BELFAST, MAINE: Stephens Waring Yacht Design reveals an exciting new design for a 57-foot Express-Classic, with C.W. Hood Yachts, of Marblehead, Mass.
Construction of major components for this custom motor yacht will begin this fall at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, in Thomaston, Maine. The vessel is expected to be finished at C.W. Hood’s construction facility in Marblehead, MA. for a 2020 delivery.
“This client originally came to us with a 26-foot repower and refit project,” says Chris Hood, founder C.W. Hood Yachts. “Inspired by the style and performance of our earlier designs, the conversation turned to a larger custom yacht. With a few guidelines and a fair amount of latitude, we set out on a 6-month preliminary design and proposal process, resulting in this classic 57 ft. high-performance cruiser.”
The yacht’s design is a collaborative project between Stephens Waring and C.W. Hood Yachts. The brief was to create a high-performance vessel that brings sophisticated classic lines together with modern design. The Spirit-of-Tradition show-stopper will bring head-turning elegance to an otherwise flat Express-Cruiser market, and is expected to reach 39 knots with Volvo Penta’s IPS 1350 integrated propulsion system.
A New Take On Value In Composite Construction
Engineered with weight-control and strength as a priority, the vessel will feature a production process tailored to meet the demands of a high-quality, contemporary custom yacht. Stephens Waring provide innovative composite construction detail that hybridize wood and fiberglass into a contemporary build method. For custom projects, this approach delivers substantial value and cost savings, over exotic molded methods with materials like carbon and aramid fibers.
“We are utilizing advanced composite techniques that just happen to use wood as a core,” says Drew Lyman, president of Lyman Morse Boatbuilding. “And then we are marrying that core to reasonably-priced fiberglass composites that meet the demands of modern technological build processes.”
The Express-Classic is designed for weekend cruising and entertaining in the Northeast U.S. and will feature custom titanium hardware, a titanium spiral stair leading to the flydeck, a unique open-format cockpit with direct access to the water and dock, and well-founded accommodations for four.
This 57-foot power yacht is yet another undertaking between Stephens Waring Yacht Design and Lyman Morse Boatbuilding. The companies recently delivered the 66-foot sloop Anna. C.W. Hood Yachts is also the builder of record for Stephens Waring’s elegant daysailer, the C.W. Hood 24.
- LOA: 57 ft – 3 in
- LWL: 49 ft – 10 in
- Beam: 17 ft – 6 in
- Draft: 4 ft – 10 in
- Disp, ½ load: 60,000 lb.
- Power: Twin Volvo IPS 1350 pod drives
Stephens Waring Yacht Design.