MOOSE has a traditional "Down East" cruiser configuration built to ABS and ABYC standards. However, the artful lines drawn by Chuck Paine and the legendary Maine craftsmanship of Lyman Morse combine to make this rare yacht anything but typical.
Starting forward, the owner's stateroom offers a large vee berth with four storage lockers and drawers under. The joinery is solid African mahogany with book marked drawer faces, finished in a semi-gloss with a high-gloss trim. The effect is that of fine high quality furniture. The ceiling is planked mahogany and the overhead is white with mahogany beams. There is a high quality SS overhead hatch with retractable screen/shade and two SS opening ports with screens.
Moving aft to the main salon, you pass through the unique "Aquarium" etched glass murals that were commissioned by the owner's wife from a well-known marine artist. The panels are backlit creating an exciting display in both cabins. This beautiful piece of art has to be seen to be appreciated.
The main salon has an L-shaped settee upholstered in light green Ultra Suede to port with lockers and bookshelf outboard and storage under. There is a folding table that stores in the head compartment. The table is high gloss burled maple with inlaid mahogany compass rose and mahogany trim.
The galley, to starboard, is equipped with high quality appliances and a beautiful solid granite countertop. There is a SS opening port and a large SS opening hatch with retractable screen/shade above for excellent ventilation. There are also two SS dorade vents in the cabin overhead.
Aft to starboard is the head compartment with shower and custom glass bowl sink with etched dolphins. There is a granite countertop and a "Headhunter" Royal Flush electric head and waste system. Four storage lockers provide ample storage.
Aft to port is the electrical panel with cedar hanging locker under, generator controls, water tank gauge, air conditioning controls and stereo system.
Moving up four steps to the cockpit, the helm station is to starboard. There are two Stidd multi adjustable seats upholstered in light tan calf skin P&S for the helmsman and the pilot. There is a large L-shaped settee aft to port and a teak storage locker to starboard with a small ice chest for drinks. There is a custom teak folding table for the settee that is stored under the settee in a custom, padded bag. The classic "Bass" style windshield is trimmed in high-gloss varnished teak as is the hard top. There are 3 overhead opening SS hatches providing excellent ventilation. The hard top and the folding side and aft curtains provide excellent weather protection. The cockpit and aft deck are finished with ¾" teak decks. Between the helm seats is the engine room hatch. The engine room is well lit and all the major systems are easily accessible.
The large aft deck offers a classic, forward facing, teak transom seat and a large aft facing bench seat with inflatable dingy storage under. A folding teak table for the aft deck is stored under the aft facing bench seat. There is a custom built outboard motor storage drawer in the transom under the teak seat. Just forward of the transom door is a hot and cold shower. There are two deck hatches with storage for fenders and shore power cables. The storage boxes are removable allowing excellent access to the Northern Lights generator and Hamilton Jet Drives. The transom door leads to a large swim platform with retractable cleats for dingy boarding.
Equipped with dual Hamilton HJ-292 Jet Drives with Blue Arrow control system. This system completely automates the jet controls and allows operator to override standard throttles, shifters and steering. The system has a joystick and a mouse control for docking operations.
- (2) Cummins QSB 5.9 425 hp engines with 750 hours
- Reverse oil change system
- 4 Racor 75900 Fuel Filter / water separators
- Pressure fresh water system with accumulator tank
- SS Hot Water Heater (12 gal)
- Engine room extraction fans
- Marine Air - Reverse Cycle air-conditioning
- Bow Thruster side power SP55 SI
- Pro mariner Galvonic Isolator
- Head Hunter "Royal Flush" waste system with monitors
- Water tank gauge
12v DC general house service consisting of three 8D capacity Northstar batteries. 130 amp alternator belt driven off engine for house system.
Mastervolt 3 step charger 60 AH. Two engine of 4D each (12v). Each engine has a dedicated factory supplied alternator for its respective batteries. Emergency crossover switch. Optima battery for generator start, charged by its alternator.
Three (3) 8D house batteries (12v)
Two (2) 4D starting (12v)
1 - Optima for generator (12v)
The alternating current system is 120v AC supplied by shore connections. Equipment such as air conditioning pumps, battery chargers, etc, is a nominal 110 VAC wherever possible. Outlets and certain appliances, e.g. microwave, headhunter system, etc., are connected to an inverter bus for operation from the 12DC system during moored quiet operation. A manual switch allows the inverter to come online.
Shore connections are in the side of the port seat in the aft cockpit. 110v 50amp connectors. Mastervolt 3000 inverter for outlets, microwave, headhunter system, etc. 120 VAC main distribution panel.
Northern Lights 5.0 kW Generator.
There are three alternators--one for each engine starting batteries and a large one for the house system. A share system supplies 110 voltage to the chargers through the panel. An inverter is also available to change 12v power to 110.
Each engine has one 4D Lifeline battery for starting--located in engine room. House system has three Northstar batteries.
A Mastervolt charger 60 amp supplies the three step charging. All systems are able to be switched over to backup the other systems. Engine alternators are able to be used for the house.
The electrical system is an isolated ground system. There is a galvanic isolator installed in the shore power system.
There is a Mastervolt 3000 watt inverter. The inverter supplies the 110 outlets primarily, microwave.
The hull is built using the SCRIMP process of resin infusion. Composite e-glass and kevlar. The deck is built using hand laid fiberglass and Dow 411-700 vinylester resin.
Foredeck and cabin top are beige Awlgrip with nonskid walkways. Cockpit, aft deck and swim platform are ¾" solid teak over fiberglass. There is a solid teak toe rail with mooring chocks forward, two Spring line cleats P&S, two aft cleats and two folding cleats on the swim platform.
- 35lb CQR anchor
- 200' 5/16" hi-strength anchor chain
- Maxwell Etch Windlass
- Salt water wash down on foredeck
- Fresh water wash down on aft deck
- Custom inflation-deflation air pump for dinghy in aft deck locker
Moose has had very limited use and still shows as new. She has been stored indoors since new and was not used for approximately half of her life (Stored indoors for 4 years). This is an exquisite example of a the highest quality "Down East" builder, Lyman Morse. Fast, Sea Kindly and a head turner. Priced for a quick sale at a fraction of her $1.6M cost to build.