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1987 Lyman-Morse Hunt 42

Thomaston, Maine


$15,000 Price Drop

The relationship between C. Raymond Hunt Design and Lyman-Morse is well known in the yacht world and it all started with Irresistible(originally Poseidon).  We went onto build many more Hunt designs, both bigger and smaller.  The 42' flybridge continues to be very popular model and checks all the boxes of true Downeast Cruiser.

Irresistible is currently stored at Lyman-Morse in Thomaston.  Unfortunately, the owner passed away and left the vessel this his family.  While they love the boat, it doesn't make sense to operate her now.  They are looking for the next stewards to love Irresistible the way their father did.

There are some projects needed on Irresistible, which is reflected int he current asking price.  That being said this vessel has good bones and great pedigree.


Stonington Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Lyman-Morse Yacht Brokerage.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Irresistible
Make: Lyman-Morse
Model: Hunt 42
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Inc.
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt Associates
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: MJEH4201K687
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Length Overall: 42'6 ft / 12.95 m
Waterline Length: 37'8 ft / 11.48 m
Beam: 13'1 ft / 3.99 m
Max Draft: 4'4 ft / 1.32 m
Min Draft: 4.33 ft
Displacement: 28,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft / 1.96 m
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Catepillar
  • Model: 3126
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 420hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine Hours: 1708
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 420hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine Hours: 1715
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 840hp
Displacement Type: Half Load


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Downeast, Flybridge



The hull was constructed from a female mold using Airex core with fiberglass and polyester resin.


All structural bulkheads are constructed out of 1/2" or 3/4' marine grade plywood.  Non-structural bulkheads are 3/8" and 1/2" and 1/4" depending on use and location.  All bulkheads will be taped with DBM 1708 and epoxy coated with epoxy fillets.  Structrual bulkheads will be double taped.

Engine Beds:

Engine beds are fiberglass over foam core with 1/2" steel plates glassed inside to bolt engine mounts to .  Laminate is two 1808 and two DB 170 with three 1303 on the top. Drip pan under the engine is integral to the hull and isolated from the rest of the bilge.


Deck is constructed with laminated deck beams under two layers of 1/4" plywood.  The deck beams are varnished and the bottom side of the plywood painted with Matterhorn White Awlgrip. The top of the deck is coated with three layers of epoxy and 10 oz. cloth and faired and painted with Awlgrip.

Cabin House:

The cabin house is constructed like the deck, except the cabin sides are 3/4" and 1/2' marine grade plywood with the insides being varnished teak.  The cabin house top is two layers of 1/4" marine grad plywood.  The house is constructed with exposed teak corner posts and laminated ash deck beams.

Interior Layout

Walking in from the aft deck on Irresistible you are immediately in the main salon.  Through the center double doors, there is a long "L" shape settee to starboard and a barrel chair to port.  The custom salon table has two folding leafs.  The settee converts to create a double berth.  The main electrical panel is in the port aft corner of the salon along with the battery switches.

The galley is to port and make a big "C" for ample working space and storage. Irresistible was built with a beautiful tile board around the counter, custom inset knife holder, foot pumps for both salt and fresh water.  There is drop in refrigeration and lower cupboards for storage.  Nicelyl equipped with a four burner propane stove.

Opposite the galley is a great forward facing sitting area with navigation station. This forward corner has additional storage and a great view with windows all around.  There is a large flat top for charts and or laptop, along with the essential electronics.

Below deck accomodates four adults.  The owners cabin is foward with a walk around queen.  There are port and starboard hanging lockers and drawers as well as long storage shelves.

The guest cabin is to port.  There is an upper and lower berth outboard.  There is storage in the side table and below the lower berth.

Across the hall to starboard is the head and shower. Simple, yet perfectly balanced with form and function. Good size sink and space in the head area.  The shower is also a good size and has a nice varnished teak bench and teak grate on the sole.




Irresistible has a fully enclosed flybridge with two pedestal seats and a "L" shape settee with table.  The captains chair is centered with all the navigation and engine controls comfortable located within arms reach.  There is a varnished teak helm on a Destroyer wheel.

The settee cushions and canvas are both light blue.  The table is teak and varnished in high gloss with two large folding leafs.

It is such a great place to sit and cruise with high 360 degree views.

Navigation Equipment and Electronics

Nav. Station:

  • Chart table
  • Garmin GPSMAP 225 chartplotter
  • Raymarine Autohelm Series
  • iCOM VHF Marine


  • Ritchie compass
  • Raytheon Radar
  • Raymarine ST60+ Speed
  • Raymarine ST60+ Wind
  • Raytheon ST6000+ Autopilot
  • Northstar Navigator
  • Raymarine Depth
  • iCOM VHF marine IC-M504
  • 2XCat Digital Panels
  • Garmin GPSMAP 225
  • 2XRacor guages
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.

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