One word sums up the layout and design of the LM46: Soul. Too many boats built and bought today lack this key element, but by carefully considering every aspect of this new yacht – including the hull material itself – boatbuilders Cabot and Heidi Lyman and yacht designer Kevin Dibley have created a boat that is ingenious in its simplicity, efficiency, and performance.
The spacious cockpit features 6’5″ seats, ideal for accommodating guests or, when the weather is right, a night of sleeping under the stars. Twin helms offer unrivaled visibility, while the drop-down transom affords no-step access to and from the dinghy. All sail-handling is easily managed without ever leaving the cockpit.
Step below and enjoy a seat in the spacious salon and take in the V-groove overhead and combination of painted and bright-finished bulkheads and trim – you’ll instantly find yourself transported from your daily life to somewhere quieter, simpler, more elegant. The wraparound galley, designed using the lessons Cabot and Heidi learned during 16 years of living on their boats around the world, is as appropriate to preparing a three-course dinner as it is for mixing up a batch of evening cocktails. Aft, to port, a second head and wet locker provide easy access for guests or crewmembers coming off watch. The aft pilot berth to starboard makes for a welcoming guest cabin or, when offshore, the ideal sea berth. All cabinetry is kept open — why spend time and energy opening and closing cabinets, just to see what’s in them?
Moving forward, to starboard you’ll find a separate head with vanity and a shower. The huge forepeak aboard LM46 Hull No. 2 includes a vee berth that converts into a centerline queen and storage for a weekend or a month’s worth of clothes and gear. Here, as everywhere aboard the LM46, you’ll be struck as much by what you see as what you don’t – we’ve included everything that you need (fitted sheets, fans, cutlery, china) and nothing that you don’t (watermaker, A/C, excess electronics).