On The Board

31' Center Console

This 31' center console will be a companion to the Commuter Express Launch Comet (see our Home page). It is an open design, aluminum construction, with a Volvo Penta D6-435, Hamilton Jet model 292, and an estimated speed of 34 knots.

The V-bottom design has an outer chine and inner spray rail, and a dead-rise of 20 degrees at the transom. The interior is designed to be practical as well as elegant. There is a wrap around seating area in the bow and a comfortable bench across the stern. The muffler is on the starboard side under the bunk, while on portside the space has been used for fuel tankage. The engine box, which at the forward end holds the helmsman seat, also provides ample seating space. The interior is finished with teak, including the trim of the center console plus the window frames and top. The open boat has laid teak decking and teak combing.

The boat is currently under construction at Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Company in Maine, and the attention to detail in the woodwork will guarantee that the boat will be maintained in Bristol fashion.

Construction photos from October

SCOUT is launched!
Billy Black, Photographer

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