The Second Lyman-Morse 46 is Launched

Hull No. 2 of the LM46, christened Arcadia, differs slightly from Hull No. 1.

Lyman-Morse LM46
The Lyman-Morse LM46 sailing yacht can hit 10 knots when underway. Courtesy Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Maine has launched Hull No. 2 of its wooden-hull LM46.

The yacht, christened Arcadia, is a high-performance, cold-molded sailing yacht with a reported 10 knots of speed under power or sail. The design is a collaboration among Lyman-Morse founder Cabot Lyman, his son and company President Drew Lyman, and Kiwi designer Kevin Dibley.

Arcadia differs slightly from Hull No. 1 of the LM46, with a deeper, 7-foot-7-inch draft keel for better racing performance. Arcadia also has a second head. The owner is a regular in the Newport Bermuda Race. He previously owned a J/42 and has been a service customer at Lyman-Morse for decades.


“Having raced in 10 Newport Bermuda races, I saw the LM46 as the perfect competitor for the race,” the owner stated in a press release. “While speed is definitely a top priority, comfort makes the race that much more enjoyable, and I saw the LM46 as being the best of both worlds. Having been a longtime service customer of Lyman-Morse, I knew the build technology and quality would be the best of the best.”

Lyman-Morse’s vision for the LM46 is to build a series of the yachts, with the goal of starting a one-design class. The yacht is offered in three stateroom configurations and three keel configurations, with drafts of 6 feet; 7 feet, 7 inches; and 10 feet. Options include a more powerful engine, retractable bow thruster, electric winches and robust sail package.

What else is new at Lyman-Morse? The Hood 35 LM express cruiser is expected to launch in mid-May, and a Navier 27 all-electric, hydrofoiling powerboat is in build with a debut planned at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.


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