Lyman-Morse’s New Versatile Dayboat

The Hood 35 LM can reportedly reach almost 40 knots and can be used for day trips or weekend getaways.

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Hood 35 LM
The Hood 35 LM can be ordered with a hardtop, flybridge or soft top. Courtesy Lyman-Morse

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding and CW Hood Yacht Design have collaborated on another powerboat: the Hood 35 LM. The duo’s previous project was the Hood 57 LM.

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.

Hood 35 LM
Lyman-Morse uses computer-aided design and CNC cutting machines to produce structural stringers and frames for its boats. Solidworks software is used for interiors, to avoid the need to use a stick-build process. These techniques allow the yard’s craftsmen to make the 35 LM a semi-custom yacht. Alison Langley

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.

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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