Is This the Boat of Tomorrow?
Daniel Harding JR
Thomaston, Maine, is equal parts peaceful and bone-chilling cold in the winter. Without a thaw in sight, tourism all but shutters. Locals trudge up and down the town’s main street, bundled up against the cold.
From the outside, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding appears quiet, as well. Inside its oversized, barn-style doors, however, is another world entirely.
Some 200 years ago, the Lyman-Morse site was used to build wooden schooners. That era’s craftsmanship and carpentry skills are now in the DNA of the modern workforce that turns out striking, classically styled sailboats and motoryachts. Today, custom yachts like the recently launched Hood 57 LM are... [read more]