The Hood 35 LM is a semicustom build that’s available with hardtop, flybridge and soft-top options. Hull No. 1 of the 35 has a hardtop and is expected to launch early this summer; Hull No. 2 is the flybridge version, with completion expected by 2023.
Other options include adding a companion seat at the helm and a U-shaped settee to port. Belowdecks, owners can choose a traditional V-berth setup, a queen berth or an offset berth with a settee (only available with the galley-up layout).
The helm station is to starboard at amidships. Abaft it is a settee that accommodates at least two people. Abaft the settee are single aft-facing seats.
The transom door on centerline separates two additional forward-facing seats in the port and starboard corners. The Hood 35 LM also has a swim platform, providing easy access to the water for a morning swim.
Belowdecks, the galley is to port with a dual-voltage refrigerator, a sink and a cooktop. A closet and the head (which has a shower and sink) are to starboard. Hull No. 2 has a separate shower with a galley-up layout. Either hull type is perfect for someone looking for a small cruising boat with overnight capacity.
The Maine-based builder used cold-molded construction for the Hood 35 LM’s hull, just as it did on the 65-foot sailing yacht Anna by Stephens Waring Yacht Design. The 35’s deck is built with E-glass. The vessel’s interiors are finished with Douglas fir, and veneers of western red cedar cover the exterior spaces.
Power for Hull No. 1 is twin 440 hp Yanmar 6LY440 diesels coupled to a pair of HJX29 water jets from HamiltonJet. The HJX29 has enhanced steering and Hamilton’s new AVX control system. Reported top speed is 38 knots; reported cruising speed is 30 knots. Optional power is twin Volvo Penta D6-440 DPI stern drives that produce reported cruising and top speeds of 30-plus and 40-plus knots, respectively.
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