Lyman-Morse Launches the Hood 35 LM

The Hood 35 LM is a collaboration between Lyman-Morse and C.W. Hood Design.
Hood 35 LM
Reported top hop for the Lyman-Morse Hood 35 LM is 40-plus knots. Courtesy Lyman-Morse

Lyman-Morse in Maine has launched Shadow, the first Hood 35 LM and one of our recommended pocket cruisers.

The new model is a collaboration between Lyman-Morse and C.W. Hood Design, which also worked together on the Hood 57 LM. Like the bigger model, the Hood 35 LM is a cold-molded yacht. Hull No. 1 is a hardtop express version.

Shadow’s owner chose high-end electronics for the boat, including Raymarine’s digital switching system, YachtSense, which replaces traditional mechanical switches and circuit breakers.

Also installed are twin 440-hp Yanmar 6LY440 engines coupled to a pair of Hamilton Waterjet HJX29s. According to Lyman-Morse, Shadow is the first pleasure vessel in the United States to be equipped with these new jets, helping the boat to achieve speeds of 40-plus knots.

Shadow is also the first pleasure vessel to be equipped for autonomous running with the Sea Machines system, the builder says.

All of that tech is wrapped in a package with classic Downeast lines. The interior has exposed Douglas fir planking and walnut carpentry. Customized helm seats are made with carbon fiber and walnut details.

“Between C.W. Hood and Lyman-Morse, this really was the dream team,” Shadow’s owner stated in a press release. “I have worked with Chris Hood in the past on my last boat, so when I found out they were working with Lyman-Morse, I couldn’t have been happier. Lyman-Morse’s reputation precedes itself in building custom yachts and so does their ability to incorporate state-of-the-art technology, so this really was the perfect boatbuilder to take on this project.”

Is Hull No. 2 of the Hood 35 LM on the way? Yes. It will be a flybridge version. It’s expected to be ready in 2023. A soft-top model is also available.

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