September 7, 2022

Project: Lyman-Morse Hood 35 Flybridge

Following the successful launch of the hardtop express Hood 35 by Lyman-Morse, construction of the flybridge version is now underway at the company’s facility in Thomaston, Maine. The anticipated launch date is the spring of 2023.  The Hood 35 series delivers the best of a semi-custom platform, allowing for reduced build time and efficiencies. Yet customers can still enjoy Lyman-Morse’s world-renowned customization to ensure their 35 is built to suit their specific needs. This hybrid approach is a rare offering in yachts with a length overall of less than 40 feet.  The benefits of this approach are evident when comparing and contrasting the first two 35s. For example, hull No. 2 with the flybridge features an enclosed aft bulkhead and places the galley-up to allow for additional accommodations belowdecks. In contrast, hull No. 1 is open from the helm area to the cockpit with the galley below. Both choices include a spacious head with shower. The owners of hull No. 2 also selected a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer system, air conditioning, and a generator for extended cruising.  This flexibility extends to the available power options. C.W. Hood and Lyman-Morse offer three different engine options. Hull No. 1 is powered by twin Yanmar 440hp coupled to a pair of Hamilton Waterjet achieving speeds of more than forty knots. The new flybridge model will be equipped with twin Volvo Penta 440hp driving stern drives and providing an estimated top speed of 40-plus knots with an expected cruising speed around 30-plus knots. A twin outboard version is also available.  Another noteworthy element of the new flybridge model is its fluid, seamless profile, compared to other mid-size bridge models. The new flybridge design profile is purposeful as well as extremely functional with bench seating for two to three persons and a centerline upper helm station. The carbon-fiber flybridge and deck keep the center of gravity low and optimize the yacht’s strength while reducing weight overall. 

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