Eldredge-McInnis commuter yacht Scout was designed in 1930 by the famous Eldredge-McInnis office originally as Cormar. This stunning vessel is now ready to extend her lineage after a refit by the Lyman-Morse service team. The 73′ Eldredge-McInnis commuter yacht Scout was repowered with new Caterpillar C7.1 engines in 2018. Lyman-Morse also did a lot of structural work, including in the engine room. But it wasn’t all systems and structural work done during the refit — Scout also got a beautiful new shiny paint job and brightwork.

Scout is in the water, looking great and ready to view. A rare opportunity to own a piece of maritime history.



  • loa 73'
  • beam 14'
  • fuel capacity 500 gallons
  • water capacity 500 gallons
  • type Commuter Boat
  • designed by Eldredge-McInnis
  • builder Defoe Shipbuilding Company
  • year 1930
  • hull material Wood
  • location Camden, Maine
  • boat engine Caterpillar C.71 (2018) twin
  • horsepower 1000Hp
Eldredge-McInnis commuter yacht Scout arrangement

Walk Through Tour

Scout is a stunning sight as you step aboard. She feels all of the 73 feet with her long waterline and sleek look. Teak deck wraps the deck and is beautifully paired with high-gloss, rich red, mahogany cabinsides and patina bronze hardware.

Up on the bow you likely have the best of any yacht. A sunken leather bench seat forward of the windlass allowing all the working of the vessel to be behind you so you can enjoy the pure sights of the ocean. Still up on the foredeck there are port and starboard bench seats and a built in centerline settee on the forward end cabin house. All the seats carry the same dark blue leather cushions atop the gleaming mahogany furniture.

If you want to head back to see where the vessel is being operated, you can step up into the pilot house on port or starboard from the side decks. Now about three feet higher, the views are still astounding. Now you have the scene of the classic helm and binnacle accompanied by some modern navigational and communication systems. You never forget you are in a classic yacht sitting in a raised settee with varnish and teak as your foreground.

Aft of the pilot house and still up on the house, Scout has the perfect tea time or cocktail hour lounge I can imagine. There is an elegant semi-permanent bimini and canvas sides below the hand rail to protect for the sun and wind, while still enjoying the ocean air and having a drink in the comfortable wicker chairs.

We still have one more lounge area available. Maybe it is a little chilly or you just came up for your morning coffee back aft. Scout has a full enclosed aft deck with built-in settee. I always loved being in the stern of the boat. This is comfortable, private and elegant. What could be better.


  • Autopilot: SIMRAD
  • Radios: ICOM IC-502 VHF
  • Radar: RAYMARINE
  • Chartplotter: RAYMARINE
  • Depth Finder: PART OF RAYMARINE
  • Clock: BRASS
  • Barometer: BRASS
  • Bell: BRASS


During the winter of 2017-2018, Lyman-Morse took on an exciting and extensive refit of Scout. The vessel was stored completely in a plastic tent to maintain moisture throughout the winter. Extensive photos and records were taken to track process and document the procedures taken.

  • Two new Caterpillar C7.1 ACERT
  • Faired and Awlgrip topsides

See page 48-52 of this article for more information and photos


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Scott Layton