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A Lyman-Morse Monhegan 38 Jetboat, WHIM currently spends the winters in Ocean Reef and looks forward to cruising the Bahamas. She spends summers island hopping from Nantucket to Maine. Built to last beautifully for decades, being meticulously maintained by the owners, Whim is truly ready for her next stewards without any work needed.
Stepping onto the teak swim platform you are met with two large varnish teak veneered transom doors that swing in. The amazing stout doors that easily hinge open and lock into a perfectly placed magnet. The aft deck has 2 to 3 person settee with line and gear storage underneath. The deck has three large hatches to access the lazarette and jet.
Whim has an Awl-gripped deck capped with varnished custom mahogany toe rails. The owners added a bow rail which follows the shear of the vessel. The windlass and anchor are mounted on a stout varnish teak bowsprit. Lines run in through elegant custom chocks. The hardtop carries all the electronics, lights and horn. The cabin house has a full size custom cushion for sunbathing and naps. Deck fills are flush port and starboard, as are the deck drains.
The custom wide transom opening allows a dinghy to be pulled on deck. There is a fixed roller on the center of the platform. The next roller is removable and drops into two flush sockets hidden when the doors are closed. You pull the dinghy aboard with a clever light weight block and tackle that mounts in the aft deck settee. Again, when not in use it hides in the ample storage under the settee and the cushions cover the mounting hardware.
The owners asked Lyman-Morse to varnish the raw teak sole of the pilothouse. Now when you step inside, onto the beautiful satin teak sole, the cabin feel warmer and more welcoming. It really sets the tone for a very comfortable and well laid out space. The sedan styling is completely enclosed with glass and canvas. The side windows slope down capped by varnished mahogany and custom fit enclosure with built in shades fills the rest of the sides and aft end. The "L" shape settee is complimented by the new(2015) cranberry fabric cushions. The helm station is not only a work of art, it is just flat out comfortable. Cruising on Whim could not have be easier or more enjoyable. Both Stidd seats(new 2014)have hatches overhead for controlled air flow. There are shades on all the windows to keep you out of the tropical sun, Whim makes it fun and easy to cruise and enjoy being on the water.
The companionway is spacious and clean. The pocket door rolls into the bulkhead and the slider hides away right next to it. Walking down the three steps the head is immediately to your right. The salon settee is to port with the galley opposite. The interior is very classic with high gloss "V" groove paneled overhead with varnished mahogany battens. The sole is satin teak and holly and raised panel mahogany cabinetry. The black granite with large mica flecks in the galley and teal suede cushions on the settee add a very artistic feel centered around a custom maple and mahogany table. There is more than enough in the galley with custom glass and plate racks. Behind the settee is a full length book shelf. The aft end is perfectly laid out with the electrical panel and hideaway custom wine and liquor storage.
Walking into the master's suite forward your eyes are immediately drawn to the rose carvings. They really are the heart of this boat, so elegant and classic. The cabin is small yes, but even big guys will be comfortable. The cabin cabin be closed off by a gorgeous custom bi-fold door. There is an ample number of drawers with port and starboard hanging lockers. Some of the finer details to this cabin are the covers made for the portlights and hatch that block out 100% of the light and sleeping under the "million" thread count sheets. You will never want to get up. Oh yeah, if you want to catch the game or see a movie there is KVH Satellite TV.
Just like the rest of the boat the head is beautiful. And just like the rest of the boat perfectly functional. Designed with a shower there is no curtain needed. Everything is high gloss, sealed and protected. The raw teak grate and portlight carries the nautical theme around the modern Tecma electric head.
Hull and Deck
Scrimp infused E-Glass hull
- Closed cell foam
Hand laid E-Glass system; Reinforced through core vacuum bagging
- Closed cell foam
- Mach 5 Head Hunter Pump
- 12 gal. Atlantic Marine “T” Series Water Heater
- Meridian Marine AGM Batteries; Starting and House Bank
- 12/2000 Inverter
- 12V. Mastervolt Charger
- Yanmar 6CX-6TE2
500 H.P. @2900 R.P.M.
- Twin Disc M65075 1.01:1
2016: New custom pilot house cushions
2015: New Hamilton Jet thrust bearing and seals
2015: New bow thruster motor
2014: New Stidd seats
2014: Installed new Arid Bilge system
2013: New batteries
2013: New stereo
2013: New AIS
2011: Built custom bow rail
HAND HELD RADIO (1)
VARIOUS KITCHENWARE ITEMS (5)
TOOLS (2 TOOL BOXES)
BOOKS AND GUIDES (5)
Whim was built by Lyman-Morse and has been under her service program ever since. We are as detailed in our preventative maintenance as we are with the fit and finish of our cabinetry. We have been lucky to have owners who choose to put the attention as much towards the systems and functions of the this boat as they do the aesthetics. Between annual sea trials and inspections from all departments in our service yard to annual oil samples, battery load tests, coolant system ph and pressure tests, any buyer can be assured they are walking onto a sound vessel that will allow them peace of mind that the only worry they should have is whether they have enough time to truly relax and enjoy all Whim and the Lyman-Morse family has to offer.
Scott F. Layton