Photo © Billy Black
The skies are blue, the snow banks are melting and our sights are squarely on the warmer days and nights ahead. All winter long we have been working toward launch days and by the end of this month
It's official - February was the coldest month on record and we have the snow to prove it. We sent Dave Cleveland up to document the snow and ice!
It was a combination of things that led this client to us. They were looking for a sophisticated commuter with the capacity to ferry 15 people to their island retreat on Lake Ontario. Their
The past sixty days have seen very strong sales activity. Three boats - Gaf VI, Fog Cutter, Ranger - have been sold and three more are under agreement - Tarka, Dreadnought, Coyote.
Now is the time
The new version of the e33 made quite an impression on those following in her wake at this past weekend’s Figawi Race. The e33LM, a revolutionary hybrid wood/glass hull, was loaded off the truck at
On May 9th, this 73 ft Ron Holland design rolled out of Building 11- her home for the past year and a half and into the sun! We are down to the last details as the big work is wrapping up. We have
Built to our exacting standards, A2 will be fast, comfortable, and long-legged, destined for anything from high latitude adventure sailing to island hopping in the Med, Caribbean or Maine.
Team Lyman-Morse is headed south for this boutique boat show. When we signed up for this show we were excited to show Excellence (ex-Wombat) as a platform to showcase our work, now the boat is for
We have a new in-house CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) department. This department will use 3D CAD (Computer Assisted Design) and CAM (Computer Assisted Machining) software to send part
January 13th. The truth is often hard to face but once accepted and decisions are made a sense of relief is the reward. Such is the feeling for Dr. Stanley Paris who decided to end his
Here is the local news report on Stanley's departure.
After the long wait, departure was smooth and
At a bit after high noon Monday, Sept 30. Cabot handed Stanley Paris a photograph of Kiwi Spirit that had been signed by the entire Lyman-Morse crew. The two men shook hands, and before a nice
It is count down time for Stanley Paris and Team Lyman-Morse as we make final preparations to Kiwi Spirit for Paris’ record breaking attempt of the solo round the world record in a cruising boat.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve signed on to build a“custom” LM-e33, the first of its kind! Hull #27 will be built on the sameclassically elegant, high performance platform as its
We’ve just received orders for our first two NorseBoat 21.5’s! Highperformance daysailers with classic downeast lines, NorseBoats have earned thereputation of “the Swiss army knife of boats”.
Lyman-Morse teamed up again with one of our most successful design partners - C.
Lyman-Morse Fabrication, the metal fabrication component of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, was awarded with OSHA"s prestigious SHARP award in December. Presented by Maine's SafetyWorks! group, the award
Stanley Paris gets one step closer to his dream of becoming the oldest, fastest and "green"est circumnavigator when we launch his boat, Kiwi Spirit, on November 1st. We are in the final fit-out
It’s been a big week for the SpeedDream Team. Finally, after eight months of construction the bright red keel finally made contact with cold Maine water as SpeedDream27 was officially launched.
SpeedDream, the 27' all carbon prototype under construction here at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, is just weeks away from her first test sail. Here she is on the trailer on her way to the Maine Boats
Nearly complete, the 27' SpeedDream prototype will be on display at the Rockland Maine Boats Homes and Habors Show, August 10-12.
Ben Ellison advised the owner on this state-of -the art electronics install on an 58' East Bay. The boat was recently launched and is undergoing sea trials:A wry line that applies to this and
It's official - Lyman-Morse Panama is open and ready to receive service work, provide canal transitting logistics or just offer a really nice place to come ashore. Long term and short term
The project continues to progress on Stanley Paris' 63' offshore cruiser. Here are a few pics of the hull being pulled from the mold. The hull has been moved to Building 11 (the "big" building) for
This video by Billy Black shows us pulling the mold of the Paris 63' currently under construction at Lyman-Morse. Lance Buchanan, project manager, narrates. For more information about other new
Foundation work is well underway on Rockland's newest and tallest building and should wrap up the first week of December. September 2012 is the goal for occupancy.
The concept behind The Lofts at
Due to our expertise in metal and composite fabrication, Lyman-Morse was contracted to construct a complicated architectural canopy structure for Baruch College in Midtown Manhattan. The canopy was
Lyman-Morse has been selected to construct the groundbreaking SpeedDream 27 prototype. The SpeedDream project is a quest to design to the fastest monohull on the planet. The expectation is that the
Cabot Lyman, Steve Tofield and Ted Smith are taking the divide and conquer approach to the US Sail and Powerboats Shows, in Annapolis, MD this month. Look for Cabot and Steve at the US Sailboat
Dr. Stanley Paris, who has commissioned the construction of KIWI SPIRIT and plans to complete a non-stop circumnavigation aboard the Farr-designed monohull, recently met with designer Bruce Farr and
Lyman-Morse’s location on the St. George River is not only a hub for Maine boatbuilding, but a prime spot for kiteboarding. The unique “wind tunnel” effect that blows past the Lyman-Morse docks in
We're proud to introduce the newest member of the Lyman family! Emery Charlotte Lyman was born on July 21st, 2011 at Miles Medical Center in Damariscotta, Maine, weighing 7 lbs, 15 ounces and
Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding dedicated a building to Bill Belyea on Thursday, April 21st to honor his 30 years of service with the company. The building, formerly known as the Renaissance Yacht
It's been a looonnng winter, but spring is finally here. Boats are going back in the water and we're prepping for summer!
Whitehawk was launched this past week -- after a winter-long teck deck
To yacht connoisseurs, WHITEHAWK is known as a masterpiece of majestic proportion. By appreciative sailors, she is heralded as one of the world’s most splendid ketches. with her sleek, traditional
With rumors swirling and big personnel changes recently, you may have been wondering about the status of things at Lyman-Morse. We are still alive and well, and still building exceptional boats here
This was a busy winter for our service yard. We were at full capacity with winter storage customers, several of whom tasked us with some major refit projects.
One of the biggest and most exciting
Two e33s, our production day sailer partnership with e Sailing Yachts ,are near completion, a 48' day sailer is ready for the deck installation, more ZeroBase units have been commissioned, and the
Ring Leader, Lyman-Morse's new 65' Express Sport Fish designed by Robert Ullberg has been launched! We've been running her around Penobscot Bay recently, hitting speeds of 43 knots! Not only is she
We're pleased to announce the launch of our latest project, SCOUT. This 31' design is modeled in the vein of the rumrunners of old. Perfect for picnics and short day trips, this aluminum-built open
Our "oldest employee", Richard Benner, celebrated his 90th birthday on Wednesday here at Lyman-Morse.
Dick is the longest tenured employee at the yard. He worked at the old Morse yard when
It was one of those foul spring days in Maine when we launched Whistler last week -- cold, rainy and windy -- but it didn't stop the crowds from coming out to see the launch.
The owners and crew
WHISTLER, our largest jet boat to date, is launching on Thursday, May 14th. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, she is a twin jet express cruiser... and in a word, she is AWESOME.
Take a look
One of our more ambitious projects to date is ready for a dunk in the chilly St. George River! We are launching our new 62' catamaran, MALA CONDUCTA, in Thomaston on April 9th. Designed by Morrelli
We ran into a lot of old friends and customers at the Maine Boatbuilders Show in Portland this past weekend. MAESTRO was on site -- the second of our fabulous 38' jet boat series from Chuck
The mold is here and the building process is underway! We're happy to announce our new project with Ulf Rogeberg, a Norwegian designer based in Copenhagen. This Deerfoot 70' is scheduled for
Gary Jobson, ESPN commentator, former America's Cup Tactician, lecturer and writer has spent a lot of time over the years in Maine, and has been filming a full documentary about Maine's boatbuilding
Our 62' Catamaran came a little closer to completion on November13th when we successfully launched her into the chilly waters of the St. George River. We used the Brownell trailer with the extended
Representatives from OSHA and the state of Maine visted the yard in late July to present us with an award for our workplace safety committment. The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
Lyman-Morse has accomplished our recently reported 36% reduction in carbon emissions (exceeding our 20% reduction goal set for 2010) as a participant in the Governor’s Carbon Challenge! As a member
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