Lyman-Morse in the media

E33LM Flash Wins Class and Spinnaker Division at Figawi

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 Hyannis Marine, her crew (Robbie Doyle, Drew Lyman, the owner Nick Lazares and his son, Nick) jumped

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Volare Refit Nears Completion

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 installed a new bow and stern thruster and are finishing up installing new Lewmar hatches, and

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Introducing A2 From the Fontaine Design Group and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding The Pedigree Lives On...

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.

We have worked with Ted Fontaine on a number of custom and semi-custom projects over the years and are

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Come See Excellence at Palm Beach International Boat Show March 20-23

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 sale! Do not miss the opportunity to come see this beauty.

Now with a dark blue hull, this 80’ Setzer

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Introducing Gretchen Haas our new CNC machine

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 geometry data directly from the LMB design office to our new CNC router a Haas GR-712 aka “Gretchen Haas”.

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Kiwi Spirit Headed to Cape Town

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 circumnavigation.  “… I have decided to abandon and head for Cape Town, some 1,700 miles away. To continue in the

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Stanley's Off!

Here is the local news report on Stanley's departure. 

http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2013-12-01/round-world-trip-rescheduled#.Upy8l8Skpgh

After the long wait, departure was smooth and without incident.

Stanley's position will be updated at 1300 today and thereafter every 6 hours at 

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Bon Voyage Stanley!

 

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 gathering of friends, fans, acclaimed sailors and the LM crew, Paris fired up his auxiliary engine,

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Final Preparations Being Made for Record Breaking Attempt: Stanley Paris and Kiwi Spirit to set Sail September 30

 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. Paris will set sail for St. Augustine, Florida from Thomaston. He will start the conquest from St.

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Custom LM e33



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 same
classically elegant, high performance platform as its predecessors, but with a
few added LM touches. A simplified deck layout will allow adjustment for either
cruising

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NorseBoat 21.5



We’ve  just received  orders for our first two NorseBoat 21.5’s! High
performance daysailers with classic downeast lines, NorseBoats have earned the
reputation of “the Swiss army knife of boats”.  Easily trailered, they can be sailed or
motored and are easy to handle. Learn more at

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Join Us for the PEREGRINE launch, June 7th @ 3 pm

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding invites you to join us on Friday, June 7th to celebrate the launching of PEREGRINE.  

Lyman-Morse teamed up again with one of our most successful design partners - C. Raymond Hunt - to build this able, fast, 42' flybridge twin jet boat.  The owners are looking forward to

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Lyman-Morse Fabrication Receives OSHA Award

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 recognizes the company for their health and safety record in the workplace.  According to OSHA's

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Kiwi Spirit to Launch on November 1st

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 stages as we add the personalized touches and await the arrival of the keel. 

Sail trials will begin

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SpeedDream Christened

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.


Tatiana Murnikov, wife of Lead Designer and project coordinator Vlad Murnikov did the honors with a

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SpeedDream Nears Launch Date

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 Homes and Harbors Show this past weekend.  Clear coat goes on next week.  

Built initially as a

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SpeedDream on display at Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show

Nearly complete, the 27' SpeedDream prototype will be on display at the Rockland Maine Boats Homes and Habors Show, August 10-12.  

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State of the Art Electronic Install

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 numerous other cutting-edge installs is: "Many things work!" (Though maybe not everything just yet.) This

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Friends in Important Places Lyman-Morse Opens Service Yard in Panama!

 

 

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 storage is also available.

Peach Prederick is running LM Panama, located next to Shelter Bay Marina.

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Pulling the Hull on Kiwi Spirit

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 the rest of the spring as we continue to work on it. 

These photos of the move show that while the

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Paris 63 Mold Pulling and Rolling

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 projects and details about Kiwi Spirit, the new Paris 63, click here.

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Work begins on construction of city's tallest building

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 250 Main project is to create a quality living experience that captures all of the assets of a

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Lyman-Morse Expands into Architectural Fabrication

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 designed by RSD Engineering and will function as an architectural centerpiece with an integrated

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Lyman-Morse Tapped to Build Groundbreaking Sailboat

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 SpeedDream will rival and possibly even exceed speeds achieved by comparably sized multihulls.  Some

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Team Lyman-Morse Heads to Annapolis For the US Sailboat and Powerboat Shows!

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 Show, October 6-10. They will be splitting their time between eSailing Yachts and meeting with customers

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KIWI SPIRIT Project Gets Underway

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 Cabot Lyman to explore the full-scale mock-up of the cockpit. 

Dr. Paris will undertake this voyage

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Kiteboarding on the St. George River

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 Thomaston create near-ideal conditions for kiting on a fairly regular basis- if you can stand the

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Introducing Our Newest "Launch"

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 measuring 21 inches.  Her parents are Drew and Mackenzie Lyman.  Drew serves as Vice President of

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Lyman-Morse Honors Longtime Employee Bill Belyea

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 Building, will now be known as the Belyea Building.

Bill joined Lyman-Morse in March of 1982 as a

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Whitehawk Launch

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 installation, she is looking spectacular.  Check out these pics from the launch day. 

More soon as

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Whitehawk Comes to Lyman-Morse

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 lines and impeccable detailing, she certainly is nothing short of a spectacular showcase for fine wood

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A Letter from Cabot

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 in Thomaston!  However, with the confluence of a slow economy and two projects that have been

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Metolius Refit Complete

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 was the teak deck project on Metolius.  An 84' Royal Huisman sloop, Metolius has been coming to

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Progress

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 Service Yard keeps up their busy spring launch schedule. 

Just a couple pictures from around the

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Ring Leader Sportfish Launch

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 fast, she is a real beauty.  We're excited to add her to our repertoire of diverse boats.

Come

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SCOUT Launch

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 center console features plenty of teak and varnished wood. She is powered by a 422 hp Volvo D6-435

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Dick Benner's Retirement

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 Cabot bought it in 1978 and has been here since!  . 

Cabot shared several humorous stories from the

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WHISTLER Goes on First Sea Trial

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 headed out for her first test run the following morning.  WHISTLER performed amazingly well,

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WHISTLER LAUNCH

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 at her construction gallery, specs and interior layout drawings.  And if you can't make it to the

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MALA CONDUCTA Launch Party


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 and Melvin of Huntington Beach, CA, the yacht is our first catamaran project.

MALA CONDUCTA will

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Maine Boatbuilders Show: Another Great Year

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 Paine/Mark Fitzgerald --  along with a beautiful Yamaha F11 player piano supplied by our friend Ken

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LM Begins Work on Deerfoot 70

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 completion in September 2010.

The purpose of this sailing yacht is to provide a safe and manageable

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Gary Jobson Screens "Maine Built Boats: Art & Soul" at the Rockland Strand Theater

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 industry since January. MAINE BUILT BOATS: ART & SOUL examines and celebrates Maine's 400 year old

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Catamaran Test Float Is a Success

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 hydraulic arms to ease her down the launch ramp.  Check out the pictures by our resident

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Lyman-Morse Accepted into OSHA's Prestigous SHARP Program

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 (SHARP) recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system.

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Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Company Attains 36% Reduction in Carbon Emissions

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 of the Governor's Carbon Challenge and DEP's STEP-UP Program, we have also made significant

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