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The 35' Sea Hawk

This issue's feature boat is the Lyman 35' Sea Hawk. Originally built to compete in the medium size luxury yacht market of 1971, the Sea Hawk was introduced at the M.T.E.C. fall trade show at Detroit, Michigan in September of 1971. Although only six of the 35' Sea Hawks were built between November 1970 and May 1972, she is none the less the biggest production craft built at the Sandusky Lyman Plant after the war. Although bearing a remarkably striking resemblance to the 35' Chris Craft Corinthian, we will none the less consider this vessel a true Lyman in the sense that it was constructed in the traditional Lyman method of the times with " 5 ply marine fir plywood lapstrakes over steam bent white oak frames measuring 7/8" x 1 3/8" (8" o.c.).

Tom Koroknay,
Lyman Boat  Historian

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Photo from the 1971 Lyman Brochure

Shown here is the 1971 news release prior to the fall show to introduce the newest boat in the Lyman line.

Lyman Introduces New 35' Express Cruiser

Sandusky, Ohio--Lyman Boat Works will introduce its new 35-foot express cruiser, the Sea Hawk, at the Detroit Boat Show.

Designed to sleep six, the Sea Hawk is a multi-purpose craft featuring the latest in luxurious comforts for extended voyages, plus the handling ease and outfitting potentials for sport fishing.

She measures 35'-3" on the centerline, has a 12'-3" beam and draws 2'-6".

"We’re bringing out the Sea Hawk because many Lyman owners are second boat owners", says Carl Doubledee, Lyman Sales Manager. "They’ve had substantial experience with pleasure boats and they want the advantages of Lyman’s traditional wood construction in a bigger vessel".

Sea Hawk’s accommodations include a private stateroom forward, four additional bunks and a head with a shower. Her L-shaped galley is equipped with complete cooking and dining facilities.

Wood handcrafting, a sleeker profile and handsome interior appointments make the Sea Hawk not only more practical, but ideal as a family boat for long trips, fishing jaunts or fun-filled, dockside parties.

Like all Lyman craft the new 35-footer is handcrafted in full lapstrake construction, using five-ply, marine fir plywood. Frames, keel, stem, knees and other structural parts are made of white oak and saltwater fastened throughout.

Wood construction gives the Sea Hawk extra strength, with a hull designed to take any water in any weather. Lyman’s famous dry-ride, stability and easy handling provide safe and comfortable boating.

Standard power for the Sea Hawk are twin 225 h.p. V-8 engines drawing on a 150-gallon fuel capacity. Her fresh water capacity is 40 gallons. Approximate total weight of the new boat is 12,500 pounds.

Complete specifications and options are available from Lyman dealers or by writing to Lyman Boat Works, A Wyle Company, 1615 First Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

For more information contact:
Carl C. Doubledee, Sales Manager
Lyman Boat Works

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Line Drawings from Mr. Koroknay's Collection

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