Soon to be Flying on Maine’s Coast

Lyman-Morse will launch the new 42 Hunt Twin Jet Cruiser Peregrine in June.

Lyman-Morse 42 Hunt Twin Jet Cruiser

The Lyman-Morse 42 Hunt Twin Jet Cruiser is expected to launch in June. She will be named Peregrine.Courtesy Lyman-Morse

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding is preparing to launch its new 42 Hunt Twin Jet Cruiser Peregrine in early June.

The Maine boatbuilder designed the new 42 in collaboration with C. Raymond Hunt. The 42’s hull shell was infused in an existing Hunt 38 mold, then elongated with custom sheer, transom insert and jet intake mounting insert pads. She will have a full-deadrise deep-V with integral chine and lift strips.

A new deck and flybridge mold were also built. The SCRIMP infusion process was used for construction, along with vinylester resin and a Corecell core.

Lyman-Morse is currently putting finishing touches on the mahogany interior, which was built after a mockup was created of the new 42’s layout, helm consoles, anchor-handling gear and interior accommodations. (One nifty feature is a custom-designed, paneled French door separating the cockpit from the interior.)

The 42 Hunt Twin Jet Cruiser will have a pair of C9 ACERT Caterpillar engines turning 2,500 rpm, along with Hamilton Marine HJ322 jets. Steering will be mouse-controlled with a Hamilton Jet-Blue Arrow system. Special attention is being paid to sound reduction, with high-density material in the stringer system as well as Metalastik-type anti-vibration mounts.

No word yet on the cruising and top speeds that Lyman-Morse expects to see out of Peregrine, but certainly, any boat named after a predatory falcon should have some serious kick.

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