows the advantages. She is powered by twin Yanmar 370 hp diesels with a pair of Hamilton 291 water jets which generate enough thrust to keep her rushing along at a top speed of 30 knots. She is perfect for commuting to fashionable waterfront getaways in Maine or elsewhere. Her comfortable interior is custom crafted of carefully selected ribboned mahogany in traditional "Herreshoff" style and finished off with an exterior in teak. Her hull and weather decks were fabricated at Winninghoff Boats. COMET is another fine example of our diversification which we feel is essential to being a custom boat builder.

  • 09/28/2002   
  • 09/28/2002   
  • 09/28/2003   
  • 08/08/2002   
  • 08/08/2002   
  • 08/08/2002   
  • 02/27/2002 From bow looking aft  
    From bow looking aft  
  • 02/27/2002 Amidships construction  
    Amidships construction  
  • 01/18/2002 Finishing the welding  
    Finishing the welding  
  • 01/18/2002 Looking forward  
    Looking forward  
  • 01/18/2002 Details of bilge construction  
    Details of bilge construction  
  • 01/18/2002 Starboard engine vents detail  
    Starboard engine vents detail  
LOA: 42'-10
LWL: 42'
Beam: 11'-0
Displacement: 24,250 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 427 gals
Water Capacity: 70 gals
Type: Cruising
Designed By: Dieter Empacher
Model: 42' Commuter Express Launch
Year: 2002
Hull Material: Aluminum
Boat Engine: Twin Yanmar 370hp
Jet: Hamilton Jets # 292
Cruising Speed: mid 20s
Top Speed: 30 kts

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