When Lyman-Morse launched the first 42-footer in its new Mohegan series, I tested it on the off Port Clyde, Maine, with Drew Lyman, the president of the company, and I was impressed not only by the Hunt-designed classic Downeast looks of this flybridge cruiser, but also by its overall handling and performance. Now Lyman-Morse has launched a commuter version of the boat, designed to carry a dozen or so guests to the owner’s island summer home on Lake Ontario, with the same classic lines, minus the flybridge, and with the same proven Hunt deep-V hull for outstanding blue-water performance.
The new 42 has the same megayacht-quality varnished mahogany interior with white laminate surfaces as the original, but the salon has been built with upholstered bench style seating to hold 11 passengers comfortably on their way to the island home. Others can sit in the cockpit on a large C-shaped section against the transom or on a smaller seat nestled against the aft bulkhead. Below, Lyman-Morse built luggage spaces plus a spacious head compartment.
The hull is laid up using the SCRIMP infusion process, with E-glass infused with vinylester resin. This is the 17th collaboration of Lyman-Morse and C. Raymond Hunt designers, and the boat has the looks of a classic, no-nonsense, built-in Maine styling associated with both companies. To suggest movement, the front windows are raked; for seaworthiness, the side decks are wide and protected by high railings.
Power on the new 42 comes from two Cummins QSB 6.7 480-hp engines. The boat is predicted to top out at more than 30 knots, and cruise in the high 20-knot range. Side-Power bow and stern thrusters control maneuvering at the dock, while Humphrey Interceptor trim tabs give dynamic control underway, allowing the helmsman to adjust the trim as the sea and passenger loads vary.
LOA: 42’ 0”
Draft: 3’ 0”
Disp.: 26,500 lbs.
Fuel: 450 gals.
Water: 115 gals.
Power: 2x Cummins QSB 6.7 480-hp diesels
Price: By request
Phone: 207 354-6904