Semi-Custom Boat Designs

We are in the fortunate position to have several molds from the best designers in the business. With these molds we are able to offer a variety of semi custom projects to the customer who wants a proven product, but with his/her own design for the interior and exterior. We do not build deck molds intentionally to allow each customer to design their own custom interior. A deck needs to conform to the interior and vice versa, so constructing this element on an individual basis allows for a much more unique design specific to the customer's desires.

By using the semi custom approach our customers have the insurance of knowing the performance with a custom approach while saving the costs of the design and construction of molds that a fully custom project requires. It is the best of all worlds to build your own boat with an interior of your choosing while having the confidence on the performance of existing boats. Each client can influence the specification and concept of his boat to a high degree. This flexibility allows our boats to be extremely individual, although the standard starting platform is an already existing model. Some of them have 100% custom decks, others a totally different keel system, and almost all of them have individual interior layouts.

For the yachtsman that perhaps does not have the time and capacity to be directly involved themselves in a full custom project, these semi-custom yachts offer a slightly "easier" solution at a lower price. More importantly, though, they offer faster delivery while still maintaining the possibility to create very personal projects.

Benefits of Semi-Custom

  • Ultimate flexibility
  • Use of proven design
  • Control costs
  • Proven performance
  • Fast delivery
Monhegan 42 Cruiser - C. Raymond Hunt Design
Monhegan 42 Cruiser - C. Raymond Hunt Design

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.  They were also looking for a higher level of finish than is typically found in Coast Guard certified passenger vessels.  An extensive study of available  boats on the market left them unable to tie together the list of specific features they were after.

 A subsequent web search produced...(Read More)

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Flash e33LM
Flash e33LM

The e33 has had a continuous evolution since inception, always keeping in our minds ease of use, excellent performance and elegant look.  The latest e33LM is the wood/glass hybrid built for a discerning customer who wanted the performance of the original e33 but with the elegant look and feel of a wooden boat.  With top engineering coupled with our top composite team, eSailing Yachts has entered a new generation of truly elegant performance boats that are just as accomplished on the race course as they are on a relaxing day sail. 

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A2 - Fontaine Design Group
A2 - Fontaine Design Group

Cabot Lyman and his family have had a working relationship with designer Ted Fontaine for nearly thirty years.

The last Lyman-Morse/Fontaine Design Group collaboration was the well-known AMELIA. Launched in 2002, she is a 63' center cockpit pilothouse design. Featuring, a shallow draft keel centerboard hull form, AMELIA is a fast and comfortable sailing platform.

We are pleased to announce that this proven and successful hull shape has been lengthened to 67’ and is available now as a semi-custom series – the A2.

Built to Lyman-Morse’s exacting standards, A2 will be fast, comfortable, and long-legged, destined for...(Read More)

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Monhegan 42 Flybridge Jet Boat - C. Raymond Hunt Design
Monhegan 42 Flybridge Jet Boat -      C. Raymond Hunt Design

Team Lyman-Morse is pleased to be teaming up again with one of our most successful design partners – C. Raymond Hunt. Our latest collaboration is the Monhegan 42. This new design, our 18th with the venerable firm, will be available in three configurations - Flybridge, Cruiser and Open - and with jet or traditional drives.

Hull 1 will be an able, fast, 42’ Flybridge jet boat. The owners are looking forward to extended cruising up and down the Maine coast and islands in comfort and safety. With attention to being self-sufficient and quiet, this new design will carry the...(Read More)

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Lyman-Morse 55/Ed Joy/Chuck Paine Bluewater Cruiser
Lyman-Morse 55/Ed Joy/Chuck Paine Bluewater Cruiser

250,000 OFFSHORE MILES IN EVERY DETAIL

From the drawing boards of Chuck Paine and Ed Joy, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding is proud to introduce the Lyman-Morse 55, the culmination of all the insight Cabot and Heidi Lyman have gained from circumnavigating the globe with their children, as well as building over 100 boats and maintaining many more. Adding the experience of the designers, there are more than 250,000 ocean miles in the wake of the team behind this remarkable new yacht.

The Lyman-Morse 55 is designed and built to go to sea – and looks the part. An accomplished...(Read More)

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RING LEADER/Ullberg Express Sportfish
RING LEADER/Ullberg Express Sportfish

In 2009, we're launched the semi-custom yacht, RING LEADER, a 65' Express Sportfish.

RING LEADER is pretty long for an Express, but wow, she is fast!!! Naval architect, Robert Ullberg, Ullberg Yacht Design Inc., Winter Park, FL worked closely with Ring Power Corporation on this new concept. Ring Power is the Caterpillar distributor for northern Florida and one of the largest Caterpillar equipment dealers in the Southeastern United States.

It's no surprise that RING LEADER's engine room is the real focus of the vessel. She is powered by Cats - big twin Caterpillar C-32s. She cruises...(Read More)

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Acadia/Ward Setzer Flybridge Motoryacht
Acadia/Ward Setzer Flybridge Motoryacht

We launched ACADIA, a classic 85' flybridge cockpit motoryacht, in July 2003. This spectacular yacht was built for an owner who has been intimately involved with her design and construction on a daily basis with innovative ideas challenging some of the industry's most proven standards. This elaborate Ward Setzer design has all the latest technologies including one of the most impressive battery systems put together for a boat of her size. Her custom interior is all hand-crafted in mahogany. The galley is forward to port across from the the helm station on the same level as the main...(Read More)

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Paris 63 Performance Offshore Family Cruiser
Paris 63 Performance Offshore Family Cruiser

In the fall of 2012, we launched hull number one of a new series of boats that we believe will redefine offshore family sailing. Dubbed Kiwi Spirit, Stanley Paris commissioned the Bruce Farr design in order to create a boat capable of taking him around the world in a solo, non-stop circumnavigation at age 76, with the capability to act as a performance family cruiser following this voyage. High reliability in all sailing conditions in addition to high performance were design parameters and the rig and sail plan have been drawn accordingly. An emphasis has...(Read More)

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54' C. Raymond Hunt Express Jetboat Flybridge
54' C. Raymond Hunt Express Jetboat Flybridge

This C. Raymond Hunt Design features Twin Caterpillar C18s (1001 BHP) coupled with Hamilton HJ403 water-jets give a top speed of 35 knots and a cruising speed of 30 knots. Construction is infused FRP composite with CoreCell PVC foam core. Water-jet propulsion means that this vessel will have an operating draft of approximately three feet, or roughly one and one-half feet less than a propeller-driven yacht of comparable size and type. Accommodations include an owner's cabin with en-suite head and an office which converts to a guest cabin, also with its own head. The spacious, near-flush aft deck conceals...(Read More)

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