Launched: Lyman-Morse 42′ Flybridge Motoryacht

An easterly wind and the threat of rain did nothing to dampen the mood at the June 7 launch of the newest motoryacht to emerge from the massive shingled shed at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Company in Thomaston. On the contrary, the launch of Peregrine put plenty of good cheer into the sixty or so people who gathered at the yard to watch this new 42’ flybridge yacht touch the waters of the St. George River for the first time.

But the positive vibrations felt by onlookers will pale in comparison to the joy that the owner of this new yacht will feel when he cruises along the Maine coast with it this summer. In remarks delivered before his wife, Cheryl, christened the yacht, the owner said he has been thrilled to not only have received a new boat, but to have become a part of the Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Company boatbuilding family.

Designed by C. Raymond Hunt, Peregrine’s SCRIMP composite hull features a full-deadrise deep-V with integral chine and lift strips that will make the yacht comfortable at cruising speed and able to handle whatever seas roll her way. Twin Caterpillar engines are coupled with a mouse-controlled, Hamilton Jet-Blue Arrow system, making this jet boat a breeze to operate. A stringer system of high-density material and Matalastik mounts limit the noise transmitted through the yacht’s structure.

Interior accommodations are finished in the rich varnished woodwork and trim that has made Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Company famous over the past thirty-five years. Mahogany paneling surrounds the saloon and owner’s cabin, with enough stowage for a weekend jaunt up to Mount Desert Island or a month aboard during an extended cruise. The electronics package is state of the art, from the integrated iPod/MP3 system to the Raymarine radar and Raystar GPS system.

Peregrine Specs:
LOA: 42’0
LWL: 35’7
Beam: 12’11
Draft: 2’5
Bridge Clearance: 19’9
Fuel Capacity: 460 gallons
Water Capacity: 100 gallons