"Our customers are among the most discriminating yachtsman in the country, as well as a very loyal group who have greatly enjoyed their experience of custom boat building on a personal and professional level."
- Cabot Lyman
Lyman-Morse offers world-class service and renowned custom boatbuilding drawing on the region's 200-year tradition of shipbuilding and fine craftsmanship spanning many generations.
The creative process begins with the client's ideas and specifications for the ultimate boat. Some owners may have already initiated design work with a marine architect or designer to help visualize that dream.Other owners prefer the advantages of selecting the builder first in order to reserve production scheduling, lock-in a delivery date, evaluate the latest building technologies in relation to performance and cost expectations, and to develop realistic pricing before incurring the full cost of final design and working drawings.
In either case, the selection of a builder typically begins with a visit to the yard to tour the facilities and meet the team working on the project. On-going discussions relating to design, style, performance and budget expectations soon provide detailed specifications, and full project costing is confirmed. A full-scale mock-up is constructed so the owner can experience first-hand the boat's spatial relationships and configurations. Even with today's sophisticated technology, this hands-on, walk-through step quickly converts the dream to reality.
Final detailed drawings and specifications are created once the mock-up stage is complete. The hull and deck are built, tanks, electrical systems and power installed, and the joinery begun. Interior finishes are confirmed and coordinated. Sea-trials are conducted and final adjustments made. Lyman-Morse craftsman consult with the owners throughout all phases of construction. It is this attention to detail customers particularly appreciate and insures the highest level of satisfaction. We encourage you to contact us in order to figure out how to best tailor a boat to you.