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The Hood 35 LM was created using the same design DNA as the Hood 57 LM,  with traditional New England styling with state-of-the-art construction and spirited performance. Chris Hood and David Robison made sure their design offers plenty of flexibility in the layout and powering options. Arrangements can be optimized for day or weekend excursions, coastal cruising with family or anywhere in between. Add to that some choices in galley location and an optional flybridge, the Hood 35 LM can be customized for your needs with minimal redesign. 
The modified deep-V style hull, with its 18° of deadrise, fine entry and a healthy amount of topside flair, delivers a predictably safe, comfortable and exciting ride. 

We are currently building hull #2 at Lyman-Morse in Thomaston, ME.


Hull #1 of our new Hood 35 LM powerboat, “Shadow”, launched this spring in Thomaston,  Maine, home of Lyman-Morse. Beautiful and graceful on the water, "Shadow" turns heads at speeds at 40 knots!

​When David and I worked with the owner on the design, we knew that the intricate details of the build would be in the talented and capable hands of Lyman-Morse. This vessel shines with that talent.


Read more about the Hood 35 LM hull #1 “Shadow”


"Shadow" Hull #1

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Hood 35 LM - Hull #2

Hull #2 Progress Report - March 2023

Hull #2 is coming along nicely! Her deck is on and she's been painted in a rich, deep Midnight Blue with a sharp looking White deck. Stunning!

The interior is taking beautiful shape as the craftsmen at Lyman-Morse are bringing life to woodwork and finishes. 

The galley and head are being built with walnut cabinetry and Richlite countertops.

Forward, the blonde bulkheads gleam, and steps and storage are being created.


The engine and systems team are going full bore on installation and outdrives. The large engine hatch is being lined with acoustic insulation to fully soundproof the compartment.  Wiring of batteries, switches and panels are underway.


Hull #2’s completion is only months away so check back soon for our progress report and more photos!


More about Hood 35 LM #2

Following last Spring’s debut of the exciting Hood 35 LM series, Hull #2 is nearing completion and expected to launch in time for the 2023 Summer season. This “Midnight Blue” beauty is available for purchase, a rare opportunity with typical backlogs pushing 2‐3 years.

The strength of this collaboration between Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding and CW Hood Yacht Design is built from the keel up, with its solid cold‐molded composite hull topped off with light‐weight cored carbon fiber decks and superstructure. The result is a boat that is light enough to deliver great performance and efficiency, with enough mass left in the hull to punch through some serious chop.
Taking full advantage of the semi‐custom nature of this series, she boasts an additional
foot and a half of length in the optimized Modified‐V hull.

Powered by twin Volvo Penta D6 440’s, she’ll easily top 40 knots, and cruise comfortably
in the low 30’s.
The Volvo DPI (duo‐prop) outdrives, joystick steering, and interceptors, all integrated through Volvo’s Electronic Vessel Control (EVC), provide complete control around the dock, with outboard‐like performance and handling on the bay. The Side‐Power bow thruster adds an additional layer of control in tight spaces, while the boat’s roll motion is reduced by the Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer. Trimming the drives enables shallow water running, and beaching when fully raised.

In the forward cabin you will find a full galley, double berth and head with separate shower, as well as air conditioning and hot water, even at anchor, thanks to the 5KW generator.

The pilot house features a full helm station to starboard, and companion seat to port, with unobstructed 360 degree sight lines. Locating the engines near the transom allows for a wide open cockpit space. The aft bench seat and sun pad combine to form a large hatch, providing better engine access than most yard mechanics are accustomed to.
Extensive sound insulation keeps engine noise below conversation levels. 
It’s worth noting that the large open cockpit space could easily accommodate additional
built‐in seating and/or a wet bar if desired.

Future versions of the Hood 35LM could include enclosed pilothouse and flybridge
layouts, as well as various propulsion options, including Jets, IPS, I/O’s or Outboards, all of which have been considered in this versatile design.

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