On April 1st, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding launched the second hull of the LM46 series in Thomaston, Maine. Just like hull #1, Arcadia is a high-performance, cold-molded sailing yacht that features the comfort and ambiance of a wooden yacht, while delivering 10 knots of speed under both power and sail. The LM46 is a collaboration between Lyman-Morse founder Cabot Lyman, his son and company president Drew Lyman, and Kiwi designer Kevin Dibley.
Arcadia differs slightly from Hull #1 as she features a deeper 7’7” draft keel for better performance on the racecourse and a second head for increased comfort while either cruising or racing. The owner is what some would describe as a “Newport Bermuda Race Regular”, who previously owned a J/42 and has been a service customer of Lyman-Morse for decades.
So, when the design for the LM46 debuted, he knew this was a boat he needed to have. –“Having raced in 10 Newport Bermuda races, I saw the LM46 as the perfect competitor for the race. While speed is definitely a top priority, comfort makes the race that much more enjoyable and I saw the LM46 as being the best of both worlds. Having been a long-time service customer of Lyman-Morse, I knew the build technology and quality would be the best of the best.” -Owner of Arcadia. Read on.