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.
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. 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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