Lyman-Morse in the media

Anna Debuts!

Introducing Anna, our new 65' wood composite sailing yacht launched today. It has been a wonderful collaboration between us, the owners, the designers Stephens Waring Yacht Design with Martha Coolidge Design, and Alison Langley Photographywho documented it all.

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Winter's Work: Power Up

It may officially be winter here but our sights are already on summer 2018. At Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer we are upgrading our shore power on our docks and marina in a major way. In addition to 30 and 50 amp power, all Lyman-Morse docks will now boast 100 amp power.  In order to better accommodate the

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We Are More than a Boatbuilder

We recently delivered a composite replacement of the 30-year old wooden spire as part of a complete steeple renovation of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church Camden, Maine. 


The 50'4" spire and brows are the latest testamant that our abilities and capabilities are infinitely transferable and go

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An Insanely Sharper Tool: The Hypertherm XPR300

We purchased a Hypertherm XPR300 plasma cutter on a Messer MetalMaster Evolution gantry with The Slagger cutting table. This unitized system utilizes a whole new class of plasma called X-Definition (think high-definition on steroids!) that affords us the ability to pierce 2" thick mild steel (sever

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Video of Forum Now Available: Designers' Forum a Big Success

Sold-out crowd visited Lyman-Morse, the Farnsworth Art Museum and 250 Main Hotel for a day of yachting discussions and entertainment

Big thank you to the Cruising Club of America and Ocean Cruising Club.

we hosted 120 guests for a Designers’ Forum on Saturday, October 21st. Nine recognized naval

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Eric Roos Joins Lyman-Morse Brokerage Team

Lyman-Morse has expanded Downeast.  Eric Roos will man the Lyman-Morse brokerage and project management office in Great Harbor Marina, in Southwest Harbor, Maine.

“We are very excited to expand Downeast and Eric’s knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to our customers. We welcome him

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Project Update: Anna, 65 foot Cold Molded Spirit of Tradition Sailing Yacht

The construction of our newest sailboat, designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design, is well under way and coming together quite beautifully. Anna will be the perfect combination of a modern but classic sloop, perfect for both day sailing and racing. The Thomaston crew has finished planking the first

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CIFF - Camden International Film Festival

Mark your calendars - CIFF (Camden International Film Festival) opens Thursday. We are particulary excited about the film 
FOLLOWING SEAS because Cabot and Heidi Lyman with their 3 young sons (Zach, age 13 and twins Drew and Alex, age 9) spent 3 years from 1987-1990 circumnavigating in their

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Custom 65' Cold Molded Sailboat Under Construction

The owner came to us for our expertise in systems engineering and installation; our attention to detail and responsiveness to owners’ requests. It is great to work with Paul and Bob from Stephens Waring Yacht Design, too. This is a big, fun project for everyone involved. We are all excited to get

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Mark Stevens Wins Double-Handed Class of Newport-Bermuda Race

Congrats to Mark Stevens owner and skipper of Kiva, a Hinckley 51 and Hank Halstead for their First place finish in the Double-Handed class of the Newport-Bermuda Race. 

Newt Merrill onwer of the J42 Finesse took 3rd place in their class. 



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Schooner Bowdoin Launch Monday June 6th

Schooner Bowdoin to Launch Monday June 6th Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine, Camden!

We invite you to come see this historic event. We will be dressing ship, firing cannons and blowing air horns to mark the occasion. As you might know, the Schooner Bowdoin has been in our shed since October!


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Tripp Estabrook Joins Lyman-Morse Brokerage Team

We are pleased to welcome Tripp Estabrook to its Newport, Rhode Island brokerage team.  Prior to joining Lyman-Morse, Tripp was the president of Associated Marine Enterprises in Newport, RI, a marine consulting firm with clients such as Edson, US Sailing, Spinlock and Summit Yachts. Tripp has

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Welcome John Morin to LM Brokerage Team

John Morin will head Lyman-Morse’s newly opened brokerage sales office located at Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine. Morin comes to Lyman-Morse with a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm.  Morin has been a Certified Professional Yacht Broker for over 12 years, holds a 100-ton Masters

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Sandy McGaw

It was with great sadness that the Lyman-Morse crew heard the news that a member of our family, our friend and colleague Sandy McGaw passed away on Sunday, January 17 after a tragic accident while on vacation in Florida. Sandy was a positive force and a gentle soul who loved life and looked forward

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Making of the Bertram 35

We were excited about our partnership with Bertram already, but the video literally gives us goosebumps.

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Steve Savoie, Steve Crane, and our CNC department who make up Lyman-Morse Technologies (LMT), recently manufactured a composite aerospace component for a well-known manufacturer of advanced jet aircraft.  The component manufactured is a prototype Radome, a thin fiberglass dome that protects and

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Come See Some Mainers at the US Sailboat Show Thursday - Monday, Oct. 8-12

Drew Lyman, Annie Lannigan, Marnie Read and Ted Smith will be manning the 63' LYMAN-MORSE built Bruce Farr design Kiwi Spirit. Dock D.


It's been a while since we have attended this show and we are glad that the weather has cleared out and is going to cooperate. Come see us. We will be wearing

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Cat Days Of Summer - Gunboat 60 Hauled

Team Lyman-Morse hauled the 60ft, 38,000 lb Moonwave Friday afternoon at the Thomaston facility. The Gunboat is here for routine maintenance and composite rigging and appendages upgrades plus hydraulic system and steering refinements. 

Check out her Refit Log to see the photos of her being hauled

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Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Acquires Wayfarer Marine Corporation

Great News! Here is the offiical press release:

Thomaston, Maine: With this purchase, Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine will now have the advantage of the infrastructure, expertise, reputation, and culture of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. Both yards are situated in two of the most historic

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What is your Hurricane Plan?

Perhaps a friend of our's famous Spammy Jammy Party held every June to ward off hurricanes has insured us all a relatively uneventful hurricane season these past 2 years - thank you Ray. But we know this can change quickly. Do you have a plan for your boat? Where will you take it? Who will move it

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New Designs - All About Catamarans

It can be hard to get out on the water with our two small children, but I'm convinced catamarans make the perfect platform for that perfect family get-away. We've been working hard to develop both a sailing and power catamaran line that harness good looks, performance and safety. 

Introducing the

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Come See Whim in at the Palm Beach Boat Show - March 26-29

The skies are blue, the snow banks are melting and our sights are squarely on the warmer days and nights ahead. All winter long we have been working toward launch days and by the end of this month several boats will be back in the water. 


Just to meet the spring season half way, a team of us

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Epic Winter of 2015!

It's official - February was the coldest month on record and we have the snow to prove it. We sent Dave Cleveland up to document the snow and ice!

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Hull 2 of the Monhegan 42 in the Order Book! Construction to begin first of year

It was a combination of things that led this client to us.  They were looking for a sophisticated commuter with the capacity to ferry 15 people to their island retreat on Lake Ontario.  Their research led them to a C. Raymond Hunt designed hull because of their proven ride and seaworthiness. An

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Strong Sales Activity in Brokerage!

The past sixty days have seen very strong sales activity. Three boats - Gaf VI, Fog Cutter, Ranger - have been sold and three more are under agreement - Tarka, Dreadnought, Coyote.

Now is the time to contact Annie or Scott about Free Winter Storgage and Professional Delivery Service when your boat

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E33LM Flash Wins Class and Spinnaker Division at Figawi

The new version of the e33 made quite an impression on those following in her wake at this past weekend’s Figawi Race. The e33LM, a revolutionary hybrid wood/glass hull, was loaded off the truck at Hyannis Marine, her crew (Robbie Doyle, Drew Lyman, the owner Nick Lazares and his son, Nick) jumped

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Volare Refit Nears Completion

On May 9th, this 73 ft Ron Holland design rolled out of Building 11- her home for the past year and a half and into the sun! We are down to the last details as the big work is wrapping up. We have installed a new bow and stern thruster and are finishing up installing new Lewmar hatches, and

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Introducing A2 From the Fontaine Design Group and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding The Pedigree Lives On...

Built to our exacting standards, A2 will be fast, comfortable, and long-legged, destined for anything from high latitude adventure sailing to island hopping in the Med, Caribbean or Maine.

We have worked with Ted Fontaine on a number of custom and semi-custom projects over the years and are

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Come See Excellence at Palm Beach International Boat Show March 20-23

Team Lyman-Morse is headed south for this boutique boat show. When we signed up for this show we were excited to show Excellence (ex-Wombat) as a platform to showcase our work, now the boat is for sale! Do not miss the opportunity to come see this beauty.

Now with a dark blue hull, this 80’ Setzer

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Introducing Gretchen Haas our new CNC machine

We have a new in-house CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) department. This department will use 3D CAD (Computer Assisted Design) and CAM (Computer Assisted Machining) software to send part geometry data directly from the LMB design office to our new CNC router a Haas GR-712 aka “Gretchen Haas”.

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Kiwi Spirit Headed to Cape Town

January 13th. The truth is often hard to face but once accepted and decisions are made a sense of relief is the reward. Such is the feeling for Dr. Stanley Paris who decided to end his circumnavigation.  “… I have decided to abandon and head for Cape Town, some 1,700 miles away. To continue in the

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Stanley's Off!

Here is the local news report on Stanley's departure.

After the long wait, departure was smooth and without incident.

Stanley's position will be updated at 1300 today and thereafter every 6 hours at 

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Bon Voyage Stanley!


At a bit after high noon Monday, Sept 30. Cabot handed Stanley Paris a photograph of Kiwi Spirit that had been signed by the entire Lyman-Morse crew. The two men shook hands, and before a nice gathering of friends, fans, acclaimed sailors and the LM crew, Paris fired up his auxiliary engine,

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Final Preparations Being Made for Record Breaking Attempt: Stanley Paris and Kiwi Spirit to set Sail September 30

 It is count down time for Stanley Paris and Team Lyman-Morse as we make final preparations to Kiwi Spirit for Paris’ record breaking attempt of the solo round the world record in a cruising boat. Paris will set sail for St. Augustine, Florida from Thomaston. He will start the conquest from St.

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Custom LM e33

We’re excited to announce that we’ve signed on to build a
“custom” LM-e33, the first of its kind! Hull #27 will be built on the same
classically elegant, high performance platform as its predecessors, but with a
few added LM touches. A simplified deck layout will allow adjustment for either

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NorseBoat 21.5

We’ve  just received  orders for our first two NorseBoat 21.5’s! High
performance daysailers with classic downeast lines, NorseBoats have earned the
reputation of “the Swiss army knife of boats”.  Easily trailered, they can be sailed or
motored and are easy to handle. Learn more at

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Join Us for the PEREGRINE launch, June 7th @ 3 pm

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding invites you to join us on Friday, June 7th to celebrate the launching of PEREGRINE.  

Lyman-Morse teamed up again with one of our most successful design partners - C. Raymond Hunt - to build this able, fast, 42' flybridge twin jet boat.  The owners are looking forward to

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Lyman-Morse Fabrication Receives OSHA Award

Lyman-Morse Fabrication, the metal fabrication component of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, was awarded with OSHA"s prestigious SHARP award in December.  Presented by Maine's SafetyWorks! group, the award recognizes the company for their health and safety record in the workplace.  According to OSHA's

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Kiwi Spirit to Launch on November 1st

Stanley Paris gets one step closer to his dream of becoming the oldest, fastest and "green"est circumnavigator when we launch his boat, Kiwi Spirit, on November 1st.  We are in the final fit-out stages as we add the personalized touches and await the arrival of the keel. 

Sail trials will begin

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SpeedDream Christened

It’s been a big week for the SpeedDream Team.  Finally, after eight months of construction the bright red keel finally made contact with cold Maine water as SpeedDream27 was officially launched.

Tatiana Murnikov, wife of Lead Designer and project coordinator Vlad Murnikov did the honors with a

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SpeedDream Nears Launch Date

SpeedDream, the 27' all carbon prototype under construction here at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, is just weeks away from her first test sail.  Here she is on the trailer on her way to the Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show this past weekend.  Clear coat goes on next week.  

Built initially as a

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SpeedDream on display at Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show

Nearly complete, the 27' SpeedDream prototype will be on display at the Rockland Maine Boats Homes and Habors Show, August 10-12.  

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State of the Art Electronic Install

Ben Ellison advised the owner on this  state-of -the art electronics install on an 58' East Bay. The boat was recently launched and is undergoing sea trials:A wry line that applies to this and numerous other cutting-edge installs is: "Many things work!" (Though maybe not everything just yet.) This

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Friends in Important Places Lyman-Morse Opens Service Yard in Panama!



It's official - Lyman-Morse Panama is open and ready to receive service work, provide canal transitting logistics or just offer a really nice place to come ashore. Long term and short term storage is also available.

Peach Prederick is running LM Panama, located next to Shelter Bay Marina.

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Pulling the Hull on Kiwi Spirit

The project continues to progress on Stanley Paris' 63' offshore cruiser.  Here are a few pics of the hull being pulled from the mold.  The hull has been moved to Building 11 (the "big" building) for the rest of the spring as we continue to work on it. 

These photos of the move show that while the

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Paris 63 Mold Pulling and Rolling

This video by Billy Black shows us pulling the mold of the Paris 63' currently under construction at Lyman-Morse.  Lance Buchanan, project manager, narrates.   For more information about other new projects and details about Kiwi Spirit, the new Paris 63, click here.

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Work begins on construction of city's tallest building

Foundation work is well underway on Rockland's newest and tallest building  and should wrap up the first week of December. September 2012 is the goal for occupancy. 

The concept behind The Lofts at 250 Main project is to create a quality living experience that captures all of the assets of a

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Lyman-Morse Expands into Architectural Fabrication

Due to our expertise in metal and composite fabrication, Lyman-Morse was contracted to construct a complicated architectural canopy structure for Baruch College in Midtown Manhattan.  The canopy was designed by RSD Engineering and will function as an architectural centerpiece with an integrated

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Lyman-Morse Tapped to Build Groundbreaking Sailboat

Lyman-Morse has been selected to construct the groundbreaking SpeedDream 27 prototype.  The SpeedDream project is a quest to design to the fastest monohull on the planet. The expectation is that the SpeedDream will rival and possibly even exceed speeds achieved by comparably sized multihulls.  Some

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Team Lyman-Morse Heads to Annapolis For the US Sailboat and Powerboat Shows!

Cabot Lyman, Steve Tofield and Ted Smith are taking the divide and conquer approach to the US Sail and Powerboats Shows, in Annapolis, MD this month.  Look for Cabot and Steve at the US Sailboat Show, October 6-10. They will be splitting their time between eSailing Yachts and meeting with customers

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KIWI SPIRIT Project Gets Underway

Dr. Stanley Paris, who has commissioned the construction of KIWI SPIRIT and plans to complete a non-stop circumnavigation aboard the Farr-designed monohull, recently met with designer Bruce Farr and Cabot Lyman to explore the full-scale mock-up of the cockpit. 

Dr. Paris will undertake this voyage

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Kiteboarding on the St. George River

Lyman-Morse’s location on the St. George River is not only a hub for Maine boatbuilding, but a prime spot for kiteboarding.  The unique “wind tunnel” effect that blows past the Lyman-Morse docks in Thomaston create near-ideal conditions for kiting on a fairly regular basis- if you can stand the

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Introducing Our Newest "Launch"

We're proud to introduce the newest member of the Lyman family!  Emery Charlotte Lyman was born on July 21st, 2011 at Miles Medical Center in Damariscotta, Maine, weighing 7 lbs, 15 ounces and measuring 21 inches.  Her parents are Drew and Mackenzie Lyman.  Drew serves as Vice President of

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Lyman-Morse Honors Longtime Employee Bill Belyea

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding dedicated a building to Bill Belyea on Thursday, April 21st to honor his 30 years of service with the company.   The building, formerly known as the Renaissance Yacht Building, will now be known as the Belyea Building.

Bill joined Lyman-Morse in March of 1982 as a

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Whitehawk Launch

It's been a looonnng winter, but spring is finally here.  Boats are going back in the water and we're prepping for summer!

Whitehawk was launched this past week -- after a winter-long teck deck installation, she is looking spectacular.  Check out these pics from the launch day. 

More soon as

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Whitehawk Comes to Lyman-Morse

To yacht connoisseurs, WHITEHAWK is known as a masterpiece of majestic proportion. By appreciative sailors, she is heralded as one of the world’s most splendid ketches. with her sleek, traditional lines and impeccable detailing, she certainly is nothing short of a spectacular showcase for fine wood

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A Letter from Cabot

With rumors swirling and big personnel changes recently, you may have been wondering about the status of things at Lyman-Morse.  We are still alive and well, and still building exceptional boats here in Thomaston!  However, with the confluence of a slow economy and two projects that have been

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Metolius Refit Complete

This was a busy winter for our service yard.  We were at full capacity with winter storage customers, several of whom tasked us with some major refit projects.

One of the biggest and most exciting was the teak deck project on Metolius.  An 84' Royal Huisman sloop, Metolius has been coming to

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Two e33s, our production day sailer partnership with e Sailing Yachts ,are near completion, a 48' day sailer is ready for the deck installation, more ZeroBase units have been commissioned, and the Service Yard keeps up their busy spring launch schedule. 

Just a couple pictures from around the

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Ring Leader Sportfish Launch

Ring Leader, Lyman-Morse's new 65' Express Sport Fish designed by Robert Ullberg has been launched!  We've been running her around Penobscot Bay recently, hitting speeds of 43 knots!  Not only is she fast, she is a real beauty.  We're excited to add her to our repertoire of diverse boats.


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SCOUT Launch

We're pleased to announce the launch of our latest project, SCOUT. This 31' design is modeled in the vein of the rumrunners of old. Perfect for picnics and short day trips, this aluminum-built open center console features plenty of teak and varnished wood. She is powered by a 422 hp Volvo D6-435

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Dick Benner's Retirement

Our "oldest employee", Richard Benner, celebrated his 90th birthday on Wednesday here at Lyman-Morse. 

Dick is the longest tenured employee at the yard.  He worked at the old Morse yard when Cabot bought it in 1978 and has been here since!  . 

Cabot shared several humorous stories from the

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WHISTLER Goes on First Sea Trial

It was one of those foul spring days in Maine when we launched Whistler last week -- cold, rainy and windy -- but it didn't stop the crowds from coming out to see the launch. 

The owners and crew headed out for her first test run the following morning.  WHISTLER performed amazingly well,

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WHISTLER, our largest jet boat to date, is launching on Thursday, May 14th.  Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, she is a twin jet express cruiser... and in a word, she is AWESOME.

Take a look at her construction gallery, specs and interior layout drawings.  And if you can't make it to the

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One of our more ambitious projects to date is ready for a dunk in the chilly St. George River! We are launching our new 62' catamaran, MALA CONDUCTA, in Thomaston on April 9th. Designed by Morrelli and Melvin of Huntington Beach, CA, the yacht is our first catamaran project.


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Maine Boatbuilders Show: Another Great Year

We ran into a lot of old friends and customers at the  Maine Boatbuilders Show in Portland this past weekend.  MAESTRO was on site -- the second of our fabulous 38' jet boat series from Chuck Paine/Mark Fitzgerald --  along with a beautiful Yamaha F11 player piano supplied by our friend Ken

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LM Begins Work on Deerfoot 70

The mold is here and the building process is underway!  We're happy to announce our new project with Ulf Rogeberg,  a Norwegian designer based in Copenhagen. This Deerfoot 70' is scheduled for completion in September 2010.

The purpose of this sailing yacht is to provide a safe and manageable

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Gary Jobson Screens "Maine Built Boats: Art & Soul" at the Rockland Strand Theater

Gary Jobson, ESPN commentator, former America's Cup Tactician, lecturer and writer has spent a lot of time over the years in Maine, and has been filming a full documentary about Maine's boatbuilding industry since January. MAINE BUILT BOATS: ART & SOUL examines and celebrates Maine's 400 year old

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Catamaran Test Float Is a Success

Our 62' Catamaran came a little closer to completion on November13th when we successfully launched her into the chilly waters of the St. George River.  We used the Brownell trailer with the extended hydraulic arms to ease her down the launch ramp.  Check out the pictures by our resident

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Lyman-Morse Accepted into OSHA's Prestigous SHARP Program

Representatives from OSHA and the state of Maine visted the yard in late July to present us with an award for our workplace safety committment. The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system.

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Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Company Attains 36% Reduction in Carbon Emissions

Lyman-Morse has accomplished our recently reported 36% reduction in carbon emissions (exceeding our 20% reduction goal set for 2010) as a participant in the Governor’s Carbon Challenge!  As a member of the Governor's Carbon Challenge and DEP's STEP-UP Program, we have also made significant

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Owners Reunion Recap

We welcomed to our Camden Yard a cross-section of Lyman-Morse's 200 plus builds. The  C. Raymond Hunt Designs - Whistler and Taba; Setzer Design's Resilient; a Seguin 44 Thistle; Chuck Paine/Mark Fitzgerald Tarka; Wesmac 50 Lorax; and S&S designed Nighthawk made for a spectacular line up on the

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