Mad Max/Doug Zurn Flybridge Cruiser

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Sandy and Helen Jones dropped by to tour the yard during the summer of 2005 when they were on an east coast excursion to find the builder for their ultimate powerboat. After listening to a quick design brief, we asked designer Doug Zurn to come up from Marblehead and meet with the Joneses. They hit it off and we started in on a great new design from Doug. We built the boat using our standard SCRIMP infusion system providing the Joneses with an exceptionally strong hull for the long distance cruising they plan to do in the Pacific Northwest. Their flybridge cruiser has an excellent layout with many great details making her a superb design. The twin C-18, 1,000-hp Caterpillar diesels will provide an easy 20 knot cruise with top speed of about 32 knots. The complete design was mocked up on-site before construction, a Lyman-Morse trademark.

Accommodations include a master stateroom with king-size berth with spacious head and shower. The guest cabin is forward guest with separate head and shower. With 3 additional convertible trundle-style berths Mad Max will sleep up to 8. The innovative open floor-plan combines the well-equipped galley (with Sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, four burner electric induction stove and oven, microwave, wine cooler and more) with a wet bar and seating area perfect for entertaining is created by the raised salon and bridge deck. The layout provides unobstructed views and clear sight lines throughout. The flybridge with additional seating and wet bar with refrigeration is accessible by a spiral staircase.

After more than two years of planning and construction, this spectacular 62 -- one of our best yet -- was christened and launched on June 19, 2008 with our traditional company-wide celebration.

Covered numerous times in the press

Layout and Design

LOA: 67ft 7in(20.6m) LWL: 57ft 8in (172m) Beam:18ft6in (5.15m) Draft: 4ft (121m) Displacement: 83,550lbs Engines: 2 x 1,OOOhpC18 Caterpillar Diesels Propellers: Accutech5-blade Speed(max/cruise): 31/21knots Fuel capacity: 1,760gallons Range:583nm @21knots Bowthruster: Arcturus Marine TRAC Stabilizers: N/A Generators: 2 x 25kW and12kWNorthern Lights Watermakers: Sea Recovery Fresh water capacity: 460 gallons Security systems: Seacoast Monitoring system: N/A Fire control system: Fireboy-Xintex Air-conditioning: MarineAir Communication/Navigation electronics: Raymarine Entertainment systems: Sony,JVC, Sirius, KVH Owner and guests:6 Crew: N/A Tender: Williams turbojet325 Tender-launching system: SteelheadMarineSM1500R Passerelle:N/A Paint: Awlgrip,"Fighting Lady Yellow" Construction: SCRIMP infused hull with vinylester resin, hand-laid deck with vinylester resin Price guide: Upon request Classification: ABS guidelines Naval architecture: Zurn Yacht Design Exterior styling: Zurn Yacht Design Interior design: Zurn Yacht Design/Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding

Designer Comments

Designer's Notes By Douglas Zurn It's always a pleasure to work with couples that have a vast experience at sea, and the owners of the Lyman-Morse / Zurn 62 motoryacht Mad Max are no exception. This yacht design was commissioned in late 2005 by a spirited Californian couple, whose plans included cruising most of the coastline of the continental United States, from Maine through the Panama Canal to the San Juan Islands and beyond. Moving up from their 35-foot sailboat, they were looking forward to retirement and rewarding themselves - and their growing family - aboard Mad Max. The primary design concept was to provide a comfortable platform on which to enjoy the marine environment. While the yacht has the ability to sleep up to eight, the experienced husband and wife team plan on managing the boat by themselves for the most part, with occasional family and guests on board. Good performance, both in raw speed and sea-keeping ability, was also a very strong consideration in the design. Mad Max features a waterline beam that is relatively narrow for her length, and weight is kept to a minimum by utilizing lightweight composites in both the fiberglass parts and the interior cabinetry. The hull bottom and propulsion system are engineered to provide an efficient, comfortable and level ride. The success of these design considerations were proven when Mad Max underwent initial sea trails: she readily eased up onto plane and surpassed her projected top speed, all the while feeling as agile as a boat half her size. The interior arrangement is dominated by an open pilothouse and spacious 'great room', separated by only a small, open stairway. As such, the helm and pilothouse seating area remain in direct contact with the galley and seating areas down below. Access to the flybridge is granted via a beautiful handcrafted spiral staircase situated in the aft corner of the pilothouse. Visibility from both the upper and lower helm stations is completely unobstructed. Moving down below, one enters the 'great room', which incorporates a fully equipped galley, wine bar and an abundance of comfortable seating. As for entertainment, Mad Max features a full suite of electronics, including a large flat screen television, which is concealed in an overhead compartment when not in use. Forward, an attractive built-in unit conceals laundry facilities, ironing board and a workbench. Mad Max offers two private staterooms: a master suite situated aft, and a guest suite forward. Both staterooms are large, spanning the full breadth of the interior. The master suite offers a true king size bed, work station and private head with shower, while the guest suite features an island queen berth and private access to the forward head. Both staterooms include hanging lockers, cabinets and drawers to carry all the essentials. The final focal point of this design is the aft deck, which offers a unique split-level arrangement. The lower aft deck provides enough storage space to house Mad Max's waterjet-powered tender. A large transom door provides easy access to the swim platform. The upper deck puts the focus on entertainment, with a large dining table, ample seating and even a grill. A helm station pod is located to starboard for quick handling around the dock.

LOA: 65' 5
LWL: 57'8
Beam: 18' 6
Draft: 4'
Displacement: 81,615 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 1,950 gals
Water Capacity: 425 gal
Type: Cruising
Designed By: Doug Zurn
Year: 2008
Construction: SCRIMP infused hull with vinylester resin; hard laid deck with vinylester resin
Boat Engine: Twin C-18 Caterpillars
Horsepower: 1000 hp (x2)
Cruising Speed: 20 kts.
Top Speed: 38 kts.

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