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2005 Lyman-Morse Monhegan 38

location icon Newport, Rhode Island
Year 2005
Length 38 ft

Are you looking for a spectacular power vessel for a couple, with high pedigree deign and construction, super-yacht level finishes and engineering, jaw-dropping gorgeous, and totally, 100% ready to be used with no fussing mechanically or cosmetically necessary?  How about something that does not look like any other boat in the harbor and stands out for her beauty?  With water jet propulsion which takes the worry out of lobster pots and shallow waters?  Does this all sound fantastic?

Ok, she is not fast, and she is not meant to be.  With a top speed of 18 knots she delivers cruising speeds like many a lobster-yacht in the low teens, but with the much more sophisticated design of a true down east express.  And many seasoned boaters know that cruising in the low teens is a real sweet spot - the comfort of a boat that moves smoothly through a seaway with ease and grace, and no pounding of jarring, is much less fatiguing and lets the journey be as important and pleasant as the destination.

If this sounds like your idea of the perfect boat (and it sure does to me), then read on.  

Few boats of this caliber are ever available in this price range.  I can not even begin to tell you the true value of this vessel.  Built to exquisite standards by Lyman-Morse.  Maintained to the nines.  A total out of the boat rebuild on the engine.  New electronics.  Every surface and system in exceptional condition.  A design that is functional yet totally elegant.  An innovative opening transom that and a fully integrated single level extended deck/swim platform.  A pristine and business like engine room.  Proper Stidd seats for two.  And on and on.

I surely can fully describe this vessel with either words or photos.  If you are even curious, come see her.  Your time will be well spent and you just might find she is the boat of your dreams.


Year Built 2005
Category Power
Length Overall 38'4 ft
Beam 12'2 ft
Max Draft 2'3 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TBD123
Min Draft 2'3 ft
Drive Type Jet
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 500 hp
Cruising Speed 14 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 2650
Maximum Speed 18 kn
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 350 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 90 gal
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 25 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Displacement 25,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Model: 6CX-6TE2
Drive Type: Jet
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 500hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 200
DESCRIPTION (Courtesy of Lyman Morse)

Skylark has had enough major work done recently to ask whether she is better now than when new.  In 2018, her engine was removed and completely rebuilt and engine room painted.  Her hull was freshly painted.  The electronics have been upgraded with a new Garmin large touch screen.  Her canvas was replaced. Brand new batteries installed in April 2021. The list goes on.  

Aft Deck

Stepping onto the teak swim platform you are met with two large varnish teak veneered transom doors that swing in.  They amazing stout doors that easily hinge open and lock into a perfectly placed magnet.  The aft deck has 2 to 3 person settee with line and gear storage underneath.  The deck has three large hatches to access the lazarette and jet.  


Skylark has an Awl-gripped deck capped with varnished custom mahogany toe rails.  The owners added a bow rail which follows the shear of the vessel.  The windlass and anchor are mounted on a stout varnish teak bowsprit.  Lines run in through elegant custom chocks.  The hardtop carries all the electronics, lights and horn.  The cabin house has a full size custom cushion for sunbathing and naps.  Deck fills are flush port and starboard, as are the deck drains.

Dinghy Storage

The custom wide transom opening allows a dinghy to be pulled on deck. There is a fixed roller on the center of the platform.  The next roller is removable and drops into two flush sockets hidden when the doors are closed.  You pull the dinghy aboard with a clever light weight block and tackle that mounts in the aft deck settee. Again, when not in use it hides in the ample storage under the settee and the cushions cover the mounting hardware.


The sedan styling is completely enclosed with glass and canvas.  The side windows slope down capped by varnished mahogany and custom fit enclosure with built in shades fills the rest of the sides and aft end.  The "L" shape settee is complimented by the new(2015) cranberry fabric cushions.  The helm station is not only a work of art, it is just flat out comfortable. Cruising on Skylark could not have be easier or more enjoyable.  Both Stidd seats(new 2014)have hatches overhead for controlled air flow.  There are shades on all the windows to keep you out of the tropical sun, Skylark makes it fun and easy to cruise and enjoy being on the water.

Main Cabin

The companionway is spacious and clean.  The pocket door rolls into the bulkhead and the slider hides away right next to it.  Walking down the three steps the head is immediately to your right. The salon settee is to port with the galley opposite.  The interior is very classic with high gloss "V" groove paneled overhead with varnished mahogany battens.  The sole is satin teak and holly and raised panel mahogany cabinetry.  The black granite with large mica flecks in the galley and teal suede cushions on the settee add a very artistic feel centered around a custom maple and mahogany table.  There is more than enough in the galley with custom glass and plate racks. Behind the settee is a full length book shelf.  The aft end is perfectly laid out with the electrical panel and hideaway custom wine and liquor storage.

Master's Cabin

Walking into the master's suite forward your eyes are immediately drawn to the rose carvings.  They really are the heart of this boat, so elegant and classic.  The cabin is small yes, but even big guys will be comfortable.  The cabin cabin be closed off by a gorgeous custom bi-fold door.  There is an ample number of drawers with port and starboard hanging lockers.  Some of the finer details to this cabin are the covers made for the portlights and hatch that block out 100% of the light and sleeping under the "million" thread count sheets. You will never want to get up.  


Just like the rest of the boat the head is beautiful.  And just like the rest of the boat perfectly functional.  Designed with a shower there is no curtain needed.  Everything is high gloss, sealed and protected.  The raw teak grate and portlight carries the nautical theme around the modern Tecma electric head.

Hull and Deck

Hull Material

 Scrimp infused E-Glass hull

  • Epoxy based vinyl ester resin #8084 (Derakane product)
  • Corecell coring system

-  Closed cell foam

 Deck Material

 Hand laid E-Glass system; Reinforced through core vacuum bagging

  • Vinyl ester resin #441-800 (Derakane product)
  • Corecell coring system

             -  Closed cell foam

Exterior Coatings

Skylark had her hull and non-skid paint (Spring 2019)

  • Topsides:  Awl Grip #H7247 Beaujalais Red; Clear Coated
  • Boot Stripe:  Awl Grip #G8044 Snow White
  • Cove Stripe: Awl Grip #H9178 Cordovan Gold
  • Bottom Paint: Interlux  Black
  • Deck:  Awl Grip #H8139 Oyster White
  • Windsheild: Awl Grip 50% Oyster White/ 50% Graystone #G1040
  • Non Skid: Awl Grip 50% Oyster White/ 50% Graystone
  • Jets: Interlux/ Trilux Prop & Drive Black
  • Fins & Trim Tabs:  Ocean Max Prop Speed


  • Garmin GPSMAP 8617 Chart Plotter 2018
  • Garmin GRM Fantom 4' Open Array 2018
  • Garmin DST800 Triducer 2019
  • Garmin GMI20 Instrument Display 2019
  • Icom VHF Marine IC-M602
  • ACR Spotlight


  • Fresh Water System

Mach 5 Head Hunter Pump

-  12 gal. Atlantic Marine “T” Series Water Heater

  • Electrical System

-  Meridian Marine AGM Batteries; Starting and House Bank

-  12/2000 Inverter

-  12V. Mastervolt Charger

  • Engine & Gear

-  Yanmar 6CX-6TE2 (Fully rebuilt 2018)

   500 H.P. @2900 R.P.M.

- Approximately 200 hours (to be confirmed)

-  Twin Disc M65075 1.01:1

  • Jet Drive – Hamilton 362 Jet
  • Generator – Northern Lights 5 kw
  • Windlass – Maxwell 1500
  • Bow Thruster – Side Power SP55s
  • Propane – (2) 10lb. Cylinders
  • Toilet – Headhunter
  • Refrigeration – Frigoboat refrigerator
  • Air Conditioning – 12k Marine Air Vector Compact System

Owner Additions

2021: New house batteries

2018: Completely Rebuild Main Engine.

2016: New custom pilot house cushions

2015: New Hamilton Jet thrust bearing and seals

2015: New bow thruster motor

2014: New Stidd seats

2014: Installed new Arid Bilge system

2013: New batteries

2013: New stereo

2013: New AIS

2011: Built custom bow rail

Service statement by Lyman-Morse:

"Skylark was built by Lyman-Morse and has been under her service program ever since.  We are as detailed in our preventative maintenance as we are with the fit and finish of our cabinetry.  We have been lucky to have owners who choose to put the attention as much towards the systems and functions of the this boat as they do the aesthetics.  Between annual sea trials and inspections from all departments in our service yard to annual oil samples, battery load tests, coolant system ph and pressure tests, any buyer can be assured they are walking onto a sound vessel that will allow them peace of mind that the only worry they should have is whether they have enough time to truly relax and enjoy all Skylark and the Lyman-Morse family has to offer."

Builder's Notes

"Skylark was launched ANNIE ROSE on a spring day in 2005. This 38' jet boat is nimble and beautiful, complete with all the amenities the couple wanted for coastal cruising. Distinctive in all respects, the design came about after working with Chuck Paine and Mark Fitzgerald of C.W. Paine Yacht Design for several years. With them, we developed a stylish, jet cruiser which would be available from us on a semi-custom basis. The primary focus was to deliver a sea-kindly, fast and dry ride; plus a beautifully appointed exterior and interior with ample accommodations that could be fully customized."


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Stonington Yacht Sales represents high quality, distinctive vessels, and buyers and sellers who appreciate finely tuned services to meet their unique needs. Please call John Farmelo to learn more about this vessel and our comprehensive, and somewhat exclusive, brokerage services.

John C. Farmelo

Stonington Yacht Sales, LLC

at Dodson Boatyard, Stonington CT.