Lyman-Morse, based in Thomaston, Maine, has long been known as one of America’s premier builders of custom and semi-custom yachts. This spring, the company introduced a new build project that seems to be the fruit of a life-long of experience by the company’s principals building boats and sailing more than 170,000 miles in their own boats. Cabot and Heidi Lyman have been cruisers and voyagers for all of their lives and many years ago took a sabbatical from boatbuilding to sail around the world with their two sons aboard their Seguin 50 Chewinck. In total, Cabot and Heidi have lived aboard their cruising boats for sixteen years.
With their son Drew now running Lyman-Morse, Cabot and Heidi, with Drew, have decided to build a new LM46 to a design by their old friend, New Zealand yacht designer Kevin Dibley. The new boat was conceived as something of a throwback combined with the most modern build technology and techniques. The throwback concept is to keep the boat simple with few gadgets, limited electronics and limited systems so time spent repairing and maintaining the 46 will be low to none. Read More