The Hood 35 by Lyman-Morse hits the sweet spot of C.W. Hood Yacht Design’s powerboat acumen. Pulling in the best elements of the firm’s successful mid-sized powerboats, the Hood 35 LM Express Cruiser takes the express cruiser genre to another level – perfect for day- and weekend-long jaunts. This yacht is available in three versions: soft top, hard top, and a flybridge.
Hull No. 2 of this award winning design is currently under construction in Thomaston, Maine, and is scheduled for a June 2023 launch. This “Midnight Blue” beauty is available for purchase, a rare opportunity with typical backlogs pushing 2-3 years.
The strength of this collaboration between Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding and CW Hood Yacht Design is built from the keel up, with its solid cold-molded composite hull topped off with light-weight cored carbon fiber decks and superstructure. The result is a boat that is light enough to deliver great performance and efficiency, with enough mass left in the hull to punch through some serious chop.
Taking full advantage of the semi-custom nature of this series, she boasts an additional foot and a half of length in the optimized Modified-V hull.
Powered by twin Volvo Penta D6 440’s, she’ll easily top 40 knots, and cruise comfortably in the low 30’s.
The Volvo DPI (duo-prop) outdrives, joystick steering, and interceptors, all integrated through Volvo’s Electronic Vessel Control (EVC), provide complete control around the dock, with outboard-like performance and handling on the bay. The Side-Power bow thruster adds an additional layer of control in tight spaces, while the boat’s roll motion is reduced by the Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer. Trimming the drives enables shallow water running, and beaching when fully raised.
In the forward cabin you will find a full galley, double berth and head with separate shower, as well as air conditioning and hot water, even at anchor, thanks to the 5KW generator.
The pilot house features a full helm station to starboard, and companion seat to port, with unobstructed 360 degree sight lines. Locating the engines near the transom allows for a wide open cockpit space. The aft bench seat and sun pad combine to form a large hatch, providing better engine access than most yard mechanics are accustomed to. Extensive sound insulation keeps engine noise below conversation levels.
It’s worth noting that the large open cockpit space could easily accommodate additional built-in seating and/or a wet bar if desired.
Future versions of the Hood 35LM could include enclosed pilothouse and flybridge layouts, as well as various propulsion options, including Jets, IPS, I/O’s or Outboards, all of which have been considered in this versatile design.
Keep an eye out for further updates as we get closer to our June launch!