The clients knew exactly what they wanted in their custom yacht, says Drew Lyman, president of Maine builder Lyman-Morse. “They needed jetdrives because they are critical for this area, with all the lobster pots,” Lyman says. “They also wanted a custom interior — a mahogany-dominant, simple and elegant layout.”
Ken Clinton always has something cooking. That’s why I look forward to calling Clinton, the president of Intrepid Powerboats, around boat show season to find out what the Largo, Fla., builder will be debuting at the fall and winter events.
A new 37-foot express cruiser designed for dayboating and weekending has joined the Back Cove fleet — the Downeast 37. The Maine builder uses the same hull as the Back Cove 37, but the deck is “totally different,” says Bentley Collins, vice president of sales and marketing for Back Cove Yachts.
Lately I seem to be using the words hybrid, crossover and multiuse to describe a growing number of outboard boats that excel for fishing and day boating. SeaVee has come up with another type of hybrid, one that mixes the center console and express fishing boat styles.
Has the midsize inboard convertible met its match? The folks at SeaHunter Boats believe so. The Pompano Beach, Fla., builder has introduced the Tournament 45, a battlewagon of a center console that can run more than 600 miles on a tank of gas.
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