Lyman-Morse is building a new Hood 35, named the Hood 35 LM Express Cruiser, and it’s bound to be an instant classic, with simple, elegant, Down East lines and contemporary 38-knot performance from twin 440-hp Yanmar diesels paired with Hamilton waterjets for sporty maneuvering and skinny-water exploring.
The 35 is the second collaboration between Lyman-Morse, in Thomaston, Maine, and C.W. Hood, in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Just this fall the companies launched the first C.W. Hood 57, also with Down East lines; it was designed by Chris Hood and Stephens Waring Yacht Design in Belfast, Maine. Hood designed the new 35.
Designed for day or long-weekend cruises, the new 35 has a cold-molded, wood composite hull using Douglas fir and western red cedar. It has a low profile, fine entry and long sheerline, a look that will never go out of fashion.
You can enter the boat via a centered door from the swim platform to the cockpit, which has seats in each corner. The salon has flanking bench-type seating on each side, and then pedestal seats forward for the captain and mate.
Below, the boat has an open plan, with a centerline queen berth forward, a galley with a single-burner cooktop, a front-loading fridge, and a sink on the port side, and a head with shower to starboard.
The Hood 35 LM Express Cruiser is scheduled to be launched later this year. Stay tuned.
Specs.: LOA: 34’10”; Beam: 11’6”; Draft: 2’1”; Disp.: 19,000 lbs.; Fuel: 350 gals.; Water: 60 gals.; Power: 2×440-hp Yanmar diesels with Hamilton jets. Read more: