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.
While most applications of the Hunt V-hull use twin engines to take advantage of the comfortable Hunt high speed ride, there are other possibilities for modest speed and good fuel economy which are sometimes neglected. Depicted here is a 42- foot cruiser with a single 300hp engine driving a propeller partially housed in a tunnel. Full planing speed will be about eighteen knots, and fuel consumption a touch more than one nautical mile per gallon. At maximum displacement speed, eight knots, she will return some 2 nmpg. The use of a single engine not only halves the weight of the...(Read More)More details
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)More details
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 four configurations - Flybridge, Cruiser, Extended 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...(Read More)More details
When aesthetics, performance and comfort collide, the result is a yacht that handles safely and nimbly, and looks good doing it. The Lyman-Morse 48 Catamaran provides an enjoyable 10-12 knot cruise for family cruising, but also deftly maneuvers into racing mode, achieving 20+ knots of exhilarating performance.More details
In the fall of 2012, we launched hull number one of a new series of boats that we believe will redefine offshore family sailing. Named 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)More details
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)More details
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.More details
Distinctive in all respects, this design by Chuck Paine and Mark Fitzgerald of C.W. Paine Yacht Design is a stylish, jet cruiser available on a semi-custom basis. With a sea-kindly, fast and dry ride plus a beautifully appointed exterior and interior with ample accommodations, it can be fully customized to your individual style and needs. Below are links to the first three 38s. We would love to build your version of this head-turning yacht.More details
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)More details
"Inglesea" is one of the more recent M42's built and a one of a kind M42. Unlike all others, she was built with a unique two-cabin interior for family cruising. Using a set of cleaver pocket doors that slide athwartship, the forward v-berth cabin can be closed off from the main salon. By moving the head/shower unit forward, an additional aft cabin was incorporated in the design making the M42 perfect for both daysailing and family cruising. Always maintained to the highest yachting standards, "Inglesea" is likely better than an new boat; having been thoroughly seatrialed, yet lightly used for...(Read More)More details
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)More details
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)More details
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)More details
Windsock II is the quintessential sailing yacht and without a doubt, the most distinctive vessel ever built by Morris. Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, this M52 was created in a collaborative effort between her owner, Fontaine Design Group and venerable builder Morris Yachts. To say this boat was built to the highest standards is an understatement. Every construction detail was carefully scrutinized by her owner and unique team of notable consultants, custom vendors and project managers at Morris. Quality, crafsmanship and exquisite detailing throughout this yacht sets her apart from all others. Windsock II is a testament to the belief...(Read More)More details